I always like the truth, even if I don't like what it says.
Here is a very credible interview I heard today with Michael Schiavo's brother. Perhaps the Christian community has swallowed a lie about Michael Schiavo? I think we certainly should consider that possibility, in order to be fair.
-Before Terri's stroke, Mr. Schindler, Terri's father, who was still living in Pennsylvania, had no money because he stole from his business partner and was found out.
-Michael and Terri took them into their home in Florida because of the parents' money problems.
-After her stroke, Michael wanted Terri to be taken care of at home but after a month Mrs. Schindler couldn't bear to see her in this state and so wanted her in a nursing home. Michael complied with her wishes.
-Mr. Schindler told Michael he wanted part of the settlement money and if he didn't get it he would make Mikes life hell, which he has done.
-As for the alleged abuse of Terri by her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Schindler testified at the malpractice trial that Michael and Terri were a wonderful loving couple. They said nothing about any abuse on the part of Michael.
-The Schindler's are presently selling supporter's names recently to the highest bidder--this has been verified by many sources.
-Both Michael and his brother heard Terri say before her stroke that she never wanted to live like her grandmother had on life support. Both Michael and the brother were present when she said this.
-Michael tried for years to take care of Terri. Finally, he had to admit that she wouldn't want to live like this. It took him a long time to accept this.
-There is of evidence that Michael will NOT benefit from any life insurance policy after Terri's death.
-It was Terri's parents, the Schindlers who told Michael it was alright with them if he wanted to date again.
-The Schindlers say that Michael would not allow them to be with Terri as she died. Here is what really happened according to Michael's brother:
Terri's brother was with her for an hour and a half when the hospice felt she was nearing the end and so wanted to clear the room for a while to examine her. Terri's brother refused to leave and so the police had to be called and her brother still resisted. After examining her, the hospice called in Michael Schiavo, Terri's husband. He decided not to call in the parents because of the constant wrangling from them. He wanted Terri's departure to be peaceful. She died soon after this.
Certainly most of this can be verified.
So, if any of these things are true, will the Christian community admit that they have been hasty and judgmental toward Michael and perhaps judged the parents wrongly also? Will the Christian press be fair?
Time will tell.
By the way, if you want to know what my stance is on this case, I have to admit I have mixed feelings about it because I see both sides of this issue.
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