If our country ever becomes so chaotic, like in the case of a nuclear attack, and martial law was enacted, Homeland Security in Louisiana has a solution.
Jeff Ferrell of KSLA news says this:
For the clergy team, one of the biggest tools that they will have in helping calm the public down or to obey the law is the bible itself, specifically Romans 13. Dr. [Durell] Tuberville elaborated, “because the government’s established by the Lord, you know. And, that’s what we believe in the Christian faith. That’s what’s stated in the scripture.”
Yes, that’s what we need in times of panic: Someone who can recite Scripture.
Who exactly are these pastors going to help? Atheists will most likely ignore them. People of other religious faiths won’t take kindly to being told what to do or how to act from a Christian leader. Some Christians will see all this as the End Times, anyway…
Here’s a PDF of a pastors’ training manual in these situations. There are a number of things these pastors are called to do which are outside their areas of expertise. There are reasons psychologists have degrees. Let’s use them instead.
Or why don’t we invest instead in people who can transport others to safer places? Or people who can help deliver medicine? Or people who can help those who are physically injured?
You can see video of the news report here.
(Thanks to Robin for the link!)
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