Fear and faith: Church security scrutinized after Texas massacre

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(Worthy News) - After one of the nation’s deadliest mass shootings unfolded on their doorstep, pastors and parishioners around the tiny Texas hamlet of Sutherland Springs have begun asking whether guns have a rightful place inside their houses of worship.

It is a debate that is echoing across the United States as security experts and some politicians ask churches to consider a wide range of enhanced measures to thwart tragedies like Sunday’s deadly rampage at the First Baptist Church.

Barbara Burdette, who knew the 26 people killed in the massacre and as well as the 20 wounded, is ready to see her church hire armed security, or allow congregants to carry their own concealed firearms for self-defense. [ Source: Reuters (Read More...) ]

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1 thought on “Fear and faith: Church security scrutinized after Texas massacre

  1. My wife and I were within a few feet of rifle fire at New Life Church in 2007, and are only alive today because the Lord had prepared ex-police officer Jeanne Assam to take down the evil killer, using a firearm. During my studies (MAT in Theology and a PhD) I found that scripture is in no wise opposed to self-defense. Pacifism or fatalism are not Christian concepts. In the early days of America, worshipers kept rifles inside their churches. As we see the rise of mass murderers and an increasingly violent society, we should consider having those who are trained and who have made peace with the only tool that can stop killers intent on mass murder carry that tool in our churches. I do.

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