Troy church faces backlash over gun giveaway

WNYT Staff
Updated: June 29, 2020 05:33 AM
Created: June 29, 2020 05:30 AM

TROY - A Troy church is facing backlash after giving away an AR-15 at Sunday's service.

Protesters were outside the Grace Baptist Church on 4th Avenue.


This is the second time the church has given away a gun. The last time was in 2014.

Pastor John Koletas says they do this to honor hunters and gun owners who have, "been so viciously attacked by anti-Christian socialist policies."

Critics say firearms play no role in religion.

There's another giveaway Monday night.

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