Thursday, June 17, 2004

CALL ME A CAB. Glen Campbell has been sentenced to 10 days in jail and two years probation for driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident. He plead guilty and told the judge he would not drink again.

The sentence is not very tough, actually, as he is on work furlough from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. so he can rehearse. He'll get to sleep on a county bunk, but not eat the jail food.

Campbell's attorney made an interesting statement. He said this occurred during a time when "alcohol ruled Campbell's life". This is a shame, as Campbell has been all over Christian television and recording Christian songs. It is always a bad witness when a prominent Christian has a big fall. It also increases skepticism when it is someone like an entertainer who has converted late in life.

Isaiah told us "all we like sheep have gone astray". The nature of men and women is corrupted and subject to sin. When we see someone fall, we should always realize it could be us. None of us is immune. That is not an excuse. It is rather a caution to say examine yourself and insure you do not fall in the same manner.

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