Guns at School
Pastor Matt Trewhella, co-founder of the extremist anti-abortion group Missionaries to the Preborn, believes the righteous and the holy have a duty to be fully armed. Not long after the Columbine High School massacre, members of his Mercy Seat Christian Church distributed a Gospel tract entitled "Kids Killing Kids: How Can We Stop the Bloodshed?" at local schools.
- One Church Responds To School Violence Full text of the Bullet Tract. Also a short piece about Mercy Seat Christian Church in Milwaukee and their tract campaign.
- Church gives out pro-gun fliers at Waukesha school Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online, September 22, 1999. "School and law enforcement officials on Wednesday lambasted a group led by anti-abortion activist Matt Trewhella for distributing pro-gun leaflets and fliers shaped like bullets at area schools."
- Promoting Guns at School is Just Wacky Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online, September 23, 1999. By Mike Nichols.
- Pro-gun fliers, schools don't mix Editorial statement of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online, September 23, 1999. The "secular media" disapprove. "The best response to the distribution of pro-gun literature at a couple of area high schools has come from the students themselves: They threw the material in the trash."
- The Morning Mail Letters to the editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, including a response from Pastor Matt Trewhella: "You exploit the killing of innocent people for your own political agenda, namely, gun control. To encourage citizens to disarm is to do the work of tyrants." One of Trewhella's supporters asks: "Who really cares that the literature was bullet-shaped? That was merely to get the reader's attention."
- Dying for God October 23, 2002 - The story goes that two victims of the Columbine shootings, Cassie Bernall and Rachel Scott, professed their Christian faith and were killed for it. A survivor disputes this. Take a look at the religious and political aspects of martyrdom in an interview with the author of "The Martyrs of Columbine."
Other "Christian" calls for Violence