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Dallas diocese to downplay ban on guns in parish churches

November 08, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: Following a massacre at a Texas church, the Diocese of Dallas has advised pastors to take down signs indicating that guns are not allowed in the church buildings. The no-gun rule will remain in effect, but the diocese will remove the signs “to eliminate the perception that any of our parishes would be an easy target for terror.”

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  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Nov. 12, 2017 8:53 PM ET USA

    The Southern Baptists in my state take the safety of their congregations very seriously. They have identified, trained, developed extensive safety plans, and support persons with qualifications to respond to active shooters. Meanwhile, our bishop has publicized his choice to make all buildings under the Diocesan governance to be gun free zones. This cannot end well.

  • Posted by: Bronco Pete - Nov. 10, 2017 6:58 PM ET USA

    They’ve got to more than just take down the signs; they’ve got to change the policy also. Otherwise their parishes WILL be an easy target for terror at some point.