I’m amazed by how often society fixates on shiny objects and completely ignores things that matter. This week, the shiny object was Cecil the Lion.
I’m sure Planned Parenthood is very happy about Cecil. Instead of talking about the little shop of horrors PP has been running for years, the media is talking about the evils of lion hunting. Instead of investigating what laws Planned Parenthood has broken, the media is digging into the past of the dentist who shot Cecil. At this point, I’m not entirely convinced Planned Parenthood didn’t pay that dentist to create a diversion.
Folks, I am so very sorry about what happened to Cecil. I really am. I love animals, and I cringe to see them treated cruelly. But something is wrong with society when we freak out over one dead lion and don’t freak out over millions of dead babies.
See, we don’t want to talk about Planned Parenthood because it makes us “uncomfortable.” It makes us wince to see how far down the slippery slope of morality we have gone. So we bury our heads in the sand and hope that all the evil will go away by itself.
Today, we look back at the German citizens who silently accepted the Holocaust and condemn them. We ask how they could be so numb, so uncaring, that they would do nothing to stop the evil.
Ladies and gentlemen, I submit to you that we are no better than they. As Owen Strachan argued this morning, this is our Auschwitz. As taxpayers, our money has been given to these doctors of death to pay them for their unspeakably evil acts. Willingly or not, we have paid for the slaughter and dismemberment of unborn children. We have blood on our hands.
We simply cannot be silent and passively accept evil. We must stand up, speak out, and change our culture. We may not be able to defund Planned Parenthood while this President is in office, but there are so many other things we can do.
As one of my good friends pointed out yesterday, “It’s still a victory if you can inspire someone not to have an abortion because they are repulsed by these videos.” He’s right. Because even if Planned Parenthood is completely defunded, women will still be able to get abortions. And while I pray that I will see the day abortion is outlawed, that’s not going to happen anytime soon. So until it does, our focus should be on saving unborn lives, one baby at a time.
And as Christians, we should pray. Pray for the women who see a baby as an inconvenience. Pray for the abortionists whose consciences are so desensitized to evil. Most of all, pray for our nation that we will begin to respect and protect all lives. Because all lives really do matter.
But I think the lives of millions of unborn babies should matter a little bit more than the life of Cecil the Lion.