In the State (Massachusetts) where conservatives (and biologists) like me are a minority, for having the extreme right-wing/scientific view that life begins at conception, it’s heart wrenching to imagine that any citizens think aborting innocent children is a “sacred right.”
But they do.
Well…if Satan Worship is a religion, then I guess there’s nothing more sacred to him than killing a defenseless child.
Permit me to paraphrase what most, but not all, politicians in the Commonwealth believe:
We support a woman’s right to choose, but because of our religious convictions, oppose the death penalty.
Could there be a more blatant example of hypocrisy?
Anyone who argues that an unborn child deserves death, without due process of the law, yet defends convicted killers from receiving the same sentence, for mutilating three innocent men, in my mind anyway, will have some serious explaining to do on their own “day” in God’s court.
Here are a couple of Catholic facts liberals hope you won’t notice.
Excerpt from Spero News Online February 7, 2014:
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, which was promulgated under Pope John Paul II, states the governments have “the right and duty to inflict punishment proportionate to the gravity of the offense. Punishment has the primary aim of redressing the disorder introduced by the offense. When it is willingly accepted by the guilty party, it assumes the value of expiation.” It goes on to say, “Assuming that the guilty party’s identity and responsibility have been fully determined, the traditional teaching of the Church does not exclude recourse to the death penalty, if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor.”
For a very short time online media outlets indicated there might be a “deadlocked jury” in the murder trial that concluded last week.
In those few short moments, panic overtook this community, as we tried to cope with the idea this evil man could walk free any minute.
Thankfully the rumor was squelched as the guilty verdict came down about 45 minutes later.
If you lived through that here in the Berkshires, you understand my point today, and the point of the Catechism’s teaching above.
Last important fact for sanctimonious souls saying the death penalty violates a Commandment.
First of all, the Commandment translates to “Thou Shalt not Murder.”
The very foundation of our Christian faith would not exist if not for the death penalty.
Christ was “condemned” as guilty, though innocent.
His “execution” by crucifixion on Calvary is the only reason our sins are forgiven.
Had our Lord simply come to earth and died by accident or natural causes, we’d still be separated from God.
Thank you Lord for allowing Yourself to be “executed” in our place.
You willingly accepted something you did not deserve, because Your love for us was unstoppable.
As for those defending a brutal killer’s right to live, ask the families of the three victims what they think.
Rest in peace men.