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MONDAY, NOV 26, 2012  |  9 comments
Churches offering concealed-carry weapons training to attract members

In an effort to increase membership, a number of U.S. churches — including the Church of Christ congregation in this rural village 30 miles north of Columbus — are offering an unconventional public service: Concealed weapons training.

“Church has done a good job with coffee klatsches or whatever, but we haven’t really reached out to guys,” said Jeff Copley, a preacher at the church. “And guys in Morrow Country, they shoot and they hunt.”

Hundreds of students have enrolled in the 10-hour course, which meets the state requirements for earning a concealed weapons permit. The training includes two hours on a church member’s private shooting range. ...


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Prag Matisse  Find all comments by Prag Matisse
Concealed Carry Advocate wrote:
Why not? There are card parties, hayrides, and other rather feminine oriented events held by churches all over the U. S. Why not concealed carry class?

Bravo to the forward-thinking Christian, who put this together. I hope it's a huge success!

Why not? For the same reason that makes all your effeminate programs just as sinful.

sarah wrote:
Phi 1:18 But so what? Just this—that in every way, whether by false or true motives, the Messiah is being proclaimed. Because of this, I rejoice and will continue to rejoice.
In every way? So why not use concealed carry guns to go out into the highways and byways and then produce them to compel them to come to Christ?

Convert or die policies have been used before, and have proven very effective in the history of religion. Consider the North African churches.

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News Item11/28/12 10:10 PM
sarah | arizona  Contact via emailFind all comments by sarah
Phi 1:18 But so what? Just this—that in every way, whether by false or true motives, the Messiah is being proclaimed. Because of this, I rejoice and will continue to rejoice.
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News Item11/28/12 7:28 AM
Mike | Florida  Find all comments by Mike
Thanks Jim.
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News Item11/27/12 11:38 PM
Dopey  Find all comments by Dopey
Neil wrote:
Picture this, if you can: "Notice: The Apostle Peter will hold a class in Antioch instructing the saints on how to use the Roman spatha to defend themselves while journeying over hazardous trade routes."
Neil,
thank you for your comment which I just came upon. Having had a sorrowful day for the most part today, I must admit your comment refreshed me for the satire involved made me laugh.

In my view, your comment which rebukes lack of faith by saved people through a satirical picture that is funny is a very good comment. I know that I at times don't exercise the faith that God commands of me and your comment brought that truth back to my mind.

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News Item11/27/12 10:44 PM
Kyle | Connecticut  Find all comments by Kyle
We'll help you beg permission from the state to exercise your second amendment rights in the hope that you'll choose to exercise you're first amendment rights without government permission at our facility.

Yes, it's a shameful marketing ploy.

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News Item11/27/12 2:15 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Mike the Church of Christ and its sister congregations have had erroneous thinking since their beginnings, q.v., The Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement.
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News Item11/27/12 1:51 PM
Neil | Tucson  Find all comments by Neil
Picture this, if you can: "Notice: The Apostle Peter will hold a class in Antioch instructing the saints on how to use the Roman spatha to defend themselves while journeying over hazardous trade routes."
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News Item11/27/12 1:33 PM
Concealed Carry Advocate | Jackson WI  Contact via emailFind all comments by Concealed Carry Advocate
Why not? There are card parties, hayrides, and other rather feminine oriented events held by churches all over the U. S. Why not concealed carry class?

But don't think it's only for guys. Women want to be involved, too, so I would hope it would be offered for everyone.

Protecting oneself with concealed carry handguns is becoming more and more important to more and more people. Gun safety, range practice, and even tactical training are very important, whether you ever need to use your weapon or not.

Bravo to the forward-thinking Christian, who put this together. I hope it's a huge success!

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News Item11/26/12 10:50 AM
Mike | Florida  Find all comments by Mike
Dont get me wrong.. I love guns. But this is a rural seeker driven alternative to the gospel. What happend to the Great Commission? To go out. These men are not interested in hearing the gospel.. They will be talking about guns. The preacher needs to put down his copy of the " seeker driving church by Rick warren and bill hybel " and start making disciples.
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