Boy’s Parents Murdered by His Grandfather
So I grew up being a Christian and always heard Christians go on and on about how the traditional family is so important. They don’t value singles, or people who never marry, or people who divorce, or people who don’t have children.
Some Christians teach and believe that married people and parents are more responsible and godly than singles, childless, childfree, liberals, atheists, and so on.
But I saw this story today on Christian show “The 700 Club.” It’s about a grandfather who shot and killed his adult daughter, adult SIL, and I believe he shot a few of the grandkids. One of the surviving grandchildren gave an interview about this.
Transcript from site:
- MY MOM WAS COOKING STEAK DINNER, SOMETHING HER DAD
MY GRANDMOTHER WAS SITTING AT THE KITCHEN TABLE WITH MY FATHER. I WAS IN THE FAMILY ROOM LAYING DOWN RESTING BEFORE DINNER. AND MY GRANDFATHER
CAME INTO THE HOME.
“DAD, YOU’RE HERE.”
MICHAEL WAS 10 WHEN HIS GRANDFATHER CAME TO THE CELEBRATION WITH A LOADED GUN.
I CAN REMEMBER MY MOM’S VOICE AND HER SCREAMING AND YELLING TO MY GRANDFATHER “DON’T SHOOT MY BABY”.
“HE’S DEAD! MY BABY!”
WHEN HE CAME INTO THE LIVING ROOM I JUST THOUGHT THIS IS THE
END OF MY LIFE.
THE NICE NORMAL FAMILY, MICHAEL, HIS GRANDMOTHER AND TWO OF THE THREE SISTERS WERE HOSPITALIZED WITH WOUNDS.
TWO DAYS LATER MICHAEL LEARNED THAT HIS PARENTS HAD BEEN KILLED IN THE RAMPAGE. I CAN REMEMBER JUST BEING TOTALLY DEVASTATED AND ANGRY AND NOT UNDERSTANDING WHY THIS HAD TO HAPPEN TO ME.
HIS GRANDFATHER FACED MURDER AND ATTEMPTED MURDER CHANGES AND MEANWHILE HIS BROTHER CHRIS LEFT THE MARINES TO RAISE THEM.
I REMEMBER LAYING IN BED CRYING MYSELF TO SLEEP AND BEING FULL OF FEAR. THE GRAND FATHER WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY AND SERVED TWO YEARS IN A MENTAL HOSPITAL AND RELEASED INTO A HALFWAY HOUSE.
AND I REMEMBER THAT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE HOW CAN HE BE FREE TO COME AND GO AND LIVE HIS LIFE AND HE DESTROYED MY LIFE.
MICHAEL STARTED HAVING BOUGHTS [sic, Bouts] OF RAGE AND FOR A WHILE HOCKEY GAVE HIM AN OUTLET.
So much for the nuclear family being stable, godly, and great!