Pastor of gunman in Calif. synagogue shooting calls it ‘horrible act of evil’



By Michael Gryboski - Posted at The Christian Post:

“It is not part of our beliefs, our practices, our teachings in any way. Our hearts, our prayers, our tears go out to the victims. To all those wonderful neighbors at the synagogue, we pray for them,” stated Keele.

The pastor of the church that a 19-year-old who shot-up a California synagogue attended denounced the shooting as an “act of evil” and said that the shooting was a shock to his congregation.

Zach Keele is a pastor at Escondido Orthodox Presbyterian Church, where John Earnest, the suspect in the shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in San Diego, attended.

Keele told CNN on Sunday that while Earnest was an attendee, he did not attend Sunday School or youth group. He also explained that he and his church were shocked to learn of the attack.

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