Randall Terry

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Randall Terry founded Operation Rescue in 1986 and the Society for Truth and Justice in 2003.

"Randall Terry led the nation's largest civil disobedience movement, 'Operation Rescue,' in opposition to abortion. He is an outspoken opponent of granting special rights to homosexuals, and led the fight against same-sex marriage in Hawaii and Vermont. His current work is online at OperationWitness.com." [1]

Note: The former Operation Witness website redirected to the Society for Truth and Justice website. (However OperationWitness.com is now a dead link).

Terry for Florida Senate 2006

In a May 25, 2005, Christian Communication Network news release, Public Defender James Purdy, who presides over four Florida counties, asked Randy Terry to run against Florida State Senator Jim King in the 2006 Republican Primary: [2]

"In three separate press conferences throughout Florida's Eighth Senate District [Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and Daytona Beach], Public Defender James Purdy and Republican Executive Committee member Kay Durden will publicly urge Randall Terry to become the next State Senator from District 8."
"Why: State Senator Jim King has alienated a substantial force within the Republican base by his positions and voting record. For example, King killed the medical tort reform proposed by Governor Bush; King is viewed as 'in the pocket' of trial lawyers; King fought Governor Bush's budget; he voted to increase the state budget, and sought tax increases; he is pro-choice; after overwhelming Republican victories in the Florida legislature, he gave key Committee Chairmanships and Vice Chairmanships to liberal Democrats; he has offered special rights to homosexuals; and finally, Jim King helped defeat the bill that would have saved Terri Schindler-Schiavo from starvation.
"Many members of the Republican Executive Committee have long sought for a candidate who could defeat Jim King and give the residents of the Eighth District the representation they want and deserve in Tallahassee."

Quotes by Randall Terry

  • "I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you... I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good... Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a biblical duty, we are called by God, to conquer this country. We don't want equal time. We don't want pluralism." August 16, 1993.
  • "When I, or people like me, are running the country, you’d better flee, because we will find you, we will try you and we will execute you." ["reportedly said of doctors who perform abortions"] 1995.
  • "The foundation of Operation Rescue is a call to people and the Church to repent. The Church has sinned before God by allowing children to be ripped apart and mothers to be exploited. We have sat idly by and have done virtually nothing." September 1998.

Contact details

Telephone: 904-819-9450
Cell phone: 904-687-9804
URL: http://www.randallterry.com

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