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Portrait of a hero: John Roll
World Net Daily ^ | Greg Laurie

Posted on 01/24/2011 8:32:38 AM PST by jda

"A video of the massacre revealed that Judge Roll literally laid his life down to save another. The judge was shot in the back as he knocked down and then shielded congressional aide Ron Barber from more of the bullets fired by Loughner. According to a sheriff's department employee who viewed the video, Judge Roll placed himself over Barber while Loughner continued firing.

. . .

"We all wonder what we would do under such circumstances, but I am convinced that Judge Roll's Christian faith played a major roll in his actions on Jan. 8. I know this because Judge Roll's son, Robert, wrote me only a couple of days after his father's death to talk about the private life of this hero.

. . .

"It has been said, 'Character is not made in crisis, it is revealed.' John Roll put that character on display at 10:10 a.m. in a parking lot in Arizona, and serves as an inspiration to us all.

"So I pay tribute today to a man of faith and courage, Judge John Roll."

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catholic; johnroll
In their efforts to discredit conservatives and assign blame for the Tucson shootings, the MSM has missed (and I would say intentionally) a story of heroism and courage.

One can only conclude that the reason they have chosen to do so is because that story is about a Christian.

1 posted on 01/24/2011 8:32:40 AM PST by jda
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One can only conclude that the reason they have chosen to do so is because that story is about a Christian.

Also, it's pretty hard to pin the shooting on Palin and conservatives, when one of the shooter's victims was a pro-life Republican.

2 posted on 01/24/2011 8:34:58 AM PST by dfwgator
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Judge John Roll: A life of authentic Catholic witness

johnroll

3 posted on 01/24/2011 8:39:43 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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Being a Christian should be a requirement for being a judge. If not all judges then the same makeup as Christians in this Country.


4 posted on 01/24/2011 8:53:53 AM PST by Portcall24
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the MSM has missed (and I would say intentionally) a story of heroism and courage.

You're darned right it was intentional. He was a Federal Judge for crying out loud, the Chief Judge of the district. But all we heard about for the first couple of days was the wounded liberal congress person, and very little about the DEAD conservative judge! If Judge Roll had been a clinton appointee his murder would have been screached about on CNN and MSNBC and Fox non stop!

5 posted on 01/24/2011 9:00:09 AM PST by pgkdan (Protect and Defend America! End the practice of islam on our shores before it's too late!)
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Unfortunately, Judge Roll's story will remain largely unknown.

If only he were a pretty young female democrat politician! Darn the luck! [/s]

The media's behavior in this story is beyond nauseating, but i'm preaching to the choir, of course.

6 posted on 01/24/2011 9:32:45 AM PST by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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Since Judge Roll sacrificed his life protecting someone else, perhaps a stranger no less, does this not make him eleigible to be Canonized as a Martyr? St. Maximlillan Kolbe, took the place of a married prisoner with a family in a Nazi death camp during WWII. It seems to me there is a valid comparison here. Just some thoughts...


7 posted on 01/24/2011 10:39:34 AM PST by OriginalChristian (Sarah Palin, America's Governor...)
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