Is this a false report?
Why would an abortionist go to church?
George Tiller, the Wichita doctor who became a national lightning rod in the debate over abortion, was shot to death Sunday morning as he walked into church services.
Great point. I wonder if they meant he was struck by lightning as he was entering the church.
Reminds me of Star Trek when Kirk said, "Why does God need a starship?"
This particular “church” was pro-abortion.
There was once a minister in town that would baptize the aborted babies, if the mother made such a request.
Again, ever element of our lives here has been corrupted by George Tiller.
This is what happens when the United States Supreme Court, the legal system, and our elected officials, and even some religious institutions, have all been corrupted to the point that a man can profit so much from killing babies.
Because he needed it, and hopefully he was sincere enough that in his last moments he can be saved.
As for the shooter, he had done nearly incalculable damage to the pro-life movement, and just created a holy patron saint of abortion.
We may never know?
Maybe the same reason sinners goto church, we are all sinners whether we are save or not.
To hand out business cards?
Tiller went to an “E.L.C.A.” Lutheran church. They do not take a stand on abortion.
Prior to that he went to Holy Cross Lutheran, a “Missouri Synod” church. They “WE” are very much opposed to abortion. Holy Cross excommunicated George from the church some time ago!
He goes to this church because they support abortion:
From the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America’s website:
Abortion (Lutheran view)
The ELCA Social Statement on Abortion , adopted by the 1991 Churchwide Assembly, acknowledges the issue’s complexity, noting that it “evokes strong and varied convictions about ... human life and responsibility, freedom and limits.” The statement also offers useful guidance: “A developing life in the womb does not have an absolute right to be born, nor does a pregnant woman have an absolute right to terminate a pregnancy. The concern for both the life of the woman and the developing life in her womb expresses a common commitment to life.”
A last resort
“The strong Christian presumption is to preserve and protect life,” the statement says. “Abortion ought to be an option only of last resort. Therefore, as a church we seek to reduce the need to turn to abortion. ...We also deplore the circumstances that lead a woman to consider abortion as the best option available to her.”
The statement adds: “The church recognizes that there can be sound reasons for ending a pregnancy through induced abortion.” These are the threat to a woman’s physical life; when pregnancy has resulted from rape, incest or sexual violence; and fetal abnormalities incompatible with life.
Basic faith convictions undergird the ELCA statement. Created in God’s image, we see all of life as a mysterious, awesome gift. As a community of forgiven sinners, Christians are free to make just and caring choices. In fact, the statement says, “we have both the freedom and the obligation to engage in serious deliberation on moral matters.” A compassionate community, praying and standing with those in struggle, is called neither to judge nor justify but to support people making difficult moral decisions.
The Lutheran | August 2000 | Since You Asked
By Norma and Burton Everist
He's a liberal ELCA lutheran. They don't care about abortion.
For the same reason a sick person goes to a doctor?
I don’t condone any late term abortions, including this one.
There are a lot of lib churches these days.They just water down the bible by removing any pages that offend them.By the time they get through,it's the size of a pamphlet.
He probably justified his actions to himself by telling himself he was 'helping women' in a tough time.
When I got pregnant with our first child, we were referred to an OB-GYN, who had delivered all five children of a family in our church community. Before we saw him, we found out from another couple that they'd discovered he did abortions. Wanting to get that word from the horse's mouth, so to speak, my husband made an appointment to see him. Turns out he DID do abortions, unbeknownst to the family who had originally referred him; they were shocked when we later told them.
But hubby had a LONG talk with the doctor, asking him why he would do abortions, and he had convinced himself that he was helping these poor women at a difficult time in their lives. Hubby told him that we could not come to him for pre-natal care and delivery, and why we felt that way. The doctor said he understood, but looked troubled at the end of the visit.
We found out the next year that he had stopped doing abortions, had returned to active participation in his Jewish faith, then had converted to Christianity. We were thrilled to hear it.
My thoughts exactly. What kind of church would an unrepentant, serial child murderer choose?
At Planned Deathhood in Madison WI when “Dr.” Christiansen was asked that question he mocked because he liked singing in the choir. He seemed to revel in arguing against God and The Bible. I think it is probably public relations, to give the appearance that they are good Christian people.
Now that is a good question
That's what I was thinking. You'd think he would have burst into flames as soon as he walked in the door.