Security vs. Sanctity: Carrying in Spiritual Settings


by Cathleen Vought

Though carrying in a place of worship is often a matter of hot debate, regularly getting into the “faith versus security” argument, carrying can be balanced with a spiritual viewpoint. If you’re getting ready to start that discussion at your place of worship, here are some prime examples of why spiritual groups should allow firearm carry on their worship sites.

Freistatt, Missouri
A few years ago, at a small Lutheran church and school in Freistatt, Missouri, a man with a shotgun broke in just before Sunday services. Though he left the building and was apprehended, having something like this happen stirred up the congregation and the pastor, a former law enforcement officer, had several discussions over the following weeks.

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