TERRY RANDALL IS A HERO AND A VILLAIN.  He is a hero to most pro-life activists because he has dedicated his life to fighting for the protection of the law for unborn children.  He is a villain to almost all of the main-stream media and to some pro-life activists because he has dedicated his life to FIGHTING for the protection of the law for unborn children.

That is the sad reality.  While Randall Terry’s words and actions may not please everyone, I  have no doubt that they are pleasing to God.  He has the courage and conviction which are necessary to combat the forces of evil which have been responsible for the killing of so many millions of babies in our Nation since the infamous decision of SCOTUS in Roe  v Wade and Roe v Bolton.

Randall Terry in presently in Wichita, Kansa for the trial of Scott Roeder, the man who shot and killed Doctor George Tiller, the Nation’s leading abortionist who specialized in late term abortions using the horrible method of partial-birth abortion as his killing method.  When Randall Terry arrived in Wichita his enemies in the pro-life movement and in the main-stream media immediately accused him of going to Wichita to defend Scott Roeder.

Nothing could be further from the truth.  Randall Terry went to Wichita, not to defend Scott Roeder but to press for a fair trial in which the motives of Scott Roeder would be put into the record for the jury to consider and to prevent the trial from becoming a canonization ceremony for ‘Saint’ George Tiller.

Here are some excerpts from press releases Randall Terry has issued in Wichita:


The Trial of Scott Roeder

“We are not coming to condone or condemn Scott Roeder’s actions. That decision will soon rest with the jury. However, there are those who want to pretend this trial has nothing to do with child-killing by abortion; that is a farce. It’s like saying that the trials of Nat Turner and John Brown had nothing to do with slavery.

“We will be present to be a voice for the babies who perished at George Tiller’s hand, and to raise a series of ‘academic questions’ such as the following:

“Was John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry completely right, completely wrong, or a mix of both? Was Brown a hero or a villain?”

“Was Nat Turner’s slave rebellion completely just, completely unjust, or a mixture of both? Was Turner a hero or a villain?”

“George Tiller murdered 60,000 babies by his own hand. Scott Roeder knew this. How can Mr. Roeder receive a fair trial if this data is kept from the jury? Will the jury be allowed to hear evidence – such as the grizzly means by which these babies were slain and disposed of – evidence that would clearly effect Mr. Roeder’s state of mind?

“Did Sedgwick County District Court Judge Warren Wilbert already deny Scott Roeder a fair trial, by having a jury questionnaire that was geared to identify Christians and pro-lifers, and thereby exclude them? In other words, has His Honor denied Mr. Roeder a fair trial of a jury of his peers?”

“If George Tiller has murdered 60,000 Jews, would the judge exclude all Jews from the jury, or insist that only anti-Semites could be be jurors?”

Here is the portion of the Jury questionnaire being discussed. These questions are patently offensive and discriminatory:

– What is your religious affiliation/denomination, if any?

– Do you attend a place of worship, i.e., Church, Temple, etc.?  If yes, state where and how often?

– If applicable, do you participate in other activities in your place of worship?  If yes, please state the type of activities and how frequently:

– If married or living with a mate, please describe their religious preference:

– If applicable, does your place of worship and/or particular denomination take an official stand on the practice of abortion?

– How would you rate the importance of your religious beliefs in your day to day life?  Utmost important, Very important, Somewhat important, Not important at all
– Do you have any principles based on religious or ethical teaching or dogma that would affect your ability to serve as a fair and impartial juror?  If yes, please explain.


The “Rule of Law” and the “Law of Blood”

Press Statement of Randall Terry regarding Scott Roeder’s Trial: 1/27/10

The vast majority of the pro-life movement is committed to the rule of law, with a firm commitment to end child-killing by peaceful, legal means. 37 years of tireless political efforts to defend unborn babies proves this. In this trial, that commitment remains.

But there is another law – the Law of Blood – written by our Maker. It is etched in the heart of man and the laws of nature, and we cannot escape its reality or consequences.

When the rule of law and the Law of Blood clash, such as in George Tiller’s death, we must not pretend that there is no connection between Mr. Tiller’s shedding of innocent blood and Scott Roeder’s act of violence against him. There is sowing; there is reaping.

When considering this trial, remember the words of Abraham Lincoln: “Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said “the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.”

Or apply the ominous warning of David Walker’s Appeal (Written 1830) to the case at hand: “America is more our country, than it is the whites – we have enriched it with our blood and tears. The greatest riches in all America have arisen from our blood and tears: – and will they drive us from our property and homes, which we have earned with our blood? …The Americans have got so fat on our blood and groans, that they have almost forgotten the God of armies. They forget that God rules in the armies of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth, having his ears continually open to the cries, tears and groans of his oppressed people; and being a just and holy Being will at one day appear fully in behalf of the oppressed, and arrest the progress of the avaricious oppressors; for although the destruction of the oppressors God may not effect by the oppressed, yet the Lord our God will bring other destructions upon them…” (This magnificent, prophetic treatise can be read at http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/walker/walker.html)

These statements echo the words of Genesis: “Then the LORD said to Cain, ‘Where is Abel your brother?’ He said, ‘I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?’ And the LORD said, ‘What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground. And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.’ (Genesis 4: 9-11) And again: “For your lifeblood I will surely require a reckoning…” (Genesis 9:5)

Precious unborn babies – like the 60,000 slain by Mr. Tiller – have their tortured bodies thrown into dumpsters where rats and dogs devour their bodies and blood; others are strewn in landfills to decay while vermin and maggots claim their earthly remains; others are flushed into sewers where their innocent blood flows to… the devil knows where.

Their innocent blood cries to God – as did the blood of slaves. Will God ignore this deafening cry? Will we pretend their blood has no place in this trial? This trial is the place where the rule of law and the “law of blood” meet. This jury has the right and duty to hear what drove Scott Roeder to such extremity. For the rule of law to prevail in court, Mr. Roeder must be able to tell the jury why he killed George Tiller. Otherwise, this trial is a farce, and both the rule of law and the law of blood is thrown aside. And as our nation’s history proves, such contempt for law and blood has horrific consequences.

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I am a retired Roman Catholic Bishop, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, Texas
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