As I rounded the corner to the front of the Washington, D.C., convention center on a Sunday evening late last month, two older, portly gentlemen made their way across the street from Mt. Vernon Square. Hunched over, ID badges dangling from their necks, they entered the building just behind me, and we proceeded toward the metal detectors. We were all on our way to Pastor John Hagee's third annual Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Summit. In the lobby a large sign stated that weapons were prohibited inside the complex. On seeing it, one of the men asked loudly: "No weapons!?! But what will I do with the sword of the Lord?"