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How do mothers (usually) bring up boys to respect women as equals? Or not do so?

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Who can get through a day of the 2016 presidential campaign and not think of this?Here's part of how my mom did it in the late 1930s and the 1940s. I didn't know what she had in mind when she raised us as if there was no such thing as boys' work or…Continue

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Comment was by Mrs.B on December 6, 2021 at 4:22pm

Thank you, Ruth, but it's also early days yet. He lives alone & that is concerning too.

 

Comment was by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 6, 2021 at 4:20pm

Sorry to hear about your son, Mrs. B. I would be livid too. <sigh> At least it's good news that his symptoms have been mild so far.

Comment was by Mrs.B on December 6, 2021 at 3:57pm

Will do, Stephen. Thank you.

So far it's stuffy nose, cough, & chest pain, but he said it'sd tolerable for now.

He did a home test & after that was positive, he went to town for the more formal test. Got the positive results last night. He's called all his co-workers to be on the alert.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on December 6, 2021 at 3:53pm

So you should be I would be too. Everybody but those anti-vaxxers know that vaccines don't give 100% protection. But they do cut the odds of you getting covid and lessen the symptoms. Please give your son our best wishes.

Comment was by Mrs.B on December 6, 2021 at 3:44pm

Well it's happened. Our son was diagnosed with Covid despite being fully vaccinated. He had to work with his boss & the wife, who both have it, & are also staunch anti-vaxxers. 

We are livid!!!

Comment was by Ian Mason on December 5, 2021 at 9:48pm

A very lenient sentence by US standards. White, 'respectable' and able to afford a good lawyer.

Comment was by Mrs.B on December 5, 2021 at 9:33pm

And on it goes!

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on December 5, 2021 at 8:46pm

"Here we go again another religious cleric charged with assaulting children."

Former LDS bishop in Nampa pleading guilty to one count of child sexual abuse

NAMPA (Idaho Statesman) — A former Nampa bishop in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has entered into a plea agreement after being charged with four sex crimes involving two minors, and he could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison in January.

The plea agreement was drafted during mediation between the prosecution and defendant Dylan Kevin Whiting, 33, and it was presented at a hearing in 3rd District Court in Canyon County on Nov. 3, according to records obtained by the Idaho Statesman. Whiting is pleading guilty to one count of child sexual abuse — with a sentence of three years fixed and seven years indeterminate, meaning Whiting would be eligible for parole after 36 months.

Whiting also would serve five years of probation and have a five-year no-contact order with the two girls. After completing his sentence, the prosecution would not resist the defendant’s efforts to be removed from the sex offender registry.

Under the deal in place, the judge is bound by the agreed-upon sentence if the guilty plea is accepted. However, the judge has the ability to reject the sentence as insufficient, which would allow Whiting to withdraw his plea at the sentencing hearing on Jan. 24.

Whiting was a lay bishop of Nampa’s 30th Ward from December 2019 until January 2021, when the LDS church removed him from his post after becoming aware of allegations against him, according to a church spokesperson. Nampa’s 30th Ward is within the Nampa Idaho East Stake, which includes multiple wards.

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Whiting was initially charged with two counts of lewd conduct with a child and two counts of child sexual abuse, according to a criminal complaint. The allegations involve two underage girls known to Whiting personally rather than through the church, according to an affidavit from the Nampa Police Department.

Whiting was arraigned on the four felony charges on April 12, and on June 28 he pleaded not guilty, according to court records. Conviction of lewd conduct with a minor is punishable by up to life in prison, and child sexual abuse may be punished by up to 25 years in prison.

Earlier this month, Whiting agreed to plead guilty to one felony count of child sexual abuse, with the other three counts dismissed as part of the agreement.

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Comment was by Chris B on December 4, 2021 at 11:50pm

Just as horrible as when I was made to listen to that stuff in church when I was very young.

Comment was by Ian Mason on December 4, 2021 at 3:15pm

I found some old posts on FB. The 'nasty' god wrote this even worse version of the 10 commandments.

he 10 commandments. A bit different to what you thought they were.
Exodus chap 34.
11 Obey what I command you today. I will drive out before you the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 12 Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land where you are going, or they will be a snare among you. 13 Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles.[a] 14 Do not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.
15 “Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land; for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices. 16 And when you choose some of their daughters as wives for your sons and those daughters prostitute themselves to their gods, they will lead your sons to do the same.
17 “Do not make any idols.
18 “Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread. For seven days eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Aviv, for in that month you came out of Egypt.
19 “The first offspring of every womb belongs to me, including all the firstborn males of your livestock, whether from herd or flock. 20 Redeem the firstborn donkey with a lamb, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. Redeem all your firstborn sons.
“No one is to appear before me empty-handed.
21 “Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest.
22 “Celebrate the Festival of Weeks with the firstfruits of the wheat harvest, and the Festival of Ingathering at the turn of the year.[b] 23 Three times a year all your men are to appear before the Sovereign Lord, the God of Israel. 24 I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your territory, and no one will covet your land when you go up three times each year to appear before the Lord your God.
25 “Do not offer the blood of a sacrifice to me along with anything containing yeast, and do not let any of the sacrifice from the Passover Festival remain until morning.
26 “Bring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the Lord your God.
“Do not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk.”
27 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write down these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.” 28 Moses was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights without eating bread or drinking water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant—the Ten Commandments.
 

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