Skip to comments.Pastor urges mourners to put away hate over girl's death
Posted on 11/14/2007 5:15:06 PM PST by Graybeard58
Rowan Fords pastor urged mourners at her funeral Wednesday to put away anger and hate over the death of the 9-year-old girl who authorities allege charge was raped and murdered by her stepfather and another man.
Speakers remembered Rowan as a sweetie who loved everybody at her church in her southwest Missouri village of Stella and was always the first to show up for services and youth activities.
More than 300 people filled the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Neosho, about 15 miles from Stella, a larger building than her hometown church that was chosen because of the anticipated crowd.
Rowans mother, Colleen Ford, 44, did not speak during the service. She sat with her four adult children two daughters and two sons in the front facing Rowans closed white casket that bore a bouquet of red and white roses.
The service program, featuring a photo of a smiling Rowan, did not list stepfather David Spears among the surviving family.
Spears, 25, and his friend Chris Collings, 32, are in jail without bond on charges of first- degree murder and rape after investigators allege they both admitted attacking Rowan. A judge entered a not-guilty plea for the men at a court hearing Tuesday. Both are applying for public defenders.
Many of you, if it was up to you, youd organize a vigilante committee today and go after them, the Rev. Glenn Ennis said during the funeral service. Ennis is pastor of Stella Baptist Church, which Rowan attended in her hometown of about 170 people.
Ennis urged mourners to remember that Rowan is in a place today that is full of love, joy and peace.
If we focus on the evil in the situation, guess what? Who gets the glory? Satan
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Perhaps a committee should be organized and these two be hung and left in the town square so that God may judge them?
You SCUM will face a very angry God on Judgement Day/oh so Pi$$ed!
For all these articles about Rown Ford I have tried to enter rowanford as a keyword and it is never accepted. Does anyone know why this is? I’ve never had trouble entering keywords before.
There really are times to kill. This is one of them.
That pastor is a moron.
I don't think so.
Too many letters for one entry maybe, I just entered what I thought was Rowan Ford, maybe I committed a typo but it showed up as RownFord. If you put in seperate words Rowan (space) Ford, the soft ware will enter two words alphabeticaly.
He's practicing Christianity.
Personally, I think the good Pastor is full of sh!t. Anybody who doesn’t want to kill these sh!tbags has no soul.
It wasn't a typo. I just tried it again as two separate words and no luck. I've tried on several threads about this subject and nothing. I've posted keywords countless times. Must be some weird software glitch.
I think it is terribly wrong to NOT be angry.
Pastor Ennis: When a mad dog is on the loose, it is killed. There are two mad dogs being kept alive. You are wrong.
I am sure that the ACLU will be on their side.
I like this pastor already. It’s not easy being a Christian especially in circumstances like these when it’s easier to hate.
These two should be executed, but not out of hate or in anger, but to serve justice. Unfortunately, there are too many who cannot tell the difference.
One of my working companions said that when the law was looking for this girl his own daughter came into their bedroom at night because she was frightened. He lives in the same county this happened in.
Thou shall not “murder”......but, it does not mean, the way I understand, that we shall not execute for justice (eye of eye, tooth for tooth?)
I think the Pastor was wrong about the anger part, it's a little too soon to put that away but I sincerly believe and plenty of people will disagree, that's it is never too soon to try putting away hate. It has no effect on the person who is hated but enough of it will kill the hater.
I know that I'm subject to be asked how I would feel if it were my daughter and honestly, I would try my best to put away hate. I might not succede but I would try.
there is a HUGE difference between BEING angry, and LIVING in anger, so that it keeps you focused on revenge. Of COURSE any normal human being (as I am) would love to see these two men suffer WORSE than the poor little girl did. I also (and i may get stoned on FR for this) would like to see the MOTHER strung up, for the blatant disregard for her daughter that led to this event. You cannot tell me she should have known NOT to bring in a “child groom” into the life of her precious little girl, with being a grown woman (the age of HIS PARENTS) herself. Something just isn’t right about her knowledge of and involvement and choices about leaving her 24 yr old fat slobby boyfriend/husband with her little 9 year old. She HAD to have known he was a drunken pig at some level. SHE opened the door for this. She is no victim herself.
I’m angry, but I would never stoop to sacrifice my own freedom to seek revenge. As much as i have discovered since being a mother of four precious adopted children myself about what I could be capable of doing to someone who hurt any of them, at the end of the day, I know i would never sacrifice my own freedom just to put some scumbag out of his misery, who would hurt my child.
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