Skip to comments.United Methodist Minister: Abortion Clinic Shows “a Reverence for Life” by Killing Babies
Posted on 10/09/2017 10:11:17 AM PDT by Morgana
No, I did not make that quote up. It flowed from the lips of the Reverend Laura Young, explaining to thinkprogress.org why she and others from the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice are blessing Preterm, a local abortion clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
And, no, I did not make up blessing either.
Who is the Rev. Young? I did a quick check in the Columbus Dispatch. From one story I learned
This year, Young, a United Methodist minister in the West Ohio Conference, was assigned by Bishop Gregory Palmer to serve as executive director of the Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. The coalition, which had gone about two years without a director, had fallen largely quiet. Young aims to change that.
Calling herself a progressive theological thinker and a feminist, Young said goals include encouraging clergy members to testify at legislative hearings on anti-abortion bills and advocating for organizations that provide womens health care, including abortions and contraception.
The story, by JoAnne Viviano, concludes with Rev. Young pining for the good old days, Before the Roe v. Wade decision, when clergy members were on the front lines.
Clergy have not been vigilant, Young said. People of faith have not been vigilant. So these rights and this access has eroded.
So vigilant means, for example, lobbying in Ohio against a measure to protect unborn babies capable of feeling excruciating pain as they torn apart limb from limb. And against measures to protect unborn babies from losing their lives because they are diagnosed with Down syndrome, or involving parents in the abortion decisions of their minor daughters or requiring that abortionists (many of whom parachute in a few days a month) have admitting privileges at a local hospital when they botch an abortion.
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But vigilant also means straightening out the misguided faith she sees at Preterm. Of course the misguided faith is most decidedly not ending the lives of Gods children, but rather is the province of those who peacefully tell women as they enter Preterm that there is a better way.
Rev Young insists they are hurling hate and judgment which leads women to later question their decision.
Is that loving God? she tells Alex Zielinski rhetorically. Is that loving your neighbor as yourself?
But she is just getting started. There is a reverence for life that happens in this clinic, Rev. Young pronounced. And the decision to get an abortion is often a really, really, spiritual decision. Even if someone personally wouldnt get an abortion, they should at least understand this.
Who is the neighbor closest to the pregnant woman? Her baby.
Is using steel tools to tear apart a well-developed unborn child by brute force an act of love?
Is God honored, let alone loved, when His children are killed because they are girls rather boys, imperfect, unwanted, or because their arrival is not penciled in on the day planner?
Would it be a spiritual decision if a woman (or a man) decided that birth is an arbitrary line of moral and legal demarcation and thus it is okay to kill the child a day later, or a week later, or a year later?
In what universe is this a satisfactory answer: I wouldnt personally murder my newborn, but I can at least understand how someone else would?
Enough of this nonsense.
You know, the Inquisition was cruel and terrible. But seeing this kind of thing kind of makes it understanding in a way.
I have met some really whacky methodists in the past so this doesn’t surprise me...
There were Methodists in my family and they have to be turning over in their graves. Have not been to the cemetery lately but this is because don’t have the money to rent a steamroller.
That is a curious interpretation of "reverence" by any definition. Of course, some folks might think that spitting in your face is the moral equivalent of shaking hands. Total lack of empathy or of any sense of shame.
Reverence? How does this UMC minister reconcile this with ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill’? Astonishing.
The 'Minister' should try reading her Bible sometime.
On this logic, it is quite understandable to understand the Nazis.
Rather than a blessing I think they should be performing an Exorcism.
But then again, perhaps The Reverend should have an Exorcism herself.
i think you mis-understood my post.
What exactly is she progressing toward?
I suggest she think long and hard on that matter and on wether she really wants to get there.
In my estimation it is not a destination any Christian would want to strive for.
It seems to me that this place would be filled with fire and brimstone.
When you have a church office of promoting abortion (”Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice”), what else can you expect?
I am daydreaming about fun ways to kill this whore! - JK...
That makes no sense.
Straight from the mouth of Satan.
19They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, so that it would be shown that they all are not of us.
1 John 2:18-19 NASB
These types'll kill you with a smile!
A reverence for life would mean letting the baby live.
Even worse, these so called Christians are calling for His children to be murdered and ripped out of their very mother's wombs, even in His Name. Without repentance, these people will be punished beyond their ability to imagine it.