Chester holds down the fort in the jail office when he gets a visitor who wants to be locked up. The scripture quoting manonly wants to be locked up to keep from being tempted to murder. Jacob Leech explains himself to Matt. A man named Radford, a man of sin, is the target of the self righteous wrath, but why? Jacob gets his wish, and a warning from Matt to leave the law in the hands of the ones who wear the badges.
Doc sees Radford out of town as Matt rides up. We learn a little about the rancher. What does he know about Jacob Leech, or why he is looking for the rancher? It has to do with being married to Leech’s sister who died giving birth. When Leech is on the warpath to seek out Radford, Kitty intervenes to ask how to be saved, and become a follower of God.
As Radford and Doc go to the ranch to tend to his new wife, and her childbirth, Matt has more troubles. Will Kitty also be in danger of death from the self righteous fanatic? She has led him astray to a remote cabin in the wrong direction. Matt shows up, but not before Kitty has to act in self defense. Odd how the woman of sin is more broken up over her comitting murder than the aledged religious fanatic was at hunting down his man to kill him.
PS: Huh? Leech is a fanatic who holds a grudge over the death of his sister, and that it was sin to remarry? Wow, he doesn’t know his bible very well. The marriage vow is until death do we part. In fact, death is the only ordained way out of the marriage covenant. Once death ends that covenant, it’s OK to remarry if you want.
When Kitty asks him about getting saved, he at first claims it’s too late for her. Doh! It’s never too late, as long as you’re alive. He must have never read that at least one prostitute is in the lineage of David, and thus Jesus. If Leech actually cared about the bible for more than thinking it gave him license to do what he wanted, he would know that
although the bible gives authority for man to take a life as the result of a judgement for certain sins, it is more often in favor of extending grace. As wrathful a reputation as people think God has, he actually would like to not let anybody spend eternity away from him. His mercies are new each day.
Not to mention death sentences weren’t taken lightly, even by bible cultures. they were decided by those in authority, not the common citezen. Even then it wasn’t right to take the law into your own hands.
His theology is all wrong on way too many levels, and it makes me mad. Can you tell?