Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Self-described militant atheist violently attacks pastor following sermon
WPXI ^ | October 22, 2013 | Jessica Heffner

Posted on 10/22/2013 9:35:07 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

NORTH HAMPTON, Ohio — A self-described militant atheist with a criminal past faces multiple charges after an attack on a pastor who, after his sermon, had asked the man's girlfriend if she felt safe.

James Maxie, 28, of Springfield, Ohio, is charged with second-degree felonious assault and misdemeanor resisting arrest after an incident Sunday at The Bridge Community Church in North Hampton.

Police Chief Jarrod Campbell said in his 11 years with the department, he's rarely dealt with "an incident this brutal."

The Rev. Norman Hayes, 57, said he feared for his life and begged for the attack to stop. Hayes suffered a broken nose, bruises and three long cuts that required stitches across his face.

"I questioned his girlfriend in his presence if she felt safe," Hayes said. "He was very, very upset that I'd even suggest that he would hurt her. Then he turned around and hurt me very badly."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: atheist; pastor

1 posted on 10/22/2013 9:35:07 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Atheism. It’s happy.


2 posted on 10/22/2013 9:36:17 AM PDT by lurk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

3 posted on 10/22/2013 9:36:55 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Anger Management?


4 posted on 10/22/2013 9:37:22 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor < still > has no pedigree.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hegemony Cricket

serial killer eyes.


5 posted on 10/22/2013 9:38:59 AM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: lurk
Hey, next thing you know, it will be a pro-gay atheist driving thru a Chik-fil-A.



Oh, wait .....
6 posted on 10/22/2013 9:39:16 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Brilliant move on the perp’s part.

He didn’t like the pastor introducing the idea the woman might want to consider her safety.

He reacts by beating up the pastor.

The woman must feel VERY safe now.

This idiot just proved the pastor’s point.


7 posted on 10/22/2013 9:40:52 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (People will retain the power to control the Government, or it will retain the power to control them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lurk

Let this be a lesson for “militant atheists”, You can enter a church without bursting into flames.

kinda,


8 posted on 10/22/2013 9:41:42 AM PDT by Zeneta
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

the puke lOOKS like a TWEAKER!

registered PROGRESSIVE ..to boot


9 posted on 10/22/2013 9:41:44 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Whoa, his girlfriend has nabbed herself a real loser there.


10 posted on 10/22/2013 9:41:56 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

Typical Ohio genetic misfire.I see ‘em every day here.


11 posted on 10/22/2013 9:43:19 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

...oh yeah, he’s the cream of the crop alright...the absolute pick of the litter...

..looks crazed and dazed to me...


12 posted on 10/22/2013 9:43:53 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne

She’ll stay with him no matter how many people he beats or if he beats her.


13 posted on 10/22/2013 9:45:19 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

If only the people who believed that a human life is nothing but a randomly assembled bag of chemicals actually behaved like that’s all they were. But no, they acting like they are important and want to be noticed and heeded. They want to have it both ways.


14 posted on 10/22/2013 9:49:14 AM PDT by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle
Except for having both ears he looks like Van Gogh. Evidently just as stable.
15 posted on 10/22/2013 9:50:53 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

Yuck inside and out!


16 posted on 10/22/2013 9:51:16 AM PDT by grimalkin (We are a nation under God. If we ever forget this, we are a nation gone under. -Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

I think most folks would agree that atheism is certainly largely of the left. That being agreed upon it does seem that liberalism IS a mental disorder.


17 posted on 10/22/2013 9:54:14 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

My CA raised daughter graduated from college in OH. What an eye opening experience that was. Poverty, meth and real white trash she saw first hand-not her Silicon Valley faux world.


18 posted on 10/22/2013 9:56:09 AM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Phony President)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia
He really loves me...he only hits me when he drinking.
19 posted on 10/22/2013 9:56:11 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

hate crime.


20 posted on 10/22/2013 9:56:38 AM PDT by Mamzelle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lurk
militant idiot
21 posted on 10/22/2013 9:57:07 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

So, what kind of fuzzy-wuzzy do-gooder congregation is this that doesn’t care enough about their pastor to protect him?

This wack job obviously was suffering from a lead deficiency.


22 posted on 10/22/2013 10:04:59 AM PDT by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jack Hydrazine

Sad but true.


23 posted on 10/22/2013 10:08:05 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (People will retain the power to control the Government, or it will retain the power to control them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne
he appears to have some VERY VERY Serious issues.


24 posted on 10/22/2013 10:08:09 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Darteaus94025

There is something in the water in Springfield. It’s the armpit of the state, and a veritable haven for “human debris”. I know how awful that sounds, but it’s the truth. The entire city is a slum.


25 posted on 10/22/2013 10:08:18 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: QBFimi

Wait until His Mother holds her first press conference


26 posted on 10/22/2013 10:10:31 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: MeshugeMikey

Yes he does. I took one look at the photo and thought, “Man, that guy is tweaked.”


27 posted on 10/22/2013 10:16:06 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (People will retain the power to control the Government, or it will retain the power to control them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne

tweaked as in TWEAKER...if ya ask me.

hes a TAD thin...for a 27 year old male.

Im guessing hes a Beginning Meth ..”hobbyist”


28 posted on 10/22/2013 10:19:15 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

I guess the girlfriend goes to church and her “militant atheist” boyfriend is there to point out how wrong it is?

He’s there to spend time with her?

Why was he there?

I’m not getting why this clown would sit through a sermon if he believes as he claims.


29 posted on 10/22/2013 10:23:44 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MeshugeMikey

I was thin into my mid 30s. Could eat like a horse, but my metabolism burned it off as quick as I could eat it.

Still, there is something about this guy, and I wouldn’t bet on you being wrong.


30 posted on 10/22/2013 10:29:58 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (People will retain the power to control the Government, or it will retain the power to control them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Will this pastor be charged with a hate crime?


31 posted on 10/22/2013 10:49:11 AM PDT by nickcarraway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Attention all pastors — provide armed security for your members.


32 posted on 10/22/2013 10:54:23 AM PDT by Socon-Econ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

If Obama had a son, and that son was a white meth freak......


33 posted on 10/22/2013 11:07:13 AM PDT by Gator113
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson