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Schindler's Spokesperson Randall Terry's Dark Past

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posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 11:37 AM
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DISCLAIMER: I am not advocating for either side of this right to die/right to life case. This is mearly an informing post about Randall Terry.

Just who is Randall Terry? We have seen him on the news a lot recently as the spokesperson for the Schindlers', but he is not a man new to the public's eye. Randall Terry is founder of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue and the Society for Truth and Justice.

Through these groups, Randall is not new to causing a public stir.



In 1988, Terry and his legions started standing in front of local abortion clinics, screaming and pleading with pregnant women to turn away. They tossed their bodies against car doors to keep abortion patients from getting out. They waved crucifixes and screamed "Mommy, Mommy" at the women. When Terry commanded, hundreds went jellyfish-limp and blockaded the "death clinics."
In 1989, a "Holy Week of Rescue" shut down a family planning clinic in Los Angeles. More than 40,000 people were arrested in these demonstrations over four years. Subtlety wasn't Terry's thing -- he described Planned Parenthood's founder, Margaret Sanger, as a "whore" and an "adulteress" and arranged to have a dead fetus presented to Bill Clinton at the 1992 Democratic National Convention.


We can see Randall's a Christian fundimentalist, and this is not even the worst of his past.

Operation Rescue also has it's share of additional fundimentalists.



"One of his [Terry's] most avid followers in Binghamton was James E. [sic: C.] Kopp, now charged in the 1998 murder of a doctor who performed abortions in Buffalo [New York]."


Ironic isn't it; these people advocate for life, and yet, they are willing to kill people for it. I'm sure this whole group isn't full of these type of people, but yet, having a leader like Randall does help spoil its image.

Finally, I think that Randall's most erm...interesting quote that I found really shows what kind of person he is:



...on August 16, 1993, at an anti-abortion rally in Fort Wayne, Terry said "Our goal is a Christian nation. ... We have a biblical duty, we are called by God to conquer this country. We don't want equal time. We don't want pluralism. ... Theocracy means God rules. I've got a hot flash. God rules." In that same speech, Terry also stated that "If a Christian voted for [former President Bill] Clinton, he sinned against God. It's that simple."


IMO, I really think Randall should be locked away, and especially not a spokesperson for the Schindler's.

Who is Randall Terry?




posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 11:43 AM
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Originally posted by Phate26
We can see Randall's a Christian fundimentalist, and this is not even the worst of his past.



...Wow.



posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 11:45 AM
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Should come as no surprise....this whole issue has been right-to-lifers vs. individual rights from the get go...



posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 11:49 AM
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Wait a second....

This is one guy who is speaking on behalf of the Schindlers. That does not mean that he has been commissioned by them (in fact I think their actual spokesperson is someone else).

Also, it's wrong to lump all of the pro-Schindler people together in one group. Some are Catholics, some are evangelicals, and some are militant evangelicals. Thinking that this is a homogenous group is like thinking that Pope John Paul II, Jesse Jackson, and Jerry Falwell are the same person.



posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 11:53 AM
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Remember, onlyinmydreams, apparently being a Christian fundamentalist is one of the worst things you could be. They should all be locked away, it seems.



posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 12:25 PM
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Originally posted by onlyinmydreams
Also, it's wrong to lump all of the pro-Schindler people together in one group. Some are Catholics, some are evangelicals, and some are militant evangelicals. Thinking that this is a homogenous group is like thinking that Pope John Paul II, Jesse Jackson, and Jerry Falwell are the same person.


You're absolutely right about this. The group protesting this woman's death is a veritable ideological soup. However, there are a couple of common points among them.

Almost all of them are white. There is, I think, one black celebrity speaking out 'for Terri.'

Almost all of them are Christian.

None of them see the error of their ways.

There are millions of people every year who die violent, painful deaths. There are millions more who starve, painfully, in front of their parents in many cases I'm sure.

There are larger problems that require your attention.

This woman is being used like a pistol or a club, she's being used to promote an agenda she did not agree with in life. She's being used, period.

And y'all are the ones doing the using. Commonality numero quatro.


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If you want to help some people, help these people. There's more of them by far. Don't just send a dollar, fly to Sudan and protest the murder, rape, and starvation of these people. Go on. Plane leaves from over there.



[edit on 30-3-2005 by WyrdeOne]



posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 04:38 PM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
this whole issue has been right-to-lifers vs. individual rights
from the get go...


Uh ... no.

This has been an issue of not putting a disabled person to death
on the 'evidence' of hearsay ... hearsay from a man who the disabled
person stated she wanted to divorce and who bore bruises on her
body of possible abuse.

If Terry had a living will none of this would be happening.

If Terry had told someone who could be trusted that she
wanted to die if ever in this state, none of this would be happening.

Hubby-dearest can't be trusted in this case. She wanted to leave him.
There is a strong possibility of spouse abuse prior to the brain injury.

So no, this hasn't been pro-life vs individual-rights. Not at all.
It's about the right of an individual not to be murdered. IF Terri
had a living will or had told responsible people that she would have
wanted to die and not live disabled, then I would support her wishes.
However, she didn't tell anyone and even her husband admited on
Larry King Live that he didn't know what Terri wanted.

AND ... I won't project onto Terri what I would want for myself. That
isn't fair to her. Just because I wouldn't want to live like that, doesn't
mean that she wouldn't want to continue on and try to be rehabilitated.

We just don't know. And since we don't know, we should not
take the word of a questionable person (Michael) as to what she
would have wanted. After all, we are SURE that she wanted to
divorce him. She had her reasons for wanting to do that.



posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 04:47 PM
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I'm going to give the Schindlers a temporary pass on this.

I figure they are going through hell and I can't imagine the pain
of having to sit by and watch your child starve to death ... and
you can't even give that child a cup of water. I can't even
imagine ....

I'll give them a pass for a few weeks. If a month or so after
Terri is buried they still have the wing nut Randall Terry hanging
around speaking for them ... then I'll be VERY critical. Until then, I
figure they are distracted with their dying child and the stress.

(honestly ... I'm surprised that Terri's mom hasn't stroked out by
now. I would have.)



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