NLRC and Susan B. Anthony are great organizations and they live in the real world.
They could hold meetings, similar to those held here, where they wrung their hands and cried woe is me.
They chose to support the Republican candidate who is a thousand times better than the alternative.
I say good for them.
They chose to present the view that Romney (who coerces abortions) is inevitable when there is still an actual pro-life person still in the running. They chose to be part of a demoralization campaign.
They lost me because they DID wring their hands saying it is impossible for the real pro-life people to win - and then held them out asking gimme to the person who has forced people to perform abortions against their own will.
I’m the one who REFUSES to wring my hands. This battle is not over. Not by a long shot. Gingrich is not done; he should now have a united coalition of conservatives and he is only beginning the battle of conservative v liberal (rather than conservative v conservative). Some supposed “pro-lifers” have abandoned the battle before it even started, defecting to the other side. That’s supposed to demoralize us. But it’s not going to. It’s going to galvanize us instead.
Today’s Old Testament lesson was Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of dry bones. Can these bones live? Only You know, Lord. And the Lord brought dead, dry bones to life as a vast army. But no, NRLC and Susan B Anthony don’t believe that. They “live in the real world”. They can’t see the weapons of our warfare.
And the Gospel lesson was Thomas, who had seen Jesus’ death and was bitterly going to believe that’s all there was, unless he saw with his own eyes something greater than death. The Lord knew his faint heart was willing to believe so He showed Himself, complete with the wounds to show what He had been through. And through the gift of God, Thomas believed in spite of his initial bitter refusal. The hardest kind of life to breathe is a living, believing spirit into a deadened soul. But the Lord does that too - every day in this world He does that.
NRLC and Susan B Anthony don’t seem to believe in that either.
We’ve been told there will be a day when faith is impossible - not because God can’t give it but because there will be nobody capable of receiving it.
There’s no turning back once we as a society have deadened ourselves to that point. We’re playing for forever right here, right now. And yes, that IS “the real world”.