Will Michael Vick Seek Sanctuary in a Church?

Well, Atlanta Falcons Quarterback (former?) Micheal Vick has pleaded guilty to helping run an interstate dog-fighting “enterprise”. With this move, he will in all likelihood do some time but not nearly as much as if he would have gone through trial and then been convicted on multiple federal counts. Whether or not dog-fighting should be banned or not is a separate question altogether, as it stands now, this brutal practice is against the law.

As for us, whom the Joker referred to as the “little people”, or the masses, narod, la raza,we are left to wonder how a man who signed a 10-year, $130 million contract can end up in such a predicament. How can someone who seemingly has the world at his fingertips (not to mention his boss wrapped around his little finger) can seemingly throw it away just so he can get his jollies by wagering on dogs fighting each other to the death?

I think an even better question is this: Have Michael Vick’s legal eagles advised him to seek sanctuary in a church to avoid jail time?

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2 Responses to Will Michael Vick Seek Sanctuary in a Church?

  1. First of all, the fact that Michael Vick said he found God this week, after torturing animals since he was a child (according to friends and his own Father) is more than a little suspicious.

    If there is anything good about the Michael Vick story, it is that there is an emerging increased awareness about animal cruelty and animal fighting. However…

    I think it is a sad commentary that we, as a culture, are using the Vick story to compare “What’s worse?” “What’s worse”, we ask, “carelessly fathering illegitimate children, or dogfighting?”. “Dogfighting or gambling?” “Dogfighting or rape?” “Dogfighting or racism?” “Dogfighting or hateful nationalism?” “Dogfighting or (fill in the blank)….?” The comparisons to dogfighting have been endless.

    Dogfighting is one more piece of evidence our country is in need of a spiritual transformation (please note I said spiritual and not necessarily religious). Animals are sentient beings – they feel pain, and they suffer, just like we do. They are not more important, or less important than human beings, but like human beings, they are important, too.

    Every major faith teaches its followers to be responsible stewards of animals and the Earth. Please help us get the word out that caring for animals, just like caring for people, is an important part of just being a decent person and citizen. If we make this a priority, there will be no more dogfighting horror stories, and no more pointless comparisons of evils. Let us all rise, together, to be better people than we are today, shall we?

    Chaplain Nancy Cronk
    Founder, http://www.AnimalChaplains.com

  2. Laz says:

    Nancy,
    In your opinion, is Michael Vick beyond God’s forgiveness?

    Are you vegan?

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