Methodists for unopposed church massacres

It seems that at the North Georgia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, a resolution has been adopted to attempt to maintain the state-mandated defenseless victim zone status of Georgia churches.

“Whereas bringing concealed weapons into the church sends a message that is at odds with what the church wants to communicate and violates the religious character of religious property, and;

Whereas the work of the church does not involve or require weapons;

Now be it resolved that the delegates to the 2008 session of the North Georgia Annual Conference oppose any attempts by the state legislature to allow anyone other than law enforcement officers to carry concealed weapons in houses of worship;

And be it further resolved that we invite members of other churches and faiths in Georgia to join us in this effort.”

I’m not sure of the exact date of this conference–it may have been before the butchery of congregants at a Unitarian Universalist church in Knoxville, Tennessee, late last month. Even if so, though, there are plenty of other examples of what happens when the evil person is the only one armed.

There are, of course, also examples of what happens when evil does not have a monopoly on force. The courageous defense of her fellow parishioners by concealed carry permit holder and private citizen Jeanne Assam comes to mind.

Apparently, though, North Georgia Methodists prefer outcomes like the one in Tennessee to the one in Colorado. It’s disgusting, inexplicable, and just plain twisted that they would wish such defenselessness on their own congregants.

What is evil, though, is that they would impose it on every other church in the state, as well.

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