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Texas Pastor Killed in Guitar Rampage: Could it Happen Here?

A Fort Worth minister was killed after Derrick Birdow rammed his car into the church wall and chased down Danny Kirk Jr. with an electric guitar.

A shocking scene played out in a suburban Baptist church Monday near Fort Worth, Texas.

Derrick Birdow, 33, rammed his car into the church's brick wall, then tracked down pastor Danny Kirk Jr. and beat him to death with an electric guitar, according to the Associated Press.

Birdow, who died in the hospital after police subdued him with stun guns, apparently found the electric guitar inside the church. Kirk was the founding pastor of Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church.

Orange County has hosted its share of pastors from the ultra-popular Rick Warren of Saddleback Church to Robert Schuller, who is now suing the Crystal Cathedral church he founded.

Police have not revealed why Birdow attacked Kirk.

With the high emotions stirred up by religious debate, would such an attack be likely in Orange County? Tell us your thoughts.

Gary DiSarcina October 30, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Everybody is at risk of "random violence", hence the word "random". Clown question, bro.
Charles October 31, 2012 at 12:13 AM
According to officials, Orange County pastors are the only people in the world who are not at risk from random violence.
Peter Schelden (Editor) October 31, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Thanks for checking into that for me, Charles.
LD November 01, 2012 at 12:09 AM
Charles - I wish that was true. However no-one is exempt from evil. Thank God it hasn't happened in your county. Keep praying!

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