Blog Template Theology of the Body: ECUSA Priestess: Abortion is a Blessing, and our work is not done

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

ECUSA Priestess: Abortion is a Blessing, and our work is not done

Just before Holy Week, the new dean of Harvard's Episcopal Divinity School (which farms out chaplains to many of the most prestigious boarding schools and Protestant ministry centers on university campuses) led her audience in a chant of "abortion is a blessing, and our work is not done!"... before concluding with these words:

I want to thank all of you who protect this blessing - who do this work every day: the health care providers, doctors, nurses, technicians, receptionists, who put your lives on the line to care for others (you are heroes -- in my eyes, you are saints); the escorts and the activists; the lobbyists and the clinic defenders; all of you. You're engaged in holy work.

You can find the full text of her sermon here, where Damian Thompson has provided some typically bang-on commentary:
"Do not, please, make the mistake of assuming that she is an unrepresentative extremist: liberal Anglicans in America are among the most fervent supporters of abortion in the world, outstripping even atheists in their enthusiasm for this gruesome procedure."

Our Anglican/ECUSA brothers and sisters in Christ, who are joined by God's grace to other Christians in the Catholic Church, have long since denounced the Catholic Church's understanding of herself, of the world, and of their own attenuated communion with the Body of Christ. It should thus come as no surprise that some of their most prolific representatives in the most elite arenas are lately making public pronouncements which, frankly, come from the pit of Hell. It should also come as no surprise that the leaders of their common ecclesial communion, including local bishop figures and Rowan Williams himself, have to date uttered no public reprimand on point. As long as Christ's people do not take their part in His Body for the vigilant resistance to which they have been called, the enemy of every soul will continue to pursue and conquer like the roving lion that he is, in spite of the most well-intentioned individual protests.
To my Anglican/ECUSA/Lutheran brothers and sisters in Christ, who remain in full communion with those who make such statements, and to all who offer their support by their tacit assent and solidarity: this is demonic.