Tarrant County Pastor Beaten To Death With Electric Guitar

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Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church
Danny Kirk, the founding pastor of Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church in Forest Hill was inside the church this morning with his secretary and a janitor when car crashed through the side of the building.

The precise details of what happened next are trickling out. A man exited the wrecked vehicle and assaulted the janitor, who was outside. The secretary locked herself in a storage closet and, according to tweets from reporters covering the story, called police.

When officers arrived, they found the man standing over Kirk, bludgeoning him with an electric guitar. They Tased the attacker, then put him in the back of a patrol car. When officer returned after a few minutes, Kirk was no longer breathing. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The attacker has not yet been identified, nor has his motive. The Star-Telegram is reporting that he may have been the relative of a church member.

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Groty
Groty

A guy drives his car into a church and beat the priest to death. Not much of a mystery,  this was payback. The guy had a reason. And since we`re talking about a priest it doesn`t take alot of guessing as to what he did to provoce this, you all know what I mean.

trudat
trudat

...tragic and mysterious...

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

This guy watched too many Who videos.

GuitarPlayer
GuitarPlayer

Please, don't let this one incident be a representation of the guitar.

roo_ster
roo_ster

For the love of Pete.  Note to pastors: it is legal for you to pack at work if you have a CHL.  Never know when you might need to introduce some miscreant to The Lord Almighty in a hurry.

 

Also, yet another reason I am for traditional organ music services and none of this sandal-wearing guitar service music.

rubbercow
rubbercow

@GuitarPlayer this is going to depend on whether or not it was an assault-style guitar.

Double-O-Joe
Double-O-Joe

 @roo_ster 

Ever seen someone murdered with a pipe organ?  It's brutal, let me tell you.

scottindallas
scottindallas topcommenter

 @roo_ster Jesus preached to turn the other cheek, perhaps a few pastors still take the words of Jesus seriously.

roo_ster
roo_ster

 @scottindallas Self defense and forgiveness are not mutually exclusive. 

 

For instance, Luke 22:36

"Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one."

 

Jesus and the disciples had entered Jerusalem and Jesus wanted to prepare his followers for the time he would no longer be there physically.

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