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Randall Terry's Unconventional Family

Randall Terry, anti-abortion activist and now Schindler family spokesman, has an unusual family background. CNN's Anderson Cooper reported tonight: (Transcript available on Lexis.com)

BAKHTIAR: It's been a long road for Randall Terry, who was once imprisoned for sending former President Bill Clinton an aborted fetus....His clinic crusade slowed after he was forced to settle a lawsuit with Planned Parenthood. He moved to Florida and campaigned against infidelity and birth control, gays and unwed mothers.

But a year ago, his expended agenda came under fire from his own devout Christian family, the children who once featured in TV ads.

...His son Jamiel came out as gay in a magazine article.

JAMIEL TERRY, RANDALL TERRY'S SON: In my family, it was you start having sex outside of marriage you get AIDS, you're a whore, your a slut, those are exact words. Yesterday he said to me I'm going to be at your funeral, you're going to die at 42.

BAKHTIAR: His teenage daughter Tila, said her father no longer welcomes her in his home.

TILA TERRY, RANDALL TERRY'S DAUGHTER: I sad sex outside marriage, I got pregnant and I miscarried after about three or four months. I hadn't been speaking with my dad. We haven't been as close as you know we were since I left his house.

BAKHTIAR: His eldest, Ebony, also had two children out of wedlock and became a Muslim.

EBONY WHETSTONE, RANDALL TERRY'S DAUGHTER: It's a whole make of our family is not traditional, by far. So it's not going to be, you know, picture-perfect.

BAKHTIAR: And Randall Terry himself was censored by his church after he had an affair with an assistant. The family split.

The Schindler family wants to save their daughter. But did they have to pick this charletan who won't even speak to his own children to act as their spokesman?

Crooks and Liars has the video and more on Terry . So does Media Matters .

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    Re: Randall Terry's Unconventional Family (none / 0) (#1)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Fri Mar 25, 2005 at 11:06:32 PM EST
    He also got tired of his old wife, so he divorced her in favor of a nice, fresh 22-year old. Family values indeed. Anyway, it's not surprising they picked him given that over two million dollars in legal aid for the Schindlers has come from Operation Rescue and affiliated anti-abortion groups.

    Re: Randall Terry's Unconventional Family (none / 0) (#2)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Fri Mar 25, 2005 at 11:08:12 PM EST
    More on Randall Terry.

    Re: Randall Terry's Unconventional Family (none / 0) (#3)
    by Che's Lounge on Fri Mar 25, 2005 at 11:38:14 PM EST
    False Profit

    Re: Randall Terry's Unconventional Family (none / 0) (#4)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Fri Mar 25, 2005 at 11:51:34 PM EST
    This reminder of Randall "I Hate My Gay Son" Terry's rank hypocrisy and brutal treatment of his own children should have appeared the moment his name surfaced in the case. And every time his name gets mentioned.

    Re: Randall Terry's Unconventional Family (none / 0) (#5)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Mar 26, 2005 at 01:32:45 AM EST
    This is what happens when people get way into the other guys sex life, he hates his son, he hates his Daughter and he hates the world, how many years did he get? But this is normal for most if not all families in this nut house we call a country. but what is his real aganda in life? to help bush in his fight against the USA? This guy needs to be on drugs, and if he keeps it up he will be back in prison, and with AIDS. "GOD" what an ass he is. aborted fetus, was it one of his? thank god he hasn't shot-up any schools. and if i may add, don't send dead things to bill clinton. "Help"

    Re: Randall Terry's Unconventional Family (none / 0) (#6)
    by Lis Riba on Sat Mar 26, 2005 at 07:41:59 AM EST
    In other words, now that he's ruined his own family he wants everyone else to suffer as he has.

    Re: Randall Terry's Unconventional Family (none / 0) (#7)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Mar 26, 2005 at 07:48:47 AM EST
    There are a lot of people whose values are deeply held -- in the wallet.

    Re: Randall Terry's Unconventional Family (none / 0) (#8)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Mar 26, 2005 at 08:48:17 AM EST
    And I care because...?

    Re: Randall Terry's Unconventional Family (none / 0) (#9)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Mar 26, 2005 at 09:01:18 AM EST
    "Rules for thee but not for me."

    Re: Randall Terry's Unconventional Family (none / 0) (#10)
    by Jlvngstn on Sat Mar 26, 2005 at 09:56:09 AM EST
    That's the guy I want in my corner when I am having a moral crisis, I mean who better can relate to blatant hypocrisy? Great advocate, tells me a lot about the parents. Funny how they had a falling out shortly after the settlement and Michael refused to give them any money. The parents are hoping for a book deal, donations etc, they are looking to reap financial gain from their daughters condition. Disgusting.

    Re: Randall Terry's Unconventional Family (none / 0) (#11)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Mar 26, 2005 at 04:57:28 PM EST
    Thanks for the post on Randall Terry; it's what got me moving today on putting together some of the pieces on Terri Schiavo for my blog.

    Re: Randall Terry's Unconventional Family (none / 0) (#12)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Mar 26, 2005 at 05:16:44 PM EST
    Sad. Why are people like Randall Terry so full of hate? I can't understand it.

    Re: Randall Terry's Unconventional Family (none / 0) (#13)
    by jondee on Sat Mar 26, 2005 at 07:10:52 PM EST
    Just another one of PPJ's "church- going male friends" no doubt.

    Re: Randall Terry's Unconventional Family (none / 0) (#14)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Mar 26, 2005 at 08:22:53 PM EST
    Is a "false profit" what Enron calls a loss?

    Re: Randall Terry's Unconventional Family (none / 0) (#15)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Mar 26, 2005 at 11:27:45 PM EST
    I don't know about Enron, but it sounds right up MCI/Worldcom's alley.

    Re: Randall Terry's Unconventional Family (none / 0) (#16)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sun Mar 27, 2005 at 07:02:29 AM EST
    The Schindler's told the prtestors to be with their families --I notice they are still there..must have the same relationship with their families as does Randall "Bad Rug" Terry does

    Re: Randall Terry's Unconventional Family (none / 0) (#17)
    by Jlvngstn on Sun Mar 27, 2005 at 04:34:38 PM EST
    Funny how the parents and Michael had a falling out immediately after the settlement when he REFUSED to give them any of the money. The monies used on her care in the trust has never been disputed so it tells me quite clearly that the parents were and are looking for a payday from their daughters demise. Her parents are sick.

    Re: Randall Terry's Unconventional Family (none / 0) (#18)
    by LarryE on Mon Mar 28, 2005 at 12:02:25 AM EST
    Way back in July 1992, in the print version of Lotus, I had this about Terry: Randall Terry, Executive Director of Operation Rescue, has been reported to be carrying around an aborted fetus in a jar of liquid, intending to push it at "pro-abortion" politicians. If Terry actually believes, as he claims, that a fetus is a child, why hasn't he given this particular child a decent burial? Why is he carrying a dead baby around in a jar? If, on the other hand, he sees no need for such a burial, how can he claim itís a child? I'll leave it to Terry's conscience to decide whether he's a creepy ghoul or a foul hypocrite - but by his actions he clearly must be one or the other. Apparently, some things - and some people - never do change.

    Re: Randall Terry's Unconventional Family (none / 0) (#19)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Tue Mar 29, 2005 at 04:09:34 PM EST
    I find it appalling that anyone who demonstrates such hypocrisy, intolerance and hate could be a self proclaimed pro-life Christian. This is a frightening example of self- riteousness, and it seems to offer people like Terry permission to hurt and discriminate against others in the name of "Christianity". Correct me if I'm wrong, but is that not blasphemy?

    Re: Randall Terry's Unconventional Family (none / 0) (#21)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Apr 02, 2005 at 08:10:15 AM EST
    I'm doing a five-part series on Randall Terry for Totally True Things. Stop by if you are so inclined.

    Re: Randall Terry's Unconventional Family (none / 0) (#20)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Sat Apr 02, 2005 at 08:33:27 AM EST
    My Prodigal Son, the Homosexual - The story Out magazine paid my son to write is full of fraud and deceit. By Randall Terry. Entire story here.