Given the press over the arrest of James Kopp, and the fact that I share a
proper name with him, as well as the broad label of the main stream media of
being "anti-abortion," I think I need to address the mindset which so many have been
led to believe because of the brainwashing by the Left. As for relations with this other Kopp, there is no relationship by name or philosophy. We are related only as children of God...as are all the children in the womb who merit respect and protection.
As we hear about this case in the coming news cycles, we need to keep basic
principles in mind.
There is a simple test anyone can apply to the morality of an act. When
someone who calls themself a Christian tells me that a woman should have the
right to choose, that God is Merciful and wouldn't force a woman to carry a
child she did not want, or that was a result of rape or incest, implying the
act is somehow NOT immoral, I ask them a simple question:
"Can YOU picture Jesus Christ dressed in surgical garb, at an abortion
clinic, ripping a baby piece by piece from a woman's womb?!? Is that
Merciful? Would Jesus Christ EVER commit such a crime?"
The answer is as obvious to us as it is to pro-abortion men and woman.
Likewise, can anyone imagine Jesus Christ dressed in fatigues and black
face, hiding in bushes behind an abortionist's home, clutching a high
powered rifle, waiting for an opportunity to take the life of that
abortionist? Can anyone imagine HIM killing an abortionist who would then
die unrepentant in his sin, damned eternally to Hell?
No. The answer is obvious. EVERY man, no matter how vile his crime, must
have an opportunity to repent and be saved. Jesus would never hide in the
bushes with a rifle to take the life of a sinner.
It is not hard, however, to imagine Jesus quietly praying on the sidewalk
for the unfortunate women entering the abortuary. It is also easy to imagine
them drawn to His presence, quietly pouring out their suffering and pain.
Finally, His words to them, as they decide to keep their child, we already
"And neither do I condemn you."
But because He loves them and wants what is best for them, He would ALWAYS
"Go and sin no more."
Perfect justice exists ONLY in Heaven. Due to Original Sin, we will NEVER
have Perfect Justice here on earth. An anti-abortion activist that resorts
to violence is not acting in the way of the Lord. Period.
On the other hand, a large percentage of abortuary clinic bombings and
arsons happen not at the hands of protesters but by the hands of clinic
owners themselves, their petty rivals, and even boyfriends whose child was
killed in the womb by the abortionist.
Likewise, many of the murders of abortionists were a result not of
"anti-abortion violence" but of the consequences of the debased immoral
lives abortionists live. Here's a few examples from a Wanderer article of
December 10, 1998:
"Among some of the more grisly-though not exactly atypical-deaths of
prominent abortionists are these few from the files of the Pro-Life Action
League in Chicago, provided to The Wanderer for this report:
" San Diego abortion clinic director, militant radical feminist, and lesbian
Deborah Fleming, 35, shot herself in the head on May 26th, 1990 in a motel
room in Yuma, Ariz. She was, apparently, distraught over her inability to
conceive a child.
" Abortionist Lynn D. Weller of Kansas City was shot to death in his home in
September, 1973 by two masked gunmen, hired by rival abortionist Dr. William
Carlos, who was angry that Weller was having an affair with his ex-wife.
" Notorious Chicago abortion mill owner Kenneth Yellen literally died in the
gutter after his gangland-style execution in November, 1979: five shots in
the head as he walked to work. Police discovered that Yellen-who also was
involved in the gambling, prostitution, and pornography- businesses -was
more than $1 million in debt.
" George Patterson, who operated abortion mills in Alabama and Florida, was
gunned down outside a porn theater in downtown Mobile in august, 1993, where
he was a regular customer."
Is James Kopp guilty of murdering an abortion doctor? God alone knows.
However it must be remembered that he was an effective pro-life presence,
and the administration that launched the international manhunt for him was
virulently pro-abortion, was also guilty of Ruby Ridge and the deaths of so
many children at Waco, and held a visceral hatred for pro-life efforts in
general. If Kopp is guilty he must be brought to justice. If he is innocent,
I fear he will not find justice in our courts.
But we must remember that there is Perfect Justice in Heaven for both baby
killers and baby killer killers.
In His Peace,