A church in Missouri has resorted to some unconventional means to bring people into their establishment. In an attempt to get more people to follow Christ, they are giving away AR-15’s.
Ignite Church, in Joplin, MO, announced on their Facebook page that they would be raffling off two Black Rain AR-15’s for Father’s Day. Their aim was to connect with more men ages 18-35 in the local area, and it sure did work.
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Ignite Church’s pastor, Heath Mooneyham, is a bit of an unconventional guy himself. He sports a mohawk and recently made the switch to playing loud rock music during church services to draw in a younger crowd. Mooneyham calls the lack of young men who attend church these days, “the biggest black hole in our society”. He says of his church’s gun raffle:
“If we can get more people to follow Jesus, I’ll give away 1,000 guns. I don’t care.”
Dan McCain was one of the lucky winners of a Black Rain AR-15. He’s a local music store owner and also plays lead guitar in the church band. He commented on his win:
“I’ve never won anything in my life, so it was exciting. I enjoy hunting and target shooting. I haven’t had the opportunity to hunt in a while, but hope to change that this season.”
The feedback from this gun raffle hasn’t been all good, as is to be expected from today’s liberal society. One person posted on Ignite Church’s Facebook page, “God Does NOT Condone GUNS, VIOLENCE or WAR!”. Another posted, “I literally cannot believe you are giving away assault rifles on Father’s Day … That is seriously messed up”.
Would you attend a church just because they were raffling off a couple of guns? Let us know in the comments section!
H/T: Tell Me Now