I have no red face, Padraig, no need to justify anything to anyone, much less to Jesus. The church looks into character as part of its discernment. My previous post argued that Charlie's public posts, carrying his name and picture, are his writings. In his own blog and in his public talks, Charlie trades on his biography, claiming friends in high places and years of experience in politics and the media. It lends him an air of authority, which people have accepted unquestionably. And yet... what campaigns did he run? What newspapers did he edit? Does anyone know? It shouldn't be classified information. The names of campaign managers and editors are publicly recorded. I have not investigated Charlie's personal life, nor do I ever want to. But I don't think questions are off-limits about a man claiming to be sent by God.