Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Randall Terry, now Catholic

I have been notified by Mr. Joseph Landry, an associate of Randall Terry, that he has, in fact received an annullment for his 19 year marriage to Cindy Terry.

I appreciate the correction.

Randall Terry, former president of Operation Rescue has entered the Catholic Church. The National Catholic Register has this article which provides some depth.

A brief timeline of his life:

1987 Terry, an evangelical christian, arrested for the first time in Atlanta. Operation Rescue begins and results in 70,000 arrests protesting abortion. Joe Scheidler, Catholic prolife activist says that Randall Terry must have read his book, published in 1985 called "99 Ways to Stop Abortion" because in Chapter 3, rescue is described.

1998 Terry runs for Congress in New York State. Loses badly. Meets his new girlfriend a younger campaign aide and leaves his wife of 19 years Cindy and their 5 children.

1999 Divorces Cindy and is censured and excommunicated by his church.

2000 Remarries and moves to Nashville to record 2 music albums.

2001-2003 Fights homosexual marriage in Vermont and Hawaii. Founds Society for Truth and Justice.

2004 His son Jamiel writes an article stating he is Randall Terry's son and he is gay for Out Magazine. Maya Keyes, daughter of Alan Keyes also declares that she is gay.

Alan Keyes sends out a fundraising letter (I received one) asking for money for Randall Terry. He buys a 2 story house in Florida that he calls the house that Alan Keyes built.

2005 Terry protests starvation of Terri Schiavo and decides to run for Congress in Florida.

2006 Terry converts to the Catholic Faith.


Terry's first marriage has not been annulled. He "understands" it was an invalid sacrament. Whatever.

When I first heard of this- the free association went like this:

Florida- Ave Maria College- Tom Monaghan- Catholic deep pockets.

I hope I'm wrong. But I can't help but be a little cynical. Randall Terry has been a lot of places and done a lot of things. I hope the Catholic Church isn't just one of them.

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