Black Spirituality Religion : Texas pastor says he'll now carry gun while preaching

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    What does the Bible say about guns or weapons in the church?

    Texas pastor says he'll now carry gun while preaching
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    KARMA ALLEN
    Good Morning America

    ... Pastor Jaime Chapa of El Faro Bible Church in Sullivan City, Texas said he will be armed when he preaches to his small congregation of 50, and so will a few of his parishioners.
    "There will be three armed [licensed] persons at all times at every service," Chapa told ABC affiliate KRGV on Monday. "Nobody needs to know who they are, but our church will be protected" ...

    https://www.yahoo.com/gma/texas-pas...gun-while-095405272--abc-news-topstories.html

    Texas pastor says he'll now carry gun while preaching

    A south Texas pastor said he plans to carry a handgun when he preaches in the wake of the Sutherland Springs church massacre. Pastor Jaime Chapa of El Faro Bible Church in Sullivan City, Texas said he will be armed when he preaches to his small...
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    http://www.krgv.com/story/36778454/shooting-prompts-safety-measures-at-sullivan-city-church

    Shooting Prompts Safety Measures at Sullivan City Church

    A pastor said he will be armed during services to protect his parishioners.
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    How will we cross the great divide?
    A former evangelical on gun culture in the Bible Belt

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    ... In February, Trump signed a bill revoking a 2013 measure that blocked people with severe mental illness from buying guns —because our president believes that severe mental illness should not disqualify a person from owning weapons that can spray dozens of dozens of bullets in seconds ...


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    Thanks for that Mr. C. This is already a hot button debate on some other blogs and forums and I want to read what's being said in the contract security industry myself before commenting here. If this becomes a nationwide groundswell there is a lot of money to be made if the professionals convince skittish pastors and their nervous flock to turn security of houses of worship over to them. On another note I thought I read somewhere that he was going to have the church demolished. Also the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas had to lay off a significant number of staff since that mass shooting. Right now Americans as a whole have to be experiencing what has to be close to mass hysteria, everybody seems stressed out and some are obviously suffering from some sort of paranoia and mental trauma from one day to another. If this doesn't stop America will completely go to HELL with itself.
     
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    Not a problem Symbol of America, no, not at all, yvw ... Correct, its scheduled to be demolished and possibly, some of the site will be turned into a memorial garden, pending the congregation's final say.

    Having security in churches is nothing new, however recent church shootings may cause an increase, across the board.

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    I appreciate that update, I know the memorial thing seems to be what the survivors seek. I only wish they could move on and make lemonade by replacing the church with a park for the children. Of course a memorial cornerstone would commemorate those lost but elders sitting on brightly colored park benches, while the mothers of children read a novel while the innocent ones enjoy what life has to offer to the world.
     
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    Good stuff, I'm sure they'll work it out in Sutherland, the heartland of hospitality.

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    You're a good man Mr. C. and I thank you for that.
     
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    'My Heart Breaks': Tearful Worshippers Reunite 1 Week After Texas Church Massacre
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    ... One week after a black-clad gunman stormed its sanctuary, killing 26, members of the community packed a service hosted by the church inside a tent on a ball field about a half-mile away. The first three rows were reserved for church members. Packets of tissues were placed on each seat ...


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/texas-church-holds-1-week-170730463.html

    'My Heart Breaks': Tearful Worshippers Reunite 1 Week After Texas Church Massacre

    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas ― The First Baptist Church won’t be silenced.
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    Texas Church Is Transformed Into Poignant Memorial For Mass Shooting Victims
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    Melissa Jeltsen

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    ... Gone were the pews.

    Instead, 26 handcrafted chairs marked locations where worshippers were fatally shot. Each chair had a name inscribed on the backrest, and a red rose. An audio recording of scripture readings by church staff played on a loudspeaker ...


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/texas-church-transformed-poignant-memorial-000153110.html

    Texas Church Is Transformed Into Poignant Memorial For Mass Shooting Victims

    SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas ― One week after it became the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern Texas shooting, the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs reopened to the public on Sunday.
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