The Times Magazine
Sam Childers was a violent drug addict who went by the nickname Savage. Now he’s a God-fearing, gun-toting vigilante intent on rescuing the child victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army. No wonder Hollywood is intrigued.
The Rev Sam Childers leans back in a plastic chair, crosses his tattooed, bear-like arms over a broad expanse of chest and regards me from behind wraparound sunglasses. Finally, after an unnerving minute, a smile gradually spreads out beneath his ragged and greying walrus moustache and he chuckles.
“I never said I killed anybody, did I?” says the man who calls himself the Machine Gun Preacher. “I never shot anybody that didn’t need shot. If a gun’s pulled on you, you shoot.” Continue reading The Hell’s Angel on a Mission to Save Africa’s Forgotten Children