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Pro-life doesn't equal Christian


Did I get your attention?  I have been doing some thinking, especially after talking with my Sister-in-Law the other day.  She and some friends were asked to leave the Right to Life March in Washington because they weren’t Christian.  Being pro-life doesn’t equal Christian, being a Christian doesn’t automatically make one pro-life. 

My SIL is pagan (Wiccan), and while we don’t agree on matters of faith, we do agree that life is precious and must be protected.  She and I have sat together doing the RTL booth at the county fair – what an odd pair we must make.  She has always been staunchly pro-life, I didn’t become pro-life until after my husband and I lost our first baby in 2001.  Yes, I used to be pro-choice, I also used to be a feminist – please don’t hold that against me – we all make mistakes. 

Why do I feel the need to write this?  I feel like regardless of one’s faith, we are united in a cause to save innocent lives – and protect the women who seek abortions as well.  Do we care only if you are the right religion before we can say you are truly pro-life?  No.  There are Christians who are pro-choice (pro-aborton).  For example, Episcopal Church (USA), Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Presbyterian Church (USA) and the United Church of Christ are either very much in favor of a woman’s ‘right’ to choose or are eerily silent on the matter.  This is coming from the National level of the ruling/governing body of said church and may not hold true for the local bodies but keeping in mind that even the local bodies will at some time have to answer to the higher ups.  Shocking?  Yes!  Churches okaying murder of innocents?  We have to examine the local church to make sure they are in accordance with Biblical commands and specifically the one that says "thou shall not murder" comes strongly into play here.

We are striving for the same goal, to end an American atrocity.  We need to come together and fight for the same cause.  Being pro-life isn’t about being a Christian, it is about ending murder on the very least of these.  This is why those who are in the pro-choice movement can use the argument that pro-lifers are religious fanatics and such, it’s because they see Christians on this side and all others on the other side.  If we want to be taken seriously then we all need to band together for the same cause.  I am not saying we have to agree with a person’s belief system, but we do need to realize that a bigger impact will be made once others realize being pro-life is not just a Christian idea – it is for all of us, Christian, Wicca, Hindu, anyone of any faith or lack thereof – to come together and end murder. 

Jesus ate with prostitutes, tax collectors, the least of them and He dined with them, talked with them and LOVED them.  Would He turn away from standing beside others of different beliefs simply because they didn’t follow Him?  I would have doubt, He would show them love and in effect by showing them love turn their hearts toward Him.  I don’t want you to think I presume to know what our Lord thinks, far be it, I fall short of His grace everyday.  From reading His story though I can see how He loved without conditions and loved genuinely.

So if you are ever at my local county fair and you see a dresses-only long haired woman with a dark, short haired-goth chic make sure to say hi!

God bless.

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Another video


I found this on a blog of a fellow Crew member at Wisdom Begun. I have often wondered why I haven’t been pregnant since having my son in July of 2006 and I know God has knowledge that I don’t and He knows the reason and I have worked hard in resting in that, some days it is harder than others but I know He has a plan for us. So when I think of women going into abortion clinics and those precious babes making an early entrance into Heaven my heart aches, literally aches! How I would welcome these precious ones into my arms!!!! I wanted to share this video I found at Wisdom Begun that had me crying:

 

 

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Sad news


Our country will now have even more blood on it’s hands!  The new President has quietly signed into effect a law reversing President Bush’s ban on tax payer supported places that perform, counsel or promote as a way of family planning, abortion.  That means every tax payer, wether pro-life, Christian, etc will be paying for women to have an abortion or recieve counseling for.  This is an abomination unto our Lord!!!!  Also soon to be signed is a bill lifting bans on using embryonic stem cells for research.  Which means now we will have to be even more careful as to what medicines and treatments we are given for the liklihood they could have been made or tested on killed babies (once the stem cells are removed from an embryo, which is a baby, the baby then dies).  Also expected soon is funding being given to  U.N.F.P.A. don’t know what that is, neither did I until I found their website.  It sounds good from the begining, make sure all men, women and children can live a life of health and equal oppurtunity.  Then one keeps reading!  Safe motherhood – great.  Free from HIV or AIDS – great.  Family planning – not great.  Apparently but not using a ‘family planning’ method a mother’s health is at risk.  Hhhmmm…call me odd but the risk of death, blood clots, murdering a baby, depression, cancer seems worse a risk than having children.  All these are risks associated with any form of chemical contreciptive.  Of course most dr’s won’t tell a woman that because most of their funding comes from the birth control makers and insurance companies that want their customers to buy birth control.  Apparently as well when parents (no where does the site say mom or dad or husband and wife) can choose the timing, spacing and number they can then be better parents and ensure more resources.  Yes, we need more teens with cell phones and designer clothes (insert sarcasim). 

I am saddened that our country doesn’t respect life, either the elderly nor the tiniest human being from conception.  The ones that need our protection don’t have it and I am scared for the future of my country.  I am scared for the future my children will have, will it come to a mandate like China?  I am scared.  We need to be on our knees and praying for our country and her leaders that the atrocitries will not continue.

 

 

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