“…anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.”
Most things from the Left make the rest of us cringe: The way they hate America, defecate on the Flag, celebrate the destruction their riots have engendered, and on a daily basis take cherished American traditions and fundamentally transform them until they’re unrecognizable.
But the other day I read an article that gave me one of the more uncomfortable feelings I’ve ever had. From Lifenews.com, we have people justifying abortion in the name of religion:
In a piece published Wednesday, New York Times Magazine columnist Ana Marie Cox interviewed Willie J. Parker, a Mississippi abortionist and former Planned Parenthood medical director, on his upcoming Life’s Work memoir. During the interview, Parker pointed to his faith as the reason he performs abortions. And while abortion is “life-ending,” he added, it isn’t “killing a person” – just a “human entity.”
From the very beginning, Cox hyped that Parker’s book “is rooted” by his “moral and spiritual argument in favor of abortion rights.”
Before working in the abortion industry, Parker said he experienced a “life-altering” “conversion” that led him to believe that, as a Christian, he should perform abortions, instead of vice versa.
“I needed to convert from a religious understanding that left me paralyzed to act on my deepest sense of connection to one that empowered me to do what I felt to be the right thing,” he told Cox.
We like to think of God as all forgiving but, as quoted above and in many places in the Bible, it turns out there is an unforgivable sin. In a series on The 10 Commandments, Dennis Prager clarifies the notion of taking the Lord’s name in vain. The actual Hebrew/Aramaic translation is not “take” but “carry,” and the contextual meaning concerns primarily how we act, not how we speak. In other words, the blasphemy spoken throughout the Bible and the Commandment “Thou shall not carry the Lord’s name in vain” means: Don’t commit evil in God’s name.
This, of course, doesn’t make saying “G*d d*mnit!” acceptable. Well, maybe if the Broncos or Vikings lose…
Wouldn’t you know it, our good Dr. Willie Parker isn’t the only one on this spiritually ominous path (emphasis mine).
More than 20 religious leaders participated in a ceremony to “bless” a new Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington, D.C., calling the abortion facility a “sacred work.”
“In almost every message to our staff, I talk about our doing sacred work,” Dr. Laura Meyers, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, told DCist.com. “This confirms the sacredness of the work we do.”
LifeNews.com, commenting that blessing an abortion clinic seems “antithetical to religious beliefs about the sanctity of life,” noted the new abortion facility is located next to a popular charter elementary school, much to the outrage of pro-lifers and parents.
The nearly $20 million, 27,000-square-foot facility, which officially opened in September, also serves as the administrative headquarters for Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington.
The organizer of the event Tuesday was the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, which says its mission is to bring “the moral force of religion to protect and advance reproductive health, choice, rights and justice through education, prophetic witness, pastoral presence and advocacy.”
Meyers said pro-lifers protesting the clinic’s abortion work “tried to separate those of us working on or supporting the right of women to choose from a sense of deep spirituality.”
The religious leaders, led by Rabbi Michael Namath, gathered for prayer before the ceremony. Namath, the program director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, said the ministers have an obligation to the world to “make it whole and holy.”
If you support abortion, even flagrantly and obnoxiously, I believe you will go to heaven if you are sorry.
If you had an abortion, I believe you will go to heaven if you are sorry.
If you perform or have performed abortions, I believe you will go to heaven if you are sorry.
But if you support, have had, and/or performed an abortion and you have done so in the name of religion,
it’s crystal clear you’re not headed north when you die. I beg you, do NOT go anywhere near discussing the positive aspects of murdering babies, and somehow say your religion and therefore God are calling it a blessing or say it’s in any way good.
Spiritual danger is not something we should look defiantly in the eye.
photo credit: Jenn Farr Ottawa Pro-Choice Presence at the so-called “March for Life” via photopin (license)