Right-wing faux-Christian Pat Robertson is at it again! The Gospel According to Pat is a very scary thing — especially with his new “Beatitude.”
On Tuesday, the preacher argued that more guns in churches is a good idea” to protect Christians because the “fully armed” are “blessed.” Robertson did not indicate where, exactly, Jesus said that — but he claimed that “Violent attacks and even deaths on church property occur far more often than people realize,” which necessitates good, God-fearing Christians decking themselves out with their favorite killing tools.
“It’s Sunday morning and they sing hymns and they praise the Lord and you listen to a sermon, good or bad, and you shake hands with your neighbors, and it seems like the one place in America you’d think you’d be safe: a church,” Robertson fearmongered. “But sadly, that isn’t always true.”
“The good news: you can protect yourself. What are you going to do? You’re going to give church members AK-47s at the door to let them blow away those intruders?”
Robertson showed a report highlighting the formation of armed, Jesus-loving “eyes and ears” teams to watch for signs of trouble during services.
“What is the new Beatitude? Blessed are the fully armed for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven,” the 700 Club host said. “I really believe that if the bad guys understand that the citizenry are able to react against them then they won’t be as free to go into a crowded mall or a school or a church and start blowing people out.”
“I do believe that that if people are trained with firearms, and they’re able to protect themselves, I don’t think it will lead to more violence, it will lead to less,” he added. “The idea of having citizens who are trained or to have off-duty police in your church is not a bad thing.”