Have you heard of Kenneth Bae?
Probably not. Justin Bieber takes up more oxygen in the news world than Mr. Bae. From what I can gather, Bae was a tourist in the hermit kingdom until he was arrested and accused of crimes against the state. His guilt is not in question because torture is the go-to investigative tool of N. Korea and because just setting foot there is cause for the death penalty.
That is right–in North Korea breathing is a capital offense. Everyone is guilty.
I am praying for Kenneth Bae and I am deeply concerned about him. I am afraid no celebrity endorsement from Rodman or Clinton will save him.
But there is something else as well. I am willing to push the metaphysical idea of hell when such a ready example rises to the surface.
Life in North Korea is hell. How can we turn away?