Beauty queen from California is threatened on Christian Mingle
Published: Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 17:03
Victoria Kinney, a contestant in the Miss California 2012 pageant, made a Christian Mingle profile in hopes of maybe finding a date or maybe even a future husband. What she didn’t expect to find was a man threatening her not to call the police.
According to the Christian Post:
“Sean Patrick Banks, a 37-year-old graduate student of Pepperdine University and a former lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, was arrested on Feb. 11 and charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of burglary for allegedly raping a woman in her 20s at her home in La Mesa in November. The man from Del Mar posted $500,000 bail and was released from custody.”
Banks was arrested again on new charges, and this leads us to question the Christian dating site. Sparks Network, which owns the site, may have good intentions for its users, but is it a good idea to be so vulnerable over the Internet?
In my opinion, dating shouldn’t be something you do online. First off, it opens people up to these types of attacks. I’m not saying that this will always happen, but it at least leads to the possibility.
Secondly, online dating completely distorts the type of relationships that God wanted us to have with people. Online we aren’t ourselves. We usually type better than we speak. We sometimes also feel the pressure to say the right things.
I personally think that everyone should take a moment and think about what they are getting themselves into before signing up.