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