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Pastor Asks Members To Bring Guns To Church
AP Report ^ | June 04, 2009

Posted on 06/04/2009 9:58:12 PM PDT by Steelfish

Pastor asks members to bring guns to church Says it's a good way for his Ky. flock to celebrate Independence Day

Ken Pagano, pastor of New Bethel Church in Louisville, Ky., says America wouldn't exist without God and firearms.

Thurs., June 4, 2009

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A Kentucky pastor is inviting his flock to bring guns to church to celebrate the Fourth of July and the Second Amendment.

New Bethel Church is welcoming "responsible handgun owners" to wear their firearms inside the church June 27, a Saturday. An ad says there will be a handgun raffle, patriotic music and information on gun safety.

"We're just going to celebrate the upcoming theme of the birth of our nation," said pastor Ken Pagano. "And we're not ashamed to say that there was a strong belief in God and firearms — without that this country wouldn't be here."

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: banglist; churchshooting; pastor

1 posted on 06/04/2009 9:58:12 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Wasn’t bringing your guns to church a frontier tradition back in the day? Simple good manners and common sense when injuns or bandits might strike at any time?

I’ll leave aside the Southern feuding tradition, a la “Huckleberry Finn”.


2 posted on 06/04/2009 10:05:08 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: Steelfish

Praise the Lord and pass the ammo


3 posted on 06/04/2009 10:06:21 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: Steelfish

Reverend Ken sounds like my kind of folks!


4 posted on 06/04/2009 10:08:40 PM PDT by PizzaDriver (an heinleinian/libertarian)
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To: Steelfish

Oh, and just to complete the political incorrectness, don’t forget tobacco products. Wear a shirt with a target on it, as the left will have a field day.


5 posted on 06/04/2009 10:09:03 PM PDT by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly. 2 Cor. 10:3-5)
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To: stainlessbanner

Piece Be With You.


6 posted on 06/04/2009 10:13:36 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: Steelfish

Right on Reverend. Now if we could just get the rest of the 501C(3) neutered pastors to pick up that banner the country would be much safer.


7 posted on 06/04/2009 10:17:21 PM PDT by SkipW
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To: Steelfish
John Phillips, an Arkansas pastor who was shot twice while leading a service at his former church in 1986, said a house of worship is no place for firearms.

"A church is designated as a safe haven, it's a place of worship," said Phillips, who was shot by a church member's relative for an unknown reason and still has a bullet lodged in his spine. "It is unconscionable to me to think that a church would be a place that you would even want to bring a weapon."

Apparently, this particular church also requires you to leave your sense of irony at home...

8 posted on 06/04/2009 10:41:36 PM PDT by Skibane
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To: oprahstheantichrist
Wear a shirt with a target on it, as the left will have a field day.

Yeah, so? Only wusses live their lives worrying about what the Leftards have to say. Besides, they're wearing targets, too, and we're better shots!

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

9 posted on 06/04/2009 10:46:47 PM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? Go to www.myspace.com/rockfromtheright)
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To: Steelfish

I think a lot of folks carry at my church including myself.


10 posted on 06/04/2009 10:54:21 PM PDT by prophetic (God, let 0Bama and his evil plans for this country fail & let him be utterly disgraced like HAMAN!!)
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To: prophetic

I wouldn’t attend a church that forbids me the right to protect myself and family. And,... The only place I ever lost control of a firearm was in church. I dropped my S&W Airweight in front of God and everybody else...


11 posted on 06/05/2009 2:17:39 AM PDT by chadwimc (Proud to be an infidel ! Allah fubar !!!)
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To: sinanju

my father in law does. it’s a big church and he teaches kids in sunday school. they actually have cops at the church and they don’t have to worry about going downstairs they know my father in law is taking care of business


12 posted on 06/05/2009 2:24:22 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: Steelfish

Here is the church’s website. If you look on the left side of the site, you will hear a sermon about self-defense.

http://www.newbethelworship.org/


13 posted on 06/05/2009 2:15:34 PM PDT by greatdefender (If You Want Peace.....Prepare For War)
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To: Steelfish
Bookmark
14 posted on 06/06/2009 10:25:03 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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