A grieving grandfather told young relatives not to hate the gunman who killed five girls in an Amish schoolhouse massacre, a pastor said on Wednesday.
”As we were standing next to the body of this 13-year-old girl, the grandfather was tutoring the young boys, he was making a point, just saying to the family, ‘We must not think evil of this man,'” the Rev. Robert Schenck told CNN.
”It was one of the most touching things I have seen in 25 years of Christian ministry.”
The girl was one of 10 shot by Charles Carl Roberts IV after he invaded their one-room schoolhouse in rural Pennsylvania on Monday.
Three died at the scene and two died early Tuesday at hospitals.
On Tuesday, police said Roberts told his wife he molested young relatives 20 years ago and was dreaming about molesting children again.
”We think it was God’s plan, and we’re going to have to pick up the pieces and keep going,” he told AP. ”A funeral to us is a much more important thing than the day of birth because we believe in the hereafter. The children are better off than their survivors.”
Och folk undrar ibland varför jag föraktar kristendomen…