Guy Condon’s article in the June 24 issue, “You Say Choice, I Say Murder,” is long overdue. Prolife Americans need an aggressive response to proabortion America. We need to say we consist of evangelical Christians, Roman Catholics, Jews, atheists, African-Americans; we all unite to say abortion is murder, and we won’t rest until this killing stops.
Brian K. Anderson
The point of Condon’s article seems to be that prolife forces should use more acceptable language to gain a wider audience. He should also understand that good rhetoric needs to be good history as well. Until 1860, abortion was legal in this country under common law until quickening, the point at which a pregnant woman can feel the movements of the fetus. If Condon and others would be as factual as possible, it would help people like me who want to be visibly antiabortion, but are driven to a conditional prochoice position out of embarrassment over many antiabortion statements and harsh attitudes.
The day is coming when a generation will ask us why we didn’t break the law in order to save lives even as German citizens were asked after W.W. II why they permitted the murder of millions of Jews even though it was legal.
More marketing, less theology?
Your June 24 cover story, “Church Growth Fine Tunes Its Formulas,” makes the point that the church-growth movement is becoming widely accepted in conservative evangelical and mainline church circles. The connection between people in the pews and numbers of dollars is a very cold, hard reality in any church.
My concern with the movement is that it prompts the question, “What is the difference between the Christian church and any other business ...1
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