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Tue Feb 20, 2018, 05:44 PM

Pa. church plans to bless assault rifles, associates them with return of Christ

A church in Wayne County in northeastern Pennsylvania has invited worshipers to bring assault weapons including AR-15-style rifles to a blessing ceremony, WNEP/ABC Newswatch 16 is reporting.

Area residents are uneasy about the fact that an elementary school is located near the church, and state police also have inquired about the ceremony set for next Wednesday morning, according to WNEP.

The church is run by the Moon family, and church leaders told WNEP they are expecting up to 600 people for the ceremony, with many likely armed with AR-15s.

WNEP said it interviewed a church leader who said, "This will be a big thing for us. It's a new stage for us because it incorporates the rod of iron, as it is in Revelations. Revelations talks about the returning Christ ruling with the rod of iron."

He said the AR-15 is the "rod of iron."

The blessing ceremony was scheduled before the mass shooting at a Florida high school last week.

According to WNEP, the Moon family also owns a nearby gunmaking company.


Link:http://www.pennlive.com/news/2018/02/pa_church_plans_to_bless_assau.html


This is the whole story. Story link adds another link to a local station. I guess you can't make this stuff up....

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Reply Pa. church plans to bless assault rifles, associates them with return of Christ (Original post)
modrepub Feb 2018 OP
ProudMNDemocrat Feb 2018 #1
regnaD kciN Feb 2018 #2
underpants Feb 2018 #4
modrepub Feb 2018 #6
Mc Mike Feb 2018 #13
vlyons Feb 2018 #3
Mc Mike Feb 2018 #12
procon Feb 2018 #5
Glorfindel Feb 2018 #7
FiveGoodMen Feb 2018 #8
BigmanPigman Feb 2018 #9
GeorgeGist Feb 2018 #10
PA Democrat Feb 2018 #11

Response to modrepub (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 05:46 PM

1. This proves Obama right about guns and bibles......


In the more rural areas of Pennsylvania.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 05:52 PM

2. Uh, since this is the Moonies...

...it's probably better not to equate it to even standard fundamentalist Christianity?

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 05:54 PM

4. Rev. Moon was a gigantic supporter of the Republicans

He staged pro-Nixon rallies
He bailed Falwell out of debt so they had a white southern Christian face for the new cable TV
"God Guns and Gays" - he demanded the gays part

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 06:09 PM

6. Sect Link

Yeah, this group appears a bit dangerous:

The Sanctuary Church, which also calls itself Rod of Iron Ministries, is a splinter offshoot of the Unification Church, or “Moonies,” founded by the late Sun Myung Moon in the 1950s. According to cult expert Steve Hassan, himself a member of the Unification Church in the 1970s, the Unification Church’s ideology is racist, homophobic and antisemitic.


https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/02/09/anti-lgbt-cult-leader-calls-followers-purchase-assault-rifles


Fell sorry for the people in the neighborhood who are stuck with these people.

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Response to modrepub (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 07:40 AM

13. Gilda Radnor did a great parody song on SNL about Moon.

Thanks for the info about this offshoot. Moon is KCIA, Poppy bush called him a man of vision, during a post-presidential paid speech.

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Response to modrepub (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 05:52 PM

3. Onward Christian soldiers

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Response to vlyons (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 25, 2018, 07:38 AM

12. Beautiful. My first thoughts, too.

Praise the lord, pass the ammo.

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Response to modrepub (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 06:01 PM

5. Money + Religion + Guns / Scam

Wonder if their "nearby gunmaking company" could also manufacture and sell a miracle cure all elixir for the victims of the next gun massacre?

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Response to modrepub (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 06:15 PM

7. If the morons can't even get the name of the book of the Bible right

how can they be trusted to do anything else? It isn't "Revelations," it is "The Revelation of Jesus Christ." Not plural. No "s."
I wonder how they plan to bless the things? Anoint them with oil? Sprinkle with holy water? Have some serpents twine around them? Should be quite an interesting ceremony, whatever happens.

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Response to modrepub (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 06:45 PM

8. If only there were a god

He could give us another visit and set these fuckers straight.

As it is, any POS can go to the front of the room and tell everyone what "god" thinks and wants.

And it never occurs to the congregation to ask "how the hell would HE know what god thinks? We've all got the same bible."

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Response to modrepub (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 08:29 PM

9. I was unfriended from an old art school friend after

I sent her one of my hand drawn Christmas cards which depicted the moron as a crazy Grinch with his finger on the nuclear button. She is from that area and is now a Fux Ruse, conspiracy loving hypocrite who loves guns, doesn't work, home schools her kids and collect Medicaide while bitching about liberals and their social handouts (she and her family are perfectly healthy and can work any number of jobs but choose not to). I just found all of this out in the past 7 weeks. Also, her husband is a neo Nazi just like her dad who drives around with a loaded gun on the passenger seat of their car my sister informed me of this recently too. I will send her one last card, also hand drawn. Since she loves the fucking moron so much it will include him, Bannon and Putin sending her Happy Birthday wishes.

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Response to modrepub (Original post)

Tue Feb 20, 2018, 11:59 PM

10. Forget the sword; Jesus will return with an AR-15

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Response to modrepub (Original post)

Sat Feb 24, 2018, 08:28 PM

11. Call me twisted, but I think someone should bring a great big dildo to that church

to be blessed. The pastor did mention a "rod of iron."

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