Sunday, March 08, 2009

Another Myth Laid to Rest

There is an old Woody Allen routine where "a crazed Evbangelist" throws a Bible out of his hotel window, striking Woody in the chest. Fortunately, a bullet he has kept in his breast pocket for years saves his life.

Apparently, sadly, the other way around doesn't work:
The pastor of a Maryville, Illinois, church was shot to death during a service Sunday in front of horrified parishioners who then tackled the gunman, state police said.

Fred Winters, the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Maryville, was shot and killed during the 8 a.m. service...

Witness Claudia Bohley told CNN affiliate KSDK she was in the church's foyer waiting for the service to begin when she heard "pop, pop, pop. ... We just couldn't imagine what had happened."

She said she ran into the sanctuary and saw what looked like paper scattered on the pulpit. She said she was later told that the bullet hit Winters' Bible.

Sad condolences to the family and the parishoners.

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