Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hands that Shed Innocent Blood

“These things doth the Lord hate…. hands that shed innocent blood” (Proverbs 6:16-17)

It’s curious that, in the wake of the shooting in Connecticut that people want to go to church, gather in community, pray, sing semi-spiritual songs, and hear pastoral words from a leader quoting Scripture.

A few nights ago, President Obama delivered a prayer-vigil speech to the citizens and shooting victims of Newton Connecticut.  You can read the full transcript here.  Below is an excerpt about children:

This is our first task: caring for our children.  It’s our first job.  If we don’t get this right, we don’t get anything right.  That’s how, as a society, we will be judged.  And by that measure, can we truly say, as a nation, that we’re meeting our obligations?  Can we honestly say that we’re doing enough to keep our children, all of them, safe from harm?.... Can we say that we’re truly doing enough to give all the children of this country the chance they deserve to live out their lives in happiness and with purpose?”

The President rightly condemns the killing of born children, yet he condones the killing of the unborn.  Our society is deeply confused when it comes to life and children.

God help us.

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