I wish I could greet you with joy in my heart. I can’t. I will invite you to be a part of a family of believers that hold life sacred & humble ourselves before our Lord Jesus Christ. I’m Lee Harder, the senior pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Bulverde, Texas. We have worship celebrations every Sunday at 8:30 AM & 10:45 AM and you are welcomed to join us. I make this promise: You WILL hear God’s Word preached without compromise and that word does not condone or tolerate the murder of unborn children.
As I drove to church this morning I was dumb struck with the news that the state of New York has passed a law that…Well, let me quote — The law allows abortions to be performed by non-doctors up until the point of birth for many reasons. They actually cheered when it passed. It seems this same law will find its way into other states very quickly.
The murder of unborn children, children who have been conceived and grown within their mother for nine months, children who could survive and thrive outside the womb, is now acceptable in our society & heralded as wonderful news by the progressive left and the vile forces that pay them homage — the leftist media, the democratic party, the feminist movement, and more. Normally, I refrain from political statements about a party one way or the other, but on this subject I cannot be silent. Those who have taken the murder of unborn children to new, absurd levels have forced me, for the sake of personal conscience, to take a stand. I know, it’s all about the woman’s right to choose & control her own body. I get that.
I recognize I’m a man and know nothing. However, if a woman has the right to choose what happens to her body involving a pregnancy (and I believe she has), then explain why she doesn’t make the CHOICE not to get pregnant in the first place. Put aside the extreme circumstances where a pregnancy is the result of a violent act and let’s focus on willingly getting pregnant. YOU DON’T HAVE TO. For crying out loud, my teenage granddaughters can get all the birth control aids of all sorts for nothing, just ask. Some of them are not that old, but that doesn’t seem to matter to our modern schools. They will hand out birth control stuff just for the asking and mom and dad don’t have to know. For a woman, regardless of color, try saying “No!” If that’s not possible, for whatever reason including lust, then I say “You made your choice.” But there are still options. If you find yourself pregnant, which shouldn’t take that many weeks to figure out (if it does, you really aren’t smart enough to be a parent), seek out one of the countless free abortion clinics available, if you must. After all, isn’t that one of the benefits of tax payer supported places like Planned Parenthood?
However, if you feel you can have an abortion after nine months of carrying this child (Yes, it is a child.) then, please don’t kill it. Someone else will gladly take on the burden of responsibility you were too incapable or unwilling or too cowardly to do. Make a good choice!
Our nation is no longer sliding down the slippery slope to destruction. It has arrived when it is legal and acceptable in the name of choice and women’s rights to murder the unborn. You want proof it’s that bad. Check out the Animal Planet and the pet police. Persons who abuse and cause injury and death to a dog or cat will receive more punishment and condemnation in the state of New York than someone who seeks to have or performs an abortion of a child ready to come into the world as a real human being after nine months in the womb. That’s pathetic.
And those are my thoughts. May God bless us and have mercy on us.
Pastor Lee R. Harder