Guns for Jesus

It’s called an Open Carry Church Service and not only does the Valley Station Road Church want you to carry your gun to church, they’ll give you an opportunity to win a handgun and listen to operators of gun stores and firing ranges while enjoying patriotic music. A red font resembling splattered blood is used on a promo poster, but it’s not meant to glorify bloodshed. The main impetus? Fear Obama will restrict guns.

Valley Station Church to Hold Gun Service

I love it that they insist the red bloodshed font is just “a font that somebody developed”, nothing more.

I’m looking at their website right now. It states the purpose for their church is growth in grace and “empowering people for service”. Their goals for 2009 include Ministry Outside the Box and Creating a Culture. The sermon available for download is “Greater Love” as in, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends”. In the news article the pastor states, “Not every church is pacifistic,” so I guess this greater love thing is down the order of “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends in a glorious gun battle blaze of glory”?

Now, I think I’m going to watch something intentionally ironic.

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Juli Kearns

Juli Kearns is the author of Thunderbird and the Ball of Twine and Unending Wonders of a Subatomic World (or) In Search of the Great Penguin. She is also an artist/photographer, and the person behind the web alter of "Idyllopus Press".

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