My friends at Operation Save America have been distributing “Wanted” posters for 3 North Carolina abortionists. I can’t find any on the web to read, but a screen shot of one posted by CBS says, “Wanted… by Christ to Stop Killing Babies.”

These posters are getting attention in the news, first by Rachel Maddow on October 20…

… and then by Katie Couric at CBS News on October 26…

MSM is comparing “Wanted” posters of the 90s that preceded the murders of specified abortionists to these. My friend Flip Benham of OSA feigns innocence:

It is a blatant attempt to color abortionists as innocent victims of Christian violence and hate. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Abortionists victims? Please. Has the thought ever crossed the hardened heart of an abortionist that this is his self chosen way. He invades the neighborhoods of little children safe in their mother’s wombs and seeks them out to kill them. Talk about violence – my Lord!

How does the mainstream media miss this elephant in the room? It is totally blind to the value of a child’s life. It has become the sworn enemy of God, His precious preborn children, and all who follow hard after Christ.

This [CBS story] is a blatant attempt to use the violence of a very few, to silence the voice of many heralding the Gospel of Christ.

Kyle Drennen at NewsBusters.com took up Pastor Flip’s offense:

The posters in question did not call for any violence whatsoever….
Attempting to draw a connection between the flyers and past murders of abortion doctors, Miller pointed out: “In the 1990s, similar flyers were distributed in other cities. Then came the murders. In 1993, Pensacola Dr. David Gunn and Dr. George Patterson in AL. Dr. John Britton was gunned down a year later in FL. All were targets of the wanted poster campaign.”
“Wanted” posters likely don’t tip the scale in the mind of a person contemplating killing an abortionist.
But the fact is a “Wanted” poster, no matter how innocently drawn, immediately calls to mind the old Wild West adage, “dead or alive.”

I ask Pastor Flip and OSA to step back and recognize these sorts of posters can’t help. I believe wholeheartedly in free speech, but these come close to yelling “Fire!” in a theater.

And no, this is not comparable to my posting screen shots of websites of late-term abortionists last year who on the one hand were claiming to fear for their lives following Tiller’s murder and on the other advertising their addresses, clinic photos, and photos of selves on the Internet. I was merely demonstrating their hypocrisy.

I frankly couldn’t care less if abortionists are paranoid.  And I certainly don’t think we should curtail our assertive activism and picketing.

But we do need to exercise some common sense and avoid purposefully feeding the frenzy, which I think Pastor Flip knows in his heart of hearts he is doing, even by the font he chose.