August 28, 2009

Letters to the Editor

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Where was the lamentation for 60,000 innocent unborn babies murdered by Dr. George Tiller?

Your Aug. 7 issue of The Criterion included a letter concerning a column on abortion by Father Tad Pacholczyk.

The letter writer expresses his disapproval of Father Pacholczyk’s reference to a “truly reprehensible” quote by author and columnist Ann Coulter, and calls her a hate monger.

The writer takes Coulter’s remarks out of context and alters her words to alter their true intent.

Coulter did not suggest that “the killing of Dr. George Tiller might not be murder.” She did satirically say, “This one random nut who shot Tiller. … I don’t really like to think of it as murder. It was terminating Tiller in the 203rd trimester.”

Then, mimicking our so-called Catholic politicians, she says, “I am personally opposed to shooting abortionists, but I don’t want to impose my moral values on others.”

The problem with liberals is that they have no sense of humor. They take themselves and their own moral judgments too seriously. With all the outrage and lamentation about Tiller’s murder, there was no lamentation for the 60,000 children he murdered.

The letter writer deplores the thought (not attributable to Coulter) that Tiller’s death might not be considered as tantamount to the killing of 60,000 innocents.

He even goes so far as to state that angels rejoice when the soul of a murder victim (aborted child) is received into heaven. So, we should rejoice in abortion!

Ann Coulter is not a hate monger. Liberal “Catholics” who hate her should look in the mirror.

- Kenneth de Maillé, Bloomington


Writer’s misinterpretations miss the point of Father Tad Pacholocyzk’s column, reader says

I was disappointed that you would publish a letter to the editor in the Aug. 7 issue of The Criterion containing a reprehensible misquote of author and columnist Ann Coulter and, by association, a misquote of Father Tad Pacholczyk.

After misquoting Coulter, the letter writer proceeds to label her a “hate monger” and accuses Father Pacholczyk of willingly associating with a hate monger to advance the pro-life cause.

Father Pacholczyk quoted her accurately and, thereby, brilliantly demonstrated the twisted logic of Dr. George Tiller and all abortionists, which was the point of his column.

- William L. Kramer, Edinburgh

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