IT'S A STRANGE WORLD!
I am sure that the
above article title is absolutely true! Doubt it? Then read
the AP wire story under the headline, Jail Sentence for Killing Wife's
Pets, that was dated Friday, April 14, 2000. WEST BEND, Wis. (AP)
- A man who killed eight of his wife's pets to punish her for having an
abortion was sentenced to seven months in jail. Leonard J. Kritz, 22, stabbed
or cut the heads off his wife's pets - including birds, snakes and a chinchilla
- in April 1999, saying it was
necessary to teach her a lesson about the importance of life. He pleaded
no contest to reduced charges of three misdemeanor counts of cruelty to
animals.Washington County Circuit Judge Leo Schlaefer said Thursday he
was not sure the defendant's actions were in response to the abortion.
``Regardless of the philosophical or religious position one takes on abortion,
there's absolutely no reason to be violent,'' Schlaefer said. ..... Kritz,
who called the killings a mistake, is scheduled to begin his sentence June
12, after the birth of a child the couple is now expecting.
Before anyone gets
the wrong idea let me say upfront that I am in no way advocating
the senseless slaughter and torturing of animals. No one should deliberately
try to torment any of God's creatures for sport or to prove a point.
But there are some questions that beg to be asked here.
Where is the doctor
who performed the abortion? Was he dragged before the bar of justice
for tormenting a human life? Was he given a jail sentence for "getting
violent?" We all know the answer. He/She was likely working
that day, grinding out more murder, pocketing more blood money, enjoy the
good life at the expense of unborn babies, euphomistically called "fetuses."
He/She is a respected part of the community.
Where were the owners
of the abortion clinic where Mrs Kritz had her abortion? Were they
before the bar of justice, answering for their blood stained hands?
Were they answering for participating in genocide, every bit as horrible
as the Nazi genocide of the 30's and 40's? We all know
the answer. They were collecting thousands from women like Mrs Kritz,
who had been deluded into believing the lie that the child she was carrying
was just a piece of tissue which she was free to cut loose instead of a
What about the judge
in this case? He likened Mrs. Kritz' abortion to a "philosophical
or religious position" and turned around and put Mr. Kritz in jail for
seven months. Who stood as an advocate before justice for the unborn
child? Why would a judge equate murder to a philosophical or religious
position? Strange indeed!
Seven months in jail
for killing birds and snakes and honors and money for those responsible
for the killing of unborn children! A strange world indeed!
What is wrong with our country? It is later than we think when people
are sent to jail for killing snakes and rewarded for killing babies.
We, both individually and as a nation, need to repent of our sins and turn
back to God. "So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the
LORD your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great
kindness; And He relents from doing harm." (Joel 2:13)
Copyright 2000 by Grady
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