While misogyny is still a real force within America, and abortion is a complicated and terrible decision for the women faced with it, it is ultimately a black and white decision: either the fetus has moral weight, or it does not. If abortion is, though, as Hamilton suggests, merely a shade of gray, we Christians must consider which shade. To what extent can Christians be comfortable with the mass destruction of unborn human life?
Sorry – this is not a slander against Mormonism; however, Mitt Romney is a Mormon, a religious group long held to be a cult by every Christian denomination and communion. Well, I mean, until we had a black President. The IRD loves to defend anyone on the so-called right, even accusing those who suggesting Mormonism is still unbiblical of being bigots. How ironic…
Anyway, so Adam Hamilton, a UMC pastor and author, preached a sermon about staying centered on Christ through the divisive election cycle. He purposely did not bring up abortion of gay marriage, but mentioned what he thought people could rally behind.
I am against elective abortion. No doubt. But abortion that saves the life of the mother, or abortions that are aimed at babies unable to live outside the womb, if they are living even then, is a gray area. Gay marriage is a gray area as well. If you believe homosexuality is wrong, but you live in a Republic of laws, including civil rights, then it becomes not a matter of Christian morality, but Republican morality.
Okay, so with that said, what Darling did was to put into Rev. Hamilton’s mouth words and concepts that were not there beforehand. Why is it the IRD suggests we “respect” others, but only if those “others” are registered as GOP? Had Darling listened — actually listened — I would hasten to believe that such a yellow post would not have been written. Perhaps Darling would have learned something about attempting to stay focused on Christ.