Skip to comments.Pro-choice pastor: Churches must “lead charge” against abortion stigma
Posted on 02/04/2013 5:17:46 PM PST by Morgana
Many times in my ministry, a conversation with abortion clinic staffers that began with talking about the spiritual needs of patients ends on a far more personal note .
An office manager told a colleague of mine that she braces herself every time she checks the mail, wondering how many hate letters shell come across, and wants a sacred community to turn to for support. One clinic counselor said she misses the rituals and music of her faith community, and often thinks about trying to find a church, but worries about being judged or shunned when small talk leads to questions about where she works
Given that the domestic terrorists who threaten clinic workers so often coach their actions in the garb of faith, it seems imperative to me that faith communities welcome clinic workers with open arms, and lead the charge in helping to break down the stigma around this needed work.
~ Reverend Matthew Westfox (pictured) of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, describing the spiritual needs of abortion clinic workers to whom he has ministered, via MSNBC, January 31
Click the link for the MSNBC interview with Melissa Harris-Perry.
Incredible. 3,300 times DAILY, this "needed" work brutally slaughters most hideously unborn and newly born American babies . . . . DAILY.
Now, why would there be such a stigma.
Just one of Margaret Sangers cronies.
Hate: hae-tuh. Noun. Word used by liberal thinkers and writers to describe conservative views, particularly opinions involving marriage and abortion.
Forgiveness of sins, yes. But first you need to repent.
It’s not for a Christian pastor to say, “Welcome to my church, you nice, sweet baby-killer! Don’t forget to come into the meeting room for coffee and donuts after the service, and we can all tell warm and fuzzy stories about killing babies.”
I’m sorry but how can you be pro choice and a Pastor, isn’t the killing of innocents a SIN?
Reverend Matthew Westfox of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Maybe I am mistaken isn’t Satanism a recognized religion now? That must be what his church is!
55 million aborted babies disagree with these people
So when do they start on the other 9 commandments?
A fake “pastor” who is simply a media creation.
Nothing "reverend" about a man (or woman) claiming to represent God proclaiming abortion to be right and good.
This is one evil son of satan.
well, “Reverend”... read the scriptures lately?
Justice begins at the pulpit. (in other words, those you lead astray, their sins will be on your head.)
What kind of church is pro-death and anti baby? Have they never held a baby?
There is a commandment involved in the matter. No trifling issue for a church.
Everything is permissible but not everything is beneficial for a Christian, right? So a Christian could theoretically work in a bar, a brothel, or an abortion clinic. However, that doesn’t mean it’s a spiritually good thing to do.
In this particular case, we’re not talking about a woman who has had an abortion. We all know that Christ’s blood is sufficient for all sins, including abortion. So long as the woman repents and tries to sin no more, then I see no reason why a church wouldn’t welcome her with open arms.
On the other hand, an abortion clinic worker’s job is sin itself. There’s simply no way to twist scripture to say it’s OK to murder babies in the womb. It’s impossible to separate work from one’s walk with Christ. In other words, you can’t wall off areas of your life so they don’t count. That would be like saying it’s OK to be a prostitute at night so long as you attend church during the day.
Any church that would tell the worker it’s OK to murder babies, is apostate. The same thing applies to “churches” that bless same-sex “marriages” or, worse, ordain practicing homosexuals. Teachers are held to a higher standard. I’d hate to be in their shoes when they are held to account for preaching sin in Christ’s name.
Not all contraceptives murder infants, but I understand your point. Why not educate your brothers and sisters before you condemn them all? It’s not common knowledge, for example, that birth control pills can kill a fertilized egg. From what I understand, that’s not the most common way birth control pills work, but it happens. A condom, on the other hand, does not kill. I understand some Christians think condoms are also wrong, but that’s not a clear cut issue for me. That’s more of a doctrinal issue, meaning I wouldn’t try to tell a Catholic it’s OK to violate her faith by using contraception if she thought it was a sin.
I know a devil’s son when I see one, and I see one when I look at this guy.
I see a world of difference between preventing life by whatever means, and intentionally destroying it. I've had two babies; I did not commit murder by using measures to avoid getting pregnant again.
Even more basically, how can a person consider themselves to be Christian and murder babies?