Sunday, May 31, 2009

Time for a Good Old Fashioned Book Burning

So the Bible now condones cold-blooded murder? In a church, no less?

George Tiller, an abortion doctor, was shot and killed in his Wichita church. The suspect was later stopped and arrested on interstate 35 in Kansas about 170 miles from the scene of the shooting.

The killer also threatened to shoot two other bystanders who tried to restrain him. They apparently weren't abortion providers. It remains unclear how menacing two innocent people would have pleased God. More importantly, the fact that the shooter fled the scene only demonstrates that he knew what he had done was wrong.

Randall Terry, founder of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue, weighed in on the crime by calling Tiller a "mass-murderer." He was not totally without compassion, however, adding that "We grieve for him that he did not have time to properly prepare his soul to face God." It remains unclear if Tiller's wife, four kids, and ten grand children agree with that assessment. I'm guessing they don't.

Tiller's clinic was one of only three in the nation that performed late-term abortions. The procedure, far more controversial than even regular abortions, takes place after the 21st week of pregnancy.

This is not the first time Tiller has been the target of violence. Back in 1993, he was shot in both arms by an abortion protester. And in 1985, his clinic was bombed.

Clearly the Bible corrupts people's minds and induces its readers to perform acts of violence. In order to protect the public, all copies of this evil book should be rounded up and burned.

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