"Down in Wichita"

Gene Veith is one of evangelicalisms best thinkers. Dr. Veith is the Provost and Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College and the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary. He also contributes regularly to World Magazine and Tabletalk.

In a recent blog post Dr. Veith brings his typical clarity and precision to the issue of abortion. One of the things that stood out to me in this particular post was his mention of George Tiller the notorious abortionist in Wichita. Dr. Veith writes:

Down in Wichita, Kansas, there is a physician by the name of George Tiller. On his website he boasts that he has already performed 60,000 abortions, mostly late-term, and week after week he is killing 100 more unborn babies.

Dr. Tiller does not think of these fetuses as clusters of cancerous cells. He knows they are human because he baptizes some of them before he incinerates them in his own crematorium. You don’t baptize non-humans. Dr. Tiller knows that. He is a practicing Lutheran. His former congregation,Holy Cross of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, excommunicated him as an unrepentant sinner. But the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, which belongs to the ELCA, communes him.

Did I mention that he kills 100 human beings every week and has already done away with 60.000? Sixty thousand! In Nuremberg they hanged some fiends for murdering less than 60 –zero point one percent of Tiller’s toll.

Perhaps this little tale will give even non-believers pause if they have not discarded their conscience, known to Christians as the law God has written upon every man’s heart. One day, of this I am certain, this will indeed result in collective shame – and God knows what other horrible consequences.

You can read the entire post HERE.

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