As I have stated so often, it is absolutely essential that we get truth out into the public arena. This is especially important since on most crucial issues of the day, the mainstream media has imposed an iron curtain of censorship so that truth can rarely be found there.
The issue of homosexuality is one prime example. The MSM is completely awash with pro-homosexual material. Every day you will find pieces promoting the homosexual agenda. But it is nearly impossible to find the other side of the story in the MSM.
This is also exactly the same when it comes to the issue of abortion. The MSM has declared the pro-life position to be off limits, and it is very difficult indeed to find any decent pro-life material anywhere in the MSM. In the meantime, there is one pro-abortion news item and opinion piece after another in our media.
If you wonder why this is the case, it is because the MSM is dominated by those of the secular left persuasion. Numerous studies from here and overseas have made this perfectly clear. Thus they determine what we see and hear. And they also determine what we will not see and not hear.
They have enormous power, and sadly most people, even many Christians, do not know what a steady diet of secular left ideology they are feeding on as they imbibe countless hours of the MSM. That is why the alternative media has been established, to get truth out into the public arena.
That is why I have nearly 2000 articles on this website. That is why I endure all the abuse, hatred and death threats – because truth is vitally important, and must be shared at all costs. And one of the most important moral issues of our time is the issue of abortion.
Indeed, this will be my 134th article on this topic. It is the defining debate of our age, just as slavery was 150 years ago. Just as the slave trade had to be opposed with every ounce of strength that the abolitionists could muster, so too abortion must be opposed strenuously, forthrightly, and persistently by us today.
We are in desperate need of pro-life warriors who will do all they can to stand up for those who have no voice. We certainly need such fearless pro-lifers in our churches – both in our pews and in our pulpits. But sadly far too often there is nothing but ugly silence.
However there are some who are standing up and being counted here. John Piper is one such pastor and church leader who has never shied away from this issue. He has long fought the good fight here. Back in 2003 he wrote a superb book entitled, Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry (Mentor).
Everyone should read this book, even if you are not a pastor. It is loaded with wonderful, sound and helpful advice to make a difference for Christ and the Kingdom. In it he has a terrific chapter on abortion. He says in part: “I preach on the horrific sin and injustice of abortion and on the glory of the cause of life at least once a year in our church.”
He continues, “I believe pastors should put their lives and ministries on the line in the issue of abortion. The cowardice of some pastors when it comes to preaching against abortion appalls me. . . . The law of our land is immoral and unjust. That should be declared from tens of thousands of pulpits in America.”
Amen to that! He next cites Proverbs 24:11-12:
Rescue those being led away to death;
hold back those staggering toward slaughter.
If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,”
does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who guards your life know it?
Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?
He then comments: “There is no significant scientific, medical, social, moral, or religious reason for putting the unborn in a class where this text does not apply to them. It is disobedience to this text to abort unborn children.”
Amen and amen Dr Piper. If only we had a million more Christian leaders who can see and speak the truth so clearly and resolutely. We do however have a number of outstanding pro-life activists who are working tirelessly to speak truth on this vital issue, and to alert as many people as possible.
One of them is former American abortionist Carol Everett. I have told her story before, so please have a look here: www.billmuehlenberg.com/1992/06/19/a-review-of-the-scarlet-lady-by-carol-everett/
For those who can’t get her book and read it for themselves, here is the next best thing. Indeed, it is so powerful, so moving, and so absolutely essential viewing, that I in fact beg all of you to watch this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXZCOaRVrbg
Let it break your heart, and then share it with everyone you know. It is exactly because the MSM is hiding these shocking truths from the public that we need to work overtime to get this information out as far and wide as possible. So please, I beseech you, watch this video and then tell everyone you know about it as well.
Finally, I have just come across this very brief video clip today. I absolutely love it. I have now watched it over and over, and the more I watch it, the more I like it. In the eyes of some, this guy is just some redneck from the US, but he really hits the nail on the head here on the liberal double standards on abortion and capital punishment.
Indeed, I think this is just a fabulous video and really do urge all of you to watch it (allow of course for some good ol’ boy American humour and satire here): www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeKwz9W8oWs
This video should also be shared with everyone you know. Since the MSM has declared a total blackout on the truth of abortion, it is up to all of us to fight the good fight, stand up for truth, and spread it around wherever we go. If all of us get involved and do this, we may well see the defeat of abortion in our lifetime.
For a long time it never looked like slavery would be overturned. But a group of dedicated, dogged, and determined activists worked day and night for years on end, and eventually all their hard work paid off. We can do exactly the same here. Let’s all work together to make abortion history.