Tuesday, January 27, 2009
A Short Honeymoon
The day after the Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade and the annual March for Life our new president once again extended funding for family Planning groups that perform and promote abortion overseas. I guess that the touted “change we can believe in” slogans did not include a change of heart, changes in the direction of respect for life, nor protection for the most innocent…That was a short honeymoon!!!
It surely seems as a sad foretaste of things to come, barring divine influence! This executive order, signed without much fanfare, is yet another reminder why, for the committed Christian, for the serious Episcopalian it always seems a risk to vote for a politician who is not decidedly pro-life. It is our baptismal covenant that demands we uphold the dignity of every human being, how can we ignore the most vulnerable?
Surely there are other issues where our newly elected president will make choices we will applaud, and others we will disagree with, but none more fundamental as this one. No right can be really protected when the right to life is denied, nor the dignity of all upheld when the dignity of the most vulnerable and innocent is trampled.
These words of Rev. Luke J. Robinson of Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church in Frederick, Md., an African-American, uttered at the 2009 March for Life, speak truth to the new power in Washington;
"I am praying that God's hand will lead him in righteousness and justice…. Today, Thursday, Jan. 22, we come here to deal with some unfinished business as it relates to the dream. We need change now more than ever….We are calling on the president of change to be an agent of change as it relates to the lives of more than 1 million children who will be slaughtered in his first year as president of the United States by a horrible injustice called abortion”
May it be so….