Last month, the Secular Coalition for America ran a March Madness-like bracket contest to decide the “Worst State Bill” in America.
The “winner”? Mississippi’s House Bill 786, which would allow churches to create a security team with lethal power in order to kill possible intruders. Members of that team would then be “immune from civil liability” in case anything went wrong.
Yesterday, Gov. Phil Bryant signed that bill into law.
Churches deserve protection from those who would harm worshippers. That's why I signed HB 786. pic.twitter.com/WOxMAprXAc
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) April 15, 2016
Bryant said in a Twitter post he signed the bill because “churches deserve protection from those who would harm worshippers.”
The Police Chiefs Association says the bill would lower the bar for who can carry a concealed, loaded gun in public to include violent criminals, some severely mentally ill people, and chronic alcoholics.
Not that you needed another reason to skip church, but this should do it.
It’s amazing how little faith people have in God’s ability to protect them when the alternative is more guns…
(Portions of this article were published earlier)