Monday, June 01, 2009

Roeder was wrong: condemning Tiller's killer

George TillerIt was wrong—ironic and wrong on so many levels. Dr. George Tiller, the hardcore abortion doctor who killed so many babies (and a few women) worshiping in a so-called Christian church on one of the holiest days of the year, struck down by a single bullet, struck down so fast he seemingly had no time to repent. In the end, it was so like the unwed woman, realizing her unborn child came not from an act of love, tries to eradicate this sin by killing the baby, thus committing a greater evil.

The suspect in the killing of Wichita abortion provider George Tiller, Scott Roeder, was driven away from the Fred Allenbrand Criminal Justice Complex on Sunday evening, May 31, 2009, near Gardner.Scott Roeder (expected to be charged today) was wrong. He could have followed Gandhi, who saved India from British Imperialism without a single bullet. He should have followed Martin Luther King, who finally freed the blacks from inequality without a single act of violence or brutality. And if these men weren't "Christian" enough, he needed to follow Christ, who when betrayed by a friend into the hands of violent men, instead said to Peter, "Put your sword away, for all who live by the sword shall die by the sword" (Matt. 27:52).

It was wrong, because by killing Tiller, Roeder left the path of life and lowered himself to their level. And by lowering himself to their level, Roeder became the enemy, for he was now one of (and one with) them.


Brian said...

Dear Fighting Irish, you have stated the truth very clear and to the point.

The words of Robert P. George ring out here -

"Whoever murdered George Tiller has done a gravely wicked thing. Violence against abortionists is not the way the pro-life movement defends "the lives of abortion's tiny victims." For that, we have "the chaste weapons of the spirit."


My name is Dylan Sexton. said...

Well done, Tom!

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JimAroo said...

The most serious reason this murder is wrong is that if Dr. Tiller had not yet repented of his sins and turned to God's mercy, he lost that opportunity for all time.

Instead of shooting him. I wish I had taken the bullet for him that he might have had one more day to repent. Murder is a grievous act against God's mercy.

Pray now to the God of Mercy that in that nanosecond before death he begged for mercy and stole heaven like the good thief. Praise God if that be true.

David said...

Thanks for the thoughtful post. Like you I abhor abortion AND the murder of abortionists. But I see both as predictable and unavoidable symptoms of a much more fundamental global conflict, between wanton consumerism and the moral life of sufficiency. Unwanted pregnancies and abortions won't end as long as every TV channel, billboard and magazine glorifies sex as a consumer good and justifies consumption as "the American Dream." But America's leaders don't like talking about root causes. Roeder would have done more for this world's consumed innocents if he had shot the president of a marketing firm and blamed him for the deaths of innocence AND innocents.