As I was just saying in the last post:
Let us once more, for the millionth time on this blog, point out what Christian – and sometimes secular – conservatives get wrong (I am speaking here as a conservative myself, one who at times disagrees with other conservatives), in lieu of news stories like the one I am copying below:
-Marriage does not make people more godly, responsible, mature, or ethical
-God does not require a single adult who desires marriage to become pure, holy, godly, or perfect before he sends them a spouse
-The Christian “Equally Yoked” rule is unnecessary and too limiting for Christian women who’d like to marry, since there are not enough Christian single men for Christian single women to marry.
Furthermore, many Christian men turn out to be adulterers, pedophiles, wife abusers, and god only knows what else they are guilty of (see (Link): this list for examples), so that Christian single women are better off selecting a man to marry based on his actions and character, rather than his stated religious beliefs.
I mention all that because news broke today that some guy known to be a serial rapist and serial killer in 1970s and 1980s California was also apparently married, or at least the father of children (this is from a Tweet by the New York Times):
The suspect, Joseph James DeAngelo, who has adult children, was twice employed as a police officer in California: In Exeter from 1973 to 1976, and in Auburn from 1976 to 1979, according to the sheriff of Sacramento County.
Nothing about being married or a parent (or even having been a police officer) at one stage turned this guy into an up-standing, law abiding citizen.
by Doug Stanglin, April 2018
After six days of surveillance and the analysis of a discarded DNA sample, police in Sacramento arrested a 72-year-old ex-cop Wednesday as the suspected Golden State Killer in a series of rapes and murders that terrorized California communities in the 1970s and 1980s.
Joseph James DeAngelo, who had worked for two California police departments, was charged with two counts of murder under a warrant from the Ventura County sheriff’s department, according to jail records.
The elusive, masked killer is blamed for 12 murders, 45 rapes and the ransacking of more than 100 area homes.
DeAngelo was under surveillance for six days as police sought to learn his pattern of movement to see how he might react if confronted, Sacramento county Sheriff Scott Jones told reporters. Officers then developed a plan to arrest him outside rather than in his car or in his home.
“He was very surprised,” Jones said. Initially, DeAngelo appeared to be searching his mind to implement a long-standing plan to stave off apprehension, but had no time to execute it.
“It happened almost instantaneously,” Jones said.
Over the years, as a series of horrendous crimes erupted across 10 counties, the perpetrator was variously dubbed the Golden State Killer, East Area Rapist, Original Night Stalker and Visalia Ransacker, but it was not clear whether they were related.
New DNA techniques, plus beefed-up DNA databases, only recently allowed investigators to tie the various cases together and lead them to their suspect.
Jones said DeAngelo has adult children, but wouldn’t comment further on his family. He said authorities have interviewed his family members, and the arrest came as “quite a shock” to them.