Blasphemy: Protestant Pastor Uses Parable of the Sower to Encourage Abortion
life into the world. When the baby is desired, it's the couple who creates new life; when the baby is unwanted, it's the couple who must not be forced to sustain a life they didn't want to create. In the latter instance, the "seed" has fallen on bad ground and should therefore be destroyed. In both cases, the Author of Life is not mentioned.
It's not life that is sacred to Westfox, but the power over life and death he believes should rest with each sexually active person, not with God. His creed is about control, not honoring life.
Nowhere in Westfox's exposition does he acknowledge the purpose of sex or the obligation to respect its life-giving nature and the marital relationship for which it was created. He says nothing of responsibility unless it's the responsibility we have to "not force life" into an unsuitable situation.
He states, "A truly pro-life theology means working for health care, employment, and other factors so that no one ever feels he or she cannot be a parent because the conditions aren't suitable and that we never force life into a situation that lacks one of the most fundamental ingredients of healthy ground - parents who are ready to love and welcome the child."
A convincing deception always contains valid truths, as this one does. Indeed, a truly pro-life theology does include proper health care, employment, community support, and many other factors. But Westfox builds his theology on a mirage of sand. He has no foundation because he denies the inherent dignity of every human being from the moment of conception. What good are health care and employment if you don't first protect the human person?
Regardless of circumstance, each child conceived has the right to live and be born. We are the recipients of each gift of new life; we are not the creators or the judges who can decide who lives and who must die.
Anyone unwilling to defend human life from the moment of conception has no pro-life theology. Westfox is stunningly deceived. His "reproductive choice" theology is not remotely pro-life. He is a mouthpiece for the culture of death, sadly feeding other weak souls this poisonous diet of sophistry. That he uses the Resurrection and the teachings of Christ to sell his snake oil is the worst kind of blasphemy.
Jennifer Hartline is a grateful Catholic, a proud Army wife and mother, and a happy chocoholic. She is a contributing writer for Catholic Online. Visit her online at Wake Up, Deborah! and MCH.
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