Latimer Showed Jesus’ Mercy by Killing His Disabled Daughter

EDMONTON, Oct 31 ( – A government-funded production at the Provincial Museum of Alberta on “Anno Domini: Jesus Through the Centuries” began October 7 and runs till January 2, 2001. A report in the Edmonton Sun and distributed by Pro-Life E-News reveals that a portion of the exhibit features a video on the Beatitudes from Christ’s Sermon on the Mount. When the video deals with “Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy,“it presents convicted killer Robert Latimer. Groups representing the disabled were disgusted that Latimer who killed his 12-year-old disabled daughter Tracy, by pumping exhaust fumes into the window of a car he placed her in, was given as an example of “mercy”.

Despite two requests, the museum is refusing to cut that portion of the video. The museum assistant director of exhibitions, Tim Willis, denied charges of trying to stir up controversy to attract attention. He says the museum “took great care about the content” and that it is “getting a lot of bookings from church groups.”

Focus on the Family writer Frank Stirk suggests urging the Provincial Museum of Alberta to delete any suggestion that Robert Latimer exemplifies the Christian understanding of “mercy.”

Write:  Mr. Tim Willis, Assistant Director of Exhibits,  The Provincial Museum of Alberta,  12845-102nd Avenue Edmonton, AB, T5N 0M6 Phone: (780) 453-9100 Fax: (780) 454-6629.  Alberta readers should copy their letters to their local MLA.


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