Friday, April 13, 2007

Bible Thumper

Minnesota Jail Guard Suspended After Inmate Is Hit With A Bible

(AP) A jail guard has been suspended after allegedly thumping an inmate with a Bible.

James Lee Sheppard, 56, has been charged with two gross misdemeanors for allegedly swatting a Blue Earth County Jail inmate with the book, grabbing him by the throat and slamming him against steel bars on Feb. 8, according to the criminal complaint.


jin said...

Haha! I love your 'bible thumpers' label.

jin said...

Oh, was your title too...I totally missed that!

Mob said...

Oh my God, the only way that could've been better is if he was shouting "The power of Christ compels you!" when he laid his wrath upon him, y'know?

Awesome story.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Bloody Christians! There's no end of trouble coming from that book, is there?

Marni said...

He was just upset because he had recently heard the news of Anna Nicole Smith's death! :)

"jew" "girl" said...

that's one way to indoctrinate. jan crouch could take a lesson. news...

justacoolcat said...

Atleast you can't say "I'll bet drinking/alcohol was involved.". Nice title, wasn't that the pious rabbit in Bambi?

Bubs said...

coolcat, it was a correctional facility. Pruno was probably involved.

J.G. that's one of the virtues of fundamentalist Christianity--it's particularly well-suited to prison discipline.

Marni, we were all devastated by that, but we didn't commit any bible beatings. We just shot our guns into the air

Barbara, speaking as a Christian myself I always wonder what I'm missing that some of these wackjobs seem to see in the Bible and church teaching. I just don't get it.

Mob, no kidding. I'd love to find the official report on this so I could find out exactly what he said. I expect this kind of behavior from south of the Mason-Dixon; to me this episode is made all the more hilarious by imagining a thick "Fargo" style Minnesota accent on the guard.

Jin, thanks!