From: te: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 09:44:21 EDT bject: Doctrinal Murder


When the deluded sit around swapping fairytales is it any wonder that they kill each other every so often? If the allegations in this article are true, we see just how flawed are the church-goers' notions of what constitutes "perfection". Seems that "knowing everything about the bible" is of little value in causing one to act responsibly/sanely.

Clinging to childish fairytales is a symptom of a drifty person.... not all drifty folks are dangerous but most dangerous folks are drifty.

Sincerely, roline

Man Charged in Ohio Church Slaying


.c The Associated Press

TROTWOOD, Ohio (AP) -- Religious differences may have played a part in the shooting death of a pastor after a Bible studies class, police said.

Kenneth Nance, 58, of Dayton was charged Friday with aggravated murder in the death of the Rev. Andrew Lofton. Nance answered questions in court, but said nothing about the shooting.

Police arrested Nance after Wednesday's shooting death of Lofton, pastor of Christ Temple Apostolic Faith Church. Lofton, 65, was shot several times after a Bible class that Nance attended in the church.

"It has been determined the suspect and victim had at times different theological views, which also involved certain sermons by the pastor," police Sgt. Carl Bush said.

Nance had sat quietly during the scripture lesson, in which Lofton explained the Book of Revelation and urged his Bible students to prepare themselves for the afterlife.

Montgomery County District Court Judge James Manning set bond at $750,000.

Nance's neighbors described him as a kindhearted, church-loving man who chauffeured his elderly friends on errands. They said Nance loved his pastor and can't understand why he has been charged.

"He was just a 100 percent good man," neighbor Ruby Kinney said. "To me, he's perfect. And everybody here is upset about it."

Nance was deeply religious, often met with friends at the apartment complex to study the Bible and attended church often, neighbors said.

"When that door opens at that church, he's there," said neighbor Helen Price, 73. "And he knows everything about the Bible."

AP-NY-09-19-98 0106EDT

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