Many assumed that the release of the Planned Parenthood exposé videos from the Center for Medical Progress would rouse a long-slumbering church at last to raise a sustained, united cry of virtuous outrage to help turn the tide of public opinion against the great evil of our age, abortion.
Such assumptions, it seems, were overly optimistic.
To be sure, there have been scattered accounts ofawakening among Christian leaders and their congregations repenting of decades of culpable silence. But by and large, serious activity hasn’t come from pastors and their flocks but, once again, only from seasoned sanctity-of-life advocates already passionately engaged in trying to resuscitate the moral sensibilities of a nation in the midst of upstaging the Nazis.
Just as when Kermit Gosnell’s house of horrors went viral there was an initial flutter of shock and outrage, so it is again with the CMP videos. Initial indignation over the gruesome revelations has quickly faded and churches have lapsed back into “business as usual,” as if the much-publicized horrors never happened.
No one was really surprised to see again just how determined the mainstream media is to ignore the plight of the pre-born. But who would have thought the church would join in?
Tulsa Beacon Article
August 6, 2015
The Detestable Act of Abortion Shows Insight on our Nation
Anyone who is a dog owner has had that moment when they catch their dog drinking from the toilet bowl. Upon admonishment, the dog gives you a quizzical look that says, “Is something wrong”?
Perhaps it is an unfair comparison, and it is obviously not even in the league with things that go on in society, but it does convey the analogy that people often become so desensitized to detestable things that they not only don’t detect that their behavior is wrong, but fully believe that absolutely wrong is absolutely right.
We have seen this repeatedly during human history, case after case of man’s inhumanity to man, where one man no longer perceives another man as a human being, and thus feels no shame or remorse at the mistreatment of his counterpart.
Of course, the most prevalent example of this is one that took place during the lifetime of some of our oldest living citizens, Adolph Hitler and Germany. An acquaintance of mine who grew up in Germany during Hitler’s rise to power said that he was seen as someone who was going to save his or her nation. At tht time Germany had suffered a humiliating defeat at the end of World War I, and was in a deep depression, both financially and mentally.
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Randy W. Bright, AIA, NCARB, is an architect who specializes in church and church-related projects. You may contact him at 918-582-3972, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.churcharchitect.net. ©2014 Randy W. Bright Previous articles written by the author are available for reading at his website.
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