Comment by kris feenstra on December 15, 2012 at 3:39pm

Hmmm... one of the largest school massacre incidence in American history happened in 1927. I'm not normally one to pick on the exceptional cases as if it makes a broader point, but we're talking about the hypothetical arbiter of the universe; how can exceptions exist?

Comment by Umbra on December 15, 2012 at 4:24pm

That man should be confronted with some facts. The scary part is that this kind of mentality even exists in the USA. I'd thought you'd find these kind of people in behind the walls of the criminally insane.

Comment by Tom Pep on December 15, 2012 at 5:30pm

Him and Brian Huckabee should visit the parents and preach the word of god, surely they would have faith their god would protect them from the wrath of the parents.

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on December 15, 2012 at 6:50pm

Headbutting time. Oh! did I say that out loud?

Comment by SteveInCO on December 15, 2012 at 7:47pm

"[God] doesn't go where not wanted" Would that the same could be said of his followers.

Comment by Wesley on December 15, 2012 at 9:28pm

The irony here is that nothing has stopped people from praying in school....  Kids just aren't forced to pray a particular prayer or listen to someone else's.   This guy is no different than the Westboro Baptist Church folks.

Comment by Natalie on December 16, 2012 at 2:07am

Because bad things never happen in Gods house. Especially not to the little children.

Comment by archaeopteryx on December 16, 2012 at 5:33am

Churchgoer killed in protecting church…

November 5, 2012 – One churchgoer was killed and another wounded according to police officials while trying to stop a teenage girl from spray-painting graffiti on the side of the Principe de Paz church located on the Beverly Boulevard in the Westlake district. LAPD detectives are searching for the gunman and teenage girl responsible.

Fort Worth Pastor killed by attacker….

Oct 30, 2012 – Fort Worth was killed Monday by an attacker who rammed a car into a church wall, chased the pastor and beat him with an electric guitar, according to police officials.  Pastor Danny Kirk Sr., was the  founding pastor of Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church.

World Changers Church International member killed inside chapel dur...

Pastor shot at church during bible study…

September 6, 2012 – ESCAMBIA CO., Fla. — Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting victim call at Jackson Street and Forest Drive in Pensacola around 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The shooting victim is Pastor Laddie Pierce of West Pensacola Baptist Church. Witnesses say that Pierce was shot during bible study, before their normal Wednesday service. Officials at the scene did not believe the injuries are life threatening.

The 72-year-old man who shot the pastor of West Pensacola Baptist Church on Wednesday night did so because he thought the minister was cheating with his wife, according to an arrest report.

Comment by archaeopteryx on December 16, 2012 at 6:27am

Church Shooting in Georgia leaves 2 dead, 2 injured

June 7, 2012 –  According to Police, two people were killed and two others were wounded during a shooting outside of a funeral at Victory for the World Church in DeKalb County.

According to Fox 5 Atlanta, one of the victims of the shooting was wanted for murder.

Priest and Administrative Assistant killed by Homeless Man…

May 3, 2012 – ELLICOTT CITY, Md.  - Rev. Mary-Marguerite Kohn, co-rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, and Brenda Brewington, were killed on May 3, 2012 by a homeless man, after he was apparently turned away from the church’s food bank.  The homeless man identified by authorities as Douglas Jones, was found dead in the woods nearby the church by self inflected gun shot wounds.

Pastor’s Mother Shot & Killed

April 22, 2012 – Aurora – Police say the mother of Pastor De Lono Straham, Destiny Christian Center, was shot and killed Sunday afternoon at the end of the worship service.

The Police say the shooting suspect and the pastor’s mother were shot and taken to a local hospital where they both died.  The suspect was shot by an off-duty Denver Police officer who was a member of the church and is the pastor’s cousin.  Police currently have no motive for the shooting.

Pastor’s daughter shot in head at church ruled accidential….

Feb 14, 2012 – St. Petersburg, Fla – Authorities say that the daughter of a pastor who was shot in the head while at church was accidental.  Police say that Moises Zambrana was showing his gun to another member of the church when the gun reportedly fired going through a wall killing the pastor's daughter Hannah Kelley.

Comment by SteveInCO on December 16, 2012 at 1:02pm

To respond to the can of worms post by Jared Manley:

one who actually gets it right; he's a Christian who has been in a situation where a non-Christian prayer was pushed on him and rather than just bloviate about how these godless heathens should be thrown out of our christian country he comes to the conclusion that government sponsored prayer should remain illegal... and I think he'd be sympathetic to the notion that prayers at privately-sponsored events are rude.

I was pleased to notice that an "invocation" at the awards banquet for a convention I go to yearly disappeared without comment this year.  I personally know the guy who probably made the decision but I haven't figured out how to ask "why" without either "coming out" or sounding like I am on the other side, bitching about the omission.


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