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.
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.
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
Does anybody bother reading the articles any more? Sheesh!
"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?
Out of the mouths of babes...
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.
Get a clue -religious cause... NOT inspired by secular politics like YOUR comment.
Terri was NOT a "political cause." She was an innocent PERSON, whose life many, many hands were attempting to save.
Politics had absolutely nothing to do with it...
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.