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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Notes From the Prayer Warrior

posted by on May 22 at 14:00 PM

Several hours behind Charles, and several degrees more reverent, the Prayer Warrior sends out his take on the Chapman incident.


Thursday, 22 May 2008

Please pray for Steven Curtis Chapman and his family. If you have not heard, he lost his daughter in an accident produced by the actions of his son.

Please pray for strength, comfort and understanding.

Pastor Hutch

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"Produced by the actions of his son?" Sounds like Charles may be on to something if even the Hutch is heading that way...

Posted by DaiBando | May 22, 2008 2:08 PM

"Produced by the actions of his son."

Isn't that just a euphemism for... MURDER???

Posted by Joe M | May 22, 2008 2:09 PM

"Justice must be served. Dear Lord, father God in Heaven, please find it in your will to cripple this family and send this son to jail so that I may somehow find a way to merge homosexuality into this equation."

Posted by Mr. Poe | May 22, 2008 2:11 PM

damn, the internet IS a race, and I just lost again.

Posted by Joe M | May 22, 2008 2:11 PM

Not God's will?

Posted by Reverse Polarity | May 22, 2008 2:11 PM

Pushing Chaz's post (and drama comments)


Posted by Non | May 22, 2008 2:12 PM

Shame on you.
This was an accident that has a very sad and tragic result.
To imply it was intentional, just because you don't like christians, is idiotic.
What the fuck?

Posted by jean genie | May 22, 2008 2:16 PM

I like what Charles said better.

Posted by elenchos | May 22, 2008 2:17 PM

This is a lovely follow-up. It shows that Charles is truly irreverent, not just posing. He is so refreshing.

Posted by tomasyalba | May 22, 2008 2:23 PM

Paging Paul Constant...looks like we have a sequel in the works...

Posted by QuimbyMcF | May 22, 2008 2:27 PM

@2, great minds...

Posted by DaiBando | May 22, 2008 2:28 PM

@ 7


Posted by tiffany | May 22, 2008 2:32 PM

If it were the 5-year-old daughter running over the son, everybody would be laughing.

Posted by Mr. Poe | May 22, 2008 2:34 PM

Exactly, @5. Why is it that only the GOOD things that happen to Xtians, or conversely, the BAD things that happen to Godless infidels, are considered "God's will", but everything else that happens is the responsibility of individuals?

Posted by COMTE | May 22, 2008 2:35 PM

@14 - Where's the Prince of Darkness in this equation? I have to believe the Mighty Lucifer hates xian music as much as the rest of us. Well, besides #7 and #12.

Posted by beezlebub | May 22, 2008 2:43 PM

At least Hutch didn't describe the girl as an "adopted daughter." Adoption is an event in a child's life, it is not a state in which the child exists throughout his or her life.

Posted by Dan Savage | May 22, 2008 2:44 PM

White perpetrator + non-white victim = *yawn*

People only get upset when it's the other way around.

Posted by Cat in Chicago | May 22, 2008 2:51 PM

That's deep, Dan.

let him go. now is your chance - replace him with somebody with more to offer your paper and the readership

Posted by Non | May 22, 2008 2:52 PM

"accident produced by the actions of" What kind of grammar is that?

Posted by inkweary | May 22, 2008 2:59 PM

I am not in any way, shape or form endorsing any Christian's anti-gay fear or the stupid things they say; but enough. Seriously. For all we know his child could've been a lesbian, have grown up to have a best friend who is gay or lesbian, or be the one standing by one of her siblings when they get around to coming out to dear old Dad (to post just a few scenarios). I've seen it happen - and wake up calls come to some to people in funny ways, sometimes very late in the game. I worked with a family who in their ministry, sad to say, would publicly demean gay and lesbians, and after their son came out to them, and they had people support them and work through their fears with them, are now some of the biggest supporters of PFLAG and speak to groups about their regret in their fear. More hatred doesn't breed hope, and certainly not in the wake of a child's tragic death. Even if you don't grieve with or for the family, and have great reasons for resenting this family, please stop yourself from saying one more stupid thing that just makes you sound like a total asshole.

Posted by dawicksta | May 22, 2008 3:17 PM

But I am a total asshole.

Posted by Spoogie | May 22, 2008 3:36 PM

Is Eli on the Prayer Warriors mailing list?

Posted by Bub | May 22, 2008 3:40 PM

If one posits the existence of an all-knowing and all-powerful entity, one must accept that nothing happens without that entity's consent and approval. In other words, every event is according to the will of that entity. In still other words, God wanted that child dead.

Posted by pox | May 22, 2008 3:48 PM

@ 21 - Actually - you're probably not an asshole at all; you're probably someone I'd like very much who has had enough of the damage the Christian right can do in this country in the name of a loving God; and I get that - fair enough. I've just been with a family today who's child is dying and I can't do anything to help them and logged on to laugh about things like being able to personalize your condoms with your own picture, and was sucked in by this story. I can't find a reason to celebrate a any child's death, particularly right now, and randomly vented to the great Slog void. My bad.

Posted by dawicksta | May 22, 2008 4:14 PM

This post and the one earlier by Mr. Mudede are almost as classy as fundies laughing at Ted Kennedy's diagnosis. Almost.

Posted by MNG | May 22, 2008 4:24 PM

@23, you're quite the philosopher/theologian. Did you write that down in your Lisa Frank notebook during study hall?

Posted by Ryno | May 22, 2008 4:41 PM

#26, you're quite the snarky wit. You win. You totally burned me. I wish I were you.

Posted by pox | May 22, 2008 5:03 PM

25, i the earlier post was an offense and an abomination. this doesn't hold a candle to that.

Posted by ellarosa | May 23, 2008 8:20 AM

@ 1, 2, 19: One of his teenage sons accidently hit his now-deceased daughter with a vehicle. If people aren't careful, this could happen to anyone. His daughter wasn't very old, like 6 or something, and sadly many deaths in this set happen this way.

Posted by feom | May 24, 2008 4:27 PM

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