American Samizdat

Friday, November 24, 2006. *
The Bibles were safe the night Christ Episcopal Church turned to tinder, allegedly at the hands of Caleb Uriah Lussier, police said Monday.

Lussier, 20, allegedly confessed to police that he used gasoline to torch the church in late May after he gathered the Bibles in a bag and placed them outside the reach of the flames.

Lussier, of Plymouth, Mass., is a student at the Word of Life Bible Institute in Schroon Lake, not far from Christ Episcopal. Investigators said he acted out of a religious zeal that also may have played a role in a fire at another church in his hometown and in threats against three other houses of worship.

Warren County Sheriff Larry Cleveland said Lussier thought the members of Christ Church were hypocrites who deviated from the teachings of the Bible and the word of God. He allegedly robbed the church twice in May. On one occasion he left behind a message written in a Bible: "You've been warned." On May 30, a fire at the 77-year-old church burned out of control before firefighters arrived.

[Lussier was only following Exodus 23:24, 34:11, Numbers 33:50-52, Deuteronomy 7:5, 13:12. Deuteronomy even specifies that arson is the approved method. 'Yeah, but that's the wicked Jewish part of the Bible, we follow Jesus!' Okay, then take a bite out of James 2:10. Maybe religion itself is a bad idea.]
posted by Trevor Blake at 12:00 PM
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