Meet Our Chaplain

By Diogenes (articles ) | Mar 08, 2005

Kansas's favorite performer of late-term abortions Dr. George Tiller boasts a chaplain to attend to his customers' pre-and post-abortion spiritual needs.

woman's smile, cobra's eyes Smiling George Gardner

The Chaplaincy program is designed to bring spiritual resources to those who come to the Clinic for help and assistance. Spiritually, abortion is acceptable in ten of the world's religions and in Christianity many denominations affirm and uphold the right of a woman to make the choice of abortion.

Which of the ten religions, if any, the Reverend Gardner has made his own is not stated. Perhaps better, to apply the anecdote famously attributed to Churchill, he's made clear enough to his clients what he does for a living, and it only remains to haggle about the price.

The Chaplaincy program works with people from all religious backgrounds as well as those who are not a part of a spiritual tradition. The program offers individual counseling, group counseling and the celebration of spiritual sacraments such as baptism of the still born fetus and blessings for the aborted fetus.

Put aside the sacrilegious vacuity of "baptising" the unbaptisable remains of a stillborn child, and consider the grim fact that the baby murdered "with the consent of the minister" could have been baptised -- for real.

The program works with many different religions and is prepared to do, or arrange for, religious services from any spiritual religion. The services of Women's Health Care Serves is a coordinated effort so that every patient and significant other can experience the healing of body, mind and spirit.

Beautiful. It must be a comfort to the "insignificant others" who were recipients of Dr. Tiller's ministrations that those they left behind have holistic support -- for body, mind, and spirit -- in their time of distress.

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  • Posted by: - Mar. 08, 2005 8:41 PM ET USA

    He will probably be invited to speak at Georgetown, Holy Cross or Boston College next year at the Commencement Exercises!

  • Posted by: - Mar. 08, 2005 6:45 PM ET USA

    Rev. "Curious" George Gardner was certainly known here in Wichita, KS. He served many years as pastor of a Methodist Church before moving on after news reports told of an "inappropriate relationship" with a church secretary. he spent his last two years as pastor of a Unitarian church. He was called to his eternal reward in October of 2004 due to cancer.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 08, 2005 6:35 PM ET USA

    This is truly Orwellian. We bless the dead whom we've gruesomely murdered in a repulsively sentimental ceremony that is supposed the alleviate any guilt feelings by the mother and, I suppose, by the butchers who killed the child. And Chaplain George does his imitation Christian act in a nonsectarian performance worthy of Dachau. Smile, "Rev" George, you won't have to in the next life. There you shall meet those whom you have blasphemed.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 08, 2005 6:07 PM ET USA

    For more on Mr. Gardner, read this.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 08, 2005 4:20 PM ET USA

    His hair is dyed. Una

  • Posted by: - Mar. 08, 2005 4:18 PM ET USA

    Smiling George Gardner should choose a hair coloring that doesn't give away his vanity by not matching his eyebrows.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 08, 2005 3:44 PM ET USA

    This should make the list of the top ten sickest things I've heard - ever. It's almost hard to believe it isn't some National Lampoon spoof. God save us all.

  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Mar. 08, 2005 2:22 PM ET USA

    how sick can you get? he could just as well be a minister for the world church of satan. but, hey, he looks like nice guy.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 08, 2005 2:12 PM ET USA

    He has sort of a matronly look about him which only adds to the unsettling feeling one has when reading this. Unfortunately for him his eternal soul was recently placed in the hands of the Almighty Judge and I don't think any of those so called baptisms he performed were of any help. I wionder if the clinic placed an ad yet for his replacement.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 08, 2005 1:37 PM ET USA

    "The services of Women's Health Care Serves is a coordinated effort so that every patient and *significant other*" Is the aborted baby a significant or unsignificant other?

  • Posted by: - Mar. 08, 2005 1:07 PM ET USA

    In Kansas the sentimentalization of religion is complete. The natural result is a death spiral.