Bullies For Jesus

Abby Zimet

Responding on a so-called Christian news site to the murder of Dr. George Tiller, Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry, who led protests at the good doctor's Kansas abortion clinic, called Tiller "a mass-murderer" and grieved only that "he did not have time to properly prepare his soul to face God." We hope, when Terry nears his end, he has more time. He will need it.

As one of a handful of doctors performing late-term abortions, Tiller provided quality health care to women facing a horrific choice – a choice none wanted to make, and that Terry and his unthinking mob of zealots could not possibly comprehend. Present at the protests, Mary Mapes describes "the supercharged army of bullies for Jesus" that hounded those women "on the most heart-breaking day of their lives." Shame on them. In their blind and righteous hatred, they led inexorably to today's act of terrorism, in, grotesquely, fittingly, a church.

FRIENDS: Now More Than Ever

Independent journalism has become the last firewall against government and corporate lies. Yet, with frightening regularity, independent media sources are losing funding, closing down or being blacked out by Google and Facebook. Never before has independent media been more endangered. If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent media, please support us now and help us fight—with truths—against the lies that would smother our democracy. Please help keep Common Dreams alive and growing. Thank you. -- Craig Brown, Co-founder

Support Common DreamsSupport Common Dreams

Share This Article

More in: