GARDEN GROVE â€“ A man walked into the Crystal Cathedral on Wednesday morning, handed a church greeter a note, then knelt in front of a cross and shot himself in the head, leaving him dead at the altar, police said.
The Coronerâ€™s Office identified the man Wednesday afternoon as Steve Smick, 48. It released no further details about him. Police said his last known address was in Whittier, but they were investigating whether he had moved since then.
Police received a 911 call from the church at 13280 Chapman Ave. reporting shots fired at 9:40 a.m., said Garden Grove police Lt. Dennis Ellsworth.
Greeters at the church said a man had shot himself in the head inside the main church....
Rogerant, what Schuller preaches should be called The Gospel, because its [URL=http://www.ihcc.org/images/booklets/pdf/L123.pdf]]]A Different Gospel: An Evaluation of the Teachings of Robert Schuller[/URL].
kenny wrote: If I had to sit and listen to Robert Schuller lisp through a sermon I would want to shoot myself, too.
"Church greeter Yvette Manson was conducting a tour with six guests from Canada. She was just telling the guest about the churchâ€™s around-the-clock suicide prevention services, Manson said, when she heard the loud pop.
Manson had her back to the cross and told the guests, â€śOh, guess what? One of our windows blew out.â€ť
But the tourists, who were facing the cross, informed her that the man had just shot himself, she said."
I see their suicide prevention services are just about as effective as their gospel preaching, if that is what if can be called!
Once again, a media story about a sensationalist event that happens to be at a church. (Would they even cover a suicide at a private residence?) It's not "bias" in the article getting facts slanted, but have you ever seen an article about a Godly pastor faithfully expounding the Bible?
(Calling the Crystal Cathedral a "church" is a stretch, but I won't get into that...)