View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Pro-Choice Violence: Recorded Threats

Here's a sampling of e-mail threats received by an Operation Rescue office since the murder of Dr. Tiller. Some are by pro-choicers. Some might just be by nutters. Some might be from a combination of the two.

From: Sarah Marcos

I'm trying to find out if anyone is collecting to hire attorneys and slash the hell out of your sick, psychopathic, fake-religious bulls***.

From: EDDIE MARTINEZ

I would like to donate my gun up your a** and pull the trigger this is to your f****** radical terrorist leader...you people make your country sick!!!!!

From: Tony

Time to start killing bible-thumping morons. If only YOUR parents had believed in abortion. F*** you & your dumb-a** god.

From: Elaine Carey

DEATH TO YOU ALL

From: Zuri Dawg

Let those that have sinned cast bullets towards you idiots as well.

From: Ann Roach

Since you and your followers promote the killing of doctors who carry out abortions, I think it's time for those of us who respect a woman's right to control her own reproduction to promote a little terrorism of our own. So watch out, keep looking over your shoulders, who knows who may be behind you?

From: Steven Frankel

I eagerly await the day that I see your blood on someone's hands. You freaken fraud piece of s***!!! Go to hell you child diddling motherf*****"

I edited the above comments with ***, and took off the e-mail addresses that were included in the original story. You can hear actual comments here (caution, they are unedited and some are quite foul) plus a video of vandalism at a pro-life office.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, what's your point? There are equally rabid and irrational people on the anti-abortion side as well.

All positions have their lunatic fringe. Pointing that out proves nothing.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

My point is that the media likes to paint the pro-lifers as violent, and ignores the pro-choice violence.

Pro-lifers are LESS violent as a whole that pro-choicers, but you would not get that from the largley pro-choice media.

By continuing to post information about pro-choice violence I'm hoping that people will begin to see the truth.

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you know that pro-lifers are less violent as a whole? What source do you chose to believe? How do you validate the information ? Even if it were true, what would it prove?

Frankly, I think you would be better served to stick with just repudiating the violence on both sides; it's not helpful to anyone and does not change hearts and minds.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

How do I know? Police reports, media accounts, 21 years as a reporter/newscaster, studies done by both pro-life and pro-choice groups.

When the mainstream media stops trying to paint only the pro-life side as a whole as violent, when they objectively cover the issue, then I won't have to report on these incidents.

6:17 PM  

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