Grace Baptist Church wants to bring more people in for it’s Sunday service. It sent out a flyer that says; "Win a free AR-15" and "...my peace I give unto you..." John 14:27
Just in case you don’t know the passage. John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Quoted: "It's a legal product. Churches raffle off items all the time. My church has a $10,000 raffle every single year. I mean, I don't know how it's a controversy, quite honestly, that law-abiding, church-going citizens of New York that are legal gun owners are taking part in a raffle to raise funds for a church," said Assemblyman McLaughlin (R - Melrose). "I don't know why that's controversial."