Thursday, September 24, 2015

Quite a surprise really.

Something very interesting caught my eye on Facebook the other day.  Something I never thought I would see.  I must say I am quite surprised by it, here let me show you what it is.

Now what you may see here is simply an add for an upcoming Magic The Gathering tournament at a game shop.  That would be pretty normal.  But it's what kind of group is sponsoring this tournament that really gets my attention.  This one is being sponsored by a local church.

For those who may not understand the importance of this let me explain a little bit.  I live in rural Missouri.  Right smack dab in the middle of the bible belt.  Yeah we remember the 'Satanic Panic' of the eighties very well.   Many religious minded folks here would like to keep that thought alive.  So there has always been a bit of tension between gamers and the local churches, well most of them anyways.  So this really steps out a bit from the norm. 

Personally I hope this works out very well and a few people broaden their minds a bit when it comes to gaming locally.  Although I still have an uphill battle with some religious folks (being an atheist in this area isn't all that fun) hopefully this will make it easier for others.

So I have to give a nice shout out to the church and the game shop behind this.

K&A games can be found at their Facebook page.

While the church can be found at their website.

Hope this works out well for both parties behind this and for the local gaming community as well. 

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