Lord, Have Mercy
I just heard the rant-message actor Alec Baldwin left on his 11-year-old daughter's cell phone. Lord have mercy on them both.
What damage parents inflict on their children. The pain in Baldwin's voice is obvious. He's in agony himself.
Yet, his tone is so ugly and menacing, as he accuses his daughter of hurting him (by having her cell phone turned off when he called), and calling her a "pig" and telling her he's going to "straighten her out" when he sees her.
Hearing it made me cringe, and I'm a grown woman.
Lord have mercy on them both. They both need healing. Perhaps daughter Ireland, in the middle of her parents' ugly divorce (her mother is actress Kim Basinger), should be in the custody of neither. Ireland's mother apparently released the tape, as ammunition in her custody case. Doesn't Basinger have a clue this harms her daughter even more?
How many times a day do scenes like that play out, unheard because the parents are not famous?
God have mercy, and heal all the hurting human beings who hurt each other.
God, please don't let parents wound their children so.