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.

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