I heard a statement this weekend that packs a big punch. "As conservative christians we're pro-life, but very few of us are pro-children" A lot of truth wrapped up in a small sentence. I was doing some reading recently on the history of birth control and it's interesting that the person who introduced birth control as we know it today, was a woman by the name of Margaret Sanger. She believed that the physically unfit, the materially poor, the racially inferior-including the Jews and Blacks- must be restricted or eliminated. Contraception, sterilization and abortion were the perfect methods for getting rid of these "human weeds." She is also the "mother" of Planned Parenthood. We recoil in shock and horror at the thought of being associated with a thought process like that but sometimes i wonder how far removed the church really is from that spirit.
A powerful quote i heard this weekend regarding "christian liberty." "We are either slaves to the world, or slaves to Jesus Christ. We have no choice." I'm thinking i got my toes stepped on this weekend.