Randall Terry is at it again. Because apparently the half-skull poster of Sonia Sotomayor and exhortations to his unstable flock about the Angel of Death weren’t nearly enough to get him the
fundraising haul attention he needed.
In any polite society, his brand of dangerous stoking of the fires of hell would get him shunned by decent people.
In fact, it’s well past time that GOP lawmakers were asked — clearly and without any ambiguity — what they think of Terry’s fire and brimstone violence stoking on behalf of their policy agenda.
Because they cannot have it both ways any more that Terry can.
Using Terry’s dangerous rhetoric to push the Republican policy agenda makes them just as responsible for the ends of those means as Terry is.
Either you embrace the violent ends that result from this and take responsibility. Or you denounce it for what it is: dangerous violence stoking rhetoric that poses a public threat, and is designed to scare public officials into inaction through threats of violence and retribution against their safety.
Just like it was designed to do with Dr. Tiller.
Here, though? Terry gets time at the National Press Club to spew his vile, violent venom:
Randall Terry, Founder of Operation Rescue, and other local pro-life advocates will hold a press conference at the National Press Club (529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC) on Tuesday, July 21, at 2:00 P.M. Mr. Randall Terry to discuss what he and other pro-life leaders will and will not do if healthcare passes and includes paying for child-killing, and what convulsions follow.
"Let all those in government be warned: They cannot order people to pay for the murder of babies, and betray God Himself, without horrific consequences." — Randall Terry
Background: It is clear that many elements in the pro-abortion congress and White House want to force Americans to pay for the murder of the unborn in their "healthcare" program. If that happens, it is tantamount to the government putting a gun to taxpayers’ heads to pay for the brutal murder of an innocent child. This is tyranny and evil of the highest order.
"Please understand: neither I, nor any thinking person wants the convulsions that would inevitably come from such a government policy — the decision to force Americans to pay for the murder of their neighbor.
"Nevertheless, the sheer horror and frustration of such an evil policy will lead some people to absolutely refuse to pay their taxes. And I believe — if my reading of history from America and around the world is correct — that there are others who will be tempted to acts of violence.
"If the government of this country tramples the faith and values of its citizens, history will hold those in power responsible for the violent convulsions that follow." — Randall Terry
That’s his full press release. I haven’t changed one word of it so you could see it in all of its gory.
He sure seems torn up about those "violent upheavals" he’s predicting, doesn’t he? The hypocrisy is stunning.
But worse? Is the sheer irresponsibility of stoking those violent flames and then trying to claim "I had nothing to do with this" because you weren’t the one actually pulling the trigger.
And note the date. Terry gets a two-fer: he’ll demagogue women’s health and Sonia Sotomayor, because it’s also the day set for the Judiciary Committee vote on her nomination. Swell.
Claiming the mantle of the Lord while advocating murder and mayhem? Not the christian teachings I learned in church. As if the Secret Service, the Marshall’s Service, the Capitol Police and the DC police don’t already have enough to do.
During the GOP/Bush administration, DOJ enforcement actions for violence against legal abortion providers cratered. That deliberate inaction was a policy choice as much as any other. Do GOP lawmakers agree with it? Shouldn’t they be asked?