Monday, June 01, 2009

A Sunday in Wichita

The event may have unfolded like a scene from a crime novel. A man of notoriety or infamy is standing on the his church steps when a bullet from from the blue shatters the reverie of a Sunday morning. A man falls dead and a manhunt is on for a killer. Except for the immediate family and a larger circle of law enforcement and judicial figures, the event might soon fade from our collective memories. In this story however, the decedent was Dr. George Tiller and the echo from the gun barrel will resonate for the foreseeable future.

Doctor Tiller was a lightning rod in the highly emotional national debate over our national practice of in-utero extermination of developing humans, otherwise euphemistically referred to as "The Right to Choose". Given his being the face of late-term abortion, I was afraid for several years that the Doctor would fall into the sights of some misguided self-assumed avenging angel. It has happened and now, Dr. Tiller's Wichita is the epicenter of a cultural earthquake that may have dire repercussions for those on the side of life.

Let's be painfully clear here on two facts that can't be ignored. Doctor Tiller left this world with blood-stained hands. He snuffed out the lives of a sea of children who could have easily survived with neonatal care, and adopted out to loving families. A friend of mine and educator has suggested that he may have been responsible for up to 68,000 abortions. IIn otherwords, the Doctor's bloody harvest would represent the depopulation of a small to medium sized city.

A second fact is equally stark; the assassination of Doctor George Tiller was an abhorrent, criminal act that cannot be justified in any way. The alleged gunman usurped the authority of both State and the Almighty in killing Dr. Tiller. In His economy, our God ordained governments to be His ministers of Justice. He gave them the "Sword", according to St. Paul, for the specified purpose of punishing evildoers. If its proven in Court, the gunman will face the very justice that he wrongly usurped.

Please, right/left or mushy middle, stop finger pointing and gainsaying long enough to pray for the families of both Dr. Tiller and Scott Roeder.

Pro-Life is for ALL Human life. Anything less is not pro-life. If you claim to be pro-life and you're armed with anything beyond the Word of God, you're in the wrong cause and it would be better if you just stayed on the porch.


Anonymous said...

Hey Andy, some thoughtful comments. I have been praying for his family throughout the day. Was he really responsible for killing more than 60,000 babies?

Anonymous said...

Well put Andy. I know Tillers life should not have been taken in that way and nothing justifies it etc. etc. . However when i heard the news i have to admit my first gut reaction is that I hoped he was enjoying his first of many Sundays in hell. Of course now the Obama administration will use it against us and my tax dollars are paying for federal protection for mass murderers. Twisted justice.
Joy M.