Ladies and Gentlemen, Irony

Posted by : Rev. Ouabache | Wednesday, February 18, 2009 | Published in

In what may turn out to the the strangest story of the year, a man in Garden Grove, CA walked into the Crystal Cathedral megachurch (home of the "Hour of Power" television program) and shot himself in the head.

Police were called to the church at 9:40 a.m. in response to a shooting, Garden Grove Police Lt. Dennis Ellsworth said. The incident is being investigated as a suicide. The man was not immediately identified, but police said he was a white male in his 40s last known to have lived in Whittier.

The man walked into the sanctuary area of the church and handed over a handwritten note. He then walked to the front of the pews, knelt in front of the cross and removed a semiautomatic handgun from a backpack. He put the weapon to his head and pulled the trigger.

That's the horror part. Now for the mirth part:

Yvette Manson, a volunteer usher, said she was talking to the tourists when she heard a shot that she likened to a firecracker. "I had just been telling them about the suicide prevention ministry we have."

The Gods of Irony have spoken.

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