The following article titled Paul Hill and God’s Will credited to the pen name AWritingSighting is worthy of serious consideration. Why? Paul Hill calmly and resolutely murdered a Florida abortion doctor with shotgun blasts while justifying the homicide with claims he was defending the rights of unborn babies. Paul Hill KNEW that he was carrying out God’s will killing a doctor who performed abortions. How many other religious zealots are wondering the streets one tick away from committing similar heinous acts?
I vividly recall Paul Hill’s rather serene image on the evening news. He patiently explained to interrogators that he was defending the rights of the unborn and that he was executing God’s Will. My first impression was “what a principled human being”. This Presbyterian minister had the courage of his convictions and was not going to let anybody interfere with him carrying out God’s Will.
Then the bombshell! Paul Hill in 1994, at close range with a few discharges of his shotgun, had murdered a Florida abortion doctor and his body guard. As the victims lay on the ground with their lifeblood pouring out on to the concrete, Paul Hill laid down his weapon and patiently waited to be arrested. He was sentenced to death by lethal injection in 2003.
Paul Hill never showed remorse for murdering the doctor and his body guard. He was convinced that he would be rewarded in heaven for defending the rights of the unborn. In his last words before his execution, he encouraged others who shared his God Felt convictions to use whatever force was necessary to prevent abortions.
Does any of this remind anyone of the mother’s who have drowned/murdered their own progeny and then reported to the press that “God told them to do so” ?