The unborn are a convenient group of people to advocate for

"The unborn are a convenient group of people to advocate for. They never make demands of you; they are morally uncomplicated, unlike the incarcerated, addicted, or the chronically poor; they don’t resent your condescension or complain that you are not politically correct; unlike widows, they don’t ask you to question patriarchy; unlike orphans, they don’t need money, education, or childcare; unlike aliens, they don’t bring all that racial, cultural, and religious baggage that you dislike; they allow you to feel good about yourself without any work at creating or maintaining relationships; and when they are born, you can forget about them, because they cease to be unborn. You can love the unborn and advocate for them without substantially challenging your own wealth, power, or privilege, without re-imagining social structures, apologizing, or making reparations to anyone. They are, in short, the perfect people to love if you want to claim you love Jesus, but actually dislike people who breathe. Prisoners? Immigrants? The sick? The poor? Widows? Orphans? All the groups that are specifically mentioned in the Bible? They all get thrown under the bus for the unborn."

Methodist Pastor David Barnhart

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Mark Collen 2022-05-27 11:01pm - No Email - Logged IP:


That is a uniquely perceptive take on that that the right term for it...? ;)

If you know Pastor Barnhart, please pass along my enthusiastic appreciation for his finely-focused & well-thought-out contribution to the topic.

The dude is not only smart -- he's apparently impervous to being stereotyped lol.

Thanks again for taking the time to post that.

You & he both seem diligent in your commitment to concentrate your attention effectively on your respective objects of attention & effort...

In appreciation I offer the following clip of a tune that in fact celebrates the hard-working, uh, working man. ;)

Its totally unsurprising title? Is "Working Man."

Thanks again!

(Yah, that's me doing the tune.)

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