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Friday, March 28, 2008

There Is No Morality Without Religion

posted by on March 28 at 13:45 PM

A pastor whose disappearance from a small town in upstate New York triggered a search by police and the FBI was found earlier today inside an Ohio strip club. Police said that when the Rev. Craig S. Rhodenizer, 46, was confronted by an officer, he began crying and said he couldn’t remember anything about the 36 hours he was missing.

But dancers at the club remembered Rhodenizer. They told investigators that Rhodenizer spent two hours drinking, soliciting dances and making threatening comments. He also said he wanted to take the dancers back to his motel, according to the police report. In his car was a bottle of Bacardi rum.

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Bacardi? Disgusting.

Posted by elenchos | March 28, 2008 1:42 PM

sure he doens't work aT THE wEEKLY OR THE sTRANGER?



Posted by Leyland | March 28, 2008 1:43 PM

Hey Dan, give him a break. There is many a time where I couldn't remember my previous 36 hours too.

I probably was even soliciting dances. The threatening comments, not so much.

Posted by Dave Coffman | March 28, 2008 1:43 PM

There Is No Religion Without Hypocrisy.

Posted by DanFan | March 28, 2008 1:46 PM

That's a great name, though. The Rhodenizer. From now on, can we say that a clergy member exposed as a lying hypocrite and sex fiend has been "Rhodenized"?

Posted by bma | March 28, 2008 2:14 PM

Hey, he's a paster. His congregation will forgive him the minute he steps back across his church's threshhold, and his "transgression" will be chalked up to the work of Satan, teh gays, and Godless, librul Democrats, so everything is completely copacetic.

Posted by COMTE | March 28, 2008 2:17 PM

Honestly, he sounds like my kind of guy.

Posted by Elvis | March 28, 2008 2:29 PM

Perhaps violations of church morality that are also violations of the law should have twice the penalty. I love the way these religious types want to tell everyone else how to act so lets double the penalty for them. Lets see, how about if we make it against the law for "christians" to get birth control. No, wait, who needs more of them? I know, since they don't believe in evolution, let's make it against the law to receive any medical cures that use DNA. After all, DNA is the evolutionary track record. Or how about a law that says no cures from stem cell research for "christians". Let's impose a little what's good for the goose.

Posted by Vince | March 28, 2008 2:30 PM

Wait. He cried? What a loser.

Posted by Michigan Matt (soon to be Balt-o-matt) | March 28, 2008 2:32 PM

Drinking, fighting, and making threatening remarks - isn't that normal behaviour for a right-wing pastor?

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 28, 2008 3:29 PM

Drinking, fighting, making threatening remarks and chasing pussy. There's your complete list of normal behavior for a right-wing pastor.

Posted by Pam | March 28, 2008 4:10 PM

He was just trying to touch them deep on the inside so they would feel comfortable when he invited them to church.
It is a conspiracy just like those guys who were quietly talking on the bus to get people to go to Mars Hill.

Posted by mj | March 28, 2008 4:26 PM

At least he's not molesting children (as far as we know)

Posted by GS | March 28, 2008 4:32 PM

@13 - he does that on weekends.

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 28, 2008 5:02 PM

He just sounds like he had a breakdown. Perhaps from his own oppression of himself?

He wasn't breaking any laws, so I don't think this is a huge deal as much as I kinda feel bad for the guy.

Posted by Wes | March 28, 2008 6:16 PM

Okay, he might've been EXTREMELY irresponsible by just leaving and allowing taxpayers to pay for an FBI search.

However, booze and tits does not a monster make! At least he wasn't fondling minors or drug trafficking!

Posted by Wes | March 28, 2008 6:18 PM

Jesus told me he's disappointed.

Posted by Johnny | March 29, 2008 4:55 AM

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