A Funeral In Dallas



Neal Horsley



(Christian Gallery News Service, July 29, 2002)  The funeral of a small child has the power to tear into the soul of a human being like a sharp knife tears into flesh.  And such a funeral can wrench from normally hardened adults responses similar to those encountered in a knifing.   Some groan from deep pain, some grimace without a sound, some yell in startled disbelief, some scream in rage, some simply cry silently, cry long and cry hard from pain almost more than they can bear.  All those reactions could be seen at a funeral in Dallas held for two young children recently killed in America.


It was a most unusual funeral, unusual because the caskets and the babies in them were so small, so very small--most unusual because until that day in Dallas people killed like those babies were killed got no funerals at all, got no tears at all, got no justice at all.


In Dallas, in July 2002, at least they finally got a funeral, a funeral held for the latest victims in America's War on Babies.



Objectively speaking (as if anyone can claim to be objective any more) the babies in those caskets looked less like babies than you and I looked in our first baby pictures.  But then again, they looked exactly like you and I would have looked had we been killed like they were killed, burned to death in water so thick with salt that it hit our first attempt to grow skin like acid.



The families that moved in solemn array past the dead child came to the funeral no different than you and I and the rest of the people who have never seen babies like these.  But being at that funeral in Dallas made them different.



Men of God stood before the caskets and spoke, trying to make sense out of the dead babies' bodies.  Words of God were read that spoke Truth to the gathered faithful and in the defense of the babies.


Flip Benham, Operation Save America


When the funeral was over, the caskets were closed.


The hearse was loaded.



People continued to weep and gather to pray as the hearse drove away.



One person present had this to say about the people who were at the funeral: "We saw the anguish on their faces and the pain in their hearts and we saw warriors who will not rest until America faces her shame and abortion is abolished."


And so it goes in the year of our Lord, 2002, in these presently united States of America.


Ken Scott took the pictures and Jo Scott assisted with the story content.


Christian Gallery News Service