In January 2013 a Boulder, CO, police officer shot and killed a bull elk. Whether justified or not is beside the point. How nearly 200 people in the area reacted is the point, and a shocking one at that.
The crowd gathered to hold a candlelight vigil for the dead animal. The local CBS station reported that one man said, “We loved him, but I think he loved us, too” (denver.cbslocal.com). The crowd sang Amazing Grace, sort of (Video On YouTube).
This is an example of men worshipping the creature rather than the Creator (Rom. 1:18-32). An animal is an animal; not a human and not God.
This type of behavior is the result of humanistic indoctrination. Generations have been taught that man is no different than animals. In fact, man came from animals and is just another type. Animal life and human life are of equal value. Thus, it is not odd to have a public memorial service for a dead elk.
Do you suppose these same people protest abortions?
The sad reality is we live in a time when many in our nation are morally destitute. They do not believe in absolute truth. The Bible is viewed as an oppressive, outdated, and harmful document. Man is seen as the master of the world and responsible for all things good or bad. No one is to be judged for deviant behavior. Rather, they are to be protected and praised.
Isaiah warns us, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter” (Isa. 5:20).
If there is any hope for our nation at all, then those who believe in the truth of God’s word must take a stand. We must be salt and light (Matt. 5:13-16). And, though the nation may be gone as a whole, there are still some who hunger and thirst for righteousness who can be redeemed.