Two auctions for George Tiller’s accused killer ongoing

Two auctions are ongoing to raise money for Scott Roeder, the man charged with killing Wichita abortion provider George Tiller. Earlier today, we noted Talking Points Memo’s awesome coverage of the auctions to raise money for Roeder (although the items had been removed by the time we checked for them).

After 10 bids, a “prolife Bible” that belonged to Shelley Shannon — the convicted clinic arsonist who shot and wounded Tiller in 1993 — is up to $51. The Bible’s description reads:

Don’t believe me. Believe God. This is the King James Version Bible owned by S.h.e.l.l.y S.h.a.n.n.o.n until she sent it to me about 10 years ago when she was transferred from state to federal prison. I have highlighted many verses in it which prolifers cite to show that conception is “when life begins”, at least in God’s opinion.

The description also cites the Bible’s glorification of violence.

There is real disagreement between God and America’s police and courts. It is not over whether vio-lence is sometimes just-ified, but it is over when it is just-ified.

The listing also references Roeder by name, saying Roeder’s attorney will employ “the Ne-cess-ity De-fense.”

Also listed is a Catechism from anti-abortion activist Michael Bray and signed by members of the militant anti-abortion group the Army of God. After two bids, the Catechism is up to $15.50.

The items were listed by “freespeech4america.”

Talking Points Memo has an enumeration of violations for the previous items pulled by eBay. They also have a statement from eBay.

Today, eBay removed several listings on our site that violated several of our policies including our offensive materials’ policy. This policy prohibits items that promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual, or religious intolerance, or promote organizations with such views.

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