God Wants You to Bring Guns to Church in Louisiana
July 7, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Guns, God and Gays have always been the so-called “three-Gs” representing the most important issues to residents in Southern states. The first two they like a real lot, the third not to much. Now, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is cleverly combining the first two Gs, by allowing parishioners to carry heat in church, to form an elite Christian security force, after completing eight-hours of training.
According to the report in the Times-Picayune, Rep. Henry Burns, the sponsor of House Bill 1272, otherwise known as the “gun-in-church” bill, says armed worshipers are needed at church services to ward off criminal elements:
“Burns contended that religious institutions in crime-ridden or “declining neighborhoods” need the added protection to ward off thieves and muggers.”
After training and with a proper permit, worshipers will be allowed to carry concealed weapons to religious services.
“Burns’ bill would authorize persons who qualified to carry concealed weapons having passed the training and background checks to bring them to churches, mosques, synagogues or other houses of worship as part of a security force.”
“The pastor or head of the religious institution must announce verbally or in weekly newsletters or bulletins that there will be individuals armed on the property as members of he [sic] security force. Those chosen have to undergo eight hours of tactical training each year.”
Houses of worship will also be permitted to hire armed security guards under the new law.
Religious institutions can begin arming their Christian warriors on August 15.
Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Billy Hathorn/First Baptist Church of Gibsland, LA