Daily Archives: 8 May 2016

Parents, You Need to Supervise Your Teen’s Online Activities

Because there is evil in the world and it’s looking for your children.

Multiple residents from El Paso County have come forward saying they have been targeted by an Internet predator.  According to authorities, the social media user poses as a teenage boy named ‘Alex Levin.’ Once he has friend requested a girl (usually between the ages of 12 to 15), he will start a conversation before asking her to send a photo of herself. Once he obtains the photo, he threatens to Photoshop the victim’s face onto pornographic images on numerous websites unless she continues to send him nude photographs. If the victim fails to send photos and videos when he requests it, he threatens to notify someone on her friend’s list- typically a parent or sibling with the same last name. The suspect is believed to be operating in a foreign country and may be utilizing other forms of social media to commit a similar scam.

Teach your children.

May 8, 1521- The Cursing of Luther

Schaff writes

After Luther’s departure [from the Diet at Worms](April 26), his enemies had full possession of the ground. Frederick of Saxony wrote, May 4: “Martin’s cause is in a bad state: he will be persecuted; not only Annas and Caiaphas, but also Pilate and Herod, are against him.” Aleander reported to Rome, May 5, that Luther had by his bad habits, his obstinacy, and his “beastly” speeches against Councils, alienated the people, but that still many adhered to him from love of disobedience to the Pope, and desire to seize the church property.

The Emperor commissioned Aleander to draw up a Latin edict against Luther.1 It was completed and dated May 8 (but not signed till May 26). On the same day the Emperor concluded an alliance with the Pope against France. They pledged themselves “to have the same friends and the same enemies,” and to aid each other in attack and defense. The edict was kept back till the Elector Frederick and the Elector of the Palatinate with a large number of other members of the Diet had gone home.

It was not regularly submitted to, nor discussed and voted on, by the Diet, nor signed by the Chancellor, but secured by a sort of surprise.2 On Trinity Sunday, May 26, Aleander went with the Latin and German copy to church, and induced the Emperor to sign both after high mass, “with his pious hand.” The Emperor said in French, “Now you will be satisfied.”—“Yes,” replied the legate in the same language, “but much more satisfied will be the Holy See and all Christendom, and will thank God for such a good, holy, and religious Emperor.”

There’s more than a little truth in the notion that the Princes were on Luther’s side only because they saw his reforming efforts as a chance to enrich themselves with Church lands.  Indeed, it’s not at all hard to imagine that had Luther lived in an era without the greed of Princes, he would have been handed over and executed and no one would have ever heard of him.  Luther’s reformation, more than any other, depended on worldliness.

A Gift For the Moms With Terrible Kids




Happy Mother’s Day!

To all the great moms out there.