Why would anyone think forcing an 11 year old into marriage is a good idea?
From the New York Times article:
When she was a scrawny 11-year-old, Sherry Johnson found out one day that she was about to be married to a 20-year-old member of her church who had raped her.
“It was forced on me,” she recalls. She had become pregnant, she says, and child welfare authorities were investigating — so her family and church officials decided the simplest way to avoid a messy criminal case was to organize a wedding.
When I read this I was literally seething with murderous rage and burning hatred. The girl’s parents, the county clerk who approved the “marriage” license and the fake so-called “church” are all just as evil as the rapist. In fact, I would say they are far worse. They should all be executed – every single one of them.
We live in a sinful, fallen world. We are all totally corrupted by sin. Therefore, it is not a surprise when people do evil things. But that is why God has placed authority over us, to protect the innocent from the wicked and to punish the wicked for their crimes. That is why the worst thing about this awful story is how every single authority put in place by Almighty God to protect this girl betrayed her and colluded with the rapist to cover up the crime and allow it to continue.
If I were the girl’s parents, the civil magistrate who approved the marriage and especially the fake so-called “church,” I would be terrified of Almighty God punishing me with eternal damnation in Hell fire. Because I promise you that is exactly what is going to happen to each and every one of them if they do not repent of this evil. They should be shaking in terror and pleading with God for His forgiveness.