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Mourners Gather To Remember Slain Abortion Doctor As Small Group Protests Funeral
FoxNews ^ | June 05, 2009

Posted on 06/06/2009 10:03:24 AM PDT by Steelfish

Mourners Gather to Remember Slain Abortion Doctor as Small Group Protests Funeral

Saturday, June 06, 2009

May 14: Physician George Tiller listens to testimony of former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline in Sedgwick County, Kan., District Court.

WICHITA, Kan. — Hundreds of mourners gathered Saturday under tight security and amid small protests at a Wichita church for the funeral of a slain Kansas abortion provider.

Groups of demonstrators and counter-demonstrators also congregated outside the memorial service for Dr. George Tiller, 67, who was shot in the head last Sunday at his own church.

The funeral service began at 11 a.m. EDT and drew 17 demonstrators from Topeka's Westboro Baptist Church, known for picketing soldiers' funerals and declaring their deaths are punishment for U.S. tolerance of homosexuality.

The group's members also oppose abortion — one of their signs called it "bloody murder."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: tiller

1 posted on 06/06/2009 10:03:24 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
Just a note that whether he needed to be killed or whether he ought to have been killed are two completely separate propositions.
2 posted on 06/06/2009 10:06:11 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham ("Baldrick, to you the Renaissance was just something that happened to other people, wasn't it?")
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To: Steelfish

Tens of thousands of innocent young Kansans unable to attend.


3 posted on 06/06/2009 10:15:27 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham; Steelfish

It’s hard to imagine that anybody could have supported this man. I feel bad for his killer, not for him.


4 posted on 06/06/2009 10:18:24 AM PDT by livius
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Just a note that whether he needed to be killed or whether he ought to have been killed are two completely separate propositions.

But now that he is gone, just let his family be in peace. Let the court system [as it is] do their job [one can only hope]. There is a special place in he!! for what this monster has done, but his family is still here


5 posted on 06/06/2009 10:35:38 AM PDT by TMSuchman (I'll heat up & bring the tar, you bring the feathers & we'll meet in DC!)
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To: Flycatcher

AT least 60,000 by his own count.


6 posted on 06/06/2009 10:59:27 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Steelfish
Mourning the death of a flat-out monster serial killer is more evidence of the strong delusion under which the leftist have chosen to go supine.
7 posted on 06/06/2009 11:01:38 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: Steelfish

This man was scum - of that there really is no doubt.

However, the funeral does this man neither any good, nor any harm. The Funeral is for those who he left behind, his wife, his kids, friends, family members and others.

Protesting his funeral does not bring his victims back to life, it does not send him to a lower level of hell - but it does hurt and offend those who knew him as a loving father, a brother or friend.

If this were a state affair, this would be a different matter. As it is, this is a gathering of friends and family who come together to support each other in this time of emotional pain.

Any person who would gleefully hurt and offend people who have already been hurt - is simply a craven coward. This is certainly not the kind of behavior a Christian would be proud of. There were evil people back in Christ’s time, I just don’t remember any verses where he said “Blessed is he who offends widows, orphans and the downtrodden”.


8 posted on 06/06/2009 11:08:16 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Hodar
Protesting his funeral does not bring his victims back to life, it does not send him to a lower level of hell - but it does hurt and offend those who knew him as a loving father, a brother or friend.

And maybe that hurt and offense will open their eyes to the evil they allowed to have in their lives.

Jesus wasn't kind to the money lenders.

9 posted on 06/06/2009 11:11:53 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (Out of gas become a pill box, Out of ammo become a bunker, Out of hope become a hero.)
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To: Hodar

Well said.


10 posted on 06/06/2009 11:12:51 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m getting sick and tired of all this adoration of this murderer. Enough is enough. It’s digusting. Unfortunately, it shows again which direction this country is headed.


11 posted on 06/06/2009 11:38:21 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: Hodar

These protestors are no better than the Phelps protestors ... leave the funerals and the greiving families alone


12 posted on 06/06/2009 11:39:56 AM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... the Anti-Reagan)
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To: bgill

An Army recruitor is assassinated by a Jhihadist on American soil....no Fed Marshalls, no press mourning coverage...

nothing here, just move along!


13 posted on 06/06/2009 11:40:56 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: clamper1797

Meanwhile Phelps and Crew are busy at the funerals of the Army Recruiters.


14 posted on 06/06/2009 11:41:11 AM PDT by dfwgator (USM is Gator Bait!)
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How can we complain about Phelps when our side is doing the same thing. Granted tiller was a monster BUT he has paid the price. Punishing his innocent family is just plain cowardly and is EVERY bit as wrong as what Phelps is doing


15 posted on 06/06/2009 11:45:12 AM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... the Anti-Reagan)
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To: clamper1797
"How can we complain about Phelps when our side is doing the same thing. Granted tiller was a monster BUT he has paid the price. Punishing his innocent family is just plain cowardly and is EVERY bit as wrong as what Phelps is doing?".

From the article: "The funeral service began at 11 a.m. EDT and drew 17 demonstrators from Topeka's Westboro Baptist Church, known for picketing soldiers' funerals and declaring their deaths are punishment for U.S. tolerance of homosexuality."

It sounded to me like the protesters WERE from Phelps' bunch. Did I read it wrong?

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16 posted on 06/06/2009 11:50:25 AM PDT by BlueLancer (Think Of It As Evolution in Action)
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To: BlueLancer

Looks like I read it wrong ... I guess it is Phelps and crew ... which also proves my point about it being cowardly and just plain wrong. I any case I personally don’t want any association to anything the Phelps et al does


17 posted on 06/06/2009 11:53:54 AM PDT by clamper1797 (FUBO ... the Anti-Reagan)
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To: Centurion2000

I believe Jesus took his problem with money lenders, directly up with the money lenders. He didn’t attack their children, their family members or their friends.

Seems to me that this sort of action runs contrary to our Lord’s commandment to ‘Love one another’. Although it’s difficult to do, we are supposed to love and pray for our enemies.

These people are not the enemy, they are family and friends of our enemy. Chances are more than even that a great many may have hated his deeds, but loved the man.

Kinda hypocritial, to support people who protest a funeral; and then condemning the Phelps degenerates who do the same thing, isn’t it?

Is it OK to protest a funeral, as long as you agree with the group’s policies? I think this is a universal ‘wrong’.


18 posted on 06/06/2009 11:54:27 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Hodar

See post 16 ...


19 posted on 06/06/2009 11:57:41 AM PDT by BlueLancer (Think Of It As Evolution in Action)
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To: Gaffer

I have read that he charged up to $5000 per abortion, which means that he could have grossed as much as $300 million in his “career”. The AP story on his funeral described him as “generous” - now we know why...

According to Ann Coulter, he also contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to former KS governor Sibelius and other Democrats, buying himself protection. Disgusting....


20 posted on 06/06/2009 12:18:49 PM PDT by KAUAIBOUND (Hawaii - paradise infested with left-wing cockroaches and centipedes)
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To: KAUAIBOUND

Somewhere in Heaven near the well of unborn souls, rejoicing is heard.


21 posted on 06/06/2009 12:22:17 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Perhaps, but in hell mourning is heard from the eternally tortured souls who would give anything to have been aborted by this man while there was still time. :)


22 posted on 06/06/2009 12:53:57 PM PDT by furcifer
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To: Steelfish

Well. Bye.

23 posted on 06/06/2009 7:37:34 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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