Religious Terrorism

The right-wing religious wackiness has come to a natural conclusion: abortion doctor George Tiller shot dead, in a church no less. Earlier in the year conservatives, Republicans and other right-wing nutjobs were feigning outrage over the DHS report that expressed concern over right-wing terrorism, among other things. Why be surprised? Four doctors were murdered during President Clinton’s two terms, along with two receptionists and a security guard. Tiller himself was shot too, in 1993, although he survived until Sunday’s shooting. But that’s not all. There were bombings, stabbings and shootings that injured many more.

Strangely, there were no shootings during President Bush’s calm eight years. This is because the anti-abortion foes are easily pacified by a false sense of progress. Although Bush, and every other Republican president has done absolutely nothing to address their concerns over the past thirty-plus years, the religious terrorists seem to hold their fire until a Democratic president is in office. That’s when the threat of keeping Roe v. Wade as law is intensified.

(Yes, that last sentence is supposed to sound ridiculous.)

The DHS report was exactly right to be concerned about such extremists, and they should include Bill O’Reilly along with Operation Rescue in their analysis. But I’ve already said too much about that tool.

If a man can be shot dead in his own church in the name of Christian ethics, well, this gives you an insight to how I feel about the validity of Christian ethics. I’ve already seen comments and opinions regarding Dr. Tiller from such Christianists that would make a Satanist proud–no, that’s giving Satanists a bad name.

Of Dr. Tiller’s death, Mr. Leach said, “To call this a crime is too simplistic,” adding, “There is Christian scripture that would support this.”

NY Times

Christian scripture, by the way, is officially off limits at The Booze Cabinet. If there were a god, how sick would she be to see what is done in her name? Count me out of that silly game, religion.

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