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Honor Martin Luther King Jr. by defending the defenseless

By Scott Tibbs, January 21, 2014

Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter, That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them? -- Ezekiel 16:20-21

It is a sad irony that the national holiday to honor fallen civil rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr. and the anniversary of the wicked Roe v. Wade decision fall so close to each other. The former was yesterday and the latter is tomorrow.

Much like the Pharisees who Jesus condemned in Matthew 23:29-33, we honor the work of Dr. King in defending the civil rights of blacks oppressed by the Jim Crow laws. Had we been around, we say, we would have stood with Dr. King and defended blacks against this oppression. We would have stood for the principle of all men being equal and treated with respect and dignity. When we do so, we are hypocrites.

We are hypocrites because we do not stand against the horrific bloodshed of abortion and defend the defenseless babies who are slaughtered in their mother's wombs by the likes of Planned Parenthood. The blacks oppressed by Jim Crow could at least speak for themselves, and now we have moved on to oppress a group with no voice of their own. They cannot rebuke this injustice or cry for mercy from their oppressors. It is all neat and sanitary.

It has been 41 years now since the Supreme Court declared that killing unborn babies is a "constitutional right" - a "right" they pulled out of thin air. Since then, we have killed over fifty million innocent unborn babies, sacrificing them to the gods of self-determination and reproductive choice. We need to repent of this evil and ask God to forgive us.