Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A Really Crass "Religious" Coalition

On May 22 the pro-choice group that calls itself the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) issued a press release. This is a group that hasn't yet found an abortion it couldn't support, and it shamelessly speaks as if its political pronouncements were established Christian doctrine with broad popular support, which they most certainly aren't!

There's one sentence in the press release that pretty well highlights the RCRC's central failure to propound essentially Christian belief rather than growing-stale secular opinion. Here is what the Reverend Carlton W. Veazey, president and CEO of the RCRC, claimed:
...the continuous political attacks on abortion have obscured the single most important concern for the woman with an unwelcome pregnancy: making a decision that is right for her and her family.
Shouldn't it instead be the case that in distinctively Christian reckoning, the single most important concern ought to be making a decision that is right with God?

Totally depraved as we are, there is no end to the ways we can rationalize and justify doing things that supposedly are "right for us," but are instead both harmful to us and others and an affront against the moral will of God.

God wants what is right for us and our families, and what is right cannot be the killing of unborn babies created in God's image.

There is no excuse for Presbyterian entities--Presbyterians Affirming Reproductive Options, Women's Ministries, and the Washington Office--continuing to financially support and lend our once-good name to a crassly political, morally bankrupt, abortion-at-any-cost outfit like the RCRC.


Blogger Presbyman said...

RCRC is doing the devil's work, and so is anyone who cooperates with them.

10:01 PM, May 22, 2007  
Blogger stjones said...

Well, there's no excuse, but there is a reason. The groups you named - especially the Washington Office - have themselves become "crassly political" and "morally bankrupt". Unfortunately, they seem to be leading indicators, not trailing indicators, of the PCUSA's direction.

8:05 AM, May 23, 2007  
Blogger Viola said...

Thanks for posting this Jim. I think Presbyterians should protest the fact that the National Network of Presbyterian College Women have a link to RCRC on their resource page and at that link write they write that RCRC is affiliated with Presbyterian Women's Ministries. That makes me ashamed to be a woman in the Presbyterian USA. Here is their description of RCRC.

"This organization, affiliated with the Women's Ministries, is a pro-faith, pro-choice voice seeking to protect the reproductive rights of women within a faith context. It includes a branch for young women, Spiritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom." That’s horrible!

1:44 PM, May 23, 2007  
Blogger Stushie said...

Does Veazey rhyme with sleazy?

2:51 PM, May 23, 2007  
Blogger regressivepresby said...

Moloch is alive and well...

Lord have mercy...


7:49 PM, May 23, 2007  
Blogger BWC said...

Thanks for your note on RCRC. It reminded me that it's time I sent them another contribution!

Bruce Cameron, Eugene, Oregon

11:06 AM, June 19, 2007  
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9:31 PM, June 21, 2007  

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