Faith and Freedom with Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and BarbWire’s Matt Barber… An 11-minute weekday radio program discussing hot topics in the area of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the family.
The shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood abortion clinic is a tragic situation, the loss of innocent lives were taken by this one individual. But this individual is not someone who is pro-life. In fact, this is individual obviously was mentally deranged and it should not be used to paint with a broad brush the pro-life movement, because the pro-life movement does believe in the sanctity of all human life.
Mat Staver: Matt, this particular individual, we don’t know a lot about him yet, and we still don’t know all of his motives. But one of the things that does seem to be clear is he was mentally deranged in many respects. He had some minor and some more major criminal past, none of which looked like he was convicted of. But he had several run-ins with the law.
We do know also, even though the mainstream media is not reporting it, on his voter registration he listed himself as “unaffiliated,” so he was neither Republican nor Democrat…he can’t be misconstrued as some right-wing conservative. And also on his voter registration he listed his gender as female, although he is decidedly, obviously male.
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And he goes into this abortion clinic and he ends up taking the lives of several people, injuring others. But he ends up killing a police officer who was a pro-life Christian, part-time pastor.
Certainly this is not the face of a pro-lifer and he had no indication that he was part of the pro-life movement.
Matt Barber: No, none at all. In fact, that’s the greatest irony here. One of the three innocent people that the mad man murdered was a Christian, pro-life police officer who went to the Planned Parenthood, somewhere where he disagreed with the murder of unborn babies, yet went there to protect the lives of innocent people, and gave his life as a Christian protecting others, even those who support abortion. He is the representation of pro-life Christianity here.
This murderer, Robert Dear, was not. In fact, all the evidence is pointing to the fact that this guy was a recluse…
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