Sunday, January 22, 2017


By Rolley Haggard

Most Christians seem to misunderstand where the frontline in the abortion battle is. It is not, as one might suppose, with the pro-choicers. Why? Because “a man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.” No matter how new-and-improved our sanctity-of-life arguments may be, few pro-choicers are going to change sides. Every time we get within scoring distance they'll simply move the goalposts. They always have.

No, the real battle is with the staggering number of “pro-life” leaders -- pastors in particular -- who fail to translate their belief into meaningful action calculated to lead the tens of millions of people within their sphere of influence to demand the entire and immediate outlaw of abortion on the grounds that it is murder.

These “epistles” (abbreviated, real-life exchanges) reveal “Pastor Al”* to be a prime example . . .

Pastor Al: What are some practical ways we can show Christ's love in our community?

Mr. H: How about we all show up in front of the local Planned Parenthood next Saturday? It's an abortion day.

Pastor Al: I'm not sure those dealing with crisis pregnancies would interpret that as love.

Mr. H: But wouldn't their victims?

Rolley Haggard is a feature writer for BreakPoint.

Begun by Chuck Colson in 1991 as a daily radio broadcast, BreakPoint provides a Christian perspective on today’s news and trends via radio, interactive media, and print. Today BreakPoint commentaries, co-hosted by Eric Metaxas and John Stonestreet, air daily on more than 1,200 outlets with an estimated weekly listening audience of eight million people. 

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