This evening I read in our local paper about a little girl, who was killed when she was just four years old. Here is her story.
This is what I wrote in reply to others who had written commentary to the newspaper story:
How can anyone do this to their child/ren?
The question is what is our culture? It is a culture that sees children as a blessing or a curse? It is a culture who welcomes children or sees them as a burden? Is it a culture that protects children or permits them to be abused through pornography and other horrible images on television and elsewhere? Are we a culture who sexualizes children or do we keep them safe?
Are we a culture that embraces abortion (the premeditated, dismembering of a human being) or do we turn away from it with horror?
The horror that was visited upon little Summer is a direct result of the culture that has embraced death, that sexualizes children, that does not welcome children, but abuses them.
I feel horrible for what happened to this little girl. It should not have happened. But then again, today, 3,000 children in the United States had their lives terminated by abortion. Right here in Kitsap County, on Riddel Road, there is an abortion mill and the killings continue.
We were told when abortion became legal (never moral) that child abuse would be a thing of the past because all children would be a wanted child.
Poor Summer Phelps - she was wanted, perhaps not by her parents and step mother, but God wanted this child to live. He had a purpose for her life. Perhaps her short life's purpose is this: we need to stop the culture of death in our society if we are to stop child abuse.