Skip to comments.Opinion: The sword belongs in its sheath. Killing of George Tiller a ‘Malchus Moment’
Posted on 06/01/2009 6:00:53 AM PDT by tcg
All who know the objective truth about the dignity and value of every human life, from conception to natural death and at every moment in between, should decry this horrible act of violence. It must be unqualifiedly rejected and condemned within the Pro-Life community because of our unwavering conviction that every life, at every age and stage, has dignity and must be respected, protected and honored. This bedrock conviction should inform a whole life/pro-life ethic in those who gather under the banner of being Pro-Life.
A moral analysis tells us that the killing of a defenseless George Tiller is similar to the killing of every defenseless child in the womb who dies due to procured abortion. Both acts of killing are evil. Both must be completely rejected. Both should be decried by every person who is Pro-life.
We reject intentional abortion because every procured abortion is the killing of a member of our human family. The dignity of that little human person in the first home of the whole human race cries out for changing the unjust approach to giving protected status to intentional abortion in America. However, this dignity is present in all human persons, even those with whom we disagree and those whose actions we decry.
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What’s the problem with the pro-death crowd? Tiller was killed by one of their own - a post-birth abortionist whose violent background looks quite simlar to bill ayers.
The difference here is that Tiller was a murderer on a large scale.
Hoping this is one of the few reasonable columns I've seen to date.
> All who know the objective truth about the dignity and value of every human life should decry this horrible act of violence.
In the end, Tiller’s murderer will be responsible for more dead babies than even Tiller.
Nothing could have advanced the pro-abortionist cause more, at such a delicate time when popular opinion was JUST beginning to turn against abortionism, than a “clinic” bombing or an abortionist’s murder.
We are now a country that reveres abortion and euthanasia.
Too many have remained silent when these laws have been passed or we have actually welcomed those laws.
Remember, God is watching. We need to stand up and speak up whenever we can.
The thing bothering me this morning is all the people and their families that will be out of work because of the man’s death /sarc
Funny - many of those who are sobbing for poor Tiller right now would have no qualms, if it were possible, to go back in time and kill Hitler before he started his murderous rampage.
It was “street justice” which we decry as wrong ... but it was still justice.
I would not have honored him.
I would not have protected him.
I would not call anyone who killed him a murderer.
Except for the fact that the wholly innocent unborn did nothing to anger anyone to the point of murder.
Kansas has laws making it illegal for Tiller to do some of the procedures he was doing.
Enforcement of those laws was blocked by corrupt politicians and AGs, who were obviously on the take (Tiller’s political contributions).
You can’t seal up a pressure cooker and expect an intact kitchen when you get back.
A man must resign himself to the mercy of God by acting on his God given conscience, or resign himself to the mercy of God as part of the collective (apparent) curse.
The test of a man's walk with God is deciding which is the God directed path.
Romans 13 gives us God's chosen magistrates for good .... but if the (all scripture is given by inspiration ... and is profitable for .... instruction ... ) ... magistrate no longer does good .... can we rely on the sentiment that threw off the shackles of bondage to England and directed to our own selves as duty, to do away with such (tyranny/evil) ?
Murder is defined as killing the innocent.
Sorry, millions of unborn babies disagree when one less murderer is gone.
8 weeks since his creation:
Your last point.
Leftists take note -
you can’t block the ballot box, the jury box, and the soap box with impunity...
What I find funny is ostensible moral absolutists using moral relativism to make a point. (I haven’t been reading these threads much, though).
They don't have a problem with it at allTiller was an embarrassment to them, his killer is now an embarrassment to the pro-life movement, so it's a win-win as far as they're concerned. But they're going to climb up on their hind trotters and bleat about it for years and years, to flog every ounce of political capital they can out of Tiller's corpse. Look for Obama to do something over-the-top to keep this in the public eyemaybe attend Tiller's funeral personally, maybe order Federal flags to fly at half-mast for a week.
Perhaps its not a good thing to be a friend of Kathleen Sebilius like Tiller was.