Sunday, May 31, 2009

Even more on Dr. Tiller

Bob,

Dr. George Tiller was assassinated today.

I'm sure you already know that, having watched the news. And make no mistake, he was assassinated. Tiller was a high profile person, specifically targeted because of who he was and what he did for a living.

The person responsible hasn't been identified yet, but would you care to guess the religion of the assassin? Do you think he was a Muslim? Maybe an atheist?

Of course not. He was a Christian.

I can already hear your bleatings: The assassin wasn't a Christian because "true" Christians don't kill people. "True" Christians are the ones legally protesting and "protecting" the fetuses. "True" Christians should be shocked and appalled that someone would kill in Christ's name.

But your all your whining is meaningless, Bob. The reason is simple: Because every single day, you advocate violence. You support the torture of people suspected of being terrorists. You support the going to war on people that had nothing to do with the September 11 attacks. You support the death penalty. So let's be honest, Bob. You're satisfied with Tiller's assassination, aren't you?

You're satisfied with Tiller's assassination because you are well practiced in the fine art of moral equivocation. You don't believe that the Bush administration advocated torture because you define torture as anything but what the Bush administration did. You don't mind the death of innocent civilians in Iraq because, honestly, no Muslim is innocent, right? And Tiller's assassination is acceptable because he's killed so many "babies."

And I'm not just speculating here, Bob. You've invited violent people to be guests on you show. As DJ pointed out, you've given airtime to Cheryl Sullenger, a woman convicted of conspiring to blow up an abortion clinic. You've had Randall Terry on your show, who, in reacting to Tiller's assassination, said "George Tiller was a mass murderer and we cannot stop saying that...He was an evil man - his hands were covered with blood." I'm sure if I looked hard enough, I could find others.

So I'm asking you to be intellectually honest, Bob. I want you to plainly state what you really think: Tiller's assassination was justified, and that thousands of lives will be saved by the killing of this doctor.

I do have a few of lingering questions, though. If you take the position that Tiller's death was unjustified, immoral, anti-Christian and illegal, what are you going to do about it? Are you going to denounce Sullenger and her ilk for their violent past? Are you going to advocate for the cessation of all violence as anti-Christian? Or will you do nothing, as I expect you to?

By the way, did you know that Kansas reinstated the death penalty in 1994? When the assassin is caught and sentenced to death, will you support the conviction and sentence?

Should Tiller's assassination be compounded by another death?

How much death are you willing to settle for, in order to bring about the Christian nation you long for?

Irl

3 comments:

djtyg said...

Looks like we dragged out the terrorist sympathizers.

Irl Hudnutt said...

Osuboy1 & Ms. Smith:

I've deleted your comments for blogwhoring. If you want to engage in conversation, do so. But don't cut and paste garbage from your sites and expect it remain posted.

Here's the first question that you can answer: Would Jesus have condonded the violent assassination of Dr. Tiller?

audioguy64 said...

I checked out Ms. Smith's website. She's a real nutcase. Her motto is, "A little too conservative for some conservatives to handle." She has posted several pictures of herself trying to look like the virgin Mary and she her blog posts include such gems as, "The Pope's Hitler Youth Revealed" and "Marie Osmond's Lesbian Daughter." It's scary to think that psychos like her are walking the streets.