I have been using the term — or some variation of it — “religious perverts” to describe the Islamic State and other terrorists who commit dastardly acts in the name of a great world religion.
That term now applies to a California husband and wife who’ve been arrested and charged with crimes that simply overwhelm our sense of decency.
David and Louise Turpin are locked up in the Riverside County jail on multiple counts of child endangerment/abuse and related crimes.
Police raided their home and found 13 children chained to their beds. They had been starved to within inches of their lives. The youngest of the Turpins’ children is 2 years of age. The oldest of them has reached adulthood.
Bail has been set at $9 million for each of them. If I were King of the World, I’d make the bail a hundred times greater.
Why did they do this? Family members allege the couple follows some sort of religious tenet. What in the name of the Holy Father can motivate anyone to do such a thing?
If it is a form of religious fervor that drove the Turpins to do this, then all I am left to say is … please, God, shower your mercy on those poor children.
The so-called mother and father of these children need never to be free ever again.
One neighbor told the media he had “no idea this was going on.” It’s easy, I suppose, to condemn neighbors for failing to act. The house reportedly smelled to high heaven.
However, maybe we can ask ourselves: Does anyone with a semblance of decency ever envision adults shackling their children to their beds and damn near starving them to death?
Take a good look at the faces of the Turpins attached to this blog post. You are staring straight into the faces of evil.