A cross for Sister Mary
The meddlesome and repressed Concerned Women of America want to make a martyr out of Mary Stachowicz.
In the three weeks since Mary Stachowicz was murdered by homosexual Nicholas Gutierrez in Chicago, some pro-homosexualists have reacted with much more sympathy for the â€˜gayâ€™ killer than for his Christian victim. In fact, several even have gone as far as saying that Mrs. Stachowicz deserved to die for questioning the manâ€™s lifestyle.
Predictably, the mainstream media and homosexual advocacy organizations have reacted to Mary Stachowiczâ€™s murder the same way they did to 13-year-old Jesse Dirkhisingâ€™s torture-murder at the hands of two homosexual men in 1999: by avoiding it. As of December 4, no formal condemnations of Mrs. Stachowiczâ€™s murder have been issued by leading groups such as the Human Rights Campaign, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, or the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
Soulforce, a group that works in churches to oppose the traditional Christian view of homosexuality, issued no press statement, but a spokeswoman did give a quote to The Washington Times:
“We condemn this murder, like we do all murders,” said Laura Montgomery Rutt, spokeswoman for Soulforce. “A hate crime needs to have an intent to intimidate a whole class of people. If in this case, it was directed at this person and intended to intimidate Christians, that would be a hate crime in my mind.”
In a roundabout way, the CWA would like us to believe that this was a “hate crime” and, while providing evidence that it wasn’t, they insist that it was (which is kind of the nutshell definition of religion when you really get right down to it). Unlike Matthew Shepard who beaten and left to die because he was gay, Mary Stachowicz wasn’t murdered because she was a Christian or a Catholic. She was murdered because she was a hectoring busybody who picked the wrong person to berate. Maybe if she had chosen to do her Christian duty by helping those who wanted help, instead of inflicting herself on the unwilling, she’d still be around today to mutter things like, “God wouldn’t approve of the way you’re living your life.”
While I don’t think I would want to contribute to a defense fund for Gutierrez, I absolutely agree with Barry from Bloggy that “maybe [Stachowiczâ€™s murder] will strike fear in the hearts of a few fundamentalists”. Religion, like bad poetry and vacation photos, should be kept to oneself. If you have a personal relationship with your god, good for you. It will save us both a lot of time if you keep it to yourself because, like a lot of people, I’m not interested in hearing about it, and I just don’t feel like being polite about it anymore.