Russell Moore, Prior, and the Sham of the Pro-Life Movement
Say it were 1937 in Germany and you had the opportunity to vote in an election that pitted a guy who wants to shove all the Jews in Europe into ovens against a guy who runs on a platform that, if the SS wants to shove Jews into ovens, they’ll at least have to do that on their own dime rather than using taxpayer money. So you vote for that guy because of course you do. Then you shake the dust off your hands – you’ve done your duty for the next four years. Sure hope that guy defunds the SS so at least your money only goes to fund the Nazi war machine that protects the death camps rather than the death camps themselves. Your morals are untainted, your virtue safeguarded.
Let’s call that what it is – limp-wristed cowardice, apathy, and probably Idolatry of the State, which is ironic among people who like to style themselves self-sufficient, oppose Big Government, and say stuff like “No King But Christ”.
Rather than contort the analogy too far, let us abandon it here and talk concrete facts.
It is the epitome of negligent weakness to center one’s opposition to abortion around the defunding of Planned Parenthood, which is merely one provider among many, many others and who, if it should collapse, would merely be replaced by other baby-murderers who learned valuable lessons from how PP was taken down. Why?
Because abortion is sin. It is sin in the highest degree, a direct and unequivocal assault on the image of God in man and the love of neighbor. Yet because of the moral bankruptcy of our culture, those who cry “Defund PP!” are seen as the fringe radicals. It’s time to take the fringe back, as it were.
You see, there are “fringe” big shots and politicians who are making a killing off of your donations and political support, while they ignore the actual killing happening right under their noses. Let’s talk about three recent examples.
This week, the newly-formed Evangelicals for Life, an apparent joint venture between Focus on the Family and the ERLC, threw a mutual back-slapping party at a nice expensive hotel in DC. David Platt was in the house instead of discipling people at his church. There was “worship” music instead of mourning and wailing. They got “equipped” and “inspired” to… vote pro-life and that’s about it, if recent history is any indication. It’s a treadmill, going nowhere. But wait, there’s more to it!
Oklahoma Senator James Lankford, who gained notoriety and right-wing electoral gravitas as the longtime Director of what is probably the largest false conversion factory in the southern United States, is known to be a paragon of conservative values. A mainstay at prayer breakfasts and big shot churchianity political events, here is a man with the clout to call for immediate and total abolition of child sacrifice and push for it with real heft to actually inspire real action. Instead, well… that’s not exactly what happened.
James Lankford voted FOR the federal budget that would FULLY FUND Planned Parenthood. And then he got up on stage at the inaugural Evangelicals for Life and received their “Pro-Life Leader Award”.
You can’t make this stuff up, friends. And who’s that in the middle, presenting this wickedly vapid award to this fatally compromised proponent of worldly churchianity? Everyone’s favorite undercover leftist, Russell Moore.
You might say: OK, fine, yes, no well-known conservative Republican Congressmen treat murder like what it is – murder. OK, fine, yes, numerous of them voted in favor of funding the largest and most prolific killer of human beings in the USA. But hey, we’re marching for life! Which brings us to Karen Swallow Prior’s celebratory tweet that merely calls attention to another fatal flaw in the Pro-Life Movement:
Evangelicals are joining Catholics in the March for Life this year: https://t.co/fIIV8osrHL
— Karen Swallow Prior (@LoveLifeLitGod) January 22, 2016
This is nothing new, but it’s always nice when someone like Prior confirms her convictions in public. Think back with me – abortion is sin. Right? What’s the answer to sin? More laws? Electing the right President? Electing the right Congress (you’re kidding, right; did you read the last four paragraphs)? Let me tell you what God thinks is the answer to sin: The Gospel of Jesus Christ. Does Rome have the Gospel? No, most definitely not. Rome opposes the Gospel in many ways, some obvious and some very deviously subtle. But evangelicals, who adhere to the exclusive claims of the Gospel and Sola Fide and stuff, are joining with those who hate the Gospel to fight something that can only be conquered by the Gospel? I don’t know, but maybe Russell Moore does.
Maybe it’ll be OK, though, because I got a weekly bulletin from LifeNews.com titled Enough is enough! Surely these guys know what’s up. I mean, enough is certainly enough.
We have a chance to elect a pro-life president who has the ability to appoint multiple Supreme Court judges
Yeah, a pro-life president. Someone like Lankford! Er, wait, someone like another career politician who has never treated murder like murder his whole life. Who is palatable enough to the current Republican establishment that he’s gotten this far in the campaign. That’ll fix everything!
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That’s it! Give money to someone who sends out emails and runs a website so he can love your preborn neighbor for you. That’ll show Planned Parenthood!
Your neighbors are being torn apart or poisoned to death every single day. These jokers just do not give any indication they care about that. But we are all responsible to love those neighbors as ourselves.
Get to work. This is on you. Abolish Human Abortion.
[Contributed by: Alan Maricle]