Friday, February 3, 2012

Abortion is Not "the Cure"

Many of you have heard by now heard about the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization first indicating that they would no longer be providing Planned Parenthood with grants and then reversing their decision and offering an apology. The apparent reason for Susan G. Komen for the Cure cutting funding was that Planned Parenthood is under investigation. It should also be noted that Planned Parenthood doesn’t provide mammograms, which is a very important service in the fight against breast cancer. So, abortions or no abortions, it makes sense that Susan G. Komen for the Cure would spend their money elsewhere. So why then did they first say that Planned Parenthood would not be funded and now they are saying it is a mistake. The answer seems clear. This is an abortion issue, not a breast cancer issue. Susan G. Komen for the Cure was receiving a lot of flak about supporting the primary abortion provide Planned Parenthood. The policy that cut funding to organizations that don’t provide mammograms was probably seen as a diplomatic way of cutting their ties to Planned Parenthood without Susan G. Komen for the Cure actually saying that they oppose abortion. But there is no neutral ground in the abortion debate and the Planned Parenthood political engine forced Susan G. Komen for the Cure to take a stand. Unfortunately, they took a stand for abortions instead of against them.

What I would like to say to Susan G. Komen for the Cure is this: Abortion is murder, it is not “the cure.” But as I stated in a letter that I am sending to their leadership, I very much doubt that statement will change their mind. Instead, I have asked them to consider the cold hard facts. Breast cancer kills about 40,000 people in the United States each year. In comparison, Planned Parenthood admits to killing 289,750 babies through abortion each year. To put that in perspective, Planned Parenthood kills 7.24 times as many people each year as Susan G. Komen for the Cure hopes to save by additional research and programs for breast cancer. Susan G. Komen for the Cure has some evil bedfellows. And while I doubtful Susan G. Komen for the Cure will reverse their decision again, that is exactly what I want them to do.

As for you who are reading this blog, I am asking you to join me in writing letters to Susan G. Komen for the Cure voicing our disapproval for their support for the primary abortion provider in America. Their address is below:

Susan G. Komen for the Cure
5005 LBJ Freeway Suite 250
Dallas TX 75244

What Do Angels Look Like?

Angels have wings. Some do anyway. We all know what they look like because we’ve seen so many pictures of angels. They always have these big wings sticking out of from their shoulders that are covered with feathers. How different that is from the image of the seraphims we see in Isaiah 6:2. They have six wings. Two are to cover their face. Two are to cover their feet. Two are for flying. Perhaps all could be used for flying, if they weren’t in the presence of God.

What I really find interesting is that the word used for this six winged creature is also used for a venomous serpent. It is sometimes translated as dragon. How very different that seems than a beautiful woman with dove’s wings strapped to her back. I suspect that these creatures look more like a flying reptile than they do the images of angels we see.

But some angels have the appearance of men. I don’t know that these have the ability to fly. Why would they need to climb Jacob’s ladder if they could fly? I suspect they don’t, but if they did, I doubt they would have feathers on their wings. I would imagine that their wings would be more like bats’ wings, only bigger.