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God and Glocks: Why Churches Should Not be Gun Free Zones
Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2007 | Doug Giles

Posted on 12/21/2007 9:29:32 PM PST by neverdem

Seems like the whiny babies among us have decided to lethally arm themselves and take out their post-pubescent “nobody likes me” rage on innocent people in schools, shopping malls and now . . . churches.

Yes, in the last ten days we have seen Napoleon Dynamite look alike Robert Hawkins kill eight innocent people at a mall in Omaha and then blow his own head off. Here’s an aside . . . Why can’t these warped records start with killing themselves? I think I speak for all Americans when I say, hey psychopathic mass-murdering jackass who intends to kill others and commit suicide: Do us all a favor and start with suicide. Begin there, with your death, okay?

Moving from the shopping malls to the hallowed halls of the Church, this past weekend we saw the brutal slaying of Christians at New Life Church and at a YWAM training center in Colorado. The culprit? Matthew Murray, a twenty-four-year-old pathetic toad.

I’m sorry. I’ve got to apologize. I sound way too harsh, don’t I? Y’know I really shouldn’t be so judgmental—especially since I’ve just received some pertinent information about why Matt killed four innocent people and wounded multiple others.

I just found out that Murray grew up in rather harsh conditions. Yep, it seems that young Matt was living at home with his mommy and his neurosurgeon daddy in the lap of frickin’ luxury in an opportunity-rich environment. Wow. Who could handle all that stress?!? That’s enough to make any of us snap.

In addition, I’ve just heard that there were three more major reasons why he was so incensed:

1. His parents wouldn’t let him have the Playboy Channel on his 96” plasma TV (unconfirmed).

2. They limited his text messaging to 200,000 texts per month (unconfirmed).

3. YWAM rejected him three years ago from being a part of their organization for health reasons.

It appears that M-squared had no other recourse but to act out aggressively. Who among us can blame him, huh? That’s enough to push anyone straight over the edge . . . isn’t it? I mean, c’mon . . . think about what he had to slog through in life: Opulence + Parental discipline + Limited cell phone use + A little rejection = Murderous rampage.

What’s that, you say? You think that the above sounds like a bunch of psychobabble and therapeutic twaddle? Yeah, I guess you’re right and that I was correct in being rabidly judgmental after all; he was an idiot, and we all should simultaneously loathe and forget him for what he did. Thank God the media is not giving this turd too much attention.

This latest church shooting serves as a screaming wake up call to all Kum-Ba-Yah pastors, priests and parishioners who haven’t woken up to the violent reality of the 21st century. Our culture has become the Wild West all over again, except this time around the culprits aren’t cowboys but cry babies who have decided to pack it in because life is hard and unfair.

Given that young people are opting for murder verses sucking it up and getting a life, ministers had better morph PDQ from imitating Mr. Rogers to mimicking Clint Eastwood’s character in Pale Rider.

Which brings me to this question, pastor: Exactly what kind of armed arrangement do you have in place when Beavis shows up at your worship service ready to kill congregants because he couldn’t sing in the choir?

What’s the plan, man of God, when some Son of Sam commanded on high by his English-speaking black Labrador enters your comfy Community Church with his 9mm with ten loaded clips?

What are you going to do? Pray? Run? Cower behind the pulpit or under a pew waiting for the cops while the dillweed empties his clip into your crowd? If New Life Church would have done that, Murray, armed with multiple guns and a thousand rounds of ammo, would have made Virginia Tech and Columbine look like a walk in the park.

This is the ultimate What Would Jesus Do query, eh?

I think if Jesus were placed in a similar situation as the New Life Church security guard, he would whip out his Glock and double tap the center mass of any wannabe killer who was attempting to put a bullet in one of his defenseless disciples.

I know that doesn’t fit with your bearded lady, soft focused, Precious Moments figurine version of Jesus that you’ve been worshipping for the last twenty years, but it does square with the Christ of my Bible. (By the way: I read The Redneck Common Sense, Good People Live, Bad People Die version of the Bible. It’s printed in Texas, and you can get a copy at www.You’dBetterWakeTheHellUp.com).

Look, pastor, let me help you out: The job of the shepherd is to serve and protect sheep, and in this permissive, paranormal and “progressive” postmodern milieu that means not only with TLC and sound doctrine but with several semi-autos and some Cor-Bon hollow points. I know it’s not a pleasant thought, and they didn’t tell you this stuff in seminary, but this is the world we live in, and this is the hand we’ve been dealt, so . . . play it like a poker champ. Be relevant.

If you or your church do not know where to begin or would like some advice on how to protect the few or many people in your pastorate, go to www.ChurchSecurityServices.com and have them help you assess your situation and get appropriately armed to the teeth.

Lastly, obviously, I’m thinking as good Christians we should send a message to all the evil Matthew Murrays out there that we are here to help them and will walk them through whatever funky stuff they’re having to field.

However, if you, the struggling and confused guy with guns, won’t let go of your demons, know this: We are watching you, we are prepared for you, and we will have no problem whatsoever dropping you in your tracks as soon as you draw your weapon on innocent people. Yes, the wages of sin is death, and we’re now here to inflict it if you force our hand.

Amen.

Doug Giles’ new book “A Time to Clash: Papers from a Provocative Pastor” is now available. Ann Coulter says "Doug Giles’ A Time to Clash is a substantive and funny tour de force for traditional values.” Doug’s award winning talk show and video blog can be seen and heard at www.ClashRadio.com.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: banglist; churchshooting; newlifechurch; ywam

1 posted on 12/21/2007 9:29:34 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

“This is the ultimate What Would Jesus Do query, eh?”

well, mahatma gumby thought that the Jews in Germany should allow themselves to be murdered.

myself, i’ll go down taking a few with me (ahead of me).


2 posted on 12/21/2007 9:35:41 PM PST by tired1 (responsibility without authority is slavery!)
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To: neverdem
I think if Jesus were placed in a similar situation as the New Life Church security guard, he would whip out his Glock and double tap the center mass of any wannabe killer who was attempting to put a bullet in one of his defenseless disciples.

I disagree. Our Lord and Savior would need but one shot and it would be right between the eyes as He would be The Perfect Shot. Moses got in trouble for double tapping so forgive me if I just can't picture Jesus doubting Himself with making two shots where one will do. The waste of the second shot would be poor stewardship.

3 posted on 12/21/2007 10:04:29 PM PST by PeterFinn (A muslim in the White House would be an Obamination.)
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To: neverdem
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I think we can get back to normal living again after
common sense solultions are implemented and the herd is culled.

4 posted on 12/21/2007 10:07:59 PM PST by Eastbound
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The St James Church Massacre near Cape Town would have been far worse if someone in the congregation did not start shooting back as a one Charl van Wyk did.


5 posted on 12/21/2007 10:31:15 PM PST by Republic_of_Secession.
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To: neverdem

Lu 22:36 Then said he (Jesus) unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.


6 posted on 12/21/2007 10:49:21 PM PST by diverteach
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To: Eastbound

Love this little cartoon, well done.


7 posted on 12/21/2007 11:43:35 PM PST by garylmoore (Faith is the assurance of things unseen.)
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To: Eastbound

That is the coolest!


8 posted on 12/22/2007 5:08:17 AM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. General Creighton Abrams)
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To: Eastbound

victim disarmament zones


9 posted on 12/22/2007 5:28:18 AM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: neverdem
Consider the parable of the Good Samaritan ...what if the Samaritan had arrived at the scene a bit earlier while the robbers were still beating the man? Would the Samaritan have hid until the robbers left and only then helped the man or would he have proceeded to fight the robbers off even to the peril of his own life to save the man?

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends (John 15:13).

10 posted on 12/22/2007 7:28:48 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: neverdem

are you aware of any stats showing per capita crime rates vs. registered gun ownership?


11 posted on 12/22/2007 3:48:24 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (whose spirit is hillary channelling these days?)
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To: neverdem; Squantos; CodeToad; Eaker; Lurker; Dead Corpse; river rat
Great essay!


12 posted on 12/22/2007 4:38:25 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee

When the Deputy asked the Preacher why he carried a 45 acp the Preacher responded because they don’t make a .50......

Well they do now and a .50GI 1911A1 is my BBQ /Sunday go to meeting rig....

http://www.guncrafterindustries.com/


13 posted on 12/22/2007 4:46:20 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. ©)
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To: Squantos

Does that come with wheels?


14 posted on 12/22/2007 4:47:43 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee

Actually is has same exterior dimensions of a 1911A1 and with a larger bore , pretty much less metal in theory......:o)

No ......it is a bit heavier by mere ounces but the 325gr GDHP’s I carry for it add up a bit. Recoil is very manageable as it stays in 800-800fps range.

I like it !

but the price and wait time is the killer !


15 posted on 12/22/2007 4:52:38 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. ©)
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To: Travis McGee; Squantos
Does that come with wheels?

Or it's caisson

16 posted on 12/22/2007 4:59:49 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (you shall know that I, YHvH, your Savior, and your Redeemer, am the Elohim of Ya'aqob. Isaiah 60:16)
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To: Squantos

If you shoot it at the sky, I’ll bet you can see those pumpkin balls gliding away like 40mm.


17 posted on 12/22/2007 5:03:24 PM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: neverdem

Taurus Titanium Ultralite 38 Special +P “Protector” DA/SA Shrouded Hammer, Hydrashocks, Crimson Trace Laser in a Smart Carry Holster, with 1 Speed Loader and CCW license, and a King James Bible. My Sunday go to meeting requirements. Equally prepared to give’m the gospel or give’m hell.


18 posted on 12/22/2007 6:38:17 PM PST by Search4Truth (Hosea 4:6 warns, My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:...)
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To: the invisib1e hand

I would venture to say that the states with the lowest crime rates do not require gun registration.


19 posted on 12/22/2007 6:52:29 PM PST by Nakota
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To: the invisib1e hand
are you aware of any stats showing per capita crime rates vs. registered gun ownership?

Cold Comfort: An Interview with John R. Lott

Lott has found a decrease in violent crime in shall issue concealed carry privilege states.

20 posted on 12/22/2007 7:15:19 PM PST by neverdem (Call talk radio. We need a Constitutional Amendment for Congressional term limits. Let's Roll!)
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To: neverdem

Well, if you can name me a more effective method of smiting the evil...


21 posted on 12/22/2007 7:17:55 PM PST by RichInOC (Jesus is coming back soon...and boy, is He ticked off. [I'm trying to keep it clean.])
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To: neverdem

***Exactly what kind of armed arrangement do you have in place when Beavis shows up at your worship service ready to kill congregants because he couldn’t sing in the choir?***

Easy on Beavis there, buddy.


22 posted on 12/22/2007 7:23:43 PM PST by wastedyears ("I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Squantos

JEEZ, ONLY just under $3000.


23 posted on 12/22/2007 7:26:13 PM PST by wastedyears ("I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: wastedyears

:o)......that is MSRP......I got one 2 years ago for 1900$

Yep they do cost equal to a custom 1911A1.


24 posted on 12/22/2007 7:45:34 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. ©)
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To: diverteach

An excellent article on the Biblical basis for self-defense:

Is the Best Defense a Good Book?

http://davekopel.com/Religion/Is-the-best-defense-a-good-book.pdf


25 posted on 12/22/2007 10:22:50 PM PST by enviros_kill
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To: Nakota
I would venture to say that the states with the lowest crime rates do not require gun registration.

That may be true. But the assertion will prove nothing to skeptics. I'm looking for statistical evidence (and, to objective, I qualify with, "if such exists") that a well armed populace is a lawful populace.

26 posted on 12/23/2007 1:38:09 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (whose spirit is hillary channelling these days?)
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