The past three days have been hard on me, news-wise. Some of today’s front page stories in the FORUM were particularly upsetting and all the stories have to do with children.
For starters there is the report of the charges against a pair of Valley City people who caused the death of a baby….due to starvation and dehydration. I could barely stand to read this horror story. A 26-year old father and his shack-up 18 year old "girlfriend " are charged with the baby’s death. The mother of the baby testified in court… but I am left wondering about her as well as the monsters who let this baby die from not feeding him or giving him liquids? There is a color picture of the mother pontificating on the steps of the court building ; she had maintained that the baby was given to the father due to her being treated for a "stress disorder". Pardon me, but she did not look very stressed out in talking about the death of her infant. She looked more like she was enjoying the media attention. I have a very difficult time processing what is going on in our present day society….careless and non-caring people give birth to babies and do not take care of them. Parents are charged with violently killing their own flesh and blood by shaking, hitting, suffocating, drowning…..the list goes on. What kind of people are we turning into?
Then there is the story a day or so ago about the "40 Days" of fasting and prayer in trying yet again to stop the Holocaust of abortion in this nation. What sort of falsehood are being perpetrated upon those who allow thier already growing infants to be destroyed in an abortion? What have we wrought in making this legal by the Roe V. Wade decision of 1973 (?) Many of the same people who carry on and squawk about the deaths in Iraq of American military men and women are the same people who think nothing of putting unborn babies to death at a rate of 71,037 abortion deaths in Minnesota in 2005 and 8352 abortion deaths in North Dakota in 2005. And these Liberal-thinkers howl about 4000 military deaths? There is a horrible disconnect somewhere and there is going to be a horrible price to pay, nationally, one day future. I am, in no way, diminishing the deaths in Iraq and other war torn areas….Kosovo, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Korea, WW 2…..but to think nothing of…. and actually support the so-called legal abortions(murders) in the USA for decades…is beyond my comprehension. What has happened to our sense of morals and ethics? What kind of monster "1984" society have we become???
The third news story that has upset me more than I can handle is the charge against a 15 year old brother for the murder of his 16 year old sister last summer. The details that have been revealed about the circumstances of her death are unbearable. I cannot even imagine how this family is, and has been, suffering since the death of Whitney Paige Carlson. The loneliness of the brother charged with her murder and the fact that he is being kept in confinement probably til the trial is also hard to bear. What twisted sort of mentality is involved in this horrible murder of a sister???
Just reading those news stories in the past two days makes me think that our society continues to sink farther into dark, desperate, evil times of despair and mayhem. It becomes very difficult to think positively on a day like today when we have had these horrors poured out on us like some poisonous dregs…. in our lown local area. This does not even take into account the similar news coming from other parts of this nation.
Lord, how have you put up with our treacheries and evil deeds this long?