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To: Kansas58

Is this a false report?

Why would an abortionist go to church?


2 posted on 05/31/2009 9:36:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
From the article:

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.

5 posted on 05/31/2009 9:38:21 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012!)
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To: BenLurkin
"Why would an abortionist go to church?"

Great point. I wonder if they meant he was struck by lightning as he was entering the church.

6 posted on 05/31/2009 9:38:29 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: BenLurkin
Why would an abortionist go to church?

Great question.

Reminds me of Star Trek when Kirk said, "Why does God need a starship?"

8 posted on 05/31/2009 9:39:30 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: BenLurkin
Public relations.

Social contacts.

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.

14 posted on 05/31/2009 9:40:40 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: BenLurkin
Why would an abortionist go to church?

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.

23 posted on 05/31/2009 9:42:19 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: BenLurkin
Why would an abortionist go to church?

We may never know?

42 posted on 05/31/2009 9:46:34 AM PDT by SERE_DOC (Today's politicians, living proof why we have and need a second amendment to the constitution.)
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To: BenLurkin
"Why would an abortionist go to church?"

Maybe the same reason sinners goto church, we are all sinners whether we are save or not.

73 posted on 05/31/2009 9:50:19 AM PDT by ReformedBeckite
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To: BenLurkin
Why would an abortionist go to church?

To hand out business cards?

241 posted on 05/31/2009 10:22:05 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: BenLurkin

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!


244 posted on 05/31/2009 10:22:15 AM PDT by Jeffrey_D.
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To: BenLurkin

He goes to this church because they support abortion:

From the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America’s website:
http://www.elca.org/What-We-Believe/New-or-Returning-to-Church/Dig-Deeper/Abortion.aspx
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


375 posted on 05/31/2009 10:45:41 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: BenLurkin
Why would an abortionist go to church?

He's a liberal ELCA lutheran. They don't care about abortion.

746 posted on 05/31/2009 12:15:16 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: BenLurkin

For the same reason a sick person goes to a doctor?


808 posted on 05/31/2009 12:35:26 PM PDT by Vanders9
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To: BenLurkin

I don’t condone any late term abortions, including this one.


851 posted on 05/31/2009 12:56:24 PM PDT by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: BenLurkin
Why would an abortionist go to church?

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.

884 posted on 05/31/2009 1:12:57 PM PDT by Uncle Meat
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To: BenLurkin
Why would an abortionist go to church?

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.

923 posted on 05/31/2009 1:37:57 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: BenLurkin

My thoughts exactly. What kind of church would an unrepentant, serial child murderer choose?


956 posted on 05/31/2009 1:50:54 PM PDT by lady lawyer
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To: BenLurkin
Why would an abortionist go to church?

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.

1,014 posted on 05/31/2009 2:25:48 PM PDT by Bellflower (The end of this age is near but the beginning of the next glorious one is coming!)
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To: BenLurkin

Now that is a good question


1,293 posted on 05/31/2009 6:02:57 PM PDT by reefdiver (So how's that HOPE & CHANGE working out for ya ?)
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To: BenLurkin
Why would an abortionist go to church?

That's what I was thinking. You'd think he would have burst into flames as soon as he walked in the door.

1,374 posted on 05/31/2009 8:20:58 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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