Aaron Wagner (AaronWagner7000) en Humanism, Politics Freelance Writer • AaronWagner7000 29/9/2016 · 3 min de lectura · +100

Franklin Graham’s Pro-Life Message To Hillary is Absolutely Stupid

Franklin Graham’s Pro-Life Message To Hillary is Absolutely Stupid

In an obvious message to Hillary Clinton, Franklin Graham recently tweeted (and posted to Facebook) a couple typical conservative boilerplate messages against abortion:

Franklin Graham’s Pro-Life Message To Hillary is Absolutely Stupid

Franklin Graham’s Pro-Life Message To Hillary is Absolutely Stupid

Conservatives never seem to learn that their particular anti-abortion message is utterly stupid. What makes it so stupid is their appeal to the Bible, which is by no means a “pro-life” work of literature.

Although I personally think abortion should be avoided whenever possible, I don’t understand why the pro-life camp invokes the Bible.

The Bible tells about a God who advocated aborting babies of foreign nations. The Bible also describes a God who commanded the killing of living babies of foreign nations.

Not Pro Life:

God teaches a bizarre ritual using cursed “bitter water” to abort fetuses who were conceived through infidelity. (Numbers 5:11-21)

Not Pro Life:

God orders Moses to kill every Midianite woman who was no longer a virgin. Many of these women would obviously have been pregnant. (Numbers 31:15-18)

Not Pro Life:

God promises to destroy the infants of Samaria and let foreign nations rip open the stomachs of pregnant women. (Can you imagine that?) “The people of Samaria must bear their guilt, because they have rebelled against their God. They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their pregnant women ripped open.” (Hosea 13:16)

Not Pro Life:

In 2 Kings 15:16, we see the bellies of the pregnant women of Tappuah being ripped open by Menahem. Although he’s one of those evil kings in the Bible, he’s not considered evil because of his murdering women and babies. (After all, the children of God were commanded to do all that stuff, too.)

2 Kings 15:16 seems to be kind of an incidental event in the retelling of a story. The way you or I would say something like, “And then he went to the store and bought some groceries.” You know… Just, kind of a passing, parenthetical statement. Only this passing statement happens to be,

“At that time Menahem, starting out from Tirzah, attacked Tiphsah and everyone in the city and its vicinity, because they refused to open their gates. He sacked Tiphsah and ripped open all the pregnant women.” (2 Kings 15:16)

As you can see, the nonchalant, parenthetical nature of this verse is most definitely not pro life. It seems quite the opposite