My Brother, Jeff Dahmer
I remember hearing tales of Jeffrey Dahmer's conversion before his death. It came, I believe, in the form of one of those chain letters that get sent to churches all over the country (you know, the ones that tell you to boycott Disneyland because they hate families, or don't shop at K-Mart because they hate families, etc.). I guess I only took the information at face value. Besides, how could someone so obviously twisted turn their life around and accept Christ? If it were true, would one of the world's most infamous and grisliest serial killers have a spot in heaven?
Today I stumbled on an article entitled "Would Jeffrey Dahmer Have Been An Evangelist?".
When I've talked to people in California about my religious affiliation, they often want to know who they would know was affiliated with the church of Christ. In the past I've always said Weird Al, Max Lucado, Kenny Perry, AC Green, Gene Stallings and Byron Nelson.
I guess we can count one more (in)famous than all the others: Jeff Dahmer (post murders).
For a longer list of church of Christ-affiliated celebs and politicians click here.
The most interesting names on this list are: James Hahn, Fred Thompson, Dwight Yokam, Glen Campbell, Roy Orbison, Janis Joplin, Meatloaf, David Robinson, Fred McGriff, Jim Morris (the Rookie), Pat Sajak, Fred D. Gray (Rosa Parks' attorney) and Scott Hamilton (the skater). My faith does not remotely hinge on the adherence of celebs, but it does make for an interesting list.