are there pro gun churches?

Discussion in 'Legal and Activism' started by freemaker, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. freemaker

    freemaker New Member

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    I would be interested in knowing if there would be churches that support gun rights in the USA or anywhere.

    I mean Christian churches mainly but any religious groups. I am sure there must be some in the South or Midwest especially and if they would have websites where I could contact them.
     
  2. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    I know of one in Louisville, Ky. but they were taking heat for it at one time. and there is a Jewish one in Ny I believe that does also, and I believe they are connected to Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership.

    JPFO Homepage

    They are in their video No Guns For Jews

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhfLEV1OHdk]YouTube - No Guns for Jews, Trailer[/ame]
     

  3. Jesse17

    Jesse17 New Member

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    Welcome to the forum Freemaker. Usually it's preferred if new guys stop by the introductions section to let us get to know you.

    Shepard's Chapel in Little Rock Arkansas. The preacher carries and says he's had to run trouble makers off the property with it before.

    He also advocates that it's a Christains duty to provide for and protect his family.

     
  4. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    My church is pro gun, my previous church was pro gun. I'm a Christian and I personally wouldn't attend a church that wasn't as the Bible clearly supports private ownership of weapons.


    Welcome to the forum, swing by the introduction area and let everyone know you're here.
     
  5. AIKIJUTSU

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    So far as churches supporting the right of a Christian to defend him/herself, Jesus' 12 disciples were armed. When the Roman soldiers showed up in their miniskirts (and pantyhose?) to arrest Jesus, some of the disciples drew their swords, but Jesus told them to put 'em away. Not because he considered weapons of self-defense to be immoral, but because he knew the disciples would be killed, and would not be able to spread the Gospel. But I guess Jesus would be sickened at the sight of what is going on in America today.
    Too bad Peter wasn't carrying an UZI or an AR.
     
  6. meadville

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    This is just a for what it's worth comment.I know several catholic preists who hunt,as far as the catholic church's attitude on guns, I'll check into that.
     
  7. gregs887

    gregs887 New Member

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    Thanks opaww, that looks interesting. They have that and another movie "No Guns for Negros" on their site.
     
  8. 556plinker

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    The mens group in our church usually has one or two shoots a year. PRO 2A has never been a sermon topic to date. If an anti-2A sermon ever came up though, I'm afraid I would probably have to rise up and make a "Make a proclaimation of faith". The 501c3's (and most are) have effectively sold their soul with regards to political activism....unless of course they are leftist.
     
  9. Win73

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    Actually it is good that Peter wasn't carrying an UZI or an AR. If he had prevented Jesus from being arrested and dying to pay the penalty for our sins, we would have no chance for heaven.

    But back to the subject of this thread. I carry in church. At least one of the deacons carries in church. Possibly others also carry. Our pastor knows it and supports it.

    And, yes, Jesus disciples carried swords, the equivalent then of a handgun today.
     
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  10. AIKIJUTSU

    AIKIJUTSU New Member

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    More power to you. If the new South Carolina law passes, churches will not legally be able to ban guns. Maybe that will slow down the dirtbags who show up in places where they know they can rob, rape, and murder with no resistance.
     
  11. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    Pink Pistols Splash Page

    I don't know about many churches that support gun-rights, but I do know this list of anti-gun religious groups. Some I know for a fact and some I have to go by the list from PinkPistol

    American Jewish Committee - Home - American Jewish Committee
    American Jewish Congress - American Jewish Congress: American Jewish Congress: Homepage
    Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America -
    The Bible Holiness Movement, International -
    B?nai B?rith - B'nai B'rith International - The Global Voice of the Jewish Community ?
    B?nai B?rith Women -
    Central Conference of American Rabbis - CCAR - Home
    Church of the Brethren - Church of the Brethren Network
    Congress of National Black Churches, Inc. - http://www.cnbc.org
    Episcopal Church, USA -
    Episcopal Church, Washington Office -
    Interfaith Neighbors -
    Jesuit Conference, Office of Social Ministries -
    Jewish Community Center Association -
    Jewish Labor Committee -
    Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America -
    Mennonite Central Committee, Washington Office -
    National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA -
    National Council of Jewish Women Inc. -
    NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby -
    Presbyterian Church USA, Social Justice and Peacemaking Ministry Unit -
    Southern Christian Leadership Conference -
    St. Louis University -
    Union of American Hebrew Congregations -
    Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Religious Action Center -
    Unitarian Universalist Association -
    United Church of Christ, Office for Church and Society* -
    United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society -
    United States Catholic Conference -
    United States Catholic Conference, Dept. of Social Development -
    United Synagogues of America -
    World Spiritual Assembly, Inc. -

    In my opinion, it would appear, that the conservative, ?Religious Right,? Republican, sector of the nation?s leadership.? Is no more in favor of the 2nd Amendment, or an ?Individual Right to a Self-defense,? than the, left leaning, socialistic, Democrats. ?Perhaps it is time, to start looking at, thinking about, and voting for the Libertarian Party?s candidates.?

    I would also add some of the words of Jesus on this subject, as it seems they have been mis-represented by our religious leaders, for all too long now:
    ?Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I am come not to send peace, but a sword.? - Jesus, in Matthew 10:34, the Holy Trinity Version, Catholic Bible (1951), and the King James Version.

    ?But now, let him who has a purse take it, and likewise a wallet; and let him who hath no sword, let him sell his tunic and buy one.? - Jesus, in Luke 22:36, the Holy Trinity Version, Catholic Bible (1951), and the King James Version. [rf].
     
  12. culdee

    culdee New Member

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    yes

    My church. I am a Culdee (Celtic priest) and I welcome you with open arms to bring your arms, anytime. God Bless.