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(RNS) The Arkansas Senate has passed a bill lifting a ban on carrying concealed weapon in church, but church leaders would be allowed the final say.


  1. Why oh why would anyone need or feel the need to take a gun to church? What does this say about the churchgoer, or what does it say about their god?

  2. Dr. George Tiller was shot dead in the narthex of his church on Pentecost Sunday by a “conservative Christian man” who was against abortion. Had Tiller had a gun with him, and he’d had a chance to respond to a surprise attack, may have been a shoot out with who knows how many people killed. Here, the answer remains – get the guns out of the hands of those who would misuse them.