I would say the same exact thing if I was heading up Operation Rescue. They do effective civil disobedience which surely enrages liberals and has liberals calling them murders of abortionists; but they do not advocate for violence.
However, for one man - maybe and we don’t know his motivations for sure - the sight of Tiller the Killer’s handiwork may have been just too much.
However, for one man - maybe and we dont know his motivations for sure - the sight of Tiller the Killers handiwork may have been just too much.”
Yes, Operation Rescue’s statement is important and consistent with their work throughout the last 2 decades. Non-violent civil disobedience.
I just think your second comment about ‘for one man’ is not right. This ‘one man’ needed to consider the broader movement and how this will affect our message with the whole society. How it will negatively affect our ability to win the hearts and minds of young people and to maintain the gains we’ve had in pro-life education that has finally seen those who identify themselves as a greater number than those that ID themselves as ‘pro-choice.’
Do you suppose this ‘one man’ thought all that through before he pulled the trigger? Do you think he pondered and meditated on the Scripture that tells us that ‘in the presence of many counselors, there is wisdom?’ And if he did not seek the counsel of other trusted people - which I would BET he did not, then he just went ahead and said ‘screw the bigger picture, I will kill this guy.’ To me this is classic case of some guy who thought he’d become an ‘insta-hero’ putting himself and his small thoughts in front of the bigger picture and God’s own wisdom in Romans 12:19: “Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.”
Can anyone truly fathom that George Tiller has ended the lives of over 60,000 infants? I can’t wrap my mind around that at all and I’m sure no one in the pro-life movement can.
Operation Rescues response was perfect, though will be turned against them. They did not mourn the death of the man but made the point that non-violence has always been the hallmark of the pro-life movement, with very few exceptions that have exploited by the media.
My first statement on hearing of Tillers murder was I hoped he was having dinner with satan but that this was not good for the pro-life movement.
Not my most Christian comment but one that I”m sure is shared by many who do not approve of Tillers murder and would have preferred he had been taken care of by the court system.