Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Sad Day

In the Scripture text I preached from this morning--in Matthew 5 and its parallel passage in Luke 6--Jesus exhorts us to love enemies, to bless those who curse, to do good to those who hate, and to pray for those who persecute. In other words, we who were once at enmity with God ourselves are now to love as the Father loves; we are to love others just as He has loved us.

Thus, as you might well suppose, I am deeply grieved that late-term abortionist Dr. George Tiller was murdered this morning in Wichita--and that his family, his church, and his community were all subjected to the horror of such unwarranted violence.

This is a very sad day for us all--for the pro-life movement, for the church, and for the nation.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Are Obama and Sotomayor Out of Step?

For the third time in a month, another public opinion poll has been released demonstrating that a majority of the American public is pro-life. Two weeks ago it was the Gallup poll that got the headlines, as it was the first time in that poll's history that it showed over half of the public as holding a pro-life position. Then last week, there was a Fox News poll, indicating the same thing: more Americans are pro-life than "pro-choice".

The third poll, this one from Rasmussen, should put to rest exactly how most Americans feel about the issue. The survey actually asked a different question than the others and found that 58 percent of Americans say abortion is morally wrong most of the time. Just twenty-five percent disagree and the rest had no opinion.

The poll found women are more strongly pro-life than men with 64 percent of women asserting that most abortions are morally wrong, a view shared by just 51% of men. Meanwhile, another Rasmussen survey question found a majority of Americans, 52 percent, think it is too easy to get an abortion in America. That's up seven percent from two years ago when 45 percent thought it was too easy.

The two important points to take away from this are first, that the pro-life position is indeed a majority position in this country, and second, that the pro-life position has been gaining momentum at precisely the moment President Obama seems to be steering his administration in the opposite direction--witness his nomination of a radical judicial activist and career left-wing pro-abort, Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.

This Is How It Ends

"The court of appeals is where policy is made." --Sonia Sotomayor, Radical Judicial Activist and Obama's Supreme Court Nominee

"So, this is how Democracy ends: with thunderous applause." --Senator Padme Amadala, Character in Star Wars III

No, Mr. President

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pro-Life America

A new Gallup Poll, conducted this past week, has found that 51% of Americans now call themselves "pro-life" on the issue of abortion and only 42% "pro-choice." This is the first time a majority of US adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began asking this question in 1995. The results, obtained from Gallup's annual Values and Beliefs survey, represent a significant shift from a year ago, when 50% were pro-choice and 44% pro-life.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

QOTM: Quote of the Month

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." Thomas Jefferson