Last night, Christians from a number of churches showed up for the public hearing to encourage and admonish the members of the Board of Supervisors to not allow any zoning for businesses that would allow the killing of babies.
To the Board of Supervisors of Washington County, Virginia
Thank you for all the work you do for our county. My name is Laurence Windham. I pastor at Saint Peter Presbyterian Church and I am here representing my congregation with a few comments and some concerns.
In general, women in our culture have been mistreated and abused. They have suffered from living under, most of the time, a double standard. The biblical church understands that— and only the right understanding and practice of God’s Word will correct that.
Also, when a woman becomes unwillingly pregnant, that is a traumatic experience. A life altering event. We sympathize with that predicament. But compounding that with complicity in having the life of the child taken is unconscionable.
When you hear from those who identify as Pro-Choice…
They like to bring up the rights of women or ‘supposed’ women’s healthcare. They will attempt to scare you and shame you by mentioning extreme cases. These are used as redirections. The bottom line in all of these is that an innocent baby is killed.
They claim to champion the plight of women who experience unwanted pregnancies and that bringing the child to term will detrimentally affect their life. But the complicity in taking an innocent life is worse.
They will provide stirring and emotional rhetoric about: “not legislating what they can do with their body”. We are asking you to protect another person’s body; their unborn child. All of their arguments are attempted redirects of what is actually happening—a baby is being murdered.
They may threaten you with legal action or say that you do not have the legal right to decide on this issue. That does not stop you from standing firm and guarding our county from this great evil—corporations whose business is the killing of babies! We are asking you to do all that you can as a board member and as an individual to keep this great evil out of our county
God’s Word says:
“Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will he not repay every person according to their works?”
All of this has to do directly with what we believe about Jesus Christ.
If He is a fictional character, then everyone can do whatever they want, no harm, no foul. But, if Jesus Christ is the Savior and Lord of Heaven and Earth and of Washington County, Virginia, then the Bible tells us that we all will be held accountable for our actions.
Make the ordinance clear: No Abortions.
I know that this issue isn’t what you typically deal with. I’ve been present when you made decisions on the zoning a recycling business, an entertainment venue, and a parking facility for truckers.
All of those decisions were moral decisions, based upon a foundation of what the majority among you thought was right. Right for the county and right for the citizens of the county.
When it comes to the issue of allowing business into Washington County that would kill babies…the stakes are very high…I know that you want to be right on this one.
The morality, the rightness on this issue is the same for every issue, and that is, what does our Maker think?
Anyone reading the Bible knows that Jesus Christ is against our taking the life of anyone that has not committed a capital crime. Babies are innocent in this context.
I implore you to do what is right, not what is popular and not what is convenient.
At the end of the meeting I encourage you to be on the side of the angels..
The alternative is to leave with blood on your hands.