In pew-saving dispute,
Mormon clobbers Mormon,
swerves to hit him with car
In Plain City, Utah, Mormon (LDS) church services two days ago promised to be rather special. Perhaps they were. A newborn baby was blessed, and a departing missionary delivered a farewell address.
Things started going awry, however, when a fellow showed up early and declared the first three pews saved for his straggling family and guests. A die-hard attendee defied the claim by perching smack dab in the allegedly saved pews and refusing to move. This led to a mild confrontation then and there, but what with decorum and all, both men let it go.
Temporarily, it turned out.
The parties resumed their dispute after services in the church parking lot, where the die-hard emphasized his point by punching the seat-saver in the face. You know, like you do after a disagreement in church. The seat-saver disappeared into the church to wipe blood from his face, reemerging only to have the die-hard swerve at him with his car. Again, like you do. The die-hard jumped onto the hood. He said he did that to avoid being run over. We cannot help wondering if jumping away from the car might have been a more promising way to avoid being run over, but hey, we weren’t there.
The die-hard was booked into the Weber County Jail for aggravated assault and disorderly conduct. Fair enough. But what about the seat-saver? We happen to find seat-saving a reprehensible act. Does it not cry out for justice? Either way, we are moved by such a stirring example of John 13:35* in action. Can there be any doubt about the LDS claim that theirs is the one true church?
*John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.