This is going to drive liberals nuts.
At least one church is actually encouraging its congregants to arrive to service armed following the recent massacre in Texas.
Now, folks don’t have to show up to this church with a gun, but a sign prominently situated out front informs all visitors that if they aren’t comfortable with those sitting next to them being armed, well, perhaps it’s better to find another place to worship.
Via the New York Post:
“We are not a gun-free zone,” reads the latest sign in front of the Lighthouse Mexico Church of God in Oswego County, which is about 30 minutes north of Syracuse, according to Spectrum News.
The church — which describes itself as the “Most upbeat church in Upstate New York!” — features the same pro-gun message on its website, and adds “we protect our people!”
Church pastor Ronald Russell says he’s been allowing firearms in the house of worship since white supremacist Dylann Roof gunned down nine black church-goers in Charleston in 2015.
“People say ‘well, pastor, you’re talking about killing some,’ and I say ‘well, if I don’t protect my people, I’m being complicit.’ A shooting here, that’s not going to happen,” he told the news outlet.
He put the new sign up this week to remind his flock of the open-carry policy after shooter Devin Kelley murdered 26 people at a small church in Texas over the weekend.
“Times are changing,” he said.