Christian Pastor/Radio DJ Arrested

Oooooh Oooooh! A christian pastor arrested. Let me guess. Caught with a male hooker while smoking meth? What about caught soliciting an undercover cop for oral sex to protect himself from becoming a “statisitic”? Any other guesses before we peek at the answer?

Police in Johnson City arrested a Bristol, Virginia, minister for driving under the influence and indecent exposure.

Police say 58-year-old Tommy Tester urinated in front of children at a car wash while wearing a skirt. He will remain free on bond until an October court hearing.

He is also charged with having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle.

Tester is a minister of Gospel Baptist Church and works for Christian radio station WZAP, 690 AM. The owner of the radio station, Al Morris, is asking for people to pray for Tester.

A report also accuses Tester of offering police officers sexual favors and says an open bottle of vodka and empty oxycodone prescription bottle was found in his car when Tester was arrested Friday.

Urinating in front of children while wearing a dress. Didn’t see that one coming. But bonus points because he did offer sexual favors to the police.

I guess he’ll be visiting Pastor Ted Haggard in that gay reformation center before the week is out. Perhaps they can even work on a sermon together titled “Why Do All These Homosexuals Keep Sucking My Cock?

Dawkins Reviews ‘God is Not Great’

From the Times Online:

One of Hitchens’s central themes is that gods are made by man, rather than the other way around. A related theme is plagiarism: “monotheistic religion is a plagiarism of a plagiarism of a hearsay, of an illusion, extending all the way back to a fabrication of a few nonevents”. A pair of chapters explores “The Tawdriness of the Miraculous” and the widespread fallacy that we derive our morals from religious rules such as the Ten Commandments. As Hitchens witheringly puts it, does anybody seriously think that, before Moses delivered the tablet inscription “Thou shalt not kill”, his people had thought it a good idea to do so?

I said that Hitchens comes into his own on the evils that are done in the name of religion: “in the name of” is important. You can’t just point to evil – or indeed good – individuals who happen to be religious. The case to be made is that people do evil (or good) – because they are religious. Crusaders and jihadis are – by their own lights – good. They do evil things (by our lights) because their faith drives them to it. The nineteen murderers of September 11 scrupulously washed, perfumed and shaved their whole bodies in preparation for the martyrs’ paradise, as they set off on what they sincerely, truly, prayerfully believed was a supremely righteous mission.