I got to work this morning and start reading the news sites that I frequent and saw this story about Tucker Carlson saying Micheal Vick should have been put to death for his involvement in dog fighting. Here is the quote:
“I’m a Christian, I’ve made mistakes myself, I believe fervently in second chances,” Carlson said on the show. “But Michael Vick killed dogs, and he did [it] in a heartless and cruel way. And I think, personally, he should’ve been executed for that. He wasn’t, but the idea that the president of the United States would be getting behind someone who murdered dogs?”
I think he must have failed English in school he should know that once you insert a “but” into the sentence you negate everything you said previously. Calling yourself a Christian, admitting to your own mistakes, stating you believe in second chances, and then in the same breath calling for the death of someone else for cruelty of dog fighting makes you a hypocrite.
People in America love to throw in the term Christian whenever they want to take a shot at someone else and look down on them. That is not what Christianity is about, it is not a high platform for you to crawl up on and throw stones down a people. I know what Vick did was wrong it was horrible and I can’t even imagine it. At the same time, he completed the punishment that our society put before him and instead of going into hiding when he was released he has done everything in his power to reshape his public image going above and beyond what was mandated by the legal system. Vick has made an effort to find respectable mentors to help him make better decisions. I think to keep kicking him, or anyone else, while they are trying to get back up is terrible. Mr. Carlson you can say anything you want about who you think should or should not be put to death. That is your right in this country. However, I beg you and all others out there to please not preface the judgmental statements you make with “I’m a Christian…but”. It lumps all Christians together into your ignorance and that is unfair to the rest of us.
It really saddened me this morning to read your statements, then I opened the article and saw how you prefaced it with “I’m a Christian” and it really broke my heart. God’s love is all about forgiveness, you started out right, and he believes in second chances for all of us born sinners. The problem comes in when you want to place a “rank” on those sins and decide that yours are more or less severe than the next guys and that he deserves more or less punishment than you do. We are all extremely lucky, Mr. Carlson, that we do not get the punishment that we deserve, and if you don’t understand that maybe you should re-evaluate that first part of your statement.