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5.31.2009

Killing Killers forbidden by Jesus

So someone has killed abortion provider Dr. Tiller in Kansas.
He was at his Lutheran Church.
We can at this point only presume this was done by someone so opposed to abortion that they are using a"just war" theory to kill.
No matter where you are on the spectrum (and it is a spectrum, not a binary choice), if you claim to be a follower of Christ, this is deplorable.

And it is expressly forbidden by Jesus in the Gospels.

In the Garden of Gethsemane, the Roman soldiers have come for Jesus. Everyone know that they are killers of the innocent and that it is Jesus' death that they come with.

Peter pulls out his sword.

Jesus tells him to put it away.

He specifically forbids him to use violence to further his cause.

What part of that is equivocal?



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Comments:
Thank you for posting this! It is so sad :(

I'm holding the wife and the family of the courageous Dr. George Tiller in the Light. I'm also praying for protection for those who daily provide women with compassionate reproductive care.

A good website on this topic:

www.rcrc.org

"The blood poured off the pulpit/The blood poured down the picket lines/The hatred was immediate and the vengeance was divine/So, they went and stuffed God down the barrel of a gun/And after him they stuffed his only son."-Ani Difranco
 
It's so sad. I posted about it tonight, too. I think real evil is thinking that only we know what is right and that we have the right to impose our beliefs on others through various sorts of force, like violence. I am adding my prayer to John's.
 
Thank you, Peggy.
 
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