Skip to comments.The 'Religious Right' Didn't Kill George Tiller (the left attacks Christians...again)
Posted on 06/02/2009 7:59:56 PM PDT by St. Louis Conservative
On Sunday, abortion doctor George Tiller was murdered at his church in Wichita, Kan. He was one of a handful of doctors in the U.S. who performed late-term abortions and for decades had been a target of virulent criticism from antiabortion activists. His clinic had been bombed and vandalized, and in 1993 he was shot in both arms in a failed assassination attempt. Tiller's alleged killer, Scott Roeder, is a long-time radical antiabortion activist with reported ties to a militant antigovernment organization called the Freemen.
Within hours after the murder, every antiabortion group in the country denounced the attack. Robert P. George, a leading Catholic intellectual opponent of abortion, wrote that "George Tiller's life was precious" and characterized his murder as "a gravely wicked thing." He called on his fellow abortion opponents to "teach that violence against abortionists is not the answer to the violence of abortion."
Even Operation Rescue, the extreme antiabortion group that organized a six-week blockade of Tiller's office in 1991, issued a statement condemning the murder. "We denounce vigilantism and the cowardly act that took place this morning," Troy Newman, the organization's president, said.
These unqualified reproaches are nothing new. The organized antiabortion movement has always opposed violence against abortion providers. That has never stopped opportunistic prochoice activists, however, from conflating their passionate rhetoric with the behavior of individual criminals. True to form, on Sunday, Mike Hendricks of the Kansas City Star accused anyone who had criticized Tiller as a murderer (Tiller aborted healthy, nine-month old fetuses) of being an "accomplice" to his death.
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What is needed "IS" a right wing..
An active very dangerous right wing..
The left needs to be AFRAID of the right wing.. instead; they presently laugh..
Yep, Christians killers all. We live to kill. That is why we are so against abortion go figure.
even people who aren’t emotionally involved in the abortion debate - especially they - must surmize that this incident supports the Karma thesis.
I do not condone violence, but challenge anyone to morally differentiate the actions or motives of Scott Roeder in Wichita in 2009 from those of John Brown in Harpers Ferry in 1859.
>I do not condone violence,
Sometimes I _DO_ condone violence: http://www.constitution.org/mil/tn/batathen.htm
As in live by the sword, die by the sword, what goes around, comes around, you reap what you sow?
What comes to mind is that the first thing Brown did at the Harper's Ferry terminal was to kill a black man. Roeder didn't shoot a baby, that I know of.
If those who “live by the sword, die by the sword” as Jesus said, then it seems to me that someone must pick up the sword to cause this to happen.
This was something I put forth in the discussions I got into regarding the Iraq war. I felt that the coalition forces were appointed to take care of Saddam Hussein. He lived by the sword, and someone had to carry out his dying by the sword.
It’s because we’ve been taken back (and “held-hostage” by a P.C. post modern culture where if you critize the left you are emasculated, but not if you criticize the right). What we need is someone with *alls, someone with “True Grit”. Where’s John Wayne?..
I have to admit, when I heard Tiller had been killed in *church* of all places, my first guess was lightning.
Army recruiter killed in Ark.; Muslim convert held
One Army recruiter died and another was injured when a Muslim convert who said he was opposed to the U.S. military shot the soldiers in Little Rock, police say.
Carlos Bledsoe, 24, of Little Rock, who was known as Abdul Hakim Mujahid Muhammad, was arrested on I-630 shortly after the soldiers were shot outside a recruiting office about 10:30 a.m. CT, police said. An assault rifle was recovered.
This individual appears to have been upset with the military, the Army in particular, and thats why he did what he did, Little Rock Police Lt. Terry Hastings said in a phone interview with USA TODAY. He has converted to (Islam) here in the past few years.
That is true. Not to quibble, but Saddam was executed after a trial. Tiller was executed by a man who decided to take the law into his own hands.
Karmically, the result was still the same, though. Neither of them can hurt anybody anymore.
It is not clear who killed Hayward Shepherd, the black baggage handler or why, but that is irrelevant. Brown became a symbol and was revered because he made slavery an equivalent evil to his actions. Likewise Roeder has equated the murder of an abortionist with the murder of 60,000 babies by Tiller, if not in the hearts and minds, certainly in the dialog of the American public.
Where is the media outrage here?
There were no late term abortions in Wichita today.
The left is quick to hold all Christians accountable for the misdeeds of one individual, but refuse to hold Muslims accountable, even for their own misdeeds. It’s the kind of rationalizing that spawned the Final Solution.
you get what you give, etc. etc.
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