Seriously WTF? Below is a local congregations notice for an “Open Carry Celebration.” It has been advertised all over the place. You get to walk around at this picnic with a holstered, unloaded gun as you buy a raffle ticket for a handgun give away. What does this say about this communities understanding of God?
I am pleased that this ad touts the event as a celebration of the first & second amendment rights. Why can’t we celebrate all of the Bill of Rights? I wonder if this community would support the equal rights to same-sex partners. So you will protect my right to carry a gun and practice a narrow religion but you will not protect the rights for all to unify in love and peace. I have a problem with the exclusive support of certain rights of others and the exclusion of some citizens in those rights.
So is Jesus up in there cleaning his rifle? I have a BIG problem with this flyer! It is billing the event as a church service. To me this means worship. Who the phuck worships with a weapon on their side? This flyer is an abomination to the Sermon on the Mount!!! They would not dare hold that this reactionary event [an over reaction to the perceived threat from Obama to gun ownership & those that challenge the religious freedom of all in demanding equal rights to all] is an abomination. Those that hold this event are in the chosen, the elect and I and others like me are on the outside.
This is another example of why the conversation between religious “right” and religious “left” is difficult. Both sides hold a truth in opposition to each other. I cannot speak to someone that holds my faith as invalid or a person that holds that I am inferiorly reading the scriptures. There is no room for conversation when I am personally attacked by the mongering attitude that demands an utter black & white as it fails to embrace the mystery and complexity of Gods creative power.
I just may show up with a pair of holstered squirt guns and ass-less chaps.