Bag of Randomness for Tuesday, May 24, 2022

  • No spoilers, but the mid-season finale of Better Call Saul was exceptional, and I love that cliff hanger. Beautiful work with that candle. I hope one day I will have another best friend to watch these shows with and have a lively post-show discussion with.
  • Southern Baptists face push for public list of sex abusersA blistering report on the Southern Baptist Convention’s mishandling of sex abuse allegations is raising the prospect that the denomination, for the first time, will create a publicly accessible database of pastors and other church personnel known to be abusers.
    • If you’ve been following this story, it’s about 20 years in the making, which was about the time I decided to step away from the SBC because I no longer wanted my name associate with it. I could see the writing on the wall, the lack of accountability, and how the image of the church was more important than ministering to individuals in need. While Baylor and Hardin-Simmons are no longer directly associated with the SBC, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. What amazes me is the people who remain loyal to institutions despite sexual assault and coverups. My inspiration for stepping away was influenced by two presidents. Jimmy Carter and George H. W. Bush. I’m sure most of y’all are family with Carter stepping away from the SBC for several reasons, but you may wonder why I included George H. W. Bush. It’s because he resigned from the NRA when it was at its political zenith because he felt the moral obligation. His consciousness got the best of him. It was a political act of courage, and it made me question the importance of tradition and when should I decide I no longer should be attached to an influential and integral part of my upbringing.
  • Speaking of the name “George Bush, ” the Houston Chronicle had a hard time endorsing the candidate for AG. 
  • Texas judge arrested, charged with cattle theft and organized crime
  • Child from shark fin prank in ‘Jaws’ named police chief on island where movie was filmed
  • Two arrested in Louisiana for illegally transporting house, abandoning it in road

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