LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Kentucky pastor who hosted a rally celebrating God and guns a few months ago has resigned his ministry to promote gun rights and church security.
Ken Pagano held the "Open Carry Celebration" at New Bethel Church in south Louisville in June. But he is now working part time at a local gun range and helped form the International Security Coalition of Clergy. He formed the group with a New York rabbi who and they are promoting the use of armed and trained security at houses of worship.
Pagano told The Courier-Journal the church supported the rally, but he felt like a liability and he brought too much attention to the small congregation. He also said he was burned out with the ministry.