Monday, July 02, 2007

Another wingnut alert: pyro torches wrong clinic

Two wingnut alerts in one day. Must be a record here at the Crush Liberalism Objective World News Service (CLOWNS). From Iowa:
A Detroit man was sentenced to five years in prison Friday for trying to burn down a women's health clinic that he mistakenly thought performed abortions.

David McMenemy, 46, pleaded guilty in January to arson against a business affecting interstate commerce. He could have been sentenced up to 20 years in prison.

Police said McMenemy drove to Davenport and crashed his car into the Edgerton Women's Health Care Center lobby at 4:30 a.m. on Sept. 11. He then lit a Gatorade bottle filled with gasoline on fire, walked away from his car and surrendered to firefighters.

McMenemy was ordered to pay $263,252 in restitution for damage to the clinic. The judge also ordered McMenemy to follow substance abuse treatment and continue to receive mental health treatment while imprisoned and when he is released.

"It was wrong," McMenemy told U.S. District Court Judge John Jarvey at the sentencing hearing. "Even if it was an abortion clinic, it would still be wrong.

"I'm sorry for the hurt and shame of my family, and I want to distance myself from any pro-life organizations."

The Edgerton clinic provides prenatal care and medical services to low-income and underprivileged women. It does not perform abortions, nor does it make abortion referrals, clinic officials said.

What a dumb#ss! If you're going to be some religious nutbar who thinks he's doing God's work, at least make sure the voices in your head are getting their facts straight.

These fanatics are walking contradictions. If, as the prior post indicates, God wipes out the blights on humanity Himself via natural disasters, then why would He need us to carry out acts of arson on His behalf? Pick a nutbar talking point and stick to it, please!

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