A story of fundy craziness ripped from recent headlines (or page E8, whichever comes first)
Two Oklahoma City Council candidates attend a church observers have criticized for flying the Confederate flag, making political commentary from the pulpit and training children to use automatic weapons at a church camp.
Windsor Hills Baptist Church‘s activities have been described as radical by critics who fear it could influence city council decisions if its members are elected Tuesday.
Tom Vineyard, senior pastor at Windsor Hills Baptist Church, said the church stands by its actions, especially the firearms training.
“I’m not going to have a silent voice just because I’m the pastor of a church,” Vineyard said. “You cannot be a good Christian if you’re not a good citizen. In order to be a good citizen, you’ve got to be active; you’ve got to participate in what’s going on.”
Windsor Hills Baptist Church is an independent, fundamental Baptist church. The church runs Windsor Hills Baptist School and Oklahoma Baptist College, all at 5517 NW 23 in Oklahoma City.