A man was walking through the zoo when he saw a little girl leaning into the lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabbed her by the cuff of her jacket and tried to pull her inside and devour her right in front of her screaming parents. The man ran to the cage and hit the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain, the lion jumped back and let go of the girl, while the man returned her to her terrified parents.
A reporter saw the whole scene and said to the rescuer: “Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I saw a man do in my whole life.”
“Why, it was nothing,” said the man. “Really, the lion was behind bars, and I just acted as I felt was right.”
“I noticed a Bible in your pocket, are you a Republican,” asked the journalist.
“Yes, and I’m a Christian on my way to a Bible study,” the man replied.
I’ll make sure this won’t go unnoticed. I’m a journalist and tomorrow’s paper
will have this on the front page.”
The following morning the man bought the paper to see if it indeed brought news of his actions and read, on the first page: “Right Wing Republican Christian Fundamentalist Assaults African Immigrant and Steals His Lunch.”