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THE REAL HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES

 
The ISIS threat is on everyone’s mind and will be addressed in detail by Chuck Chadwick and possibly the Department of Homeland Security at the conference. We are still awaiting confirmation on the DHS speaker.
 
I have done and am continuing to do in-depth research into ISIS and their methods and madness to assess the threat. One threat that we are trying to confirm is the threat to our religious leaders. Several sources have indicated that ISIS leaders have called for strikes against our pastors but we have yet to confirm this report.
 
It certainly make sense that they would try to harm our religious leaders due to the fact that the persons that are our high value targets are mostly their radical spiritual leaders. 
Image: Jean Colombe/Wikimedia Commons
Image: Jean Colombe/Wikimedia Commons
Part of my research is to understand the parts of the issue. One of the parts is the historical facts behind the so called Crusades. In an article by Thomas F. Madden, published in Christianity Today in 2005, Madden traces the real history of the crusades. It is a lengthy article but shines a light on real history of the conflict.
 

The Real History of the Crusades – published in Christianity Today- by Thomas F. Madden / May 6, 2005
Excerpts -

  • A series of holy wars against Islam led by power-mad popes and fought by religious fanatics? Think again.
  • Doesn't the present violence, they persisted, have its roots in the Crusades' brutal and unprovoked attacks against a sophisticated and tolerant Muslim world? In other words, aren't the Crusades really to blame?
  • So what is the truth about the Crusades? Scholars are still working some of that out. But much can already be said with certainty. For starters, the Crusades to the East were in every way defensive wars. They were a direct response to Muslim aggression—an attempt to turn back or defend against Muslim conquests of Christian lands
Here is a link to the full article -

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2005/mayweb-only/52.0.html 

So what is this new ISIS threat?

                 
A recent article by Graeme Wood published in the March 2015 issue of The Atlantic magazine presents an in-depth view of the ISIS.
 
Here is a link to the full article -

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2015/02/what-isis-really-wants/384980/
 
Our next newsletter will delve further into ISIS and its threat to us as Christians.

GATHERING OF THE GATEKEEPERS
Gatekeepers First Annual Training Conference
May 8th - 9th, 2015 

Reservations for the first annual Gatekeepers training conference are pouring in. Everyone is excited about the fun and fellowship and are “Training Up” for the first Gatekeepers team shooting competition.

This two day event is open to all licensed Gatekeeper security teams and any churches that wish to submit prospective Gatekeeper security teams into the process of becoming certified church security operators through the Christian Security Institute.

We are quickly shaping up the various venues at the new 50 acer Tactical Alchemy range in Aubrey, TX. just minutes away from our host church Hope Fellowship in Frisco, TX.  Click here to sign up
 
Click here for a preview of the four gun competition we are just starting to lay out. 
http://youtu.be/yXUXTk9fJdw

Point of View – by Chuck Chadwick

 
I recently received an email from a church asking about developing some policies and procedures (P&P). In the letter the person commented that we seemed to favor an armed presences and that because they had not had any incidents they didn’t think that their church was ready to “go that direction”. I wrote him back only to say that we would be happy to help but that what was the use of policies and procedures if they didn’t help you defend your people. P&Ps are just written words that say how you are going to react to an incident. I quit really caring about somebody pilfering the offering or how to do a fire evacuation long ago. I also quit trying to convince churches that they need to have trained people on the scene capable of stopping the armed mad man or terrorist. I leave it to the press to do that. There is plenty out there to convince them. Once they come to the realization that a procedure to call 911 only invites the cops to come take the report, then they can call us to help them put real people in place to mitigate the situation as best they can. Is it all about concealed handguns? No, it’s about carbines (AR15s) and shotguns and rifle plate carriers and gunshot wound trauma care kits too. Do you really think that when two or three ISIS jihadist run into your sanctuary with AK47s that your policies and procedures or pepper spray is going to do anything to stop them?
 
I invite you to take a look (violent and graphic content warning) at the latest ISIS propaganda magazine to make you feel warm and fluffy about not facing the reality of the coming troubled days. You can download it at the following link.

 
http://media.clarionproject.org/files/islamic-state/islamic-state-dabiq-magazine-issue-7-from-hypocrisy-to-apostasy.pdf

Until next month.

Highest Regards and God Bless,
Chuck Chadwick
President and Founder of the Gatekeeper family of companies.
11th Annual National Conference | August 7th - 8th | New Life Church, Colorado Springs | Early Bird Registration $150 | Click Here

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11th Annual National
Church Security Conference 

August 7-8, 2015 

We are pleased to announce that the 11th Annual National Church Security Conference will be held at.  We promise, as usual, a spectacular line up of church security experts as our speakers and events focused on “Real Meat” for developing your security team’s skills to keep your church family secure in these dark times.

LOCATION: New Life Church in Colorado Springs, CO

This Two Day event will be a “Tier One” presentation you will not want to miss. Your team will go away with “Real Meat” you can sink your teeth into as you take home a plethora of training from some of America’s best minds in church security. Visit the website for more information. 

Mark your calendar, save the date, book your travel and make your reservations today. Space is limited so you should probably act quickly.

Hope to see you there for the 11th Annual National Church Security Conference.

Tickets for this two day event will be $175 per person after June 1st ($200 at the door).
Register Groups of 4 or more | $150 per person | Click Here

The First Annual Gatekeeper Team Training & Competition

 
This two day event is open to all licensed Gatekeeper security teams and any churches that wish to submit prospective Gatekeeper security teams into the process of becoming certified church security operators through the Christian Security Institute.

Day One - Indoor Tactical Training Day 


Friday, May 8th, 2015

 
The first day will be indoor tactical security training consisting of defensive tactics drills, active shooter scenarios, disruptive person extraction and de-escalation techniques. 
 
Hosted by: Hope Fellowship Church
Frisco, TX

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Day Two – Outdoor Firearms Competition

 

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

 
The second day will be outdoor firearms competition consisting of team FOUR gun competition and individual handgun, shotgun and carbine speed and accuracy competition.  
Hosted by: Tactical Alchemy
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THINK ABOUT IT by Carl Chinn.com


This weeks article - Evil in Sanctuary 

Western Regional Director for Gatekeepers Security Services, LLC. Contact Carl Chinn for information about the Gatekeepers Program™ in Colorado and other Western States.  Contact: carl@gatekeeperssecurity.com


 

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