With another mass shooting in America, what will it take to create real and lasting change in regards to gun control? Christianity’s love of God and guns seems to be intrinsically bound to one another in a messy American orgy of beliefs. How can followers of a pacifist Jesus justify their love of guns and violence? It’s akin to having both a wife and a mistress. You just need to make sure your belief systems don’t ever meet up. What can or should be done about gun? We’ll discuss exactly how to journey forward in the Christian chaos.
Come along for the ride as we skewer through life, culture, and spirituality in the face of a changing world.
• First, Christians didn’t want to bake wedding cakes for LGBTQ couples, but now a right-wing pastor, Lance Wallnau, is claiming that an ‘anointed cake’ freed a man from homosexuality. What’s next, donuts that cure heresy? Wait, I may need a dozen of those. Either way, this is Pat Robertson level craaaaazy. [JMG]
• An Alabama church wants to have their own armed police force. I thought the Bible was supposed to be the sword of the spirit, but apparently, someone’s been watching a little too much John Wick. This is what happens when the non-violent Jesus isn’t sexy enough and the church feels that all of this trusting in God business is way easier when you’re packing heat. Who would Jesus Shoot – WWJS [Huff Po]
• Enough of all the bad, want to hear a story about how the government is actually working together to make a positive change? Full Frontal with Samantha Bee aired a segment about the passing of a bill that will allow thousands of rape kits to be tested. This renewed my faith (briefly) in humanity and government.
• We’ve got Nerf darts all over our house, but I’ve never once picked one up and thought, “I bet this can break the sound barrier.” Apparently, I was wrong. So much for being soft and safe. [Uproxx]
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