Evans, 27, who pleaded guilty Friday, had the name and address of Austin lawyer Sarah Weddington, who successfully argued for the decriminalization of abortion in the landmark Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court case. He also had the names and addresses of a stem-cell researcher, a rabbi and a pornography production company, all in California. ...Weddington said Friday that she has been threatened numerous times and police told her that Evans had her name. She said she had never heard of Evans until his arrest. ...
A later search of Evans' apartment, according to the plea agreement, found the following books: "Pipe and Fire Bomb Designs," "Special Forces Demolition Techniques," "The Turner Diaries" and "The Pelican Brief."
"The Pelican Brief," a legal thriller by John Grisham, was marked on a page about a bombing, the plea agreement said. "The Turner Diaries," a 1978 novel that tells in part about a militia blowing up federal buildings, was written by the founder of the National Alliance, a white supremacist organization.
Source: Austin American-Statesman
As disturbing as this is, it's really not surprising. People who hate enough to actually plant bombs outside abortion clinics don't just hate abortion — their extremism has become so extreme that their enemies are no longer so narrow and limited. Christian terrorists like Paul Ross Evans also tend to hate Jews (at least those in Hollywood, but not necessarily Israel), women, atheists, liberals, immigrants, etc.
This certainly shouldn't come as a surprise. All extremist religious movements have broad targets that they attack in the name of religious purity. They never go after just one, narrowly defined enemy. They have many, many complaints about modernity — most of which center around personal autonomy in defiance of submission to the Will of God. The idea of people living their own lives and making their own choices about what pleases them or seems best for them is anathema to most traditionalist religious systems.