Thursday, July 16, 2015
Facebook Blocks Pastor's Comments About Planned Parenthood
Russell Moore is the president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Freedom Committee.
Dr. Moore says, "I must admit I was speechless for close to an hour after seeing the video in which Planned Parenthood's top doctor is selling body parts of aborted children."
Russell Moore then did what leaders are supposed to do--Lead.
He wrote an article about this newest revelation of Planned Parenthood's barbarism---writing from a pastor's perspective. The article was sent to the 15.74 million Southern Baptists in America and to their 46,125 churches. And others. I got it and I'm not a Southern Baptist.
It was also posted to Facebook.
Facebook immediately blocked the article, saying they had determined it was "abusive."
Not the acts committed by Planned Parenthood, but the pastor's reporting of it was "abusive."
Why did not one Republican Washington State Senator oppose the recent state budget, even though it funds Planned Parenthood with about $5.5 million?
And which 6 Republican State Representatives did refuse to vote for it?
Because of pressure from the public, Facebook later "unblocked" the article.
It's interesting that Facebook's first response was to kill the story in light of what is actually allowable on Facebook.
It's also interesting that although the story is in most major newspapers, Facebook deemed the reporting of it from a pastor's perspective, "abusive."
Dr. Moore says at first, he thought it was one of those "hoax" stories that regularly show up on the Internet. "After a few calls to respected figures in the pro-life community though who confirmed the accuracy of the video, I was speechless again," he says.
Moore says, "If this does not shock the conscience, what will?"
He says, "It is not only that infants, in their mother's womb, are deprived of their lives, but also that their corpses are desecrated for profit."
The Washington Post, along with other newspapers, ran an article seemingly intended to diminish the shock factor a bit. This act is so barbaric, that it is very difficult to make it anything other than what it is.
The Post admits that body parts are being harvested by Planned Parenthood, but repeatedly refers to "sharing that tissue with scientists." They emphasized the term "fetal research."
And, of course, they carry Planned Parenthood's explanation of how PP is committed to scientific research and they only harvest body parts with permission, etc.
The unborn child, of course, does not get a vote.
Russell Moore says, "For years, many of us have called on government leaders to see to it that no tax payer's funds, of any kind, go to Planned Parenthood."
He says, "Is it not clear that these are not health care providers, but pirates and grave robbers of those who have no graves?"
As we have often said, Planned Parenthood is the face of evil. This is one more reveal as to what is really behind the mask.
Why do Christians or social conservatives continue to vote for funding to Planned Parenthood?
Recently the abortion rights lobby held up congressional human trafficking legislation because it did not fund abortion.
It's now apparent---Abortion itself is the driver of human trafficking.
Washington State Republicans, last week, celebrated their leadership in reaching what they called a "bi-partisan victory" in finally passing a state budget.
They posted, "Session finale brings huge win, lasting achievements for Eastern Washington..."
However, Jason Overstreet, a former state legislator, noted on Facebook that in passing the celebratory budget, most state Republicans voted for the budget without a blink of the eye. A budget that funds Planned Parenthood to the tune of approximately $5.5 million.
Jason was asking, "Did your 'pro-life' legislator vote to approve this?"
This may be helpful:
Every single Republican State Senator voted for the budget that gave Planned Parenthood $5.5 million.
Every Republican State Representative voted for the $5.5 million to Planned Parenthood except 7.
The 7 representatives who voted "pro-life" on the budget are:
Sam Hunt- 22nd District
Brad Kilppert--8th District
Gina McCabe--14th District
Bob McCaslin--4th District
Elizabeth Scott--39th District
Matt Shea--4th District
These representatives should be thanked for keeping their promise and doing the right thing.
When the others come around seeking your money and your vote, reaffirming they are pro-life, you may ask for an explanation. I'm sure they will have one.
The question is, will it be satisfactory to you?
This is difficult for me personally because many of these elected officials in the state are my friends. With some, there is a long history of friendship.
But it's time to get real with how we vote, and whom we support---and how those whom we elect vote on critical biblical, moral issues.
Moore says, "What we see in this instance is what has always been true of Planned Parenthood. Mammon worship in collision with the image of God, and the image is sacrificed on the altar of profiteering."
Russell Moore says, "It is time for the re-born to stand up for the un-born."
Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.