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The Planned Parenthood Shooting and Anti-Christian Hysteria

As blogger Matt Walsh noted, "Interesting fact: Planned Parenthood kills 100 times more people in a day than alleged 'anti abortion extremists' have killed in 40 years."

As for those "anti-abortion extremists," their actions have been condemned by all major pro-life groups as well as by all major Christian leaders involved in the pro-life movement, since, by murdering another human being, they violate the very spirit of being "pro-life."

More importantly, there is not a single word in the teaching of Jesus or the New Testament that supports murdering an abortion doctor (or worker), nor is there anything in ancient Christian tradition or example that would support this.

That's why it was no surprise to learn that the alleged shooter in last week's tragic attack was completely unknown to the pro-life movement and that, according to one report, after a divorce in 2000, "he appears to have posted apocalyptic rants online and sought sadomasochistic sex and pot-smoking companions."

This is hardly Christian!

That's why Christian leaders in Belgium are scratching their heads upon hearing the report that, "A menacing letter from the group called 'Christian state' has been sent to the major Belgian mosque Attadamoune. It threatens all Muslims will be killed, and their businesses destroyed."

They too have no idea who this alleged "Christian" group could be — if the letter is even genuinely from such a group — since there is no connection between Christian teaching, in any recognized denomination or tradition, and threats like this.

And in stark contrast with radical Islamic groups, pro-life leaders in the Church and government have called for the defunding of our ideological opponents at Planned Parenthood whereas radical Islamists call for the beheading of their ideological opponents.

So, I have a challenge for everyone who wants to brand the tragic Planned Parenthood shooting an act of Christian terrorism: Find one verse in the New Testament, in context, or one example from the early Church, or one statement from a recognized pro-life organization that supports these murderous acts.

Radical Muslims can find plenty of support for their violent actions in the Quran, the life of Muhammad, early Islamic history, later Islamic history, and from the lips and pens of respected contemporary leaders, which is why I refer to it as radical Islam.

Radical Christianity, in stark contrast, stands for the giving of life and the preservation of life, not the taking of life. And while the term "Islamic terrorism" is hardly an oxymoron, the term "Christian terrorism" is absolutely oxymoronic and fundamentally self-contradictory.

Michael Brown is the host of the nationally syndicated talk radio show The Line of Fire and is the president of FIRE School of Ministry. His newest book (September, 2015) is Outlasting the Gay Revolution: Where Homosexual Activism Is Really Going and How to Turn the Tide. Connect with him on Facebook at AskDrBrown or on Twitter at drmichaellbrown.

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