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An elementary school in Pennsylvania will close for classes this week when a nearby church holds a blessing ceremony involving AR-15 rifles.

The superintendent of the Wallenpaupack Area School District wrote in a letter to parents that students will instead be taken to schools about 15 miles away, The Associated Press reported.

The superintendent in the letter said there is "no direct threat," but said there are worries about parking, traffic and the "nature of the event."


Yeah, no kidding on that part. And the purpose of the ceremony?

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The World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in Newfoundland, Pa. is telling couples to bring their semi-automatic rifles to a blessing ceremony it is scheduled to hold Wednesday.

The event is meant to give couples an opportunity "to show their willingness to defend their families, communities and nation," The Times-Tribune in Scranton reported last week.


Ok, they could not think of a different bonding activity, like Thai Cooking or pottery?

And just what is this church again?

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Welcome to the website of the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary, also known as the Sanctuary Church of Newfoundland, PA!

Our pastor, Rev. Hyung Jin Moon, and his wife Rev. Yeon Ah Lee Moon, are the appointed heir/successor couple carrying on the providential work of his father, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, whose encounter with Jesus at age 15 led to his six decade worldwide ministry to fulfill Christ's mission, based on his Biblically based teachings, the Divine Principle.


Yeah, maybe a good idea to close the school for the AR-15 ceremony. In an environment including heavily armed folks with a "mission" always best to err on the side of caution

(edit) Didn't link to their website because did not wish to provide a link from them to this fine establishment, but if you want to get there fast just google "World Peace and Unification Sanctuary"
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Because nothing says "World Peace" more than blessing an AR-15. Goddammit, PA, why must we have our share of lunatics?
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"World Peace and Unification Church" run by the children of Sun Myung Moon.
In the eighties this "Church" was refered to as a cult known as the "Moonies"
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Because nothing says "World Peace" more than blessing an AR-15. Goddammit, PA, why must we have our share of lunatics?
As your neighbor to the west, we are really rooting for you not to fall past Florida and Arizona to the very bottom.
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Sue_G wrote:
Because nothing says "World Peace" more than blessing an AR-15. Goddammit, PA, why must we have our share of lunatics?
As your neighbor to the west, we are really rooting for you not fall past Florida and Arizona to the very bottom.

Hell, between Texas and Oklahoma, we've got more lunatics than the rest of the nation combined. Y'all ain't gonna catch us!

Blessing a gun -- wow, that's a new take on Christianity, that's for sure.
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Those guys are nuts. Here in Illinois, we simply bless ammunition.
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Indiana Senate passes bill allowing guns in churches at schools

http://fox59.com/2018/02/07/indiana-senate-passes-bill-allow...

https://indianapublicmedia.org/stateimpact/2018/02/22/panel-...

https://www.wfyi.org/news/articles/bill-would-allow-guns-in-...
 
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They just need to dip it in gold to complete the image of idolatry.
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TheChin! wrote:
Sue_G wrote:
Because nothing says "World Peace" more than blessing an AR-15. Goddammit, PA, why must we have our share of lunatics?
As your neighbor to the west, we are really rooting for you not to fall past Florida and Arizona to the very bottom.


As far as I can see, it's a competition, states attempting to go even lower than the last idiocy. Past contenders have included most if not all of the Confererate states as well as Kansas, Missouri, Utah and those mentioned, but I'm sure I've left some out.
 
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Those guys are nuts. Here in Illinois, we simply bless ammunition.


Well, you have to do that so the bullets will kill the demons that infest Illinois.
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They just need to dip it in gold to complete the image of idolatry.


But then later discretely change it to gold paint to save money for hookers and cheap blow.
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Because nothing says "World Peace" more than blessing an AR-15. Goddammit, PA, why must we have our share of lunatics?


I was surprised this wasn't an Arizona event.
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Sue_G wrote:
Because nothing says "World Peace" more than blessing an AR-15. Goddammit, PA, why must we have our share of lunatics?


I was surprised this wasn't an Arizona event.


Then it wouldn’t be news I suppose.
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Sue_G wrote:
Because nothing says "World Peace" more than blessing an AR-15. Goddammit, PA, why must we have our share of lunatics?



Pennsylvania... The new Florida!
 
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Hell, between Texas and Oklahoma, we've got more lunatics than the rest of the nation combined. Y'all ain't gonna catch us!

Blessing a gun -- wow, that's a new take on Christianity, that's for sure.
Now that the Oklahoma thread about the Session Prayers is up, I see what you mean.
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Sue_G wrote:
Because nothing says "World Peace" more than blessing an AR-15. Goddammit, PA, why must we have our share of lunatics?


Not sure where in PA you live but I live in Westmoreland County & work pretty much within a mile of Armstrong County (A shade of RED so deep it's ridiculous), I wouldn't put it past yahoos from those place will follow-up and heck, maybe even offer baptizing favored/loved weapons.

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remorseless1 wrote:
TheChin! wrote:
Sue_G wrote:
Because nothing says "World Peace" more than blessing an AR-15. Goddammit, PA, why must we have our share of lunatics?
As your neighbor to the west, we are really rooting for you not fall past Florida and Arizona to the very bottom.

Hell, between Texas and Oklahoma, we've got more lunatics than the rest of the nation combined. Y'all ain't gonna catch us!

Blessing a gun -- wow, that's a new take on Christianity, that's for sure.


They are just following Jesus' message. Can't you see that?
 
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Y'know, I always used to get the Hari Krishna's who gave out flowers at the airport and the Moonies confused. Not anymore.
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Sue_G wrote:
Because nothing says "World Peace" more than blessing an AR-15. Goddammit, PA, why must we have our share of lunatics?


Not sure where in PA you live but I live in Westmoreland County & work pretty much within a mile of Armstrong County (A shade of RED so deep it's ridiculous), I wouldn't put it past yahoos from those place will follow-up and heck, maybe even offer baptizing favored/loved weapons.



I'm out west of Philly - West Chester-ish area.
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This is fucked up:

https://twitter.com/ap_images/status/968938936973365255
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No. After seeing those pics I would say "Fucked up" is in the rear view mirror
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No. After seeing those pics I would say "Fucked up" is in the rear view mirror


if the ones with their hands up are shouting "Don't shoot! I'm not not with these fuckwits!" there may be sliver of hope for you merkins ....

nahhh.
 
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Donald wrote:


At some point, some dipshit is going to be raging about “why didn’t anyone see the warning signs?!”

“Why didn’t someone DO something?!”
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Why is anyone upset by members of a church worshiping their true god?
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Why is anyone upset by members of a church worshiping their true god?


We outlaw snake handlers. Let's compare accidental death statistics.
 
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