If you are like me, your mind constantly races to keep up with the demands of life. Yet, there are times that I’m almost bowled over in my tracks.
One of those times is reading and hearing about the trial of abortion doctor, Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia, PA. You can read all about it here. The things this man did to babies and to mothers are absolutely unreal! I mean that are so detestable that I will not even write of them for the Bible says, “It is shameful to even mention what the disobedient does in secret.”
Assistant District Attorney Ed Cameron asked the jury to speak for the four children delivered alive at Gosnell’s abortion clinic then killed. He also noted an abortion patient who died after she was given a fatal overdose of medication at the clinic in 2009. Cameron quoted one of Gosnell’s staffers as saying he saw himself like “a fireman in hell” while he was working in the clinic here. “He’s the captain of that hell,” Cameron said as he pointed at Gosnell, 72, who sat at the defense table. “It is time for us to extinguish that hell.”
So, I ask myself, “Kevin, have we in America gotten so numb to the word ‘abortion’ that we no longer understand that we are no better than Hitler?” We have aborted an entire generation since 1973. Over one million babies per year. Almost 50 million since 1973. Think of that! 50 MILLION people…dead…gone…aborted…terminated… It’s beyond my ability to comprehend. I’m bowled over!
Yet we have President that supports abortion on demand. He spoke last week at Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion-mill in America. I saw this cartoon and it really made me think…
What did he say at the speech? This is how he began the speech:
“Cecile, thank you for the warm introduction, and thank you for the outstanding leadership that you’ve shown over the years. You just do a great, great job. (Applause.) I want to thank all of you for the remarkable work that you’re doing day in, day out in providing quality health care to women all across America. You are somebody that women — young women, old women, women in between — count on for so many important services. And we are truly grateful to you.”
President Obama never once used the a-word (abortion) in the entire speech. He used much more benign terms: “health care,” “quality health care,” “affordable health care,” “women’s health,” “health care reform,” “important services,” “decisions about … health,” “decisions best made between a woman and her doctor,” “contraceptive care,” “right to choose,” “woman’s constitutional right to privacy,” and on and on. And this is how he ended the speech…
“I will be with you every step of the way.”
And I’m sure he will. He is the first American President to address Planned Parenthood. And you must know that while he was an Illinois state senator, he refused to support legislation providing mandatory health care coverage for children who survive abortions. He seems to have one exception to his UNIVERSAL health care: the unborn. No health care for them.
Our president finished his speech tearfully: “Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you.”
I’m literally bowled over, again.
I want to ask you to watch a Planned Parenthood Lobbyist before Congress when she was asked, “What does Planned Parenthood do when an abortion is botched and a live baby is on the table?” It’s six-minutes long and it’s worth it to watch that absolute hypocrisy and evil displayed before Congress by this lady.
Now before you send me hate mail…take a look at Billy Graham’s words…
Yet, I can hear people saying, “We must keep religion and politics separate!”
Well, can I remind all of us that in October 1789, both houses of Congress petitioned President George Washington to proclaim a day of thanksgiving for the new constitution. His proclamation began, “Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor …,” and everyone was fine with that.
In 1798, President John Adams said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” So, what has happened to our “moral” and “religious” people? We’re going the way of Sodom. It’s heartbreaking.
You see, I believe we need government, because people have a tendency to violate each other. Yet, when you empower government to restrain this, the power to protect can become the power to oppress. Thankfully, as I learned in Civics class (they don’t have those anymore), our system of government addresses this problem chiefly by constitutional means. We have the separation of powers with our three branches of government (Legislative, Judicial and Executive); thus there are “supposedly” institutional checks and balances. (Even though I’d tell you the Judicial branch is running rough-shod over the Legislative and Judicial).
It has been said: “…the good character of those in government is no small contribution to our political safety.” Yes, good character is an internal law that reaches where civil law is utterly powerless to go. So what is it that develops good character in people? God and His Word, right?
Yes, some people want government purged of religion for liberty’s sake. But the less Christian character there is in government and the governed, the larger the government must be to restrain us and the more dangerous that government will be when it does.
Just two weeks ago the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) announced it is considering dropping current broadcast decency standards that ban explicit profanity and “non-sexual” nudity. Specifically, if enacted, the new FCC policy would allow network television and local radio stations to air the f-word, the s-word and to allow programs to show frontal female nudity, even during hours when they know children will be watching and listening. It is accepting comments on the proposal from the viewing public until the end of April.
Current broadcast decency law prohibits expletives and nudity, even if brief or “fleeting.” The Supreme Court has upheld the law as constitutionally enforceable by the FCC, despite lawsuit attempts by networks NBC and FOX to overturn it.
This is why our family watches almost no TV. But, most Americans are totally directed and guided by television. So, where will it stop? When will it end? Only God knows. For me… I’m not going to stay bowled over. I’m going to continue to teach, preach and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. I’m going to raise my family by the principles of the Word of God. And I’m going to love people (even those with whom I disagree) to Jesus. And I’m going to pray for God’s mercy on our nation.