TV Jurors Part 1
The Wake-Up Herald
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof. Romans 13:11-14
Robert McCurry, Editor & Publisher
July 9, 2011
Perspective Adjustment Needed
By Robert McCurry
It’s simple and easy to be an arm-chair TV ‘Juror’ and determine a verdict in the murder trial of two-year old Caylee Marie Anthony based solely on sound bites of information presented by newscasters and ‘talking head’ pundits like nasty Nancy Grace. The month-long trial was a cable-TV sensation.
On July 5, 2011, Casey Anthony, Caylee’s mother, was found not guilty of first degree murder, aggravated manslaughter of a child, and aggravated child abuse The five-man, seven-woman jury needed just 10 hours to digest 33 days of testimony and two days of closing arguments.
A prosecutor handling the case said he was shocked by a jury's stunning decision to acquit the accused mom of killing her 2-year-old daughter. And many ‘arm-chair TV Jurors’ agreed and took to the streets to protest the ‘not guilty’ decision.
Casey will be released July 17. With an outraged public within harm’s reach, Alan Moore, the jail’s spokesman, revealed that Casey would walk out of a secret exit upon her release for her protection.
“Due to the high profile nature of this case and intense, emotional interest by the public, appropriate measures will be taken to release the individual into the community in such a manner so as to preserve the safety of the individual and the public,” a statement by the Orange County Corrections Department said.
Thank goodness the Casey Anthony case is over! The jury thinks she is not guilty of murder. I don’t know if they got it right or wrong, but I do know many dollars and much air time was devoted to a story that will have zero effect on the lives of 99.999% of Americans. I think the discovery of a walking, talking Martian would have gotten about the same attention. I guess this stuff sells newspapers and gets TV ratings but is sure not what U.S. citizens should be focused on. Maybe that’s the point. Are stories like Casey Anthony just our version of a Roman Circus? Are the masses being kept preoccupied with events that have no bearing on their lives while the country burns in a cloud of debt [and immorality]? I think so.
Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com, 6 July 2011
The Casey Anthony saga is too convoluted to rehearse here. Nancy Grace summarized her feelings about the meaning of the Caylee Anthony Jury decision when she said, "Somewhere in this nation the devil is dancing tonight." The figurative meaning of this statement is true, but the murder of little Caylee and the Jury’s ‘not guilty’ verdict is not the reason the ‘devil is dancing.’
The ‘devil is dancing’ because today and every day preceding and following the Casey Anthony trial, 4,000 innocent precious lives of unborn babies were snuffed out—legally murdered—by abortion in America. Their arms and legs were torn from their bodies, their skulls crushed. One and a half million times each year our “civilized” society will take an innocent life.
Why no outrage by Nancy Grace and others of her ilk about the murder of these babies? Because the legal system they embody is the pro-death verdict of the Supreme Court of the United States of America that says those babies are not people.
Is there no shame? Is there no true righteous indignation? Is there only the hypocrisy embodied by nasty Nancy Grace and her ilk?
Obviously, a Biblical Perspective Adjustment is Needed.
Wake-up, Pastors! Wake-up, Christians!
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