Rest in peace, Brennan. From those of us who you showed a better way to love and be loved, you have our eternal gratitude.
So apparently a bunch of fundamentalist pastors went to Washington D.C. this week and did this: One participant was so excited that he wrote this: These fundamentalist pastors did this and this and hung out with this guy. Then they stood outside the Capitol and did this: And while standing there they sang this and [...]
chicagotribune.com: “Jack Schaap, the former pastor of a 15,000-member northwest Indiana megachurch, was sentenced today to 12 years in prison for engaging in sex with a troubled underage girl who sought him out for counseling.” Post Tribune: “Prosecutors had asked for 10 years, but Judge Rudy Lozano noted federal sentencing guidelines called for at least [...]
For the record, I do not wish for Jack Schaap to be raped in prison. I don’t wish that on anybody. I do hope that justice is served and that it drives this arrogant, selfish man to repentance. And let us all take heed to ourselves lest we likewise be tempted to lust and avarice.
Who sinned? This man? His parents? Our legislators? Society as a whole? It would seem that the need to establish guilt in the wake of a tragedy is part of our basic human programming. Our media outlets opine with varying degrees of accuracy about exactly happened and why. Our politicians make statements and promise reforms. [...]