A Wichita abortion doctor, who was one of a few who performed late-term abortions, was killed while in church where he served as usher. There is something seriously wrong with this picture.
First, abortion is murder…period. Late term abortion is unconscionable. Yet, this man served as usher in his church. It makes me wonder about the spiritual health of his pastor and fellow congregants. He wasn’t a pew warmer, he was an active participant in the church services. According to news sources, this wasn’t the first time Dr. Tiller was attacked. While I am sorry that his wife and family are hurting, I also grieve at the lives lost at the hands of this doctor. Innocent children have been slaughtered by this man’s hand.
Secondly, I wonder how long it will be before Christians are given the blame for this man’s death. If not Christians directly, then in a second-hand way. Acts like this slowly chip away at the reputations of faithful Christians, making us seem like right wing zealots who murder those with which we disagree. While you and I know that is ridiculous, there are some who will more than likely blame our beliefs for emboldening the type of person who could carry out an attack such as this. It’s not Christian…it wasn’t a Christian who did it… and it’s not right.
“Stolz said all indications were that the man acted alone, although authorities were investigating whether he had any connection to anti-abortion groups.” (Online Source)
Operation Rescue has already renounced the attack.
“We are shocked at this morning’s disturbing news that Mr. Tiller was gunned down. Operation Rescue has worked for years through peaceful, legal means, and through the proper channels to see him brought to justice. We denounce vigilantism and the cowardly act that took place this morning. We pray for Mr. Tiller’s family that they will find comfort and healing that can only be found in Jesus Christ.” (Online Source)
Times are dark…stay alert.