Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Fundie Bible student burns church

Word of Life Bible Institute is a fundamentalist school. It is “committed to a literal interpretation of the Bible and rejects any attempt to reinterpret Scripture...” Caleb Uriah Lussier is, or perhaps we should say was, a student there.

He’s in jail now. In May he broke into the Christ Episcopal Church and placed all the Bibles into a bag and removed them from the church. He wanted to save them. He then took gasoline and spread it around the church and burnt it to the ground. Why?

Well Lussier is a fundamentalist. He said the Episcopal Church was filled with, as the press put it, “hypocrites who deviated from the teachings of the Bible and the world of God.” One police officer said: “He didn’t think they were following the Bible the way he thought they should.”

Lussier is suspected in another church arson as well where a bag of Bibles was found outside the church. Like a good Right-wing Christian he also removed the flags that were inside the church as well. Lussier also sent threatening letters to other churches.


Blogger Indioheathen said...

I wonder if this deranged Christanist Taliban was inspired by the deranged former Islamist Taliban theocracy in Afghanistan that blew up the ancient, giant Buddha statue?

November 22, 2006

Blogger luggage79 said...

there is no hatred like religious hatred. Although the Buddha statue and the churches are invaluable evidence of culture, I guess we have to say in this case that we are just lucky that no people were blown up (or burned, in the case of the bible-fundy).

November 23, 2006


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