Since empty promises of eternal life and threats of eternal punishment for non-compliance weren’t getting the job done for church attendance, a Kentucky church has a new idea: gun giveaways!
In an effort its spokesman has described as “outreach to rednecks,” the Kentucky Baptist Convention is leading “Second Amendment Celebrations,” where churches around the state give away guns as door prizes to lure in the unchurched in hopes of converting them to Christ.
As many as 1,000 people are expected at the next one, on Thursday at Lone Oak Baptist Church in Paducah, where they will be given a free steak dinner and the chance to win one of 25 handguns, long guns and shotguns.
“We’ll give you immortality!”
“Meh, I’m gonna stay home and watch Duck Dynasty.”
“How about a chance at winning a gun?”
“Well shoot! Now yer speakin’ my language!”
This is apparently not a new practice.
The goal is to point people to Christ….by giving them guns? I fail to see the correlation. I guess once you think a Middle Eastern man was white and that his dad’s acts of mass murder were really expressions of love, this isn’t much of a stretch:
The goal is to “point people to Christ,” the church says in a flier. Chuck McAlister, an ex-pastor, master storyteller and former Outdoor Channel hunting show host who presides at the events as the Kentucky Baptist Convention’s team leader for evangelism, said 1,678 men made “professions of faith” at about 50 such events last year, most in Kentucky.
They would give evidence, but it seems they have much less evidence available to give away than guns. You go to war with the tools you have, as they say.
This comment was left on my facebook and it had to be shared:
This isn’t going to stop until one of these phony preachers just says out loud “Look, you’re stupid. I know that and everyone else knows it too. Now give me your money and do what I say”.