Sunday, September 27, 2009

Army of God chastises churches for having Dr. Tiller

Donald Spitz is at it again. He sent a letters to Reformation Lutheran Church -- for "allowing" Dr. Tiller to serve as usher -- and College Hill United Methodist Church for hosting Dr. Tiller's funeral. According to the Kansas City Star, Spitz also sent the letters to Scott Roeder.

“You’re supposed to bring your brother to repentance, not accept what they’re doing,” he said. “It’d be no different than if you knew someone was a thief in your congregation and you just welcomed him in and didn’t say anything to him whatsoever.”

About Reformation Lutheran, Spitz had this to say (of what was published, that is):

"Why would you allow a babykilling abortionist like George Tiller to serve as an usher in your church without informing him his eternal soul was at stake for the sins he was committing?"

You "have failed in your responsibility towards the position He has placed you in and have brought damnation onto yourselves," Spitz told the pastors.

And in a phone interview with Judy Thomas:

"If Reformation Lutheran Church had done its job and brought George Tiller to repentance, he would be alive and the babies he killed would be alive ... But George Tiller received his just reward, and Reformation Lutheran Church is to blame for his blood, and the blood of the children he murdered is on their hands."

This is the typical view of anti-choice zealots. It's not *their* fault Dr. Tiller died. It's his church's fault, his family's fault, his friend's fault; it's Nola Foulston's and Paul Morrison's fault for not fully prosecuting him for his "crimes"; and, most importantly, it's Dr. Tiller's fault. If he hadn't been providing this service to women, he wouldn't have been murdered.

But that's not how the world works. No matter how unpopular your job or life is, so long as it's legal, no one deserves to be mistreated, let alone die for doing their job.

Spitz also sent a letter to CHUM, saying "Instead of standing up as a servant of the Lord and speaking out against this mass murderer, you have praised him as being a Christian, which is blasphemous."