I was flabbergasted! Simply astonished that anyone, let alone "clergy" could be either as blatantly dishonest or, if you'll pardon the expression, just plain stupid enough to put something like this out there! Labeling themselves as "Clergy For Choice" they offer these comforting thoughts,
"We are religious leaders who value all human life. We accept that religions differ about when life begins. We are here to help. We believe that human life is holy. That's why we believe in your right to choose to be a parent or not."Is it just me or do they seem not to realize that the issue of when life begins has actually been settled. SO then, you really have to ask yourself if they actually do believe that human life is holy. Lets look at a sampling of the 40 "Prayer Intentions" they list in their brochure:
Day 2: Today we pray for compassionate religious voices to speak out for the dignity and autonomy of women.
...and for all human life, that should be regarded as "holy"?
Day 3: Today we pray for our daughters and granddaughters, that they will always know the power of making their own good decisions.
...and what of the daughters, sons, granddaughters and grandsons that were never given the opportunity?
Day 14: Today we pray for Christians everywhere to embrace the loving model of Jesus in the way he refused to shame women.
...the same Jesus whose Father knew all us all before we were formed in the womb?
Day 17: Today we pray for increased financial support for low income women to access contraception, abortion, and childcare.
...why is it that adoption seems to be a glaring omission here?
Day 20: Today we pray for the families of yesteryear who still mourn the loss of their mothers, sisters, and aunts due to illegal abortion.
...and of the 53+ million innocents slaughtered since Roe v. Wade?
Day 22: Today we pray for an end to all violence against abortion providers.
...the logical inconsistency is overwhelming...
Day 23: Today we give thanks for the strong women in our lives who have given us examples of good decision-making.
...Yes, Thanks for having the strength to give birth to me Mom!
Day 29: Today we pray that all women will know that they are created in the image of God, good and holy, moral and wise.
...see day 20 and day 22 for a response to this one...amazing!
Day 31: Today we pray for all discrimination against women to cease.
...including those in the womb...
Day 36: Today we pray for the families we’ve chosen. May they know the blessing of choice.
...families are a gift from God, the sooner we realize that, the sooner we'll realize that the blessing IS the GIFT...
Day 38: Today we pray for a cloud of gentleness to surround every abortion facility. May everyone feel calm and loving.
...a cloud of gentleness, everyone feeling calm and loving, with only the sound of the suction to disturb us...
Day 39: Today we pray for a contagious love to overflow from our spirits.
...if this ACTUALLY happens all the Planned Parenthood clinics would all spontaneous start closing...
last but not least...
Day 40: Today we give thanks and celebrate that abortion is still safe and legal.
...and I was like...