“average JoeOhio Tour” cont: In Massilon, Ohio, I talked at St. Mary’s Church. I said I believed in a “Consistent Life Ethic,” which means I’m against abortion, poverty, pollution and anything else that can end life prematurely. We then did a whilste-stop event in downtown Massilon. Reporter Joseph Gartrell, from nearby Canton’s newspaper, had a cast on his arm. He told me he’d broken his wrist recently and just one trip to the osteopath to have the cast put on cost a whopping (in his estimation, and mine): $900. Healthcare costs in America are just getting nuts… We then headed on to Alliance, Ohio, where I talked in a downtown Four Square Church called: The Mountain of the Lord. I said we as a society have become so unplugged from the reality of, well, sin. I said to the congregation that several years ago I’d given a talk to a graduate level theology class at Bluffton University. During the talk, I said that if one is standing on a street corner with their spouse, only the most morally decensitized individual would intently stare at a scantily clad person walking up the street for more than, say, a few seconds. (Liz would slap me if it were longer.) Yet we think nothing of sitting down with our spouse for hours staring at scantily clad men and women through a TV screen, during prime time. And the difference is? Note: Rev. Philip Shepard and his wife couldn’t have been more welcoming. What’s more, Rev. Shepard told me he’d be participating in a oval track race that weekend called: “Faster Pastor.” And if that wasn’t enough, the beginning of his e-mail address is: revumup@ — and I don’t think he’s just talking race cars.