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February 8, 2013

TISCIONE: Speak for our children

By THE REV. LOU TISCIONE

These days, a politician can convince people of the most amazing things simply by claiming that whatever it is will be in the interest of our children. Most recently, our government has put forth the idea that the God-given right of self-protection ought to be eliminated in the interest of our children’s safety.

I’m not a member of the NRA, although I’ve recently considered joining. I am a Christian and a thinking person. The cries of many to restrict our rights delineated in our Constitution don’t compute with what they say is the problem.

The cries concerning the protection of our children against gun violence (a term used to camouflage the true intent which is gun control) make no mention of the single biggest cost of human life. The staggering fact is that since 1974, 52 million babies have been killed through abortion.

In this day of so-called scientific enlightenment, denying that the life of a human being begins at conception would seem to any reasonable person to be unbelievable.  

In the interest of our children, I stand with those who say, “Let’s stop the violence.” Indeed, let’s stop the violence right now and stand for the sanctity of human life. Christians are accountable to the God of life to speak out against the evil of abortion.

Why do so many Christians speak strongly for the sanctity of human life? The reason is that God is for life. That is, He is the one who set apart human life and sanctified it.

Since, the mid 1970s, the “progressives” have given government the authority to remove the right to life given by our Creator. As Francis Schaeffer wrote in 1981, “The dignity of human life is not some peripheral issue,” The Christian Manifesto.

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