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Pastor Rev. Robert Celeste ACP/MCAC
Mr. Steve Burzlaff, Elizebeth, Kentucky
Special Guest Pastor Rev. Jim Marstaller, Pastor of The CornerStone Gospel Church in Naples, Maine
Dad punches out teacher's aide accused of molesting daughter
By MITCH STACY
TAMPA -- An angry father who marched into a classroom and punched a teacher's assistant in the face
said Wednesday he was protecting his 15-year-old daughter, who had accused the man of
inappropriately touching her.
Dave F. Swafford, 42, was charged with felony battery on a school employee after he hit the 35-year-old aide in front of a class full of students at Lakewood Ranch High School near Bradenton Tuesday morning, authorities said. He was also named ``Father of the Year'' by a local radio station for his actions.
``I'm not real proud of what I did,'' Swafford told The Associated Press Wednesday. ``You have to protect
your children, and my daughter does not lie to me.''
Because of the allegation, the school placed the assistant on paid leave Tuesday, school district spokeswoman Margi Nanney said. He has not been charged, but Manatee County Sheriff's Office spokesman Dave Bristow said deputies are investigating.
The man has been employed by the Manatee County school district since 1999 and has a clean personnel record, Nanney said. His primary job is ``time-out'' teacher, overseeing in-school suspension. His name is being withheld by the AP because he has not been charged.
Swafford, the part owner of an air conditioning company, said he came to the school to meet with officials about allegations made by his daughter and other female students about the assistant's inappropriate touching and conduct. When he saw that the man was not in the meeting, he asked his daughter to take him to the classroom.
``I wanted to know why the guy was in a classroom teaching after my daughter came forward,'' he said.
A verbal exchange became heated, and ``I lost control,'' he said. He spent about 10 hours in jail and got out later Tuesday after posting bond.
The Tampa radio station that named him ``Father of the Year'' offered him and his family tickets for the Daytona 500 race.
``If some other parents would do this, maybe some of these pedophiles would crawl back under rocks where they belong,'' Swafford said.
Now the truth has come out. The teacher was not in the classroom with the girl. It was a case of her being disciplined at the school and wanting to "get back" at the teacher who was responsible. The question we all have to ask now is obvious: Was dad right or wrong in punching the teacher?
Ephesians 1:3 (KJV) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ
Proverbs 24: 3 (KJV) Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:
4: And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
Proverbs 15: 6 (KJV) In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
Proverbs 12: 5 (KJV) The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
6: The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
7: The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.
Psalm 112: 3 (KJV) Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
Luke 6: 48 (KJV) He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a
rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for
it was founded upon a rock.
49: But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
Acts 4:11 (KJV) This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
Acts 16: 31 (KJV) And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
Philipians 2:10 (KJV) That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things
in earth, and things under the earth;
11: And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Colosians 3:24 (KJV) Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve
the Lord Christ.
25: But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.
Acts 20:32 (KJV) And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
Joshua 24:15 (KJV) And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
It might not settle well with the PC crowd, but I would have to say that based on what he knew, the father acted correctly at that time. Should he have waited and gotten more information? Maybe. Would it have changed the outcome? Maybe.
Now it is time for a little self examination. You are charged with watching over and caring for those precious little ones God gave to us. How many of you out there can look in a mirror and say you are bold enough do the same thing? This guy did the right thing at that time. He believed his daughter was telling the truth, he confronted the accused and then he showed the accused what those actions earned him.
Do I condone this behavior? Yes I do, with a short caveat that is very clear in this case: make sure you have not a reasonable doubt the party is guilty. If you train your children correctly, you will not have any doubt, as this father obviously did not do that and his daughter deceived him and used that against him.
What kind of a dad are you? One that raises honorable children or one who has children with deceit on their minds.
Special long term daily Prayer Request
They are dong exactly what Jesus instructs all Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christians to do, they are complying with:
Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Please keep the three of them in your prayers and remember to pray for Don and Theresa too, imagine having three of your babies out in the world.
Thanks and the Lord bless you all ten fold,
All Scripture quoted, in both sermons and daily thoughts, except when done by a guest, is from the ACP/authorized 1611 King James Version. The words in red are those quotes of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those qoutes spoken directly by God the Father and the words in this sickly greenish color are of satan. But all of the Bible is spoken by God and should be viewed as God's handbook for us to run our lives by 2 Timothy 3:16.
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Never ever forget this: There aint no purgatory!
Lord Jesus, please give women a love for their babies, from the moment of conception on, let them love them I pray Thee. Amen.
The Lord bless you all and may He heal Mel's eyes and Myra's ears. May You be with Colby as he is now out of boot camp and into Fleet Marine Corps, A Christian babe amongst many a wolf.
And Lord I ask You to bless those who bless me and mine tenfold for the blessing they are to me.
Pray for Jim, he is in Iraq disarming roadside bombs as an S-6 in the US Army.
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The difference between a true preacher and a false preacher comes down to this. The true preacher uses God's word to convict of sin, the false preacher twist God's word to justify sin. The Lord our God, Christ Jesus be with you always, amen.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with you all and please keep your pastor and me in your prayers. Amen. My prayer daily is "Lord please bless those tenfold who bless me."
Pray for the President, pray for Attorney General, pray for me, pray for all those who open their mouths or take pen in hand in an effort to sway public opinion.
The Lord God of the Universe, Messiah Y'shua be with you all, amen.
It is better to be a horse fly in the stables of the Lord Jesus than the CEO of hell.
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