This Church Sign Is More Correct Than Christians Know

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GOP Gubernatorial Candidate in California Has an Extensive Rap Sheet, But It’s OK ‘Cause He Found God

If you’re in California and you’d like your next governor to be a sex offender and a convicted felon with a history of violence, look no further than Glenn Champ, one of the current crop of six gubernatorial GOP candidates.

Glenn Champ, 48, addressed hundreds of GOP delegates and supporters Sunday at the site of the state party’s semi-annual convention. Introduced by party chairman Jim Brulte and allotted 10 minutes, Champ spoke in between the main GOP candidates, former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari and state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of San Bernardino County.

Champ, a little-known political neophyte from the Fresno County community of Tollhouse, did not directly mention his criminal past during his speech but said, “In my life, I’ve been held accountable because of my stupidity. I do not want anyone else to be enslaved because of their lack of knowledge.”

There’s a record of Champ’s “stupidity.” It’s called a rap sheet.

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Jewish Bigamist Is Picketed At His Own Wedding For Not Giving His First Wife the Traditional Divorce Document

When an Orthodox-Jewish marriage ends, under Judaic law, only the husband has the power to pronounce a divorce. That is, he is the one who has to provide his estranged wife with a get, a document that proves that she is newly unattached and allowed to move on with her life. Frequently, if the relationship is toxic enough, the husband flat-out refuses, often out of spite, and/or so that he can use the get as a bargaining chip in disputes over alimony or child custody. It happens often enough that it’s almost unremarkable, but a California man called Israel Meir Kin has just taken this kind of male privilege to new heights.

After legally divorcing his wife, Lonna Kin, more than seven years ago, Mr. Kin has not given his wife a get.

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The Most Entertaining Rapture Announcement Yet

The passion for the Christ:

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At Purity Balls, Christian Dads Get Really Involved With Their Daughters’ Virginity — and Become Their ‘Boyfriends’

Tonight at 9:00 (ET) on Nightline Prime, ABC will be broadcasting a program about so-called Purity Balls. They’re like debutante balls (gowns and tiaras are everywhere) except that the central event is a virginity pledge that teenage girls swear to God — and to dad.

Last fall, the ABC team attended “the Super Bowl of Purity Balls” at the regal Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. There, five dozen fathers signed a purity covenant, promising “before God to cover my daughter as her authority and protection in the area of purity.” But of course it’s really the girls who pledge — abstinence.

As the father of two pre-teen kids (both girls), I hope that, when they’re old enough, they’ll be very choosy — that is, discerning — with their sex partners. But I can’t imagine being involved (and invested) in their virginity to the extent that the parents attending the Broadmoor affair are. To each his or her own, but the notion that a young woman is somehow diminished in value once she’s had sex seems pretty misogynistic to me.

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