Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Two gay churches just all MN congregations less safe.

Any church that advertises gay friendliness on their website must be a serious one. Like this and this. It must be their authority on tolerance and understanding and their quest for special status that allows them to justify making the other few thousand Minnesota churches a little less safe:
A church may ban guns from its entire property despite the law passed earlier this year that allows Minnesotans to carry a weapon in public, a Hennepin County District Court judge has ruled.

The state law, which allows most law-abiding adults who have had gun training to carry a weapon, required churches to post a government-authored sign at their doors in order to ban weapons from their sanctuaries. The law also made it difficult for churches to ban guns from their parking lots and rental spaces.

Churches in Edina and St. Paul challenged the law.
I'm sure they'll have a celebration parade.

Recall this recently from Texas:
HONEY GROVE, Texas (AP) A gunman killed four people near a small-town church, then killed himself early Monday after a nine-hour standoff with police, authorities said.

Police said witnesses told them that A.P. Crenshaw, who lived across the street from the Sash Assembly of God church, exchanged words in the church parking lot Sunday night with church member Wes Brown, who asked Crenshaw to leave.

Crenshaw returned a short time later and shot Brown, 61, at close range, and then shot the pastor, James Armstrong, 42, the witnesses said. Deputies found both men dead in a grassy area next to the church parking lot, Fannin County Sheriff Kenneth Moore said. He said it didn’t appear that they were shot inside the church, as initially reported.

Crenshaw then drove to a nearby intersection, where he shot at a truck towing a horse trailer and then killed two women after they tried vainly to flee from the truck and hide, witnesses told police.

“The witnesses said they could hear the women screaming,” Moore said.

“We believe it was just random,” Moore said of the women’s slayings. “They were just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
When will someone be "in the right place at the right time", able to defend themselves with something more than a scream? What happened in Texas can more easily happen in Minnesota, now that churches can advertise that their congregation doesn't have a gun on their person or in their car.

It's a great day to be a criminal in Minnesota. If I were a certified low-life, I'd drive the car I stole through all church parking lots around my area, making a list of "This Church Bans Guns on These Premises" signs, making note of the service times, especially any after dark. You could be quite sure I'd visit the church during those services, but only make it as far as the parking lot, sniffing around for whatever booty can justify spending 4 seconds with a wire hanger or slim jim. While thick with poetic injustice, the strongest means in which I could be legally confronted by anyone on church premises would be with someone swinging a hard-cover Bible, while they scream, "I rebuke you!"

If I were scared enough, I could flee in my stolen car and not have to worry about getting caught, because those same liberal churches would read stories like this and determine it's the fault of the police that criminals fail to yield.

Liberals are great. Especially with some asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes.

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