A Missouri church service went off the rails after a pastor tried to get a teen under control by taking out a firearm, reports WDAF.
There are conflicting reports about what actually happened. The pastor claims the teen made terrorist threats. The 17-year-old, who attended the Apostolic Revival Church for “teen night,” claims he was behaving and that the attack seemed to come out of nowhere.
“Yeah, I was having a good time in the beginning,” Quinton Graham said.
As the service commenced, Graham says he muttered “We are sheep and not goats,” which he admits may have been disrespectful. Yet it sparked an outsized response from the Church leader. He tried to leave, and was attacked by a group of men. “They grabbed me, grabbed my arm, grabbed my shirt. When one of those grown men twisted my arm, I swung on him, and things really got crazy,” Quinton said.
When the group stumbled outside, the pastor allegedly pointed a gun at the teen.
“Yes, he threatened my life. He said, ‘I will kill you,’ and I said, ‘Do it.’ And after that, that’s when I just really started going off,” Quinton said.
Asked by Fox 13 if he pointed a gun at the teenager, the pastor refused to comment.
“I will not comment to that. I will say we did try to deescalate the situation, and it got out of control to the point we were uncomfortable. If there’s anything I regret is that I could not help this young man,” he said.
WATCH: Saturday Night Live airs Christmas special — that’s just one giant dig at the Electoral College
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" aired an opening skit that was just one giant attack on the electoral college.
A snowman introduced the segment, saying that we could look in on the holiday table conversation thanks to hacked Nest cams.
The skit featured a house in San Francisco, California, a second in Charleston, South Carolina and a third in Atlanta, Georgia.
Each dinner table debated impeachment, and the differences between President Donald Trump and his predecessor, President Barack Obama.
But then the snowman said that none of their votes matter.
"They'll debate the issues all year long, but then it all comes down to 1,000 people in Wisconsin who won't even think about the election until the morning of," the snowman said. "And that's the magic of the Electoral College."
Georgia mayor being recalled for racism resigns from office: report
Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly resigned in a special city council meeting held on Saturday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Saturday.
"The resignation came just days after Councilman Jim Cleveland resigned saying he‘d rather leave office on his own terms than face voters in a recall election next month," the newspaper reported. "Both resignations follow an AJC investigation launched seven months ago into claims that an African American candidate for city administrator was sidetracked by Mayor Theresa Kenerly because of his race."
Nine 2020 Democrats unite to demand DNC Chair Tom Perez scrap debate rules: report
The Democratic National Committee is facing a revolt for the party's 2020 presidential candidates for its restrictive debate rules.
"Nine Democratic presidential candidates, including the party's front-runners, are urging the Democratic National Committee to toss out the current polling and fundraising rules used to determine who appears in televised debates and reopen the exchanges to better reflect the historic diversity of the current field. The candidates say the rules exclude diverse candidates in the field from participating," CBS News reported Saturday evening.