Thursday, June 4, 2009
The murderer-martyr syndrome
Allie Martin - OneNewsNow - 6/3/2009 7:30:00
The niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., says the murder of late-term abortionist George Tiller must be strongly condemned by those in the pro-life movement.
Scott Roeder has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Tiller in a Wichita, Kansas, church Sunday morning. The 51-year-old Roeder was charged Tuesday and appeared in court via video from jail. He is accused of killing Tiller as the doctor served as an usher at Reformation Lutheran church.
The president of the Kansas Coalition for Life, Mark Gietzen, says Roeder was "incredibly stupid" if he thought killing Tiller would be "a pro-life act." Geitzen says the slaying has instead turned Tiller "into a martyr" while doing nothing to stop abortion.
Dr. Alveda King, pastoral associate of Priests for Life, could not agree more. She says pro-life supporters must never answer violence with violence.
Dr. Alveda King (King for America)"I'm hoping that people will remember that little babies are being murdered in America by the thousands -- and that has not been called a hate crime," she shares. "While it is hateful to gun someone down in a church -- and yes it is; it really, really is -- it is also hateful for us to stand by and approve the murder of our little babies."
King says she was able to attend a peaceful demonstration outside Tiller's clinic two years ago.
"I went to his clinic, and I was asked to excuse myself and not to stay," she recalls. "When Dr. Tiller got there, he drove right past me; they gave him the letter that I had written to him. And he nodded at me, I nodded at him, and he sent me out a message saying, 'We both care about women. We just have different ways of showing that.'"
King says she is saddened by the fact, that as far as she knows, Tiller did not repent and trust Christ as Savior and Lord.
Tiller's funeral is to be held Saturday at College Hill United Methodist Church in Wichita.
Killing Tiller doesn't make Roeder a hero. If violence can solve a problem, one might as well go and finish off all tyrant statesmen.
What shocked me was not Tiller being murdered, but rather the fact on why was Tiller still allowed to serve God when the Church knew about his wrong deeds? It showed that the Pastor condoned the job of Tiller! God will hold the Church responsible.
I believed Tiller went to the wrong Church. If he was in a good Church, he would have given up his wicked job of performing abortions.