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Posted on 01/09/2011 2:05:15 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
A preacher for the church of Christ was killed in the Giffords shooting incident. Slain was Dorwin Stoddard, 76, of Mountain Ave. church of Christ. His wife was wounded. Seems the media hasn't had much to say about that.
They disgust me beyond words.
“Also recovered in the safe was an envelope with handwriting on the envelope stating ‘I planned ahead,’ and ‘my assassination’ and the name ‘Giffords,’ along with what appears to be Loughner’s signature,” the affidavit states.
I cried when I read the story of what Mr. Stoddard did. He threw himself on top of his wife to save her. He died saving his wife.
The atheists want to destroy Christianity because it is what made this country a great, exceptional place. It is also a reminder that our Rights come from God and our laws were based in Natural Law which is the origin of common sense. Marxist want no rational thinkers, no reason and logic. It exposes their ugly lies. The Marxist media does everything in their power to marginalize Christianity and wipe that word out of the conscious of the nation. If they do use the term it has to have a negative connotation. Marxism is all about lies.
“He threw himself on top of his wife to save her.”
A good man and husband.
That would seem rather doubtful.
OTOH, one can easily doubt the Left-wing shooter would recognize the preacher and his wife, to pick them out as targets, though perhaps whatever demonic spirit possessed the shooter did.
since Rodney King I have been convinced the mainstream news media is seeking to incite violence. Thats the real irony here.
I don’t think the Congresswoman was necessarily far left.
Giffords is a blue dog democrat, not a leftwing wacko.
"On January 8, 2011, a search warrant was executed at 7741 N. Soledad Avenue in Tucson, Arizona, where LOUGHNER resides. Some of the evidence seized from that location included a letter in a safe, addressed to Mr. Jared Loughney at 7741 N. Soledad Avenue, from Congresswoman Giffords, on Congressional stationary, dated August 30, 2007, thanking him for attending a Congress on your Corner event at the Foothills Mall in Tucson. Also recovered in the safe was an envelope with handwriting on the envelope stating I planned ahead, and My assassination and the name Giffords, along with what appears to be LOUGHNERs signature."
Some Church of Christ denoms are liberal
I don’t think that preacher look at wings. Maybe they just wanted to hear what Rep Gifford had to say.
**** Seems the media hasn’t had much to say about that. *&***
We don’t watch T.V so called, “news”, here.
(And the ones who really need to know all the facts, are the college student voting block!)
Media mantra has always been, "If it bleeds, it leads".
May Brother Stoddard receive a warm welcome from our Lord, and I’ll say a prayer for his wife and other family.
What a real hero. Which story did you read?
It’s been steadily getting worse and worse for Christians, especially since Obama was immaculated President. Like someone said, if it had been a Muslim imam who lay down his life for his wife (if imams even marry?) that would have been the drumbeat even louder than the judge and Congresswoman being shot. I am of the opinion Obama wants to incite anger in the American people in order to declare martial law on them at the drop of a hat; especially if they don’t toe the line and allow his agenda to go “forward” into the “brave new world” he and his handlers invision.
I’ve read about him several places, and FOX news mentioned not only his name but his church affiliation last night.
Sounds like a fine man.
We lost a good judge, too, and a sweet little girl. So much hurt.
And the extraordinary braveness of the woman who attempted to grab the killer’s extra magazine.
Very little mention of these heroes, only space to blame the tea party patriots.
The “already captured” media is -like much of our Government willfully divorced form the Religious. Unless the Press can paint a scandal involving some Preacher— or use some disgraced Preacher to divide the church they have no use for those who proclaim the word of the Lord.I suspect he’s preparing one interesting sermon for that heavenly congregation.
Thank you for your condolences and for your prayers at this time. Since the incident happened less than 24 hours ago we have not discussed memorial funds, etc. It's mostly just been grappling with the freakish nature of this great loss. Dory was not our pulpit minister here at Mountain Ave. But he was in charge if our benevolence and maintenance committees. My father, Michael Nowak, is the pulpit minister and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, Thank you for your prayers and your willingness to help.
I will post updates when I get them
You are misjudging Giffords who was, by all accounts, a conservative Democrat. That party needs to reform from within, and I wish her well.
You are also mixing politics and religion, which our Savior never did.
I know fine church friends who are long-time Democrats, although disgusted by some of the positions today’s Democratic party has taken. Remember that platforms change and that conservatism does not always ally itself with one party.
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http://www.christianchronicle.org/blog/2011/01/breaking-news-church-member-killed-wife-wounded-in-arizona-shooting-rampage/ This is The Christian Chronicle article. The article is under their blog dated Jan 8th.
True, they want the coverage to get their ratings up and become famous reporters. Pathetic.
I do recognize she was in hot water with abortion proponents and the gay mafia for her opposition to them. If the preacher and his wife were helping to stiffen Giffords' spine on such things, I would applaud that.
Indeed, I was wrong to imply a church of Christ preacher couldn't find some common ground with Giffords. It's not very hard to imagine, now that I've read some of her positions. Generally working within the
party religion that so steadfastly supports abortion and homosexual marriage would be sufficient to avoid such politicians, but that would reasonably become personal prerogative in the case of blue dog democrat positions, if held firmly, unlike some Democrat squeeky wheels looking to be greased.
Certainly showing the love to sacrifice one's own life for another is one of the highest virtues one can ever display (1 Jn 3:16, Jn 15:13, Mk 10:45, Lk 17:33, Jn 13:37).
If a preacher was killed then it must have been either a satanic ritual killing or a progressive atheist murder plot and the congresswoman was just a decoy to pin the wrap on the Tea Party.
I’m just throwing out the BS conspiracies like everyone else.
Just on another thread it mentioned the names of two that had been killed. And the nine-year old Christina. So with Rev. (?) Stoddard that makes four of the six killed that I have heard any mention of.
God Bless their souls.
“...if it had been a Muslim imam who lay down his life for his wife...”
You know the saying about hell and frostbite don’t you?
Obama was successful at Inciting Riots that Burned Thousands of Christians Alive in their Christian Churchs
when His Muslim Candidate Who He was Illegally Campaigning For and Both Funding and Advising Lost a Fair and Legitimate
Presidential Election!! So Why Shouldn’t We expect HUSSEIN to pull the same Atrocities Here in Our AMERICA to Get His WAY?
I noticed that most of the people killed in the shooting were older folks.
"Reverend" is not used in churches of Christ, in answer to your question mark.
That is the extremely liberal, UNITED Church of Christ. There is a huge difference.
Too early for the youngsters. It would have to be afternoon to get a decent showing from them.
While there is a similarity in the name, the church of Christ has a completely separate history from those other churches. There is no branch that connects them with the UCC, one never splintered off from the other because they were never together in any way.
Trinity United Church of Christ is just one local congregation that is under the United Church of Christ (UCC) umbrella, under their hierarchy. Disciples of Christ has a different origin, but I think I read somewhere that they are sort of merging with the UCC denomination -- could be wrong on that.
The many congregations of the churches of Christ are all completely autonomous from one another, there is no earthly hierarchy above the individual congregation.
Six people were shot and killed on Saturday, including Arizona’s chief federal trial judge, John McCarthy Roll (63). He is survived by his wife, Maureen, and three sons.
Christina Taylor Green, a 9 year old born on Sept. 11, 2001, and included in the book, “Faces of Hope, Babies Born on 9/11,” was also shot and killed. She was recently elected to her school’s student council board, played baseball and did ballet.
Other released names of those slain include Dorwan Stoddard (76), Dorothy Murray (76), Phyllis Schenk (79), and Gabe Zimmerman (30), who served as Rep. Gifford’s director of community outreach.
I wonder if the fact that she was Jewish had anything to do with the shooting?
And the extraordinary braveness of the woman who attempted to grab the killers extra magazine.
Her name is Patricia Maisch and she is brave......also just blamed Republicans for what happened on Fox news just now.
lol. another "render unto Caesar" misquote?
Actually, I wasn’t thinking of that at all, but rather at the misconception of his disciples that he would overcome Roman rule and retake the throne of Israel.
It was a serious comment, not meant to be snarky, so I’m somewhat puzzled by the tone of your reply.
This tragic occurrence gave Obama’s leftist plotters just the ammunition they needed to silence ANY opposition that might crop up against his and his little leftist club’s “plans” for us. I hope this doesn’t affect the Republicans’ plans for repealing “Obamacare” and hope they get back on course after this current thing dies down.
the movie The Book Of Eli exposes your point in spades
FIRST I’ve heard of this is your posting. Thank you.
many were in that area cause of the grocery store, dry cleaners and Circle K......not just to see Gabby
Doesn’t fit the liberal meme. Now, had it been a Muslim imam, it would have been further evidence of the evil conservatives.
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