A Church-Going Family Man

George Tiller at a conference, cropped

I’ve mixed emotions about the murder of mass murderer George Tiller. (For my non-American readers, details can be found here). We need to keep in mind that, “Vengeance is mine, says the Lord” and “He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword.” I believe his murderer is, well, a simple murderer, and should be punished to the full extent of the law.

At the same time, I find it hard to understand how a man can murder an unborn baby up to the moment of the due date, and get away with it. Further, I find it hard to understand how such a man can be supported. Yet, Obama himself is on record for supporting third trimester abortions, and before his death Tiller was feted by his Democrat governor.
Then there is the press. On CNN they took pains to mention how Tiller was a good church goer and that he was a family man. Historically, from the very establishment of the church in the days of the Roman Empire through the 19th century, abortion was regarded nearly universally by churches of all denominations as murder. It has only been in the last fifty years that a small handful of churches have begun to waver on this point. In short, any church that would allow abortion has ceased to be Christian. Tiller may have well belonged to some pagan Thugee cult as far as I’m concerned. The sin of abortion is no different than offering children to Molech, yet I’m sure that CNN would remind us that Ba’al worshippers were quite religious. As for being a family man, Mussolini was a family man, as was Stalin. Hitler even had a dog that he loved.
Simply put, George Tiller was a murderer, and nothing the press or the politicians can say will change that. That the press and politicians approve of him and want to make him out to be a martyr does not make him any less a murderer–it merely makes them co-conspirators.

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