Saturday, December 10, 2011

credit card - taking sides

I know I am going to make some of you mad. . . but that’s okay. Before you get roped in by the “catchy” headline. . . this is not a story about Christmas shopping and bills.

It’s about a horse.

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If you are not in Magnolia, Arkansas or not some how associated on facebook to this story . . . like over EIGHT THOUSAND users on-line now are, you may not have heard this story.

A 19 year old student at Southern Arkansas University was arrested for allegedly orchestrating the theft of FIVE championship horses from the SAU Rodeo team stables in November. The thieves transported the horses across state lines and subsequently a horse named “Credit Card” was shot in the head and killed.

Affadavit of Probable Cause

So . . . .

yeah . . . .

I know this next part is going to make some of you mad.

But I am NOT on the side of the horse.

(*gasps*)

(*whispers*) I think someone should shoot HER in the head.

Now, while I type these things . . . much worse is being said on facebook about this girl.

This 19 year old girl, while she should be punished . . .no doubt. . . is still a person. Isn’t she?

My heart goes out to Credit Card’s owner and to the SAU Rodeo Team members (people) who are affected by these events.

I happen to believe PEOPLE outrank animals. . . I can feel the number of followers going down. That’s okay. You can stop following me. It’s still the way I feel.

In America we have put animals “opinions” and “rights” (whatever that is) above our own. How did this happen?

I blame Disney!!

Just kidding. . . I don’t know how it happened, I just know that people think more highly of their pets than they do many of their own family members.

Maybe that’s why the divorce rate is so high in the United States.

I post this only because of the humungous, crazy, in-my-face every day hype and outcry . . .

JUSTICE FOR CREDIT CARD

Credit Card Memorial T-Shirts

They Hang Horse Thieves Don’t They?

Yes. . . I know. I think these people have really gone too far. The comments are what really got me

and

well, honestly I just had to rant a little about it.

While I realize animal cruelty is a horrible thing. . . I cannot say that I believe she should be hanged!! or shot!!!

(She is facing 20 years on each count.)

Really?

A large majority of this “facebook mob” didn’t even know Credit Card (or the SAU Rodeo Team, for that matter) existed before this girl was arrested. Their knee-jerk reaction is fueled by harsh comments and rumors.

1-2 Jesus went across to Mount Olives, but he was soon back in the Temple again. Swarms of people came to him. He sat down and taught them. 3-6The religion scholars and Pharisees led in a woman who had been caught in an act of adultery. They stood her in plain sight of everyone and said, "Teacher, this woman was caught red-handed in the act of adultery. Moses, in the Law, gives orders to stone such persons. What do you say?" They were trying to trap him into saying something incriminating so they could bring charges against him.

6-8Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger in the dirt. They kept at him, badgering him. He straightened up and said, "The sinless one among you, go first: Throw the stone." Bending down again, he wrote some more in the dirt.

9-10Hearing that, they walked away, one after another, beginning with the oldest. The woman was left alone. Jesus stood up and spoke to her. "Woman, where are they? Does no one condemn you?"

11"No one, Master."

"Neither do I," said Jesus. "Go on your way. From now on, don't sin." John 8:1-10 (The Message)

Jesus would forgive her. We should love and forgive like Jesus. He is our example.



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5 comments:

  1. I ran into my own experience of animals coming before humans this Christmas. Now, I love animals. We have several pets currently and always have had pets. BUT... I certainly don't put them before people. When we went to pull angels off the Angel Tree this year, they had more angels for pets needing to be adopted than they did for kids needing help! My blood was boiling and I complained to the manager of the business. He responded that this year they wanted to give the animal lovers a chance to contribute. REALLY?! I appreciated your post...

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  2. Wow, Vicki I have never heard of that before. I cannot believe that the angel tree had more pet angels than human ones. That would make me mad as well.

    It is especially crazy around here. I had always chalked it up to not being from here, you know? Why I couldn't relate, but I don't think that's it. . .
    it's because
    I am

    NOT OF THIS WORLD


    . . . that I cannot relate. Thanks for your comment.

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  3. I agree the whole situation has made me sick. I told Trey that the the sad thing is that she will serve every second of her time if convicted b/c she harmed an animal while a person that harmed another person will get out early for good behavior. I got so mad the other day when one of the people that made one of the nastiest comment had a comment about Jesus is the reason for the Season as their profile pic. Unfortunately the world can use this as another reason to say that they do not need God.
    I wanted to say to all the comments that say she will receive true justice when she meets God that I hope she hears the same thing that I will....."Well done my good and faithful servant."
    Thanks for posting this.

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  4. Ginger I know that is right. It just seems to keep getting worse. Thanks for your comment!

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  5. I didn't see this story plastered on FB, but give me time I'm sure it'll pop up. I do agree with you, completely! Animals should NOT come before humans. Pets are lovely to have, but they can't replace the kind of animals that walk upright on two legs. I like you don't believe it's okay to be cruel to animals. It's never okay to be cruel to any of God's creatures. Thanks for posting the way you feel and for sharing this craziness.

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