Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says it’s OK for licensed gun owners can carry their weapons into church.
Is it me or does that seem like the strangest of juxtapositions: guns and houses of worship?
Paxton issued his ruling in the wake of the Sutherland Springs church massacre that left 26 people dead in the worst mass murder in modern Texas history.
I don’t know about you but I am uncomfortable with the idea of guns anywhere near a church sanctuary.
Paxton says churches, of course, have the option of banning guns on their property. I am going to check with the church my wife, son and I attend to see if it allows firearms into its sanctuary. I am going to pray to Almighty God in heaven that it does not.
Texas legislators loosened prohibitions on concealed-carry laws by allowing guns in churches. I am not as opposed to concealed carry legislation as I used to be. I feared shootouts would occur as road rage erupted into gun violence. Silly me. That hasn’t happened.
I just have this aversion to guns in holy places where people worship in the name of the Prince of Peace.
I’ve touched on this before. Here is an earlier post: