October 14, 2015

This is the Culture of Death Personified, Part III

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness... 
— Isaiah 5:20 

On October 8th, in Cleveland, Ohio, United Methodist and Episcopalian Church clergy led a prayer rally to "Bless" an abortion clinic. Brietbart and Lifenews report that the event outside the Preterm abortion clinic was arranged by Rev. Laura Young, a United Methodist minister. Young calls herself a “progressive theological thinker and a feminist,” who actively urges clergy members to advocate for abortion. (For earlier culture of death personified posts see here and here.

This is stomach turning stuff, indeed. Fortunately, Lifenews adds the following:
Thankfully, pro-abortion religious groups are in the minority and countless prominent religious leaders have expressed disapproval for Planned Parenthood’s outrageous practices. For example, Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap., archbishop of Boston and chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), said that the videos reveal "the now standard practice of obtaining fetal organs and tissues through abortion and fail to respect the humanity and dignity of human life."
Then he reminded Catholics that Pope Francis has called abortion the product of a "widespread mentality of profit, the throwaway culture, which has today enslaved the hearts and minds of so man."
Additionally, Rev. Franklin Graham and Baptist theologian Albert Mohler commented on Planned Parenthood’s lucrative business after the footage was released. Rev. Graham said, "Abortion is a sin and is clearly murder in God’s eyes. The people who perform it have no conscience, so I’m not at all surprised that they would be selling organs, tissue, and body parts from babies. Planned Parenthood should be put out of business. They’ve done enough damage."
In some ways, Mohler used even stronger language than Rev. Graham to describe Planned Parenthood and said they "stand at the epicenter of the Culture of Death." He also dismissed the abortion giant’s justifications for their executive’s unbelievable comments.
October is Respect Life Month. To save babies in danger of abortion, please say Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's prayer for the unborn.

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