The Day America Chose Barbarism, Aided and Abetted By Christians
Thursday, February 28, 2019
No, that’s not the final score of an NFL game featuring two high-powered offenses or the halftime point total of an NBA contest. Rather, it is the vote tally by which the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was defeated this week in the U.S. Senate.
In case you are wondering what that bill entailed, it simply required doctors to provide medical care to babies who survived a botched abortion. All 44 senators who voted against the bill are Democrats. Incredulously, six of them are currently running for president.
That’s right, folks. Six Democrat senators who believe that they have what it takes to serve as President of the United States voted in favor of infanticide. Let that sink in for a minute.
Whether their consciences have been so seared that they actually believe it is moral to allow a living, breathing baby to die alone on a table or they have sold their political souls to the highest bidder – in this case, Planned Parenthood – is debatable. Maybe…tragically…the answer is both.
In either case, this singular vote should preclude these six senators from consideration for higher office. It should also result in a clarion call for the censure, resignation and removal of the other 38 Democrat senators who care more about their political futures than they do a baby fighting for its very survival.
But as disheartening as this vote is – and as deserving of condemnation these senators are – I am saving my most scathing rebuke for an entirely different subset of Americans. Specifically, my brothers and sisters in Christ who put these senators in office.
According to the Pew Research Center, an estimated 70% of American adults describe themselves as Christians. Breaking it down even farther, roughly half of American adults self-identify as Protestants and 20% as Catholics. And of the self-identifying Protestants, more than 50% consider themselves to be Evangelicals.
That means that about 45% of American adults are either Evangelicals or Catholics. In raw numbers, that equates to 112,500,000 potential voters.
So, you tell me how more than 112 million self-described Christians can either refuse to register, refuse to vote, or refuse to base their vote on biblical grounds. Go ahead… I’m waiting.
The simple fact of the matter is that they can’t - but they do. Otherwise, there is no way that pro-infanticide senators like Elizabeth Warren or Kamala Harris get elected. Even in heavily Democrat states such as Massachusetts and California, there are enough Evangelicals and Catholics to defeat the likes of Warren and Harris – if they band together and if they vote their faith.
Therein lies the problem. Many Evangelicals and Catholics either don’t know what their respective religions teach on moral matters or they conveniently “check their luggage” when they enter the voting booth.
So, let me make it as clear as possible for those wavering or renegade believers: every Evangelical church and every Catholic church believes in the sanctity of human life and teaches that life begins at conception. Period, end of story.
So, now that you know the truth, what are you going to do about it? Are you going to vote in accordance with the faith you profess or are you going to rationalize your way into pulling a lever for someone who openly and vigorously supports infanticide?
You cannot have it both ways.
It is time for American Christians to stand up and be counted. To end their collective silence and speak out, loudly and incessantly.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Lutheran minister martyred for his faith by the Third Reich, wrote, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”.
And Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
My fellow Christians, will you join me in telling Senators Warren, Harris and their co-conspirators, “You will not kill babies on my watch. And you will not kill babies with my vote?”
Send these pro-abortionists packing or please, stop self-identifying as one of us…because you are not.
"By their fruits, you will know them." Matthew 7:16 (ASV)