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The assumption is that the catchy phrase or suggestive report will be amplified in a sensational, usually distorted version by journalists in the interest of a "story." Sensationalist reporting is just another way of bearing false witness and may entail moral culpability as well as logical error.
One such Commandment directly warned of bearing false witness against another, which, apparently, defies compliance.
Prosecutors in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo requested Thursday that Lula be arrested to allow for more time to investigate suspected charges of money laundering and bearing false witness.
But here they accuse Mahony (and by implication all church leaders, Catholic or otherwise, who have made the same point) of "bearing false witness" because the cardinal asserts that the House bill actually says what it says.
"Well, I would like to pass a few laws that would ban lying and bearing false witness and all of that," Thomas said.
Now, Hefin, if you would be so kind as to tell me what the Bible says about bearing false witness. My knowledge of the Bible is nowhere near as good as yours, but I'm pretty sure it was up there in the Top 10 of things that made God really, really angry.
In Dade County, such fraudulent practices led to the arrest of the leader of the Miami-Dade Christian Coalition, Anthony Verdugo, for bearing false witness to the authenticity of signatures he obtained.
"We've seen greed, theft, covetousness, worshipping false gods and bearing false witness. Plus they're all gagging for a bit of 'adultery'.
If we recall, all the way from ancient times, an admonition was already incorporated in the Ten Commandments about bearing false witness against another.
If so, I inquired, shouldn't churches be in the forefront of condemning "bearing false witness" by misleading potential voters about candidates' positions?