Man kills himself in Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral

 
 
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Beam
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18 February 2009 15:41
 

By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press Writer Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press Writer

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090218/ap_on_re_us/crystal_cathedral_shooting

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. – A man shot and killed himself in front of a cross inside televangelist Robert H. Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral on Wednesday, police and church officials said. The man handed a note and his driver’s license to two ushers, walked to the cross and then shot himself in the head as he appeared to be praying, Senior Pastor Juan Carlos Ortiz said.

 
 
 
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19 February 2009 06:32
 

GADS! Poor, sick bastards everywhere. Well, at least he did not do anyone else first.

 
 
 
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19 February 2009 06:44
 

Did he believe that doing it in front of a cross in a mega church would undo any untoward cosmic consequences of offing himself? Someone who believes the other superstitious dogma, may just believe that the cross and church had some magic powers. Maybe he just wanted his 15 minutes of fame post mortem.

 
 
 
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19 February 2009 08:37
 

Impossible to say Beam. Obviously was extremely disturbed and probably just wanted everybody to know how much. Shock value.

 
 
 
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19 February 2009 20:44
 

It’s not the first suicide there. The other one was a depression sufferer.

Well, at least he did not do anyone else first.

It’s a “miracle!”