Tuesday, June 2, 2009

"Do religious conservatives share blame in Tiller's death?"


But those who engage in this sort of behavior should be labeled for what they are: Christian Fundamentalist Terrorists.

They do not represent the overwhelmingly vast majority of Christians, and it's time that the larger faith community separated themselves from these monsters.


  1. I couldn't agree with you more! I especially liked the Huffington Post article you linked about Christian Fundamentalist Terrorists. Joe and I were just talking about this last night, and we both agreed. They ARE terrorists. And this man who killed Tiller should be prosecuted and tried as one.

  2. This was not an attack by "them" or "they" or "terrorists." This was a single nutjob who represents only himself. An excerpt from an excellent article:

    Yes, performing the “service” of dismembering babies’ bodies does illicit strong emotions on the part of those who believe abortion is murdering an innocent human being. But the operative word for Tiller’s shooter is “maniac.” This cowardly act by one misguided individual cannot be used to defame millions of peaceful pro-lifers.

    But this is not limited to the abortion debate. Even crazed sports fans have attacked opponents of their favorite athlete. Remember tennis star Monica Seles who was stabbed by a Steffi Graf fan? Again, the key word here is “crazed.”

  3. "me": Then what was Tim McVey? A lone nutcase? No. He was a terrorist

    The murder of Tiller was a terrorist attack. Shall we look up the definition?

    The U.S Government defines "domestic terrorism" as activities that:

    A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;
    B) appear to be intended -
    (1) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population
    (ii) to influence the policy of a government by indimidation or coercion; or
    (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assisination or kidnapping; and
    (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiciton of the United States.

    There is a small subset of Fundamentalist Christians that routinely target clinics and doctors with threats of violence, vandalism and, yes, murder, for the express purpose of achieving a political victory that they cannot get in the statehouse, the congress, or the courts. That, my friend, is terorism.

    They "carry out terrorist activities, including training, fundraising, financing and recruitment", also a definition of terrorism under U.S. Law.

    If someone wants to be a radical or a revolutionary, that's their choice. But they must be prepared to suffer (or enjoy, depending on your perspective) the consequences. That includes the proper label. In this case, that label would be "terrorist".

    Not all "pro-lifers" are terrorists. If you missed the headline and first word of this post, I suggest you read them again. I'm not getting out the big paintbrush and slapping the "terrorist" label on every "pro-life" group in the country. But it's time to identify the nutbags for what they are. Since we're so quick to apply the "Islamic Fundamentalist Terrorist" label to murderers who pervert the Islamic faith, why would the same people not want precision in defining the sickos who are perverting the Christian faith?
    They're terrorists, pure and simple.

    If that bothers you, too bad. It's the truth, and all good Christians should not be afraid to apply the proper label to these people that pretend to play God for their own disturbing purposes.