Thursday, June 14, 2012

Why Do "Social Justice" Christians Ignore Pro-Life Issues?

Why Do "Social Justice" Christians Ignore Pro-Life Issues? | An abortion is the intentional killing of an unborn child inside (or partially inside) the womb. Social justice is . . . what exactly?

Again and again I see young social justice-focused evangelicals abandoning any effective voice for the unborn for the sake of an ephemeral, culturally-fashionable concept that as a practical matter means little more than advocating a utopian ideal through a grab-bag of banal, functionally socialist policies. Moreover, the embrace of social justice often drives them functionally into the arms of a political party and political movements that are dedicated to protecting and even subsidizing the “right” to kill children on a vast, industrial scale.

Social justice must be virtuous indeed to be worth such a high cost. So, what is it? Well, it turns out that to many on the Left, legalized abortion is an indispensable aspect of social justice. . . .

[I]n exchange for adopting fashionable leftist policies that at worst actually harm the people they’re trying to help and at best represent debatably-effective solutions to complex and intractable problems, the social justice Christian Left has thrown under the bus the most vulnerable citizens of this (or any) culture — unborn children. Because, you see, if you’re truly effective and outspoken in your opposition to abortion, then you’re just a “culture warrior.” And God knows, you don’t want to be one of those.

So, please, let’s drop the false moral pretense of “social justice.” You’re not fooling anyone. You’re a leftist seeking leftist solutions to known cultural problems, and in so doing you’ve elected to side with those who seek the legal right to intentionally kill children. Oh, you may claim to be pro life even as you work diligently to maintain and increase the power of those individuals and institutions that advance and protect our abortion regime, but you’ve made your choice in the real world.

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