POLITICS OF PERSECUTION

In April, Hillary Clinton spoke at the Women In The World conference. From that conference came the following quote which has since become infamous: “Yes, we’ve cut the maternal mortality rate in half, but far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper. Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”

In all fairness, the site from which I pulled the quote makes the case that the quote is in the context of improving all sorts of health care issues for women and that Hillary’s support for abortion is well known. (http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-04-24/what-happens-when-hillary-clinton-talks-reproductive-health-on-the-trail) I believe the article is written by a supporter, if not of Hillary, at least of the liberal agenda including abortion. Such makes what the writer says true as far as it goes; but when she tries to make it seem as if Mrs. Clinton’s statement had nothing to do with abortion in America, she reveals naiveté at best and willing ignorance at worst.

Mrs. Clinton’s rhetoric has always been chilling; but here we have a statement, under the guise of improving health care for women around the world, that is nothing more than a campaign promise to her supporters here and a veiled threat to conservatives who may have to live under a more-liberal-than-Obama presidency, her’s or someone else’s.

Now this is not an article about politics itself or Hillary Clinton. It is, instead, an article about the threat she has made which is merely the next step in the chain of events that has led us to eat our own offspring. As with the homosexual agenda, which is not merely to gain the ability to be “married” but to force all conservative and religious conservative people to revel in the beauty of homosexual sexual relationships and all that they bring, the abortion agenda advancers will not be satisfied until they force us all to celebrate their ability to murder the unborn, no different than the Israelites’ sacrifice of their own children in the fire to Molech, Jeremiah 32:35.

Referring to abortion as “reproductive rights” remains a satisfying euphemism only to supporters (as does the term “abortion” itself) and to the manifestly ignorant. This language is nothing if not deceptive. Though 2 Peter 2:3 is referring to false prophets among Christians, such speech certainly would be expected from the ungodly as well. Notice how Mrs. Clinton equates abortion with “rights” and “laws”. To whom else could she be directing this statement?

What is so disconcerting, here, are these words, “And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.” Put aside the context of the remarks for one moment, and it is not hard to see the specter of renewed persecution washing over the United States under another ungodly presidency. Mrs. Clinton is telling those of us who consider ourselves Christians that we had better get used to the idea that she will use the full force of the law to make us stop obeying God rather than men, Acts 5:29.

With the ever-increasing lawlessness in America, rioting and racism but also sexual immorality and atheism; it seems to me that those who are trying to get everyone else to hate the Christians are not going to face a lot of resistance. Paul tells Timothy in 2Timothy 3:12, “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.” That persecution is coming unless a major sea change is enacted in this country. What this means for Christians is that we are going to face still more open and aggressive action to force acceptance of sin. The questions for all of us: are we ready and are we doing all we can to strengthen ourselves and teach those around us the gospel?

Some may ignore Mrs. Clinton’s statement. Some may dismiss it as the typical rhetoric of liberals, but when was the last time that a serious candidate for the presidency of the United States actually made a direct threat to quash the religious beliefs of Christianity upon which this country was founded and flourished when they clash with the religious beliefs of the new humanist/atheist/socialist government of this country? I cannot remember any. As a conservative asked not long ago, “How did we get to this point?” Maybe I’ll have opportunity to address that point in the future.

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