Tallahassee reverend opposes expanded concealed carry in churches

Posted at 5:29 PM, Feb 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-14 13:20:29-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Legislatures and clergymen are still at odds about a proposed bill that would allow guns in houses of worship.

Those in favor of the proposal seek to allow worshipers to protect themselves from the rising trend of church violence. Opposers aim to secure the sanctity of worship spaces.

We spoke with former police officer and church reverend Charles J. Scriven, who says the bill is ill-founded.

"The church is a place of worship. It should not be subject to the rules and regulations," said Charles J. Scriven, a reverend at "This is God's house this is not a ballroom or a ballpark. Even there weapons kill."

The bill advanced in both the house and senate on the first of this month.

Tallahassee reverend R.B. Holmes told WTXL he supports the bill. Click here to find out what he had to say.