Usually when we talk about someone being “beaten over the head with the Bible”, we mean that someone else is holding Bible verses “over their head” in order to condemn them for wrong belief, wrong action, etc.
In this case, however, someone’s grandmother took that Bible beating idea a little more literally.
Actually, a lot more literally.
I’m not sure whether to laugh or cringe. Maybe both?
Woman accused of hitting pastor in the head with a Bible
By Janice Broach
MEMPHIS, TN – (WMC-TV) – A woman is accused of using God’s word as a weapon against her pastor in their Mid-South church.
A 63-year-old church member used a Bible to hit the pastor in the head after he told her and other members to leave or he would call the Sheriff.
“He’s got the demon in him,” Ina Garrett said.
Ina Garrett, a life-long member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Selmer, decided to knock that demon out of pastor Leon Taylor.
“One of the older church members came up and struck the pastor with a Bible,” McNairy County Sheriff Guy Buck said.
“I hit him in the head,” Garrett admitted.
The sheriff arrested 63-year-old Ina Garrett and charged her with assault.
The pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church showed us a photo of welts on the side of his head.
“Evil is evil,” Pastor Leon Taylor said. “You understand what I’m saying, and bullying is bullying and that’s what they have done.”