Who Are the Real Killers?

Who Are the Real Killers? February 25, 2015



Eddie Ray Routh will spend the rest of his natural life in jail for murdering Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. When I watched the families of Kyle and Littlefield celebrate what they considered to be a triumph of justice, I couldn’t help but wonder about another 160 families who will never get their day of justice. We are a confused people. Chris Kyle kills 160 people and we call him a hero. Eddie Ray Routh kills 2 people and we call him a monster. I guess in this nation you just have to make sure that you kill the right people in order to be celebrated. In a paraphrase of Matthew 26:52, Jesus has a warning for all those who believe in all this killing, “Those who live by the gun will die by the gun…” I guess the real killers are those who somehow are crazy enough to still believe that guns and killing will make us safe.


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