From 1993 to 1997, when I was working in Panama City Fl, I was directly involved in investigations of Army of God (AOG) abortion clinic violence in Pensacola and those who commited the crimes. My investigation included surveillance of various AOG members and surveillance of AOG leader John Burt’s “Our Father’s House” compound in Milton Fl where he took in runaway females and sexually abused them.
My son was working at a display booth for his company at the Centennial Olympic Park on July 27, 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia when AOG member Eric Robert Rudolph set off a duffle bag containing three pipe bombs surrounded by nails, killing two people, these AOG people are scum.
Although Wichita police declined to name the suspect, Johnson County sheriff identified him as Scott P. Roeder, according to The Associated Press. Police said it appeared Roeder acted alone and that they are are investigating whether he had any connection to anti-abortion groups. This is the second time Dr. Tiller has been shot by anti-abortion whack jobs from the AOG.
AOG member Rachelle Ranae “Shelley” Shannon was a Christian Pro-life activist from Grants Pass, Oregon. She attempted to shoot and kill Dr. George Tiller outside his abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas on August 19, 1993, shooting him in both arms. She is serving time in Federal Corectional Institute Dublin. Her projected release date is November 7, 2018.
At the time she attacked Tiller, Shannon had been a pro-life activist for five years (AOG) and had written letters of support to Michael Griffin (AOG), who murdered David Gunn in Florida. She called Griffin “the awesomest, greatest hero of our time.” She traveled to the Wichita clinic, a site of frequent demonstrations by abortion-rights and pro-life activists, and shot Dr. Tiller with a semiautomatic pistol in 1993.
Army of God (AOG) is an extremist anti-abortion organization that sanctions the use of force to combat abortion in the United States. HBO produced a documentary on the Army Of God entitled “Soldiers In The Army Of God”. Clayton Waagner’s fake anthrax letters have resulted in their being mentioned among terrorist organizations at the FBI.
AOG supports the Second Defensive Action Statement, as produced by the Defenders of the Defenders of Life, which reads: “We the undersigned, declare the justice of taking all Godly action necessary, including the use of force, to defend innocent human life (born and unborn). We proclaim that whatever force is legitimate to defend the life of a born child is legitimate to defend the life of an unborn child”.
“We declare and affirm that if in fact Paul Hill did kill or wound abortionist John Britton, and accomplices James Barrett and Mrs. Barrett in Florida, his actions are morally justified if they were necessary for the purpose of defending innocent human life. Under these conditions, Paul Hill should be acquitted of all charges against him (Paul Hill September 2003 execution in Florida)”.
Paul Hill was head of a precursor organization called Defensive Action, which issued signed statements to members of Congress in the early 1990s expressing similar sentiments about “killing the killers”. In 2000, The Army of God has promoted an annual White Rose Banquet in Washington D.C. from 1991 through at least 2003, for supporters of the Defensive Action Statement.
Inside the Army of God:
In letters sent to the media, the Army of God claimed responsibility for the bombing of an abortion clinic and a gay bar in Atlanta, GA. Eric Robert Rudolph (AOG), his photo above, was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List prior to his capture in May 2003. He pled guilty to these crimes.
Army of God member James Kopp, alias Atomic Dog (from Binghamton NY), was convicted for the fatal shooting of Dr. Barnett Slepian in 1998. Also thought to be linked to Kopp are shootings that injured Dr. Garson Romalis in Vancouver, BC, on November 8, 1994, Dr. Hugh Short in Ancaster, ON, on November 10, 1995 (Kopp is charged with this shooting), an unnamed physician in Rochester, NY, on October 28, 1997, and Dr. Jack Fainman in Winnipeg, MB, on November 11, 1997.
How Randall Terry in 1988, wound up Doing Business As an organization, Project Life, that in 1985 was a division of a religious non-profit, Branch Ministries, is a fascinating financial and legal question. On his 1988 IRS tax forms, Mr. Terry listed among his occupations, “pro- life activities for Operation Rescue and Project Life.” In 1990, he reluctantly turned the reigns of Operation Rescue over to Rev. Keith Tucci, and placed the Binghamton organization under the care of Gary Leber, one of his long-time disciples and member of The Church at Pierce Creek. One year later, Branch Ministries filed a DBA announcing it was doing business as Christians In Action, (CIA), with an office at 1020 Front St. — Rev. Little’s little florist shop. Despite the address, Christians In Action actually operated out of what was the original Operation Rescue headquarters on Chenango St in Binghamton. In 1994, Gary Leber heads CIA, was still on Chenango St., half a block away from the other Branch Ministries sprout, the Crisis Pregnancy Center, they are now located on Colesville Rd Binghamton NY.
Key Players in the Army of God (AOG);
1). Michael Bray (AOG) – Bray, his photo above, has been called the Chaplain of the Army of God. He was the host of the annual White Rose Banquets. Bray is the author of a book called A Time to Kill, which attempts to give a biblical justification for the use of force against abortion providers. Bray frequently and publicly applauds the use of violence to stop abortion and has been jailed for bombing abortion clinics.
2). Neal Horsley (AOG) – Horsley was featured in the HBO movie “Soldiers in the Army of God,” and hosts the Nuremberg Files website (http://www.christiangallery.com/ ), where he posts the names and personal information of abortion providers. The website has been called a “hit list.” Another Horsley website (http://www.abortioncams.com/ ) posts photographs and video of patients, staff and physicians entering and exiting clinics.
3). Eric Robert Rudolph (AOG) – Rudolph pled guilty to the bombing and resulting murder of an off-duty police officer at an abortion clinic in Birmingham, AL, and for the bombing and resulting murder at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, as well as two other bombings. The Army of God was referenced in letters to the media after these incidents claiming credit for the bombings. Rudolph disappeared in 1998 and was captured in May 2003, he is currently in Federal Super Max prison.
4). Shelley Shannon (AOG) – Shannon is currently in prison for arson and the attempted murder of Dr. George Tiller (1993 version). After her arrest for the shooting, police searched her home and found the Army of God manual buried in her backyard. Shannon is also named in the “special thanks” section of the manual under her nickname, Shaggy West.
5). Donald Spitz (AOG) – Spitz hosts the Army of God website (http://www.armyofgod/ VERY GRAPHIC ), which mocks the murder of Dr. Slepian. Spitz also posted correspondence from Clayton Waagner that threatened abortion clinic staff on his website while Waagner was on the run from law enforcement officials. More recently he has posted writings from convicted bomber and murderer Eric Rudolph. He was the “spiritual advisor” to convicted murderer Paul Hill in the weeks before Hill’s September 2003 execution.
6). Clayton Waagner (AOG) – Waagner was convicted in November 2003 for sending over 550 anthrax threat letters to clinics across the United States. Many of the threat letters referenced the Army of God. Waagner also posted on the Army of God website a threat to kill anyone working at an abortion clinic and claimed to have specific information targeting 42 clinic staff. Waagner led law enforcement officials on a nationwide, nearly year-long chase before being captured. He is currently in federal prison.
7). John Burt, Florida State prison (AOG) – -Michael Griffin fervently believed that an accidental encounter he had with abortion doctor David Gunn was a sign from God. On the morning of March 5,1993, Griffin, a 31-year-old factory worker in Pensacola, Florida, and a zealous follower of local anti-abortion Leader John Burt, pulled into a Pensacola Exxon station, and there was Gunn.
The doctor, well known to anti-abortion activists in the area, was sitting in his car drinking coffee and reading a newspaper before heading to work at The Ladies Center, the local clinic that had so often served as ground zero for the antiabortion movement in the South. Griffin fired three .38caliber bullets into Gunn’s back as the doctor got out of his car in the parking lot (where John Burt owned some land) behind the offices of the city’s other abortion clinic, Pensacola Women’s Medical Services.