Considering the various discussions on carrying in church, this is an interesting poll of the general public:
Do You Feel Safe At Your House of Worship? - FOXNews.com
Be sure to read the comments section; some are very interesting, some are typical knee-jerk anti-gun and some are head-in-the-sand.
Majorlk - I need to make this addition into your thread post in order that members may see it right when they click to view your thread. I am putting this here in an attempt to keep your thread OPEN.
The thread needs to stay on topic to firearm carry in a building that happens to be a House Of Worship.
Some members are straying the thread into religious discussion and that is prompting comments from other members who do not happen to be religious.
And that is why we have this rule posted on the forum rules page:
9. We have learned from bitter experience that discussions of certain subjects (politics, religion, abortion, sexual orientation, etc) often degenerate quickly.
For this reason, we prohibit these subjects in our discussions.
We also discourage "caliber wars" and the virtues of "open carry" topic; strongly encouraging you to take these discussions to other forums where these topics are the focus.
I am going to clean up this thread now so members can expect some deletions.
And for those forum members that just cannot seem to resist making a smart-ass comment when another fellow forum member just happens to mention his belief in God - please try to exercise some basic human compassion and remember that were are not enemies here.
We should never be waiting for another forum member to "slip up" so that we can immediately jump down their throats and belittle them.
We are all on the same side of the firearm fence.
Two wrongs don't make a right and what you are doing by trolling and flaming is also a rule violation.
Please read the message from Bumper (below)
Leave your attitudes at the door
We have had a recent increase in membership, which we can all appreciate. I really like seeing more people interested enough in concealed carry that they research good, solid, reliable information and opinions. But, when we have an influx of new members, we often have a problem of attitudes brought into the forums. We encourage all of our members to read the Forum Rules before posting and see what is allowed and what is not allowed. This forum was created to be different than many other forums. We don't tolerate flames, attacks, name calling, ethnic slurs.
If you can't take an opposing position or have a different opinion than another member without including sarcasm or making your response a "smartass comment" then you should restrain yourself from posting.
On the flipside, if you are so sensitive that you cannot accept honest (and respectful) constructive criticism or having someone post an opposing view, you may want to simply lurk.
We understand that everyone (including the moderators and myself) occasionally have bad days. When that happens, and you can't seem to restrain yourself from taking that out on someone else in a thread or post, do yourself, and all of us, a favor and don't post at all.
We really don't want to hear it. Here, things are kept civil, as a rule.
If you can't be civil, you need to find another forum because you won't last long here.
I don't really want to sound like a dictator, but you are in my home. And in my home, if you cause trouble you're invited to leave.