Opposing Views previously reported on how several churches in red states are offering concealed firearms training to add numbers to their flocks.
However, Heights Baptist in San Angelo, Texas offers gun training classes for an additional reason: to protect their worship services from "a life-threatening intrusion" by immigrants.
Pastor James Miller told NRA News: "We’re about 150 miles from the border with Mexico and we’re very unsure about our insecure borders, about what’s coming into our cities. Personally, I feel more secure that should our worship time be interrupted by a life-threatening intrusion, that we would at least stand some kind of a chance in stopping either a mass killing or terrorizing experience.”
“Jesus advises his disciples to sell their cloak and buy a sword. He instructed his people to be prepared to defend themselves."