Yesterday, I posted a comment on Finding Home, the blog by the President of Focus on the Family, Jim Daly. I was not particularly shocked that it didn't make it past moderation.
Daly pointed out the interesting fact that Billy Graham, Josh McDowell, and Wes Craven all graduated from Wheaton College. The apparent point of this tidbit was to comfort parents whose children rebelled against the faith by pointing out that some people go wrong even though they have every opportunity to learn what is right.
I was inspired to post the following comment: "At least Craven used a little bit of imagination to come up with his scary stories. McDowell and Graham just scared people with the same hell stories that religion has been using for thousands of years."
I can't say they didn't warn me. "While we are eager to facilitate conversation by publishing most comments, we may withhold one from time to time if we deem it offensive, vulgar, overly personal, cynical, disrespectful, irrelevant, redundant or unnecessarily contentious." I was pretty sure there would be a flag on the play. I just wonder which penalty they called.