Tuesday, May 24, 2005

ALWAYS Check Your Sources...

I got this beat into my head in college/seminary/grad school, but it pays. Really it does.

John Armstrong posted an item on his blog claiming that some church in California was offering prefered seating to the best tithers. The only problem is it's a hoax. The background story is a fake news item from Lark News, a Christian version of The Onion.

Even if the story is plausible - check your sources. The sad thing is, this story sounds plausible in today's environment - and even someone as usually right-on as Armstrong can get tripped up sometimes.

UPDATE: J.A. found out about the error, left the original post intact, and posted a very humble and up-front apology. Would that more people were as candid about their mistakes.

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