July 29, 2005
More caring, compassionate Christianity from the, uh, pro-life brigade:
An activist with ties to anti-abortion violence has been jailed after losing an appeal of his conviction and 18-year prison sentence for molesting a teenager at the home for troubled girls he operated.
… [John] Burt has been a key figure in anti-abortion protests and violence in nearby Pensacola. He had associated with Michael Griffin, now serving a life sentence for fatally shooting an abortion doctor in 1993, and Paul Hill, executed in 2003 for the shooting deaths of another doctor and clinic escort in 1994.
He was jailed in the 1980s for bursting into a clinic and damaging equipment. He also demonstrated in support of two young couples who bombed three clinics on Christmas Day 1984.
Burt was convicted last year of molesting a 15-year-old resident at Our Father’s House, which he and his wife, Linda, operated near Milton.
What never fails to amaze me is how many of these stories are out there—you could fill an entire blog with them. In fact some folks do.
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