The Kentucky Baptist Convention wants to “point people to Christ
” by giving away guns at Second Amendment Celebrations hosted across the state.
In the words of spokesman Chuck McAlister the strategy is “outreach to rednecks,” and 1,000 people are expected to attend the next event. To lure the nonreligious into the fold, the churches are offering a handgun, shotgun, or long gun as door prizes. Winners attend church for a photo-op with their new gun, but they must pass a background check before collecting their prize.
McAlister boasted that “unchurched men” in particular will show up because of the gun giveaways, which will in turn offer evangelism opportunities.
And it’s not just in Kentucky. The Rev. John Koletas, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in upstate New York, is raffling off an AR-15 assault rifle at an upcoming service.
“We’re honoring gun owners and hunters,” Koletas told the New York 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.”
Koletas is perhaps best known to locals as the pastor who’s been arrested seven times “on disorderly conduct charges for loud and incessant street-corner preaching.” In each instance, the charges were either dropped or dismissed. Proof that you can't keep God out of courts, schools, or our hearts. SHOUT GLORY!