I got the text and fell silent immediately. Anyone who knows me knows that I am VERY passionate about the issue of abortion and letting my voice be heard against the atrocity that has taken place in our country were millons of babies have been mass-murdered.
HOWEVER, two wrongs DON'T make a right! I've used that statement against abortion and the selfish reasons people use to undergo the procedure, but today I am using it against the crime committed against Tiller. It's horrible that someone justified murder for murder. Jesus says in the New Testament that if we "hate" our brother, we've committed murder in our hearts. God is very serious about this issue and we can't label something as "justice" because we believe it's for the greater good. It's not a "gift" or sacrifice that God sees as pleasing to Him!
I just felt to write a statement on here because I've been very open and outspoken on here concerning abortion and my thoughts on it morally - yet I wanted to acknowledge that in no way do I believe this is the "answer" we as Pro-Lifers are looking for. WE stand for LIFE...not LIFE unless we think it's better for someone to be gone.
I am hoping and praying that the pro-life movement isn't attacked by this tragedy. I can already hear the media and pro-choice rioters mocking what it is that we stand for and I'm sure there will be a definate attack on who we really are and what we truly believe in.
**(added @ 11:16pm) There are a couple statements I've read today as the news has progressed that have absolutely just sickened me though:
The family said its loss "is also a loss for the city of Wichita and women across America. George dedicated his life to providing women with high-quality health care despite frequent threats and violence."
Nancy Keenan, president of abortion-rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America, issued a statement praising Tiller's commitment.
"Dr. Tiller's murder will send a chill down the spines of the brave and courageous providers and other professionals who are part of reproductive-health centers that serve women across this country. We want them to know that they have our support as they move forward in providing these essential services in the aftermath of the shocking news from Wichita," Keenan said.
OH MY! Seriously - as much as I disagree with his murder, in no way does that out rule the murderous man that he was and yet both of these statements make him out to be a 'saint' who died for the cause. There is nothing "brave and courageous" about heartless murder. Ugh! His family said he provided women with high quality health care --OH COME ON! I'm just getting frustrated now at the ignorance. I'm sorry guys, but I cannot ignore this. They called these abortion clinics, "reproductive-health centers!!!" What about terminating a pregnancy and destroying a life makes a clinic earn the title of "reproductive-health center?" Maybe ANTI-reproductive health, because they are hindering the process of reproduction and taking health from a life!!!! OH MAN...this frustrates me. What I'm saying now isn't about "Tiller," it's about these people who see this as a noble thing, I'm beyond irritated by these comments and I'm going to choose to stop writing about them now before I get myself in trouble....
"Father God, I pray you'd show me how to love like you love and how to genuinely pray for this family as you'd have me to pray. Lord, I pray what the enemy meant for harm would be used for your glory. I pray the Tiller family would find hope in you alone Lord Jesus! Father God I pray you'd protect the innocent lives that were scheduled for execution this week - that their lives would be spared and they'd live to have a testimony as to how their life was snatched from the jaws of abortion. Lord Jesus, I pray you'd help those mothers to stop and think twice about the decision they were choosing to make and that their hearts would beat for the cry of life. I pray against confusion and ungodly thoughts amongst pro-lifers and anti-life groups alike. I pray that your truth would prevail and it'd be evident that murder isn't justifiable on either front. I pray that what has been done in the dark would be exposed in the light through this and the reality of abortion would be made clear. I pray that there wouldn't be question any longer as to it being a "moral" or "personal opinion," - I pray that it'd simply become truth. Abortion is murder - end of story. It's not a 'religious issue,' it's a human rights issue. Father God, I just pray you'd calm the storm raging in my heart and in my mind over this issue right now, I pray you'd give me wisdom and direction on how to stand in a way that your love is shown, not hate. I'm at a loss of words...I just pray that this backsliden nation would just be drawn back to you. I love you Lord and I'm crying out that you'd stay your hand and spare this nation full of greed, lust, perversion and blood-shed. In Jesus' precious name I pray, AMEN!"
SPEAK FOR THE WEAK
Romans 12:17 (NIV)
17Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.