Comments: Christian Protocol

Oh my, Key. That is awful! Terrible! And they want to know if the victim brought it on himself?!?!

Oh, sorry, using too many exclamation points! This kind of idiocy just makes me crazy, lady!

posted by Beth Donovan on June 2, 2005 08:04 PM

Um...no. Somebody needed their ASS kicked behind this, not some stupid, ineffectual meeting. GRRRR.

posted by Kelley on June 2, 2005 09:45 PM

I spent much of my formative years preaching Spare the Rod to my parents. They were unmoved. Asswhipping by an authority figure teaches cause/effect. Not the first time, often, but eventually, yar. Of course, my church has a gay bishop now. Well, my old church. I'm a Hedonist now. MANY gay bishops.

posted by Velociman on June 2, 2005 11:14 PM

I remember one of my last visits to a Southern Baptist Church. The minister was the old fashion fire and brimstone type and was getting heated up when he noticed a few children playing and not paying attention. He stopped his preaching and announced to the whole congragaton that he was about to lay hands upon the young offenders unless the parents beat him to it. The parents made the mistake of wanting to debate the issue, and the preacher layed thirty minutes of fire and brimstone, parenting and responsablity on the whole congregation. The next week the boys could have been in the choir.

posted by James Old Guy on June 3, 2005 11:37 AM

I'm with you on that one Key. When I go to church, I'm usually on the back pew. Close to the door. It's just the way I was brought up, and the usual seat for me since childhood. See, if I screwed up in church, I knew an ass whippin' was on the way... I guess the back pew thing just took less time for Daddy to get to the spot where he would deliver it.

posted by RedNeck on June 6, 2005 06:57 PM
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