…and some of it’s good
A Georgia pastor has been charged with embezzlement. However, this fellow wasn’t embezzling from his congregation. Instead, he stole $70,000 from his day gig as an apartment complex manager and funneled the money into his church. An innovative solution to drops in contributions in these troubled times.
Has anyone else been watching the sideshow taking place at the Washington state capitol in Olympia? Since a Christmas tree has been displayed in public view, an atheist group has put up a sign denouncing religious faith. Surprise surprise, folks have been protesting, including an organized rally this past Sunday.
An organizer at Sunday’s rally, Steve Wilson, said outrage over the display was growing, and that it was offensive to people of all faiths.
“When it comes to disparaging my faith on public property, that’s where I draw the line,” Wilson said.
Plenty of questions about this come to mind, but I will stick with one: Why do believers care about such things? Does anyone believe for a second that a person of faith is going to see this sign, slap his/her forehead, and say, “Whoa! What was I thinking?” and abandon his/her beliefs? Arguing over such things makes us look petty and small. The only reason that people seek to censor something is because they are afraid of it; and we have nothing to fear from a sign or an idea. The truth can handle other viewpoints.
And now for the good news: televangelist Kenneth Copeland’s jet has been ruled by a Texas court to not be tax-exempt. I hope that this is just a small pebble in a landslide of court cases making Copeland and every other huckster who fleeces the gullible accountable for every penny donated to their “ministries.” It is past time that these clowns were put out of business.