BUENA PARK, Calif. (June 2, 2009)—The Associated Baptist Press reported Tuesday that former Southern Baptist Convention Second Vice President Wiley Drake says the murder of controversial abortion doctor George Tiller in Wichita, Kan. is an answer to prayer.
"I am glad George Tiller is dead," Wiley Drake, the SBC's former second vice president, said on his Crusade Radio program June 1, ABP reported.
Drake, who’s pastor of First Southern Baptist Church in Buena Park, Calif., called Tiller “a brutal, murdering monster" and said he is "grateful to God" that the physician is no longer around, ABP reported.
Drake called Tiller "a reprobate" and a "brutal, arrogant murderer" who "bragged on his own website how many babies he had killed,” ABP reported.
"I, for one, am a happy camper," Drake said. "I am glad,” APB reported.
Tiller was gunned down Sunday while serving as an usher at his church in Wichita.
Scott Roeder, 51, who was arrested several hours after the shooting, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder.