This is what I would call an impressive knee jerk reaction to the recently passed and enacted Safe Carry Protections Act here in Georgia. The new legislation basically says properly licensed gun owners can carry a properly registered gun pretty much anywhere they want. This includes bars, churches, stores, schools and some government buildings. I personally am not a fan and from the looks of it, neither is the Zions Baptist Church.
I'm thinking this is a statement but maybe it's just another sign of our sign culture gone wild. Either way, the fervor with which they have posted signs on their property is both equally impressive and depressing. Oversigning for any reason cheapens our public realm and reduces the connection and intimacy that one feels for a place. I counted no fewer than 20 signs and I snapped pics of most of them. Have fun with my photo anthology of hideous signs posted in reaction to a ridiculous law.
I didn't go inside but I wouldn't be surprised to see a sign posted on the cross hanging over the altar.