Monday, December 1, 2008

Mixed verdict in MySpace bullying trial

From the LA Times, "A federal jury's decision Wednesday to acquit a Missouri mother accused of using MySpace to intentionally perpetrate a cruel Internet hoax on a vulnerable teenage girl marked a setback for prosecutors who had wanted to send a message that cyber-bullying was a serious crime with serious ramifications."

Regardless of the judge's final decision or whether 49-year-old mom Lori Drew is sent to jail, this case is a reminder that we are ALWAYS commanded to lead a Christian life. The Internet creates an illusion that we are not responsible for our words or actions, and clearly this is one example of the sad and terrible results that may occur if we forget who we are and He who's nature we are called to be like.

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