Does a bunch of good make up for a little bit of bad? Would you eat very good brownies with just a little bit of poop in them? Why we need to #defundplannedparenthood.
Imagine I’m pulling a freshly baked pan of brownies out of the oven. The sweet, warm smell of cocoa and steam wafts through the kitchen. I am proud of these brownies. They are only made of the very best ingredients: Organic, fresh ground wheat (of the ancient variety), pastured eggs and butter, fair-trade, organic cocoa, pure, non-gmo cane sugar, and just a pinch of fresh poop.
“Fresh poop?” you ask.
Why yes, it’s just a little…you won’t even notice. It makes up such a small part of the brownies that it’s really no big deal. After all, the rest of the ingredients are so pure and wonderful!
Do you eat it?
My dad asked me this question when I was 13 and wanted to see a movie that had some inappropriate parts. I was not amused at the time. But there’s wisdom there.
Does a lot of good make up for a little bit of bad? Can we turn a blind eye to something bad, in the name of all the good it does?
Ya’ll, there’s poop in our brownies and most people just don’t care.
What is the poop? It’s sin. Ugly, nasty, gaping sin.
“But what is it doing in my brownies?” you ask.
Well I’m glad you asked. I’m not really sure. I mean poop has always been around, but somewhere along the way we just started to accept it, and now it’s just a regular part of the recipe. When you offer it to friends and tell them what’s in it, you even get offended if they refuse to eat it.
“Psshhhh, what stuck-up foodies! Everyone knows that poop is not bad for us, you’re an extremist if you are still refusing to eat poop. Besides, it’s such a small part of the recipe it really shouldn’t matter. Get a grip on it and join the 21st century. “
Some people won’t even acknowledge it’s poop and will go to extremes to justify its use.
“It’s not poop, it’s a by-product of simple digestion. We’re actually saving the world by eating it. What a shame to leave all that poop to just rot in the sewer. In fact, if you don’t eat poop, then you must hate the world.”
It’s time to stop eating the brownies. I know it’s hard when everyone else is doing it. But you can make your own poopless brownies. You may be ridiculed for it. You may be called an extremist or even a hater of all brownie eaters.
But we need to call it like it is:
- Truth is truth and sin is sin.
- Abortion is murder. Murder is a sin.
- There is love and forgiveness and mercy and grace for people who have had abortions and for people who have performed abortions. Jesus already paid the price for that sin (and all others), we just need to accept that free gift. This article is not in anyway meant to be a judgement towards you. You are unconditionally loved by the mighty God of the universe.
- Planned Parenthood does offer a lot of other services, but no amount of good can cover up the bad.
- The same goes for us. That’s why we need God. No matter how many good actions we do, they will never be enough to pay the price for our sins.
- If Planned Parenthood was defunded, there is no perfect solution to meet the needs of the women who go there. We live in a messy, poopy world. Sometimes cleaning up poop makes a bigger mess before it gets clean. Sometimes there is no perfect solution, but in the name of truth we have to stand for what we know is right. We have to defend the helpless, the voiceless, and the innocent.
- If you are a Christian, then it’s time to step up. Let’s start reaching out to these mamas. And mamas who are considering abortion, reach out for help. You don’t have to do this on your own. Find a church family, call an adoption agency, go to prolifeacrossamerica.org and look at the resources they can offer.
- If you are pregnant with a baby whom you already know won’t live for very long – then give that baby the dignity of birth. Yes it hurts. Yes it’s excruciating on every level. But given the choice of dying in the arms of a mother or dying by being chopped into pieces, which would you choose? And contrary to popular belief, there are people who will adopt terminally ill babies.
- Adoption is another beautiful and painfully selfless option. Oh my heart beats for the day we get to adopt. You know why? Because the Bible tells us that children are a REWARD and a GIFT from Him (Psalm 127:3). It also calls us to look after the father-less (James 1:27).
Abortion isn’t the only proverbial poop in the brownie. In fact, our culture has increasingly accepted sin as normal. It’s glorified, legalized, and justified by the majority. But as Christians we can’t just stand by quietly. We have to be a voice for the voiceless. We have to love the world with the heart of Christ. (This means the mamas and their babies!)
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.” Proverbs 31:8-9
Speak the truth, my friends. Even when the world screams you’re wrong.