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After the sky is falling hoopla of some TX houses of worship are GFZ, quiet change

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The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth has removed signs from its parishes warning people not to carry guns on church property. The Diocese hasn’t changed its no-guns policy. But officials worried the signs themselves made the churches a more attractive target. Some churches around Houston are taking similar precautions.


Last year’s attack at Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church forced the Houston Area Pastor Council to think about how to balance the need for safety with the need to provide a welcoming environment. The question of posting no-firearms signs was a big one, and ultimately most churches in the network decided against it.


“There was that concern that if these signs were posted, that it would be a signal that, very clearly, that potential shooters would have less resistance there, unless…those particular churches had visible, consistent, armed personnel or uniformed personnel, on-site, which some do but many don’t,” said Dave Welch, the Council’s executive director.

https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/politics/guns/2018/07/16/295854/houston-churches-remove-no-guns-signs-citing-safety-concerns/

Who'da thunk common sense would return so quickly...oh wait, I bet the profit center(s) were suffering and that prevailed not common sense!
 

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For whatever reason, it is good that these fish will not have to worship in a barrel.
 

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Criminals that do not read will not know that these facilities remain gun free zones...right?
In Texas if they are not posted, they are not GFZ. The church is trying to have it's cake, and eat it too without having to take a political stand. Of course they know some people will still CC even though it may hurt their feelings. Here in NC before it became legal to carry in business that served alcohol the law was largely ignored. Often people bragged about carrying.
 

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They have drunken crowds at your church?
Haven’t attended a good Irish wake [urban dictionary’s def: An Irish[FONT=&quot] wake is basically a party after [/FONT]the death[FONT=&quot] of a family member or friend. Usually used by family members to get drunk and tell stories, usually inappropriate, about the [/FONT]deceased[FONT=&quot]. ] have you.


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Since the immortal soul predates Christianity, then it would reason that today's churches do not fit into the equation.
Ya know mate I’ll drink to that concept with ya... place of your choice!

Next month on the 4th?

I’ll even treat the first round!
 
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