Priest Pleads Guilty to Making Date-Rape Drug.

DAVENPORT, Iowa (Reuters) – A 31-year-old Roman Catholic priest pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiring with five other men to manufacture and distribute the illegal drug commonly known as the “date-rape drug.”

At the time of Windy’s arrest, prosecutors said he was apparently driven by greed after witnessing the immense profits available from the drug’s sale.

I suppose there isn’t really a commandment that says “Thou Shalt Not Encourage Thy Neighbor To Date Rape.” With such fine, upstanding examples of how the Ten Commandments instills moral integrity in men of the clergy, it’s no wonder the Christian Right wants to plaster the TCs all over every court room, but perhaps they’d be more effective by hanging them in their local churches first.

8 thoughts on “Priest Pleads Guilty to Making Date-Rape Drug.

  1. Hanging the misbehaving members of the clergy sounds like a good idea to me. So does drying out their skins and plastering them inside court rooms.

    With concentric rings stragetically applied. And a bucket of darts nearby.

  2. And an excellent rant it is too! I’ve been debating hitting the topic of the Ten Commandments in a bigger way here on my blog given the number of lawsuits currently happening around the country over them. A lot of communities are finding their displays being challenged lately, and the courts are ruling that they have to be moved or taken down. I came across an excellent disection of the TCs the other day which focused on their original meanings and not the interpretations most folks use today that I meant to link to, but I’ve since forgotten where I saw them. Hate it when I do that. I’ll have to break down and search for it again soon.

  3. Whenever I think of religion, I can’t help but think of a bunch of frogs in a bowl.  When one frog tries to climb out, all the other frogs pull her back in!

    As it is with religion- folks who are figuring out what the meaning of certain texts are in our lives and what it meant to people in the time of its conception are two entirely different things.

    Case in point: “be fruitful and multiply.”  Okay, we’ve multiplied.  With over 6 billion people in the world (or is that 600 billion?), we’re now threatening our very existence on the planet and rendering ourselves extinct.  However, at the conception of Western religion, they needed people.  Many people- just to make ends meet.

    I think the thing that angers me the most is that we are a country that is supposed to have freedom of religion, which can also be interpreted to mean freedom from religion, yet the religious right wants so badly for us to be a Christian country.  And they’re winning.  (For now.)  It’s pissing me off.

    And they’re also completely missing the point of Christianity.  Oh, could I go on about this.

    But I won’t…

  4. “This book [speaking of the bible] is the secret of
    England’s greatness.”  Queen, Victoria Windsor

    “My daily advisor and comfort is the impregnable rock
    of the Holy Scriptures.”  Gladstone, architech of
    American law

    “You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of
    life, and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ.
    These will make you a greater and happier people than
    you are.  Congress will do every thing they can to
    assist you in this intention.”  a message to the
    Native American Indians, May, 12th, 1779 by, George
    Washington, 1st US President

    “Religion and virtue are the only foundations, not
    only of republicanism and of all free government, but
    of social felicity under all governments and in all
    the combinations of human society.”  John Adams, 2nd
    US President

    “I have always said, and will always say, that the
    studious perusal of the sacred volume will make us
    better citizens, better husbands, and better fathers.”
    Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US President, 1st Washington
    D.C. school board president

    “Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil
    Society, he must be considered as a subject of the
    Governor of the Universe…  Religion…  is the basis
    and foundation of government.”  James Madison, 4th US
    President, chief architect of the Constitution

    “The Declaration of Independence first organized the
    social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s
    mission upon earth and laid the corner stone of human
    government upon the first precepts of Christianity.”
    John Quincy Adams, 6th US President

    “The bible is the rock on which our Republic rest.”
    Andrew Jackson, 7th US President

    “I am profitably engaged in reading the Bible.  Take
    all of this upon reason that you can, and balance on
    faith, and you will live and die a better man.”
    Abraham Lincoln, 16th US President

    “I am sorry for the men who do not read the Bible
    daily.  I wonder why they deprive themselves of the
    strength and the pleasure.  I should be afraid to go
    forward if I did not believe that there lay at the
    foundation of all schooling and all our thought this
    imcomparable and unimpeachable Word of God.”  Woodrow
    Wilson, 28th US President

    “Almost every man who has by his life work added to
    the sum of human achievements of which the race is
    proud – has based his life work largely upon the
    teachings of the Bible.”  Theodore Roosevelt, 32nd US

    “Religion is the only solid basis of good morals;
    therefore, education should teach the precepts of
    religion, and the duties of man towards God.”
    Gouveneur Morris, scribe / handwriter of the

    “Whoever is an avowed enemy of God, I scuple not to
    call him an enemy to this country.”  John
    Whitherspoon, Continental Congress, Declaration of

    “Providence has given to our people the choice of
    their rulers, and it is the duty as well as the
    privelege and interest of our Christian Nation to
    select and prefer Christians for their rulers.”  John
    Jay, 1st Supreme Court Justice

    “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often
    that this great nation was founded, not by
    religionist, but by Christians, not on religions but
    on the gospel of Jesus Christ!  For this reason
    peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum,
    prosperity and freedom of worship here.”  Patrick
    Henry, Continental Congress

    “…convincing proofs I see… that God governs in the
    affairs of men.  And if a sparrow cannot fall to the
    ground without His notice, is it probable that an
    empire can rise without His aid?”  Benjamin Franklin,
    Constitutional Convention,

    “Of all the dipositions and habits which lead to
    political prosperity, religion and morality are
    indispensable supports… .  Reason and experience
    both forbid us to expect that national morality can
    prevail in exclusion of religious principles.”
    Alexander Hamiltion, 1st Secretary of Treasurer

    “The moral principles and precepts contained in the
    Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil
    constitutions and laws… .  All the miseries and
    evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition,
    injustice, opppression, slavery, and war, proceed from
    their despising or neglecting the precepts contained
    in the Bible.”  Noah Webster, American Revolutionist,
    Constitutional Convention, Dictionary

    “There is not a community which cannot be purified,
    redeemed and improved by a better knowledge and larger
    application of the Bible to daily life.”  W.J. Bryan,
    Democratic Orator and statesman, ran three times for
    presidency and failed, nicknamed the Commoner

    “I suspect that the future progress of the human race
    will be determined by the circulation of the Bible.”
    Dr. R.A. Millikan, 1923 Nobel prize winner in physics

    “Our ways; through a Christian President, finally
    outlawed slavery in America with the world soon
    following its lead.  The great freedoms we enjoy are
    the direct result of the Christian faith of our
    predecessors.  No great civilization or religion from
    the world did it; it was our Christian Forefathers and
    Foremothers and their open faith in God through the
    Jesus Christ that did.”
    William M. Cooper
    Kingsville, TX

  5. His point is, he’s trying to sell his book here. He’s another one of those who can explain life’s greatest mysteries to us (for a price).

    Worship his vast intellect and marketing skills or look the fool.

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