Archive for December 14th, 2005

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

On the Second Day of Christmas my true love gave to me…
Two Turtle Doves,
and A Partridge in a Pear Tree

Some Churches Taking Heat for Closing Doors Christmas Sunday

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

Churches that close on Christmas Sunday deserve to catch a lot of flak about closing. I agree that the best way to celebrate the birth of Christ is in His house. These “mega” churches and any others following their example are just bowing to the politically correct secular crowd. When are people going to understand that Christmas is about Jesus?

(AgapePress) – Some Christian leaders feels some U.S. churches are bowing to secular culture by not having worship services on Christmas Day this year. Recently, a number of mega-churches across the nation announced that they are canceling their services on Sunday, December 25, saying they expect low turnout or want to allow members to spend time with their families on the holiday.
Last week Associated Press reported that some of the country’s largest houses of worship are canceling their usual Sunday services in an effort to be “family friendly.” Among the churches closing on Christmas are Chicago-area Willow Creek Community Church; Lexington, Kentucky’s Southland Christian Church; Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan; North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia; and Fellowship Church near Dallas, Texas.
However, some Christian leaders have criticized these churches’ decisions, declaring it is unthinkable to close the doors of God’s house on the Lord’s Day, and perhaps particularly so when that day is also the Lord’s birthday. While some pastors argue that the decision to close is a matter of putting family relationships first, Fuller Theological Seminary’s Professor Robert Johnson has voiced strong objections to the idea of redefining Christmas as a family celebration rather than a commemoration of the Savior’s birth. And Rev. D. James Kennedy of Coral Ridge Ministries told the Miami Herald that Christians need to “think carefully” before abandoning worship services that day, “especially when many churches are rightly blaming retailers and business for ignoring Christmas.”
California pastor and Bible teacher Dr. John MacArthur agrees. In fact, he believes a consumer mentality may be to blame for what he sees as a disrespectful or even sacrilegious move on the part of these churches that are opting to cancel services on Christmas.
“I think it’s ridiculous,” MacArthur says. He proceeds to demonstrate the irony, commenting, “You certainly wouldn’t want to have a church service interrupt a celebration of Christ’s birth, I guess. What kind of thinking is that?”

Read the rest here.
See my previous post here.

Talk-Show Host McGuire Calls on Christians to Support Israel

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

Whether we like it or not, Israel and the Jews are God’s chosen people. Through His covenants given during Old Testament times, God established the Nation of Israel and promised to never allow it’s complete destruction.
In fact, the Bible goes on to say that people (countries) who don’t support His chosen people will experience His punishment as well.
Now I agree that the Jews have been disobedient to God over the ages, which has resulted in some very severe punishments for them. None of these facts negates that fact that God made them His chosen people and has a covenant with them.

(AgapePress) – Syndicated radio talk-show host Paul McGuire has called on Christians around the nation to more actively support the nation of Israel.
With the recent threat by the president of Iran to destroy the nation of Israel, tensions have started to mount. McGuire is concerned about a growing trend among some Christian groups who believe “that God is finished with the nation of Israel” and that “the church has replaced Israel.” Also a professor at
The King’s College in Van Nuys, California, McGuire asserts that this is “a teaching which is not supported in scripture.”
McGuire, a frequent commentator on CNN and the Fox News Network, has just finished a new book on Bible prophecy, Israel, and current events, entitled Are You Ready? McGuire says he hesitates to use the word “prophetic” because he does not claim to be a prophet.
“But the book contains what amounts to a prophetic warning to America and the Church,” he says. “I think God was trying to get our attention with 9/11, and with hurricanes like Katrina and Wilma. Unfortunately, America and the Church have not heeded the warning call — and I believe something far worse is going to come.”
McGuire’s books on Bible prophecy have received the endorsement of numerous national Christian leaders. Dr. Tim LaHaye, who calls McGuire a “close friend” said, “I want to compliment you on your book on Bible prophecy. I read it and thought it was very well done!”
In addition, leaders from the nation of Israel have praised McGuire’s books and efforts to mobilize Christians to stand for the nation of Israel. One of Israel’s leading generals, General Shimon Ere, describes the book as “an eye opener” and “a refreshing guide for the faithful and a God-sent testament of truth.” Ere quotes Isaiah 62:6 — “I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, who will never hold their peace day or night. You that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence.” — then offers this endorsement:
“Dr. Paul McGuire is a watchman on the walls of Jerusalem; one of the best. And he does not keep silence. A tireless, effective teacher, preacher and talk-show host promoting the eternal values of the Judeo-Christian faith; and condemning the false prophets [Matt. 7:15] who are still swamped in the falsehood of the ‘replacement theory.'”
Says McGuire, “there is a dangerous trend in some Christian circles to teach what is called ‘replacement theology,’ which is the belief that the Church has replaced Israel and does not have the right to the land of Israel. A careful study of scripture reveals that God made an everlasting covenant with Abraham and his physical descendants.
“Everlasting means everlasting!” McGuire continues. “The Jews have been promised the physical land of Israel from God. It is the responsibility of Christians to stand for the nation of Israel. In addition, it is impossible to understand Bible prophecy without understanding God’s plan for the Church and the nation of Israel.”
McGuire recently hosted former President Jimmy Carter on his show, during which he talked to Mr. Carter about the Middle East peace process. During that interview, McGuire stated: “As anti-Semitism around the world increases, Christians must stand for Israel.”

Gallup: Poll Finds Americans’ Belief in God Remains Strong

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

If there are so many Americans who believe in God, why have the laws, entertainment industry and education system gone so far away from the teachings of the Lord? If so many people believe, why are they not following God’s Word? If all the believers were speaking out for the Lord, the laws, entertainment industryand education systems would reflect the will of the majority.
The silence is deafening.

NEW YORK A new Gallup survey released today finds that four decades after the “God Is Dead” controversy was first noted, Americans retain a strong belief in a higher power. Some 94% think God exists.
Only 5% feel God “does not exist” — and even most of them “are not sure” of that. Exactly 1% are certain there is no God.
But how strongly do the believers believe? Nearly 8 in 10, in fact, say they are “convinced” God exists, although Gallup does not ask them why that is.
Conservatives are more likely to be convinced than liberals (87% vs. 61%), women a little more likely than men (82% vs. 73%), and residents of the South more than those in the East (88% vs. 70%).
Surprisingly, some 61% of those who seldom or never attend church are nevertheless convinced that God exists.
The poll sampled 1,002 national adults, Nov. 17-20.

IAF stops terroris attack with targeted airstrike outside Gaza City

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

More pali terrorist are gone, no longer able to work their acts of terror and death on inoccent civilians. I’m so glad the pali’s are so committed to the peace process.

The Israeli Air Force targeted a car outside of Gaza City on Wednesday afternoon in which suspected terrorists were traveling, killing four people and wounding three more.
The car was carrying members of the Popular Resistance Committee, who were on their way to commit a terror attack when the military struck them down.
According to the army, the car was headed for the Karni crossing, where the PRC members planned to detonate the explosives-laden vehicle.
The missile strike resulted in a massive blast due the explosives loaded up in the car. (emphasis mine -ed.)
The IDF said that the targeted fugitives were also responsible for numerous mortar and rocket attacks against Israel in the past.

Read more about it here.

Invited to the Party

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

(Hat Tip to my Wonderful Wife. Thanks Honey!!)
Dear Friends,

As you well know, we are getting closer to my birthday. Every year there is a celebration in my honor and I think that this year the celebration will be repeated.

During this time there are many people shopping for gifts, there are
many radio announcements, TV commercials, and in every part of the world everyone is talking that my birthday is getting close and closer.

It is really very nice to know, that at least once a year, some people think of me.

As you know, the celebration of my birthday began many years ago.

At first people seemed to understand and be thankful of all that I did for them, but in these times, no one seems to know the reason for the celebration.

Family and friends get together and have a lot of fun, but they don’t know the meaning of the celebration. I remember that last year there was a great feast in my honor. The dinner table was full of delicious foods, pastries, fruits, assorted nuts and chocolates. The decorations were exquisite and there were many, many beautifully wrapped gifts.

But, do you want to know something? I wasn’t invited.

I was the guest of honor and they didn’t remember to send me an invitation.

The party was for me, but when that great day came, I was left outside, they closed the door in my face and I wanted to be with them and share their table.

In truth, that didn’t surprise me because in the last few years all close their doors to me. Since I wasn’t invited, I decided to enter the party without making any noise. I went in and stood in a corner.

They were all drinking; there were some who were drunk and telling jokes and laughing at everything. They were having a grand time.

To top it all, this big fat man all dressed in red wearing a long white beard entered the room yelling Ho-Ho-Ho! He seemed drunk.
He sat on the sofa and all the children ran to him, saying:
“Santa Claus, Santa Claus” as if the party were in his honor!

At midnight all the people began to hug each other; I extended my arms waiting for someone to hug me and do you know no-one hugged me.

Suddenly they all began to share gifts. They opened them one by one with great expectation. When all had been opened, I looked to see if, maybe, there was one for me. What would you feel if on your birthday everybody shared gifts and you did not get one?

I then understood that I was unwanted at that party and quietly left.

Every year it gets worse. People only remember the gifts, the parties, to eat and drink, and nobody remembers me.

I would like this Christmas that you allow me to enter into your life.

I would like that you recognize the fact that almost two thousand years ago I came to this world to give my life for you, on the cross, to save you. Today, I only want that you believe this with all your heart.

I want to share something with you. As many didn’t invite me to their party, I will have my own celebration, a grandiose party that no one has ever imagined, a spectacular party. I’m still making the final arrangements..

Today I am sending out many invitations and there is an invitation for you. I want to know if you wish to attend and I will make a reservation for you and write your name with golden letters in my great guest book.

Only those on the guest list will be invited to the party.

Those who don’t answer the invite, will be left outside. Be prepared because when all is ready you will be part of my great party.

See you soon. I Love you!

Revelation 20:12-16 New International Version (NIV)
And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

John 14:6 New International Version (NIV)
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Iraq Elections Draw Near

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

Wait a minute, I thought that elections weren’t possible in Iraq. I mean, according to the main stream media (MSM) the people are out in the streets rioting against us evil Americans and disorder is everywhere.

I guess headlines like this are just lies spread by…well I have no idea, but I guess the MSM’s do.
Wait another minute…I thought Reuters was one of the mainstreamers who consistently ignored all the good going on in Iraq in order to cover the latest terrorist bombing, but look what they said on Sunday:

FALLUJA/RAMADI Iraq (Reuters) –
Saddam Hussein loyalists who violently opposed January elections have made an about-face as Thursday’s polls near, urging fellow Sunni Arabs to vote and warning al Qaeda militants not to attack.
In a move unthinkable in the bloody run-up to the last election, guerrillas in the western insurgent heartland of Anbar province say they are even prepared to protect voting stations from fighters loyal to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of al Qaeda in Iraq.
Graffiti calling for holy war is now hard to find.
Instead, election campaign posters dominate buildings in the rebel strongholds of Ramadi and nearby Falluja, where Sunnis staged a boycott or were too scared to vote last time around.
“We want to see a nationalist government that will have a balance of interests. So our Sunni brothers will be safe when they vote,” said Falluja resident Ali Mahmoud, a former army officer and rocket specialist under Saddam’s Baath party.
“Sunnis should vote to make political gains. We have sent leaflets telling al Qaeda that they will face us if they attack voters.”
The shift is encouraging for Washington, which hopes to draw Sunni Arabs into peaceful politics in order to defuse the insurgency.
The Baathist warning to al Qaeda raises the possibility of a wider rift between secular Saddam loyalists and fundamentalist militants, who have been cooperating in their efforts to drive out U.S. forces.

Read the rest from Reuters here.

Fox News reports:

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Candidates in Iraq’s upcoming election stopped campaigning Wednesday, a day before the polls open, to give the country’s 15 million voters time to reflect before deciding who they would like to lead their country for the next four years.
Tightened security measures that went into effect earlier this week include instituting a traffic ban in Baghdad, closing the country’s borders and airports, as well as extending a nighttime curfew.
Despite the security measures, there were scattered attacks across the country. In Mosul, a roadside bomb exploded as a police patrol passed, killing two officers and wounding four others, a hospital official said. And near
Fallujah, police said gunmen shot up four polling stations; there were no reports of casualties.
Ramadi, Marines conducting security sweeps detected a large improvised explosive device, or IED, placed at an intersection, FOX News has learned. The device was set off in a controlled explosion.
Jalal Talabani described the elections as “a national celebration, a day of the national unity and of victory over the terrorists and those who oppose our march toward democracy.”
He said a good turnout would give the new government the legitimacy it needs to deflate the insurgency and allow it to build up Iraq’s armed forces to the point where foreign troops could begin withdrawing.

Read the rest from Fox News here.

I guess that when the facts become blatant enough, even the MSM and democrats have to admit that things are not exactly as they have been telling us. Hummm…I wonder what else they’ve been lying to us about all these years?

University Clears Worker Punished for Stating Objections to Homosexuality

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

It’s good to see that every so often, the first amendment rights of Christians are actually upheld.

(AgapePress) – A student employee at William Patterson University (WPU) in New Jersey has been cleared of sexual harassment charges. The exoneration of 63-year-old part-time student and campus technician Jihad Daniel comes some time after the university’s initial reprimand of him for raising objections to homosexuality in his reply to an e-mail promoting a movie and discussion about lesbian relationships.
Initially, WPU found Daniel guilty of violating the school’s discrimination policy for privately referring to homosexuality and lesbianism as “perversions” and requesting that he receive no further e-mail “about ‘Connie and Sally’ and ‘Adam and Steve.'” His comments were written in response to an unsolicited e-mail from Arlene Holpp Scala, a Women’s Studies professor at the school, who sent out a mass e-mail plugging a planned screening and discussion of a film about lesbian relationships.
Professor Scala complained about Daniel’s e-mail, bringing it to the university administration’s attention. Last June, the school issued the student employee a formal letter of reprimand which noted that, since the word “perversion” is considered “derogatory or demeaning,” he was guilty of violating not only the university’s non-discrimination policy but state discrimination and harassment regulations as well.
Believing his speech to be constitutionally protected, the student worker appealed to WPU President Arnold Speert, only to be told his free speech argument was “beyond the scope” of that finding. Daniel then contacted the
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), which wrote Speert a letter of protest on July 5, reminding the administration head that state college officials “cannot simply choose to ignore the First Amendment when it becomes inconvenient.”
Afterward, the New Jersey Attorney General’s office responded to the advocacy group with the assertion that “speech which violates a non-discrimination policy is not protected.” FIRE then took the case public, a move that resulted in widespread condemnation of the university’s position.
After facing public criticism for its actions, WPU rescinded Daniel’s punishment, officially revoking the reprimand against him. Greg Lukianoff, FIRE’s Director of Legal and Public Policy, calls the university’s reversal “a long overdue victory” for the student-worker and also “a vindication of basic First Amendment rights.”
Lukianoff says his group is pleased that the WPU officials did the right thing. “Otherwise, I can say with great confidence, they would have been sued, and they would have lost,” he asserts. Still, he believes the school’s decision was made grudgingly.
“We have seen no indication that William Patterson University administration has learned anything out of this about the nature of free speech,” the FIRE spokesman says. “They may have just simply discovered their decision was too unpopular.”

Read about it here.

U.S. teacher sexpidemic spreading across planet

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

This is just sick. How is it possible for a teacher, who has been trusted with the wellfare of our children, think, even for a moment, that it is in anyway acceptable to have a sexual relationship with a student? This is what happens when the liberal educational system is allowed to run unchecked. This is what happens when we took God out of the schools. WorldNetDaily reports:

The seeming U.S. epidemic of cases involving female teachers raping or molesting their students has been “sexported” Down Under, as Australia is experiencing a similar rash of cases.
Bridget Mary Nolan, 24, of Adelaide, Australia, is facing a possible seven-year prison term after admitting to three counts of sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old student in late July.
“The victim … and his family are the subject of a lot of scrutiny by members of the school community and (the) town community in which they live,” prosecutor Elizabeth Griffith told a court hearing. “The victim has … been teased and bullied and pointed out within the school community as somebody who might have been involved with the teacher.”
Meanwhile, another woman teacher is facing charges for allegedly seducing one of her own 15-year-old students.
Natalina D’Addario, a 36-year-old languages instructor from the Melbourne area is accused of beginning a sexual relationship with the teen in May.
Police say they engaged in oral sex on six occasions through July off school grounds. The affair reportedly came to a close in September when the boy notified his assistant principal of the liaisons.
These two cases are the latest in a series of Australian women having illicit relations with their male students.
According to the Australian, Cindy Leanne Howell, a female teacher’s aide, was sentenced last month to at least two and a half years for preying on a 15-year-old boy;
Sarah Jayne Vercoe was sentenced to four years for a series of sex offenses against five boys in Tasmania; and Karen Ellis of Victoria was jailed in May after pleading guilty to six charges of sexual penetration of a child under 16.
The Australian incidents are hauntingly reminiscent of the flood of cases reported in the United States and elsewhere.

Here is a list of know cases of teachers having sex with students collected by WND and iGossip:

Adrianne Hockett: Accused of having sex with a 16-year-old special-needs student in a Houston apartment she rented for the get-togethers. The boy has testified the pair would “have sex, drink beer and smoke weed.”
Amber Jennings, 31: Initially charged with having sex with a 16-year-old, the counts against the Sturbridge, Mass., woman were reduced to a single charge of disseminating harmful materials to a minor. She reportedly admitted e-mailing naked photos of herself to a former student.
Amber Marshall, 23: Northwest Indiana woman allegedly had sexual contact, including intercourse, with several students, and turned herself into authorities, telling police she knew what she did was illegal.
Amira Sa’Si, 30: Clayton County, Ga., woman remarked she didn’t think her relationship was inappropriate based on her Internet research, learning the Peach State’s age of consent is 16.
Amy Gail Lilley, 36: Inverness, Fla., woman charged with an alleged relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
Angela Stellwag, 24: Delran, N.J., woman accused of having sex in her apartment with a 14-year-old boy she met in school.
Beth Raymond, 31: Private-school employee from Pownal, Maine, charged with risk of injury to a minor and second-degree sexual assault of a juvenile male.
Bethany Sherrill, 24: Daughter-in-law of school-board president is charged with molesting a middle school student when he was 14.
Carol Flannigan
Carol Flannigan, 50: Boca Raton, Fla., music teacher reportedly slept with 11-year-old former student, and also had a simultaneous sexual relationship with the boy’s father.
Celeste Emerick, 32: Police in Huber Heights, Ohio, say she hosted a party where students were shown porn.
Christina Gallagher, 26: Jersey City, N.J., woman ordered to pay more than $1,000 in fines, sentenced to a lifetime registration as a convicted sex offender and ordered to attend therapy for having sex with a 17-year-old student.
Deanna Bobo, 37: Arkansas teacher allegedly had sex twice with a 14-year-old boy in his own bed while his parents were not home.
Donna Carr Galloway, 33: Married mother of two found naked in a car with a 17-year-old student.
Elisa Kawasaki, 25: Officials say ex-biology teacher had sexual relations with a 16-year-old student on up to 20 different occasions.
Elizabeth Miklosovic, 36: Grand Rapids, Mich., woman pleaded no contest to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old female student she “married” in a pagan ritual.
Elizabeth Stow, 26: Woman from Fresno, Calif., area convicted of having sex with three of her students was sentenced to nine years, but the judge suspended that sentence and gave her one year, possibly on house arrest, as well as faces five years probation.
Ellen Garfield, 43: Former student says teacher took him into an empty classroom where she worked, partially disrobed, and coaxed him into having sex with her in 1998. Garfield was acquitted of all charges in September of this year.
Emily Morris, 28: Alabama woman faced a possible 20-year sentence, but received one year in jail for having consensual sex with a 15-year-old student.
Erica Rutters, 29: York, Pa., woman allegedly wrote erotic messages to a 17-year-old student and had sexual intercourse with him four times in her apartment.
Georgianne Harrell, 24: Sylvester, Ga., woman charged with performing oral sex on a 9-year-old boy, allowing students to gaze down her blouse and slashing her wrists with glass in front of her students. She pleaded not guilty.
Gwen Ann Cardozo, 33: Colorado woman charged with having sex with a 17-year-old male student.
Heather Ingram, 30: Mathematics, science and business teacher in British Columbia had sex with a 17-year-old student.
Janelle Marie Bird, 24: Accused of having a two-year affair with a 15-year-old student from East Hill Christian School, in Pensacola, Fla.
Jaymee Wallace
Jaymee Wallace, 28: Basketball coach in Tampa, Fla., charged with having an 18-month lesbian relationship with a student.
Joan Marie Sladky, 28: Redwood City, Calif., woman sentenced to six months in county jail for having sex with a 16-year-old student after pleading no contest to four counts of unlawful sexual intercourse, oral copulation and penetration with a foreign object.
Katherine Tew, 30: Married English teacher from Greenville, N.C., arrested for having sex with a 17-year-old student.
Kathy White, 39: Charged with having sex with a 17-year-old student in Lumberton, Texas. Victim alleges: “She just started grabbing me and hormones were on and it just happened.”
Kelly Lynn Dalecki, 28: Woman from St. Augustine, Fla., pleaded no contest to charges she had sex with a 13-year-old boy.
Kristen Margrif, 27: Michigan woman accused of having sex with a 16-year-old male student in her car or at his summer workplace.
Kristi Dance Oakes, 32: Former Tennessee high-school teacher allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old boy who was in her biology class the previous year.
Lakina Stutts, 40: School-bus driver admitted to cops she had sex with a 14-year-old student in her home and in a car outside the boy’s home.
Laura-Anne Brownlee, 26: Former music mistress at a top private school in Belfast, Ireland, was sentenced on six charges of indecently assaulting a 15-year-old boy.
Laura Lynn Findlay, 30: Middle-school band teacher in Buena Vista Township, Mich., charged with having sex with at least 5 students, one as young as 14.
Margaret De Barraicua, 30: Sacramento, Calif., area woman arrested after police found her with a 16-year-old male student in her car while the woman’s toddler was strapped into a car seat in the back.
Maria Saco, 28: Passaic, N.J., woman sentenced to a year in jail for an intimate relationship with a teen student who was 14 when they first met.
Mary Kay Letourneau, 34: Des Moines, Wash., woman did prison time after having an affair with a sixth-grade student, and had two children by him. The couple recently married.
Melissa Michelle Deel, 32: Bristol, Tenn., woman pleaded guilty to crossing the state line into Virginia to have oral sex with a 13-year-old male student.
Michelle Kush, 29: Ohio woman allegedly had sex with a 15-year-old boy several times during summer break.
Nicola Prentice, 22: British woman from Sheffield, England, given a 12-month suspended jail sentence after she seduced a 16-year-old student and began a 19-month affair.
Nicole Andrea Barnhart, 35: Reportedly told police she loves the 16-year-old boy with whom she was allegedly having sex.
Nicole Pomerleau, 31: High-school English teacher in Charlotte, N.C., accused of having a sexual relationship with her 16-year-old student.
Pamela Smart, 22: Media-services director at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, N.Y., had convinced her 15-year-old lover to murder her husband. The Nicole Kidman film “To Die For” is based on her story.
Pamela Turner, 27: Former model and beauty-pageant contestant accused of having a three-month sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy.
Rachelle Vantucci, 32: Ex-substitute teacher in western New York admitted having sex with a 16-year-old boy.
Rebecca Boicelli, 33: Redwood City, Calif., woman gave birth to a baby last year and DNA test results gave prosecutors enough evidence to prove the father is Boicelli’s former student, who was 16 at the time of conception.
Rhianna Ellis, 24: New York City teacher who allegedly had a 10-month affair with an 18-year-old, and allgedly gave birth to his baby.
Robin Gialanella, 26: Elementary teacher in Toms River, N.J., engaged in kissing, and inappropriate conduct and conversations with two sixth-grade boys, ages 11 and 12. She was sentenced to 364 days in jail.
Robin Winkis, 29: York, Pa., woman allegedly had sex with a 17-year-old boy after giving him alcohol.
Samantha Solomon, 29: Fired after school bosses learned she was having sex with a teenage boy. She denies the charges.
Sandra “Beth” Geisel, 42: Albany, N.Y., woman was fired from her job at an private all-boys school after police in found her in a parked car with a 17-year-old. She pleaded guilty to a single count of rape and was sentenced to six months in jail.
Shelley Allen, 35: East Texas teacher’s aide accused of sexual assault and faces a possible 20 years behind bars.
Shelley White, 24: Geography teacher in Britain had been engaged to be married before she kissed a 15-year-old student on at least three occasions. She avoided jail, but received 12 months community service.
Stephanie Burleson: Volleyball coach and teacher at Floresville High School in Texas six years ago, pleaded guilty to all charges for molesting a 16-year-old female student. She was sentenced to 10 years probation, and required to register as a sex offender.
Susan Eble, 35: Former teacher’s aide is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy.
Tara Lynn Crisp, 29: Police allege she had sex with a student at least three times beginning when he was 14.
Toni Lynn Woods, 37: The Braxton County, W.Va., woman confessed to having sexual intercourse with three juveniles a total of four times and oral sex with one of those juveniles and another juvenile a total of four times. She resigned.

Read the rest of the article here.
(Sorry for the long post. -ed.)

Holocaust is a ‘myth’: Iran’s Ahmadinejad

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

This Ahmadinejad guy is a hoot. Check out his latest rant.

Iran’s hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad launched a fresh attack against Israel, describing the Holocaust as a “myth” and saying the Jewish state should be moved to Europe or North America. “They have invented a myth that Jews were massacred and place this above God, religions and the prophets,” the outspoken president said in a speech carried live on state television.
“If somebody in their country questions God, nobody says anything, but if somebody criticises the myth of the massacre of Jew, the Zionist loudspeakers and the governments in the pay of Zionism will start to scream,” he said.
“Our proposal is this: give a piece of your land in Europe, the United States, Canada or Alaska so they (the Jews) can create their own state,” said Ahmadinejad, who was speaking to thousands of people in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan.