Breaking News: Journalists Terrified of Guns, Christians

ABC News covers a story about a pastor who’s planned a day to celebrate gun ownership by encouraging his congregation to bring their guns to church:

Pastor Ken Pagano of New Bethel Church in Louisville, Ky., says that he organized an “Open Carry Celebration” to promote responsible gun ownership.

“As a Christian pastor I believe that without a deep-seeded belief in God and firearms that this country would not be here,” Pagano told ABCNews.com. “I’m not ashamed of that fact. I’m proud of it.”

They then use that story as a platform for all the tsk-tsking and hand-wringing that can possibly be squeezed in, with quotes from both the Brady Campaign and Million Mom March spokes-worriers, and the obligatory reference to the George Tiller murder. Thanks, ABC, for taking a rinky-dink local story and turning it into another reminder that people who think it’s ok to carry guns are just plain wacky.