A hat tip to Deacon Greg for pointing me to this picture. This is possibly the worst picture of all time. These are protesters at the funeral of abortion doctor George Tiller. If these people are really pro-lifers than why are they insisting that this man's death by murder is a good thing. Their vengeful ideal that they attribute to God is ludicrous and bad theology. I find it hard to believe not only that there are people in the world who are this STUPID but also this hateful.
This is a major detraction to the pro-life movement. Unfortunately, these people are the ones who represent the pro-life movement to the world because the news media has to cover these outlandish stories instead of the people who do the hard work of the pro-life cause, like those who work at pregnancy crisis centers.
Today, let us pray for respect for all life and that we can work together for life without violence and hatred.
Your humble blogger is Mike Hayes, a well-known expert in the world of young adult ministry (20s and 30s) in the Catholic Church. Mike is the author of Googling God (Paulist, 2007) where he explores both the chaotic world that young people live in and their religious reactions to that world. He also explores the age of instant gratification and how churches can respond to the needs of the young adult age by using technology alongside more traditional ministry methods.
Mike founded the award winning BustedHalo.com® in 2001 and continues to contribute to it as the editor of their catechetical section appropriately named Googling God.
Recently, he left BustedHalo® to focus on more direct ministry with young people at St Joseph University Parish as a Campus Minister for the South Campus at the University at Buffalo.
He has only two loves: his adorable wife, Marion and a nine pound chihuahua named Haze, who still find him amusing enough to let them live in their home.