I think it’s fairly safe to say, considering all of the biblical warnings given to those in teaching and leadership circumstances, that those positions have more than their fair share of people who don’t fulfill the responsibilities required thereof. This goes for the leaders of the Jewish synagogue AND the leaders of the modern Christian church.
 February 19, 2015 at 1:48pm
Aside from the obvious jokes concerning pedophilia, The first thing that comes to mind is the fact that kids these days are getting bombarded with this very same info and with a completely opposing viewpoint in public schools, TV and from numerous sources on the internet, and that includes children under the age of 8 or 9. Before we blow a gasket over what this priest did, We need to take into consideration this fact.
There used to be a saying, “If you haven’t talked to your kids about drugs by the age of 6 someone else has.” Well, sadly in our society that applies to human sexuality as well. Everything from abortion to gender neutrality to safe sex and even x-rated programming is discussed with children of an appallingly young age in public schools/TV/ etc. these days. The only way to combat this will be by either, 1. homeschooling your children and turning off all media into your home where the kids can see it, or 2. getting your kids to trust you on this and other topics by talking to them about it from your specific perspective. Getting embarrassed about these topics and clamming up is only going to hurt everyone involved.
Sometimes the parents who protest the loudest are the one most offended by these lists.
 February 17, 2015 at 8:29am
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard this. It’s a bit misleading, though. God’s first and foremost intention on coming to earth was never to “increase His credibility” or “relate to mankind.” That may have been an additional benefit of His time here, but His main goal here was to act as sacrifice for the sins of man.
Christ’s sinless nature came from the fact that he was not human in the sense that we often express it. He was mortal, but he lacked the sin nature that mankind is cursed with. Even human children are subject to the whims of their sin nature, but Christ was not subject to it even before he was baptized.
I also do not agree with your statement concerning the possibility of living sinlessly, because if this was ever a possibility (even 1/10^999999999) there would be the possibility (however small) of not needing grace. We are reminded, however, that “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” Canceling out Christ’s inherent ‘Godly’ nature and lumping him in with common humanity would cancel out this statement. We are also told by Christ that “No one comes to the Father but by me,” stating once again the impossibility of living a sinless life. We are also told in many places especially in the NT of our constant losing battle with sin, but that Christ’s grace sustains us, because none of us can ‘earn’ our way into Heaven.
February 3, 2015 at 8:02am
Well, to be fair, he has already admitted he’s crazy.
 February 3, 2015 at 7:56am
@M1WrenchMonkey. Then tell your doc or whoever that you’re ‘going abroad,’ get your kids their shots, and then cancel the trip. Realistically though, your kid’s chances of getting the measles is ridiculously low even without it.
 January 29, 2015 at 9:44am
(sniffle) What a love story!
 January 28, 2015 at 8:54am
Why attribute this to Christianity? This is a public high school, not a private Christian school. As a Christian, I thought her dress was well within reason, especially considering there were apparently girls dressed less conservatively at the dance (according to her statements in the article.) Sounds more like there was some favoritism on the part of the staff running the thing. Stop trying to make this a religious thing when there’s no mention of anything of the sort. This is just another example of a power-hungry public school admin being a douche with his little bit of authority.
 December 4, 2014 at 1:42pm
I might disagree with some of what Mr. Beck has to say, but you mention someone being unable to yell “I can’t breathe” if they’re being choked. Perhaps a better word choice would have been ‘gasped?’ If he wasn’t telling the truth about not being able to breathe then I guess we should dig him up because he’s probably just faking being dead, too. Last time I checked you have a right to an opinion and so does Mr Beck. Mr. Beck also pays taxes,(probably at a much higher rate than you or I) and is a citizen of the US so it stands to reason he is just as ‘deserving’ of police intervention when necessary as anyone. As far as the police and our military are concerned, Mr. Beck has been more positive than the vast majority of mainstream media outlets. If he’s critical at some points it is only to be expected. Lastly, Mr. Becks involvement in the profession of police-work or military work has no valid connection to whether or not he can voice an opinion either. Less than 2% of the US has been employed by the military, and I’d wager the same or a similarly tiny number has been employed by the various police organizations in our country. If someone had to be a ‘vet’ of one of these institutions to be able to speak out about it, I guess that kind of get’s in the way of that whole ‘free speech’ thing for the vast majority of the US population. Lastly, I have been employed in such fields before. so even my ‘opinion’ would still ‘count.’ Don’t let the door hit you on the behind, Chuckles.
 September 23, 2014 at 11:44pm
Actually, if he’s smart/prepared enough to not blindly trust an LEO and to even go to the lengths of recording his interactions with them, it’s highly likely that he owns a gun and is plenty capable of defending himself.
 August 26, 2014 at 1:42pm
Putin’s brand of Christianity is the the same as that utilized by those who subverted the church’s purposes for their own personal gain during the dark ages. Don’t be fooled. The only real difference between him and Obama is he has the experience and spine to enforce his will as a tyrant.
 July 7, 2014 at 9:08pm
I see gangsta-wannabe types of all colrs/shapes/sizes wearing these kinds of fashions. This isn’t anti black, this is anti-thug of all varieties.
December 21, 2013 at 2:06pm
A TRUE Christian? Um, lemme see. Christ did not flinch at offending people. What Christ said is in direct opposition to what you just said. Christ said that all who would be his disciples must take up their cross and follow him. This statement is a death sentence to self and all selfish(sinful) desire. A TRUE CHRISTIAN is going to promote a culture that is aligned with Jesus’ attitudes and those lifestyles supported biblically. As far as their show being cancelled, it probably will because they’ll either completely leave the media as a whole or they’ll go somewhere that their faith and lifestyle choices aren’t attacked, and A&E will just have to bite the financial loss of their best selling program. That branding choice will seem pretty stupid at that point, especially if their overall viewership feels the bite of this foolish corporate decision.
November 23, 2013 at 12:25pm
@Val_Dragon On one hand I agree with you. We need to permanently attach this debacle to the posterior of the ones responsible. However, we also need to make sure the public knows these are one and the same thing. I’ve run into too many low-info types lately who’ll criticize Obamacare and praise the ACA in the same sentence.
August 27, 2013 at 8:59pm
Artax!!! Sorry couldn’t help myself…
July 27, 2013 at 6:07pm
“A God who is homophobic…” G-d isn’t afraid of any kind of sinner. Adulterers, pan-sexuals, child molesters, rapists, liars, thieves, gluttons, elitists, murderers, the vain, the lazy, the indifferent, etc; all sinners (or in other words, every last one of us) will receive the same. Either mercy because they’ve confessed and have endeavored to give those sins up or “the other place.” The idea of G-d being afraid of any mortal thing is purely laughable and only shows this “archbishop’s” lack of understanding where the eternal stands.
July 26, 2013 at 7:27pm
If this were any other than a bank this would be considered Grand theft in most states and criminal charges would be pressed. The bank should pay for her to replace those items and if that means retail it least it wouldn’t mean as much bad PR as they are going to get for this if they continue in this manner. Pressing criminal charges on the bank as a whole is what my lawyer and I’d be threatening if this were my home they pulled this with, and I’m fairly certain a fair judge would rule in this homeowner’s favor.
Booger: Wrongo bongo, you ever heard of a grand jury? One could indict the bank president, even if the local prosecutor did not want it to be done.
And a prosecutor has to bring the case before a grand jury. The prosecutor can elect not to prosecute even if a grand jury indicts the bank president. Did the bank screw up? yes, big time, but is still not a criminal case.....just a civil case which she would win.
Booger - raise enough of a stink and you can get a prosecutor to file charges - even if they are bogus, which these would not be.
Just ask the (former) police chief in Sanford, the Prosecutor for Seminole County, or George Zimmerman.
July 25, 2013 at 3:25pm
I and my younger siblings were home educated through high school in the early nineties. My mom had taken a few college courses, as had my dad, but neither were college grads and yet I went from a C average and being a grade behind to testing 97th percentile nationally on state required tests and graduating a year early. My parents were both people of faith, and while it was discussed in our home, that was not the focus of my education. I am currently a college graduate with a Bachelor’s in Science and I, too, will be homeschooling my children as it was probably the best single thing my parents ever did for me.