Let’s get this straight. Even though abortion is not mentioned in the Bible, it is obvious to these conservatives that not only should Christians not get one; the government should bar anyone from obtaining one. However, when the deep concern for the poor is commonly located in the same sacred text, it means absolutely nothing in regard to policy making. It is just a suggestion for individuals….
From my study, I’d guess that Jesus wouldn’t be shouting out at debates that if people needed health care but didn’t buy it privately, we should just “let them die.”
~ Barry Lynn, The Washington Post, September 28
Lynn is a United Church of Christ minister, lawyer, and the Executive Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
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