In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
—From a Psalm of David, who was not from Arkansas
f I jumped in my car right now I could be in Arkansas in a little more than 45 minutes. Of course, I wouldn’t want to go to Arkansas because, for God’s sake, it just ain’t safe to go to church there. At least not yet:
From a separate Reuters story:
Nicholas Stehle, a member of the board of directors of the advocacy group Arkansas Carry said that it was a smart bill.
“It was past time for the legislature to get out of the business of our churches, and it appears that at least 113 legislators agree,” Stehle said. “This pro-First Amendment bill gives churches that can’t afford private security staff the ability to provide a safe environment for their congregants.”
Apparently, God has been too busy trying to get Republicans elected to mess with providing a safe environment for church goers. The Almighty has his priorities, after all.
Feeling compassionate, Democratic Guv’nor Mike Beebe is expected to sign the trust-God-but-verify bill. And, although it’s not clear who Bible believin’ folks should fear, the faithful can soon rest assured that someone in the congregation, with the law’s blessing, will place his or her real trust in a Smith and Weston or some other blue-steel god.