I stand firmly in the anti-abortion camp, but I also stand just as firmly against those like Randall Terry.
He is a spreader of hate and a fear-monger; and neither hate, fear, or Randall Terry [or those like him] does the cause against abortion any good whatsoever: especially when it comes to reaching the average ‘Joe’ and ‘Jane’ who are either pro-abortion or undecided.
IF I was in either of those camps, this guy would only help reinforce my position or cause me to dig in my heels. I wouldn’t listen to a word he said, for its obvious he will do anything to promote himself. And yes, I said ‘himself’. I’m not even convinced that for him, its not all about “Randell Terry”–and less to do with abortion. The man is obsessed.
From Christian NewsWire, Randall Terry to Make 12 City Tour to Mobilize Opposition to Sotomayor. Also, Tens of Thousands of ‘Defeat Sotomayor’ Brochures Have Been Mailed. Brochure can be Seen at www.OverturnRoe.com (Sotomayor’s Face is Morphed into the Angel of Death)
You can read his announcement at the link above. And see the picture of (quote) “Sotomayor’s Face Morphed into the Angel of Death” HERE.
As its been reported many times, there is no record of any court case where Sotomayor has yet to rule on abortion–but that doesn’t stop those like Terry from referring to her as the ‘Angel of death’… Its disgusting. And his assumption is a lie. I don’t know if the woman will be confirmed, or if she is, how she would vote on any future supreme court cases concerning abortion. And apparently, from all accounts, neither does anyone else–except Randall Terry. Maybe he’s a ‘seer’…
What I do know is I’m sick of tired of those who promote lawlessness, hate, violence, and fear, for ANY cause.
The Spot-Light tonight is on you Randall Terry.
You are a spreader of fear and a hate-monger. And you don’t mind lying to do it..
My hope is you wake up and repent one day.
Rick Frueh, at Following Judah’s Lion, put up an excellent post and warning to followers of Christ, concerning our becoming caught up with unbelievers, in the culture war of abortion:
Whatever cause draws us to league with unbelievers is a clandestine attempt to draw us away from Christ. To single out abortion and use incendiary verbiage to leverage the most intense and explosive emotions concerning the plight of children is unbiblical and steers the human heart away from the gospel of Christ and onto the horrors of this world. And regardless of how accurate in their assessment of that moral issue, their unguarded rants only seek to awaken uncontrollable emotions in many..
It is surely true that abortion is a sin and against the will of God. It is the murder of an unborn child. But how we handle that truth within the gospel context can be a very fine, yet significant, line of demarcation. An irresponsible diatribe about abortion can excite the emotions of hatred and revenge more than point to Jesus Christ. Our calling is to lift up the Person of Jesus Christ, not engender a torch bearing mob mentality about the actions of lost sinners. In fact, the hope of the world is the gospel not the elimination of any sinful practices regardless how horrific.
Far too often in these days of political involvement the church has been known for its stand on certain moral issues and not its overt and tangible projection of Jesus Christ. Cursing the basement flood without addressing the leak in the pipe is an unproductive venture, and we as followers of Jesus should be repairers of the breach rather than condemners of the lost crowd from which we came. These moral campaigns are a clandestine form of compromise since they trade in the good and not the perfect.
So the next time you read a blog post or hear a message on the subject of abortion which is purposely inflammatory with all sorts of invectives, hyperbole, or an a pictorial meant to arouse emotions of hatred and outrage, think of how that draws people to the Lord Jesus. Being against abortion is a Biblical given, but exhibiting the grace and love of Jesus Christ to the vilest among us is a challenge of the highest difficulty and sacrifice. Jesus died for the abortion doctor and calls us to offer him that redemption.
Excerpted from, Abortion as a Stumblingblock, by Rick Frueh