The Rev. Edward Fride of Christ the King parish in Ann Arbor, Michigan, recently sent a letter to parishioners titled "We're not in Mayberry anymore, Toto". In his letter catholic priest is urging his parishioners to arm themselves offering to them classes to get a license to carry a concealed weapons.
He also urged the parishioners not to go into a false sense of security and supposed that "because they know the Lord Jesus, everything will always be fine and nothing bad can happen to them and their families."
Anyhow Lansing Catholic Bishop Earl Boyea has said "that Concealed Pistol License classes are inappropriate activities to be held on Church property."
The spokesman of the Lansing diocese Michael Diebold referenced a 2012 statement from Boyea regarding guns.
"We are followers of Jesus Christ, who raised not a hand against those who mocked, tortured, and finally murdered him," Boyea said at the time. "While we grasp both the Second Amendment and the legitimate right of some persons to defend themselves, our churches and our schools are dedicated to a far different approach to life's problems."
But Fride wrote in a follow up letter that he thinks it is "perfectly appropriate for the parish to offer this class because the protection of our families and our kids is of paramount importance to us."
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