Skip to comments.Letter criticizes church for allowing George Tiller to serve as an usher
Posted on 09/30/2009 1:29:22 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
A Virginia anti-abortion activist has sent a scathing letter to the church of slain Wichita abortion provider George Tiller, telling pastors they brought damnation onto themselves for failing to rebuke the babykilling.
The Rev. Donald Spitz, a longtime advocate of the belief that killing abortion doctors is an act of justifiable homicide, said he also mailed a letter to College Hill United Methodist Church, which offered its larger sanctuary to Tillers family for his funeral.
Tiller was shot to death in his church on May 31 while serving as an usher. Scott Roeder of Kansas City awaits a Jan. 11 trial on a charge of first-degree murder.
Spitz, who is the head of Pro-Life Virginia, runs a Web site called the Army of God. He has praised Roeders actions and calls him a true American hero.
If Reformation Lutheran Church had done its job and brought George Tiller to repentance, he would be alive and the babies he killed would be alive, Spitz said in a phone interview. But George Tiller received his just reward, and Reformation Lutheran Church is to blame for his blood, and the blood of the children he murdered is on their hands.
Abortion-rights advocates condemned the letters.
Unbelievable, said Kathy Spillar, executive vice president of the Feminist Majority Foundation. After they vilified Dr. Tiller, after they viciously attacked him in writing and in person and tortured him for years, its beyond the pale.
In his letter to the pastors of Reformation Lutheran Church, Spitz wrote: Why would you allow a babykilling abortionist like George Tiller to serve as an usher in your church without informing him his eternal soul was at stake for the sins he was committing?
You have failed in your responsibility towards the position He has placed you in and have brought
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Letter To Paul Hill [1994 Fla. shooter of abortionist Dr. Britton]
"....Fortunately, your church had excommunicated you before you grabbed your shotgun. The press has not been able to tar and feather the Christian church, because the church exercised its good judgment and declared you outside the jurisdiction of Christ's ecclesiastical kingdom. It publicly announced that you are going to hell unless you repent. That cleared the church of any responsibility for you. This is an enormous blessing to the church of Jesus Christ. If more churches would do this, there would be less embarrassment for the church of Jesus Christ when those who are excommunicated go out and practice exactly what they preach. But churches do not excommunicate people very often, and so churches get tarred and feathered by the press when those under their jurisdiction do things much less violent than what you did...."
-- excerpt from Pt 6: The Question of Judicial Representation
“United Methodist Church” that’s all you need to know.
In all honesty, churches need to step in more often if someone is overtly doing something. If it is know that a consistent sin is occurring, two people from the church are supposed to talk with that person to try to help them get things straightened out. If the person refuses, then excommunication may be necessary.
He had been excommunicated by the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.