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We live in a society that has this upside down. A guy gets arrested for dog fighting. He is in big trouble. It is not only federal trouble, but the state is going to try him for animal cruelty too. Now I want you to know that I am not opposed to that. I joke about not liking dogs, but I am definitely not in favor of animal cruelty. But here is what bothers me.

His name is Michael Vick and Michael Vick could have beat up his wife and he would have been okay. But cruelty to dogs has a whole host of people coming down on him.

Don’t you think that there is something wrong with that? Did you know that it is a crime to kill some animals while they are pregnant? But yet we can kill babies and call it choice. Doesn’t that bother you? It does me.

Aren’t people worth more than dogs or even endangered animals? God thinks so! He thinks you have value – He thinks that you have worth. He thinks that you are worth a lot. He thinks so much of you that He sent His son to die for you – to rescue you from your pain and suffering – to give you new hope, new life and salvation.