“Doctor” Willie Parker is a disgrace as a physician, and he has definitely got God’s attention. Parker is an abortionist. He flies from his home in Chicago to Jackson, Mississippi, to kill babies at that state’s last death factory.
Parker’s face has been all over the liberal blogosphere and media, from Slate to Salon to ThinkProgress as the plaintiff in the suit to overturn Mississippi’s HB1390, which simply requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at an area hospital. Federal judge Daniel P. Jordan blocked the law last year with an injunction, and the state has appealed to the 5th Circuit Court, which has not issued a ruling. I am praying that the injunction will be overturned and Mississippi will become abortion-free.
There are so many reprehensible and evil things about abortion, but Parker’s latest statement has to be the “evilest” I’ve heard.
“In listening to a sermon by Dr. Martin Luther King, I came to a deeper understanding of my spirituality, which places a higher value on compassion,” Parker recounted in an interview with the New Jersey Star-Ledger. “King said what made the good Samaritan ‘good’ is that instead of focusing on would happen to him by stopping to help the traveler, he was more concerned about what would happen to the traveler if he didn’t stop to help. I became more concerned about what would happen to these women if I, as an obstetrician, did not help them.”
“…it became this conviction of compassion in a spiritual sense of the deepest level of love that you can have for another person, that you can have compassion for their suffering and you can act to relieve it.”
This is stunning in its attribution of sin to God. Such a quote might be expected of Tomás de Torquemada as he flayed the skin from a Rabbi’s face in order to save his soul.
Before I was a Christian, I believed I could personally be against abortion but for a woman’s right to choose. That was a pretty cowardly position since, being a man, I could never face the choice myself. Once I accepted Christ and His teachings, I could no longer hold that belief. In fact, I had to become anti-abortion. Pro-life doesn’t cover it for me. It’s like saying “pro-good”—it’s not enough, I have to also be “anti-evil”.
If I know anything, I know that God is anti-evil. Statements such as Willie Parker’s get God’s attention because God is righteous.
Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand? And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
“Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. [Matthew 12:25-32]
I will continue to pray for Willie Parker, because he has committed a great sin, greater than even the murder of the innocent. He has attributed the works of the devil to God, and for that, there is no forgiveness.