Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | June 1, 2009

A Tale of Two Murders

To the Editor:
Dr. George Tiller, abortionist, was gunned down as he stood in the lobby of his Wichita church yesterday morning. Condemnation for the act was immediate and widespread, with groups on both sides of the abortion issue loudly denouncing the murder.

I extend my sincere sympathy to Dr. Tiller’s family. I condemn the murder of Dr. Tiller! Furthermore, I also condemn the murder of 4,000 unborn babies killed in the USA today by abortion. If we are pro-life, how could we condone any murder?

Of particular interest, however, is the response that came within hours from U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder: “Federal law enforcement is coordinating with local law enforcement officials in Kansas on the investigation of this crime, and I have directed the United States Marshals Service to offer protection to other appropriate people and facilities around the nation. The Department of Justice will work to bring the perpetrator of this crime to justice. As a precautionary measure, we will also take appropriate steps to help prevent any related acts of violence from occurring.”

Two things stand out: First, according to the National Abortion Federation, a total of eight abortion providers (counting Dr. Tiller) have been killed in the United States and Canada since 1993, with Dr. Tiller being the first since 1998. (Eight is eight too many!) Yet, suddenly, the US Department of Justice has announced special protection for abortion providers and facilities around the nation. Far more police officers – and for that matter even high school and college students – have been gunned down in senseless acts of violence in that same time period; and yet, the US Marshals Service has not been directed to provide special protection to these individuals nationwide. Second, AG Holder announced “appropriate steps to help prevent any related acts of violence from occurring.” What would these “appropriate steps” be? Thinking back to this year’s Department of Homeland Security’s classification of pro-life Americans as domestic terrorists.

Holder’s announcement is troubling to say the least. But this Letter to the Editor is titled “A Tale of Two Murders” for a reason: Today, another murder took place. This one not in Kansas but in Arkansas. And not inside a church but in front of a U.S. Army recruiting station where a gunman drove by and shot two recruiters who were standing outside, killing one and injuring the other. Yet, where is the administration’s call for extra protection for US solders and military recruiting stations across the country? And where is the announcement that “appropriate steps” will be taken to prevent such acts from happening again?

Apparently, our government thinks soldiers are less worthy of protection than abortionists.

Pastor Terry Hagedorn
Calvary Baptist Church
Reedsville, WV 26547
Ph. 304-864-3870

“Pointing Mountaineers to Mount Calvary.”


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