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>From the "New York Times," Fri 20 Jul 2001, pp. A1, A20
[The full article is presumably available from the NYT archive at
for a fee.]
Randall Terry, the charismatic, hyper-aggressive founder of 'Operation Rescue,' who personified the anti-abortion cause, is being ostracized by the very movement he helped create.
[His principal offense was to divorce his wife of 19 years to marry a former assistant 16 years his junior. He is age 42. Minor charges include drinking and smoking.]
[Rev. Little issued a public letter of censure 3 months after Mr. Terry left his wife in 1999.]
[Mr. Terry countered that] he was being pressured to stay with his wife and change his ways by congregants who drank, smoked, and were on second marriages.
If a different standard was being applied to Mr. Terry, Mr. Little suggested that it was because he frequently used the church's affiliation to enhance his fund-raising efforts.
[end of excerpts from the "New York Times"]
Although presumably more forgiving of divorce, the new Randall Terry makes no apologies for the anti-abortion militancy of "Operation Rescue." His plans to re-enter the lucrative world of religious-Right fundraising apparently attracted this NYT article. It remains to be seen how many of the godly will give him a second chance.