Monday, August 30, 2010

Mormon Bishop Shot Dead in California

Do you suppose this MIGHT have something to do with LDS opposition to SSM?

Clay Sannar, 42, a lay bishop with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was doing administrative paperwork on Sunday between church services when a man came into the Visalia church and asked for a leader of the church, said church official Ralph Jordan.

After being directed to Sannar, the attacker shot and killed him, said Visalia police chief Colleen Mestas. Visalia is southeast of Fresno, in California's Central Valley.

After the shooting, a caller identified himself to police as the attacker. Police responded, and there was a confrontation with several shots exchanged, said Mestas.

The suspect was hit multiple times. He was taken to nearby Kaweah Delta Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, Mestas said. No police were injured.

The shooter, Kenneth Ward, was formerly a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who left the church because he felt the church, specifically a bishop (not Clay Sannar), has wronged him.

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