Sunday, March 10, 2019
Voices of death. . .
It is clear that the Democrats have become the party of choice -- a sacred tenet in their game plan to regain the White House and Senate and control the destiny of our nation. It is also clear that the Republicans are the part of life -- a sacred plank in the platform that appeals to their base and to their vision of regaining the House and keeping the Senate and White House. But somewhere under this all I am abhorred by the way we argue and talk as if this were all theoretical and not about actual children, killed in the womb, for the same of something as difficult to nail down concretely as the mental or physical health of the woman.
How far will such a future take us? Where will it end? As I have said before, we have lived with the horror of safe, legal, and free abortion long enough to end the lives of one and half the times the population of Canada and it is clear that the longer this continues, the harder it is to turn it back. It has, much to my regret, become the norm for most Americans. While it is easy to see how someone can support something in theory, it is a grave shock to see how people can support in specific detail how a child might be killed moments prior to birth or moments after (if the mother has a change of heart).
We cry out that guns are killing our kids but guns have killed very few in comparison to the many who are routinely taken from life and consigned to death either by medical procedure or pill. In fact, many of the same voices crying out against the school shootings are crying out for the right to killing the unborn to continue without any kind of restriction.
Sadly, the media is against any honesty in this discussion and many churches would prefer the whole thing would just go away rather than take a stand. The fear of offending people has become the more powerful motivator over the fear of offending God. We are surrounded by voices of death shouting down every reasoned argument or rational defense of life. We will not debate our way through this and we will most certainly resist exile from the public square and persecution from those who control official media and social media but the cause is more urgent now than ever.
It is probably going to offend many when I say that abortion will need to become not one of many but the signal issue and the single issue for those who defend life. There are few elections in the near future but we must begin now raising up the cause of life as the ONLY issue about which we cannot compromise -- whether in the election of those who serve and lead us or in the legislation passed and enforced by those who serve and lead us. Do we really want to be on the same side as North Korea and China and Herod of old when it comes to our appreciation for life?