Wednesday, August 13, 2008

You've Got to Be Kidding!

OneNewsNow has a story that relates to the story below. Here is the opening paragraph.

A group of evangelical and Catholic leaders claims pro-life voters should be willing to support presidential nominee Barack Obama because there's been a "positive shift" in language on the issue of abortion in the Democratic Party platform.

The article then goes on show that this "positive shift" is a crock of bull corn by quoting directly from the platform.

"...strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to choose a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay, and we oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right."
"...strongly supports access to affordable family planning services and comprehensive age-appropriate sex education which empowers people to make informed choices and live healthy lives. We also recognize that such health care and education help reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and thereby also reduce the need for abortions."

So where do these "religious leaders" see the positive shift? From this part of the platform:

"...strongly supports a woman's decision to have a child by ensuring access to and availability of programs for pre- and post-natal health care, parenting skills, income support, and caring adoption programs."

To which I say, "Big freaking deal!" Pre- and post-natal health care equals big government program. Parenting skills endorsed by the Democrats are likely not to be biblically based. Income support equals another big government program and likely dependency for these women and their children. And by caring adoption programs I am sure that they mean adoption programs that include gay, transgender, shack-up, etc. couples.

Christians of America need to wise up and not blindly follow their leaders. These "leaders" make me sick and angry. ARRR!


Wickle said...

Wow ... they strongly affirm the right to choose to have a child. I'm curious ... who was threatening it?

Outside of China, that is.

Applied Christianity said...

Exactly, Wickle. Who was threatening it? I can't believe that this is getting people to see them as more "pro-life".