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Texas mass shooting may
claim the church too

Hot Air, by Andrew Malcolm

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Posted By:SurferLad, 11/10/2017 2:45:00 PM

It’s still very early, of course. But right now it looks like last Sunday’s killing rampage during religious services in Sutherland Springs, Texas, will also claim the life of the small, clapboard church itself. Twenty-six people, including an unborn child and nine other children, were gunned down at the First Baptist Church in Texas’ worst mass shooting. [Snip] So deep and raw remain the emotional wounds from that Sabbath shooting that Pastor Frank Pomeroy, who lost his own 14-year-old daughter Annabelle, has told Southern Baptist Convention leaders that any further services in that bullet-riddled church would be too painful for

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 11/10/2017 3:23:05 PM     (No. 11447945)

The attack on this church was a bloodbath. I don´t see how the surviving members would ever want to go back. It is highly conceivable that the attacker would have continued his murderous rampage had he not been stopped, because 1) he had several firearms with him, and 2) he left the engine running in his truck. He fully expected to get away, to do who knows what. If he had not been intercepted and chased down, he could very well have stopped at the next church which wasn´t that far away.

This is why my husband and I have decided that we will send funds to the church instead of spending on Christmas gifts this year. The body of Christ in Sutherland Springs, TX is hurting and in deep pain, and we need to help them get through this.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dvc, 11/10/2017 3:24:31 PM     (No. 11447946)

Seems a shame to tear the building and let this hateful atheist get the "win" of destroying their church.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TexasHillCountry, 11/10/2017 3:26:44 PM     (No. 11447951)

I hate to see this happen, but fully understand the sense of place that goes with a beloved church---not just the building, but especially the congregation.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kono, 11/10/2017 4:01:33 PM     (No. 11448001)

Tearing down the building might be a setback of sorts; but the church is the community of faith, more than the building.

I bet the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs will survive the shooting, and they will eventually build a new house of worship. Even if they happen to relocate to a different plot of land for that, the church will go on, God willing...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mc squared, 11/10/2017 4:17:51 PM     (No. 11448023)

Most small churches don´t wallow in money. While I understand the emotion involved, it seems that tearing it down is not a reasoned decision.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: citizen, 11/10/2017 4:53:08 PM     (No. 11448059)

Sutherland Springs has a pop. of about 600 people, so the entire town has been touch directly or indirectly. So I can understand them not wanting to see that building on a daily basis.


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