There are moments that i haven't covered too thoroughly on this blog... the things that are thrown at those of us who continue to walk that sidewalk across from the kensington abortion clinic... obscenities, gestures, name calling and more (along with undeserved applause, thumbs up and smiles and waves... we get both). i don't need to go into it too deeply because it's such a small part of what we're doing.
Dave volunteered to respond to concerns about a sign that is used at the vigil on 5th Ave. He said it's nice with all the negativity that gets thrown at them - that he can have a chance to form a cognitive response. His words are *honest* and *raw* - God, give us eyes to see.
i am learning so much from this family... but that's a post for another day.
This is in response to those who not like the "Mommy, will it hurt?" sign.
No, we will not take that sign out of circulation.
It is my sign, and my wife carries it, and it has a specific purpose -- to humanize the baby that is being killed in the clinic across the street.
How is that showing love to the broken women going into the clinic? We do love those women. That is why we are out there praying that they don't go through with the abortion. We are not in the post-abortion therapy business. We are the last line of defense for the abortion holocaust that is occurring at an ever-increasing pace. And occurring in my neighborhood. And I am suppose to soft shoe around the issue for fear of making someone feel bad?
Why is that so terrible to tell someone that it is a baby they are about to kill? It is a human being being destroyed. What is wrong or judgemental about that? It is the Truth.
It is the successful de-humanization of the "fetus" by the abortion industry that now has large sections of society willing to look the other way as this killing spree continues unabated. And at a tidy profit for someone. If we are successful at pointing out that it is a baby, then we may cause one person to stop and think about what they are about to do. Then the sign, and our efforts, are successful. And if that is upsetting to some people, tough.
Any sign that humanizes the baby -- I am OK with it. Let's consider why someone would be so judgemental of me for carrying the sign. Because of how someone about to kill their baby might feel? Really? Would Jesus carry a sign that says, "It's OK to kill your baby"? I don't think so. Jesus just may take a whip inside the killing clinic for all we know.
We won't do that.
And we won't carry a sign that says "you are loved and forgiven", because I don't know if anyone is asking for forgiveness. And my forgiveness doesn't matter anyway. They have to feel forgiveness from God, and they have to forgive themselves. Many do not, and want us to be quiet to silence their guilt.
Silent no more.