Pouillon, left, even protested outside church daycare centers
After anti-abortion protestor James Pouillon was murdered in Owosso, Michigan Friday, pro-life activists and conservative Christians began calling him a martyr, comparing him to slain Dr. George Tiller, and demanding condolences from President Obama.
They wondered how Tiller, an abortion doctor, could create so much outrage — even from pro-life camps — after being murdered in a Wichita church, while Pouillon could be gunned down and not get a peep from Obama or groups like Planned Parenthood. But the answer’s pretty simple. He’s just not a sympathetic character.
You may have not liked what Tiller did for a living, but he did it in private with those who willingly sought his services. Pouillon, by contrast, protested outside churches, high schools, even car dealerships, with signs depicting aborted fetuses. We still don’t know if his killer was rabidly pro-choice, or just didn’t like the way Pouillon shoved his beliefs so graphically in front of kids. And therein lies the rub…