Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lying Pro-Lifers

A gaggle of stunningly ill-informed malcontents and misfits called American Right To Life Action has published a slanderous “profile” of Congressman Ron Paul. According to ARTL, Paul is “is pro-choice state by state and therefore rejects the personhood of the unborn child.” If Paul runs for the presidency in 2012 ARTL intends to smear him as a solider for the forces of darkness and a merchant of death. "Pro-lifers will be alerted in advance to his pro-choice record," said Darrell Birkey, ARTL research director. "In the last election voters thought Ron Paul was pro-life. We want folks to know the truth."

“The truth”? Here ostensibly is a group of self-conscious Christians claiming to wage a culture war on behalf of the God of Truth (John 14:6), a God who cannot lie (Num. 25:6). Yet their language is full of falsehoods and distortions, and their tongues drip with slander and lies of the most outrageous sort.

Ron Paul has been a pro-life activist since he was in medical school, where he witnessed the horror of a late abortion. “It was pretty dramatic for me,” he says, “to see a two-and-a-half-pound baby taken out crying and breathing and put in a bucket.”

Over the ensuing years as an OBGYN, Dr. Paul delivered 4,000 babies, counseled many women out of murdering their children and often delivered their babies for free. He also has written two books about abortion.

Dr. Paul has said that granting rights to the unborn is the "greatest moral issue of our time." He wrote that the life of the fetus deserves legal protection and has repeatedly introduced legislation to define unborn children as persons under the law and to remove abortion from the appellate jurisdiction of the federal courts, per Article III of the Constitution, effectively overturning Roe v. Wade and returning the issue to the states where restrictions could be imposed without the oversight of black-robed tyrants. While Paul was attempting to put feet to his beliefs, professional pro-lifers were supporting the likes of Fred Thompson and pining for an implausible amendment to the Constitution.

None of this is good enough for the folks at ARTL who want nothing short of a federal imposition to "solve" the abortion tragedy. Let me see if I can say something reeeaaally slowly, just in case someone from ARTL happens to stumble by. Ron Paul believes that abortion is murder. Last time I checked, murder was not a federal crime but is punished by the states except in rare cases where there is legitimate federal jurisdiction. How hard is that to understand?

Yet ARTL cites Revelation 21:8 in calling Dr. Paul a "coward." If you are unfamiliar, here is the text: "But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death." Hmm, apparently Dr. Paul is on the highway to hell for not seeking the federalization of every crime under the sun.

The fool is one who does not fear God, His law and His judgment. The good people at ARTL, if their website is any indication, are staying quite busy violating the 9th commandment. We should pray for their repentance.


Blogger Andy and Lauren Ward said...


Nice post. I support Dr. Paul and am glad to see a fellow believer and neighbor support him. Thank you for clarifying Dr. Paul's position on abortion.

Your neighbor,

Andy Ward

7:58 PM  
Blogger Kevin Craig said...

I ran into these people a few years ago, and even appeared briefly on their flagship radio show -- until I got cut off in mid-sentence. They are intelligent and passionate, but there is also a very malignant cancer among them. Haven't quite figured them out.

11:29 PM  
Blogger Darrell said...


One of the things that has interested me since moving to Louisville is that I've found quite a few Baptists that I agree with politically. In the past, I've generally just kept, for example, anti-war sentiments to myself. Now I find that there are plenty of people who agree with me about that.

The case is similar here. I'm willing to discuss the efficacy of federal legislation in the arena of abortion, but I think generally Christians are just confused about the division of powers between various spheres of government. When I used to blog more frequently that was really one objective of my writing.

In any case, we obviously need to get together for coffee. Life is, well, busy, but I need to make more time for such things.


8:05 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

The federal government said segregation was wrong and made it illegal--in every state in the Union. If Ron Paul believes abortion is murder, why leave it up to the states? After all, it was a branch of the federal government that legalized abortion.

10:29 AM  
Blogger Darrell said...

Peter, I believe (though I could be wrong) that Dr. Paul would have opposed on constitutional grounds the Civil and Voting Rights Acts of the mid-1960's. The federal govt does not have the jurisdiction to tell every businessman in America whom to hire or serve. Something that may be morally and ethically questionable should not necessarily be illegal. And the federal government clearly does not have the legal authority to do so. But we live in a lawless age.

1:12 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

I think there are times when a president needs to stand up to the various state leaders and say this cannot be tolerated within the union.
I'd rather have someone like Lincoln trump the rights of the southern states to abolish slavery than someone like Ron Paul who says, It's wrong but if that's what they want, they have the right to do it.

1:28 AM  

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