A guy named Richard Lindsay, a professed Christian writing on “Patheos” – a “progressive” Christian megablog – “renounces” his right to keep and bear arms:
I hereby renounce my right to bear arms.I will not keep guns in my house, in my car, or on my person. I will not rely on guns for self-protection. I do not believe owning a gun is a fundamental human right like freedom of speech or freedom of religion. I do not believe owning a gun is the responsibility of a citizen in a democracy. I am capable of functioning in society without resorting to the threat or use of lethal force.
Isn’t that special?
Sorry, Rich. Your rights are endowed to you by your creator. You can choose not to exercise them. You can even choose not to value them, or fight to allow government to illegitimately strip them away from us if you’d like.
But you can’t “renounce” your actual human rights any more than you can renounce the species you were born as. You can tell everyone you want that you’re a dog; you can even lobby to have the law classify you, and all humans, as dogs if you’d like. It doesn’t make you a dog.
You’re a human. With a miserably subservient view of human rights.
I’m a Christian too – rather militantly so, actually – and there are few things in this world that nauseate me more than “Christian” gun control activists.