Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Christians are gunning for kids

So there's this Baptist church in Oklahoma that puts on a yearly summer youth camp to encourage teens to connect more with God.  Last year the camp included a shooting competition.  Well apparently a local news channel reported that the church wanted to really encourage turnout this year, so they spent $800 to buy an AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle to give away to some lucky camp goer. 

Yes, an AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle:

AR-15 SP1

To give to a Christian teen summer camper.  Or at least to a teen who puts up with the camp in order to get a free assault rifle

Controversy ensued and the giveaway was suddenly canceled because the guy that ran the competition, Jim Vineyard "injured his foot", and wasn't able to come.  The church then denied that they had bought a gun for $800.

However, God intervened, because according to the camp website, someone donated a shotgun to the church camp so that the shooting competition/giveaway could continue.

God works in mysterious ways.

1 comment:

Ekko Johnny said...

The fascination with gun-toters-fascinates me. For the life of me I can't understand why people believe that "Guns don't kill...people kill."

The people who claim to be 'better' and 'different' are the very ones placing the guns in the hands of the 'criminals'. The very ones who keep our gunshot death at an average of 30K per year. (That's 29K higher than the second country on the list)

Our constitution does claim that a man may carry firearms, yes. Does that imply that children should now carry guns to school and shoot the teacher? According to some, yes it does, because that's what's happening. That was evident when the NRA held its convention in Denver just two weeks after the Columbine shooting many years ago. What a slap in the face.

But guns will never go away. The NRA pays off many people to assure that. It's big business for little minds.

When the constitution was drawn, people weren't flying airplanes into buildings and shooting up malls. Our forefathers would be so proud of how some American citizens have manipulated the original intent and enabled such a big business to thrive.

Evidently, now God has stepped aside so people may worship the gun. He would be so proud, as well.

Can we just put all the gun toters in a corral, with the poachers, traders, and politicians? Give them each twenty rounds and say 'GO'. Gun toters don't really care what they're shooting at--they just feel special and 'better' firing a gun. (yes...a form of bigotry. Hitler was the same.) So go play little minds.

Instead of fighting so hard to tear down this country-just destroy each other and let people with integrity prevail.