Tuesday, July 10, 2012

News Of The Day: Woman Arrested In Bible Thumping Of Baptist Pastor

When in doubt, hit 'em with scripture. From The Smoking Gun.

Woman Arrested In Bible Thumping Of Baptist Pastor

JULY 5--A 64-year-old woman is facing an assault charge after allegedly striking a pastor in the head with a Bible during a dispute inside a Baptist church in Tennessee.

Cops busted Ina Garrett for the alleged Bible thumping of Rev. Leon Taylor, who heads the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Selmer (pop. 4396), a city 100 miles east of Memphis.

Garrett, pictured at right, was scheduled to appear today in General Sessions Court in connection with the misdemeanor criminal count.

According to a court complaint, McNairy County Sheriff’s Department deputies were summoned to the church in late-May to deal with a “lady that was unwanted.”

Taylor told investigators that Garrett had been voted out of the church.

During the church confrontation, “Ms. Garrett took her Bible and threw it at Mr. Taylor hitting him in the face.” Taylor then took a swing at Garrett, but did not make contact.

After a brief detour to a local hospital, Garrett was transported by a sheriff’s deputy to the county jail, where she was charged with “assault on the preacher Mr. Taylor.”

In a TV interview, Garrett copped to striking Taylor in the head. “He’s got the demon in him,” she explained.


  1. Got a demon in him? AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT!

  2. All I can think about is how much she looks like that tanorexic mom in Jersey.

  3. I think that's the tanning mom. Maybe she wanted to do a good thing for a change.

  4. That is hilarious. I thought she thumped him with the bible from the headline, not threw it at him. For some reason this article got funnier as it went on. Don't normal Sheriff Departments just book someone for "assault" not "assault on the preacher Mr. Taylor?" That is one small town if that's how it goes down. Also, what kind of church "votes out" members?

  5. I totally thought it was tan mom at first.

  6. Sometimes it's hard to differentiate between the Onion and the Smoking Gun articles.

  7. @Red--I was wondering that myself. Does she attend the Church of "Survivor"?



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