Monday, July 27, 2009

Day In Court, Night In Hell

Scott Roeder, the accused murderer of Dr. Tiller has a preliminary hearing set for Tuesday.

In case you haven't been paying attention, on May 31st, Roeder is accused of walking into the Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, KS and shooting Dr. Tiller who was serving as an usher.

He is charged with first-degree murder.

Neither the prosecution or the defense are willing to say anything about the case and Roeder has so far refused to say what plea he plans to enter.

He has, however, been chatty about the crime itself.

Here are some of the things he has said over the course of several interviews with the Associated Press.

"Violence is not wrong in all situations, so if it takes that -- then if it is done righteously -- then, if it's done, it is OK."

"I know there are many other similar events planned around the country as long as abortion remains legal."

When asked if Tiller's murder was justified, Roeder replied, "Well, yeah. The thing is, how could it not be?"

"War has been declared upon the unborn."

He indicated that he would be "very pleased" if others took action to stop abortion "by any means necessary."

But every time Roeder has gotten close, he has stopped just short of confessing.

And the thing about reading between the lines, as obvious as it might be, is that it isn't evidence, so we do have to go through the formality of the preliminary hearing.

I'd like to think that one day this whole mess will be behind us and we can all sleep easy in our cloud beds with our halo pillows with our harp-sounding white noise machines with the warm feeling that comes from knowing that Roeder is in Hell being sodomized by Satan.

And that is what Flag Day is all about.

We, along with his wife, Jeanne and his children and grandchildren can find consolation that Dr. Tiller died because he refused to cower.

He saved the lives of countless women who had nobody else to turn to and he knew full well how this could have ended.

That kind of courage moves me beyond words.

That kind of compassion leaves me speechless.

For now, all we can do is hope for justice and that somebody will be brave enough to step up and put themselves in harms way to help these women who have nobody else who is willing to help then.

And pray that this isn't in fact the beginning of an attack on a much larger scale.

Once again, Dr. Tiller, thank you for the lives you saved and sleep well. You are my brother and when I see you on the other side, it will be an honor to shake your hand.

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