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Detroit, where the pastors are packin’

October 3, 2009

This slightly disturbing WaPo piece about armed Detroit clergy was sent to me by Bob Kinney. I know we’re talking Detroit and not Ann Arbor here, but should these Motor City ministers be packing heat in the pulpit?

The Rev. Lawrence Adams teaches his flock at the Westside Bible Church to turn the other cheek. Just in case, though, the 54-year-old retired police lieutenant also wears a handgun under his robe.

Adams is one of several Detroit clergymen who have taken to packing heat in the pulpit. They have committed their lives to a man who preached nonviolence and told followers to love their enemies. But they also say it’s up to them to protect their parishioners in church.

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  1. October 10, 2009 8:18 am

    Eileen. I love your article re Dionne’s
    comments in the left side of religion stirring things up. It was published prominently in the Oct 10 AustinTX Faith&Beliefs, p.G3 section of the Amer/
    Statesman. I’d like very much to discuss with you what this means about energy policies in USA.

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