The Kentucky Baptist Convention recently organized a gun giveaway across the state to help "unchurched men" find Jesus Christ.
Outdoor Channel Host Chuck McAlister is in charge of the giveaway.
He told The Courier-Journal that 1,678 men made "professions of faith" at "Second Amendment Celebrations" when they showed up hoping to get guns as door prizes in the last year.
McAlister said, "You have to know the hook that attracts individuals. The number of unchurched that will show up at an event will be in direct proportion to the number of guns you give away. And I can almost tell you the number of men that will show up based on the make and model of the gun."
Pastors from other churches aren’t happy about the tactic.
The next event is Thursday at the Lone Oak Baptist Church in Paducah, Kentucky.
Organizers expect about 1,000 people and plan to giveaway 25 handguns and shotguns.