If this is accurate (and I can’t seem to find other references to the case), we should all be utterly disgusted.
A man is now facing charges of Felony Menacing after police say he threatened to cut off the heads of two women because they were Christians.
The encounter happened at 711 Tia Juana around three o’clock in the morning Friday. Police say Russell Bowman, who claims to be an atheist, had made the threat on September 8th.
Police say Bowman made his way to the females’ apartment with a knife Friday. A local neighbor approached Bowman with a shotgun in the women’s defense, according to police reports. When Bowman refused to drop his weapon, the neighbor hit him with the butt-end of the shotgun. Bowman suffered serious injury to his eye and was transported to Memorial Hospital. Doctors determined the damage to the eye was so severe that it needed to be surgically removed.
The District Attorney’s Office will determine if any additional charges beyond Felony Menacing are appropriate for Bowman.
WTF was he trying to accomplish?
I’m not about to say this guy “isn’t the right type of atheist.” If he is an atheist, so it goes.
But if anyone tries to blame this crime on “atheism,” my friend Joe points out:
Atheists are just as ashamed of this guy as Christians are of abortion-clinic bombers.
On another note, who would name a street Tia Juana?
(Thanks to Ben for the link.)