Your thinking, Fred, is convoluted if you think Dr. Dobson said that the defenseless young children gunned down in their elementary school were ruthlessly slaughtered due to God's judgment on our wayward country! That is most definitely not what he meant. We cannot continue to live in outright rebellion to God, and His precepts, and expect to continually be blessed by Him as a nation. That is what Dr. Dobson was saying. There are natural laws that govern this world, and we are reaping the consequences of rejecting Jesus, King of kings and Lord of lords. We are reaping the expected consequences of not surrendering our allegiance to Him as Master and Saviour. You are knowingly misleading your readers, and they are relishing every false nugget. You are well aware that they want more reason to hate on Dr. Dobson, and you seem to delight in providing them with hateful, intolerant, judgmental, false information. As a Christian, how do you feel free to slam such a righteous man as Dr. Dobson? Where's your brotherly love? How can you say that the Newtown massacre was any more horrific than is our unrelenting American holocaust of abortion that has killed over 54 million humans? Granted, there are differences between the two atrocities. The massacre took place in a public setting for our entire nation to be made aware of, not tucked covertly away, like abortion, under cover of darkness, in an abortion mill. Had this diabolical deed gone unreported to the general public, just like abortion is, we would not all be outraged, for we would not know about it, just like we are not made aware of the evil daily perpetration of the violent slaughtering of unborn humans. Reporting opposed to lack of reporting is pertinent to understanding how these two situations differ. Pathetically, the ruthless slaughtering of the unborn is not something that is reported much at all. If it is reported, it is done so in a manipulative way so as to brainwash people. This brainwashing has been going on for decades now, and unthinking, uncaring, immature individuals who irresponsibly care more about their right to "free love" than they do about the lives of the most defenseless among us, have allowed themselves to be bamboozled by such poison. Those lies that are perpetrated upon the American people that not all life is valuable are what's rotting our hearts, minds and souls, Fred. That evil MUST stop! The massacre was seen as wrong by all, while abortion is viewed as right according to law. Just because something is legal does not make it right. The families of the 20 children, whose lives were snuffed out last Friday, were blessed with time to get to know them. TIME. The families of aborted babies are not afforded the gift of time in the presence of their children. TIME spent together is a main difference between the deaths of babies and the deaths of older children. They are all wanted by someone! The main difference, of course, is that the 20 children who died too soon had worth attributed to their lives. Babies in the womb do not, according to the heinous law of our faltering nation. How diabolical for those bent on spreading the poison of abortion to cause naive females to believe there is absolutely nothing wrong with choosing to have their own babies killed in their safe havens. That is the epitome of evil. The deep sadness that will inevitably come due to the killing of one's own flesh and blood is one that will never go away, just like the sadness that will never leave the families egregiously wounded at Sandy Hook. Unborn babies, whether allowed the dignity of their right to life, or violently killed in what's meant to be their safest haven of nurturing on earth, are actual babies, actual children. For a mother to do something so against nature as to have her own child ripped from her womb is the most unnatural of acts.
My daughter's baby girl was born still at full term. The morning she delivered her much-anticipated, much-loved daughter, we were on our merry way rejoicing to the birthing center, hearts full of delight about a new member joining our family. Within minutes of our arrival, it was discovered that Lily's tiny heart that had been beating strongly and steadily for 40 weeks was beating no more. With that devastating news, it was if the life was sucked out of us as well. How could our hearts go on beating without her? How could the sun go on shining without her? How could the wind go on blowing without her? It was even difficult to breathe. We will never have, with our Lily, the blessing of time, like the families at Sandy Hook experienced with their children. We didn't get to hear her cry after delivery. We never gazed into Lily's blue eyes. We never heard her talk or laugh, or watch while she took her first steps. My daughter was not afforded the beautiful gift of breast-feeding her baby girl. We never felt her hugs or her kisses. We never got to celebrate even one birthday with our little flower. Along with the Sandy Hook families, we won't get to celebrate Christmas with our missing child. Just like them, we will not see Lily graduate, or marry or have children of her own. Like them, we have been forced to live with shattered dreams, and we will never forget the hopes we had for her. Lily's brief life was just as significant as each of the lives of the 20 children who were murdered at Sandy Hook. We will never stop missing her. Children are not supposed to die before their parents or grandparents. Death is such an unnatural robber, and it is difficult at any stage, any age, for any reason, anywhere in the world.
Dr. James Dobson cares deeply about children just as much as anyone else in this world, and more than many. He is not pretending anything. He is a genuine servant of Jesus. There is no pro-life rhetoric. It is truth. It is factual. It is simple. Life does begin at conception. Period. There is no distinction made between a new person just conceived or a six year old or a ninety-nine year old. Every single life has the exact same value in God's sight, for it is He that creates every life, and that is what counts! Every abortion that ends a sacred life developing in the womb does sadden me just as much as each of the lives ended on Friday. I am not pretending. Abortion is evil too. It sends the message that human life is not sacred at any stage of development. After all, we are just animals fighting for survival, right? Tragically, the legalization of abortion was born out of the teaching of atheistic evolution. The unfathomable repercussions of that egregious lie are many and far flung, like feathers in the wind. Common sense is no longer common. I am willing to stand with Dr. Dobson, for why should he take all of the heat?