Loan Oak Baptist Church in Paducah, Kentucky celebrates God and guns during its effort to minister

Participants will also be treated to a free dinner

Paducah, Kentucky - A Kentucky church is getting national attention for its latest attempt to minister to community members.

The Second Amendment Celebration and Dinner will be held Thursday at Lone Oak First Baptist Church in Paducah.

It's free for anyone to attend, includes a free steak dinner for the first 1,000 guests and anyone who registers has the chance to win one of 25 guns.

"We'll reach a different kind of clientele for an event like this than we do with a food giveaway at Christmas time," he said, says Minister of Education Howard Fuller.

Anyone who wins one of the guns will only receive a voucher at the dinner. They will have to meet state and federal regulations and pass a background check before they can pick up the gun from a local store.

Church leaders say all guns were purchased by individuals, Sunday School Classes, or businesses in the community. No budgeted church funds were used to purchase vouchers for guns.

They also said they do not see this as a political event, just a way to celebrate all aspects of the Constitution of the United States.

Fuller acknowledges there are critics and said they want anyone opposed to express their views in a fair and truthful way.


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