What Drug Would Jesus Do?
Remember a few months ago when there was that courthouse shooting in Atlanta? Brian Nichols shot up the courtroom, killing four people, and then escaped to an apartment complex where he took young Ashley Smith hostage. Remember how Ashley coaxed the gunman to give himself up by reading to him from the popular Christian book, The Purpose-Driven Life? Remember how the wingnuts kept spouting off about how it was our lenient, gay-lovin’ activist judges who brought this kind of violent behavior to bear because of their evil secularist decisions? Remember how the babbling Biblical literalists praised Ashley as proof of God’s divine guidance and how the power of Jesus can overcome even the most heinous of violent criminals?
Well, turns out that even Jesus power can get a little bump from the power of crystal methamphetamine:
(ABC News) In her book, “Unlikely Angel,” released Tuesday, the 27-year-old Smith says Nichols had her bound on her bed with masking tape and an extension cord. She says he asked for marijuana, but she did not have any, so she dug into her illegal stash of crystal meth instead.
Police said Nichols took Smith hostage in her apartment March 11 after a shooting rampage at the Atlanta courthouse.
During the ordeal, Smith says, she pulled out Rick Warren’s book “The Purpose-Driven Life” and read to Nichols a chapter called “Using What God Gave Me” to gain his trust. Nichols later released her, and she called 911 and told authorities where to find him.
Apparently, God gave her the wherewithal to stash away a little bit of crank just in case she needed to calm the jones of a murderous potential rapist.
[Helmet tip to Jesus’ General]