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The fact this opinion piece was ever written is so egregious I need a new category just because of it. So now we will have the "Dumbest Media Outlet" category. Thanks, DOH-than Eagle! Geez, only in Alabama.
Letter: A modest proposal
By: Bill DeJournett, Dothan | Dothan Eagle
Published: July 01, 2012
Jerry Sandusky, the convicted child molester, will spend the rest of his life in prison at taxpayers’ expense. Why not just buy a 10-foot rope and toss it into his cell? If he is on a suicide watch, let his own hand execute justice.
Justification can be found in the Bible; see Mark 9:42. Jesus said "And whosoever offends one of these little ones, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged around his neck, and he were cast into the sea."
My interpretation of this Holy Scripture is that suicide is a better option for child molesters, not 40 years in prison.
Let not your heart be troubled about the possible repercussions from the bleeding heart liberals, who would scream "inhumane cruelty." God has specified exact judgment and he is not cruel.
Oh well, I know this is not going to even be considered because of our sin nature and the spiritual disobedience in our society.
Am I wrong?
And here is a comment in the message board:
You damn straight you are wrong, Bill. Shame on the Dothan Eagle for even posting this vile filth! And to top it off, the man MISQUOTES SCRIPTURE!
2 Peter 1:20-- Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things.
So Bill's private revelation is invalid.
Next time, read the entire chapter.
If you read Matthew 18, which also has the same verse, you'd understand Christ was speaking of any dissent and scandal within the church which led ANY BELIEVER astray, which is EXACTLY what Bill is doing.
Another thing, Johnathan Swift's 'A Modest Proposal' was a satirical discussion of cannibalizing children for the sake of humankind. I can think of no better headline to describe the farce of Bill's entire stupid argument.
Nothing like using the Bible to justify hatred and violence. What about the verse in Galatians that says, "a man who says he loves God yet hates his brother is a liar?"
No amount of hate, intolerance, or vile suggestions will help Sandusky's victims (or victims of abuse anywhere) heal. Perpetuating the cycle of pain makes you no better than those you wish death upon.
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