Oh, the drama of it all.
Charlie Rogers, outspoken Nebraskan 'hoops star'was taunted, abused, assaulted, carved and then burned up all for SIMPLY BEING A LESBIAN!
Or so we all thought.
Unfortunately (for her....and for all of us, in fact), the current contentious political climate literally begs for immediate and intensive investigation any time certain crimes occur and the sooner the better.
We just now 'recovering' from an act of violence against the Family Research Council in Washington D.C. at the hands of shooter Floyd Lee Corkins II.
We are, at this time, in an emotional election period where gay rights, marriage and all sorts of liberal vs. conservative cross-fire is an all-steam-ahead venture peppered with large doses of anti-Christian sentiment, which the mainstream media habitually ignores.
Thankfully, the Nebraska case here got prompt attention, and that's a good thing at a time when passions are flaring:
"(Police Chief) Peschong said investigators also discovered that Rogers deleted numerous text messages she had sent the evening of the alleged attack, and that she bought cotton gloves, a box cutter and zip ties from an Ace Hardware Store in Lincoln on July 17. All of the items were later found in her house, he said.
She also sent a photo of a cross-shaped cut on her chest to a friend a few days before the reported attack, Peschong said."
This Nebraska lesbian named Charlie Rogers appeared to be, at first, the victim of a horrendous anti-gay attack.
No wonder the LGBT community rallied 'round Ms. Rogers!
"The community’s gay community responded swiftly, and hundreds turned out for a rally that weekend outside the state Capitol."
Of course, even-handed and level-headed law enforcement investigators soon suspected and finally 'realized' that this attack on Charlie Rogers very likely was inflicted upon her by herself with or without the help of a 'confederate'.
For the moment neglecting the obvious concerns we should rightly have about crimes such as this, I would like to examine a 'specific aspect' of Ms. Roger's allegedly 'self-inflicted' wounds.
Interestingly and terrifyingly, these wounds 'include' a CROSS carved onto this poor woman's chest.
Indeed, she'd even "...sent a photo of a cross-shaped cut on her chest to a friend a few days before the reported attack, Peschong said."
Clearly, this former female basketball star gave this 'cross issue' considerable consideration.
My obvious question is, 'why choose a cross, of all things?'. Did Ms. Rogers think and think and think again, very hard to come up with the MOST EVIL symbol she could think of in her zeal to be a victim?
One wonders if this victim/possible perpetrator had a history of disliking, or even 'hating' the Christian church to the point that she wished to....carve it in a most enduring way?
Odds are, we are not likely to know, for the transcripts of any and all things mental health will be held as confidential (as well they should be) and that will be that.
We will be left to contemplate just how misguided lesbian Charlie Roger came to settle upon her duplicitous 'self-victimization scheme', especially since she recently tweeted:
"So maybe I am too idealistic, but I believe way deep inside me that we can make things better for everyone. I will be a catalyst. I will do what it takes. I will. Watch me," read the July 18 posting, according to police."
Yeah. That's what she said. "Make things better for everyone...".
"Investigators say they found no apparent sign of a struggle in the living room where Rogers said she was attacked, and no blood on the sheets where the cutting allegedly took place. An FBI forensic pathologist concluded that Rogers either cut herself, or allowed someone else to do it."
I'd say that Ms. Roger's efforts are a truly epic FAIL.
The only 'good' to come out of it -- along with other recent 'violent event's targeting Christians -- is that it is, yet another, 'heads-up' for those who profess Christ as Lord in these days.
There are those who do not like or even hate us, simply because we are Christians.
For now, Charlie Rogers is a 'marked woman', marked, presumably, by her own hands or by those of someone she allowed to mutilate her.
She carries Christ's 'mark', which, to us Christians, means she carries the 'mark' of the Father and the Holy Spirit as well.
We do not know how it will bode long-term for Ms. Rogers, but I would urge those who read this to pray earnestly for her.
Please pray for her to be unequivocally healed of whatever ails her and to forgive her unreservedly.
May God have mercy and compassion for Charlie Rogers and see that she gets the help she needs....
And May God Bless You and God Bless America
Rev. Barbara Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"