As I've mentioned before, I get frustrated whenever I hear anyone – usually someone of the right-wing Christian persuasion – try to tell me my lifestyle is dangerous.
The point I'm trying to prove is that by focussing on very narrow set of behaviors (e.g. riding around in church-operated vehicles) and then cherry-picking the most sensational results (e.g. spectacular wrecks that maim and kill themselves, their children and other innocent motorists and pedestrians) in a transparent attempt to impugn an entire group (e.g. Christians) you can make yourself look fairly nuts.
What I didn't expected when I set up my Google alert was to find so many results.
|I know I've posted this one before, but I just love the writing. Especially|
the action verbs like "clawed" and "ploughed".
July 24, 2013 - WI
Crash spares youth, takes out church van
A group of middle-school youth from First United Methodist Church in Downtown Madison escaped largely uninjured when an inattentive driver recently broadsided the church's van.
July 27, 2013 - TX
Church van accident leaves no injuries
A car accident on Friday, involving 13 children from Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church, left no injuries. At 3:45 p.m., as they left from a church conference in Tyler, the church’s van was clipped in the back by an 18-wheeler truck causing it to swerve into another 18-wheeler.
July 27, 2013 - IN
Church identifies 3 members killed in bus crash on Keystone Ave.
A youth pastor, his pregnant wife and a mother of five children were killed in Saturday's church bus accident, officials of Colonial Hills Baptist Church said Sunday. More than 20 people were injured when the church bus struck a median barrier and overturned near 96th Street and I-465 on Saturday.
July 29, 2013 - Italy
38 pilgrims killed in Italy bus crash
At least 38 pilgrims have been killed after the coach in which they were traveling crashed through the barrier on a section of motorway near Avellino, in the Campania region, falling nearly a hundred feet before landing in scrub. The 48 passengers were returning to Naples from a pilgrimage to a church dedicated to Saint Pio of Peitrelcina. Children are included among the fatalities.
August 1, 2013 - PA
10 suffer minor injuries in Adams County church bus crash
Ten people, all but one children, suffered minor injuries Thursday afternoon when a church bus was involved in a crash with a truck in Adams County, according to state police and hospital officials. The bus was carrying roughly 20 kids between the ages of 6 and 12 from Fellowship Baptist Church out of the Fairfield area, police said.
August 2, 2013 - GA
Mo. youth group safe after bus wreck
Seventeen people were injured when a bus carrying the First Baptist Church of St. Charles, Mo., youth group crashed on a steep, foggy, rain-slickened road in Murray County, Ga.
August 21, 2013 - Indonesia
At least 19 killed in Indonesia church bus crash
A packed church bus returning from an outing plunged 29 feet into a river Wednesday in Indonesia’s West Java province, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than a dozen, officials said. The bus, carrying about 60 people from a church in northern Jakarta, was returning from a trip to the hilly resort town of Puncak when its brakes apparently malfunctioned.