WE CELEBRATE OUR INDEPENDENCE FROM A TYRANNICAL EMPIRE IN A DAY WHEN OUR LAWS DEFEND A MUCH MORE BRUTAL FORM OF OPPRESSION.
Since our Nation’s founding, we have claimed to be built on a recognition of certain God given inalienable rights.
In the Declaration of Independence it summarizes these rights as Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Through our short history, the people of the United States have allowed and protected practices which contradict the truth on which we claim to rest.
Namely that ALL men are created equal. From the institution of chattel slavery, to the involuntary and often violent removal of Native American peoples from their lands, to a racial segregation, we have often times stood as hypocrites before God.
BUT, HAVE NEVER BEEN AS FAR REMOVED FROM THE VALUES THAT WE CLAIM TO HOLD DEAR AS WE ARE TODAY…
ABORTION IS OUR NATIONAL SIN AND THE EVIL OF OUR AGE.
All men (women, children, fetus, embryo) are created in the image of the Almighty God, and as such have inherent dignity and worth. It is on this truth that every abolitionist movement has hung, the only truth more significant is that the same God who fashioned us in his image stepped down into space and time to become a man, to take away the sins of the world.
People who have been changed by the power of this truth must take up the call to serve Christ and his kingdom in the cause of the abolition of abortion. There can be no allegiance but to Christ, for he alone is King.
WE HAVE NO RIGHT TO CELEBRATE FREEDOM WHILE OPPRESSION IS IN OUR MIDST.
RISE UP, CHRISTIAN, TO LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR, TO OPPOSE THIS GROSS INJUSTICE, AND TO SERVE YOUR KING.
Thank you to AbSoc Fort Worth for the text of this blogpost.