Monday, February 25, 2019

Faith Leaders Bless Abortion Clinic

                Self-proclaimed “faith leaders” met in Columbus, Ohio this past November 9th to “bless” an abortion clinic.
                Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio gleefully issued a notice prior to the gathering stating: “Anti-abortion advocates do not have the monopoly on faith or God. Many faith leaders and people of faith hold that accessing and providing abortions are good and godly decisions.”
                Only people with faith in Planned Parenthood.
                A group called the Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice was among those in attendance at the “interfaith” gathering. The Planned Parenthood notice continued: “During this clinic blessing, participants will gather with local faith leaders and guests to ask for God’s blessing upon Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio’s East Columbus Surgical facility, the abortion providers and staff, and all those who pass through the center.” The notice also said the “clinic blessing will create space for progressive voices of faith to speak boldly in support of comprehensive reproductive health care, especially abortion.” (Planned Parenthood clinics certainly create space in women’s wombs, albeit by silencing the voices of those they previously sustained).
                Planned Parenthood titled the notice: “Holy Ground: Blessing the Sacred Space of Decision.”
                There was a reception after the “blessing.” Bet they brought their own beverages. I don’t think they offered Communion.
                This may be a new trend among some so-called “Christians” and Jews. According to The Blaze, 15 Christian ministers and Jewish rabbis gathered outside Cleveland’s Preterm clinic just over three years ago to bless that facility. The site reported that the “Very Reverend” Tracey Lind of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral gave the following blessing at the time: “Bless this building. May its walls stand strong against the onslaught of shame thrown at it. May it be a beacon of hope for those who need its services.”
    This sounds like a Monty Python sketch gone bad:
    “Bless the beautiful curette that will lovingly separate the fetus from its little head, bless the suction devices that will tear the now non-viable tissue mass into tiny pieces and suck them into a blessed bottle…”
    I cannot speak for God, but I’m guessing he may not be overly delighted to be beseeched to convey His holy blessing on the continuing Holocaust of the most innocent among us. Given that he gave his only Son that the rest of us might have the chance at eternal life, I think He would be far more likely to bless the roughly one and a half million babies that have been aborted each year since the practice was legalized in 1973.
   Speaking of population control, did the Nazis ask for God’s blessing of their concentration camps “Sacred Spaces of Decision”? Did Planned Aryanhood put out a notice touting this?
   I doubt these very same “faith leaders” would be keen to “bless” the facilities that carry out the death penalty on heinous criminals.
   The progressive religious leaders of today are no longer concerned with elevating their flock or even celebrating the holy. They are entirely consumed by waging a social justice war on traditional values, so that any behavior, especially their own, can be excused—or even celebrated. In the name of God.
   Look for them to blessing brothels and  drug dealers near you soon.
   “Holy Ground: Blessing the Sacred Space of Decision?”
   Holy cow:  I’m blessing the Sacred Embrace of Derision.

No comments:

Post a Comment