In this ignorant, pitiful and delusional letter she has God start by telling the family that he only wants the best for them. This theme is repeated over and over. He says “I am blessing you with this surprise baby because I only want the best for you.” The baby is Trig, of course, who has Down’s Syndrome. God claims to have given him the name Trig by implanting the name “in your hearts.”
Further, God says to the family through Sarah’s email, “Children are the most precious and promising ingredient in this mixed up world you live in down there on earth. Trig is no different, except he has one extra chromosome.” And, Trig can’t wait to meet you. I’m giving you ONLY THE BEST!” Not my emphasis.
The idea that God creates humans one by one and gives them as gifts to families in need of the services of the child is as preposterous as it is primitive.
Sarah Palin seems unaware that the one extra chromosome she has her God speak so lightly of has serious consequences for the child, the family and society, but especially for the child so affected.
The Down’s Syndrome child has many issues, a few of which are: they are always mentally retarded; are prone to many physical diseases, the males are, with few exceptions, sterile and their average life span is low. Only a few are able to live independently.
It is difficult to imagine a God who would create a child with one extra chromosome that results in a tragic life for an innocent child just because he wants THE BEST for a particular family.
Furthermore, it is a radical doctrine that proclaims that God ranks humans even before they are born on a scale of worst or best or any other set of values. Not knowing the criteria for the scale upon which Trig is judged, I do not know where other handicapped creatures are on the scale.
As one who has worked with and seen hundreds of children created “a bit different” as Palin’s God said in the email to this family, I am unsure where many of those “surprise gifts” are on the scale. Outstanding in my memory is an eleven-year old girl born with no skull. Her brain was covered by skin only and lay flat as if filled with fluid. Her eyes lay on her upper cheek; she could not lift her head, nor care for any of her own needs. She was obviously miserable constantly. Was she among THE BEST or was she superior to the best or inferior to the best. She was human. And by Sarah’s belief she was God’s special gift to someone. What a price paid to be a “special gift” to a family that is gullible, ignorant and selfish enough to welcome it.
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