September 5, 2010

California Planned Parenthood Clinic Firebombed

I missed this one last week but want to mention it now. Some nutjob firebombed a Planned Parenthood clinic in Madera, CA on Thursday. This happens to be the same place where someone threw a brick through the window of a mosque just one week prior to the firebombing. It does not sound like the FBI thinks the crimes are connected, but I think it is probably fair to speculate that the perpetrators shared a common motive: Christian extremism.

There are plenty of Christian churches who will condemn these actions. They might not do it as publicly as some would like, but I have no doubt that they will do it. But there are other Christian churches where whoever committed these acts will be regarded as heroes. And this is a problem.