April 20, 2015

Not In ... Where?

DETROIT — An Ann Arbor Catholic priest has urged his parishioners to arm themselves and attend classes at Christ the King parish to earn a concealed pistol license (CPL).
In a letter sent to Christ the King parishioners recently, the Rev. Edward Fride explained why he believed it was necessary to get concealed pistol licenses because of recent crime in the area. During a Palm Sunday Mass last month, Fride announced that the parish would be holding the CPL class. 
When some parishioners questioned the decision, Fride sent out a pro-gun letter titled "We're not in Mayberry Anymore, Toto" — a reference to the 1960s-era Andy Griffith Show and its portrayal of a fictional North Carolina town, as well as Dorothy's dog from The Wizard of Oz. 
"It is very common for Christians to simply assume that they live in Mayberry, trusting that because they know the Lord Jesus, everything will always be fine and nothing bad can happen to them and their families," Fride wrote.


Doom said...

Good, good. I was worried, and still am generally, about where the church will go on the issue. I see some churches not allowing firearms on their premisses, and I worry. As soon as my church bans them, I will never enter it until that restriction is lifted. Even if they offer armed guards, that is not enough. Most don't, in any case.

I'm devoted to Christ, not a target. Of the twelve deciples, three were armed. The others were probably simply incompetent to be armed. Some men are, if firearms fixes that for all but the psychological wienies and rejects who are foul.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Detroit is a very scary place.