*Editorial Note: Pulpit & Pen continues in unrepentant sin and enabling of the ongoing sin of Jordan Hall. While it is my understanding that P&P does not plan to take down the content I contributed, any role I can play in reducing their traffic until they repent, I will. Thus I migrate this article here.
[[WARNING: This post contains graphic images of violence against human beings.]]
Because, you know, obviously when a guy who lives in the woods by
himself, self-identifies as a woman despite sporting a neck beard that
would put JD Hall to shame, and goes to some random location to shoot up
an abortion facility and yet somehow doesn’t specifically hunt down the
people who actually commit legalised murder every single day, it’s the
fault of “pro-life rhetoric” in the USA:
Talk about media mismanagement on Dr Carson’s part. The man is being
fed high lobs down the middle by this talking head, and all he can say
is that there is “hateful rhetoric” on both sides? Has Dr Carson forgotten that the race to the middle is supposed to happen after one has nailed down his party’s nomination?
So let’s talk about that “rhetoric”, otherwise known as stating the
facts of the matter. Planned Parenthood and other child sacrifice
centers rip tiny human beings limb from limb.
They dismember them. They crush their skulls and then suck out their
brain tissue so as to pull their bodies forcefully from their mothers’
wombs. They suction them out with hoses into jars, and then they piece
their bodies back together in a steel tray to make sure no body parts
have been left within. The ones they don’t murder with physical trauma,
they poison to death with chemical weaponry like this. This happens thousands of times, every single day in our country. It is sin.
It is not a stretch to say that it is our national sin, the evil of our
age. It is a desecration of the image of God in humanity, and it is a
direct attack on the image of God in the place of the Incarnation of the
Son of God.
Dr Carson believes that this sort of rhetoric exacerbates the
situation. What situation? If I’m not mistaken, opponents of child
sacrifice have been using language like this to a greater or lesser
degree for 42+ years. To take one example, how many aborticians have
died at the hands of “pro-life zealots” in those 42 years? Eight. Out of
hundreds and hundreds of murderers-for-hire, who live by the sword;
eight of them have died by the sword in this country so far. I’d say
they’ve lived on the edge and largely gotten away with it, so far in
American history (of course, it goes without saying that they will drink
the full cup of God’s wrath when they stand before Him with hands
drenched in the blood of babies). Of course there have been other acts
of violence here and there against abortion facilities and whatnot. Yet
most of them operate, most of the time, completely unmolested by any
violent opposition*. The degree of violence they have sustained is nothing compared to the violence they deal out every day.
So we are left asking: To what situation does Dr Carson refer, that this rhetoric exacerbates?
Moreover, the claim was made: Dr Carson, the pro-aborts say that
anti-abortion rhetoric has made this all worse. What does he think?
It would not be fitting for national TV to guffaw in contempt, I admit, though that’s my first reaction. My second reaction is: Prove it.
Where is the evidence? Of course they have little to none. Meanwhile,
all this focus on violence done against abortion providers overshadows
the infinitely greater legalised violence they continually perpetrate,
day after day. Where is Dr Carson’s retort that upholds the image of
God? Would not a man who loves the truth and the image of God call
attention to the real problem, without ceasing and over and over again?
Why in the world are you people talking about violence done against
those who lie in wait to shed innocent blood? Where was your concern for
human life the day before this woman discharged her his own abortion tools against post-birth fetuses?
From the ludicrous to the ridiculous, Dr Carson disguises his obvious
discomfort with and inability to answer the question: The strength of
our country is in its unity. The founders of the country certainly
didn’t think so, which is why the federal government was much
smaller when they were in charge than it is today when generations of
compromisers like Dr Carson have upheld the oligarchy. And what is the
virtue of unity anyway, when the country’s unity comes in its widespread
support for iniquitous decrees?
Carson thinks we are hateful to each other in our rhetoric. That’s
nothing compared to the hate that takes physical form in the violent
oppression carried out against 3000 children per day. Dr Carson is
worried about words when right in front of his face, child sacrifice is
openly carried out by people who don’t even bother to hide it. He is
worried about divisiveness, as if we should all just carry on and say
“Peace, peace” where there is no peace, when the country is not under
the lordship of Jesus Christ, when the churches, to say nothing of the
government skuuls, nightclubs, brothels, and crack houses, are filled
with people who have paid an assassin to scrape their offspring to
pieces so they could continue to live their sinful lifestyle with no
The Bible has news for Dr Carson – the Gospel is divisive.
Matthew 10:24-28 –
A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his master.
It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, and the
slave like his master. If they have called the head of the house
Beelzebul, how much more will they malign the members of his household!
Therefore do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed that
will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. What I tell you
in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your
ear, proclaim upon the housetops. Do not fear those who kill the body
but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to
destroy both soul and body in hell.
John 15:24-28 –
If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it
hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but
because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world,
because of this the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to
you, “A slave is not greater than his master.” If they persecuted Me,
they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours
also. But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake,
because they do not know the One who sent Me. If I had not come and
spoken to them, they would not have sin, but now they have no excuse for
their sin. He who hates Me hates My Father also. If I had not done
among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but
now they have both seen and hated Me and My Father as well. But they
have done this to fulfill the word that is written in their Law, “THEY
HATED ME WITHOUT A CAUSE.”
Abortion is sin. The answer for sin is the Gospel of Jesus Christ,
not toning down rhetoric, not neglecting to call sin what it is – sin.
Woe to those who do that, says the prophet Isaiah. Of course, if Dr
Carson or anyone else is looking for intelligent and civil discussion,
are not biblical Christians more than able to provide answers to every single objection,
to refute their evil, irrational, and sin-stained “reasoning”, and to
destroy speculations and take captive every thought to make it obedient
to Christ? Of course. Just give us the chance. The pro-aborts don’t want
that, for every time the debate is raised, the pro-death people either
retreat into suppression of speech or name-calling or they lose the
Dr Carson is dead wrong. The intelligent and civil discussion is
there, but only one side wants it. The other side wants to avoid it and
keep murdering babies and blowing smokescreens. Sadly, those
smokescreens have had their desired effect on national- and state-level
politicians all over the nation, and Dr Ben Carson is no exception.
*OBLIGATORY DISCLAIMER: Yes, of course, vigilante violence is bad and wrong. See here for more. It is possible for someone to respond to evil in an evil fashion.