God, Guns and Good Ole Boys: Churches Give Out Guns To Point People To Christ, Who Loves Us and Wants Us To Be Well-Armed

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Abby Zimet

Oh Lord, save us. In what they proudly call "outreach to rednecks" and "affinity evangelism,"
Kentucky Baptists are holding "Second Amendment Celebrations" where churches around the state offer a free steak dinner and the chance to win one of 25 guns to "unchurched" young men willing to accept "there is only one path to know the God who made the great outdoors, and that is through his son, Jesus Christ," who preached about peace, empathy, forgiveness and loving your neighbor but was probably also really into guns. As many as 1,000 people are expected at the next "faith and firearms" event, to be held Thursday at Lone Oak Baptist Church in Paducah just down the road from a school shooting in 1997 that killed three kids and wounded five, probably because they didn't have enough guns at the school, because, really, can we ever have enough? We are doomed.

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