Thursday, September 25, 2008

Someone at Dallas Bapstist University Has Gotten the Wrong Idea

An Army Reserves sergeant studying at Dallas Baptist University was surprised this week to find the message "soldiers are murderers" spray painted on his Jeep Wrangler.

He parked his car around 2:00 a.m., by 6:00 his tires had flattened, his seats were torn up, and the graffiti had been added.

What the vandal may not have known is that the victim, Junior
Viktow Whitlow, wasn't exactly the kind of soldier who shoots people. As he puts it, "I actually worked in a medical treatment facility and we actually saved lives instead of taking them."

Not that it makes a difference. This kind of intoleration should not happen an
d normally does not happen at Dallas Baptist University. Mark Hale, the dean of students, does not believe a DBU student is responsible and I agree with him. While this may sound like wishful thinking to some, I know Mark Hale and he knows the student body quite well. It's still possible that it could have been a student, but this kind of hatred is pretty rare on a campus composed largely of home-schooled children and other tame versions of Southern Baptists. In my years there I never witnessed a brawl or a hateful political demonstration or anything else that would lean toward this type of thinking.

To be honest, it's hard to believe many of the students were awake. Most of the students I knew were asleep by midnight and those of us who stayed out all night were 'weird'. If staying out that late qualifies as 'weird' it's a pretty tame place.

For what it's worth, Mr. Whitlow, I appreciate your service to our country and I'm sure most of your classmates do as well. As a matter of fact, most of the country feels this way. Only the cowards who show their faces at night to do their deeds in the dark would say otherwise. And we know that you are not a murderer.

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