There’s at least one pastor out there who’s not afraid to offend people on both sides of the firearms debate. Shane Idleman of Westside Christian Fellowship in Lancaster, Calif., is pro-gun ownership, but he’s also willing to speak out against some Christians whom he accuses of essentially worshipping weapons.
In a sermon that was delivered this past Sunday, the pastor derided individuals on both sides of the gun debate. He charged that both proponents of firearms control and those who hold dearly to the Second Amendment often misrepresent the issue — a phenomenon that has led to dysfunction and improper handling of the debate as a whole.
At the heart of Idleman’s message was an attempt to get to the heart of the divisive impact the discussion has had on society. Additionally, he challenged those listening to check their relationships with the Lord.