Warning: Being A Deeply Religious Parent Could Be Hazardous To Your Health

by Ben Hoffman

BURLINGTON — A 12-year-old boy is being held on suspicion of killing his parents before gravely wounding his younger siblings in a violent rampage that shocked residents of this plains town near the Kansas border.


Under Colorado law, the boy, whose name is being withheld by The Denver Post because of his age, could face adult charges in the case. Before that could happen, a juvenile court judge would have to find that the boy is a juvenile delinquent who committed a serious crime of violence and that “it would be contrary to the best interests of the juvenile or of the public to retain jurisdiction” in juvenile court.

The boy was taken before a juvenile court judge and will be held for now in a juvenile facility.

Charles and Marilyn Long were deeply religious and attended a Free Evangelical Church a block from their home in town, while Charles also led a Seventh-Day Adventist prayer group.

Marilyn Long home-schooled their seven children, ranging in age from 5 to the mid-20s. All were well-known at the church, said pastor Ron Lee. Marilyn Long served as a youth minister, and the boy now being held in the killings helped by greeting parishioners before services and working with video equipment.

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It never fails. Every time there is a situation where a child kills family members, it’s always in a religious household. Religious beliefs are insane. What adult in his or her right mind would believe in something as bizarre as a virgin birth, resurrection, heaven and hell, and the coming apocalypse? It’s like a middle aged person believing in vampires and werewolves. It’s crazy. And children raised in crazy environments are going to do crazy things.

So who is to blame here? The child may be tried as an adult and could spend the rest of his life in prison. Was the child in control of his resources or was he brainwashed? First he needs to be deprogrammed to find out what’s beneath the surface.

More to come…

5 Comments to “Warning: Being A Deeply Religious Parent Could Be Hazardous To Your Health”

  1. “Every time” a child kills a family members, it’s always a religious household? Uh Ben, that’s not exactly true. In fact, that’s not even close to the truth. Your title bewrays your sensitivity to violence. As long as it’s Christians being killed you seem to be okay with it, as it gives you food for your perverted opinion of Christians.
    Believing in a “virgin birth” or the ‘resurection’ is no further out there than your belief that your grand parents are monkeys.

  2. Wow. I can tell you take great pride in your commitment to “no fact checking.”

  3. 100% in “Ben’s” book of facts!
    Jeez, well, maybe “grandparents” are a bit close to the lineage … probably great-grandparents. Satisfied?

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