I’ll be referencing this article today, but don’t bother clicking on it.
It’s just another sad attempt to direct attention away from the horrible actions being exposed within Planned Parenthood, by pointing fingers at Republicans for being “hypocrites” who don’t really care about life.
The most important quote is this:
“I do not believe that just because you’re opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don’t? Because you don’t want any tax money to go there. That’s not pro-life. That’s pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is.”
You’re only moral if you vote to send tax money to specific places…
“The Republican Party and right-wingers care nothing for the child once it is born. They cut funding from the public schools that would teach the child… They refuse to raise the [minimum] wages of its parents… They cut funding from food stamps…”
So, there you have it.
If you truly wanted to save babies, then you would demand for the government to spend even more money it doesn’t have…
..and support programs that aren’t really solving anything.
…because that’s real charity.
Being charitable means voting for Democrats. And if you won’t support the government model of charity–then you’re doing advocacy wrong. Period.
It kind of reminds me of the Pharisees and Judas, who were upset with the woman who used her perfume “wrong” when she washed Jesus’ feet.
Allow me to retell the story…
I’ve been a follower of Jesus from the first miracle I saw Him perform, so I’m very familiar with His teaching…
Many say He’s a friend of sinners and an advocate for the poor.
That’s why I decided to speak up, the day Mary made a big scene out of washing the feet of Jesus with an expensive bottle of perfume.
If Mary really understood Jesus’ mission, then she would have sold the perfume and given the money to the poor. He commands His disciples to be servants, just as He has modeled servanthood. So I tried to explain that to Mary.
“I do not believe that just because you’re washing Jesus’ feet that you’re pro-Service. In fact, I think your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is to serve Jesus–instead of caring about poor people at the same time. And why would I think that you don’t care? Because you pour perfume on Jesus’ feet instead of making a large donations to Caesar, to do good things with it. You’re not pro-Service. You’re pro-Foot-Washing! We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of being a servant is.”
It’s a shame that Mary’s stunt has gotten so much publicity, because she really only knows a a tiny bit about serving Jesus. She doesn’t know how complicated it is for those of us who REALLY want to please Him.
If only it were as easy as breaking an expensive bottle without much thought…
If only it were as easy as carelessly focusing on Jesus, instead of intentionally considering the others in the room…
Yet what would happen if ALL of us completely ignored the less fortunate, like Mary did?
What this woman did is not the Christian way, and it is an absolutely atrocious disregard of human potential.
The poor deserve better than to be ignored and disenfranchised by the self-righteous ladies who want to flaunt their perfume in front of Jesus, rather than use it to make the world better.
This incident with the perfume is a lot like what happened last time Mary chose the lazy way, instead of accepting the chance to serve others. While her sister, Martha, slaved away in the kitchen, Mary once again chose to be near Jesus. Martha is a hard-working, servant-minded woman. But, apparently, Mary never thinks from other people’s perspective. Ever.
Mary isn’t pro-Service.
She’s just pro-Jesus.
And pro-Jesus people don’t seem to realize that the poor need money more than they need anything else.
“Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me…” –Jesus
“Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” –Jesus