Mar. 7, 2018

Sounds about right...

A twenty-year-old man is suing a store who recently made the decision to up the age for gun purchases from 18 years of age to 21. He claims it is age discrimination. All the diehard gun owners gave him a round of applause.

Now remind me why it’s ok for this young man to tie up the courts in order to chastise a business from setting their own policies according to their conscience?

Remind me why Hobby Lobby and other businesses could refuse to provide birth control coverage for their female employees because it was against their religion? I’m just trying to make sure I understand.

One business’ moral stand is okay when it involves birth control? Yet, another business’ moral stand is not ok when it involves guns. Am I getting this right?

I’ve heard pro-gun advocates say they don’t want the government’s hand in their gun cabinets. However, most of them want the government’s hand stuck up a woman’s vagina and into her uterus. Right?

I just want to make sure that I am on the right Pro-Life side. Now do I rally with the Pro-Lifers who want to save babies, but have no interest in supporting the social services that will feed them and provide medical care once they are born? I guess life starts at conception, but our moral responsibility stops at birth, right?

However, I don’t need to be pro-life when it comes to taking necessary steps to decrease gun violence in America, right? Fetus - worthy. School kid - not my problem. Right?

And, I want to get really excited when VP Pence predicts legal abortion will be eradicated very soon. I’m excited, right? God answered our prayers. When women go to backstreet butchers, and they will, I’m going to be okay that she will risk her life. Right? Baby’s life - worthy. Mother’s health - not our problem, right? 

Let’s get back to that twenty-year-old suing for age discrimination. I wonder why he didn’t sue at 17 before the store changed their policy? Weren’t they discriminating then? Come to think of it, I encourage every tall junior higher to sue the state for not allowing them to drive. If they are tall enough and their feet can touch the pedals, they have a right to drive. Right? Age shouldn’t be a determining factor, right?

Now tell me again why some young people’s protests bothered us, but the young man’s lawsuit makes him a hero? Oh, that’s right...because he agrees with us. So, he must be right. Right?

This is when we arrogantly say, “Everyone wants rights, but no one wants responsibility.” Gee, I wonder who taught this generation to think that way?

You know that verse that talks about our being “fearfully and wonderfully made” that we like to slap on posters and marketing material for the Pro-Life movement? You know, the verse that stands against Pro-Choice sentiments. Well, we might want to keep reading in the same bible, the same book, and the same chapter.

“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me and lead me in the way everlasting!” Psalm 139:23-24

It might be time for us to search our own hearts and motives before trying to set the world straight. Something tells me working on our own heart would accomplish much more than attempting to control everyone else’s opinions or behavior.

And we wonder why the world stopped listening? That’s their fault, right?