August 30, 2013

Kentucky Man Murders Cancer-Ridden Wife

There are a growing number of murders that allege the person doing the killing was asked to by a
suffering spouse or loved one. The problem is there is no way of knowing if that was the reason for the killing or not.

That's the case with Ernest Chumbley, who shot his wife to death after saying she asked him to because of pain associated with breast cancer.

Chumbley and all other performing these murders need to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. If this pattern and trend isn't stopped, anyone wanting to end the life of someone that happens to be suffering, can do so with little or no fear of suffering the consequences.

Think of the reasons for wanting to kill someone. It could be anger from a past wrong; irritation over having to go through the suffering of the person in question; even possible insurance policies or a big estate could be the reasons.

Considering these possibilities and more, it makes no sense to allow someone to kill a person, attempt to describe it as a mercy killing, and then expect to be considered innocent of a crime.

Chumbley claims he was just doing what his wife asked him to. But what if she had asked him to go shoot the neighbor? Would he have obediently proceeded with her demand?

No one has the right to play God. And when someone is suffering we can pray, encourage and do everything we can to ensure it is as limited as possible.

To allow this dangerous precedent to go forward can result in so much mischief, it would basically give people permission to murder. All they need is for someone to be sick who allegedly asks them to kill them.

How come most of these murders are done when it's only two people involved? Why aren't there ever any witnesses to testify to the facts of the event?

There is no such thing as a mercy killing. It's murder. And if it isn't brought to justice in this life, it will be when the murderer faces almighty God.

You can see where this is going. The media reports these types of murders as mercy killings in order to eventually press for euthanasia as an alternative to these private murders.

August 14, 2013

Kentucky Snake Handling Preacher Gets Reality Show on National Geographic

After a bout with the law in Tennessee which garnered national attention, Kentucky preacher Jamie Coots of Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name church of Middlesboro, Ky., and Andrew Hamblin of Tabernacle Church of God in LaFollette, Tenn., will get their own reality TV show on the National Geographic Channel.

Coots was arrested in by officials in Tennessee for transporting snakes into the state, which are illegal for private citizens to own there, although legal in Kentucky. After a routine traffic stop, five rattlesnakes were discovered in Coots' car, all of which were confiscated by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Apparently the interesting headlines attracted the attention of National Geographic, which made a deal with Coots and Hamblin. Hamlin was featured in the story, commenting on the arrest of Coots for transporting the snakes. One of the episodes will cover that particular story.

Dubbed "Snake Salvation," the series will launch on Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. Central time on the National Geographic Channel.

The scripture used to justify the snake-handling practice is found in Mark 16, where it says this: “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.”

Not only will the preachers handle snakes, but people in the congregation will as well, based upon the belief that the above scripture includes everyone, and not just a special few.

Nonetheless, Coots says that while the series will include the snake-handling aspects of his belief, it will go beyond that to show the belief system goes beyond only holding and passing snakes around. To that end the show will include how the people deal with life on a daily basis. Tension will be seen because of the problems members face, including poverty, drugs, and marital problems.

And yes. In the series viewers will see one person that is bitten by a snake while handling it.

August 13, 2013

Kentucky Creation Museum Adds More Attractions

The popular Creation Museum in Kentucky is adding new features to attract more visitors, including a terrific bug exhibit, zip line course outside, and a display exploring the idea of whether or not some of the ancient stories about dragons were really a reference to dinosaurs.

Called Dr. Crawley's Insectorium, the new bug exhibit showcases hundreds of a variety of bugs and insects, such as butterflies and beetles. Included is a cool life-sized animatronic professor, which talks about how the complexity and variety of insects contradict the idea they had evolved over a period of millions of years.

The zip line cables are located outside, and along with the sky bridge course, are 2.5 miles long.

Finally, the display which explores the possibility ancient dragon and/or monster myths may have been when human beings roamed the world with dinosaurs, is placed close to the entrance of the building.

It has been six years since the Creation Museum has opened, and it has attracted almost 2 million visitors since that time.

August 2, 2013

Kentucky Mayor Attacked for Being Christian

Hawesville Mayor Rita Stephens has been under attack for sharing her beliefs while writing a
monthly column for the Hancock Clarion newspaper, which talks about things happening around the city.

Some are calling her writing about Christianity as offensive and divisive, asserting an unsubstantiated and unproven proclamation that she has made herself "unapproachable" to a portion of the city.

According to clueless Edward Dewitt, who isn't a Christian, mentioning Christ and Christianity in her columns is creating a divide in the community.

That's of course what Christianity has been doing since its inception when Jesus Christ came into the world as a man, so there is no point being made by Dewitt that has any relevancy.

Only someone who believes in salvation through politics (without God) like Dewitt would assert someone talking about their Christian believes somehow interferes with political participation.

Dewitt, in an attempt to strong-arm Stephens, wrote to the so-called Freedom of Religion Foundation, which in an attempt to intimidate and manipulate Stephens, has sent a letter concerning the false idea that her talking about Christianity in a news column is a violation of church and state. When did Stephens become a church? We don't know.

The letter from the Freedom of Religion Foundation made a veiled threat by "asking" the Hawesville City Council what it is going to do to deal with the matter.

What should be done is nothing, and Stephens should continue to write on her beliefs in the column. Writing about Christ will offend people, and they'll just have to get over it. Christians shouldn't be afraid to offend, especially when it's in regard to simply talking about their faith in a conversational manner.

Kentucky Boy Helps Raise Money for Dog Wheelchair

After 9-year-old Cacious took a tumble down the stairs and was diagnosed with degenerative
mylopathy in the fall of 2012, eight-year-old Ryder McConathy knew he needed to do something to aid his friend if he wanted him to live.

"He fell down the whole set of stairs and the next day his feet were sort of dragging and we realized [what] had happened to him," said Ryder

"We knew the next step was to get him some wheels," said Lyssa McConathy, Ryder's mother.

Ryder decided to sell magnets and key chains to raise the money to buy a wheelchair for Cacious, which cost several hundred dollars. In a few days Ryder was able to raise $315, and was able to buy the chair for his canine friend.

While not as fast as he used to be, the boxer rolls along now when wanting to follow the family or Ryder around.