Archive | October, 2013

Associate Pastor/ Young Life Leader Arrested for Sexual Relations with a Minor

23 Oct

Darin Evans (married with three teenage children), a former pastor and Young Life leader in Elmhurst, IL.  was arrested and charged with criminal sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault.  The  victim of the assaults was 16 years old when the sexual assaults started.  One report claims that the female victim was told by Evans, that he would kill himself if she ever ended the relationship.

Another report describes the assaults:

From 2004 to 2011, Evans allegedly sexually assaulted his victim on multiple occasions at multiple locations, including his vehicle, public places and on a church-sponsored youth retreat, according the State’s Attorney’s Office.   ABC News is reportingthose locations included cemeteries and restrooms.

Evans has confessed to the relationship and now faces a possible 47 years prison sentence if convicted of all the charges.

You can read more about this tragedy by clicking on the links below.

http://elmhurst.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/former-associate-pastor-elmhurst-west-suburban-church8fb6b85907

http://elmhurst.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/former-associate-pastor-of-west-suburban-community-ch52bad206ea

http://elmhurst.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/new-details-emerge-about-associate-pastor-s-alleged-s743d820151

http://elmhurst.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/young-life-volunteer-says-many-are-praying-for-healin4a5ae831a2

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=9033271

Global Warming and Climate Change…..1958 Style!

17 Oct

“My Daughters Are Not Going Off to College”: When Homeschooled Girls Are Trapped

14 Oct

Just a sad article, that highlights one of my major concerns with the Christian Homeschooling movement…..

Homeschoolers Anonymous

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HA note: The following is reprinted with permission from Julie Anne Smith’s blog Spiritual Sounding Board. It was originally published on October 12, 2013 with the title “Homeschooled Adult Daughters Held Captive at Home, Prevented from Getting College Education.”

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“There are too many homeschooled girls who need help overcoming the legal obstacles their parents put in their path to a college education. It also bothers me that the leaders of the Christian homeschooling movement preach that young girls shouldn’t get a ‘regular’ education – that they should only be trained in domestic arts and ‘female’ tasks.”

~ Nick Ducote, “Reflections on Malala, Patriarchy, and Homeschool Advocacy”

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In an effort to “raise up a child in the way they should go,” some Christian homeschool parents are essentially kidnapping their daughters, only teaching “homemaking” skills, even denying and preventing them from getting a college education.

The father is involved…

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Pastor Chuck Smith, Founder of Calvary Chapel Churches, Dead at 86

4 Oct

Chuck is dead…wondering what this means for Calvary Chapel.