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To: NYer

Way to exploit a child for a political cause - what a wonderful father....


24 posted on 09/01/2005 10:06:00 AM PDT by Stone Mountain
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To: Stone Mountain
Way to exploit a child for a political cause - what a wonderful father....

The proud father said it was his son's own initiative to attempt to give the starving woman a glass of water, and despite the warning of his parents that he'd be arrested, the boy insisted. "He was the one who begged us to go down, because he wanted to give her a glass of water . . . We explained that police will never let you help . . . you'll be arrested, but he went anyways."

The father said that it was the son's own idea. I guess he raised him right.

And since I'm here, the son didn't actually apologize at all. He said he was sorry that they didn't like what he did. Good kid. Good family.

64 posted on 09/01/2005 10:30:06 AM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (We're living in the Dark Ages.)
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To: Stone Mountain
Way to exploit a child for a political cause - what a wonderful father....

What do you expect from a registered sex offender.

According to Editor and Publisher, The Charlotte Observer reported that he had pleaded guilty to sexual battery, was in jail for parts of 1992 and 1993, according to court records, and served time on probation.

"...Heldreth was arrested after an incident at Ohio University and charged with two counts of rape and one count of kidnapping."

Seems that he doesn't really care about other people, even willing to use his own kids. If a child wanted to play in traffic, I'm sure an excuse of "but the kid wanted to" wouldn't hold much water...but all reason goes out the door when hysTerria hits.

70 posted on 09/01/2005 10:32:25 AM PDT by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: Stone Mountain
No disrespect intended - but you have been a member here since 2000. How can you not understand this - other than the fact that you did not read the thread?

Why is it so impossible to believe that Joshua did this of his own FREE WILL? Because MOST children would not?

And, if they would not - what does that say about the parents raising THEM?

I truly would have thought FReepers would be raising this child up, rather than condeming his parents.

Those thoughts, however, are something you will have to explain to God when you get there. JK

82 posted on 09/01/2005 10:40:56 AM PDT by Just Kimberly (Always proud, Always American, Always Trust in God...HOOAH!!( and Terri - we will never forget.))
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To: Stone Mountain

Does anybody bother reading the articles any more? Sheesh!


116 posted on 09/01/2005 11:08:05 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Impeach Judge Greer - In memory of Terri <strike>Schiavo</strike> Schindler - www.terrisfight.org)
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To: Stone Mountain

"Way to exploit a child for a political cause - what a wonderful father...."

According to the article the father warned his son he would be arrested but the son decided to do it anyway. You think he is a lier?


147 posted on 09/01/2005 11:34:04 AM PDT by monday
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To: Stone Mountain; Salt Grain; My2Cents

Out of the mouths of babes...


184 posted on 09/01/2005 12:18:00 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Stone Mountain
There's a difference between a political cause and an act of conscience...I would not exploit my child for a political cause but if my child expressed a desire to stand up for something that they truly believed in, I am not sure that I would stand in their way...the child was not in any grave physical danger so why judge the parent without knowing the circumstances?

OTOH, we know that Casey Sheehan enlisted despite his mother's wishes, that he stood up for what he believed in, and that his mother is exploiting his death for her own political purposes...unfortunately Casey's not hear to tell his mother to go home and STFU...

IMHO it is entirely possible that this 10 year child believes that Jesus would have trespassed to give Terry some water and that he felt compelled to perform this corporal work of mercy without parental manipulation...knowing how Jesus would have responded to Terry is a no-brainer...even a 10 year old could have figured that one out.

248 posted on 09/01/2005 3:29:51 PM PDT by foreshadowed at waco
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To: Stone Mountain
Way to exploit a child for a political cause - what a wonderful father....

Get a clue -religious cause... NOT inspired by secular politics like YOUR comment.

261 posted on 09/01/2005 5:58:32 PM PDT by DBeers ()
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To: Stone Mountain
"Way to exploit a child for a political cause - what a wonderful father...."

Terri was NOT a "political cause." She was an innocent PERSON, whose life many, many hands were attempting to save.

315 posted on 09/03/2005 9:32:20 AM PDT by TAdams8591 (Member since December 1998)
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To: Stone Mountain

Politics had absolutely nothing to do with it...


475 posted on 09/09/2005 5:09:17 AM PDT by PrepareToLeave
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To: Stone Mountain

The child wasn't exploited. He ASKED to go. Christian kids have a different value system and this kid knew what he had to do.


559 posted on 09/12/2005 12:24:17 PM PDT by Marysecretary (Thank you, Lord, for FOUR MORE YEARS!!!)
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