I’d assumed the Casey Anthony case would never come up on my blog. But I should have known better. After all, religious folks will seize upon anything and everything in order to be noticed for their piety and righteousness. And wouldn’t you know it, a church in Ohio has done just that, using Caylee Anthony’s murder and her mother’s acquittal in order to get publicity. WJW-TV in Cleveland reports on a congregation which decided to “retry” Ms Anthony because they were upset about the verdict (WebCite cached article):
Would you have found Casey Anthony not guilty of murdering her two-year-old daughter, Caylee, as the trial jurors did? A Cleveland church held its own retrial Sunday morning to find out.
The Sunday morning service at the “In Touch With Christ Christian Center” on East 140th Street had a twist.
Along with the usual prayer, singing and praising, there was a mock-verdict, with 12 parishioners acting as jurors.
The results of this “retrial” were — well, not “results” at all:
Eight mock-jurors said “guilty,” and four said “not guilty.”
Yep, it was a hung jury.
If you’re wondering why this goofy church did this, it’s all for the children, you see:
The church’s pastor, Bishop Prince Moultry, said the most important message Sunday was to protect the many children in the Cleveland community at risk of falling to the same fate as little Caylee.
I’ve been wracking my brain trying to discern a connection between child safety and this “retrial” of Casey Anthony, but it’s just not coming to me.
Jesus, I’m sure, would be so proud of this stupid little publicity stunt.
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