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Old 06-26-2014, 09:24 AM  
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Hey, if you guys want a new assault rifle, Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!

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In an effort to “get more people to follow Jesus,” a Joplin, Missouri, church held a raffle giving away two Black Rain AR15 assault rifles.

On Father’s Day June 15, Ignite Church gave away two of the weapons as part of a marketing strategy to bring more young men into the fold, according to the Joplin Globe.

“If we get people in the door, we get to preach the gospel,” said Heath Mooneyham, Ignite’s lead pastor. “If we can get more people to follow Jesus, I’ll give away 1,000 guns. I don’t care.”

The give-away was part of an outreach by Ignite Church to make inroads with the male age 18 to 35 demographic.

“That’s the biggest black hole in our society,” Mooneyham explained.

The church has already made adjustments in an attempt to draw a younger male crowd with Sunday services start later (10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.), loud rock music, and a tattooed mohawked pastor.

“We’re not trying to put on a show for anybody,” Mooneyham said. “We’re just dudes.

Previously the church has sponsored shooting and hunting outings.

On Father’s Day, men were given the an opportunity to put their names in a hat to win one of two AR-15 rifles. Each father was eligible to submit a ticket for himself and a ticket for each of his children he brought to church with him. An additional ticket was given if a man brought his own dad.

Dan McCain, who owns a local guitar shop and plays lead guitar for the church’s band, was one of the two AR-15 winners.

“I was very happy to win the rifle. I’ve never won anything in my life, so it was exciting,” he said. “I enjoy hunting and target shooting. I haven’t had the opportunity to hunt in a while, but hope to change that this season.”

McCain added, “Firearm ownership does not equate to violence.”

Not everyone in the Joplin Christian community agrees with Ignite’s aggressive marketing methods.

“I think giving away weapons, with all the violence in this country, gives way to new violence,” said Steve Urie, pastor at the Joplin Diversity Fellowship. “I don’t think it’s just nontraditional. I think it’s careless and reckless.”
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:13 PM   #31
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I bring up points for discussion that I find interesting. I like to see what people think about certain news stories.

Nobody asked me any questions, so what's the big deal?

Also, in terms of some of the responses, I realize its not worth the time arguing with cognitive dissonance, so I don't waste my time with that.
So you are having difficulty with your views on guns?
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:14 PM   #32
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I bring up points for discussion that I find interesting. I like to see what people think about certain news stories.

Nobody asked me any questions, so what's the big deal?

Also, in terms of some of the responses, I realize its not worth the time arguing with cognitive dissonance, so I don't waste my time with that.
Glad you checked back in. No big deal at all...i was just messing with you. You do have a tendency to start a thread and then not comment. Again, no big deal...i was just giving you some grief.
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:15 PM   #33
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I think it's amusing that a house of worship is raffling off assault rifles to boost attendance.

Yeah, I'd say that a little outside of the box....
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:18 PM   #34
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:20 PM   #35
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That's just about the only way my wife is going to get me to go. Much to her Chagrin
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:20 PM   #36
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Nuns on stripper poles might work too...
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:25 PM   #37
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Nuns on stripper poles might work too...
Maybe Sister Mary..... Oh never mind I don't want to go to hell!
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:26 PM   #38
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Old 06-26-2014, 01:12 PM   #41
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Well, you don't see mosques raffling off assault rifles.
They get all they want for free from the CIA....

Heh....
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Old 06-26-2014, 01:15 PM   #42
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Well, you don't see mosques raffling off assault rifles.
They get all they want for free from the CIA....

Heh....
It would be interesting to see a mosque do the same thing.
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It would be interesting to see a mosque do the same thing.
All holy hell would break loose.....
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