Goshen News, Goshen, IN

February 1, 2013

Are we a nation of hypocrites?

— What makes us what we are in America? When beautiful children are murdered in a school, we rise up in holy anger and demand gun control and declare that we demand justice. But when mothers and medical personnel murder babies in abortion we remain as a nation completely silent. Where is our cry in holy anger that those who cause such tragedy be held accountable?

I love babies and children. What is the difference between school-age children being murdered and innocent babies who cannot defend themselves being murdered in the millions in America? Is there a double standard in America and in our own hearts? Why does a president who wants to secure the safety of our living children not also want to ensure the safety of our unborn children?

In our country we pile stuffed animals, trinkets and flowers on memorials in memory of those we loved in life. It is good that we show our remorse, but a question comes to mind when money is short in our present economy: What if we spent that money to help the living, since we can do nothing for those who are dead? Could we not buy food to feed the hungry and purchase clothes for those who are naked and give financial aid to those who have lost their homes and belongings in tragedies of life. We all know that there is a day coming when as a nation we will be held responsible for all of our actions. Are we hypocrites? May God help us each one.

— The Rev. Louis H. Showers