Abortion terrorists in the US are rejoicing today.
They had in effect "issued a fatwa against Dr. George Tiller," as Joel Jaffe noted in a letter to the editor in Sunday's Los Angeles Times, one week after Tiller was murdered while serving as an usher at Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita.
The family of slain Dr. George Tiller has decided to close the clinic that served Kansas and a wider area for 35 years. See the report by Robin Abcarian in today's LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-tiller10-2009jun10,0,6032915.story
They're not volunteering for any more suffering in the effort to give women choice in coping with problem pregnancies.
The most militant of the terrorists are not only exulting but whimpering. Troy Newman of Operation Rescue says he couldn't sleep for two days after the killing. Oh, really.
And now he's worried about a possible "witch hunt" against him and his allies, reports Abcarian.
Cheryl Sullenger, an OR "senior policy advisor" in San Diego whose name and phone number lay on a scrap of paper on the front seat of the gunman's car when he was arrested, also expressed fears of a "witch hunt." She's already served two years for conspiring to bomb a San Diego abortion clinic.
She says the news of that scrap of paper being found made her feel "like somebody kicked me in the gut." Poor baby.
Is there a term for the flip side of "blame the victim"--something like "pity the violent"?
Well, Jesus actually said to "pray for those who persecute you" (Matthew 5:44) in order to be children of the God who gives sunshine and rain to both good and evil humans.
I'm trying not to remember Paul's footnote to his words about blessing our persecutors and not being "overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good" (Romans 12:14-21).
You know, that aside about the burning coals.