Worshippers clutching AR-15 rifles and some wearing bullet crowns, participated in a commitment ceremony today at World Peace and Unification Sanctuary, in Newfoundland, Pa. The event led a nearby school to cancel classes for the day. Photos @jacquelinelarma pic.twitter.com/GXzrZeK41z
— AP Images (@AP_Images) February 28, 2018
I thought I lived in the United States of America, but after seeing what was described as an AR-15 Commitment Ceremony, I realize that I must live in some alternate universe where lunatics roam the land.
In this AP tweet, these "people" wearing bullet crowns are apparently participating in a church-sponsored ceremony in Pennsylvania where they are entering into a lifetime relationship with their assault rifles.
Yes, I would consider myself a person whose beliefs are "left of center." So perhaps I shouldn't react to this event in such a knee-jerk fashion and, rather, address these church/assault rifle lovers in a "to each his own" manner. Or, using today's social media processes, I should be responding with a "Like" and Retweet and #LoveisLove.
In support of religious freedom and love, I would hope that after the ceremony, the participants would actually consummate their relationship and commitment to the AR-15's. Consummation, in the church of World Peace and Unification Sanctuary, might even extend to placing the barrel end of the rifle in their mouths and squeezing that little trigger at the other end of the assault rifle.
What a climax!
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