Terri Schiavo’s grave-marker falsely indicates she was dead for 15 years.
“He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies”. John 8:44b
Clearwater, FL — The photo of Terri Schiavo’s gravestone reveals one of the biggest lies in history. Billions of people from around watched in horror as the state-ordered dehydration death of Terri lasted from March 18-31. I personally witnessed the macabre drama first-hand in Pinellas Park, Florida, while organizing prayer vigils and visiting politicians in an effort to save Terri’s LIFE. Now just three months later, history is being recast.
Terri’s estranged husband, Michael, paid for the tomb marker’s erroneous inscription and detailed the bottom with a defiant personal note to the world: “I kept my promise.” (What exactly did you promise, Michael, and to whom?)
But the worst misrepresentation is the bald-faced lie that Terri “Departed this Earth February 25, 1990.” This informs to the world that Terri had actually died at the time of the mysterious incident that left her disabled, mirroring the Orwellian jargon put forth in her autopsy report, which also indicated that Terri’s cause of death was her brain injury, not the lingering dehydration death we all witnessed live via satellite. Michael and the Chief Medical Examiner of Pasco and Pinellas Counties, Dr. Jon R. Thogmartin are telling us that the disabled are not truly living people and in so doing are attempting to dehumanize the handicapped in order to justify depriving people with disabilities of the right to live. (If they are not alive, they don’t need to be fed, now, do they?)
You see, according to Michael Schaivo’s philosophy, since Terri died 15 years ago, he can therefore, do anything he wanted to her, including depriving her of basic nutrition and hydration. The fact that she still breathed and had a heartbeat was merely a technecality that needed to be overcome. How could Michael and the pro-death crowd so callously redefine live and death, you may ask? Easy! They simply repeat the age-old lie that has been told throughout the ages to justify atrocities and still persists today in American society and thought — that some people are of less value than others.
We have devalued and dehumanized the pre-born children. They can’t speak therefore we can eradicate them at will through abortion. The Supreme Court, in the Dred Scott case dehumanized African slaves, thus it became acceptable to treat them like animals. Tribal Hutus in Rwanda murdered every Tutsi “cockroach” they could find in a similar act of human devaluation. Hitler first dehumanized Jews other “non-Aryans” in order to make the extermination of over six million a tollerable act.
There isn’t a sliver of difference between the death of Terri Schiavo and the millions of other people tragically murdered by abortion, genocide, eugenics, ethnic cleansing, and the Final Solution. Michael Schiavo stands shoulder to shoulder with those in history who would lie to justify the taking of an innocent human life. Today, Satan, whom the Bible describes as the “father of lies,” is very proud.