Richard Hupper was attending a concert near York, PA. At one point, he went inside a restroom. That’s where he was attacked for unknown reasons.
[63-year-old passer-by Richard Bentzel] said the attackers came out of a stall and beat Hupper with boards on the face, head, body and arms. Hupper’s glasses were also broken.
“He was very brutally beaten with boards. He was caught totally off guard. He didn’t have a chance,” Bentzel said. “He was standing almost like a zombie. He was in total shock.”
Then, the story takes an even stranger turn:
Bentzel said he was part of the group of people who rendered first aid and tried to comfort Hupper until help arrived. He said the scene became tense when a group of “fanatical born agains” came along, pushed the initial group aside and placed their hands on the victim’s head.
“They were shouting, ‘Jesus, help this man. Take him out of his pain in the name of Jesus.’ I started yelling ‘You get the hell out of here. You go up by that tree and pray. I’m sure the Holy Spirit will hear you,'” Bentzel said.“He didn’t need Jesus. He needed a doctor.”
At least there’s one voice of reason in there.
I can understand the “fanatics” wanting to pray for Hupper’s healing. But to push the real help out of the way? Absurd. And completely dangerous.
(via Unorthodox Atheism)
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