::::What's Disturbing About Casey Anthony::::
The latest on Casey Anthony, as if the world didn’t know, is that she must return to Florida to serve a year of probation for check fraud by August 26. An exception has been made in her case, and her address will not be made public. I imagine it won’t take folks long to figure out where she is staying.
Casey was found not guilty of first degree murder, manslaughter, aggravated child abuse, and aggravated manslaughter of a child. Do I agree with the verdict? Not necessarily. Do I think Casey willfully murdered Caylee? Probably not. Did she somehow cause Caylee’s death? Probably so. If Casey did, indeed, coldly and willfully murder her own child, she won't get away with it, even if she's not in prison. And pay she will, whether she did it or not; she is the most hated person in America right now.
On the extremely slight chance that Caylee’s death was an accidental drowning, Casey's actions in the days following…those actions of a very disturbed young woman...show a cold-hearted mother, because as we all know, she knew her baby was dead. I have to admit, it’s not easy to want to love her, forgive her, or help her. I believe that is just what God would have us do, though. Forgiveness. Those of us who believe know that Caylee is in Heaven. If Casey confesses her sins, asks forgiveness, and accepts Christ as her personal savior, she, too, will be in Heaven.
It is disturbing that a young child lost her life, and no one can say exactly why. Equally disturbing is the fact that Casey hasn’t taken any responsibility for Caylee's death. Yet, it is also troubling the glee that I see on Facebook, in blogs, in comments of people who so badly want Casey to suffer harm. A Facebook "friend" deleted my comment and blasted my suggestion that the reason the jury found her not guilty is because they weren’t presented enough evidence to send a young mother to her death or to prison for the rest of her life. That’s a mighty big decision to make! My Facebook friend, even though she only watched on TV, will believe nothing other than Casey is guilty of first degree murder. But only God, Casey, and Caylee know for certain what happened that fateful day.
It’s not my place, as a Christian, to judge Casey, to brand her, or place guilt on her. I’m thankful that God's mercy is available to Casey Anthony, because if it wasn't, it wouldn't be available for me, either.