Three black teenagers, Chancey Luna, James Edwards and Michael Jones, were bored one day in Duncan Oklahoma. In order to remedy their boredom they decided to shoot people. They ultimately shot and killed Chris Lane, a white Australian student here on a baseball scholarship. There are obvious racial overtones in this case. Unlike the Trayvon Martin death, Lane didn’t do anything to get himself shot. He didn’t fight with the three teenagers, he was simply out on a jog. Odds are we won’t hear anyone say “if I had a son, he’d look like Chris.” Even though many of us could easily say our son could have been out jogging only to be shot down by bored black teenagers.
Race is a background issue in this matter. The real problem is the utter depravity of Lane’s killers. That we have three bored teenagers is probably not a big shock. Certainly if teenagers are bored it is incumbent on their parents to find more for them to do, be it chores around the house or a job. Be that as it may, to jump from boredom to murder is an astronomical jump. We’ve all been bored in our lives, how many of us have decided to kill people as a result? The depravity of such a decision ought to shock all of us.
The problem is deeper than that though. It isn’t just one teenager who was bored and decided to kill someone. This was three teenagers who decided to work in concert to kill a random person because they were bored. Not one of them tried to talk the group out of killing people, not one of them said it was wrong. From all accounts there wasn’t a fourth person who walked away. All of these teenagers decided it was acceptable to kill someone because they were bored. This level of depravity ought to shock all of us and it ought to cause us to ask how it could be that three teenagers would think this behavior is acceptable.
There is some talk that these boys were aspiring rappers and may have wanted to “do time” in order to boost their rap careers. If true that’s a serious problem in our culture. The problem though goes deeper than a fleeting rap career. The problem stems from government education which doesn’t teach truth and doesn’t teach basic Christian morality. Government education is post-modern, it doesn’t believe in truth and doesn’t stand for truth. Truth is what you make of it. That 4×3=11 is your truth, that I believe the answer is 12 is my truth. The dumbing down of education directly leads to children who are incapable of making moral decisions.
The murder of Chris Lane is shocking in its depravity. If we don’t step back and ask ourselves what is wrong with our country when something like this happens then we become part of the problem. Do we want a nation where bored teenagers pick off joggers because they have nothing better to do with their lives? Do we want a nation where children have no morality, have no rational thinking capability and no concern for others? Most of us will say no to those questions but that’s where it will stop. Until we stand up and say enough is enough we’re going to continue hearing stories like this one. We must start fighting back against the godless government schools and post-modern education. Their role in this is much greater than most of us care to admit.