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How can Christians not stand against mass murder?

By Scott Tibbs, November 11, 2008

In a response to my post yesterday on Hoosier Access, Nathan Brindle wrote that "arguments about abortion and marriage donít belong in the political realm." Leaving aside the issue of marriage and how it should be defined, how government deals with abortion is one of the most important measures of justice for society. The most basic role of government is to protect the weak from being persecuted and victimized by the strong.

What we see in this nation is mass murder on an unprecedented scale. Every year, 1.2 million unborn children are killed in our "medical" facilities. To date, about 50 million unborn children have been killed, a figure that is many times larger than even the Nazi Holocaust. Abortion is the most important moral and political issue of our time because of the sheer numbers of human beings that have been killed by abortion since 1973.

How can we possibly argue our nation is great when this senseless and unprecedented slaughter happens right under the noses of an apathetic population? How can we say "God bless America" when we are murdering children created in His image by the tens of millions? Is the United States of America not worse than Nazi Germany, based on numbers alone? A true patriot would want his nation to repent and turn away from this terribly wicked abomination.

Brindle argues that arguments over abortion distract from "real political issues like the rule of law and foreign relations". For the 50 million lives snuffed out by America's abortion industry and the broken spirits left behind after those deaths, there is no issue more "real" than protecting innocent and defenseless human life in the womb.

I honestly cannot understand how anyone who claims to be "pro-life" could argue that abortion should not be a political issue. If it were legal to kill newborns, would we not work to change the law to protect those lives? If it were legal to kill blacks, would we not feel obligated to fight against this injustice and genocide? We simply cannot abandon millions of unborn children to be exterminated by this country's abortion industry.

Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, "But we knew nothing about this," does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not He who guards your life know it? Will He not repay each person according to what he has done? -- Proverbs 24:11-12