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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."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: atheist; pastor
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1 posted on 10/22/2013 9:35:07 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Atheism. It’s happy.


2 posted on 10/22/2013 9:36:17 AM PDT by lurk
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Anger Management?


4 posted on 10/22/2013 9:37:22 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor < still > has no pedigree.)
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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.)
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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.)
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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
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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
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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.)
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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.)
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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.)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

hate crime.


20 posted on 10/22/2013 9:56:38 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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