@nojimbo - Yes, Jesus was a friend to sinners, but in no way did he condone their sin. He came for the sinners to show them a better way - to renew their minds and change their lives. What did he say to the adulturous woman who was about to be stoned? "Go and sin no more!" He didn't say "Hey, this adultry thing is becoming pretty popular. How about me and you hooking up later? Everyone's doing it nowadays. I know what the 10 commands say, but that was so B.C. We live in the now. Let's do whatever feels good and pleases our desires. It's not like there are any consequences for doing it."
True, we are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God. But we have a choice to choose between what is right in the eyes of God and to turn away and rebuke what is evil. Would you like to be "equated" to a thief or murderer? All sins are the same in the eyes of God.
March 28, 2013 at 9:29 a.m.
@GoPens - Since you pray to the Heavenly Father, wouldn't that make you one of his followers, too? And you're asking him to save you from yourself? LOL!
March 28, 2013 at 8:45 a.m.
@DwightK - I had two elderly aunts. One was a widow and the other never married. They lived together for over 40 years until the younger one died. They were best friends and did everything together. Having never married and not having any children, she left everything to her sister, who had to pay a huge estate tax because they weren't married.
Where do you draw the line?
March 27, 2013 at 4:19 p.m.
In the Bible, the sin of homosexuality is listed right next to theft. Just as there is no genetic excuse for stealing, there is no genetic excuse for homosexuality. Environment, culture, and choice (gasp) make one a thief, and the same factors make one a homosexual.
Just because Hollywood says it's OK to be gay, doesn't make it right.
I pray that today's youth wake up and hear the Truth that Jesus died for their sins and that they don't have to live their lives in the bondage and sin of homosexuality.
March 27, 2013 at 12:25 p.m.
"Not everyone believes that their creator is defined by the Bible".
At least not yet.
But they will. It is written that every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord...
Repent and change your ways now, while you're still on this side of the grave.
March 27, 2013 at 10:49 a.m.
"that they are endowed by their Creator" says it all. The Bible is very clear on what constitutes a marriage. It is also very clear that homosexuality is a sin (in both the old and new testaments) and that homosexuals won't see heaven. It's a shame that our country is going to hell in a hand basket, led by popular opinion and what is now deemed to be OK and politically correct.
March 27, 2013 at 8:44 a.m.
@UticaShale - It's called slumming.
March 18, 2013 at 3:03 p.m.
Where do you think those peppered beef tenderloin hors d’oeuvres that you and the other Tippy wives scarf down come from?
There was a documentary out a couple of years ago entitled "Food, Inc.". Do youself a favor and watch it.
March 12, 2013 at 3:06 p.m.
It's an Ohio thing. Last week when every Ohio school in the tri-county area closed because of the cold, not a single PA school closed. They may have ran on 2 hour delays, but at least they were still open.
Last week, when Erie, PA got two feet of snow, none of the schools were closed, either. Ohio would have called off all week!
January 29, 2013 at 11:41 a.m.
@bellybutton - you said that "During his tenure at YSU, he put together some fantastic NCAA football teams and for a few brief years, gave Y-town something to be very proud of ..."
But, let's not forget that YSU was cited by the NCAA for lack of institutional control after Ray Isaac, who quarterbacked the 1991 team to a Division I-AA championship, was later found to have accepted $10,000 and access to cars provided by the former chairman of Youngstown State’s board of trustees.
There were a number of NCAA violations while Tressel was at Youngstown State. Both he and YSU were sanctioned for violating the NCAA CONSTITUTION 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.8.1 and 6.4.2, known as Lack of Institutional Control. Youngstown State would accept minor scholarship cuts. But avoiding the truth for so long served the team and city well. With the NCAA's statute of limitations on violations having expired in 1996 -- five years after Isaac left college -- the NCAA declined to strip Youngstown State of its beloved '91 national championship.
YSU was where St. Tressel honed his craft of turning the blind eye from any player wrong doings. While at tOSU, his Sgt. Schultz “I know nothing” shtick was used over and over again, as he pleaded ignorance in 2002 when Maurice Clarett was driving around town in free cars, in 2004 when Troy Smith was taking money from a booster and in 2010 when the Tat Five were cashing in their trinkets for tats and cars.
As a YSU graduate, I would be embarrassed if they hired St Tressel as president.
If anyone needs to refresh their memories of St Tressel, as many YSU and OSU tend to re-write history, check out these gems:
January 25, 2013 at 9:20 a.m.