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Mega church pastor beaten to death with electric guitar by man who rammed car into church
dailymail ^ | 10.30.2013 | Peter Rugg

Posted on 10/30/2012 8:44:42 PM PDT by Morgana

A North Texas congregation is reeling after an attacker rammed a car into a church wall, chased the pastor, and beat him to death with an electric guitar.

Police told reporters they didn't know why the unidentified suspect attacked Rev. Danny Kirk Sr., founding pastor of the Greater Sweethome MIssionary Baptist Church.

In a harrowing 911 call an unidentified church secretary said that some staff tried to fight him off but that Kirk was in desperate need of an ambulance.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 10/30/2012 8:44:47 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana; Slings and Arrows
> Mega church pastor beaten to death with electric guitar by man who rammed car into church

Now that is a headline you don't see every day.

2 posted on 10/30/2012 8:46:45 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Gamecock

ping


3 posted on 10/30/2012 8:47:44 PM PDT by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana

The Obama zombies are losing it.


4 posted on 10/30/2012 8:48:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: Morgana
Note that the assailant died also:

The assailant himself was found unresponsive shortly after being taken into custody and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

5 posted on 10/30/2012 8:49:29 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored

It was not a Mega Church. It was a podunk little church.


6 posted on 10/30/2012 8:50:44 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: dayglored

Somebody was on serious drugs.


7 posted on 10/30/2012 8:51:52 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Morgana

Gibson or Fender?


8 posted on 10/30/2012 8:52:58 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: mylife
> Somebody was on serious drugs.

Oh yeah.

9 posted on 10/30/2012 8:53:27 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Morgana; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Witnesses report that the guitar stayed in tune.


10 posted on 10/30/2012 8:53:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Morgana

A better way to go at least than if it had been a banjo


11 posted on 10/30/2012 8:54:35 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: dayglored
Now that is a headline you don't see every day.

Prayers.

Not to make light of this, but your post reminded me of a joke a Pastor once told me. There was a town with a prominent Baptist Church with a fairly robust evangelism team that would go out and invite people to the church.

The ministry was well familiar with "the town atheist" that enjoyed engaging with and debating the evangelism team whenever he could. "The town atheist" was fairly well known and the other churches in town had their own run ins with him.

Well anyway one day the church catches fire and while the firemen are there a crowd gathers. Lo and behold the Pastor sees "the town atheist" standing on the sidewalk. So he approaches and exclaims "so you finally decided to come to church?!"

The town atheist shrugs and says, "you never set it on fire before."

12 posted on 10/30/2012 8:55:04 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Why do cops have more lenient ROEs when facing us than troops in combat facing suicidal islamists?)
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To: Morgana

While I realize some people dislike so-called megachurches and not always without reason, this is not one. It is a majority black church with humble beginnings, that built a fairly traditional red brick church building. The congregation numbers in the hundreds. It is, I believe, a Missionary Baptist Church.

What’s the cut off for megachurch designation, anyway? A couple thoisand? Is this strictly applied to only nondenominational or Protestant churches, or can a Catholic Church be regarded as a megachurch due to the number of parishioners?

Just curious.


13 posted on 10/30/2012 8:55:44 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Morgana

The car sustained a damaged Fender, according to the Marshall.


14 posted on 10/30/2012 8:56:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Morgana

There is so much evil in this world.


15 posted on 10/30/2012 8:57:12 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: dayglored

It’s sad.
Many of these pastors open themselves to this sort of thing, but it is also sad when pastors turn people away from the Church.

The family of the killer indicated that this fellow want all there.


16 posted on 10/30/2012 8:57:59 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Morgana

Heavy Metal.


17 posted on 10/30/2012 8:59:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Morgana

Humor over the death of anyone, especially a man of God eludes me. But that is just me.


18 posted on 10/30/2012 8:59:39 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: RegulatorCountry

It was a small Church.


19 posted on 10/30/2012 9:01:33 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Morgana

My bet is the pastor was bangin the perps wife/girlfriend/ho.


20 posted on 10/30/2012 9:05:00 PM PDT by chuckles
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To: Repeat Offender

ROTFLMAO!!!!

I have an atheist friend and I’m gonna regale him with that one.


21 posted on 10/30/2012 9:06:35 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: chuckles

It could happen.

It happens all the time.


22 posted on 10/30/2012 9:08:07 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: RegulatorCountry; Gamecock

ask gamecock that question.


23 posted on 10/30/2012 9:10:19 PM PDT by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Revolting cat!; a fool in paradise; Lurker; dayglored

“Fenders are hard to break.”
—Pete Townshend


24 posted on 10/30/2012 9:10:59 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: doc1019
Humor over the death of anyone, especially a man of God eludes me.

It does more than elude me. It sickens me.

25 posted on 10/30/2012 9:13:31 PM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: Revolting cat!

Some witnesses, however, described the vehicle as a Pickup.


26 posted on 10/30/2012 9:15:32 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Leaning Right; doc1019

I thought that by posting this in religion we might avoid the normal humor but I was wrong.


27 posted on 10/30/2012 9:18:28 PM PDT by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana

Tragic and bizarre. Prayers for that family and community.


28 posted on 10/30/2012 9:19:03 PM PDT by The Conservative Goddess
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To: dayglored

Don’t fret, police are stringing together a theory of the dispute’s amplification.


29 posted on 10/30/2012 9:20:30 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Morgana

Some find perverse humor in anything, especially things religious.


30 posted on 10/30/2012 9:21:33 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: chuckles

That is probably a good bet. Reminds me of the movie “The Apostle” only it was the minister that did that head smashing.


31 posted on 10/30/2012 9:25:03 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: Morgana

The new game: Obama Guitar Hero.


32 posted on 10/30/2012 9:25:08 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Revolting cat!

Fender, gives a lickin’ and keeps on tickin.


33 posted on 10/30/2012 9:25:14 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Morgana

If you check the Daily Mail site, the jokes didn’t play well with some of the readers who tuned to it, one of whom had this bone to pick:

“The negative comments on here are atrocious, only coming from the dregs of humanity. I am a proud heathen myself, even as a man who does not believe in or follow Christianity.”


34 posted on 10/30/2012 9:25:48 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Morgana

that one guitar made his whole life change.
Now he needs to keep rockin’ he just can’t stop -
Gotta keep on rockin’ that boy has got to stay on top


35 posted on 10/30/2012 9:47:43 PM PDT by Autonomous User (The Obama Doctrine: Blame America First.)
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To: Morgana
I read all the article. The killer was still hitting the minister when the cops got there. They Tased him to get control of him, handcuff him, and put him in cop car.

Now, FOR SOME REASON, he stopped breathing while with the cops and was pronounced dead when cops got to hospital.

I think the cops (I saw one was black), stopped somewhere and made sure the killer stopped breathing.

Justice happened right there - no trial and the guy getting a few years and get out. He stopped living right after he stopped the minister living.

36 posted on 10/30/2012 10:01:33 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE.)
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To: Morgana

Read the local paper story:
http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/10/31/4375962/pastors-killer-had-mental-illness.html
This idiot was nuts.
The preacher was a big man, as was the janitor. This crazy nut crashed a car into the church on Monday morning, gets out and start beating the hell out of the janitor.
The preacher tries to intervene and gets knocked out. Then the bad guy grabs an electric guitar and starts clubbing the big guy. It must have been real ugly because he was still bashing him when the cops finally arrived. Nothing would stop the guy until the cops tazed him and threw him in the car.
The preachers brother is a sheriff in another TX county, or was. This is scary stuff. Mental wacko needed double tap from a .45. Nothing less would have stopped him. Mental wacko, not drugs but just crazy. They are out there, just hope you or your family members never run across this type unarmed.


37 posted on 10/30/2012 10:45:08 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it)
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To: Morgana
In a harrowing 911 call an unidentified church secretary said that some staff tried to fight him off but that Kirk was in desperate need of an ambulance.

The Texas that I knew would've had multiple holes in the murderer long before his 3rd strike with the guitar... even in a church.

38 posted on 10/30/2012 10:53:48 PM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Repeat Offender

Reminds me of the local pain-in-the-butt atheist here years ago. Constantly causing problems till the day he died, and he died praying for god to forgive him.

Many people here knew who I am speaking about.


39 posted on 10/30/2012 11:32:21 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: mylife

I saw that, too.

Reporters do not write their own headlines. Headline writers work hurriedly and don’t always read the copy carefully. That appears to be the case here.

Nothing “mega” about that church.


40 posted on 10/30/2012 11:49:37 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: mylife; dayglored

Bath salts?


41 posted on 10/31/2012 2:23:07 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: dayglored

Usually these things are murder suicides. And I noticed the assailant died. So, did he turn the guitar on himself?


42 posted on 10/31/2012 3:40:20 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf
I love that Far Side cartoon!

That, and the one with two guys sitting on a bench in Hell. One turns to the other and says "I hate this place."

44 posted on 10/31/2012 6:20:20 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: dayglored; Morgana
Now that is a headline you don't see every day.

Why? Is Morgana slacking off?

45 posted on 10/31/2012 6:29:00 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: cuban leaf
One of my favorite commercials:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZzpbsvt3k0

46 posted on 10/31/2012 7:08:44 AM PDT by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? [NRA Life Member])
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To: Morgana

Axe murderer.


47 posted on 10/31/2012 8:04:53 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Lurker

I’m guessing a Gibson Les Paul.

Couple of reasons:

Fenders use primarily single coil pickups, not nearly as dark a sound as the humbuckers employed on Gibsons.

Take a look at your run of the mill death metal band - no telecasters, maybe a strat or two, but primarily Les Pauls

Oh, and Les Pauls are heavy.


48 posted on 10/31/2012 11:30:17 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Alex Murphy; dayglored

Now that is a headline you don’t see every day.

Why? Is Morgana slacking off?

+++++++++++++++++++++

I don’t make the news or report it. I just re-post it!


49 posted on 10/31/2012 1:30:24 PM PDT by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana
I don’t make the news or report it. I just re-post it!

That's what I've been saying for at least seven years. If no one believed me then, why should anyone believe you now?

50 posted on 10/31/2012 1:33:40 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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