Falwell misses the mark with gun remarks (COMMENTARY)

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Jesus Carrying the Cross, a 16th century painting.

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Jesus Carrying the Cross, a 16th century painting.

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(RNS) It’s hard to imagine Jesus enrolling for the concealed weapons class at Liberty University. And it is even harder imagining Jesus approving of the words of Falwell as he openly threatens Muslims.

  • Adam Rasmussen

    Thank you for publishing this sensible and persuasive rebuttal.

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  • Darrel

    Shane, you are no evangelical, you are a pagan, idol worshipping catholic. You are also queer and continue to practice your vile habits. Therefore, you CANNOT be Christian, no matter how loud your objections may be. By your convoluted logic the jesus you claim to love and serve must have been as queer as you, steeped in the same sins you refuse to repent of and because of that would have not been the all sufficient sacrifice that he was for the sins of His elect. There is so much error in what you say and so many people who love to hear your lies, both of which you will be required to give an answer for just before you are cast into the Lake of Fire.

  • Ben in Oakland

    And I bet you are just hugging yourself with delight over that.

    you Calvinists sure are a piece of work.

  • Larry

    Even combat veterans think the “good guys with guns” answer to gun violence is stup1d:

    ““I think there’s this fantasy world of gunplay in the movies, but it doesn’t really happen that way. When I heard gunfire [in Iraq], I didn’t immediately pick up my rifle and react. I first tried to ascertain where the shooting was coming from, where I was in relation to the gunfire and how far away it was,” said retired Army Sgt. Rafael Noboa y Rivera. “I think most untrained people are either going to freeze up, or just whip out their gun and start firing in that circumstance. I think they would absolutely panic.””

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd/2015/12/combat-veterans-speak-up-to-dispel-the-good-guys-with-guns-narrative/?ref_widget=related&ref_blog=wwjtd&ref_post=robert-gordon-university-has-revoked-the-honorary-degree-it-awarded-donald-trump-in-2010

  • Larry

    “By your convoluted logic the jesus you claim to love and serve must have been as queer as you”

    Lets see, he was a man living in ancient Judea, in his early 30’s and yet unmarried, at a time when men usually entered arranged marriages in their teens by purchasing a bride.

    It is certainly a plausible theory. More than most about Jesus.