was high school girl possessed in class?
from kprc: Students at a Mississippi high school said a fellow student spoke in tongues and made grave predictions for her classmates for three days. Some of those predictions included when students would die. Pelahatchie High School students called reporters from TV station WAPT, convinced that an evil spirit had taken over Lashundra Clanton. “It was disturbing to a lot of students,” Pelahatchie sophomore Rob Sparks said. This week, Sparks said one of his classmates came to school in tears. She was speaking in a deep voice, he said, and sometimes spoke in tongues. Sparks said Clanton told students about little-known facts in their past and made predictions on how some of them would die. “It made some students cry and leave school,” Sparks said. “Some have not returned yet.” Sparks and his classmates said they think an evil spirit possessed the girl. They were so convinced that Sparks and his friends brought Bibles to school and had a devotional. “Some believe, some don’t.” Clanton said. “They say it was the devil, but the devil only tells lies. Everything I said was the truth.” Clanton said she admits she spoke in tongues and made predictions for her classmates. But she said it was God speaking through her, not the devil.
bush says bible probably not true
from telegraph: “I think you can have both,” Mr Bush, who leaves office January 20, told ABC television, adding “You’re getting me way out of my lane here. I’m just a simple president.” But “evolution is an interesting subject. I happen to believe that evolution doesn’t fully explain the mystery of life,” said the president, an outspoken Christian who often invokes God in his speeches. “I think that God created the Earth, created the world; I think the creation of the world is so mysterious it requires something as large as an almighty and I don’t think it’s incompatible with the scientific proof that there is evolution,” he told ABC television. Asked whether the Bible was literally true, Mr Bush replied: “Probably not. No, I’m not a literalist, but I think you can learn a lot from it… The important lesson is ‘God sent a son,’” he said.
update: evangelicals ‘surprised’ by bush’s bible remarks
from raw replay: President George W. Bush said in an interview Monday that the Bible is “probably not” literally true. Christian Broadcasting Network reporter David Brody told CNN’s John Roberts that evangelicals were surprised by the president’s remarks. “A lot of social conservatives and evangelicals are surprised, grabbing the smelling salts as we speak, trying to revive them from the floor.” This video is from CNN’s American Morning, broadcast Dec. 11, 2008.