She Claims to be a Christian, Minister, AND a Planned Parenthood Volunteer
I’ve almost come to the conclusion that nothing is shocking anymore. In a world where people get paid obscene amounts of money to sing, act, or play sports while the people educating our kids struggle to get by. It’s hard to fathom too much that would be shocking.
For that matter, we live in a world where our government works hard to protect plants and animals while they endorse the whole-sale murder of unborn children. So I say once again that it seems we are living a time when nothing can shock us.
Then I ran across this gem of a story.
Emma Akpan is a self-identified Christian, minister, and Planned Parenthood volunteer. She says that helping women at Planned Parenthood to kill their unborn children is something she does “because of my faith.” She recently said:
“I am a clinic greeter because of my faith, which teaches me how important it is to provide care for my community…For me, that means ensuring that women have safe access to their health care facilities.”
Emma is taking a typical religious position in our culture, which says: “I am the interpreter of my faith.” In recent years people have become their own gods, their own Bible, and all the faith they need is wrapped up in themselves. There is a lack of ability to interpret life and the issues we face as a culture in light of the Bible. Instead, people bend and mold Scripture into whatever conveniently fits into their views.
This is an easy conclusion to arrive at. Look around at what self-proclaimed Christians are supporting. Everything from homosexual behavior to abortion. That anyone could claim the name of Christ while supporting sins condemned in the pages of the bible is evidence that there is a disconnect between life and faith. Whereas at one time people sought to shape their life by the Bible’s teachings, and were willing to speak against the things Scripture speaks against; today people are more eager to try and make God fit into their image, their worldview.
So Emma has decided that for her, being a “Christian minister” means helping women take an innocent human life. I seem to recall that being specifically forbidden in the Old Testament (see: the 10 Commandments) and the New Testament (Matt. 5:17-22). In fact, taking a life has never been a “grey” area for Christians. Murder has been universally denounced through the centuries. That is, until people started interpreting Scripture in light of their own worldview.
As the above mentioned article points out, what makes this so…disturbing, is that Emma can’t see her own hypocrisy. She denounces the actions of others as “violent” for simply pointing out that abortion is murder. And yet she is the one that is, each and every day, helping women to commit unspeakable acts of violence against their own children. How can one person be so blind? How can someone open their Bible in the morning, offer prayers to God, and deliver sermons and lesson in a church; and then help a woman to kill her child?
The article also points out that anyone that truly cares about violence against minorities needs to rethink their decision to work with Planned Parenthood:
“The violence committed every year against unborn babies, especially African American babies, is astronomical. Approximately 363,000 unborn black babies are killed every year in violent abortions in America. In New York City in 2013, more black babies were aborted than were born. According to the Guttmacher Institute, the former pro-abortion research division of Planned Parenthood, African American women are five times more likely to choose abortion over white women. And the group doing more abortions than any other is Planned Parenthood, a businesss grounded in eugenics that pushes the kind of violence and discrimination that Akpan claims to be working against.”
It has long been known that Planned Parenthood was founded by a racist that sought to kill minorities. It’s no surprise that many Planned Parenthood facilities are located in urban areas with a high minority population. Could it be that the violence many of our cities experience can be linked in some way to the violence perpetuated by the killing of unborn children?
For the first time in many years, people on both sides of the political aisle are in agreement: defund Planned Parenthood. A recent survey found that a majority of Americans – Republicans and Democrats – support removing tax-payer funding from the nation’s largest abortion merchant:
“About 53 percent of respondents in the Robert Morris University (RMU) poll say they support the plan to defund Planned Parenthood, including a surprising 42 percent of Democrats. Just 31.5 percent of all respondents say they are strongly or somewhat opposed to the plan.”
Beyond defunding Planned Parenthood, and the racist underpinnings in the organization, the violence committed by this group in the name of “health-care” is shocking. To crush children, tear them apart, and throw them away like garbage is atrocious. But for anyone to claim to be a Christian and a teacher of God’s Word while supporting those actions…that’s simply heresy.