Reader Peter sends along this conversation he had recently:
I am a physician and had a patient come see me. He is a retired police office but works for a “Church Security” company.
“What is that?” I asked.
He replied, “Most people don’t know that about 90% of churches have at least one person inside with a concealed weapon.” So there are now security people who specialize in churches. Mostly they are there for petty theft, etc. But there is more concern these days with potentially violent individuals.
But, as Peter writes, isn’t it a bit ironic that concealed weapons would be required in churches in the first place? If you don’t think God’s gonna protect you in a place o worship, what good is it to believe in him at all? I’ve been to plenty of churches and I’ve never had to worry about my safety. What am I missing?