Dan Holman - Missionaries to the Pre-Born, Iowa
Scott Roeder admitted to shooting the infamous abortionist and usher George Tiller inside the spiritual brothel of Reformed Lutheran Church. The only issue that needs to be resolved at his trial is: Was Scott Roeder justified in killing him?
We already know that public opinion is against him. Scott Roeder is as popular in Kansas as John Brown at Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia.
In 1860, and thoughout the Civil War, John Brown remained VERY popular in Kansas.
The media is setting the stage for Roeder’s crucifixion. Kansas City Star Reporter Roxana Hegeman has been in weekly contact with Roeder promising to print his story. But predictably she reneges and vilifies him. She also marginalizes his supporters. She dismisses Dave Leech’s assertion that Roeder is entitled to the “Necessity Defense” and labels him “an extremist.” It appears that Scott Roeder’s only defense will be denied him at his trial.
The Necessity Defense was allowed in a 1992 Kansas case regarding a clinic blockade. The Judge ruled those who blockaded this death camp were justified in protecting innocent human life. In 1993, the case was overturned by the Kansas Supreme Court. The justices do not know when life begins. That does not mean that a jury cannot determine whether the pre-born are people worthy of defense. Scott Roeder wants his day in court to explain to a jury of his peers his reasonable belief that the unborn are truly people worthy of defense.
In his 1994 murder trial of abortionist John Britton, The Reverand Paul Hill was denied the use of the Necessity Defense. Reverand Hill decided to identify with the pre-born children and remained silent throughout his trial. Reverand Hill's jury never heard his defense, his ONLY DEFENSE! At his sentencing, Reverand Paul Hill finally spoke: “Mix my blood with the blood of the children!”
A Christian friend of mine is troubled with my position on the justification of the use of force as I believe Mr. Scott Roeder was justified in the shooting of George Tiller. Tiller was a serial killer who preyed on the weak and the helpless. The laws of our land, and its corrupt political powers allowed him to continue his systematic slaughter of helpless innocent children under a color of law, under a pretense of medicine, and “choice.”
My Christian friend brought up his best argument. “Perhaps Dr. Tiller would have repented; perhaps he could have been a spokesman for the babies like Dr. Bernard Nathanson.”
Indeed, if George Tiller did repent, Mr. Scott Roeder would not have been justified in taking Tiller’s life. That would be vengeance on Mr. Roeder’s part. Vengeance, of course, IS NOT justifiable homicide unless it is conducted by the state under due process of law.
My friend admits that his argument is very weak. There was absolutely no outward signs of repentance. Tiller always gloated about his bloody massacres.
But for the sake of argument, let us entertain the thought that Tiller planned to repent on Tuesday; he still intended to kill one child on Monday. For the sake of Monday’s child Mr. Scott Roeder was justified in shooting Tiller at his church on Sunday.
Some argue that Monday’s baby was not in eminent danger; the sacrificial knife of George Tiller was not yet poised at baby’s throat.
Suppose someone had a contract hit on you or yours, and your only opportunity to defend yourself was on Sunday. Would you wait until the assassin was squeeeeezing the trigger before you act?
What part of “serial killer” do you not understand?
One final argument is made: Mr. Roeder did not allow for George Tiller’s repentance, thereby sending him straight to hell. Tiller MIGHT had become another Dr. Bernard Nathanson!
At age 67, Tiller had plenty of space for repentance.
Yes, Dr. Bernard Nathanson repented. Yes, before the Throne Room of Christ, Dr. Nathanson’s sins are forgiven and forgotten. Dr. Nathanson’s testimony is one of many of the great salvation purchased for those who put faith and trust in the precious blood of Jesus Christ. Even a mass murder like Dr. Bernard Nathanson or a Dr. George Tiller might be reconciled to God for their crimes against humanity. This is the great hope for us all. We are all better or worse, none of us is good enough to go to heaven; we are all just good enough to go to hell. It is only through the atoning work of Jesus Christ that we, Nathanson, or anyone else might be saved. Dr. Bernard Nathanson admits to killing 10,000 babies during his reign of terror. I am sure that he would be the first to admit that his salvation is not worth one of these children’s lives!
Who would sacrifice their child in the hope that George Tiller MIGHT repent? Those who say they would are idiots! They probably do not inconvenience themselves to go to an abortion clinic, to speak up for those being killed.
Scott Roeder is entitled to use the Necessity Defense at his trial. Shame on Kansas if it this is denied to him.
dan & donna holman
Keokuk, Iowa 52632
Office: (319) 524-5587
Cell: (319) 601-9349
DISCLAIMER: Missionaries to the Pre-born, Iowa, and its associates does not advocate killing abortion doctors, nor do we condemn those who do it.
Any coward who supports abortion has the blood of babies on their hands.
Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed:
for in the image of God made he man.
Numbers 35:33 So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are:
for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the
blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.
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