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Derrick Todd Lee: Murderer or Martyr?

Sermon by Brother Harry Hardwick  

Friends, the liberal media is at it again.  All we have heard this past week is how Louisiana’s most prominent citizen, Derrick Todd Lee, tortured this victim, strangled that one, and chopped up another one.  We’ve heard about his childhood, the torment of the families of his prey, the way he fooled women into trusting him and how he went about ending their lives.  But we haven’t heard Word One about the only real issue: the sins of the dead females.  The media acts as though it doesn’t make any difference what kind of people these women were.  Instead, secular/Satanic journalists get distracted by  the supposedly unpleasant violence of Mr. Lee’s acts. 

But I ask you this: can we, as Bible-worshiping Christians, stand in judgment against a brutal, bloodthirsty killer?  I tell you with a voice of ringing conviction that the answer is no.  And I'm not even talking about that all that "casting the first stone" and "taking pieces of wood out of your eyes" yackety-yak Christians so often misconstrue in shirking their righteous duty to judge others.  Remember: actions speak louder than words, my friends – even coming from God.  If we consider the whole Bible (and not just the sweet stuff our wives have needle-pointed on pillows) as a complete expression of our God, we see that Jesus may have talked a good game about being as sweet as Bambi in the New Testament, but if you look at all the gratuitous carnage He did when He was wearing His "God the Father" hat in the Old Testament, you immediately realize that cruelly hacking folks to death is prima facie evidence, not of a crime, but of a Christian working overtime to emulate their Lord! 

If we are honest with ourselves, we will admit that even though Mr. Lee tried harder than most of us are willing to go in being Christ-like, he still fell far short of the seemingly unbeatable record the Lord has set when it comes to ripping folks apart or otherwise killing them. Mr. Lee’s little choking exercises don’t hold a candle to the Lord’s burning folks (Numbers 11:1), breaking bones (Numbers 24:8), inflicting stabbings, famine and pestilence (Jeremiah 42:15-17; Ezekiel 5:11-13), feeding people their own flesh (Isaiah 49:26) and ripping sinners’ babies and unborn infants to shreds (Hosea 13:16), not to mention drowning everyone (except Noah and his family) during a particularly stressful time (Genesis 7:17-21). 

The issue isn’t the nature of the violence.  The issue is whether the violence was justified.  A close look at the so-called “victims” of this young gentleman reveals that it clearly was.  Derrick was doing the Lord’s work, and for that he suffers the wrath of godless editorialists.  Our first clue that Derrick was following Biblical admonitions regarding sinners comes from the fact that all the victims were female.  We all know how treacherous women tend to be.  Just ask the first of our kind, Adam, who, thanks to a woman’s intrinsic inability to resist temptation, was kicked out of Heaven and now resides in Hell (given that he was born before Jesus died for people’s sins).  Since that episode with Eve and the talking snake, we have plenty more evidence of women’s inherently sinful nature.  The Bible tells us women are fond of self-indulgence (Isaiah 32:9-11).  They are silly and easily led into error (2 Timothy 3:6).  They are full of deceit (Proverbs 7:10; Ecclesiastes 7:26) and love to instigate sin (Numbers 31:15-16; 1 Kings 21:25; Nehemiah 13:26). 

Just being a woman, of course, doesn’t automatically make one a twisted sinner.  However, it is the natural weakness of women that makes them so prone to lives of debauchery (Genesis 3:1-6; 2 Corinthians 11:3; 1 Timothy 2:14).  And like so many before them, these women couldn’t resist temptation.  Just look at the photographs of them circulating through the media.  Heavily painted faces, earlobes and fingers adorned with jewels, blouses cut so low they'd need a bikini wax to wear them.  Precisely such appearance is what led God to torture women in the past (Isaiah 3:17-26).  And even the Father’s Son, who was far more lenient on the lesser sex, warned against such apparel and grooming (1 Timothy 2:9; 1 Corinthians 11:15).    That these so-called “victims” were harlots is beyond question.  One was actually a prostitute – at age 52!  Another was unmarried but had a boyfriend of several years.  And every one of them was found naked, with a man’s juices in her private parts!  The Bible instructs us to torture and kill whores, providing a variety of options for doing so, including, but not necessarily limited to, cutting off their noses and ears and burning them with fire (Ezekiel 23:25-27; 1 Corinthians 10:8; Leviticus 21:9; Numbers 25:1-8).

These women defied God’s Word in other ways as well.  Each of these “victims” either worked outside the home or was going to school so she could one day do so, thereby enabling her to usurp authority over men, despite the fact that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, said women are to remain silent (1 Corinthians 14:34-35) and never teach or exercise authority over a man (1 Timothy 2:11-14), but are to remain subservient to their husbands throughout their lives (1 Corinthians 11:3; Titus 2:3, 5).  If these harlots had married and stayed in their homes, away from colleges and jobsites, they would still be with us today, undoubtedly preparing Sunday brunch for their families after morning services.

The bottom line is that Derrick Todd Lee, if not a prophet, is nonetheless a devout man of God who would probably have had an Old Testament book named after him, had Jesus come just a couple thousand years later (and were Derrick not unfortunately a descendant of Ham).  What Derrick did is every bit as Godly as what George W. Bush did to those thousands of civilians in Iraq.  Just as Derricks’ victims had the misfortune of being born tempestuous women, those civilians had the misfortune of being born in a country that practiced the wrong religion (not to mention had a leader who rubbed our President the wrong way).  Yet, you don’t see the media running headlines about, and flashing pictures of, the countless Iraqi civilians who had body parts severed or torsos blown to shreds by Godly American bombs and bullets.  Let there be no more sensationalizing of Biblical violence, whether committed against Iraqi heathens or Baton Rouge bimbos!



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