Today is the feast of the beheading of St. John the Forerunner.
St. John was beheaded for numerous reasons, not the least of which was speaking out against wrongdoing. And not just any wrongdoing, but the wrongdoing of a king.
The glorious beheading of the Forerunner,
became an act of divine dispensation,
for he preached to those in hell the coming of the Savior.
Let Herodias lament, for she entreated lawless murder,
loving not the law of God, nor eternal life,
but that which is false and temporal.
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The truth is seldom popular. It is a lot easier to go along with the mob (for such it is) or even to distance yourself and say "it doesn't matter - it doesn't affect me". Well, "Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing." (John Stuart Mill, 1867)
On Monday, Labor Day, PBS will begin airing a documentary, After Tiller. Here is the synopsis:
Martha Shane and Lana Wilson's After Tiller is a deeply humanizing and probing portrait of the only four doctors in the United States still openly performing third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas—and in the face of intense protest from abortion opponents. It is also an examination of the desperate reasons women seek late abortions. Rather than offering solutions, After Tiller presents the complexities of these women's difficult decisions and the compassion and ethical dilemmas of the doctors and staff who fear for their own lives as they treat their patients.
Oh, the poor, misunderstood compassionate "doctors", who kill up to full-term infants and endanger the mothers unnecessarily. For profit. I thank Matt Walsh for writing his scathing response. He points out:
[Y]our efforts to humanize abortionists are not necessary. We all know that abortionists are human. That’s why they’re so evil. If they were wolves, or crocodiles, or spiders, we wouldn’t be quite as disturbed by their propensity to murder children of their own species. But, as much as they behave like beasts, they are not. They are people. They are people who do terrible things. They are people who kill children. That’s who they are. We know. God help us, we know.
The only people who need to be “humanized” are the slaughtered children. They are the one group whose very humanity we deny.
We may not have a king in this country, but we have a president. And our current president supports the wholesale murder of unborn children. Not only supports it privately, but publicly. Supports it with the tax dollars that we send. Supports it with propaganda. Supports it with public appearances and speeches. Supports it with lies. Barack Obama is our most pro-abortion president ever. And he is WRONG. PBS, in choosing to air this piece of propaganda is WRONG. They too are participating in the evil that is abortion. And rather than sit by and do nothing. I
St. John the Forerunner and Baptist of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, pray to God for us!!