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Gunning for God: Troy, N.Y. pastor to hold church raffle for AR-15-type rifle
New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, March 6, 2014 9:27 PM | Glenn Bain and Rich Schapiro

Posted on 03/09/2014 5:04:42 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Praise the Lord—and pass the ammunition!

An upstate pastor is planning to give away an unholy raffle prize at an upcoming service: an AR-15 assault rifle.

“We’re honoring gun owners and hunters,” the Rev. John Koletas, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Troy, told the Daily News. “And we’re being a blessing and a help to people who have been attacked, viciously attacked, by socialists and anti-Christian people—the politicians and the media.” […]

“I think it’s sending the wrong message entirely,” said the Rev. Willie Bacote, a pastor of Missing Link AME Zion Church in Troy and a prominent anti-gun advocate.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: ar15; banglist; gracebaptistchurch; raffle; troy

1 posted on 03/09/2014 5:04:42 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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2 posted on 03/09/2014 5:09:46 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Olog-hai

Luke 22:36 Then said he 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.


3 posted on 03/09/2014 5:10:59 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE! --- ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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To: Olog-hai

HA! I LOVE IT !!


4 posted on 03/09/2014 5:11:27 PM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

I like Proverbs 22:3

The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.

I find the numbering of the verse especially ironic.


5 posted on 03/09/2014 5:14:26 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Chode

“An unholy raffle prize.”
When are these boneheads going to understand that a weapon is mindless metal and plastic.It is an extention of the person holding it,and there is where the good or evil lives.


6 posted on 03/09/2014 5:19:01 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Olog-hai
I think it’s sending the wrong message entirely,” said the Rev. Willie Bacote, a pastor of Missing Link AME Zion Church in Troy and a prominent anti-gun advocate..."

Honest, you can't make this stuff up.

7 posted on 03/09/2014 5:22:35 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Farmer Dean
When are these boneheads going to understand that a weapon is mindless metal and plastic.It is an extention of the person holding it,and there is where the good or evil lives.

I expect that these boneheads will understand that on the LAST DAY of our existence...and not a second sooner.

I've seen and read enough murder mysteries to know that death can be caused by a myriad of things, not simply a mere gun.

As you so rightly say: the good and evil lies with the person HOLDING the gun. That person has the God-given SOUL, right along with FREE WILL.

8 posted on 03/09/2014 5:23:46 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: moovova
Missing Link

HAR, HAR, HAR! Good one!

We gotta lot of "missing links" around here.
Remember: We gotta lot of buffas here!!! (Godfather)

9 posted on 03/09/2014 5:26:39 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Farmer Dean
100% and the mutt that made that statement, prolly doesn't even believe in God... just some atheist L#M whore
10 posted on 03/09/2014 5:29:04 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

Next question: Would Jesus carry an AR-15 if he were alive today?


11 posted on 03/09/2014 5:38:50 PM PDT by Vinylly
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depends on what part of Israel he was going to... if the west bank, prolly would or at least on of the 12 with him
12 posted on 03/09/2014 5:44:28 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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He kicked the money-changers out of the temple and I believe he would not disapprove if we had to shoot a bunch of enemy combatants in order to save the lives of women and children from gory deaths at the hands of islamists and marxists who are both anti-Christian.
Imagine if we had let the enemy bowl us over in WWII?
We are in a war NOW with those who wish to use us as slaves or kill us.
Yeah, the AR 15 is necessary.


13 posted on 03/09/2014 6:35:23 PM PDT by doc maverick
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To: Olog-hai

Why are liberals upset with this raffle? I thought they were in favor of background checks.


14 posted on 03/09/2014 6:51:47 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Vinylly

If Gandhi was here today he might!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ega5Rcct2s


15 posted on 03/09/2014 7:01:07 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Olog-hai

The BIBLE had a passage about having weapons, so I guess we should have weapons to defend ourselves.


16 posted on 03/09/2014 7:13:57 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: moovova

Rev . Bacote I guess wants others unarmed so the youth of his AME church can rob white people.


17 posted on 03/09/2014 7:31:48 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: Chode

Does one have to be a member?


18 posted on 03/09/2014 8:26:16 PM PDT by onedoug
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don't know... it's on the other side of albany
19 posted on 03/09/2014 8:31:30 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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Missing Link AME Zion Church? Are you kidding me?


20 posted on 03/09/2014 10:38:46 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Olog-hai

How can you believe there’s a “missing link” and believe God made man?


21 posted on 03/09/2014 10:39:17 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Jack Hydrazine

LOL! I never saw that before.


22 posted on 03/10/2014 5:53:44 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I think it was translated into Hindi a few years ago and the Indian Hindus became very upset about it.


23 posted on 03/10/2014 7:54:43 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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