. . . There can be no argument that the vitriolic language from some in the anti-abortion movement evidences no care for those whose opinions differ.
There can be no argument that the derogatory and inflammatory "naming" of Dr. Tiller by some anti-abortion activists violated God's intention of care.
Self evidently the act framed by some as "killing to prevent killing" is not morally justified, if for no other reason than Commandment Six and Jesus' new commandment: love one another (John 13:34).
It seems to me the reprehensible act of throwing around language of judgment and condemnation of a person whose beliefs and practices differ from one's own such that violence is done to the other seems to point to obvious culpability.
I will support Dr. Tiller's family in seeking to make that legal argument. Arrest Randall Terry, Rush Limbaugh and Scott Beck (and the list is long) as accessories to murder.
Karen Lipinczyk is pastor of St. Peter's United Church of Christ in Wadesville, Ind.
I offer no direct comment here on the matter of Dr. George Tiller. Instead, notice a few very interesting points in these comments.
The first is that this ‘pastor-ette’ is with the United Church of Christ. This is the ‘church’ group of Barack Obama, at least when he is not busy emphasizing his Muslim heritage.
But more importantly, notice that the pastor-ette wants to arrest, as ‘accessories to murder’ all those who make claims with which she disagrees. (I have listened to Rush Limbaugh now and then through the years and I have never heard him advocate killing abortion providers! But perhaps Karen is a closer follower of Rush than am I.)
Here is an amazing phenomenon: the advocates of ‘non-violence’ who would use violence against those who simply say things they would rather not hear! It is rather difficult to know what to think of people, like pastor Karen, who use the name of Jesus to advocate violence against those who won’t agree with their ideas about non-violence. After all, if you want someone arrested then you are in favor of using violence against them.
So let us try to sort the matter out some more. Pastor Karen would gladly use violence against those who speak any kind of words of condemnation against abortion providers. I wonder what Pastor Karen thinks about the violence used against babies who are aborted? My best guess is that while she might in some way regret that violence, she would not be in favor of stopping it.
Perhaps pastor Karen should consider some of the things Jesus said about hypocrites.