“How ironic to use guns to lure men in to hear a message about Jesus, who said, ‘Put away the sword.’” So sayeth the Rev. Joe Phelps, pastor of Louisville’s independent Highland Baptist Church. “’Second Amendment Celebrations’ in church make a ‘travesty’ of that message. How terrible it would be if one of those guns given away at a church were to cause the death of an innocent victim.” So sayeth Nancy Jo Kemper, pastor of New Union Church in Versailles and the former director of the Kentucky Council of Churches. Evangelical Chuck McAlister understands that some people have a problem with giving away guns at churches, “given the misuse of guns and our moral decline.” But, he said, “we certainly don’t advocate violence. We are advocating guns for hunting and protection only.” Amen. Besides, if you don’t have a gun to cling to, you’re only half the man Barack Obama wants you to be.