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Philly priest gets 3 to 6 years in abuse case
Catholic Monsignor William Lynn received a sentence slightly shorter than the maximum he faced.
July 24th, 2012
02:01 PM ET

Philly priest gets 3 to 6 years in abuse case

By Sarah Hoye, CNN

Philadelphia (CNN) - The highest-ranking Catholic Church cleric charged and convicted in the landmark Philadelphia child sexual abuse trial was sentenced to three to six years in prison Tuesday.

Monsignor William Lynn, 61, was found guilty in June of one count of child endangerment, the first time a U.S. church leader has been convicted of such a charge.

He was given just under the maximum sentence he faced, which was three-and-a-half to seven years in prison for his conviction on the third-degree felony.

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  1. Sam Yaza

    should have castrated him like it says to do in the bible for priest not pedophiles i actually know no were in the bible that condemns pedophilia

    July 26, 2012 at 12:07 am |
  2. chief

    whats pathetic..... he got the same or more than the ped priest that commited the crime and plea bargained

    July 25, 2012 at 11:56 pm |
  3. brent hanson

    he deserves 3 to 6 more holes in the head

    July 25, 2012 at 7:12 pm |
  4. A recovering Catholic

    The movie "A Few Good Men” got this message across in 1992.
    Downey (the Catholic Church): What did we do wrong? We did nothing wrong.
    Dawson (Finally, the courts): Yeah, we did. We were supposed to fight for the people who couldn't fight for themselves. We were supposed to fight for Willie (the children)

    Thanks you for finally holding the church accountable. If Penn State is held accountable then so should the church.

    July 25, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
    • chief

      great analogy

      July 25, 2012 at 11:56 pm |
  5. Hypatia

    *giggle* The usual crowd here is particularly amusing today.

    July 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
  6. Mark D. Haszard

    Jehovah's Witnesses split families, harbor pedophiles, have a history of refusing certain forms of medical treatment costing countless lives, and have the longest list by far of failed doomsday predictions. . . . it's common knowledge, even among many JW's themselves. Are they harmful? . . . very!-Danny Haszard

    July 25, 2012 at 7:25 am |
    • Atone Deaf

      Catholic much!?

      July 25, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  7. llɐq ʎʞɔnq

    Bring the Pope into the International Criminal Court, and prosecute the RCC under RICO, NOW.
    There is no way these people did this without Rome's knowledge, and involvement. Rome conveniently states they are separate, when they feel like it, but when the want to shut up the nuns, they do whatever they want. Rome is a criminal conspiracy.

    July 25, 2012 at 4:01 am |
  8. Bootyfunk

    i hope the priest gets buggered in prison by a large inmate.

    July 25, 2012 at 1:25 am |
  9. James

    Its nice to see after 62 years, over 6000 Priests, over 16,000 victims, billions of dollars and many cover ups something has been done. Hopefully justice will be served and more of the Hirearchy of the Catholic Church's heads will roll. It's time they be reminded that they are not above the law and must pay a stern punishment just like any other organization that would commit or cover up such crimes. The only sad thing is that it took so long for something to be done. When it happens at a college the media frenzy is astronomical but the problem is the media is afraid of the church because they have to much power. The people that do this and knowingly cover it up, no matter what you do for a living should be punished equally and finally some justice has been served.

    July 25, 2012 at 12:12 am |
  10. Chudder

    Oh, it will blow over! Just like Martha Stewart!

    July 24, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
  11. b4bigbang

    Anyone who says science has proven there's no free will is feeding you a load of baloney.
    Read the entire article on wikipedia and you'll see:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroscience_of_free_will#

    July 24, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
    • llɐq ʎʞɔnq

      Too bad, not only can you not read, (last sentence : " Therefore, awareness of intention timing seems to be fully established only after execution of the corresponding action, in agreement with the time course of neural activity observed here."), but the article does NOT say Libet is discounted, but that it's "controversial", and *how convenient*, when beliebers use Wiki it's decried, but when beliebers use it, it's ok. (BTQ, have you ever explained how your name is NOT nonsense, and how time exists "b4" it was created, and how your god acted, "before" she created the dimensions required for her existence.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6S9OidmNZM

      July 25, 2012 at 3:58 am |
    • sam stone

      how has science proven there is no free will?

      July 26, 2012 at 8:20 am |
  12. Edna Pimples, Raider of the Lost Quark

    Right. He'll do 3 to 6 at the Pebble Beach Ultra Minimum Security Institute For The Criminally Pampered. With good behavior, he'll do about 3-6 weeks.

    July 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
  13. Bo

    God has not promised that we will not suffer bad things to happen in our lives, as a matter of fact we are told that there will be suffering:
    Romans 5:3-5 “3...but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

    John 16:33: "In this world you will have tribulation. But be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world."
    Matthew 24:21,22. "For there shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened"

    Matthew 10:34 “You must not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have come not to bring peace, but a sword.”
    If a Christian is not suffering from some sort of hardship the there is reason to think that maybe there is something wrong with his/her relationship with God. Satan's purpose is to destroy the Christian by whatever means he can, he is not concerned with those who do not serve God even though they too may suffer the tribulations of this life.
    There are people that think that because there is suffering in this world that God does not care or that it is because there is sin in the lives of people, or that there is not even a God, but that is not the case.
    “And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.” John 9:2-3

    July 24, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
    • The TRUE Gospel (not that imitation stuff Bo gave you)

      "There shall in that time be rumours, of things going astray. Ehm...and there shall be a great confusion as to where things really are. And nobody will really know where lieth those little things wi...with a sort of rackey work base, that has an attachment. At this time, a friend shall lose his friend's hammer, and the young shall not know where lieth the things possessed by their fathers, that their fathers put there only just the night before, 'bout eight o'clock." (Brian 15:5-10)

      July 24, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
    • bdl1978

      Hey Bo, do you know anyone who wrote anything in that bible? Do you even know their names? Then why do you hold so much value in what it says? You don't need to know the source of information in order to establish credibility? You just believe it because you were born into it. It's nothing more than tradition within your family. You know else claims to be a prophet? The crazy guy on my street corner. He writes graffiti on the alleys walls: "Pigs can fly." I believe him because he's a prophet.

      July 25, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
  14. derp

    HeavenSent is the best thing on this blog to support atheism. With christians like HS, who needs atheists to make christians look bad.

    July 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
    • junior

      Hatred perpetuates the anti-theiism that is rampant here on this blog. I don't think an honest atheist would endorse your remarks. Honestly

      July 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
    • derp

      What do you know about atheists?

      You are a jesustard.

      HeavenSent is the craziest jesustard on this blog. As atheists, we could just sit back and allow her to spout off and make christians look ridiculous without any effort on our part.

      She does more tom undermine the limited credibility of your silly myth than anything we could do ourselves. I don't purport to speak for all atheists, but I would bet most would agree.

      July 24, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      derp, stop grabbing at any straw to make excuses for your bad behavior. You own it as you travel on the wide path to destruction.

      July 24, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
    • EvolvedDNA

      Junior..is there some law that claims we cannot be anti theism? what gives you the right to be offended ,and claim hatred to all who call your bluff on your "truths"..Your lack of evidence and inability to support your views is your problem , and your god appears disinterested in helping you out.

      July 26, 2012 at 1:35 am |
    • sam stone

      HS: You know nothing about the behavior of the other posters. Get off your knees, B

      July 26, 2012 at 9:37 am |
  15. Keith

    This guy need to be in a cell with Jerry Sandusky with no parole. Or taken outside the city gates and stoned.

    July 24, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
    • Atone Deaf

      Just a couple of good ole Christians swapping child stories. Don't worry Keith, both of them will get into your heaven after they repent to your jesus. Your religion rules!

      July 25, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  16. 3rd Generation Ex-Catholic

    The scope of these priest abuse revelations means that you simply cannot trust any of these men around children. And if you can't even trust them around children, what good are these priensts for your family? How is this Church ever going to recover from this?

    July 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      3rd, a few bad apples doesn't mean you get rid of the basket filled with good fruit. Jesus said we will know them by their fruit.

      July 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
    • chief

      the problem is that these fruits as you call them arent purged.... people just keeping deflecting their problem.... if the catholics did the priest like Jesus did the moneychangers.... this wouldnt be a problem...... He made a whip of cords and turned over tables and drove them out ...... now if there were catholics then they would say, i know exchanging monies is wrong but there are many more casinos that do much more of this than we do

      July 24, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      chef, I'm in agreement with you. Both the bad fruit that did the molesting as well as the bad fruit that hid their actions are all bad fruit and should perish. Send the rejects bad to God. He will handle them, man can not.

      July 24, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      I'm eating ice cream and can't type at the same time (LOL). That was suppose to send them back to God. Not bad.

      July 24, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
    • junior

      The Church is recovering, we still want the church. Get over it, we did.

      July 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
    • chief

      the true Church never was down, its not made of brick and stone and peds......

      July 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
    • chief

      so heavensent... what kind of fruit is gerald the ped defender? fruit cake? fruit loop? or more the exrta small boys fruit of the loom?

      July 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Whose Gerald? The attorney for the bad fruit?

      July 24, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      I better make the correction before Tommie Tom flies in on her broom stick. I meant to type who's.

      July 24, 2012 at 5:18 pm |
    • hahahaha

      And I suppose you think we shouldn't let children near public school teachers either? Because the rates of abuse and cover ups are far far worse in the public school system.

      July 25, 2012 at 10:34 am |
    • gerald

      Ah I see the nut case, bigot, coward, who won't defend the honor of his mother is here again spewing his hatred and nonsense, making false accusations and generally being a moron and writing posts that don't make any sense half the time. Par for the course. God bless ya chiefy.

      July 25, 2012 at 11:33 am |
    • gerald

      Chief doesn't want child abuse to stop. He wants priests and bishops to get theirs. Thus when I bring up the root problem and try to get to the root cause he calls me a ped defender. I consider all 38 million abused as children worth defending and protecting. He only wants the ones abused by Catholic priests considered. And he doesn't even really care about them as his talk is far more about the perpetrator than the victim. Of course that is pretty common among all on these boards. They don't really want to discuss the root of the problem.

      July 25, 2012 at 11:35 am |
    • HeavenSent

      3rd, a few bad apples doesn't mean you get rid of the basket filled with good fruit. Jesus said we will know them by their scrotums. He said a man who gets on his knees with mouth open wide in his name is much greater.

      July 25, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
    • chief

      re gerald..... same old redirection crap.... your comparison is most likely true by your own account. comparing so-called men of God to non believers in regard to being peds makes them no difference.... if so then they shouldnt be men of God... and then they would be put away unlike they are now.

      July 25, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
    • chief

      hey gerald, the root of the problem is people ke you.... if you spent as much time pressuring the church or going after the peds .... people like you could fix this.... instead you want everyone to look at the other peds out there that arent dressed up like priest and are hidden or moved around when they are caught

      July 25, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
    • chief

      re gerald.... what should i do to defend my moms honor to a pedaphile like you? right charles?

      July 25, 2012 at 12:21 pm |
    • gerald

      Chief, if you would go back and reread your posts and use half your brain. The half that you have you would see how badly you embarrass yourself on these threads and actaully confirm what I say, that you don't care about children in general. Keep it up bright boy. Pretty sad.

      July 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
    • chief

      your the ped

      July 25, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
    • gerald

      go satisfy your mom.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
    • chief

      hey gerald ... does it make you a proud catholic making thos remarks

      July 25, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
    • gerald

      After all that you have said to me and you feel morally superior enough to ask that question? What a joke. Common mr. coward, what are you going to do. All I ask is for your address, I have given you mine, so that we know you are not a coward. Then I will leave your mom alone. But you won't because you are a coward.

      July 25, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      @gerald

      What "root cause" are you talking about?

      July 25, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
    • gerald

      THe root cause of child s.e.x abuse of course.

      July 25, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      I know that. I'm asking you what, in your opinion, is the root cause?

      July 25, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
    • gerald

      You first.....

      July 25, 2012 at 5:37 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      @gerald

      So instead of clarifying a position you took earlier, you turn into a 5 year old? Wow, good job.

      July 25, 2012 at 7:07 pm |
    • chief

      gerald is a catholic that wants violence instead of admitting he is an accomplice to mthe peds by denial... he takes cheap shots at insulting my mom, he wants my address to do what? he is disturbed and delusional.... .and most likely a priest or a ped or both... get some help ped priest

      July 25, 2012 at 11:51 pm |
    • chief

      hey gerald do you know mr larson?

      July 25, 2012 at 11:57 pm |
    • EvolvedDNA

      Gerald....the more you try to defend your church the more you have to ignore..are you aware of what your priests and nuns did at the residential schools in Canada with the native folks? this type of abuse has been going on for years and finally the church is unable to contain it...yes abuse goes on in other areas.. look at the punishment at Pen State...

      July 26, 2012 at 1:44 am |
    • gerald

      It's funny. You guys behave exactly the way the Bible says you will. I have cast way to many pearls. I apologize to your mom chief.

      July 26, 2012 at 9:00 am |
    • chief

      hey gerald your nothing more than a ped yourself...... a pathetic excuse for a person

      July 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
  17. Learn to think for yourself

    Locking up Lynn is a good first step. Now do the same with Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, as he destroyed a list of pedophile priests and was clearly part of the cover up. The cover up goes to the top of the church, the pope is a guilty as the rest of them. Lock him up too.

    July 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
    • junior

      Cardinal Bevilacqua is deceased. Only God can judge him now.

      July 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
    • EvolvedDNA

      Junior..nope he is rotting in the ground and will become part of the universe from whence he came..he has managed to evade all punishment.

      July 26, 2012 at 1:46 am |
  18. Rational Libertarian

    3 to 6 years. Why not the chair?

    July 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
    • chief

      whats pathetic is that the guy that actually did the crimes got the same or less..... and no, i am not looking it up, anything less than the chair is not enough for what he did

      July 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
    • gerald

      I am sure you think it was the churches fault that he got less. Bring the Pope to court and throw all bishops in jail because a judge didn't give this guy the sentence you thought he should.

      July 25, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
    • chief

      whats even more pathetic, your comments ... what i said was ....whats pathetic is that the guy that actually did the crimes got the same or less .... DID I SAY POPE OR BISHOPS ?

      July 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
    • gerald

      "anything less than the chair is not enough for what he did"
      So chief do you agree then that we need to give about 20milloin peds the chair? try answering the question directly. Should we have a huge investigation on a national scale and find all the offenders and give them the chair?

      July 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
    • gerald

      "Did I say Popes or Bishops?"
      But chief every time I try to expand the issue to those outside the Church, you and others will say "the coverup is the issue". So I don't think what I said is out of line at all.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
    • chief

      yes they should all get the chair...... the church did cover it up.... on ly those directly involved..... just shut up

      July 25, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
    • gerald

      do you think I would shut up for a MF like you.

      July 25, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
    • chief

      hey gerald .... what bs catholic chant did you learn mf from? your showing your true colors..... dark... you pick the color

      July 25, 2012 at 11:53 pm |
    • gerald

      The same colors you have been showing for the last year. Well now we are the same color aren't we chiefy. I admit it. I've been an a-s-s-h-o-l-e like you.

      July 26, 2012 at 9:03 am |
    • chief

      you are what you eat

      July 26, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
  19. just sayin

    Waiting for gerald the DEFENDER of the r a p i sts to come rushing in at any moment.

    July 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
    • chief

      HA HA HA .... get ready for the bs about percentages of peds and all that rot..... most likely the defender is in the confessional doing his priestlty duties,

      July 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
    • junior

      Msgr Lynn must pay for his misdeeds, same as the rest of us especially if we are covering up a crime. However his case does not lessen my commitment to my Faith.

      July 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
    • chief

      if your faith is in the catholic church..... then ...................

      July 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      The defending attorney is just as guilty for not abiding or defending Jesus' truth. He's on the wide path to destruction, as well for putting man's lies of everyone needs defending, ahead of Jesus' truth.

      July 24, 2012 at 5:22 pm |
    • gerald

      How is exposing the whole problem defending peds? No it is proven that all chief cares about is the children harmed by priests. TO hell with the others. Let them suffer.

      July 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
    • gerald

      I would think that Just Saying and chief are the same person but just saying can at least put a sentence together than one can make sense out of. He must have completed the second grade. I know you guys really don't care about kids and get to the root cause of the ped problem for all peds. You just want to see priests and bishops all hang for the sins of some. That's okay. I don't think either of you will be getting out of the psych ward any time soon.

      July 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
    • chief

      well put gerald.... i hate peds, not all priests and people like you are accomplices.... your the same guy talking trash about ppeople i know and threatening me? real catholic

      July 25, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
    • gerald

      Coward that you are. Come and get me chiefy. No I am not proud of my behavior as a Catholic. But I had enough of your bull-s-h-i-t. It's been going on for a year or so. So shut the h-e-l-l up, give me your address, or remain a coward. Those are three options.

      July 25, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
    • chief

      ha ha ... i have another option.... treat you like the ped accomplice you are.... what exactly are you gonna do if i give you my address? just say it coward

      July 25, 2012 at 11:54 pm |
    • gerald

      Why are you worried if you are such a tuff guy coward. Maybe nothing. Maybe I just want you to be out in the open so you are not hiding behind the anomity of the internet spewing insults like a coward.

      July 26, 2012 at 9:05 am |
    • chief

      i am afraid youll treat me like a little boy you pathetic dress wearing idol worshipping grave robbing thief of the poor..... get a life ped

      July 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
  20. just sayin

    He got off light. Hopefully bubba and his friends pull a train on him in prison

    July 24, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      r-apists and murd-erers should be sent back to Jesus. When others see that they get death, all such evil will stop happening.

      July 24, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
    • just sayin

      Sure thing troll lol..... his mouth is about to get real salty tasting. He will be on his knees for Jesus and Bubba

      July 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      just sayin, the reason all these mur-ders and ra-pes occur is because the laws have been changed away from God's truth to keep these perverts in prison for life. Any idiot can then go out and commit these horrendous acts because they know that if/when caught the worst that will happen is they'll get a roof over their head for life and 3 meals per day.

      July 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      If anyone is a troll fake just sayin, it's you.

      July 24, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      @HeavenSent

      You're a moron, and have consistently been shown to be a moron. No one cares what you say anymore, and that is because of your attitude here. You have made yourself, and your views, irrelevant.

      July 24, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      hawaiiguest, of course my post is being blocked because you fools refuse to learn Jesus' truth.

      July 24, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      hawaiiguest, am I to be upset that some foolish atheist doesn't listen to Jesus' truth posted by a Christian. Get over yourself.

      July 24, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      Persecution complex, check.
      Now cue threats of a non-existent eternal torture from a non-existent god.

      July 24, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
    • Rational Libertarian

      I feel dirty for saying it, but I'm with HeavenSent (minus the religious hocus pocus).

      July 24, 2012 at 2:37 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      @HeavenSent

      You don't get it do you? You're a joke on this blog. Not only to atheists, but to your fellow Christians as well. You have made yourself into a punchline, and the more you post, the less of a punchline you are, and the more of a crazy dumbass that should probably be locked up for yours and other peoples safety you become. You think only atheists don't listen to you, then you're even more delusional than I thought.

      July 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
    • just sayin

      Wrong HeavenSent, everyhting happens according to God's plan. God wanted to see heads and chests explode. He got his show and he was pleased. God Bless the shooter for doing God's will.

      July 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
    • just sayin

      Punch lineFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      A punch line (or punchline) is the final part of a joke, comedy sketch, or profound statement, usually the word, sentence or exchange of sentences which is intended to be funny or to provoke laughter or thought from listeners. It is also applied to a person known as HeavenSent.

      Few punchlines are inherently funny out of context, but when a comedian sets up the premise and builds up the audience's expectations, the punch line can function as the climactic part of the act.

      Punch lines generally derive their humor from being unexpected. The classic stand-up punch line sound is a sting (erroneously called a rimshot) on drums.

      July 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
    • Doc Vestibule

      @HeavenSent
      I don't recall the passage in the Bible wherein Jesus condemned anyone to death.
      "Kill 'em all and let Me sort 'em out" is not a commandment.

      July 24, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      hawaiiguest, you're the one that doesn't get it. Phony Christians that never read the Bible to know Jesus' truth are just as blinded as you atheists. I could care less what any of you that are blinded to His truth try to think as you are all on that wide path to destruction.

      July 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Doc, it doesn't surprise me that you have no eyes to see His truth.

      July 24, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      just sayin, the reason this shooter was able to commit his horrific act, is because our laws are being changed, along with society, not knowing God's truth. What did this shooter have to loose if/when caught? A roof over his head for life and 3 square meals/day. Oh, that's really going to stop any idiot that wants to take out society. If every murderer gets the death penalty, and quick, not this nonsense of years to meet their end ... murder will stop happening because the perp knows he's going to pay with his life.

      July 24, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      @HeavenSent

      And you're just a moron, with absolutely no grasp on reality. I find it ridiculous that you've even managed to survive as long as you have. Provide your proof, or you're just talking out of your ass. You have nothing to back up you're numerous idiotic assertions, and consistently ignore challenges to them. You're dishonest, hateful, and completely useless to humanity.

      July 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      hawaiiguest. I have posted the scriptures pertaining to God telling us to send these evil folks back to him, which is society's death penalty. Get off your butt and go look for them.

      July 24, 2012 at 5:29 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      hawaiiguest, you atheists are the phoniest bunch alive. You lie and say you've read His truth then you sit on this blog all day and night asking Christians for the scriptures that you are too lazy to comprehend, then you claim what we've provided to you as you knew it all along.

      July 24, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      @HeavenSent

      When did I ask for anything from the bible you moronic tool? I don't give a shit what the bible says about anything, and I remind you all the time, that bible verses mean nothing to people that don't accept that immoral book of myths.

      July 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      hawaiiguest, and you fake sorrow about seeing God's wrath on Friday. You nonbelievers are the reason He's angry with all of us.

      July 24, 2012 at 6:55 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      hawaiiguest, make no mistake. Christians already know why you are a fool, no matter what handle you hide behind, Tommie Tom. Your anger trips you up all the time. That mouth of yours should have been washed time and time with soap, by your parents. You're a mess. Own it.

      July 24, 2012 at 6:58 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      @HeavenSent

      I guess there really is nothing more to you than a persecution complex, paranoia, and idiocy. You will always show how much damage religion can do to the mind. So please, continue your posts. Continue to show why blind faith is a dangerous and damaging thing. All you do is help the case for non-believers.

      July 24, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      hawaiiguest, this scripture is His truth as are all the other scriptures that I've posted.

      Mark 16:15-16

      15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
      16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

      Amen.

      July 24, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
    • hawaiiguest

      @HeavenSent

      And it would be impossible for me to give less of a flying fuck what the bible says about anything. It has been shown to be unreliable, and to be outright wrong in many cases.

      July 24, 2012 at 9:49 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      Are you having another meltdown hawaiiguest? Jesus' truth (the Bible) is perfect. If man finds problems or perceived flaws with His truth, it's because they have issues (sins of the flesh) (lies of satan's to overcome) that need to be worked through to get to being the best that Jesus Christ wants all of us to be.

      July 25, 2012 at 10:56 am |
    • hawaiiguest

      @HeavenSent

      That's the biggest copout I've ever heard. Just ignore the fact that the bible is an ambiguous immoral pile of crap, and make a claim that people just aren't reading it right, while you apparently have the secret cosmic decoder ring to get the "real" meaning. The saddest thing about your delusions is that even you don't see how bad it is.

      July 25, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
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