A church in northeastern Pennsylvania is inviting the faithful to bring their assault weapons, including AR-15-style rifles, to a blessing ceremony planned for next week.
Sanctuary Church in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, is asking couples – specifically, heterosexual couples – to bring what it calls the modern-day “rods of iron” or a similar weapon to the event.
The church is expecting hundreds of people to arrive at its church in Newfoundland on 28 February.
At 10 a.m. next Wednesday, church leaders expect up to 600 people for a blessing ceremony, and many of those people are expected to be armed with AR-15s, the gun used in recent mass shootings across the country.
Fact check: The Book of Revelation says nothing about Jesus holding a semi-automatic rifle.
This isn’t a traditional Christian church. It’s an offshoot of the controversial Unification Church founded by Sun Myung Moon, and it’s led by his son, Reverend Sean Moon. (How batshit crazy are they? The church’s website includes step-by-step instructions for how to multiply Holy Salt, Holy Wine, and Holy Water.)
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This will be a big thing for us. It’s a new stage for us because it incorporates the rod of iron, as it is in Revelations. Revelations talks about the returning Christ ruling with the rod of iron.
This rod of iron is the AR-15, in today’s terms.
And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.