@Turbo. What are you talking about? Moderate is on the same side as you. Why does it sound like you are disagreeing with him/her?
 May 4, 2015 at 8:09am
What does this have to do with the article?
May 4, 2015 at 8:06am
To be fair, some conservative run states aren’t so hot either, with poverty and education. Mississippi, louisiana and other southern states. My thought is that it has to do with the the culture and parents and whether they push there kids. A lot of low income parents don’t care about pushing their kids, maybe because they don’t expect much from them? Lawyers and doctors make sure their kids are doing well because they want them to follow in their footsteps or not embarrass the family or they just want them to make money. Whatever the case, low income, barely educated parents, whether it’s the projects or red-neck country hicks, don’t seem to push as hard as successful parents do.
May 3, 2015 at 9:50pm
@Snowblown. Death is a spiritual death. Remember, things weren’t translated PERFECTLY in the bible.
May 3, 2015 at 9:48pm
I think there is a difference between calling Christians an abomination and calling Christianity an abomination. Also, it’s how it is said. If you are screaming it with rage and vengeance, it’s a lot different than calmly stating in a caring, “I’m concerned for you” sort of way. Intent really matters in everything we say and do.
May 3, 2015 at 9:45pm
Dorkus, the scriptures are talking about spiritual death. Being cut off from God. SHEESH!!
May 3, 2015 at 9:44pm
SO TRUE!! So many Christians want to get on gays, but the fact remains, the MAJORITY of heterosexuals are committing adultery or fornicating. Remember, porn is adultery. Sorry kids.
May 3, 2015 at 9:42pm
DORK, rvick said “That doesn’t mean you can just keep sinning”. Don’t you read. Repentance means asking for forgiveness and NEVER doing the sin again. If you don’t do that, you haven’t repented. Sorry. And rvick said nothing about confession. A priest can’t tell you YOU are forgiven. Only Christ. Take up your sinning with him.
May 3, 2015 at 9:38pm
You said it PERFECTLY.
May 3, 2015 at 9:37pm
Yes, I agree with identifying the sin. Most people don’t want to do that. I always try and do this and then people tell me I”m judgmental. I’m not judging. I do it with myself all the time. If you don’t recognize truth, how can you change? BUT to condemn is where they pastor screwed up. We should be trying to help people change that want to change. Did you just shove a wedge in-between us and a lot of other people? Yes. The way he did this was AWFUL.
May 3, 2015 at 9:35pm
@Brigott. Wow. You are starting to sound like a lady I worked with at my last ob. She said all sin was the same and will be judged the same by God. I said, “SO hitler will be judged the same as someone telling a white lie or a man stealing a loaf of bread for his starving family?” She said “YES”. Whatever. You CLEARLY don’t understand or know God if that is what you believe.
May 3, 2015 at 9:28pm
Because humans are fallible and they screwed up. Simple really. You have to remember, you have 16 different personality types, according to Myers Briggs, with each person being raised in a different household, with different parents experiencing different things in life that shape them into different people. Some people are OCD control, others are natuarally very laid back and easy going. Take all of these things, create a person, and think about how people will act or interpret christ and his teachings. The ocd people will be much more controlling and letter of the law. DO IT THIS WAY!! The laid back people will say, “Oh, good enough.” Once you start to think about human behavior, what goes on in churches, and other groups, will make a whole lot more sense.
 May 3, 2015 at 9:18pm
See, this is why people hate christians. He makes us look absolutely ridiculous.
Ten Commandments Church? Whew! Christianity is rotting from the inside out.
May 1, 2015 at 9:09am
@Getoffmylawn- Scores are higher in the northeast probably because there is a push from the parents. It’s not because libs are better at teaching or they are smarter or whatever yo are implying. I live in Rural NC and lots of students drop out to not do much of anything. The parents aren’t high powered attorneys or professionals of that caliber. Also, where there is money there are parents who will make sure their kids pass, with good grades. I lived in wake county nc for a while and two high schools were caught with drugs. The kids at the school with higher minorities and not as much money, they were arrested. The other kids at the Wake Forest high school, they took care of it privately. The athlete were bench for a little while. The parents wouldn’t have allowed their poor little babies to go to jail. Big mouthed parents can get anything to happen in a school.
May 1, 2015 at 9:03am
Dork, did you read their comment? Graylee said “I don’t either.” That was his point. Sheesh. Please read the entire post. It was just over 1 line. Come on.
May 1, 2015 at 9:01am
I was told when I was teaching, I just quit, that you can not give your political or religious opinions. It may influence students. Of course this doesn’t apply to those that do this on the left. Got to love a double standard.
May 1, 2015 at 9:00am
Actually, I’m ok with people being indoctrinated, as long as its with truth. TRUTH is what matters. Always.
Nice try to take a jab at churches but it isn’t true. We have open discussions all the time at church. There is a strong push to learn and question and grow. And if you don’t like or agree with what is being said, just leave. We all are responsible for our own growth. We all will be judged by God someday. It’s all personal. It’s about each of us transforming ourselves into a person that is more kind, patient, loving, understanding, hardworking, charitable, etc. Sorry that you were raised in a screwed up church. My church rocks. God bless.
May 1, 2015 at 8:53am
I’m not siding with the teacher for what she side. It was wrong. BUT I am siding with the teacher because I was a teacher for 10 years, just quit, and I had so many students lie about me. Kids are liars. They do it for attention, to fit in with a certain group of kids, because they are bored, etc. I had kids making up crap that I was having sex with some of the students. I don’t trust 1 word that comes out a kids mouth. Especially since most kids aren’t being taught morals anymore. Lying to most people is no big deal.
April 29, 2015 at 9:01am
What you said MAY be true but I link in NC and half of the population here is on the left and about 95% of the people, I don’t know, I”m just guessing, is VERY religious. Religon has nothing to do with left or right.