I’ve come to a conclusion (a long time ago) that my basic philosophical stance is “I am pro-life.” That chases Democrats away immediately. Republicans think they like it, until I describe just how pro-life I really am. It’s a life ethic I want to live by, and it cuts across every political extreme.
And days like this really get my blood boiling when it comes to my pro-life ethic.
There is THIS.
I wouldn’t have as radical a pro-life ethic as the Pope, but on days like this, I am ready to let it fly. I AM PRO-LIFE. All the way. Womb to tomb. And these stories are angering to me.
We are losing all sense of HUMAN dignity in our culture. No “political party” carries the banner of righteousness on this. And the Church isn’t doing so well, either.
Since the Susan G Komen Foundation bowed to the beast of our culture, which is represented in this case by Planned Parenthood, all is well once again in our world.
Here is what we learn: do not poke the bear.
But poke we must.
Christianity Today takes it on here.
Some pointed words:
In all of this, though, we can gain an opportunity to see what the abortion culture is all about: cash. Planned Parenthood and their allies use the thoroughly American language of freedom of choice and women’s empowerment, but what’s at stake, as seen here, are billions of dollars. That’s why, despite their talk about adoption as a “choice,” Planned Parenthood and others hardly ever lead women through an adoption process relative to how often they promise them the “fix” of a “terminated pregnancy.” There’s a profit motive involved in every abortion.
But that Christianity Today. A bunch of bigots. No need to pay attention there.
Then we have a “bigoted” columnist that somehow got a job in the New York Times (probably to show they are “balanced”). He poked the bear as well in THIS COLUMN. (And if you don’t think he poked, read the vicious comments he receives below the column.)
There are a couple of beasts that have been stirred and they are demanding the allegiance of our culture: Money and sex. Mess with those two in our culture in any way and just watch what happens.
But, Komen has bowed once again to the beast. All is well. Don’t speak loudly. Don’t make any sudden movements. And above all: bow down.
I work hard to stay away from what may seem to be “political” statements on my blog. Facebook is different.
Yet, the whole blow up this week with Planned Parenthood and the Susan G. Komen Foundation has so crushed my spirit, I am going to take that risk.
I repent for not remembering Pro-Life Sunday (as well as MLK Sunday). I have let the politics of this fundamental issue dictate my silence… and I am wrong.
This issue is beyond abortion, in my opinion. It is not about “pro-life” or “pro-abortion.” It is about a bigger god that demands worship and when some small organization with a small amount of money came along to this beast and clipped its hangnail, the beast roared. The small organization then “got back in line” to not offend this raging god.
I can’t serve that god anymore through my silence. I just can’t. Hopefully I will be able to slide this post by without having a lot of angry posts, but if I do, I’m going to deal with it.
I pray to the Lord:
Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life,
And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.
I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion,
Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death
by the Resurrection of Your Son.
I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
Today I commit myself
Never to be silent,
Never to be passive,
Never to be forgetful of the unborn.
I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,
And never to stop defending life
Until all my brothers and sisters are protected,
And our nation once again becomes
A nation with liberty and justice
Not just for some, but for all,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen!