Saturday, December 18, 2004

Christian values

It tells you something about American Christianity today that after Lisa M. Montgomery murdered and cut the fetus from the womb of Bobbie Jo Stinnett, she went to visit her pastor.

It's also typical of the (literal) bad faith of people in the so-called heartland that the reaction of one person who knew Montgomery was to proclaim, "It blows you away when it's here. This stuff is supposed to be in New York City or Los Angeles." Actually, not: murder rates are much higher and maternal mayhem more common among the religiously-inclined than among the secular.

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