We all remember Andrea Yates don’t we? She was
the woman who systematically drowned all five of her children in a bathtub on June 20th, 2001. It was a
horrific story, one that many people will never forget. Eventually Yates was found to be not guilty by reason of insanity and was sent to a mental health facility in Texas. She claimed she was a bad mother and murdered her children to spare them from hell. She also claimed that Satan was sending her messages.
Her attorney recently announced that she will be asking for permission from a judge to leave the metal facility for two hours each Sunday so she can attend church services. Her doctors are recommending this and think it will be good mental therapy for her. I beg to differ for a couple different reasons.
First and foremost I believe Yates will have her safety
compromised by leaving the facility as many people would love to do harm to her and the press will be in full force during the services disrupting the lives of
others. Even in a church setting she will be a target. Imagine saying “peace be with you” and shaking her hand or imagine holding her hand while you said the
Our Father. Could you pull it off and fake your way though it or would you be thinking that the hand you were shaking or holding held five little children
under water until they died? What if she sat down next to you or your child, would you move? If you did move wouldn’t that be frowned upon in church?
Secondly I don’t think that Church should be an option. Her views on heaven and hell were what set her off in the first place. Her doctors believe she is ready for “outpatient care” and that she is ready to be moved out of the facility and into her own home. She may be “cured” when she is on her medication but she will always be damaged and a threat in my book. Everyone should pray for Angela Yates but allowing her to attend church now would be a mistake on many levels. I’m sure all hell will break loose when she is released for good. Maybe she could live with Casey Anthony?
The below picture is of a cool planter I bought at a consignment store yesterday for only $5. It was green so I spray painted it black because I spray paint everything black. It’s raining here so they are wet from being outside. Check out how the little cherubs are sitting on the gargoyle heads. Now that makes a statement doesn’t it? When an angel sits his ass down on your head you know your toast! I still haven’t decided what to plant in it yet, maybe
bleeding hearts or something to keep up with the theme.
TGIFF (Thank God it’s finally Friday!) Have a wonderful day.