The image has been retweeted nearly 40,000 times, demonstrating the bizarre aesthetic power of an ordained minister aiming their aqua-Glock at a child’s noggin.
While the photo’s provenance is not entirely clear, there are other instances of religious leaders using water guns as part of their sacramental duties.
Earlier this year, Minnesota couple Mary and Kyle Nielsen went viral thanks to a photo of their infant son, Wesley James, squarely in the sights of their pastor’s water gun.
Mary Nielsen said the pastor “did the real thing first” during the at-home ceremony, but was game to stage the photo regardless.
Another minister was photographed over the weekend squirting holy water through car windows at a drive-in ceremony.