How not to convince your girlfriend to go to church.

lovejesusChristians are charged by their religion with the task of trying to convert others to the cause. This can be a rough undertaking at the best of times and stressful when you consider the fate they believe will befall loved ones who don’t do what they’re supposed to to be in God’s good graces. At times they can get a little desperate when the usual cajoling fails and that’s when they resort to more… extreme measures.

Measures like this:

Woman refuses to go to church, man holds pillow over her face at knifepoint – WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg

Rusty James Leighty, 22, of the 100 block of Cottontail Court, Lancaster, was charged with simple assault and making terroristic threats after a domestic disturbance at his girlfriends home.

The 36-year-old victim called police on Nov. 24 around 8 a.m. and told police that Leighty had held a pillow over her face and threatened her with a knife when she refused to attend church with him.

Now I’m not a Christian myself, but I have read the Bible a number of times. Mind you, I’m no expert, but I don’t think this is a Jesus approved method of getting people to attend church. Rusty’s heart is in the right place… actually, no… no it isn’t. The guy sounds like a psychopath and his girlfriend should not only break things off, but consider a restraining order and perhaps moving to another city and/or state.

2 comments

  1. Yyyeah, I’m pretty sure the real problem here is that the guy’s deranged, not what he’s fixated on. Also along the lines of this is not about religion any more than rape is about sex.

    I don’t speak on Jesus’ behalf very often, but on Jesus’ behalf, please don’t try to get people to come to church at knifepoint (gunpoint, etc.). Yeah, there’s a long historic precedent for it, but, really, just … don’t.

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