7 more people got killed today.
They were gunned down by someone who didn’t like the way they worship God. Shot while they were worshipping God. This barely two weeks after a bunch of people were randomly gunned down while watching a movie. Neither is a capital crime.
We ‘ve been arguing a lot about the Bible lately, an argument started by a fried chicken salesman and his strict interpretation of some fairly obscure Bible verses. That’s fine, discussions are probably healthy in the long run.
There shouldn’t be any argument about killing, its Commandment One, written in stone. It doesn’t say murder, it says kill. What would Jesus do? Well, when Peter tried the concealed sword trick in Gesthemane Jesus reattached the severed ear of someone who was there to apprehend him. He didn’t call an army of angels to smite Judas, he surrendered, trusting in God. No excuses. He didn’t kill.
He didn’t hide behind the second amendment (probably cause there wasn’t one yet).
The first commandment doesn’t say don’t marry Larry if your name is Harry. And, until we can get as riled up about maniacs killing people with legal weapons as we are about same sex marriage, we are doomed. If you don’t believe in gay marriage, don’t marry a dude. But, if you are worried about sending your kids to church or the movies and not seeing them come home, it is time to get riled up.