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Monday, April 28, 2008

There is No Morality Without Religion #2

posted by on April 28 at 14:34 PM

A part-time teacher and tutor associated with Palace of Praise Church in Aloha has been taken into custody in connection with sexual-abuse accusations. [David Michael] Schedin, 40, of Aloha, was arrested at 3:18 p.m. Thursday by detectives from the Beaverton Police Department, and transported to the Washington County Jail. He has been charged with third-degree sodomy and third-degree sex abuse.

A juvenile female told her parents that Schedin had sexual contact with her Thursday in the parking lot at Beaverton High School, according to Sgt. Paul Wandell, Beaverton police spokesman. The parents contacted police.

Part-time teacher, tutor, and no doubt an aspiring youth-pastor…

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Ha HA!!! Darwin Award? Darwin Award? Am I right or what?

Posted by elenchos | April 28, 2008 2:43 PM

I think the conundrum is instinct versus "civil" society. People with the ability to reason seem to have an added edge in controlling their behavior. Religion seems to rob people of their reason, therefore their edge. Not that everybody who can reason is perfect. But survival of the species depended on instinct much longer than it depended on reason. But maybe I'm just full of shit.

Posted by Vince | April 28, 2008 3:25 PM

What's the 3rd Degree of Sodomy and how do I achieve it?

Posted by Catman | April 28, 2008 3:52 PM

I like that they still use the word sodomy.

Posted by Mike in MO | April 28, 2008 3:56 PM

Hey, if he was also a soccer coach, he could've even further increased his odds. I think that's called "diversifying your portfolio."

Posted by Mr. Joshua | April 28, 2008 4:30 PM

Sodomy is one of those words that I never quite know what they mean when they say it. I mean I get the biblical reference, but does it refer to anal, oral, bestiality, sex with foreign objects, sex with the same gender? So I went to to see the definition and turns out depending on what source you consult it could mean any of those things.

What definition do states where sodomy is against the law use?

Posted by PopTart | April 28, 2008 4:35 PM

Sodomy as a charge is used as a catch-all for anything not missionary-style and in many states still includes oral as well as anal, frottage and etc.

Posted by inkweary | April 28, 2008 4:39 PM

oooooh, i >like

Posted by el | April 28, 2008 8:35 PM

oops. I >like

Posted by el | April 28, 2008 8:36 PM
10 apparently the less than signs are problematic (sorry, i don't know HTML?)

and now, completely anti-climactically...

i like this screed lede.

Posted by el | April 28, 2008 8:38 PM


never ever whine about somebody being treated by the media as though they are guilty prior to their day in court. You never get that moral high ground.

IMHO: He probably did it, fits the pattern because HE BELIEVES IN JESUS AND IS ASSOCIATED WITH A CHURCH but I'm not a journalist. I have no standards.

Posted by Bob | April 28, 2008 9:30 PM

Beaverton? BEAVERTON?

Who commits sodomy in BEAVERTON??

Posted by Bento | April 28, 2008 10:04 PM

i thought that the supreme court banned sodomy laws...

Posted by ray | April 29, 2008 9:03 AM

@11-- Here he is using the media to apologize for his wrong-doings.

Posted by PDX Paulie | April 29, 2008 11:03 AM

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