By: Susan Bea Good
Yesterday afternoon a pastor friend of mine posted on FB, reminding us that just one day’s national abortion carnage is 30 times higher than that of the Boston bombing. Fury erupted on that FB line. People don’t like abortion to be compared to murder…even some Christians squirm when it is suggested that we should recognize the deaths of unborn babies as equal to the deaths of already-born people, by school shooting or bombing.
Pastor Andy posted a response late last night: “This will be my first and last response. As far as the very angry, agitated, and unbecoming personal attacks, I do not think it would be pastorly to respond in kind. However, I would like to clear up a couple of things which will probably make already dirty water clear as mud and do nothing but irritate the agitators and hopefully console the contenders. First, I have politicized nothing – it was presupposed that said politicization would always be bad, which I am not sure that it is – however, there was no resemblance of said politicization. I simply stated a fact followed by a question with the sole intention of pointing out a rank hypocrisy – that being that Christians flooded facebook with prayers for those in Boston (assuming this is a non-politicizing act). I wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment and my family and I have been in prayer this afternoon and evening for the victims of this heinous attack. However, I cannot help but notice their complete silence regarding the over 3000 babies murdered every day – by everyone’s admission 1 would be too many. OK, where is the outcry? Where are the tears? Unfortunately, many are more concerned about protecting and defending the rights of the poor, marginalized, oppressed, forgotten, defenseless, and voiceless – the unborn, than I am about being politically correct (it is sad that any, especially those in the church, would consider this incorrect). If the self-righteous and religious want to get upset about that, I will consider myself in good company. If someone’s inner-child is offended at my apparent insensitivities, so be it…”
Kermit Gosnell, was a Philadelphia abortion doctor, now on trial for murder. Seven, of the thousands of babies he killed, were outside of their mother’s bodies when he cut their spinal cords. What is the difference between these seven deaths and all the other abortion-killings, thousands each day, here in America? There is no difference…these are all murders!
Kindergarten school pictures and gruesome photos of shrapnel injuries…these hit us all in the heart…we understand and agree these are “death by murder.” Many of us who hate abortion cannot overlook the comparison.
Christians must not be silent about abortion…we must not use it as an “easy way out” for our daughters…we must not vote for leaders who promote it. If you feel offended with such “musts”… you should take another look at murder…abortion ends a God-given life…all should be offended by that!
“You shall not murder.” (Exodus 20:13/ESV)
The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it!