Thursday, July 8, 2010

What Would Jesus Carry?

In Louisiana, you can now add weaponry to your Sunday-go-to-meeting ensemble.

Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law one of the more controversial bills from the recent legislative session, one allowing guns to be carried into houses of worship.

Including the “gun-in-church” bill, House Bill 1272 by Rep. Henry Burns, R-Haughton, Jindal has signed into law 940 of the 1,067 bills the Legislature sent him, vetoed 12, and used his pen to line-item spending measures in four different budget bills.

Burns’ bill would authorize persons who qualified to carry concealed weapons having passed the training and background checks to bring them to churches, mosques, synagogues or other houses of worship as part of a security force.

As Melissa points out, the recent history of guns and churches has been that of religious conservatives going to churches and shooting people who held political views they didn’t like.

This says much more about our nation’s pathological obsession with guns than it does about security.