Birth Control. Once all Christians were against it. Now it appears unthinkable that such a medieval and patronizing view of sex and reproduction could survive at all -- not even among Roman Catholics. The truth is the Roman Catholics were not and are not alone in their belief that birth control is a sin against God.
Father Patrick Henry Reardon, pastor of All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Chicago, who’s also an author and senior editor for the Christian magazine Touchstone, spoke in a recently published YouTube video of how throughout history until the 20th
century all Christians, not just the Orthodox, but the Church fathers
and Protestants as well, regarded birth control use as immoral and a
sin. “Now it’s lost,” he states in the video. “And the Church really must
not go with the flow on this matter. Because this really is an insult to
This is a not a settled question and worth an open debate. The common acceptance of birth control has had a profound impact upon our sexual behavior as a people, the way we connect sex, love, marriage, and children, and the whole abortion issue. Perhaps Fr. Reardon is raising just the right point at just the right time before we are swept away by our own desires and overcome by our belief that we can control everything with little help from God.