Pro-Faith, Pro-Family, Pro-Choice.
That’s the slogan being used by a coalition of Methodist and Episcopal Reverends that have joined forces to tell the world that being a Christian doesn’t mean you can’t support abortion.
Breitbart reports that Rev. Tracey Lind, dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, said of an abortion clinic in Ohio:
“Bless this building. May its walls stand strong against the onslaught of shame thrown at it. May it be a beacon of hope for those who need its services.”
Rev. Harry Knox, president and CEO of Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, echoed Lind’s comments:
“I’m here today standing alongside my fellow clergymen and clergywomen to say: thank God for abortion providers.”
This is really the last stand.
Imagine a palace. This palace is at the center of a city. The city is ruled by a king who has delineated a set of rules to be followed by all in the land. The king, though fair and just, is deeply hated, because the people don’t want to follow his rules. They want to be free to do whatever they want with no reprisal.
Given the extreme antipathy toward the king, the palace is fortified with three dense walls to protect it from invaders. Each wall stands as a guarantee of safety should the others fail. Now imagine the people become so angry and so dissatisfied, they start a revolution. They launch an offensive to get inside the palace walls and kill the king, for once the palace has fallen, and the king is dead, they will be free to do whatever they please, regardless of the consequences.
These three walls are culture, politics, and religion. The king and his palace are the moral obligations we have to protect the unborn from slaughter. Generally speaking, culture is upstream of politics, but in this case, politics was a bit ahead of its time. The first wall fell in 1973 with the passage of Roe v. Wade.
The second wall crumbled when, over the course of the next several decades, abortion became an accepted cultural norm; arguments against it becoming white noise.
The third wall, faith, is the last bastion protecting the moral nucleus under siege. With the Methodist and Episcopal pronouncements of support for abortion, the third wall has begun to crack. Indifference on the part of most religions, including my own, the Church of Christ, has been tempered by a strong defense of the unborn on the part of the Catholic Church. But as churches begin to conform to the shape of the world in which they operate, the Catholic Church cannot continue to stand alone.
The third wall is under attack by the devil himself, and in short time, will fall just like the other two. At that time, the palace will be raided, and the king will be killed. We won’t be able to turn back because the warriors will be dead. The fight against abortion will be a chapter in a history book.
But walls can be rebuilt. It takes effort, and it takes extraordinary will, but it’s possible. We have to fight and win the culture war, for that is the heart of the battle. And in time, we can reassemble a culture of life from the rot that has transformed our nation into a culture of death.
Are you willing to put in the effort?