My friend sent me this article. Read it. It's got some really good points.
Did you read it yet? If so, I can share a story with you that it reminded me of. I don't think I've ever shared it here.
When Lisa and I were training for a half-marathon long ago, like when people were still churning butter and so forth, we decided to take our long runs in downtown St. Louis since that's where the actual race would happen. One Saturday we took the race route which led us past a Planned Parenthood.
There were picketers.
At this point in life, I was in the throes of fertility treatments and been disappointed month after month. No one in that crowd of picketers wanted those babies to be born more than me. Month after month, dollar after dollar to try and force life to be created with nothing to show for it.
The signs they held? I don't remember specifics but I do remember something about God hating you for making this choice, etc. I slowed down to read the signs and look at the graphic pictures attached to them. Then I looked the picketers in the face.
One couple caught my eye and smiled as though I was on their team.
So, I asked, "Are you guys Christians?" Their smiles got bigger and they said yes!
"Huh. We must serve different Gods, cuz my God doesn't use guilt and shame as His tools. Those are actually used by the enemy, but whatevs. So, then you guys are foster parents? Adoptive parents?"
They looked confused and said no.
"Hmm, interesting. So, where do you suggest all these babies go if their birth moms choose life but honestly can't take care of them?"
They didn't really have an answer so I just joined back up with Lisa and felt quite a surge of energy to run our last few miles. I had to get away from there before I said something else.
I have no idea what came over me that day. I don't think I've been so bold before that day or even since. Was it the best way to handle the situation? Probably not but we'll blame the extra hormones.
All that to say, as Mr. Locy states in his article, Christians should put up or shut up.
If you didn't yet, go read the article.