A man is walking through the zoo when he sees a little girl leaning into the lion’s cage. Suddenly, the lion grabs her by the cuff of her jacket and tries to pull her inside to devour her right in front of the little girl’s screaming parents.
The man runs to the cage, hits the lion square on the nose with a powerful punch. Whimpering from the pain, the lion jumps back letting go of the girl, and the man returns her to her terrified parents.
A New York Times reporter has seen the whole scene and says to the rescuer. Sir, this was the most gallant and brave thing I saw a man do in my whole life, he says.
Why, it was nothing, the man says. Really, the lion was behind bars and I knew God would protect me just as He did Daniel in the lion’s den long, long ago. I just saw this little kid in danger, and 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 replies.
Well, I’ll make sure this act won’t go unnoticed. I’m a journalist and tomorrow’s paper will have this on the front page, he says before leaving.
The following morning the man buys a copy of the New York Times to see if it indeed brings news of his actions, and reads on first page:
Right Wing Republican Christian Fundamentalist Assaults African Immigrant and Steals His Lunch.