I challenge Democrats on abortion, and I challenge Republicans on war and poverty. In a recent interview with Christianity Today, I said: "It's important for the Democrats to change the way they talk about a moral issue like abortion, to respect pro-life Democrats, to welcome them in the party, and to talk first about how they are going to be committed to really dramatically reducing unwanted pregnancies - not just retaining the legal option of abortion, which Democrats are going to do, because that's part of their plank." But I also said, "My hope is that Republicans can broaden their conversation about moral values beyond just abortion and gay marriage to poverty and the environment and the ethics of war."
I believe deeply that Christians must seriously be concerned about everything that threatens the lives of people created in the image of God. Abortion is important; war and economic justice are also important.
Hellooooo, why are so many of Blue Gal's heroes so long winded? My Cliff's Notes version:
IF WE CARE SO MUCH ABOUT THE UNBORN, WHY ARE WE SPENDING ALL THEIR MONEY?
STOP THE BUSH WAR DEFICIT AND INVEST IN EDUCATION.
As Blue Gal asks Alabamians under her breath all the time...Think you very much?
The problem is...most people DON'T think here. There's an impasse. Liberals think they're completely right and entertain no other viewpoint but their own and conservatives think they're right and entertain no other viewpoints but their own. Duh, tell us something we don't know already.ReplyDelete
That's what's been hard for me to do as a UU. Respect the worth and dignity of everyone, even those I really don't agree with (and those who call me a heretic/weirdo).