Excellent take down of the pro-life argument by a Methodist minister.

By |2019-05-20T05:25:07-08:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Courtesy of Reddit:

Dave Barnhart: “”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 breathe.

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.”

I thought that this argument spelled out the key attraction for religious conservatives to the pro-life movement better than any other I have ever read. 

Of course, it is easy to advocate for those who do not yet exist, because they cannot disagree with you, embarrass you, or disappoint you.  

In the meantime, so many of these “Christians” choose to ignore the already living people in need that they read about in the news or pass by on the street every single day.  

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2 Comments

  1. Marthe May 21, 2019 at 5:53 am

    Great argument by Dave Barnhart that shows the hypocrisy of these so-called Christians who pretend to care for the unborn in order to feel righteous while turning a blind eye and even adding to the suffering of other human beings in other circumstances.

    These “pro-lifers” like to lecture others that life begins at conception, that abortion is murder and therefore should be prohibited in all cases, yet many such “pro-lifers” are willing to make exceptions in cases of rape and incest. So, they themselves are willing to “commit murder” in certain circumstances when their sensibilities have been offended by the rape or the incest.

    The colossal hypocrisy is that these very same people will often be pro-death penalty, will turn a blind eye to black people being shot in the back while running away because the officer “feared for his life ” and will think it’s legitimate to arrest and jail good samaritans who stop to help migrants in distress at the border. These people will support war (in other countries of course). However, they will close their doors to the refugees displaced by these same wars. These people will deny affordable life-saving health care to all because they feel they should not have to pay taxes for something that benefits others, only themselves. In a nutshell, once you’re born, you’re on your own and they will not inconvenience themselves to help you.

    They are small-minded people who like to wrap themselves in a cloak of holiness and pretend that they are better than others. They are so sure of their own sanctity that they feel entitled to pass or support laws to impose their narrow view of the sanctity of life to others while often lacking in basic human decency themselves.

    These people are not “pro-life”. It’s only a term that has been chosen to make their agenda seem righteous. By now, it’s a rallying cry for the conservative segment of US society who feels that their country and the world is evolving at a too rapid pace in a direction that they don’t like and they want to turn back the clock. It’s easier and more flattering to flock behind the “pro-life” movement than to admit that they’re scared stiff of the changing world and that they really don’t like those that don’t think or look like them.

  2. NOW THIS! May 21, 2019 at 7:35 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/05/21/abortion-rights-activists-rally-at-supreme-court-to-protest-new-state-bans.html

    U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell and Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, are among the presidential candidates expected to speak at Tuesday’s rally, according to media accounts.

    The rally is one of scores being organized by the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood Action Fund and other civil rights group in what they are describing as a Stop Abortion Bans Day of Action.

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