I’m not saying that being a Christian and having firearms are incompatible, they’re just largely unrelated. It would be quite a jump to go from Luke 22:36 to saying Jesus would’ve opposed modern-day gun-control legislation. Moreover, one imagines most churchgoers seek a sense of security in prayer, not guns, while sitting in the pew. But this is the state of religion in America—completely intertwined with politics. It’s somewhat unavoidable, so perhaps we should applaud Mr Pagano for being so forthright about it.