Good news: Kermit Gosnell convicted on 3 of 4 counts of murdering babies, killing 41-year-old woman.
When your legal job description is to deliberately kill innocent but unwanted human beings, it is a little weird that you would get convicted of murder. Yet because Gosnell killed the babies 30 seconds too late he will (hopefully) spend the rest of his life in jail (I doubt capital punishment will be an option given his age).
But never forget: Just because his victims were a little bigger than average and his clinics a little dirtier than average doesn’t mean he isn’t virtually indistinguishable from the other “doctors” who kill babies for a living.
This will go down in history as one of the biggest stories buried by the Liberal media. They try to ignore it, or when they do report it they treat him as an anomaly. But he’s much closer to the mean — just like Planned Parenthood. People who kill babies for a living don’t mind breaking the rules in place for killing babies for a living.
White Supremacist Gang Member Executed for Dragging Texas Man — I almost missed this due to the focus on the Georgia execution. I am glad to see justice done here.
It seems ironic, though, that the crowd allegedly opposing “hate speech / hate crimes” (I say allegedly because they are the biggest haters in my view) typically oppose the death penalty. Yet I’m for it in cases like this, so I supported a much stronger penalty than they did.
I repeat: For a crime that epitomizes hate and racism, I supported a stronger penalty than the hate speech / hate crime advocates. They would typically oppose the punishment that I support.
These news items typically bring out the “Christians should oppose the death penalty” lines. But the death penalty was God’s idea. And He never apologized for it, and never overturned it.
Christians can oppose it in practice, if they think that it isn’t being fairly applied, but they shouldn’t oppose it in principle.
The Christians who insist you must oppose the death penalty always end up using bad reasoning. I’ve seen them use “turn the other cheek” (uh, it is hard to do that when you are dead) and other out-of-context passages to support their views. I addressed this more in two posts — ineffective arguments against capital punishment / somewhat effective arguments against capital punishment.