Monday, March 28, 2005

The "Saving Terri" Cause = Christianity?

Neal Boortz has an interesting take on the efforts of the bible-thumpers to "save" Terri Schiavo. Basically these folks have taken over the issue and have now made it part of their self-righteous "holy" crusade.

Here are two quick takes from his "Neal's Nuze" on the subject (and YES Neal, you get credit for them!!!)....

  • At the end of the street is Triple O Auto. It's an auto repair shop operated by a single father trying to raise two sons. The triple O stands for "On Our Own." Protestors have been parking in the Triple O driveway. When Scotty Jackson, the owner, asked one of the protestors to move his car the man waved his Bible at Scotty, shouted some obscenities and walked off. Criticize this protestor and you're Christian bashing.
  • There are 70 other patients in that hospice. They're all dying. Because of the protestors they can't come outside the hospice to sit in their gardens and enjoy their last Spring. If you say that the protestors are hurting the other dying patients at the hospice, you're Christian bashing.

These are just two examples of the damage these people are causing. Let's not forget the death threats. Let's not forget the rampant abuse of government power these people are demanding.

Oh, and let's not forget their DEMANDS to radio stations that if a talk show host doesn't support their position that the show be taken off the air! (That's another Boortz link, BTW.) See? It's not just about the racy stuff you hear on Howard Stern anymore. It's about silencing the supporters of ANY position that they are opposed to!

It's no wonder why Terri's parents are asking that these people just LEAVE. These people are not doing their cause any favors by their antics.

By the way, Neal has a GREAT take on this matter that he posted over on Town Hall's website the other week. But I'm not going to give you THAT link. Instead this is from his own website. (Town Hall is currently run by the Herritage Foundation - even though they claim they just broke free of them - and if you knew who runs that group, you'd know why I'd prefer to not give them any links.)

Okay guys... let's keep the comments coming!


Brent said...

If I'm not mistaken, there was a story over the weekend that went like this:

Because of all of the ruckus caused by those alleged "Christians" at the hospice, there were guards going performing all sorts of searches on people to make sure no one was trying to slip a gun or other weapons into the building.

There was a woman who had a grandparent (I think her grandfather) in there and she had to go through the search.

While she was being searched, her grandfather died. She missed being with him in his final moments by one minute.

Needless to say, the entire family is ticked. If I can find a link, I'll post it here.

Brent said...

Found one! From The Associated Press vis Yahoo News...

BTW, I'm using the term "Christians" to describe only those who are demanding Your United States Government and Your State of Florida Government step in and interfere. I don't mean it to describe all Christians, of course.

FWIW, I'm a Unitarian Universalist myself and have also attended Ethical Culture churches in the past year myself.

If I offended anyone by that description of "Christians," I do apologize.