Friday, April 27, 2007

Texas Baptist leader's advice: Attack a gunman

DALLAS — "The head of a Southern Baptist seminary told male students they should charge an attacker if confronted with a situation like last week's Virginia Tech shootings.

Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, made the comments at a chapel service April 18, two days after Seung-Hui Cho fatally shot 32 people before killing himself.

"All you had to do was have six or eight [students] rush him right at that time and 32 people wouldn't have died," Patterson said. "You don't let things like that happen, guys. We just don't do it."

Wow. Someone with some actual stones gets his words published in a real newspaper, with no editorial reply telling us how bad this advice is?

"Sgt. Allan Baron of Texas A&M University police told The Dallas Morning News, which first reported the remarks on its Web site Tuesday, that he would not recommend that someone without training charge an armed assailant.

"The best advice you could probably give to somebody in those type of situations is to look for a way to escape and get help immediately," he said."

Whoops. Spoke too soon. So let me get this straight now...get help as in call the police? Who were already THERE while he was shooting the last 30? This is his BEST ADVICE?

What, someone else previously covered how to fall to your knees and beg like a schoolgirl?

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