so your criticism implies that gun ownership is a negative thing, due to the sin it could easily create?
however, the reality of modern day life is that many people perceive a 'need' to possess this 'tool of imminent death', despite the risk that sins could come from it.
it could be said that in order to reduce this risk, the nut job pastor in this story is exploiting the influence he has over his congregation (afterall why would anyone attend his church if they weren't prepared to listen to his words?) to ensure that none of them hazard down a path of murder and sinful destruction.
as whacky as this guy might seem on the surface... is it not merely an act of proactive realism attempting to address a 'potential' problem within most of the households?
could you ever imagine a time when a catholic church promoted a counselling service for abused choir boys or similar such things that gave support by bringing the issue out into the open?
Not implying anything like that since I,like a few here, am a responsible gun owner. What I'm taking about is this pastor involving something that does not belong in church considering how influental the church is and how strongly it goes against abortion and homosexuality. Nutballs don't need anymore excuses to take up the cross for their moral crusade and now that a pastor brings gun into the church, that's just another tool for the holy army against the forces that tempt.