December 16, 2012 in Letters, Opinion

Pastor’s comment inappropriate


I would like to say to all of the families and friends of those who died at the hands of Israel Keyes: There is nothing that anyone can say or do to replace your loss. My heart truly goes out to all of you.

I also feel sadness for Keyes’ family. What really irked me was the comment made by Keyes’ pastor. He stated that Keyes “… was in a place of eternal torment.” Pastor Jake Gardner should be familiar with the Gospel. According to Luke 23:43, Jesus said to the criminal on his right, “…Truly I say to you, Today you shall be with Me in paradise.” This is a man who repented during the final minutes of his life.

Unless Pastor Garner was there during Keyes’ final moments, he had no right to make those comments.

Teresa Seely

Liberty Lake

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