Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Abortionists Bomb Pro-life Catholics, Media Ignore

When an abortion clinic is bombed once in a generation, thousands of mainstream media journalists, without any evidence, blaze front-page stories accusing Christians. Yet, when a Rockford, Illinois Catholic school bus with pro-life messages was burned last weekend, a scant few news stories were written -- none calling it a hate crime.

Were the perpetrators abortionists? Who knows? But since when did journalists need evidence.

For background, read Unsafe Rockford, IL Abortion Clinic Closed by Health Dept. and also read Pro-lifers Assaulted at Rockford Abortion Clinic

-- From "Rockford Fire Department investigating bombing of pro-life bus" posted at WREX-TV13 (Rockford, IL) 6/18/12

The bus, owned by Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Academy, was damaged early on Saturday morning. Windows were broken and the bus was set on fire. The Rockford Fire Department is investigating the incident as arson, but there are no witnesses and no suspect at this time.

Some are speculating that the fire was in response to the closing of a Rockford abortion clinic, however, the Rockford Fire Department says there is no indication that anyone is being targeted.

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From "School Bus Set on Fire" posted at WIFR-TV23 6/18/12

It happened early Saturday morning in the parking lot of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Academy. As you can see, the bus displays religious messages and photographs on its side. Some speculate the fire may have been set to send some sort of message. But school leaders we spoke with say they just want to find the culprit.

The fire department says there's no evidence of religious or political motivation.

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From "Sacred Heart Academy school bus set on fire in Rockford" by Jeff Kolkey, Rockford Register Star 6/18/12

No one was injured, but the bus which displays religious photographs and messages on its exterior will have to be replaced, said Lou Bageanis, president of the Sacred Heart Academy School Board.

Sacred Heart Academy is a small, independent, Catholic K-12 school not affiliated with the Rockford Catholic Diocese. The bus is used for monthly school field trips. It is parked in the lot adjacent the school located in the 3200 block of 11th Street.

Speculation was reported on an anti-abortion website that the fire may have been set as an anti-Catholic message or in retaliation against anti-abortion groups that campaigned to close the Northern Illinois Women’s Center in Rockford, which its owners closed earlier this year citing lack of support from the community, the political climate surrounding the abortion issue and the staffing challenges the clinic faced.

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From "Pro-Life School Bus Firebombed in Rockford, Illinois" by Steven Ertelt, 6/18/12

Frank Munda, who runs the pro-life blog ProLife Corner, has more details about what happened:
A large school bus, owned by Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Academy, that is well-known throughout Rockford for its beautiful pro-life pictures and words asking people to “pray to end abortion”, was fire bombed on Friday night. The damage was extensive to the bus as windows were broken in on both sides and fire bombs were thrown inside to cause maximum damage.

On the day this pro-life school bus was viciously attacked, the Rockford Register Star ran a story about an attack against a building made by a pro-lifer twelve years ago.

They brought up again the story of Fr. John Earl who damaged the Rockford abortion mill in 2000. Fr. Earl paid his debt to society and has been a model citizen ever since for over a decade, but the Register Star brings up that 12-year-old story again, using Father Earl’s reassignment to a new parish as an opportunity to rehash what should now be a thing of the past and yet they ignored a current attack- the firebombing of a pro-life school bus.
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