Monday, June 1, 2009

Killing Of Dr. George Tiller Is ‘Affront To Every Moral System Imaginable,’ Says AU’s Lynn

June 1, 2009

Killing Of Dr. George Tiller Is ‘Affront To Every Moral System Imaginable,’ Says AU’s Lynn

Americans United for Separation of Church and State today deplored the murder of a Kansas doctor nationally known for his work on behalf of women’s reproductive rights.

Dr. George Tiller was shot dead Sunday morning while serving as an usher at Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kan.

“The murder of Dr. Tiller is an affront to every moral system imaginable,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Americans United executive director. “He had worked relentlessly to preserve the guarantee that women could make their own medical and ethical decisions. Our deepest sympathies go to his family, friends and patients.”

Tiller, who provided abortions to women with problem pregnancies, has been the target of a vicious – and sometimes violent – campaign by extreme Religious Right activists who want to ban all abortions in keeping with their doctrinal mandates.


  1. Is there a group of people more arrogant, more intolerant, and more hateful than those who proclaim to have an intimate knowledge of the will of God? And is there any group more zealous in the implementation of said will than these fundamentalists, these pious zombies singing "Onward Christian Soldiers!" as they bash away at Satan and all his

    Of course, Satan's works include legal abortion, gay marriage,feminism, the teaching of the Theory of Evolution and sex education in public schools, Hollywood, the "liberal" media, and ... well, let's just say ol' Satan has been real busy lately. But fret not, the saints are on the march and, while stoning people is no longer considered acceptable, there are other forms of intimidation, up to and including blowing an abortion provider's brains out.

    Are we liberals too nice? No, I don't advocate murder, but it galls me
    to think of all the shit the godly wingnuts get away with. They plop
    themselves down in front of an abortion clinic and hoot and screech
    like the simians they evolved from (though they deny that, vehemently),
    and make a difficult situation even more difficult for the women who go
    there. Just once I'd love to see a few dozen atheists on the lawn of a
    fundy church giving them hell about their idiotic religious views.
    Yeah, that sounds like fun but we all know what would happen: one of
    the Holy Joes would snap, go out to his p
    ickup, grab a rifle, and open
    fire--in the name of Jesus, no less.

    Oh well, I suppose we heathens will have to be content with the recent
    best-selling books by Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, and Dennett. The

    fundies are not only certifiable, they're well armed. And they hear,
    so very clearly, the voice of GOD.

    Larry Forrest, Oklahoma

  2. "While most pro-life leaders condemned the May 31 murder of a controversial abortion provider inside his Wichita, Kan., church, one former Southern Baptist Convention official called it an answer to prayer.

    "I am glad George Tiller is dead," Wiley Drake, the SBC's former second vice president, said on his Crusade Radio program June 1.

    Tiller, one of only a few doctors in America who still performed a controversial late-term procedure termed "partial-birth" abortion by critics, was gunned down in the foyer of Reformation Lutheran Church just after the morning worship service began. He was serving as an usher for the congregation, where he was a long-time member.


    Drake, who served as second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention in 2006-2007, made headlines in 2007 for issuing a call for similar "imprecatory prayer" -- prayers from the Bible urging divine wrath on the enemies of God -- against leaders of Americans United for Separation of Church and State."

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