Skip to comments.RIP Christina Taylor Green: Born on 9/11, Died today by a gunman's hand
Posted on 01/08/2011 8:23:09 PM PST by RummyChick
Christina Taylor Green, nine-year-old victim in today's Tucson shootings, once was an infant designated to be a "Face of Hope" by virtue of her birth on September 11, 2001. She was one of the children born on 9/11 to be featured in the book by Christine Pisera Naman which was dedicated to all the babies born on the day the World Trade Towers in New York City were taken down in an act of terrorism.
Ironically, today her life ended in violence, as she fell under the attack of a gunman at a political function at a supermarket.
A neighbor was going to the Giffords event today, the Arizona Republic reports, and invited Christina along simply because she thought she would enjoy it, according to Christina's uncle, Greg Segalini. Christina was newly elected to the student council at her school.
The event, an opportunity for constituents to meet Giffords and discuss any concerns they had related to the federal government, was an outdoor family friendly event.
A talented girl, Christina Green participated in many activities, ranging from ballet to baseball.
"How do you prepare for something like this? My little niece got killed--took one on the chest and she is dead," Segalini reportedly said outside the girl's house.
The public yields a stunned assent.
"She was born on 9-11 and died today? That's the most tragic thing I've ever heard," a Facebook comment asserts.
Christina's page in Faces of Hope reads: I hope you know all the words to the Star Spangled Banner and sing it with your hand over your heart. I hope you jump in rain puddles (p. 42).
Just damn. RIP Christina.
So very sad.
She is now a American Guardian Angel.
incredibly sad, and unforgivable sheriff blaming Rush and Glenn Beck....and the NYT blaming Sarah.......despicable
Another victim of deranged leftist hate. RIP.
This breaks your heart. I fear that her murderer is going to get off on the Twinkie defense. He is definitely a lunatic. Justice will never be done for her. RIP Christina. I’m sorry this was the world you got.
May the Almighty God who formed you in the womb for your short visit to Satan’s realm
Welcome your soul back to Heaven with the utmost joy, Beloved Daughter of God,
In Jesus Name I pray.
So sad, may God bless her family and give them consolation.
+1 on that. OMG, such a beautiful young girl, taken before she could even really get her feet on the ground.
I hope that bastid that did it is forgiven by God, but I never will.
O God of spirits and of all flesh,
You have trampled down death and have abolished the power of the devil,
giving life to Your world.
Give rest to the soul of Your departed servant Christina in a place of light,
in a place of repose,
in a place of refreshment,
where there is no pain, sorrow, and suffering.
As a good and loving God,
forgive every sin she has committed in thought, word or deed,
for there is no one who lives and is sinless.
You alone are without sin.
Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness,
and Your word is truth.
For You are the resurrection,
the life and the repose of Your departed servant Christina Christ our God,
and to You we give glory,
with Your eternal Father and Your all holy, good and life-giving Spirit,
now and forever and to the ages of ages.
Horrible! Just a horrific thing!
God bless her and her family.
A beautiful child, prayers of ‘comfort’ for those left to pick up the pieces of their lives.
Couldn’t you just scream?
The crowd should have pummeled that jerkweed into the ground. Like Texas says: if you kill one of us, we’ll kill you back.
Makes a guy want to ball worse than the leader of the house. I hope this maggot shooter gets treated real well by the authorities if they have the balls. Here is his favorite You Tube vid he posted before this BS.
There is talk about threats against Giffords. There is talk about bulls eyes and Sarah Palin's web site and that Giffords was concerned about that. If Giffords or her people knew there was a threat of any kind from anywhere this child and everyone else at the event should have been made aware of the danger too so they could have opted not to be there.
If Giffords people and the media are going to push the issue of threats against Giffords would someone please ask her (if that is possible at some point) or ask the people that work for her why on earth they did not increase security, not have the event or warn people that they were in possible danger by being around Giffords?
At the end of the day what happened was the idiot shooters fault but if Giffords had any inkling of possible danger she and her people did not manage the possible risk as they should have.
Some things are just a total punch in the gut. I am stunned and speechless.
A prayer for the soul of this lovely child, whose promising life was cut short far too soon.
The fact that the left gleefully seeks to make political points over the murder of a child shows to what level they have sunk. They are beyond despicable.
I think we are all saddened by this senseless killing and attempted assassination of a Congresswoman - Democrat, Republican, it makes no difference - this is not something we can tolerate! That said, I agree with you that it is despicable how some on the left are using this as an opportunity to smear people they disagree with politically. Very sad and very disgusting!
I just dont even know what to think of that.
Gemetria and Obama
So sad, but she’s in a much better place than AZ. I hope her family believes that.
I hope that the leftist lunatic nutcase doesn’t make it to trial.
That girl looks a lot older than 9...
Born innocently on a day of evil. Died innocently on a day of evil. God is telling us something.
Her life of course would be no less meaningful if she were a day younger, but it’s difficult to look past the symbolism of the gift of her birth to her family and the Country on one of its darkest days in history.
My greatest shock today was learning specifically of Christina’s death - the innocent child who probably knew little of the evil that stalks the most vulnerable among us. The murder of this beautiful 9-11 baby is deeply upsetting.
Except that today’s date is the 8th...not Jan 9
Prayers for the family. My mind cannot even fathom what they are going through. To lose a child brutally by the hands of another... my mind cannot go there. May the Lord embrace this precious little girl and give comfort to her family and friends. Amen
1/8/11 add 8 + 1 = 9 then the year, ‘11 9/11
true..died one day before that numbered sequence.
And what is the deal with that picture of the Punk rock band? Is that girl with the tattoos supposed to be Christina?
Anyone know how I can get into the killers jail cell? I only need a couple minutes to talk to him.
Christina-Taylor Green, the 9-year-old who was shot at the event and later died at a hospital, had just received her first Holy Communion at St. Odilias Catholic Church on Tucsons northwest wide, Catholic Diocese of Tucson officials said.
Let the children come to me, Jesus said (Matthew 19:14). Christina is with Him, Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson Bishop Gerald F.Kicanas wrote in a letter to parishioners sent from Jordan, where he is attending a bishops meeting.
Christina-Taylor had gone to the event with a neighbor to meet Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, her uncle told KTAR in Phoenix.
according to that site..which obviously had their info wrong.
but the girl was in the Faces of Hope book
Well, that is until someone comes along and says that report is wrong as well.
the eyes in the baby photo do look like the 9 year old girl’s eyes.
Let’s also pray for all of the others.
I wonder if the tattooed girl is her mother???
I guess we will have to wait to see what comes out next.
You are right.
The only ‘target’ that I’ve seen so far was the one posted by DK.
Why’d you use the blurry font to post this? Prayers up for her loved ones. So tragic.
This breaks my heart. I hope that bastard is held acountable for what he did. The sad fact is if such a high profile person hadnt been shot the congresswoman and the judge for that matter this little angle wouldnt even have been mentioned. May she be with God I am totally crying right now just sensless.
She died on the 8th.
RIP, ... so sad.
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