Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Thou Shalt Not Kill (except for when thou shalt)

Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you. ~President Barack Obama 

The man who curses guns in the name children is the same man who blesses abortions in the name of God. 

These are confusing times. 

Our moral hypocrisy couldn’t be more blatant. Consider the slaughter house run by Kermit Gosnell. Why is the media largely ignoring this trial? Furthermore, why (as of May 10) has the jury been deliberating nine days?  

Could it be that our thinking is so dichotomous that we are paralyzed between two worlds? 

Have you wondered why the jury in the Kermit Gosnell multiple-baby-murder trial in Philadelphia is taking such a long time reaching a verdict? This may be the real reason why: For most of us, the death of a child is just about the most tragic event we can imagine. 

In the world of crime, one of the most incomprehensible acts is baby-murder. We’re outraged at the widespread sex-selective infanticide of newborn girls in China. And recent headlines like “Georgia boys face murder charges after cold-blooded killing of infant being strolled by mother” and “Black teens murder white baby for the fun of it” cause us to shake our heads and wonder, How could anyone possibly sink so low as to kill a baby? 

However, parallel to this moral, rational world exists yet another world – an amoral, irrational one, constructed over several decades with great effort and cleverness. 

In this strange parallel world, the same killing of a baby that in the real world outrages us and results in prosecution, prison and possibly execution (or lifetime confinement in a high-security psychiatric lockup for the criminally insane) is mysteriously transformed into a “medical procedure” and “constitutional right,” provided for and fiercely defended by a multi-billion-dollar industry. And funded by taxpayers.

To further illustrate the selectivity of our moral outrage; consider this headline grabbing news sensation: 

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty told reporters that aggravated murder charges could be filed in connection with miscarriages that police say one of the abducted women suffered when Castro used force to terminate her pregnancies after repeatedly raping her.

Let’s be clear: Ariel Castro may be charged by the state of Ohio with five counts of murder because he “used force to terminate her pregnancies.” And yet, in this same state, the great state of Ohio, doctors under protection of law use force to terminate pregnancies hundreds of times a day. 

Where’s the moral outcry? 

This isn’t new. Remember the name Scott Peterson 

From July 6, 2012:  

Scott Peterson on Thursday filed the automatic appeal of his 2004 death sentence to the California Supreme Court, maintaining as he always has that he had nothing to do with the murders of his wife Laci and unborn son Conner.

In California, where preborn babies are legally butchered for money, this man was sentenced for double murder when he was convicted of killing “his wife Laci and unborn son Conner.” 

What? I thought a fetus (Latin for “baby”) wasn’t human? How can Scott Peterson be guilty of murdering his “unborn son” if the preborn are less than human? 

This is more than moral confusion. This is moral psychopathy.  

On Monday, May 13, 2013, Gosnell was found guilty of 3 murders in the first degree. Such a finding only highlights our moral and philosophical schizophrenia. How can a baby be human outside the womb but non-human inside the womb? What magical transformation occurs as the baby traverses the birth canal? Madness! 


  1. Outstanding commentary on an obliviously blurred and nonsensical subject when 'defined' by society at large; very cut and dry when viewed through the lens of Scripture.

    I fully concur with your insight Pastor Griffin...well said!

    In Christ,

    1. Thank you for reading and thinking, and for your kind words.

      Blessings to you and yours, brother.

  2. Insightful once again, and re-posted.

    1. Thanks for reading, thinking, and sharing.

      Blessings, brother.

  3. Pastor Steve,

    This is a topic that simply defies logic and staggers the imagination. How could we expect God to bless a nation that makes the sacrifices to Moloch and the Nazi extermination camps look like a summer picnic?

    In his movie "180", Ray Comfort challenges people to complete this sentence: "It's okay to kill a baby in the womb when ______"

    That usually stops the discussion right there.

    Pray for the Holy Spirit to change hearts.


    1. You're absolutely right. It's heartbreaking and mind-numbing.

      As always, thanks for reading and thinking.

      Blessings to you and yours, Rick.

  4. Amen - & thank you for pointing out the truth.
    I was shaking my head with sadness over the gruesome news, and
    realised that this was only brought to the fore AFTER January 23rd of 2013...
    in other words, after the 40th anniversary of Roe V. Wade. Once again, the
    number 40 is used by God to indicate "time's up!" and judgement is being dished out. At least, that's the only explanation I can find for the long delay in exposing this horror. It was known for years, but "officials" turned a blind eye & a deaf ear to the reports. Well, "officials", God keeps accurate books, and there comes a time when He won't allow people to blind their own eyes any more. There always comes a time when He confronts evil people with the fact of their evil, & doesn't let them whitewash it any more. Therefore no one has an excuse.
    ...............I can't help wondering why "Dr" G didn't want the death penalty. What's he afraid of ?

    1. What's he afraid of? Indeed.

      Thanks so much for reading and thinking!

      Blessings to you and yours.