According to one Arizona senator, America would be much better off if the government forced its citizens to sit in a Christian church every Sunday.
Republican State Senator Sylvia Allen made the proclamation during a recent committee meeting at the state Capitol. Lawmakers were discussing a bill about concealed weapons permits when Allen twisted the topic into a strange advertisement for mandatory church attendance. Allen contended that the moral decline of America was the reason more people are feeling the need to carry weapons.
"I believe what's happening to our country is that there's a moral erosion of the soul of America. It's the soul that is corrupt. How we get back to a moral rebirth I don't know. Since we are slowly eroding religion at every opportunity that we have. Probably we should be debating a bill requiring every American to attend a church of their choice on Sunday to see if we can get back to having a moral rebirth."
Ultimately it seems that even Allen herself knew the idea was preposterous since she followed with:
"But since that would not be allowed and we would not even be debating that, I'm going to vote yes that people who are responsible who have a CCW permit don't have to worry about their guns as they're out and about and doing business in whatever building they're in except ones that where they aren't allowed."
So go to church and carry a gun and all will be well. Wow, you sure have it all figured out, Senator.