Charles Finney, the youngest of 15 children, became one of the most influential evangelists in the Second Great Awakening. He was a professor of Oberlin College in Ohio, and became its second president. He was a leader in the slavery abolitionist movement, frequently denouncing slavery from the pulpit. He wasn't content to simply regulate it. He wanted to abolish it, being convinced from Scripture and reason that slavery was sinful and against the will of God.
Ben Carson's wholehearted endorsement of pro-gay-marriage and pro-abortion candidate Monica Wehby is utterly heart-breaking.
Jesus said that as we treat the least of these, that's how we treat Him, and that's how we are going to be judged (Matt.25). Pro-lifers consider the preborn to the "the least" in our culture - the most defenseless, helpless human beings threatened with suffering and death. To our culture, they are.
But who are "the least" to pro-lifers?
We publicized a poll several months ago and found the results fascinating. The poll question read:
Mississippi passed a law that would have put the last remaining abortion clinic in the state out of business, by simply requiring that abortionists have hospital-admitting privileges. In April, a federal judge overruled the law, keeping the abortion clinic in business. DOES THIS JUSTIFY SECESSION?
What is the target? "Liberty and Justice for All." Shouldn't pro-life leaders at least aim for it?
On the website of the Ohio Right to Life, they celebrate that late term abortions decreased 30% in Ohio since the passage of their late-term abortion ban in 2011. However, overall abortions went up! That's not much to celebrate.