“Look at the birds of the air. . . . Are you not much more valuable than they?”
“How much more valuable is a person than a sheep!”
Western civilization is going off the rails. Not surprisingly, it’s the mainstream media helping us jump the tracks.
I totally get the public outrage over the killing of Cecil the Lion, but I sure don’t get the sound of crickets when it comes to Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of fetal body parts for sale on the black market.
Maybe the networks are trying to kill the story by ignoring it. When they do finally say something, it’s riddled with tripe from the spinmeisters at Planned Parenthood. “The videos are fake,” they say. “They’re heavily edited!” Really? Is that the best you can do?
Actually it’s this grisly organization that’s faking it. They hacked their own website to manufacture a backlash. They claim the videos are distortions and misrepresentations. All the while a deaf and devious White House parrots their talking points. That’s how the game is played. Most people know it’s rigged, but the riggers feign ignorance for the camera. It’s performance art for the addle-brained.
“Oh, but Planned Parenthood does some good things, too.” Maybe. But that’s like saying O.J. Simpson was a good running back. So what? Nicole Brown Simpson is still dead, and her family has been devastated because of his butchery. The trail of blood from Planned Parenthood’s doorstep is much longer than O.J.’s.
For the most part, the Evangelical Left has been strangely silent, too, and they’re the ones who like to boast that they have a consistent life ethic. Really? Prove it. Say something. Say it loud. Say it strong. You’re always moralizing about leftist concerns. What about this? Cecil the Cat got your tongue? As Matt Walsh has said, sometimes it’s just easier to care about dead lions than about dead people.
Yes, God made the animals, and he did a fantastic job of it. The Old Testament law teaches that animals are to be cared for properly (Exod 20:10, 23:12) and protected from human boorishness (Exod 22:19, 23:19b; Lev 18:23). Proverbs 12:10 indicates that it’s “righteous” persons who “care for the needs of their animals.” Those who don’t care for them are acting immorally.
But Jesus taught—more than once—that human beings are “much more valuable” than animals (Matt 6:26; Luke 12:24). To argue with him on that point is to exchange the truth of God for a lie, and to worship created things rather than the Creator (Romans 1:25), in whose image people are made. This is why Jesus could carve up a Passover lamb (Luke 22:15), but he could never carve up a baby.
Joycelyn Elders, the Surgeon General of the United States under President Clinton, once scoffed, “We really need to get over this love affair with the fetus and start worrying about children.” Actually, we need to get over this love affair with the feline and start worrying about children—preborn children. Little humans. They never consented to being organ donors. God knows, the only cut they’ll ever receive is from the knife.
That should sting us all. The fact that it doesn’t is to our collective shame.
Lord, have mercy on us.