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Monday, June 1, 2009

George Tiller Murdered....

Unless you've been in bed recovering from Swine Flu all weekend, it would be difficult not to have heard about the murder of abortion clinic doctor, George Tiller, at a church service on Sunday. Dr. Tiller's death brings the total number of abortion providers murdered in this country since 1977 to eight, with 17 other murders having been attempted but unsuccessful. And let's not forget the numerous abortion clinic bombings.

Killing people to show that killing is wrong does not make sense.....

Now, is it just me or does this seem a bit CRAZY to you? The words FANATICAL, RADICAL, EXTREME, NUTCASE and others come to mind.

Dr. Tiller's "suspected" murderer, Scott Roeder, has been taken into custody. Predictably, his relatives describe him as "kind and loving" and his brother, David Roeder, states that "None of us ever saw Scott as a person capable of or willing to take another person's life." Scott did, however, have a history of mental illness.

So he was nuts. Not completely responsible for his actions. Perhaps he'll get off on an insanity plea... who knows? But then, who will pay for the death of this poor man?

How about Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue, a militant anti-abortion organization with a website to which Scott Roeder had oftentimes read and occasionally posted comments.

Randall Terry was quoted as saying that "George Tiller was a mass-murderer. He was an evil man - his hands were covered with blood. We grieve for him that he did not have time to properly prepare his soul to face God, but I am more concerned that the Obama Administration will use Tiller's killing to intimidate pro-lifers into surrendering our most effective rhetoric and actions."

Murdering a doctor in his place of worship and threatening to kill people are your most effective forms of rhetoric and actions? Seriously?!!!! Terry grieves for Tiller that he did not have time to prepare his soul to face God.... Excuse me?!!! How presumptuous and judgemental is that?!!!The poor man was at a church service with his family! An article on RenewAmerica, a conservative blog, goes so far as to label Tiller's Lutheran church a "so-called Christian church"!

Maybe the blame lies on folks like Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity, or the idiot talk show host, Bill O'Reilly. According to American Chronicle, in an article entitled Vigilantism and Randall Terry's Law of God, "Bill O'Reilly, one-time high-school teacher and now an obnoxious big-shot for a major entertainment center, may be indirectly responsible for Tiller´s death when he attacked and put the focus on "Tiller the baby killer" on his show 23 times. Since our country is full of nuts this was sure to get results sooner or later. The blood could be on his hands even though he didn´t actually do anything violent. "

Now I know that there are many Christians who think that what happened to Dr. Tiller was horrible, regardless of their own personal distaste for abortion. There are also a good number of Christians who support a woman's right to choose what to do with her own body. But alarmingly there is a growing number of whack jobs out there who seem to be hell bent on "taking this country for God", who believe in overcoming abortion and all other forms of "evil" on this 8000 year old planet....and frankly, these people scare Jesus right out of my heart!

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