The Phoenix, Arizona boy was hospitalized with a broken eye socket, check bone and lower jaw bone. “He still can’t open his eye,” said Dr. Salvatore Lettieri, chief of cosmetic surgery at Maricopa Medical Center.
“Well need to fix the tear duct drainage system,” said the surgeon. “That is, if he makes tears.”
Meanwhile, there are no tears shed for poor young Kevin on Mickey’s Facebook page, which announces that 50,000 people have signed a petition (on Change.org) imploring Maricopa County Animal Control to stay the canine martyr’s scheduled execution this upcoming Tuesday.
“Thank God,” read one of the comments on Mickey’s Facebook page, that so many people have registered their objection to what the online petition terms nothing less than a “travesty of justice.”
But the real travesty is the cult that has developed around Mickey, who brutalized a four-year old child. That the dog’s supporters dare to invoke the name of God in their campaign to absolve the animal of its horrific attack upon a defenseless child is a sacrilege.
Indeed, the Mickey cult actually created another Facebook page promoting the “Save Mickey Candlelight Vigil.” Cult members were invited to gather in a plaza “to show our love and support for Mickey.”
Those who couldn’t attend were encouraged to “light a candle,” wherever they happened to be, and “post the picture.” And many did so.
“Mickey, we’re praying for you sweetheart!” proclaimed one of the pit bull’s supporters. “We love you and are thinking of you Mickey,” commented another. “You are in our thoughts and prayers sweet Mickey,” posted still another.
Well, there’s nothing unGodly about having an affinity for animals. That is, unless that affinity is taken to the extreme, as is the case with the Mickey cult, which has elevated the dog to deity status.
Like the Hindus, who worship dogs as part of Kukur tithar, an annual religious festival during which a big red tika is put on a dog’s forehead and a garland around its neck as the faithful pray to dogs to protect their houses.
Like the ancient Mesopotamians, who created a dog cult around Gula, a supposed healing goddess. The dog was considered Gula’s earthly mediums, possessing protective magic and supposedly guarding cult members against certain sicknesses.
The thousands of Mickey supporters, who liked his Facebook pages, who signed his online petition, who attended his candlelight vigil, who are praying on his behalf for divine intervention, are a modern day dog cult.
They care more about the pit bull than they do about the helpless four-year-old boy he would have killed but by the grace of God.
“Having Mickey killed is not going to take away Kevin’s pain or injuries,” said John Schill, the dog’s attorney (that’s right). “The only thing this is going to do is kill a poor, innocent dog.”
Such is the callousness of Mickey’s supporters, who declare the dog “innocent” of his vicious attack on young Kevin. Their cultish adoration of the animal smells to heaven.