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Kevin Bussey (aka k-dawg)
Lead Pastor
Charlotte, NC, USA

Samford University: B.S. Public Administration, 1985
University of Alabama at Birmingham: M.A. Education, 1988

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: MDivBL, 1995

Married to:
Cassandra (6-25-88)


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"Pastor I don't like your plans" Bisagno, "what are your plans." man, "I don't have any." Bisagno, "I like my plans better than yours." .

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storyside:b : everything and more

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Monday, February 20, 2006

How can people who serve the same God..............

How can people who serve the same God have such opposing views? Steve McCoy linked an a post by Dr. Al Mohler, the President of Southern Seminary. Anne Lamott is a leader in the emerging church and has written many wonderful articles on worship and connecting with our generation. But Mohler linked to this article in the LA Times that I had to think about all morning before I commented. Lamott told a group of mainly Catholics that she has had an abortion in the past. That is not new information- plus we have all sinned. If Lamott had said I had an abortion and I regret it, I wouldn't have felt numb as I read the article. But she said,
" I announced that I needed to speak out on behalf of the many women present in the crowd, including myself, who had had abortions, and the women whose daughters might need one in the not-too-distant future -- people who must know that teenage girls will have abortions, whether in clinics or dirty backrooms." "More: And somehow, as I was answering, I got louder and maybe even more emphatic than I actually felt, and said it was not a morally ambiguous issue for me at all. I said that fetuses are not babies yet; that there was actually a real difference between pro-abortion people, like me, and Klaus Barbie. Then I said that a woman's right to choose was nobody else's ********** business. This got their attention."
As I read this my heart sunk! Here she had an opportunity to talk about adoption and other alternatives to abortion. I just don't see Jesus being for abortion. I'm not anti women. My mother has taught Bible Studies for the Women of Rama in the past. This is a group of women who have had abortions and can't escape the guilt. She told me horror stories of how women just can't handle it after an abortion. Women like Lamott should be encouraging women to chose life. I don't understand how evangelicals can see such horrible tragedies as abortions as "termination of an un-wanted pregnancy." It is a life. I won't get into all of the scripture, but how could John the Baptist be filled with the HS in his mother's womb if he wasn't a person? How can there be such difference between believers? I'm sick right now! I really don't get it. All I can do is pray!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 2/20/2006 01:46:00 PM


Blogger art rogers said...

That's devistating. I just can't understand how people reconcile this with a faith in Christ. She literally says that the ARE two lives in the decision but the one who is born gets to make the decision. As an American, we know that one person's rights don't infringe on the rights of another person. As a Christian, we are called to give away our rights - in particular to give them away for the benefit those who are more helpless than we are. It makes no sense.

Also, she says that Roe v Wade has REDEEMED the lives of millions of women. As a Christian, Jesus is the one who redeems, and it is not by getting us out of the consequences of our actions, but by growing us through the process.

2/20/2006 07:36:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

We now live in a world where people, Christians and non alike, buy into the world's belief of the self. We've become selfish to our own desires; selfish for our own "rights", not the rights of others.

These same self-righteous believers pontificate against the killings in Darfur or against the homeless while not seeing the value of a life inside them.

Jesus sees all these issues as a matter of valuing life.

2/20/2006 09:24:00 PM  
Blogger Neil Elmore said...

I think I know how she can think like that.

"But I did the only thing I could think to do: plunge on, and tell MY truth."
I dont Know about you but I have a hard time making up truth. Can you MAKE UP truth?

"I said that this is the most intimate decision a woman makes, and she makes it ALL ALONE."
Or you could let God into your decision making. . . just a thought.

Thats just my 2 cents.

No seriously . . . you owe me 2 cents for that one

2/20/2006 11:12:00 PM  

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