Wally and Crew,
Hello! I have never sent an email to this show, and I’ve enjoyed listening, being encouraged, and challenged in my walk with the Lord.
However, I was deeply disturbed this morning as I was listening to your show, on my way to take my 7 year old to school. You were sharing the information surrounding the hostage situation in Alabama. I was so appalled at the way this story was handled, that I had to keep turning the radio off, so my children didn’t think laughing at something of this nature was appropriate. I kept turning it back on, hoping you would have gotten a hold of the situation, and treated the issue with the respect it deserved. The last straw for me was when you laughed at the fact that this man was shot in the process of rescuing this poor boy.
I believe that every life is precious to God, no matter what. This man was obviously a troubled soul and severely misled.
I’m not sure what happened in the show after that, I honestly couldn’t listen any longer. But I felt led to send this out to you.
12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
I know it’s not easy being a believer, we’re called to a higher standard, and to live in the world and not of the world is a tricky matter. But with Christ ALL things are possible!
I also know God has used you to change lives, and as a Christian in the entertainment industry, it’s important that you maintain that integrity with Christ.
Bless you and know that prayers went with the email!
That was one story in one news report for less than two minutes. I am sorry you missed how we talked about how cool it must have been for that kid’s parents to have him home safe and how it was the day before his birthday and how that was such a great thing for him. We were laughing at the irony of how Zach, who knows nothing about police work beyond watching TV, said how the situation should be handled a week ago, and how that was what the police ended up doing. That was ironic. No one was laughing at the situation, but I was happy at the outcome and that the kid was safe.
I am sorry, but I am glad that the police took the action they did and that this murderer and kidnapper is dead. I get you might not agree with that, but that we as a world are better off without some evil people in it. I wish Hitler had been stopped before he exterminate 6 million innocent Jews. I don’t think his presence on this earth was a good thing, and we are better off that he was stopped. I don’t think it would be good for this man, even though he was troubled, to be left here to potentially hurt other innocent people. I will say that I am glad to know this man will never cross paths with your children or mine. I think the police did what they had to do.
On a side note. You will be happy to know that yours is the only complaint I got. Usually if I really say something crazy I immediately get hundreds of emails and that was not the case. So, the good news is maybe there were not a bunch of people offended because that is never my intention. I appreciate your thoughts.