Use of Deadly Force at Texas Abortion Clinic Averted: Erlyndon Lo’s Particular Religous Freedoms not Protected
Many people believe that life begins at conception and that abortion is a moral evil. Most people, however, aren’t arrested for threatening to use deadly force against the clients or employees of abortion clinics. Enter Erlyndon Lo, a 27 year old law school graduate from Plano, Texas.
Lo was arrested in part based on a complaint he himself filed in a Texas court sharing his intention to stop abortions frp, taking place at a Texas clinic by using deadly force. His complaint contains the following admission of intent:
“My life is at stake. I could be MURDERED AND KILLED as early as Friday, April 2, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. NOON in Dallas, Texas (”TX”) if you do not IMMEDIATELY GRANT MY REQUEST for in the very least a TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER!!! … I will try to stop an abortion using oral words, and if words are not enough. I will use physical force if necessary, and if anyone tries to physically stop me, I will overcome that force, and if I must use deadly force to defend the innocent life of another human being, I will.”
In his rambling complaint, Lo asserts, among other things, that using deadly force to prevent individuals working and visiting abortion clinics from operating and using theirs services saves innocent lives and is therefore a protected expression of religious freedom. He therefore asks for a temporary restraining order against law enforcement so that he may carry out his plan of using force at an abortion clinic without fear of force being used against him. The request was met with Lo’s arrest.
In their case against Lo, the federal government will likely be submitting as evidence text from Lo’s website– a whimsical treasure trove of hyperbolic rambleprose typical of the those maintained by MASS sociopaths like Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Sho and Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan. The law school attempts to explain his unique views on abortion and morality. Lo “accepted Christ into my life when watching TV” which is the same way St. Augustine did if I recall correctly, and has been a self proclaimed champion of the unborn for years.
Lo describes a lawsuit he filed against the nine justices of the Supreme Court. He also challenges President Obama, who he describes as so “nasty…., “a shower is insufficient to clean,” to a public debate on abortion. Naturally, Lo argues the President “lost by not responding.” Do not mistake Lo’s confidence in the aftermath of his milestone rhetorical victory with big headedness, as he notes, “It is not good to show-off, boast, brag, be conceited, have selfish ambition, or be arrogant; it only makes you look worse.”
Despite defeating him, Lo wishes deeply that Obama would change his take on right to life, and sees the President as a lost soul that “needs to be made into, metaphorically, a solid, 600-year old tree.” Lo continues his undressing of the President’s stance: “If someone rapes Obama’s wife Michelle Obama, that would be sad, tragic, and sorrowful. Obama must not slaughter Malia or Sasha for the bad act of a rapist male. And if Michelle Obama murdered Sasha or Malia simply because a male raped her, I think Obama might be at least an infinitely little bit mad.”
Erlyndon Lo is more than a little bit mad. A 23 page Texas indictment makes that clear.