Monday, January 11, 2010

Obama's TSA Nomination View Of Terrorism Could Justify Persecution Of Pro-Lifers

It is being reported on Life news that President Obama's TSA nomination considers pro-life activists terrorists.
"President Barack Obama's nominee to head the agency charged with keeping American travelers safe from terrorism thinks pro-life advocates are terrorists. A new video shows Transportation Security Administration nominee Erroll Southers including pro-life advocates in a list of terrorist groups.

The new video from 2008 shows Southers responding to a documentary-style interview question about terrorist organizations.

The documentary asked Southers, "Which home-grown terrorist groups pose the greatest danger to the U.S."

Southers explained, "Most of the domestic groups that we pay attention to here are white supremacist groups. They're anti-government, in most cases anti-abortion, they are usually survivalist type in nature, identity oriented."

"Those groups are groups that claim to be extremely anti-government and Christian identity oriented," he continues.

Sen. Jim DeMint, a South Carolina Republican, has put a hold on the nomination of Southers to head the TSA, and the new video is likely to expand opposition to his nomination..."

It is rather sloppy reasoning to group together those in the Christian Identity movement and those in the pro-life movement. Racism of any kind is not compatible with being pro-life. One ought to oppose abortion regardless of the race of the unborn baby. Besides that, abortion kills a disproportionate number of minority babies. We are all created in God's image and have intrinsic value regardless of our race.

"Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."

So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.

God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground." Genesis 1:26-28

HT: Gateway Pundit for video

Cross posted at Blue Collar Philosophy.