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Armed Priest Condemns Dallas Cowboys

gun-priest-childGod forgives sinners, but Father Carter has his limits.

New Jersey is just like any other state that loves sports. People get real when it comes to things like scores, points, goals, etc. And St. Margaret of Cortona Roman Catholic Church has one priest who is apparently very serious about football in particular. He’s Kevin Carter — the middle-aged man of the cloth charged with aiming a musket at an 8-year-old Cowboys fan.

“For God so loved the world that he gave football…”

When it’s the New York Giants playing the Dallas Cowboys, and you’re in New Jersey, I guess it’s reasonable to expect a little flack for expressing your allegiance to the Cowboys. But honestly, in this same scenario, if you’re over the age of 50 and the offending Cowboys fan is under the age of 10, something cancels something out. There’s no justifiable sports reason, or any reason at all, actually, to threaten a child with a Civil War era murder weapon.

It’s even worse if you’re a priest, I’d think. Father Carter took football way too far before September 13th mass. He noticed a kid he suspected of cheering for the Cowboys when they played the Giants that night and brought him into the rectory room to set things straight, one on one. But Father Carter was past words. He stood that 8-year-old against the wall and aimed his musket for execution, allegedly with the words: “I’m going to shoot you.”

And, you know, you just don’t DO that kind of thing! You don’t tell a kid to follow you to a secluded area where you can try to kill him.

So, Kevin Carter is facing charges for aggravated assault and endangering a child’s welfare. Someone was thankfully nearby when the musket threatening was going down, and that person called the cops a few days later, and the child was blessedly still not dead by the time police officials put him behind bars.

Aggravated Assault in Tennessee

If the packin’ preacher had leveled that musket in Tennessee, he’d be looking at aggravated assault charges too. This crimes are defined by the added threat of deadly weapons or especially severe injury.

The thing to remember is that mixing guns with threatening qualifies as aggravated assault even if no violence is even inflicted. That’s why, even though Carter never actually shot the boy, he’s looking at charges this serious. Just because a crime of violence was never followed through doesn’t mean it never I happened — in the court of law, suggesting harm is almost as bad as inflicting it.

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