Just two weeks after a gunman entered a Florida high school and killed 17 innocent people, a small church in Pennsylvania has brought together its congregants and their rifles for a commitment ceremony.
Photos of the event show women in tears, clutching at their AR-15 semi-automatic rifles. Men can be seen wearing crowns of bullets. Still other men hold their semi-automatic rifles like soldiers in line formation, but with pink robes instead of camouflage.
Rev Hyung Jin “Sean” Moon, the youngest son of the late Rev Sun Myung Moon led the ceremony, praying for “a kingdom of peace police and peace militia where the citizens, through the right given to them by almighty God to keep and bear arms, will be able to protect one another and protect human flourishing.”
“We pray they would stand as kings and queens with their crown and rod of iron,” he said.
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