Love is Tough Enough
Saturday, April 30, 2005
  Two for one
Doug Giles had two good sermons in a row and I may not totally agree except to say that we as a country are in a crisis with our justice system. Too many institutions like Planned Parenthood and the ACLU have given criminals more rights than the victims. It is past time for the pendulum to swing back toward a balanced center. If not pick up a rock and let the stonings begin.


Jesus, Justice and Jack A**es Doug Giles (archive)
April 30, 2005
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I got a few emails from some Christians after my last column, “
A Time to Kill,” ran. They found my easiness with executing confessed and convicted child molesters, rapists and murderers to be offensive and un-Christ like. They stated that I showed a “lack of love” for these culprits whom Christ “cares for,” and that I should “err on the side of mercy” towards these marauders and “love my enemies,” as this would be “the Christian thing to do.” Yes, I was electronically told by this, merciful-to-the-molester-minority, who thinks they’re siding with God when they support sustaining killers who forcefully copulate with kids, that I am to “love the sinner and hate the sin.”
Well, Kum-Ba-Frickin’- Yah!
Excuse me . . . but I still think that we should go Old Testament on guilty child molesters and ought to end their sad story in a selected gravel pit ala a community stoning.
I hate to seem heretical and hellish to such bleeding hearts, but my pity begins and ends with the raped or molested or murdered child, and I really don’t care about the perpetrator who has harmed the helpless. As far as I’m concerned, once you rape a little kid you officially get logged onto heaven’s eternal jerk roll and should be irrevocably placed on the must-die-quick list.
As far as my duty to my enemy or neighbor, I believe the biblical injunction/ maxim is to “love my neighbor and my enemy as I love myself.”
Here are my thoughts on me “loving me” if I were the one to have kidnapped a nine year old little girl, then raped her, then buried her alive, then stuck her in a 55-gallon Hefty trash sack, then left her in a shallow grave to die:
If I did such a damnable act and really loved myself, then I would dutifully subject my person to punishment—in particular to death. Yes, if I really loved myself, I would bear responsibility for my actions, which means that I would insist on taking one for the team by leaving this planet, via execution, because I have just violently offended the sensibility of the entire human collective.
If I were the toad that took the life of the Lundsford or the Lunde girl, the right “Christian” thing to do to show that I “love myself” would be to confess to the crime, give myself up to the police, seek forgiveness from Almighty God (and beg it from all family members of my victim) and then ask to be deleted. I’m not part of the Kool-Aid drinkers who think “loving your enemy as one loves himself” excludes punishing to death the perpetrator—whether it’s someone else or me.
Here’s what we are up against in the formerly good ole US of A. Think about this before you talk about showing “love and mercy” to molesters and start doling out religious quips and clichés to those of us who are trying to put an end to these predators prowling our parks. Here’s some reality, Saccharine Saint—if you can handle it.
REALITY: There are more than 2 million convicted sex offenders currently living among us, not in prison.
REALITY: Over a 25-year period, more than half of all child molesters will be rearrested for a new sex offense charge.
REALITY: We release more than 200,000 criminals from prison each year, and they go on to commit an extraordinary number of new crimes. For example, during just the first three years following release, these criminals commit more than 3,000 new homicides, more than 3,000 new rapes and more than 3,000 new sex assaults against children. In other words, just like the terrorists of “9/11” who killed 3,000 Americans, we release criminals every year who we know will commit more “9/11’s”.
REALITY: More than 2/3 of all criminals released from prison will be rearrested within three years.
REALITY: The average time served for rape is just six years.
REALITY: The average time served for molesting a child is just three years.
REALITY: Most studies of repeat offenders are designed to hide the true extent of this scandal. Typically, they follow released criminals for just two or three years. But one 25-year study showed that 3/4 of all subsequent convictions occurred more than three years after the criminal’s release from prison. In other words, a study that tracks offenders for just three years misses 75% of the future crimes they will commit on innocent people.
REALITY: Even if your state has long prison sentences, don’t think that makes you safe. One in eight released felons commits their next offense in a different state from the one where they served their time.
REALITY: Ever heard of the car and the bus? Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent each year maintaining address lists of released sex offenders, without any acknowledgement by law enforcement or public officials that nothing prevents a released child molester or rapist from getting in a car or a bus, going to another neighborhood and committing a new crime there. Every day in America, sex offenders fully compliant with Megan’s Law commit new rapes and child molestations.
REALITY: A released felon is 53 times more likely than the average man on the street to commit a subsequent homicide.
REALITY: While advocates of releasing predators cite the cost of incarceration ($17,000-$25,000 per year) as too great for government to pay to keep criminals behind bars, NO STUDY has ever tried to calculate the cost to society of the millions of women who have been raped, the millions of children who have been molested, the loss to a family when a loved one is murdered or the cost when someone is mugged or robbed or carjacked.
*These disturbing statistics came from U.S. Department of Justice were compiled by Mike Paranzino and his stellar organization,
www.ThrowAwayTheKey.org .
My ClashPoint is this: I understand the need for humans to seem humane and for Christians to seem supernatural in their ability to be “merciful and loving” to the best of the worst, but I submit that being supernatural in their ability to be merciful & loving is more important than seeming so . . . and it should start with showing love & mercy to our children and neighbors first—by protecting them from these savages. Sometimes the most loving and merciful act to be shown a criminal is to prevent him from doing more harm. And someone had better begin doling out death sentences for child molesters, or our neighborhoods are quickly going to turn into one big Neverland Ranch.
* logon to
www.ClashRadio.com to hear Giles’ interview with Gil Reavill author of the book, Smut: A Sex Industry Insider (and Concerned Father) Says Enough is Enough.
Doug Giles' provocative weekly one-hour radio program, 'The Clash', has re-launched with several new features. Go to
clashradio.com and hit 'listen live.'
©2005 2004 Doug Giles
 
Comments:
Wow, I really need to listen to this guy. He's incredible. Thanks Al!
 
Also check out the http://www.throwawaythekey.org/

A good source for those who are fed up with dirt bags.
 
Yes, thanks Al! I'm with him on the death sentence for child molesters/rapists. Couldn't agree more. People that claim we need to "love them" don't know shit about the Bible.
 
That is for sure, Arielle. Loving someone does not include letting them get away with crime.
Thanks Al for a great article. Couldn't agree more!
Shalom,
Serena
 
A-freaking-men! There needs to be some serious housecleaning in our public schools, and these scrotumless lawmakers who would Rather make excuses should be the first bags of trash out on the curb.
Those old-testament standards still work for a government that wants God's blessing on it, and you have a right to expect that it protects and serves a society in which it's fit to live and raise a family.
 
Great post! I particularly have a passion against the ACLU! I'm adding you to my blogroll. Would you return the favor?

http://www.stoptheaclu.blogspot.com

but I'll be moving in the next few weeks to www.stoptheaclu.com
 
No problem Jay. I will wait until you are moved over. Since you are already in my favorites to visit just like Kender and other Wide Awakes. Thanks for all the good comments and blog friends out there. I saved the site you recommended Serena and will check it out when I have the time. Your recommendation is something I would trust.
 
Whoa! Seeing all those statistics together in one place is rather disconcerting. I do not understand why some people think loving somebody means overlooking the sin and consequences that flow from that sin. When did mercy become "you need to forget about it and move on"? Odd.
 
There has been too much leniency for too many years for convicted rapists and murders in America's courtrooms. Until we get tough I don't see these crimes slowing down.
The Bible 'does' command us to love our enemies. It also tells of many instances where our loving Lord had to use severe disciplinary measures, and yes, even death to those who would not comply with his commands.
To kill an innocent human being is called murder and is a sin. To kill murders and rapists is the only way to stop them. They have proven they will repeat.
I think each person who is involved with the ACLU should take into their homes about a half dozen of these perverts so they can love and reform them.
Isn’t it disgustingly interesting that in our so called cultured society, it is not wrong to kill an infant, but it is wrong to kill the pervert who rapes and kills a child?
How demented can we get!
I agree with your ideas and am adding you to my blogroll and praying for you to be well too.
 
Thanks for signing my map!

Very good post. I completely agree with you. The consequences for destroying someone's life should be the destruction of your own. I believe it's called justice.

You have a great blog, and I'm adding you to my blogroll.
 
I agree that something wrong is happening in our world. Join the fight!

http://www.stoptheaclu.org
http://www.stoptheaclu.blogspot.com
 
hey brother, i thank you for ur comment. ;) thanks for the reminder.

Shalom,
Elson
 
Thanks for signing the petition!
 
Well, the Bible does say... if your eye offends pluck it out and if your hand offends cut it off.
Now would be as good a time as any to bring back castration. That should take care of repeat offenders anyway. If they killed a child in the course of their molestation... fry em!
 
Good posting, Al. While loving the sinner & hating the sin is an admirable & godly trait, that doesn't mean we ignore the sin, itself, or the consequences of sinning. There's a sizeable amount of evidence out there that child molesters are totally unrepentant in their behavior. I concur w/ the notion that they should be executed--or at least locked away forever.
 
I completely agree and think that this is one of the best written posts I have seen. Keep up the good work!
 
Blog man, blog! You're getting behind.

We demand bloggage.
 
I was trying to post as you spoke Dif. It just took awhile to appear.
 
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