Rules for (Pro-Life) Radicals
Jesus was not a politician, but he understood the most important rule of politics. “He who is not with me is against me” (Mt 12:30). Many of his present-day followers, on the other hand, do not, at least when it comes to the pro-life cause.
“The world is not black or white,” they say. “There are many shades of gray. You can’t legislate morality. You must not ardently criticize your opponent. Christians are called to dialogue. Believers and unbelievers should set aside differences in the pursuit of common ground,” they insist.
In Washington, they call this bipartisanship. In Rome, they call it accompaniment. But in practice, it always means one thing. Whether it is policy or morals, Christians mustn’t draw a line in the sand. Above all, they should be polite and not get hung up about abortion and homosexuality.
Not so the leftists, and the churchmen who support them…(read the rest of my article on The Stream)