There are always people who will be influenced by what you say, sometimes profoundly. We each have a responsibility to dispense our opinions and use our influence wisely and ethically.
George Washington knew that Christian character was essential for the men defending the rights and liberties of this country. Winston Churchill believed that the Christian soldier was the only hope of saving the world. The faith of the Christian soldier was recognized by Jesus and has been essential in securing and maintaining our freedom ever since.
An 11-year veteran of the police department, a 20-year military vet who served in Iraq, was charged with Official Misconduct and Theft. A lost career and facing prison over an alleged $250 theft. How does someone who has spent so many years in the service of country and community lose it all and how can you be sure that it will never be you?
Listen to how this elaborate deception lays the groundwork for an historic confession.
We are called to tell the truth. This is not easy for anyone, but it can be complicated for a police officer, perhaps even more so for a Christian police officer. How do we reconcile situations where we employ strategic deception, lies to conceal our identity or to prompt an admission from a suspect, with our obligation to remain truthful?
The Ethicist’s take on seeking your day in court when you know you are guilty. A civic virtue or dodging responsibility?