'Fraid I didn't (couldn't?) read the whole thing, so excuse me if I'm in effect repeating someone else here.
Let me start by saying I am in no way defending this filth - child molesters are hard to defend (to put it mildly). I do think he should get a life sentence, and I think that his case should draw attention - and money - to this huge problem, so we can fix it. But I will never agree with people who feel that it is their right, or even responsibility, to bring the law into their own hands. Our country wasn't set up like that, and there's a reason. I find it despiciable that the molester was only given 10 years - and thats certainly a problem with our legal system. But this inmate broke the law by commiting murder, and it was in no way justified by anything the molester did. The ends do not, in any way, justify the means.
Clearly, people feel strongly about this. Thats good. So wheres the outrage at the church's responce, or rather lack thereof, to this huge problem? How about child protection, care, and education in general - why arn't we putting more money into social services to help impovorished children (in the US and around the world)? Or into their school systems, so thay can get a good education? It's easy to be outraged at a specific event, and talk heavily about punishments for another. But when it comes down to the problem, this is only one case. As a people, we love retaliatting violently - compare the amount of money put into child protenction, or social services in general, and the amount put into building and maintaining hundreds of nuclear missiles whos only purpose is distruction. Compare the news time for, say, Iraq with that for child molesters in general. Look at the cost of Iraq - it could've paid for 4 million new teachers, to replace these sickos. Instead we use it to, among other things, contribute to the death of 10,000 plus Iraqis. We've got alot of moral outrage, but we're kinda low on real help.