I was thinking the same thing, Bolton. Thor and Beck are such good buddies, this smacks more of Brad doing some dirty work of Glenn. It’s a shame, really. I know we conservatives love to bash the liberal actors and singers who try to get their noses into politics and issues, because we pay them simply to entertain us. The same could be said for fiction authors; we buy your books to be entertained, not to tell us how you believe or what to believe. You have political opinions? Great, so do I. Yours are no more special than mine. Get over it.
You freaks have still yet to figure out what Trumps appeal is, and that, Glenn, Brad, is sad.
 August 27, 2015 at 10:26am
Benghazi — 12, so yeah, 21 total for murder. (Though they may also have been talking about those critics of hers that have died suspiciously.)
 August 27, 2015 at 10:03am
If you add up all the synonyms of “liar,” and “untrustworthy,” including “politician” and “bitch,” a full third of the respondents have extremely negative first-word association with this woman. Add in “Benghazi,” “unqualified,” “scandal,” “sneaky,” and “liberal,” you have over 600 of the 1563 that Clinton has disenfranchised.
That’s not to mention the 500 they left out of the reporting due to the answers adding up to less than five apiece. Interesting, eh?
 August 26, 2015 at 2:19pm
I’m not sure where you got that he was condemning the guy to hell. That’s a bit far-fetched from what he actually said.
August 26, 2015 at 2:16pm
Still seems like he’s enjoying the press, in some weird way. At least he’s in the spotlight still, right? Even negative attention is attention.
 August 26, 2015 at 2:10pm
The higher the climb, the more damaging the fall. As I stated above, his wife’s affair could be because he lost sight of the truly important things a while ago. When he mentioned how he lost everything, he didn’t mention his family.
 August 26, 2015 at 2:00pm
Nope. He has disqualified himself from the pastorate. Not that that will stop some fool church from bringing him in at some point in the future.
 August 26, 2015 at 1:59pm
I agree. It appears he lost sight of the important things a long time ago. Hence why his wife may have been driven to find comfort elsewhere (not that it was right for her to do so). Now that he’s lost everything, what wouldn’t he do to get it back?
The answer is right in the story:
“Tchividjian, who said that he is “swimming in the sea” of his consequences, is hoping to let people see his profound brokenness, as he journeys through the recovery process.”
He’s going to ride it out hoping to get another book deal, or more speaking engagements where he can tell people how profoundly this has affected him. It’s pretty clear where his priorities still are.
Funny, zap, never thought I’d be agreeing with you on a religious article.
 August 26, 2015 at 12:27pm
Want to know the real problem here? The words “celebrity” and “pastor” should not be used to describe one another. If you are a celebrity, people are looking to you and following you. If you are a pastor, you are supposed to be leading a flock while they look past you to Christ. Too many churches fall into the “cult of personality,” and the people begin following a man, instead of following the God according to the Bible. Too many pastors in this situation take their eyes off Christ and begin to look at themselves as something special, and have to learn the hard way that “I’m far worse than I ever thought I was…”
I, too, once had a pastor that lost his way. He began to believe that he was the reason the church was doing so well, instead of realizing it was the Lord. He ended up having an affair with the youth pastor’s wife. It did not just split the church, it exploded the church. Members ended up everywhere. Let’s place the blame where it needs to be; squarely on the shoulders of pride.
1 John 2:16 “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”
The real problem here is that too many people around the world believe in the fairy tales known as religion. The real problem is that people spend money at church that goes to buying pastors nice houses rather than doing something good.
Tchividjian: ”I am experiencing the weight of the law. I’ve lost everything — book deals cancelled, lost my job, all my speaking engagements canceled, reputation soiled — I mean everything.”
Sounds like he is almost exclusively focused on the loss of his material goods.
Sad. Very sad.
Exactly on point. Frankly who cares about this guy and why feel anything for him. A guy who made his life more about celebrity status and money under the guise of preaching the gospel is among the worst that any society can produce. He deserves whatever he gets in multiples.
Hey, Moses murdered somebody at age 40, then came back 40 years later and was used by God to free the Children of Isreal. Maybe this guy is finally stepping out of Egypt and learning his true purpose in life because he did a horrible thing and is suffering because of it.
Like, maybe he's finally figured out that sin is real and it's a serious thing that hurts God.
The smart thing to do and some churches do it is when a church gets large enough split and start a new one it allows the church which is the people to reach more people and allows the minister to have a closer relationship with the congregation
 August 26, 2015 at 10:19am
Want to find a home for it? Put it somewhere where it will be appreciated. Maybe back in the school in an art room. There, it’s “just” another piece of art, and cannot be construed to have any endorsement on the content.
One condition: It be placed in context with paintings of Moses, Buddha, Shiva, and… Mohammad.
It would still be construed to be 'religious' in its intention, even if presented as only an example of the artists work. Radical anti-Christian groups will use any and all excuses, no matter how impossible to establish, to fight Christianity and "prove we are in the right...'
Why do they not just admit their alliance with communism and have it done with the hiding in shadows.
It's not a good enough painting to justify any claim that it is being displayed for its artistic value. especially since it looks like it would be much bigger than the mostly book-size reproductions of better paintings one would normally see in an art classroom.. You could hang a few religious paintings among other great works of art, just not this one.
 August 26, 2015 at 9:42am
Why, yes it is anti-gay. How can you start a colony without procreation? The root of “colony” is not “colon” people.
 August 26, 2015 at 9:16am
Sad that that is a “commendable” action on this site.
 August 26, 2015 at 9:08am
In al seriousness, though, prayers for their families. This is a tragedy for all involved.
In al seriousness, though, prayers for their families. This is a tragedy for all involved.
The guy shot two innocent people doing their job. Mentally ill is the automatic, and irrefutable diagnosis.
Already done...scroll up...it's Obama's fault as usual.
Holy crap, on a whim I went to Bryce Williams (the shooter’s stage name) twitter account. The guy filmed himself doing this shooting with his phone. He posted it to twitter, and it was removed by twitter and his account suspended within minutes. But I got to watch the video. Very disturbing.
He walked up behind the cameraman, and this is while the cameraman had the camera turned to the right. He pointed the gun at the reporter’s face from about 3 feet away, and she didn’t even notice. Nor did the person who was being interviewed. So he puts the gun down, waits for the camera to turn back to the left onto the reporter, aims the gun right at her chest, and starts firing. She started running away, but had already been shot several times. You don’t get to see when the cameraman gets shot.
So to repeat, this guy filmed it himself, and posted it to his own twitter account. He waited for the camera to be on her before he started shooting, but he was pointing the gun right in her face like 10 seconds before the first shot.
 August 25, 2015 at 10:03am
Oh, the costs would be astronomical. I’m just saying I think it’s doable. I think it’s cost-prohibitive for the government to be doing it right now, because they have too much debt, but a few privately owned firms could spend the money, if they wanted to.
 August 25, 2015 at 9:32am
I bet it’s doable today, with current technology. It really wouldn’t be hard to do. Send all the building supplies ahead of time. Some building supplies. Some excavation equipment. A few habitats with air locks. They could send them out and land them with parachutes just like they do the rovers. Once enough of them have gone, send out four couples (men and women) to start the first colony. Sure, the trip over would be boring, but it would be doable.
Yep and the construction supplies will be provided in a joint Home Depot/ lowes venture.
Oh, the costs would be astronomical. I'm just saying I think it's doable. I think it's cost-prohibitive for the government to be doing it right now, because they have too much debt, but a few privately owned firms could spend the money, if they wanted to.
I think the basis for saying it's NOT doable is that just getting to the MOON deals with health risks, and the MOON is within our magnetosphere.
Mars is outside all of that and no comparable magnetosphere. The radiation exposure to the people who go will result in who knows what damage and shortened lives. Long-term viability would be suspect at best. I know some would say we could add shielding, but that adds weight and fuel (unless you go for an orbital launch), and it's all the more material you need to send ahead to make shelters with adequate protection.
Watch it there, Cap! Isn't that statement anti-gay?
WHAT!!! Couples? Men? Woman? You some kind of racist?
Why, yes it is anti-gay. How can you start a colony without procreation? The root of "colony" is not "colon" people.
 August 25, 2015 at 9:28am
Read the Mars trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson. While some of it is far-fetched, much of it is grounded in actual science, and with some good funding, it could become reality. There is water on Mars; they know that. There is also permafrost, which can be melted down for crop production. Send up a few dozen bags of topsoil, about twenty thousand red wrigglers, and some chickens to start. Continually mix in the martian soil with the topsoil, food waste, and worms, and you’ll be able to run a fully functioning garden in no time.
 August 24, 2015 at 3:35pm
He could also dig a well and have it piped directly into the house. Even if the world burned for a week he’d still be able to subsist.
August 24, 2015 at 9:23am
@ Halestorm — I did not say that it wasn’t murder. I said that it was unlikely to get a murder charge. I hate abortion, but it is a legal practice, so aborting a child in the legal way does not carry charges with it. Sad, but true.
@ Noblabla — If I was on the street without a heart beat, I’m assuming you would help me, because you seem to be so compassionate. If you read my initial response, you will see that I am by no means defending what happened. I said that I think the child could have been resuscitated, but they were under no legal obligation to do so. What they did was sick, by basically “playing” with the corpse of a child.
Thank you all for not really reading my post, and instead accusing me of being some kind of heartless *****. It amazes me the knee-jerk reactions some of you have.
 August 24, 2015 at 9:08am
We’ll tell you how to be patriotic. We’ll tell you how to express yourself. We’ll let you know what is an acceptable use of your freedoms.
Yeah, I like where this is heading. (/sarcasm off)
we will tell you how to be patriotic, we will tell you what car to drive, we will tell you where to set your thermostat, we will tell you what to eat, we will tell you what light bulbs to use, we will tell you how much pop you can drink, we will tell you how to discipline your children.....blah blah blah..go screw yourself