Gun Owners of America executive director, Larry Pratt, tried to rewrite the Bible this weekend during his "Gun Owners News Hour" radio show in order to slam people on welfare (audio below).
Pratt claimed the government’s “only responsibility is to kill bad guys and scare the rest of them to death,” but failed to cite one verse, probably because it is not in the Bible.
While the Bible does say to help the poor at least 58 times, there is nothing written about the government not being allowed to help the poor. However, this did not stop Pratt from putting his finger on the Almighty's pen and claim just the reverse, noted RightWingWatch.org.
"The Bible talks about individual responsibility," Pratt said. "There is no place in the Bible whatsoever that talks about the government taking over for my family or for my church, which is where the Bible says charity, welfare if you will, is to be operated. Not the civil authorities, whose really only responsibility is to kill bad guys and scare the rest of them to death."
In addition to using the Bible against the poor, Pratt went onto to claim that people who receive government assistance will “vote against freedom and against the right to keep and bear arms,” but he did not provide any proof.
"It’s crucial for the cause of freedom if we continue to allow the government to glow a class of dependents, then you know what’s going to happen," Pratt said. "Dependents don’t believe in, don’t want to bother, at a minimum, providing for themselves, really, in any which way. And it is they who will vote against freedom and against the right to keep and bear arms, among many other of our freedoms. So the gun owner has a dog in this fight."