Slaby for Newsweek
Lutheran Pastor Don Marxhausen, top, and Evangelical Pastor George Kirsten, bottom, for Newsweek. Both pastors were involved in the fallout after the Columbine shootings. Marxhausen performed the funeral for shooter Dylan Klebold and spoke on behalf of the Klebold family, a move which would see him pushed from his church. Kirsten presided over the funeral of Cassie Bernall, one of the Columbine victims who, according to rumors during the shooting, was killed after professing her belief in God; the rumor later proved false though the metaphorical aspect of the story has continued to inspire evangelicals. Kirsten, a Vietnam pilot who survived a helicopter crash as well as a devastating explosion that claimed the lives of many of his comrades, was diagnosed with PTSD following the shootings. Read more here.