IT IS A SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUE!
I will tell you this honestly: I believe that a Gospel without hands and feet is impotent. I am an environmentalist. I also care deeply from the poor. I am so concerned for racial equality that my own mother accused me of not liking white people (that’s a weird flip huh?)…I am militantly supportive of public education. I believe that government must play a role in helping the poor…yada, yada, yada. This is my Apostle Paul moment for all you younger evangelicals: Are you concerned about the poor: I am more so. Do you care about the earth? I am greener. Do you believe that we must end oppression? I said it first. To all of you who think you have cornered the market on the trendy liberal Christian, please listen: You are not first, nor are you alone…but it your thinking you are somewhat misguided.
Abortion is a social justice issue: How can we with a straight face say we care at all about the poor, the ethnic, or the oppressed and then sit idly by while majority of abortions are performed on that social group? Abortion is not just murder, it is social and ethnic cleansing. The least “desirable” elements in our society are being weeded out pre-birth. If you have no moral grounding then you are fine with that…Hey good riddance. On the other hand if you follow Jesus this is what he meant by “the least of these…” Don’t cede the ground on this issue. It is true there are others, but none that must be pursued at the expense of this!