Not only that, he was killed at his church.
In a news conference on Sunday afternoon, Capt. Brent Allred said they were looking for a blue Ford Taurus with a K-State vanity plate, license number 225 BAB. He said the car was registered to an owner in Merriam.
Police described the shooter as a white male in his 50s or 60s, 6 feet 1 inch tall, 220 pounds, wearing a white shirt and dark pants.
Tiller became known because his abortion clinic was one of the few in the country that would perform late term abortions. Because of this, he was repeatedly attacked by militant anti-abortionists. His clinic was bombed in 1986, he was shot in 1993 and just last month his clinic was seriously vandalized.
Operation Rescue, the organization that usually organizes demonstrations in front of Tiller’s clinic, has already officially condemned the murder, but members have repeatedly caller for Tiller’s death.
However, then there’s this statement from the founder of Operation Rescue, Randall Terry:
George Tiller was a mass-murderer. We grieve for him that he did not have time to properly prepare his soul to face God. I am more concerned that the Obama Administration will use Tiller’s killing to intimidate pro-lifers into surrendering our most effective rhetoric and actions. Abortion is still murder. And we still must call abortion by its proper name; murder.
Those men and women who slaughter the unborn are murderers according to the Law of God. We must continue to expose them in our communities and peacefully protest them at their offices and homes, and yes, even their churches.
Wow. It takes some brass ones to put out a statement like that after somebody was murdered at their church. Kind of classless if you ask me.
More as it develops…