(All quotations are words typed by author “Ken” taken directly from the Speak for the Unborn blog comments using a copy-paste function and altered in brackets to make them more readable in context.)
My name is Colin. I have introduced myself before on the sidewalk, but we have had little time to talk. I would love to talk to you in person sometime, maybe over breakfast after a Friday morning. But, because you have
“found it most successful if [you] simply do not engage at all”,
it seems I must post my comments on this blog in order to engage you. I am also aware that
“[you] spend more time on [our] website than most of the rest of [our] own flock!”
so I am confident that you will be reading this letter.
I have only recently started to read the Speak for the Unborn blog, but I have gone back among the archives and read every one of your comments trying to figure out a way to understand you. Quite a bit of the material you have written is appalling, and I am told that there is even more that has not been posted due to the nature of its content. I will quote the texts that I find appalling in the remainder of this article. However, before I continue, I feel that I must give you the reason why I am writing this letter to you, and also why I have chosen to make it public.
The reason why am writing you this letter, Ken, is because I find your statements logically contradictory; they don’t stand up under scrutiny. As a result, I don’t think even you know why you are a sidewalk escort, morning after morning waking up to lead women towards clinical homicide. I don’t think you know what cause you are championing. Again, I will make all of my reasoning clear soon, just please follow me here.
The reason why I am making this letter public, Ken, is because you have chosen to dialogue publicly. You have chosen to write offensive, cruel things on this blog, and have left a trail of pro-abortion dogma that has been faithfully refuted before this letter, and will be refuted again hereafter. Please read carefully.
I want to begin with the most shocking statement I read that you have penned on this blog:
“As I said before, the fetus is a living human being. But it is dependent on the mother for that life and if momma says no, momma says no. Greater medical, legal and religious minds than ours have decided that this is the way it ought to be, so I yield to their knowledge and wisedom [sic]. Also, as I previously offended, human life just ain’t precious to me.”
Now, you begin by acknowledging that fetuses are indeed living humans. But, you hold that mothers should be able to decide whether the living human being inside of them is dispensable or not. And, you justify this belief by claiming that human “just ain’t precious” to you. Ken, do you hear what you are saying? Human life is not precious to you? So here is the deal, I am going to show you as meticulously as I can that either human life is precious to you, or else you should not be outside wasting your time on non-precious humans (the women you escort.) If human life were not precious to you, Ken, then you would not be writing the following sorts of comments:
“Pro-choice does not devalue human life. It places that value on those already living”
Consequently, because being “pro-choice” means valuing the living, and you are “pro-choice,” must not this require you to affirm that human life is precious, at least the ones “already living?” (Although, if fetuses are indeed “living human beings,” like you say in your previous post, I’m quite unsure how it follows then that being pro-choice “places value on those already living.” The fetus is living, right?) However, your stance on abortion forces you to make these logical contradictions. Because you rightly affirm that fetuses are humans, (which you yourself recognize is irrefutable given the supporting evidence) you have to say that, in order to justify their extermination, fetuses are not precious. And therefore, since fetuses are humans, humans cannot be precious (in this string of thought.) This makes your actions and your thoughts incompatible. Your actions do not support your claim that humans are not precious to you. You are escorting humans. You are assisting human women. Why would you do this apart from the recognition that these women are precious? You wouldn’t. You instead recognize rightly that mothers are precious. Ken, you are a human. Your life is precious. Why? Because the government says that you are precious? Because I say that you are precious? Of course not. But you are precious because you bear the image of the Creator. You have an eternal soul. You are an eternal being. And because unborn babies are living human beings, all of these statements are true about them, also.
Next point. Ken, since when is it a good idea to believe certain principles and practice certain ethics because
“Greater medical, legal and religious minds than ours have decided that this is the way it ought to be, so [we should] yield to their knowledge and wisedom [sic].”?
By this logic, are you saying that if someone is smarter than me medically, legally, or religiously, I should appeal to his or her superiority and follow him or her like a sheep led to its slaughter? It sure appears that this is what you affirm. This is not how you operate, this is not how I operate, and this is not how a society should operate. We don’t vote for candidates by comparing their MCATs, LSATs, or Seminary Transcripts. We don’t choose our political platforms or our faiths by copying the party and religion of Stephen Hawking (I chose at random a person who you and I could both agree is smarter than us.) We don’t even (or shouldn’t at least) adhere to every moral, truth, or ideal that the majority deems right at the time, as you have recognized in this comment:
“I read a study that said at the current rate of conversion, most Americans, by the year 2015, will be Muslim. Should we all then have to stop whatever we are doing at 8 am, kneel toward Mecca and pray prayers we do not believe?”
So then, Ken, think for yourself. Seek the Truth. Don’t suppress your conscience; don’t suppress the law that is written on your heart (Romans 2:12-16.) Just because abortion is currently legal in America, it is not, on this basis alone, right. This is a cop-out argument, one that is hardly worth the effort, though I am trying to be thorough.
Let us continue. Because you have had to compromise your view on human life and state that it is not precious, you have seen and tested where this trail leads. It leads to chaos and evil. Consider this ghastly comment you posted:
“Women get to decide when, if, and how often they will be mothers quite simply because they can. Unborn babies do not have an inherent right to life because they are dependent on their mothers for that life and as I stated, women can decide to terminate that pregnancy whenever they want. Is it contradictory that we do not allow mothers to “terminate” their two or three year olds? Yes, it is. But which side of the contradiction needs correcting?”
Ken, I am horrified at the insinuation you have made here. Are you suggesting that, in order to correct the contradiction that exists, we should allow women “to ‘terminate’ their two or three year olds?” DO YOU HEAR WHAT YOU ARE SAYING? You are implying that, even if Casey Anthony was found guilty to murdering her 2-year old daughter, Caylee, we should sanction this murder under the law. And we should do this to “correct the contradiction?” May it never be (see link for story.)
You recognize the inherent contradiction. Indeed, it is contradictory to allow women to kill their children that are yet in the womb, while not allowing women to kill their children that have seen the light of day. Therefore, in view of this contradiction, you should be joining the fight to END ABORTION, to right this wrong. You should not be suggesting the ideals of the Devil who delights in the deaths of 2-year olds, and who would love to see a law passed that would make this heinous crime legal, right alongside abortion.
Ken, I could go on, but this has gotten lengthy. Like I said initially, I would love to discuss these things further with you. Until then, know that I am praying for you, for your comprehension of Truth, and for your salvation in Jesus Christ. Know also that I am praying against abortion as it exists in Louisville, as it exists in the United States, and as it exists in the world.