Christianity and Violence are Incompatible. Period.

So whether you’re a fan of a particular politician who has you all foamed up with anger at some imagined enemy next door, or a jilted teen angry at the girl who clearly had good reason to dump you, Christianity and violence are incompatible.  Period.

A 20-year-old Florida man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after being convicted of intentionally running over a city librarian in a church van, authorities say. A Polk County Jury last week found Elijah Paul Stansell guilty on one count of first-degree murder in the death of 52-year-old Suzette Penton.

According to a press release from the office of State Attorney for the Tenth Judicial Circuit Brian Haas, Stansell will face a mandatory sentence of life in prison when he is sentenced later this year.

The situation arose out of a messy breakup between Penton’s son and then-15-year-old Kimberly Stone. Stone had begun dating then-18-year-old Stansell after the recent breakup.

On the evening of Nov. 9, 2020, Stansell, Stone, and two others, then-14-year-old Hannah Eubank and then-16-year-old Raven Sutton, drove to Penton’s home to confront her son regarding “ongoing verbal disputes” between him and Stone, according to court documents reviewed by Law&Crime. The teens allegedly parked a van belonging to the Westwood Missionary Baptist Church — where Stansell’s father is a pastor — across the street from the home. All except Stone apparently knocked on Penton’s front door.

When Penton’s son answered the door, Stansell immediately “began battering him,” authorities wrote in the arrest affidavit. He attempted to flee inside, but Stansell, Eubank, and Sutton allegedly followed him into the home and continued the assault.

Etc.  All things which no Christian could do.  Or would do.  Period.  If your Christian faith doesn’t restrain your hand from violence, it simply doesn’t really exist.