by Dr. Linda Powell
I couldnât buy my favorite cereal today. The box was all wrapped up in a pink ribbon that said part of the purchase price was going to go to the Susan B. Komen Foundation. Susan B. Komen gives money to Planned Parenthood, an organization that is the largest provider of surgical and chemical abortions in the country. Both Susan B. and PP ignore the abortion-breast cancer link. I find that very odd: an organization that wants to prevent women dying from breast cancer giving money to an organization that causes breast cancer in some women.
TODAY IS MEMORIAL DAY
The first Monday of every October is the day that the Supreme Court of the United States opens their session. So today is the day. We are remembering the almost 50 million womb babies that have been killed since the Blackmun Court in 1973. Nowhere in the Constitution is the judiciary given the power to make laws that bind people. However, in Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton, a group of unelected justices who serve lifetime appointments voted to overturn every law in every state that limited abortion. Under whose authority? We are moving from being a Republic to being an oligarchy. Next stop. . .a brave new world.
COMMODITIES IN A FREEZER
Over the weekend, someone told me that the reason they supported human embryonic stem cell research, is because âthey are just going to be thrown away anyway.â How did we get to the place where human life is created, frozen and then disposed of as medical waste or given to scientists to kill for research? And some think that this is okay?
This country was founded on some fundamental principles outlined in the Declaration of Independence: there is a Creator, He is sovereign and we, as His greatest creation, should be respected for that kernel of Himself that He has put within each of us. This kernel is what makes us free. Once we begin to move away from these first principles, we are abdicating the very thing that makes us humans deserving of respect. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are God-given. Without God, there is no Life; there is no Liberty.
On the other hand, what the government gives, the government can take away. The Supreme Court decided that it was okay to reach into the womb and kill innocent human life because born life had more quality than pre-born life. Courts decided that Teri Schiavo could be dehydrated and starved to death because she didnât have quite the quality of life that other born life has. So, a little human embryo, created in a laboratory becomes a commodity, a possession, having even less quality of life than Teri Schiavo. She can be frozen and/or chopped up for her stem cells, which kills her, and then discarded down a sink. (I think that the doctors in Nazi Germany also did freezing experiments and involuntary surgery on people.)
By the way, where do you fall on the Quality scale? I want to stay on the Sanctity of Life scale myself, because that is where my right to life remains inalienable.
POLITICS AND RELIGION
âSeparation of Church and State.â I have heard this so many times this weekend because there have been some responses to what some very brave pastors did last Sunday to challenge the IRS. âSeparation of Church and Stateâ is a lie that has been told so often that people believe it. I call it the âFirst Amendment Lie.â The framers of the Constitution werenât that stupid. They would never have put a doctrine in the Constitution that they themselves were violating. Many of the states had established religions, religious tests for public officials and religious oaths of office. There was one thing that our founders knew. A country that forsakes God cannot remain free. So they didnât want government interfering in the churchânot the other way around.
Hitler wasnât the first, but he was one of the most notorious for using the separation of church and state as a motto for keeping the churches in Germany from protesting his Third Reich and the Final Solution. The churches wanted to keep their tax-free property and lacked the courage to stand up to Hitler and a holocaust was born.
Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics says that âtrading moral authority for comfort, convenience, and popularity has become a tradition for the modern clergy.â Many of our churches lack the courage to stand up to the government and the IRS, so do not speak about the evils of abortion, human embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, and the politicians that support them. And, if they do speak up, someone, usually another so-called pastor, begins to chant âseparation of church and state, separation of church and state.â
When this country first started, our greatness was in our goodness and our goodness came from the pulpits. Imagine if just a fraction of this nation's 600,000 churches became active in the battle for Life? The abortion holocaust would end overnight.
Think about it.