Wednesday, June 03, 2009

A Voice from Yesterday - Frank Schaeffer

It was not enough that Frankie Schaeffer, now Frank Schaeffer, supported the most pro-abortion presidential candidate in the last election, all the while claiming to still be pro-life. It was not enough that he has repudiated his parents' work which called people to respect and reverence all innocent human life as he told stories of his past. Children of famous people tend to do beat up on their parents as a way of creating their own identity. And of course his own sense of importance required him to lay out all of his pro-life credentials as he told us all of what he did and how important he was to the pro-life movement back in the 1980s.

So as he sought the acclaim of the left, he further distances himself from the principles that one should seek the good and avoid doing harm.

But now he wants to blame the entire pro-life movement for the actions of a "mental case."

Sorry. That horse won't run.

The pro-life movement is the most peaceful civil rights movement in the history of the world. More people have been involved in the movement over the last 35 years than any other civil rights movement in this country. Each year for example over 200,000 people gather in Washington, DC to protest the Roe v. Wade decision. and how many are arrested? And how many people were attacked? and how many people were killed? Yet the media would manufacture all sorts of stories about alleged abortion violence in an effort to turn public opinion against pro-lifers.

Every day throughout the country, hundreds of pro-life activists pray, picket and demonstrate in front of abortion mills. In the last 35 years, there have been a few isolated events that tragically have harmed people and property.

Now we can look over to the other side of the ledger and ask about the 40,000,000 babies killed by abortion.

We could compare the pro-life movement with the labor movement of the early 20th Century and add up all the men beaten and killed by the unions, the police, the goon squads, the mob.

We could look at the civil rights movement in the 1960s and ask about the riots in Watts, Harlem, Detroit, etc, and count the number of people beaten and killed by extremists. We could raise the memories of Huey Newton and Stokely Carmichael and the Black Panthers and the violence they perpetrated.

And then there was the violence involved in the protests against the war in Viet Nam. The infamous Weather Underground was credited with killing an number of people but Bill Ayers, friend and confidant of President Obama, isn't at all apologetic about his involvement with such violence. Yet no one in the leftist media is at all concerned about the hypocrisy. And neither is Frank Schaeffer.

Today I attended the funeral of a dear friend and pro-life activist whose life was one that affirmed the dignity of the human person. She lived the pro-life message in everything she did. Frank Schaeffer insults her and the memory of the thousands of pro-lifers who have gone before her when he blames the death of an abortionist on the movement. He should apologize to all of those men and women who have for the last 35 years sacrificed their time and energy to offer women hope and help with their unplanned pregnancies. He should apologize to those who have without concern for self given of their time, talent and treasure to support pregnancy centers, maternity homes,and pro-life groups that have educated young people about the respect one should have for life for all people. And he should apologize to his parents' memory for having embarrassed himself with his stupid remarks.


At 9:46 PM, Blogger Trent said...

Nicely put John!

At 10:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pro-life movement is being targeted for Tiller's murder because this isn't the first instance. Clinics have been bombed and countless other doctors have been assasinated.

If pro-life wishes to escape the label as extremist hypocrites that fight for life in only certain instances, then they should cease in the inflammatory language against pro-choice movement that will likely incite violent acts by their fringe. Calling someone Tiller the Baby killer enables one to justify murder of Doc Tiller.

There is no where in the bible that condemns abortion and life is determined when God allows first breath. The murder argument doesn't work either: Samuel 15:3
This is what the LORD almighty says: “Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy [a] everything that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.”
This is one of many.

At 11:46 AM, Blogger Timothy said...

The Bible does condemn abortion since the Bible says God hates hands that shed innocent blood and Thou shalt not kill. Abortion on demand murders innocent lie and sheds innocent blood. Also, one man's deeds shouldn't be blamed on all pro-life people. You wouldn't blame Stalin and Mao's actions on all atheists. It is not extreme rhetoric to expose the murderous nature of abortion at all.

See, your side wants to slander and demonize pro-lifers while ignore what abortion consists.

By Timothy


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