Monday, August 3, 2015


Our morally bankrupt societal values have been exposed in recent days by two front page stories: 1] The Senate vote today on the defunding of Planned Parenthood, the response to a series of unsettling videos exposing the group’s little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers, and 2] The killing of Cecil, the African lion, in Zimbabwe, shot with an arrow by a Minnesota dentist who paid $50k to have the lion lured away from his protected preserve with meat mounted on the back of a truck.  Both revelations are deeply disturbing to say the least.  The detached and cavalier way that Planned Parenthood spokespersons talked about the harvesting of aborted human infant organs for profit was stomach turning.  The flagrant violation of hunting laws intended for the protection of endangered species by a trophy-hunting narcissist is pathetic.  I would hope that every Christ-follower has righteous indignation over both stories.
But here is the more troubling thing to me about these two stories: There is far more outrage over the death of Cecil the lion than the deaths of tens of millions of infants.  Today we will struggle to get the needed 60 votes in the Senate to defund Planned Parenthood while, at the same time, the image of Cecil the lion is being projected onto the Empire State Building.  And, my guess is that at the end of the day Planned Parenthood will continue to receive their half billion dollar government subsidy to continue their war on the unborn while the death of Cecil the lion will continue to be mourned by the masses who fail to acknowledge the sad irony. 
Pray with me… Father God, the farther we drift from your Presence, the farther we drift from your Word, the farther we drift from the love and grace of Jesus, the more we push back on the convicting power of Your Spirit… the more confusing and complicated life becomes.  Restore us to yourself by the renewing of our minds and transformation of our lives.  In the Name of Jesus, amen.

Pastor Ken

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