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April 13th, 2011
11:38 AM ET

Praying for lower gas prices. Literally.

CNN's Carol Costello talks to pastor Marshall Mabry of Beacon of Light Christian Center in Dublin, Georgia about how his congregation will be praying at the pump this weekend.

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  1. wechseln gas

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  3. Alex Bruzzone

    Praying for lower gas prices? Here is where the stupidity of religious beliefs shows very clearly.

    April 19, 2011 at 7:17 am |
  4. juan carr

    you know what it all boils down to at the end of the day is were either satisfied with the fact God work at the cross was sufficent or were not and we try to add too it, this is true in both the spiritual realm and the physical. its still called self rightous and hypocricy. its still called a lie or the truth, its still related to peace or anxity,anger hatred and unforgiveness vs patience kindness and compassion to be able to be forgiving, But the truth is were not perfect in either spectrum far from it and as I mention the accountability will still remain as so does the guilt of unforgiveness or regret or the resting place for our soul undeniable. so we can all stop judging eachother and start encouraging others starting with our own family,the word does say that you and your household will be saved, but thats to much like work its easier to play christian around your church you belong to and play follow the leader and go around telling people that God loves them tell them all about how they are sinners you know the bit, an thats it go home and freak out on your famliy members because their not save like you maybe they are and you cant even tell because they dont measure up to your churches standards even though God says we have all fallen short and that our rightousness is filthy rags, we need to stop useing the word of God as though we think we know what were doing, do you really think that when God said I will give you all authority He ment you? if you truly recieved Christ as your sin bearer, you should at some point come to the revealation that God glorifies Himself only yea this authority or blessings or what ever is assosiated with the will of God comes by way of Grace and the TRUE character of Christ humility is something we cant take the glory for let alone His Grace for apart from Him we can do nothing. So lets get in the will of God so He can make our paths straight so people will notice the work of the Holy Spirit vs works of the flesh

    April 19, 2011 at 12:19 am |
  5. Artist

    ME AND MY PRAYER WARRIORS HAVE PRAYED DAY AND NIGHT. THE PRICES HAVE NOT COME DOWN. THIS MEANS ONE THING, YOU MUST GIVE MORE. I AM TAKING OUT $200 FROM MY POCKET. I WANT EVERY FAMILY HERE TO MATCH ME.
    *CHORUS:

    April 15, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
  6. Artist

    Prices have not come down. This hardship only means one thing, we aint right with Jesus.

    April 14, 2011 at 7:54 pm |
  7. Artist

    Second day... okay I got some prayer warriors with me.
    .
    LORD JESUS WE CALL ON YOU TODAY TO EASE THE PAIN ON YORU FLOCK. WE NEED OUR MONEY. IN JESUS NAME I COMMAND THE OIL COMPANIES TO LOWER THEIR PRICES. ALSO WE HAVE LITTLE JOHNNY WITH US HERE TODAY. HE LOST HIS ARM AND WE ASK IN JESUS NAME HE GROW A NEW ONE. AT THIS TIME WE ARE ASKING OUR FLOCK TO GIVE A LITTLE. I HAVE A HUNDRED DOLLARS I AM PULLING OUT OF MY POCKET AND PUTTING IN THE BOWL THAT WE WILL PASS AROUND. I ASK YOUR FLOCK TO DO THE SAME. MATCH MY HUNDRED PEOPLE BECAUSE I NEED SOME NEW BOWTIES.

    April 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm |
    • Ed

      Alright I'll give that one it was pretty funny

      April 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm |
  8. Godless

    So, they prayed – have gas prices come down? If god is all powerful, surely he can move quickly on this, right? Or will Christians wait until prices do subside (3 months? 6 months? 1 year? 5 years?) and conveniently claim it was god's work?

    April 14, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
    • derp

      Last night I prayed that I would take a crap some time in the next 24hrs. What do you know, dropped duece this morning.

      God is awesome.

      April 14, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
    • Artist

      bingo that is called a perception miracle

      April 14, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
    • Ed

      Most of us will not claim God was involved at all it is niether his doing that prices went up nor wil he bring them down. We did this as a society driving big gas guzzling cars, investors investing to get money at ever one else's expense. God does not control everything that happens or that we do. He did not say he would. Will prayer help probably not, will hit hurt no so let them pray. Is it possible God will help sure if he does we probably can't prove it becasue he won't come down and make a flashy deal about it. Its more likely he will lets us fix it our selves after all we caused it its only fair.

      April 14, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
    • Godless

      Why wouldn't god want to come down and make a big splashy scene? It seems like that was how it was done in the olden days. If you really want to convert people to your beliefs (or if you're god, if you want everyone to believe in you), I'd think that doing something grand and spectacular like that would be a great way to do it...

      April 14, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
    • derp

      Why then do people of faith always credit god when something goes well, but never lay the blame on him when things don't?

      175 people die in a aplane crash, but it is a miracle of god that one survived. Where was god for the other 175 people who are now dead? People like Deliverance claim god created everything. Did he create cancer and AIDS? How do we know when things are being guided by "the hand of god" or when it is just happenstance. I have yet to hear the same answer twice from any two people of faith. What things did god create, and what things are just here by accident? Does god only control the cool stuff, or is he really in charge of everything?

      Why can't any people, let alone any two religions agree on anything god related?

      April 14, 2011 at 3:31 pm |
    • Ed

      @derp all very good questions. We don't know what God controls and what ghe doesn't as he is often very subtle. I agree it is unfair of the faithful to only give credit and never blame. I rarley do either God is internal not external. He probably directly controls alomost none of it. He gave us this world its up to us to run it well and we don't. Different religions exist for many reason some greedy because some of us want power and riches and realize we can us it to manipulate others some just becasue we all see things differently and can't agree. God can control all things but that would prevent our right to control our selves so he simply does not. As for accidents sometimes they are just accidents sometime humen error or bad behavior. Why do some live and other die. Could be God or just luck. Since we don't know everything that would have happened if the accident had not happened we can not know if God controlled it or not. If he did he had a reason if not it just happened. I agree people should stop giving credit/blame for everything.

      April 14, 2011 at 3:40 pm |
    • derp

      "Why wouldn't god want to come down and make a big splashy scene? It seems like that was how it was done in the olden days."

      Exactly! He had no problem with burning bushes, talking reptiles, parting oceans, massive floods, arks, resurrections, virgin births, water walkers, and commandment tablets thousands of years ago. But for the last 2000 years he's been hiding out. He revealed himself to Moses, but everyone else has to just believe? What, so Moses did not have free will, but everybody else has to?

      Are you kidding? And people wonder why I don't believe any of this stuff.

      April 14, 2011 at 3:44 pm |
    • Ed

      @Godless Good question I don't have a good answer as I can not know Gods mind any more than I can know yours. Sometimes he does it flashy sometimes not. Sometimes he doesn't do it at all we do. However In reference to using that to convince people to believe as you said it thats how it was done in the olden days nad yet many don't believe any way. Why would it be different now he would do something flashy some would believe for a while but he would have to do something everyday for many. He is the supreme being and just as we have better things to do the wait for our daily flashy show he has better things to do then put on on to to convince us he's there. He does not need us to believe, he exists either way.

      April 14, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
    • Ed

      @derp
      If you believe those things you just metioned happened yet you don't believe in God why not? If you don't believe they happened then why bring them up. I agree it would be easier for all of us if he would just show up every day do something flashy and say just wanted to remind you I was here. As I said to Godless who made the same valid point we have better things to do and so does he. I don't wonder why you don't believe I understand, many of his followers behave so badly its easy to understand why any one would doubt is existence. I would suggest you seperate him from his followers who behave badly they too have free will and choose to use it badly.

      April 14, 2011 at 3:54 pm |
    • derp

      Ed, the problem that I have is that you and Deliverance are both believers. But Deliverance has a very different view of it all than you do. He probably thinks you are going to hell. If everyone is so sure of his existence, why then do no two of you have the same answers to questions of his legitimacy. I believe that that is because god does not actually exist. God is a mental construct, that people put in place for themselves to give themslves comfort and security. If it makes you feel better great. But god is no more or less real than a childs imaginary playmate. You believe because you have been told to believe, and you want to believe. My children believed in Santa Claus because they were told he was real. My oldest believed for a very long time because she desperately wanted it to be true.

      It did not make Santa real.

      April 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm |
    • Godless

      "He does not need us to believe, he exists either way."

      It's interesting you say that, when so many other believers always say "God wants to be worshipped by you."

      April 14, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
    • Magic

      Ed,
      "he has better things to do then put on on to to convince us he's there."

      You mean there is a limit on what 'he' can do? He has a datebook or job list that gets filled up? He gets overwhelmed?

      I was taught (diabolically) as a kid that if "God" stopped thinking of me for even a tiny part of a second, I would cease to exist.

      April 14, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
    • Ed

      @derp
      Again great point And your right many of us disagree on our belief As for if Deliverance thinks I'm going to hell. No disrespect intended Deliverance but I don't care it not up to him. It up to me and my behavior and faith and God. In the same way we as a species can not agree of the best political system, economic system, cultural system etc we have trouble believing in God the same way. Many of us dwell on the details to much. Like how old was Christ when he dies. We get lost in the forest of details and miss the real point. Which can best be explained in the greatest commandment. Love God above all else and love thy neighbor as thy self. If we would all do that it solve so much. But we as a species are vain and want our details to be right and want every one to agree with use. So we argue over the small stuff ignoring the big stuff. Its human nature and frankly us faithful behaving badly. I try not to do this, but we all fail sometimes. This is true both in and out of religion.

      April 14, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
    • derp

      "If you believe those things you just metioned happened yet you don't believe in God why not? If you don't believe they happened then why bring them up."

      I don't believe that they ever happened. I don't believe in a god. I bring them up becasue they are the basis of the faith. I think that they are exaggerations and myths. Do you believe they actually happened? It is all to convenient to accept that god did remarkable things thousands of year ago, but has not had any interest performing said miracles at any time in all of recored modern history.

      Are you christian? Do you take the bible literally? Is it more symbolic, or metaphoric? I simply cannot understand that people could be so anwaveringly certain that there is an all powerful higher being, but cannot even begin to explain him, let alone come to a concensus on what he is and does. It is absurd.

      Do you realise what you are saying is, "I have no idea who god really is, I have no idea what god really made and I have no idea of what god really does, but I am absoluetly certain of his existence".

      Again, why would any rational person believe that assertion

      That fact alone compels me to believe that god is a construct of the human individual. Why else would each and every person have a different version in their head of an all powerful singular being. Again, completely absurd.

      April 14, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
    • Ed

      @Godless. There is want and need he wants it but does not need. I don't know why.

      @Magic. I'm sorry you were told that. He can think of each of us he could put on a show. But even if he did many would still not believe. Would it really help you to have to go to the 5 PM God show every night or would it just get old?

      sorry reply to the wrong post

      April 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
    • derp

      "It up to me and my behavior and faith and God"

      Just out of curiosity, what do you believe happens to atheists who behave well? Do they get into heaven because they may have been god husbands, fathers, sons, and friends. Or are they going to hell because they don't have faith in God. Does god require faith?

      "love thy neighbor as thy self. If we would all do that it solve so much. But we as a species are vain and want our details to be right and want every one to agree with use. So we argue over the small stuff ignoring the big stuff. Its human nature and frankly us faithful behaving badly. I try not to do this, but we all fail sometimes. This is true both in and out of religion."

      On this we both agree. I think I could get along well with you sir. You seem like a good lot.

      April 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm |
    • derp

      "Would it really help you to have to go to the 5 PM God show every night or would it just get old?"

      It would not get old for me. And it sure would end a lot of the worlds problems. Just image how different people would treat each other if he stuck his head out of the clouds once in a while and said.....

      "Hey!! I'm watching you!"

      April 14, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
    • Ed

      @derp fair enough you have a right to you belief. Your right I can not explain God. God is internal not external its a feeling more than a fact. I felt the same as you before I found God. I am Catholic therefore a traditional list not a literalist some some parts of the Bible a literal some metaphoric. Eve and the snake probably metaphoric. to explain how the devil can tempt us. The devil is very powerful and likely can change physical form. God tired to explain to us 1o,ooo years ago we couldn't understand it so he tried to make it easy. Kind of like when you tried to explain things to your kids when they asked even though you knew they would get it and you would have to try again when they were older. Remember how they kept asking a question even if you said let it go until you gave them answer. Take your example of Santa why tell the lie. Because it made Xmas more fun for them and you. When they got a little older and asked how you probably said things like it magic. Its the same with Godtrying to explan himself to us. I think the story of the crucifixtion is pretty accurate. He very similar and backed up by some other text also we know for a fact the Romains did this. Finally your right its not necessarly rational but then much of life is not. I appreciate your acceptance of my right to believe like wise I respect your right not to.

      April 14, 2011 at 4:25 pm |
    • Ed

      @derp thanks I think I could get along with you too you seem like a good lot too are you English? That seemed like a English comment not that it matters just curious. Pope JOhn Paul II basically said if a perosn behaves well they will be able to get to heaven even if they don't believe. I agree Christ said the only way to heaven is through me. Many Christians have taken this to mean you have to be christian I think he meant you have to behave the way he said to behave. Faith can't hurt but I think the christians who act like jerks have more to worry about than the atheist who don't. I don't think his showing up every day would help much after when he showed up more it didn't help much. Its out nature as a species I'm afraid we want what we want. Many of us control our selves but some do not.

      April 14, 2011 at 4:33 pm |
    • Ed

      @derp, Godless and magic. Thanks you made very good points and its the best conversation I had on one of this blogs.

      April 14, 2011 at 4:34 pm |
    • derp

      @derp thanks I think I could get along with you too you seem like a good lot too are you English?

      I am American, I live on the east coast. However, I work both here and in Europe, primarily the UK. If you spend enough time between both coutries, you end up picking up bits and pieces of both versions of the King's English.

      April 14, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
    • Ed

      @derp thanks like I said just curious. I haven't been to englan since I was a kid but I love Doctor who and it just seemed like an english way to say it.

      April 14, 2011 at 4:43 pm |
    • derp

      "I think the story of the crucifixtion is pretty accurate. He very similar and backed up by some other text also we know for a fact the Romains did this."

      Oddly enough, I believe that the crucifiction was real. I do not doubt for one second the existence of Jesus of Nazareth. I believe he lived, and that he was obviously a remarkable and infleuncial man. I believe that he was crucified by the Romans. I think many of the words attributed to him are good things for people to follow every day. Beyond that, I think most of the rest of it was made up to influence others.

      I was raised catholic. I never really believed in the whole story. There were just too many holes in it for me. I walked away from the faith at 13. I have never felt as though I'm missing anything. I'm happy for you that your faith brings you comfort.

      April 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
    • Ed

      @derp Thats funny I was raised with no particular faith at all and joined as an adult. I think there are some probelms with the literal text as well its one reason I went Catholic. I appreciate you believe Christ was real but not God a lot of peole see it that way. It makes sense especially if you don't beleive in God. I think you r right if he wasn't God his teaching on how to treat each other are still good. Its to bad so many people get caught up in the faith arguement and lose the the point. I'm glad you don't miss your faith, I lost my once and it kind of bugged me out.

      April 14, 2011 at 4:56 pm |
    • Magic

      Ed,

      Thanks. I wish you well.

      Sometimes I sort of wish that your story was true. Life would be much easier then. I am not a rebel at heart, and I can follow rules pretty well, so why shouldn't I parlay that into eternal bliss? I just see no evidence for it.

      April 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm |
    • Magic

      p.s. And I'm speaking with well over 40 years of Catholicism under my belt...

      April 14, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  9. Gray

    So, Jesus is going to have a word with the Iranians, the Iraqis and the Saudis? Would it not be more sensible to get yourself round to a mosque and pray to Allah (pbuh), after all, He seems to have influence in the region.

    April 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
    • derp

      Really, right now Muhammed is sitting next to Allah up in heaven laughing at these twits.

      MO:"Don't these idiots realise that we gave all the oil to the Muslims?"

      AL: "Seriously, they are so stupid. If I meant for everyone to be christian, I would have given them the oil"

      April 14, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
    • Ed

      @Godless. There is want and need he wants it but does not need. I don't know why.

      @Magic. I'm sorry you were told that. He can think of each of us he could put on a show. But even if he did many would still not believe. Would it really help you to have to go to the 5 PM God show every night or would it just get old?

      April 14, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
    • Magic

      Ed,

      If 'he' is omniscient (all-knowing), 'he' knows *exactly* what it would take to have each and every one of us believe. If all-loving, 'he' would do it. What you have is an ambiguous trail of breadcrumbs, some of which lead right off a cliff.

      Or is it a Door #1, Door #2, Door #3 kind of guessing game, with eternal punishment for guessing wrong?

      Or is it a massive rat-through-the maze deal... where certain pet rats get personally revealed clues?

      April 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
    • Ed

      @magic I see what your saying nad I don't have a good answer. Maybe God knows if he pushes to hard if will keeps us from realizing our full potential. Kind of like some times your kids have to try and fail to learn. Probably not a good answer sorry. That one might be better for preist as aopposed a s lay person like me.

      April 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
  10. DE

    If you pray to non-existent gods to solve your problems your problems will never get solved.

    April 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
    • Chris

      "When you're caught in a storm, row like it all depends on you and pray like it all depends on God." Our prayers do not guarantee any particular outcome, but then again, neither do our best efforts. Without faith, prayer seems like nonsense, but the fact that prayer doesn't solve all of your problems immediately just means that those who pray remain human.

      I will, however, say that this does not strike me as a worthy intention.

      April 14, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
  11. Good Atheist

    Praying at the pump. Yeah, let me know how that works for you, idiot. I bet they are the kind of people who smugly say "I'll pray for you!" instead of visiting someone who is having a rough time. Or before a meal, they pray for the food. Makes no sense to me, mumble some "magic words" to yourself and call it good, or actually tell someone how you feel.

    April 14, 2011 at 1:53 pm |
  12. streetcar01

    The bible says... The bible says... The bible says... When are these people ever going to learn that this means nothing to most people. It's a waste of their breath.

    April 14, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
    • Ed

      While I agree it is not very useful to quote the Bible to none believers it a little unfair for the none believer to tanke something out of it, turn it into a scarastic insult, Then complain when their comment is referenced in the response and the the responder tries to explain what is believed or how some of us refernce the Bible as was done by Deliverance to derp in the proceeding post. I realize you were not the one who made the scarastic remark about the Bible but Derp was so referncing the Bible is response is reasonable even though simiply quoing it for no reason is not very helpful on a blog. Also sometimes it is an attempt to educated on the faithfuls point of view not unlike referencing versus secular facts and opinons to support the secular point of view. Beyond being used for those purposes it is completely useless on a blog which is why I so rarely quote it for it to matter to you you do need to already have belief so quoting it to convince you to believe is a waste of time.

      April 14, 2011 at 2:00 pm |
    • derp

      Ed, I usually try not ot be the grammar police, but that last post is nearly unreadable. You seem like a bright likeable guy. Take a minute to use some puntuation, it would make what you write a lot more compelling.

      April 14, 2011 at 3:15 pm |
    • Ed

      @derp sorry I'm a really bad typer

      April 14, 2011 at 3:55 pm |
    • derp

      No problem ed. While we are at opposite ends of the belief spectrum, your posts are respectful, thoughtful and intelligent. I'd hate to see your message lost because of difficulty reading it.

      April 14, 2011 at 4:35 pm |
  13. Deliverance

    To Derp,
    I was responding when you asked me the question earlier and even though i know it is impossible to give a spiritual answer to a carnal mind i will still try...The Bible is written by the spirit and you have to be spiritual minded to understand it. You become spiritual minded by accepting Jesus into your heart.
    As for a "talking snake"...God used many means that are at his disposal to use as he sees fit since he created all things and then at times he uses symbols to represent spiritual things to better show us the spirit behind something. Revelations is a book full of symbols about ten horned dragons and such to show us the depth of evil that i sloose in earth and it helps paint a picture in our minds of the ugliness of evil. So a talking snake? If God wants a snake to talk it will- he created the universe so why couldn't he make a snake talk? See God is so much bigger than your little brain can fathom.
    Next, magic apples? there was no magic in the apple just an item God used to test Eve's faithfulness to him. She failed just as many are still doing today. Next, red horned beast over a lava city? I suppose you are referring to the devil...again teh beast is a symbol of evil and he is also described as many other symbolic things throughout the Bible and they show his evil nature and how he decieves mankind into defying God as Eve did with the apple and as you are still doing right now.
    I pray you never see if there is a real "underground lava city" for if you do then you will be screaming for it to be only "make believe" and then you realize it is real...and it is forever and you had a chance to believe and you chose science and sarcasm over the one who created you. I tried........

    April 14, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
    • vel

      Nice magic decoder ring answer, Deliverance (cue banjo music). Each Christian comes up with what their God "really" meant and what was "really" literal and what was only metaphor. How convenient that the snake sudenly becomes metaphor but oh, the resurrection just had to be literal.

      April 14, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
    • derp

      "Revelations is a book full of symbols about ten horned dragons and such to show us the depth of evil that i sloose in earth and it helps paint a picture in our minds of the ugliness of evil."

      "again teh beast is a symbol of evil and he is also described as many other symbolic things throughout the Bible"

      So the devil is not real? He is just a symbol of evil? So there really was no fallen angel who became Lucifer? Is god real? Or is he just a symbol of good? So then the bible is not to be taken literally. It is just symbolic?

      "See God is so much bigger than your little brain can fathom."

      My little brain is capable of fathoming physics, chemistry, trigonometry, Biology etc. There is nothing to fathom about god. You either believe the story that some people made up thousands of years years ago to explain creation, or you do not. It is a simple story. It is not at all hard to fathom. There are plenty of idiots in churches and mosques every weekend, but they "fathom" god? I am sure there are some brilliant people who believe in god, but you are proof it is not a prerequisite.

      "I pray you never see if there is a real "underground lava city" for if you do then you will be screaming for it to be only "make believe" and then you realize it is real"

      Answer the question, is he ll real or not? Is it symbolic, or is there an actual place that is eternally on fire where you burn forever? Where is it located? I have been told it is down below us. If we dig deep enough will we find it? Or is it in some other universe or dimension that we don't get to go to until we die.

      "you chose science and sarcasm over the one who created you."

      Wrong. I chose to follow to follow the principles of the exact person who created me. I actually paid attention in biology class. My mother created me. I am of her womb. That is how biology works. God just can't wave his magic wand and make people appear. I watched both of my children being born. There was no god there. I live my life in a way that is consistent with the principles taught to me by my mother. Your imaginary friend had nothing to do with creating me, or how I live my life. And I have absolutely no fear whatsoever of what happens to me when I die.

      April 14, 2011 at 2:45 pm |
    • Ed

      @derp
      I can't prove it but the devil is real similar to God he is beyond our ability to understand at least for now so the Bible is forced to explain him in terms we can understand. Remeber the Bible was written several thousand years ago before we had an understanding of physics, chemistry etc we have come a long way the symbols were never changed. We have a long way to go we may one day be able to understand all that is God and the devil. This has nothing to do with the size of your brain you obviously are very smart. But consider a very smart child maybe yours or a realtives but a very young child 3 or 4 years old go expain yourself to that child. They simply are notready to understand you. The hear the words but the concept is beyond them. God and unfortunatly the devils are as far beyond us as we are beyond house fly. This is not you personally but the human species. We will continue to grow and will one day understand God as a species. Hell and heaven are not physical but spiritual heaven. I know the explanation is insufficient, but until we get there is all we have.

      April 14, 2011 at 3:32 pm |
    • LadyL

      Ew, self-righteous proselytizer. If you want to preach, go to church. Don't force conversion to a religion that has the same "promises" and "good intentions" as others.

      April 14, 2011 at 6:06 pm |
    • secondgues

      Dear CNN, you should really do background checks on the people you interview....

      May 2, 2011 at 12:51 am |
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