Packing Heat in the Pulpit

Earlier this month, the Arkansas State Legislature voted to pass a measure allowing the concealed carry of firearms within houses of worship. The bill was passed in an effort to increase personal security and safety within churches, which were identified as “soft targets.”

Is this a necessity in churches, or is this an over-reaction to the nationwide gun debate?
Does YOUR church allow people to carry concealed firearms?

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About the Author: Matt Steen

I love Jesus, Theresa (my wife), the Redskins & Capitals, and am currently living in Waco, Texas where I am studying the finer points of BBQ (while working on my MDiv and MBA at Baylor University). When not studying, I serve church leaders through MinistryBriefing.com and am the Director of Connections for Harris Creek Baptist Church's Downtown Campus.

  • http://www.facebook.com/drew.wales Drew Wales

    My former church had an armed deacon every Sunday. The idea was prompted by the rise of incidents in church nurseries with abductions and such. It was guarded info and only the deacons on the security team knew who was carrying on any given Sunday.