Monday, November 28, 2011
"But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison." James 3:8
I've been a student of the holocaust and how it parallels the current American genocide on the pre-born for some time but oddly enough, till very recently, I've not realized as fully as I should have how powerfully language was twisted in the dehumanization required for both horrors to prevail. I'd like to thank Life Resources Charitable Trust for publishing their "Word Games" article by life.org.nz, from which I've borrowed generously.
For the past few years I've been grieved in spirit at the notion the pro-abortion forces promote that the baby in the womb is a mere parasite and so of course is worthy of extermination.
"Feminist Naomi Wolf said that "In the quest for the liberation of the female self, the fetus was reduced to nothing more than a parasitic mass." Colorado's very own late term abortionist, Warren Hern, said, " the relationship between the pregnant woman and the fetus "can be understood best as one of host and parasite." From this he defines abortion as a "defense mechanism" against the "local invasion" and accompanying "deleterious effects of the parasite."
A foetus has also been called "an unseen infection," "product of conception," "the pregnancy," "a sexually transmitted disease" and "a cancerous growth". Abortion supporters have stated that abortion is the "preferred treatment" for "unwanted pregnancy" and "an aborted baby is just garbage." Abortion is commonly referred to as a mere "procedure" or "minor surgical operation" and abortionists are often called "service providers."
Just recently, however, have I come across the same terminology used to describe Jews in Nazi Germany to persuade Hitler's followers that they were somehow deserving of their destruction. In The Evolution of Terminology ~ Word Games, they explain, "Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany was able to manipulate the thought patterns of an entire nation."
And furthermore, "The German people were, over time, conditioned to dehumanise the Jews and to think of them as, quote, ..."a gangrenous appendix"... "vermin"...and "parasites." Once the victim's full humanity was denied, killing them became easier to justify. "
Transforming the cultural image of God's miraculous creation from the infinitely valuable gift that it is ~
to that of an evil invader is beyond comprehension, but we've seen it before and because as scripture warns in Jeremiah, " The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" we'll continue to see it again and again.
Proverbs 18;21 explains, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof."
Yet scripture also teaches . . .
"A wholesome tongue is a tree of life" (Prov. 15:4) May we as a nation heed His words of life!
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Wow! It's been way too long since I've written a post here but I've had my reasons.
I've been blessed to be in Mississippi fighting to get out the vote to pass Amendment 26
to give legal protection to every baby in the womb. What a joy to meet people in the south
who have hearts tender toward God and his Creation, especially the tiny ones in utero.
Standing alongside a marvelous team of Godly men and women, we were so thrilled to take our message to the streets where we were greeted with 20-30 honks for life for every thumbs down.
We were really touched by the fact that even those who aren't supportive of the God-given, inalienable right to life, were so darned nice about it.
Where were the hard hearts we encountered in our Colorado battles to pass A 48 and A 62?
Ok, we did get cussed out by one car of vulgar young college girls but for the most part, we were very well received!
What an amazing experience we had lodging with our 85 year old midwife who escaped Nazi Germany!
Our hostess was not only full to overflowing with hospitality but she ran circles around us younger folks in her state to end the abortion holocaust.
Our gracious new friend and others on our team spent hours talking about the dangers she sees in America that many of us are missing because we are too close to the forest to see the trees.
God alone knows how today's vote will turn out but I'm not willing to stop calling MS voters as long as there is still a chance to get one more to the polls!
For I fear that unless America turns from our wicked ways and stops the shedding of innocent blood, the warning of our new friend's brother's book to our nation may become mandatory reading for this generation and their children to survive.
As my Pastor always reminds us, Personhood is the dagger in the heart of liberalism!!
Mississippi, all eyes are upon you ~ May you turn our ship of state back to the Lord!