“A 76-year-old woman was injured and her purse stolen by two teenagers Sunday morning while in the north vestibule at St. Cecilia’s Cathedral,” the caption under this YouTube video informs. This is hardly the first violent attack in or near a church. Why would it be? Thugs know that elderly people attend church. Click here for Man charged with aggravated rape, robbery of 81-year-old near Mid-South church. Click here for 78-year-old volunteer attacked outside Grass Valley church. Click here for 89-year-old woman robbed at Fayetteville church, police say. And, of course, there’s . . .
the especially heinous Charleston Church Shooting. While that massacre wasn’t in the exact same category, the fact that churches are a “gun free” zone doesn’t seem to have escaped criminals’ and crazies’ attention. Nor the attention of their intended victims. Which is why the Rocky Mount United Methodist Church in Jemison, Alabama has set-up its own gun range on previously unused church property. A trend that’s spread throughout the Bible Belt and beyond. christiantoday.com says h-h-h-hold it! “When churches go armed, it normalises and sanctifies violence.” As if these thugs need an excuse.