Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Open-line Tuesday

We received a suggestion/request to juxtapose copies of Wilson’s quotation advocating the death penalty for pedophiles from his book Fidelity next to his letter to Judge John Stegner pleading him to limit the sentence for serial pedophile Steven Sitler. His use of the word “urge” kills me. Exactly why would he urge the judge to limit Sitler’s penal judgment? He answers this question in his last sentence: “I have a good hope that Steven has genuinely repented, and that he will continue to deal with this to become a productive and contributing member of society.” Notice his use of the word “this”: “He will continue to deal with this. . .” It’s a euphemism for “serial pedophilia.” I suppose it’s his version of a soft answer turning away wrath.

Regardless, here is page 85 from the book Fidelity, by Pastor Douglas Wilson of Christ Church, Moscow, and page 2 of his letter to Judge Stegner. I encourage all of our new readers as well as you lurkers to reconcile these two positions:

Thank you.