Skip to comments.Teen dad profiled in People mag is killed
Posted on 11/22/2005 7:20:33 AM PST by ncountylee
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- An 18-year-old single father whose struggle raising his toddler daughter was featured in People magazine has been killed in Philadelphia.
Terrell Pough was shot in the head on his way home from work Thursday night and later died at Temple University Hospital, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Police said they have no suspects but do have a possible lead. No further details of the slaying were released.
The August issue of People profiled Pough, who worked as the night manger at a local restaurant while attending school full-time and raising his daughter, Diamond, who will be 2 on Nov. 27.
"She's what I work for, what I live for, why I wake up," he told People. "She's everything."
Diamond, who had full-custody of his daughter, had planned to work in construction after graduating next June.
"If something ever happens to me, no one can ever tell her that her dad didn't take care of her," he told People.
I hope you do not use that language around your children...but I have a feeling.....I will leave it at that.
And just how do you turn back the clock to correct mistakes?
Just how many young do everything correctly and never make mistakes?
I will NEVER apologize for calling good, good, and wrong, wrong.
Quite honestly, its not your place to judge other people's actions.
Perfect example of what is wrong with America. And our children pay the price everyday.
You can't but that was not the point. The point was that as a society we should not glorify this type of behavior.
Are you going to condemn him to Hell if he did? His language is not Christlike but either is your behavior.
Im all for a 2 parent (mom and dad) family environment with pregnancy occuring post marriage and the who shebang but its idealistic to believe that that can always occur as man is sinful by nature and perfection cannot be achived.
I will continue to stress said lifestyle to all adolescence I discuss with but I will be damned if I stand on a hill and highlight other's sins when my sins are visible for all to see.
The guy who, at night, manages a restaurant which is open during the night.
We should be discouraging our kids from getting into situations such as this. Not patting them on the head and saying "good job". It is laudable that he wanted to raise the child but it would have been much smarter to wait to become a father.
You are the perfect example Christianity is losing the PR game.
Headline: "18 yr old single father killed"
yellowdoghunter: "Serves him right...the sinner"
You arent doing anything to help America see the light...you are pushing those away.
So, we should say nothing about how mature he was in handling the results of his mistakes?
That is worthy of nothing?
It is how we handle those mistakes that show the character that is being developed.
We are condoning nothing here. We are just appreciating the fact that a man is trying to pull himself and his daughter out of bad circumstances rather than just loiter at the bottom.
I too agree that we should speak out , I for one am totally disgusted at how the welfare system and the great society plan has destroyed America and created a whole subculture of Americans who are totally dependent on the govt. from cradle to grave and scream rasicm at every opportunity. I am sick of the racebaiting ploy that is used so often and the republican party never challenges which they should slap down at every incident, what I was dismayed at was the callous remarks about his death and no words of sorrow for his child. I love this country with all of my heart,defended and support her become extremely annoyed and saddened when the flag is burned, our military is disrespected and the so call elites bash this great country and attack my beloved Dubya for no reason other than to regain power; and continue to destroy America and attempt to fashioned it after some european utopian model
He was a young black male from inner city Philly... not exactly unexpected to assume something is going to happen to you.... sadly.
So maybe the 10 Commandments should be changed to the 10 Suggestions? Why do you continue to defend immorality? Why not just say it is better to follow what the Bible teaches than to make up our own rules since obviously God knows more about human nature than we do? The Bible is clear that sex outside of marriage is a sin. Many of us are guilty but that does not make it right. Sin is still sin though not PC these days to call it that, right?
But, but, I thought you said we shouldn't judge. Who are we to say his language is not Christlike?
You said it, not me.
So this was a story worthy of a national magazine? Why not praise the kids who stay in school without becoming parents, go on to college, get MARRIED, then have children? Why not honor them?
You help dilute morality. You are afraid to speak out about what is right and what is wrong.
Who glorified? We are just sad that a man who was maturly handling the results of his prior indiscretions has been struck down.
His actions shown by how he was handling his responsibilities revealed that he was forming a strong character.
I see your point, BUT, your criticism would probably be better directed at someone who DID NOT try to correct his mistake. If this young man did not try to care for his child and make something of himself, THEN you could call him evil and wrong. BUT, as it is, he was making a positive out of a negative. THAT's what everyone is trying to say. So, lighten up a little on the ones that do try to straighten up, and throw your critisms at the ones who don't. Fair?
I think we should all hold our opinions until we know why he was killed. He could have been involved in some nefarious activities that lead to his death. Or maybe not. Time will tell.
critisms = criticisms
However, I think we should all wait to form an opinion about his killing until we find out the facts....may be more to the story....
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