“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Friday, August 7, 2015

PRO-LIFE VOTER PROTEST IN A GENERAL ELECTION

As we move toward a general election in Canada, the options are
morally bankrupt egotist Justin Trudeau
limited indeed. The Liberals under leader Justin Trudeau are a radical pro-abortion party. Trudeau has said that any person wanting to run for Parliament under the Liberal banner must be "pro-choice" for a woman's freedom to kill her unborn child. That eliminates devout Catholics and most evangelical Christians. At the other end of the life-spectrum, in February of 2013, the Liberal Party adopted an official party policy favouring assisted suicide. 



NDP leader Thomas Mulcair
Unrestricted abortion & assisted suicide
The New Democratic Party (NDP), the socialist option, has long been in favour of abortion and assisted suicide. Prominent NDP, and MP for Halifax, Megan Leslie, has gone so far as to  assert that assisted suicide is a legitimate part of palliative care. 
Conservative Prime Minister
Stephen Harper 


The Conservatives are the closest to a party worth supporting, but even they far short. Prime Minister Harper refuses to reopen the abortion issue: the killing continues across Canada at taxpayer expense. 


In February of 2015, the Canadian Supreme Court struck down Canada's laws against assisted suicide and gave Parliament 52 weeks to get with the times and put legislation in place to allow assisted suicide for sick, disabled or depressed Canadians. The Prime Minister could invoke the constitutional "Not withstanding clause", but it has rarely been used and his track record indicates he will not use it -- even on something so crucial to protecting vulnerable people and the sanctity of human life.

What is an incurably ill and disabled Canadian (like me) who believes in the sanctity of human life to do? I believe that universal human rights applies to all humanity. That's what the word universal means.

I believe in equal protection of all human life. If healthy and
disabled suicidal people get suicide prevention counselling and care (as they should) then the same should apply to suicidal disabled, sick and depressed people. 

Is there any leader who will stand up for equality, care and protection of all Canadian human life? Is there any person who will not cower and cave under the glaring spotlights of the mainstream media so committed to the prevailing culture of death, under the guise of "choice"? I hope so but fear not. What then shall I do?

Well, first and foremost, I am a Christian. My loyalty rests with the Lord of Life,[1] not any Party for death, or is willing to stand idly by while vulnerable human life is snuffed out.  

I will humbly bow before God rather than snap to attention before any politician or political party. If the laws of my nation are contrary to the Word of God, then I choose to align myself with God's Word, the laws of nature and nature's God. My real citizenship is in the kingdom of heaven before my temporal Canadian citizenship.

If no candidate will resolutely stand for the natural dignity and
worth of every human life, what should I do? I would rather spoil my ballot on voting day by writing "No pro-Life candidate" across it, take a picture with my i-phone and post online and Tweet to all party leaders, and media. (If masses of voters did this, imagine the message it would send!). The other option would be to refuse my ballot and ask that my reason be recorded. 

If candidates for Member of Parliament in my constituency will not stand unequivocally for the care and protection of all human life, even in the face of withering party discipline, then he/she is unfit for public office, regardless of what else they stand for. 

To whom much is given much is required.[2]

Mark 
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[1] John 1.4.
[2] Luke 12.48.

2 comments:

Audrey Laferriere said...

Thank you for telling me that no political party is saying that they are pro-life. A

Hammerson Peters said...

Thanks for this article, Mark. It's a sad state of affairs.

Here is a relevant early Christmas present. Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRoAJVtzOqk