Several crown-wearing worshiippers gripping AR-15 rifles, drank sacred wine and traded or reestablished wedding pledges in a commitment service at a Pennsylvania church.
The Rev. Sean Moon, who drives the congregation, trusts that the AR-15 symbolizes the “rod of iron” in the book of Revelation. The verse depicts the holy people helping Jesus Christ govern the countries with an iron club. “Furthermore, he might control them with a pole of iron; as vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I got of my dad,” the section peruses.
During the occasion, which prompted classes being closed at a close-by school, Moon appealed to God for “a kingdom of peace police and peace local army where the subjects, through the correct given to them by all-powerful God to keep and remain battle ready, will have the capacity to ensure each other and secure human thriving.”
Moon is the child of Rev. Sun Myung Moon, who guaranteed to be savior and whose Unification Church has been depicted as faction by many. The more youthful Moon’s congregation is a breakaway gathering, with the first Unification Church removing itself from the occasion.
Tim Elder, Unification Sanctuary’s chief of world missions, said the occasion was a gift of couples and not of “lifeless things.” He alluded to the AR-15s as a “religious accessories.” in light of feedback, church pioneers said the occasion was arranged before the Florida shooting.
Individuals had a few responses to the occasion.