Abortion doctor shot to death in church

From the NY Times:

Dr. Tiller, who had long been a lightning rod for controversy over the issue of abortion and had survived a shooting more than a decade ago, was shot inside his church here on Sunday morning, the authorities said. Dr. Tiller, 67, was shot with a handgun inside the lobby of his longtime church, Reformation Lutheran Church on the city’s East Side, just after 10 a.m. (Central Time). The service had started minutes earlier.

So this wasn’t the first time he’d been shot at. And hey, at least the shooter got right to the point, which rarely happens during sermons.

Naturally, the opinion of fucktards from Operation Rescue was considered important:

“Operation Rescue has worked tirelessly on peaceful, non-violent measures to bring him to justice through the legal system, the legislative system,” Mr. Newman said. “I’m a tireless advocate and spokesman for the pre-born children who are dying in clinics everyday. Mr. Tiller was an abortionist. But this wasn’t personal. We are pro life, and this act was antithetical to what we believe.”

“Pre-born children”? Does that kind of clumsy wordsmithing fool anyone? No, but people like Troy Newman are only preaching to the choir. They can sling around terms like “murder” when it comes to the elimination of a three-day-old blastocyst 150 cells strong and get away with it as long as only like-minded people are listening. And late-term abortions are an extreme rarity–only one percent or so of abortions performed in the U.S. occur after 21 weeks of gestational age. Assholes like Newman and his sign-waving acolytes are grossly misrepresenting reality every time they stand on a street corner to make fuckwits of themselves.

Jesus fucking Christ. The next time I hear anyone soberly refer to humanity as “an intelligent species,” I might have to whack him over the head with a mattock. People are so incredibly stupid and misguided, it’s scary.

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  1. #1 by llewelly on May 31, 2009 - 9:28 pm

    Reverend Fred Phelps, of course, has already said GOD SENT THE SHOOTER!

  2. #2 by mgordon on May 31, 2009 - 9:31 pm

    I don’t know if you remember Kerwin but this is what he has to say about it:

    “God did reign vengeance down on George Tiller just like he did on Herod when he caused him to die.”

    And of course there is more from the FReepers”

    http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2009/05/other-far-right-response.html

  3. #3 by kemibe on May 31, 2009 - 9:36 pm

    I rest my case.

  4. #4 by hopper3011 on June 1, 2009 - 9:15 am

    Surely a real Christian would know the difference between “rain” and “reign”?

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