There is a verse in the Bible, Isaiah 5:20 (New International Version) that reads:
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”
There was once a Superman comic series called Bizarro World where up was down, right was left, everything was the opposite of what it was supposed to be. There are times when that reference of Bizarro World applies to where we are in America today. Sadly, I must share with you an utterly absurd example of such.
As reported by The Blaze:
“‘Faith leaders’ will be gathering next month for a “clinic blessing” — a blessing for an abortion clinic, that is — in Columbus, Ohio.
“Anti-abortion advocates do not have the monopoly on faith or God,” the notice from Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio reads. “Many faith leaders and people of faith hold that accessing and providing abortions are good and godly decisions.”
The title of the notice? “Holy Ground: Blessing the Sacred Space of Decision.”
Also slated to attend the Nov. 9 “interfaith gathering” at the East Columbus Surgical Center is the Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.
“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 adds.
The event also will feature interfaith blessings, prayers, and testimonies about receiving and providing abortion care, the notice also says, emphasizing that the “clinic blessing will create space for progressive voices of faith to speak boldly in support of comprehensive reproductive health care, especially abortion.”
Oh, yeah — there’s a reception afterward. Registration and photo IDs are required.
Abortion clinic blessings have happened in the past — and at least once before in Ohio.
Three years ago this month, 15 Christian ministers and rabbis gathered outside the Preterm clinic in Cleveland to bless the abortion facility, which may have been the first event of its kind in Ohio.
“Bless this building. May its walls stand strong against the onslaught of shame thrown at it,” said the Very Rev. Tracey Lind of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. “May it be a beacon of hope for those who need its services.”
Well, first of all, these so-called “faith leaders” may not realize that Planned Parenthood was founded by a white supremacist and racist named Margaret Sanger. So, are we to believe that these ecumenical leaders support white supremacy and racism?
What is most perplexing is that the Holy Bible says in Deuteronomy 30:19 (New International Version):
“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now, choose life, so that you and your children may live.”
So, I truly believe that these folks — I certainly cannot refer to them as religious or faith leaders — are astonishingly confused. Then again, it would appear that post-modern liberalism, progressive socialism, has invaded the church pulpit. This belief that there are no objective truths, well, that’s a bunch of phooey. Now, if you are an atheist, or an agnostic, who places no belief or faith in the Judeo-Christian God, His Son, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and the blessed Holy Spirit, I would understand this assertion. However, to claim to be a religious official and offer a blessing upon a facility that brutally murders unborn babies, dang, you are indeed a special kind of stupid.
The Judeo-Christian faith teaches that we, mankind, are made in God’s very image. So, how can these very disturbed chuckleheads reconcile themselves to bless a place where God’s image, His everyday miracle, life, is being killed, murdered, destroyed?
Even if you are a non-believer, consider this, the first unalienable right endowed to us by our Creator, as written in our Declaration of Independence is “life.” The great English political philosopher, the Father of Classical Liberalism, John Locke put forth the ideal of natural rights theory. It was natural that all of man’s rights came from God. Jefferson alluded to nature and nature’s law in the Declaration of Independence. Locke wrote that the first of those natural rights was “life.” Therefore, if “life” is a natural right endowed to us from our Creator, then it must be deduced that man, seeking to usurp that right from God, by way of government, is unnatural. So, can it be acceptable that a Supreme Court in America in 1973 could “make a law” that enables the natural and unalienable right to life to be taken away from them?
Please, do not give me the cluster of cells argument, we have science to prove otherwise, as a heartbeat is detectable at 18 days. Deuteronomy does give us a choice from God, life or death, blessing or curse, and God says, choose life. So, what are these phony people giving a blessing over? They are siding with a curse, unless they are so-called “faith leaders” who are just making stuff up as they wish, according to their ideological agenda.
I am reminded of this verse from the Bible, 2 Timothy 4:3-5 (New International Version):
“For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.”
The Blaze article continues:
“In January 2017, more than 20 faith leaders blessed a Planned Parenthood facility in Washington, D.C. “This confirms the sacredness of the work we do,” Laura Meyers, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, said regarding the ceremony.
Well-known pro-choice proponent Dr. Willie Parker added, “I’ve been a Christian longer than I’ve been an abortion provider. Women have been made to think that this [clinic] is some evil place, where God is not,” according to DCist, which noted his observation that people often respond to abortion by “cursing [women] for making sacred decisions. Our answer to the curse is to bless.”
Killing unborn children as a means of birth control is not something we can bless unless you are offering prayers to Moloch. The Judeo-Christian God has clearly articulated in the Holy Bible that we are to choose life. Our Declaration of Independence says that the very first unalienable right endowed to us by our Creator is life. I do not condemn any person, but I do call this act wrong, yes, evil, to dismember God’s creation, human life, within the womb.
As Abraham Lincoln would say, this is not a reflection of “the better angels of our nature” . . . which is God’s nature.
And if someone tries to condemn me for what I have written here, that which I believe, well, read Isaiah 54:17 in order to understand that I do not care.
During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
He is a Fox News Contributor, former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, published October 16, 2018, from Brown Books Publishing Group.