Randall Terry for Beginners

What President Obama faces at Notre Dame today is embodied by Randall Terry, a leading figure in the protests. Salon.com describes Terry’s anti-abortion activism history this way:

The Operation Rescue zealot turned off a lot of working-class people who were nervous about whether abortion might have become “too easy” years back, by unleashing a few thousand die-hards who began chaining themselves to clinic doors and barging into operating rooms in the ’70s to “save the babies.” The idea that anything goes in fighting abortion died along with five abortion providers and one clinic escort shot to death between 1993 and 1998. Unapologetic, Terry recently converted to Catholicism, and was arrested at Notre Dame walking around with a stroller occupied by a baby doll covered in blood.

Terry continues his firebrand ways. Here’s what he said on May 4th, in the run-up to Obama’s speech:

The Obama/Notre Dame harlotry is the “consummation” of Catholic America’s godless marriage to moral relativism, lukewarmness, and unholy pacifism.

Pacifism is unholy? He certainly reads the Sermon on the Mount differently from me.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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