Originally Posted by DarrylS
There will be those who advocate for the constitution and believe that this somehow was a good thing, no matter how you cut it vigilante justice is not very good for this country. Somehow his killer will be turned into some type of perverse hero...
I agree wholeheartedly with the bolded text.
I also feel that that unlawfully taking of someone's life is a terrible thing, and to do so in a house of worship is beyond perverted. The person, or persons responsible should be prosecuted and no mercy shown upon them at sentencing.
That said...... I would be a completely lying if did not come clean and say that I believe wholeheartedly that late term abortion is MURDER and that the victim here was a murderer many time over. That in no way justifies or condones this act, as murder under any circumstance is wrong, but it is what it is.
I would say that I feel somewhat similar to the way I felt when learn that a murderer is killed (unjustifiably) in prison. It's terrible, but as Beli Fan puts it so well; a lot of worse things happened today.
The killer should absolutely NOT be regarded as a hero, but the victim should also not be portrayed as some kind of martyr on the alter of human compassion either. This is a crime no doubt, but the sympathy factor will not be there for MANY out there. That may not be right, but that is the truth.
As much as I think this was wrong, I am struggling to find to much sympathy, beyond the personal loss to his family and friends. Thats just the truth. Crucify me if you must, but at least I'm being honest.