Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
This guy lacks the intellectual rigor to preach Christian morality. “If it feels good, do it” appears nowhere in the Gospels and that’s the basis of the abortion problem.
If we encourage young people to have sex, some will get pregnant. If we make marriage optional and divorce a matter of whim, there’s low probability a pregnant young woman can look forward to a stable future with the baby’s father helping her raise their child. If we insist young women must go to college to have careers, the pregnant ones facing an unstable family life burdened with a child, will feel compelled to terminate the pregnancy by abortion. At that point, it does no good to say “abortion is a matter of personal choice” because the deck already is stacked to create the predictable outcome.
The chain of moral failures started in the backseat of the boyfriend’s car. That’s where the preacher ought to focus. He’s abdicating his moral responsibility to the unwed mother and to her unborn child. He’s not an evangelist, he’s a hedonist. Oh, and he’s against Trump. How could I have predicted that?
It’s pretty much a 1:1 correlation.