Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. 


“Do you deny that this is your Bible?” demanded the prosecuting attorney. He seemed SO angry!

“No, sir.”

“Do you deny that you read it a lot?  That you even presume to have a blog in which you claim to teach the drivel in this book?”

“No, sir. Only it isn’t drivel.”

“Just answer the question!  Do you deny that you have used this book in your practice as a so-called psychotherapist?”

“No, sir.”

“Are you telling me you didn’t know that to do so is against the law?”

“No, sir.”

The prosecutor seemed astonished, then delighted. “So you admit that you knowingly, purposefully, broke the law in using this Bible to ‘counsel’ people who came to you for help?”

“I did.”

“I’m curious, Ms. Turnbull, why you thought you had a right to break the law.”

“Is that a question? Do you want me to respond?”

“YES!  I am most intrigued to hear your response, although there is NO sustainable answer as to why you chose to deliberately go against the law of the land regarding this accusation.”

“I did it because God says I am to obey Him, rather than man.”

The prosecutor sneered, and allowed a small hint of a laugh to escape his lips. “So you would risk your life by obeying the one you refer to as God, flying in the face of political correctness, popular opinion, and the law itself.  Unbelievable.”

Turning to the bench, the prosecutor addressed the judge. “Your Honor, this—-person—has admitted her crime. I believe it is clear that she is insane and should be remanded to an asylum for the rest of her life.”

The judge pondered briefly. Addressing the accused, he said, “You do understand that I have the power to commit you to a mental hospital, a prison, for the rest of your life. Are you willing to rescind any part of your confession?”

“No, your Honor.  I am not.”

“All right. Your courage is impressive. I have no reason to believe you are insane. You have broken the law, you are in your right mind, and you are pleading guilty. You leave me no choice but to set you free to live out the rest of your life in a society that hates you and your kind.  I don’t believe you’ll last very long. Court is adjourned.”


14 thoughts on “Guilty!

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    1. Christine, I don’t know what to tell you. It came up fine when I clicked out of my site and then clicked back in. I’ll keep my eyes on the traffic. If it seems slower than normal, I’ll know something is wrong.


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