Hi Pogue,

While writing yesterdays letter to you I came across this quote which was a rather more balanced Christian response to the debate.

‘The unborn are a convenient group of people to
advocate for. They never make demands of you; they
are morally uncomplicated, unlike the incarcerated,
addicted, or the chronically poor; they don’t resent
your condescension or complain that you are not
politically correct; unlike widows, they don’t ask you
to question patriarchy; unlike orphans, they don’t need
money, education, or childcare; unlike aliens, they don’t
bring all that racial, cultural, and religious baggage
that you dislike; they allow you to feel good about
yourself without any work at creating or maintaining
relationships; and when they are born, you can forget
about them, because they cease to be unborn. It’s
almost as if, by being born, they have died to you. You
can love the unborn and advocate for them without
substantially challenging your own wealth, power,
or privilege, without re-imagining social structures,
apologizing, or making reparations to anyone. They
are, in short, the perfect people to love if you want to
claim you love Jesus but actually dislike people who

Prisoners? Immigrants? The sick? The poor?
Widows? Orphans? All the groups that are specifically
mentioned in the Bible? They all get thrown under the
bus for the unborn.”

Dave Barnhart, a traditional Christian pastor.

Something to think about.


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