Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Pastor asks members to bring guns to church, Pasture asks members to bring bicycles to church.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A Kentucky pastor is inviting his flock to bring guns to church to celebrate the Fourth of July and the Second Amendment.

Portland, Or. - An Oregonian pasture is inviting his flock to bring bicycles to church to celebrate Pedalpalooza and the First Amendment.

Lotus Seed Asharam is welcoming "responsible bicycle owners" to ride their bicycles to church. "We're just going to celebrate the upcoming theme of the birth of our nation," said pasture Ted. "And we're not ashamed to say that there was a strong belief in God and bicycles — without that this country wouldn't be here."

The bicycles must be tuned and private security will check visitors at the door, Ted said.

He said recent church shootings, including the killing Sunday of a late-term abortion provider in Kansas, which he condemned, highlight the need to promote safe bicycle ownership. The Joy of Sects event was planned months before Dr. George Tiller was shot to death in a Wichita church.

Oregon allows residents to openly ride bicycles in public with some restrictions. Bicycle owners carrying concealed U-locks must have state-issued permits and can't take them to schools, jails or bars, among other exceptions.


  1. They can have my bike when they pry it from my cold, dead hands!

  2. My faith was extra strong the day that pic was taken 'cause I was able to levitate my rear wheel.