Sunday’s murder of George Tiller, a doctor who performed abortions in Kansas, has brought condemnation from many, including some anti-abortion groups and activists. But not all the “condemnations” have been particularly convincing.
Doug Phillips of San Antonio-based Vision Forum Ministries, released a statement:
“Tiller the Killer” is dead. Who will mourn for this man? . . . It is not a tragedy that Tiller will never be a killer again. Will anyone argue that it is a tragedy that the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will never again be dishonored by this church-going Sweeney Todd of the medical profession?
The point that must be emphasized over, and over, and over again: pro-life leaders and the pro-life movement are not responsible for George Tiller’s death. George Tiller was a mass-murderer and, horrifically, he reaped what he sowed.
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An e-mail from another activist warned that as congregants at the slain doctor’s church “mop up Tiller’s blood from their foyer floor, let them not forget his blood is also on their hands” for having accepted him into their church.
Police have arrested a suspect in the murder who appears to have ties to right-wing extremism.