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Detroit Pastors Packing Heat

sv_libertarian

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DETROIT — The Rev. Lawrence Adams teaches his flock at the Westside Bible Church to turn the other cheek. Just in case, though, the 54-year-old retired police lieutenant also wears a handgun under his robe.
Adams is one of several Detroit clergymen who have taken to packing heat in the pulpit. They have committed their lives to a man who preached nonviolence and told followers to love their enemies. But they also say it's up to them to protect their parishioners in church.
 
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I'm not a "man of the cloth" of any denomination... and, although I only have a sketchy memory of my long ago readings of the Bible (newer version back in the early '80's) I do recall some bits that folks seem to not pay much attention to....

Can't recall the verse but there is mention of "sell your garment and buy a sword" and.. "beat your plowshares into swords"...

Swords in that day were the guns of today and I personally believe that God fully intends for His children to use the weapons of the day to protect themselves from evil when evil comes to visit.

Evil is no respecter of time or place in it's search for victims. Evil holds no respect even for God's house here on earth.
 

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I have recently stared a blog at WhyGunControl.blogspot.com that encourages anti-gunners to take a second look at the issue, and maybe become gunners themselves, or at least respect others rights to bear arms.

I am in the process of writing an article about the ministers and private school principles who conceal carry.

I would appreciate supporting information on the number of pastors who do so. If you would be willing to go on record or even give some data anonymously, I would appreciate it.

Thank you.
 

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Welcome to OCDO. I see you have at least been using the search function, and we appreciate that, however, you might do better to start a new thread on the topic.

Personally, I am hesitant to attend a church that does not practice what they preach by not bearing arms.
 

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Im not a pastor or anything even near one, but my kids tell me I preach too much

and I have been know to tote one or two guns at a time!:uhoh:
 
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sprinklerguy28

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Several months ago I switched churches. My previous church allowed CC only. My new church, Paradox Church, in Warren respects the right to carry OC or CC. They also advertise my CPL classes and MOC events at their information table that is setup when you first walk in. We are also currently working on a training class for multiple churches and denominations. The goal is to educate everyone on the laws, even if they choose to not carry.
 

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You are allowed to cary in your church as long as you are the pastor ( OR ) if your pastor etc... gives you permission

Bronson is correct in some churches the board does make the rules, the preacher is only a spritual advisor ..
 
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You are allowed to cary in your church as long... your pastor etc... gives you permission

Only if the Pastor is the presiding official. In some churches there is a board of directors or some equivalent that handles secular affairs while the Pastor/Minister/Priest only deals with spiritual matters.

Bronson
 

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You are allowed to cary in your church as long as you are the pastor ( OR ) if your pastor etc... gives you permission

Actually, you may be the pastor, but you may not carry if there is a prohibition on carry from your higher church management or ownership.

That being said, my question still is unanswered by your response:
For those of you indicating you are, will become, or know a pastor who carries . . . are or will the church-goers allowed to be lawfully armed as well?
 
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