That message came from none other than God Himself.
Being a woman of faith, Deanna Laney could not resist following God's command, at least not for long. As she kept procrastinating, God warned her that each delay would force her sons to die more horribly. Deanna didn't want that, so she figured the best thing to do would be to get it over with:
Laney knew she had to "step out in faith." She had to trust God, and she believed that God would use her brutal deed to do something great. He had done such things in the Bible. Then when Laney woke up before midnight on May 9, she knew that the time was at hand. She had already hidden a rock in Aaron's room, so she went there first.
Lifting the rock, she hit Aaron hard on the skull. He began to cry, alerting her husband, Keith. He asked what was wrong and Laney kept her back to him to prevent him from seeing what she was doing. She assured Keith that everything was okay. But it wasn't okay. Aaron was still breathing, so she put a pillow over his face until she heard him gurgle. She silently told God that He would have to finish the job.
Next Laney went after her other two sons. She took Luke, 6, outside first in his underwear and smashed his skull by hitting him repeatedly with a large rock. Then she dragged him by the feet into the shadows so that Joshua, 8, would not see him. She left the stone, the size of a dinner plate, lying on top of him.
Joshua was next and Laney repeated to him what she had done with Luke, placing them together in a dark area of the yard.
Afterward, she called 911 to report, "I killed my boys."
When the police came, they found Aaron still alive. He was taken away and it eventually became clear that both his vision and motor skills were severely impaired.
Outside, the police saw Laney standing still in blood-stained clothes. She indicated where she had left the boys and they found the bodies lying beneath large rocks. Both boys had serious head wounds. Laney was arrested, leaving her bewildered, horrified husband to wonder what had happened.
While the secular progressives of the world may condemn poor Deanna, she honestly did what she had to do. God commanded it, and what kind of Christian would she be if she didn't follow in the footsteps of Abraham? The only difference here is that God didn't change his mind just before the weapon fell, but hey, that's God's prerogative. As the forensic psychiatrists involved in the case explained:
...God showed her that if she didn't do this, things would be worse...
...her actions were being directed by God as a test of her faith and that she was giving her children to God at the time she stoned them...
...Laney thought she had done the right thing and "expected to go to heaven for sacrificing her children to God..."
Laney apparently also felt a spiritual connection with Andrea Yates, which isn't surprising considering that God in fact did choose both of them to serve as warriors in His war against the child demon soldiers. It's just like the War on Terror, except that the "terrorists" are now under the age of 10, play with Pokemon instead of AK-47s, and come from your own womb (or seed as the case may be).
Whether you are in the U.S. Army or in God's Army, the old slogan still applies, "Yours is not to wonder why, yours is but to do or die!" And Deanna Laney definitely deserves recognition for her faithful service in God's Army. Deanna did, and her children died. As a result of her heroism, Deanna is now a commissioned officer in the Offspring Murder Club!
Hat tip to Sacred Slut (from A Whore in the Temple of Reason, a blog that I totally just added to my blogroll) and Say No to Christ for filing Deanna's Offspring Murder Club application.