March 19, 2005

Christian Radio Host Charged With Downloading Child Porn

From the Tennessean:
A Nashville midday Christian radio host was arrested by federal agents yesterday and charged with downloading child pornography from the Internet.
What exactly makes this story newsworthy? Evidently, the relevant issue is that this is a Christian radio host who was arrested for child porn. Why does anyone expect that this somehow makes him more of a moral being than anybody else? Christians have all the same human flaws as the rest of us - in fact, they have at least one more in that they suffer from the shared delusion we call religion. I wonder whether the story would have received any attention if the radio host had been of a different religion (or of no religion).