Can you hear the silence? - A commentary by Bryan Kemper
One hundred and fifty-two years ago, nine men sat upon a bench that was designed to bring equal justice under law to all Americans and disgraced their office. They lifted themselves above God Almighty and declared that Black people were not fully human. This atrocity is something we teach in our schools as one of the darkest moments in American history.
Thirty- six years ago, nine men sat upon a bench that was designed to bring equal justice under law to all Americans and disgraced their office. They lifted themselves above God Almighty and declared that pre-born babies were not fully human. This atrocity is something we teach in our schools as one of the greatest moments in American history.
These two devastating acts ushered in two very dark and tragic chapters of American history. These decisions have been responsible for the death of millions of Americans and have brought shame on our nation. One of these chapters was brought to a close long ago, while the other is still open and still stains our nation's streets with the blood of innocents.
So here we are thirty- six years later and still almost 4,000 babies are killed every day in our country. That is 1,200,000 little baby boys and girls taken from the safety of their mother's womb every year in the name of choice.
It is hard to imagine these numbers sometimes. They just seem so unreal. Let's look at a recent event that has caused the whole world to react. A few years ago the tsunamis in southern Asia claimed over 140,000 lives in one day. The devastation there has brought an outpouring of humanitarian relief and aid that is unlike anything this world has probably ever seen.
140,000 lives lost. That is equal to about 35 days of abortion. That would be about 11 tsunamis hitting America with equal loss of life every year. We would have had to have over 396 tsunamis hit our shores since January 22, 1973, all with equal loss of life to match how many children have been killed by surgical abortion alone.
Where is the outpouring of humanitarian aid for this loss of life? Where are all the news stories about people who are trying to figure out ways to avoid this holocaust? Where are God's people 36 years later? What are we waiting for?
As the people in Southern Asia fled from the tsunami and were rescued, as they clung to floating objects and trees, they were able to cry out for help. The children that will die today from abortion are not able to cry out. They need a voice. They need action.
I know this generation is capable of action as they have embraced the social justice movement. We have recognized so much suffering in the world and are crying out for justice. With all of the outpouring of love and humanity; why have we still forgotten the most vulnerable of all human life? We must take this social justice passion to the next level; we must recognize that social justice begins in the womb.
Listen carefully. Can you hear it? Can you hear the deafening silence of 1/3 of this generation is about to die? Will you be a voice for the voiceless? Will you break the silence? Will you take action?
For Christ I stand,