The chances that your children can grow to a healthy, moral person in this culture are very slim. We can’t blame it all on demonic forces, the ACLU, the Supreme Court, Hollywood or the Democratic Party. It is basically a failure of parents to control the environment in the home and the outside activities of their children.
Yes, we have very little control over a school system that provides condoms, takes your child to the abortion clinic without your knowledge and teaches them that homosexuality is acceptable. We have little control over the vile sexual debauchery that flows from Hollywood movies and TV programs and now the computer over the Internet. No wonder so many kids wind up sexually promiscuous.
America, great country that it still is, was not like this 60 years ago. Racism was the one great blotch on a basically decent nation. There were controls on Hollywood and people were generally circumspect in their utterances and actions. I did not even know about abortions. It all started to change in the late 50’s and early 60’s. Vulgar movies, hippies spewing their obscenities, pornography starting with PLAYBOY magazine, lost wars and finally a denial of the Lord Jesus that has resulted in a nation that has lost its soul.
The ultimate tragedy was the infamous 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade. (Please know that it was primarily the Republican Presidential Supreme Court Appointees that were responsible for this deadly assault on the unborn child.)
Former President Clinton, no friend of the babies, and his girlfriend has had one of the most devastating impacts to morality with their oral sex acts, making it popular with our teenagers. With Senators Ted Kennedy and John Kerry having led the Democrats in their fanatical support for abortion, I do not see a turn in the legislative area. There are some encouraging events, but the majority of the American people support abortion if you count those who won’t lift a hand or voice in protest. It’s now ‘AMERICA - MOM, APPLE PIE & ABORTION RIGHTS’. Now that we have President Obama, we are DOA in the USA.
There have been over 55 million abortions in the USA since 1973 — that many dead babies. In addition, there have been over thirty million women who have brought their child to the abortionist. Count the fathers of the babies, the grandparents and others in the family and you have a very large percentage of Americans who have been impacted by this legalized killing.
The mothers have been the ones who have suffered most with various maladies leading to post abortion stress. Many men and women have never found forgiveness from the Lord Jesus. To help them do so should be part of our ministry.
WHAT CAN WE DO TO REDUCE ABORTIONS?
FIRST, we must bring our own personal house in order. This is the prime responsibility of the Father. He, of course, must be clean in his life if he is going to instruct the family. He needs to council his daughter(s) about the nature of the male species. Let her know that boys are, maybe, a little higher level than a dog when it comes to sexual drives; that he has one thing in mind—to go as far as the girl will let him. In addition, the Fathers need to monitor the dress, or lack thereof, of their daughter(s). No short skirts, tight pants, revealing blouses, exposed midriff, Victoria Secrets, bikinis or provocative makeup. Sure there will be a lot of moaning and groaning, but kids want some discipline. Recently an article in the newspaper was discussing teenagers’ dress. Some of the girls said they did not want to look like a slut. This shows there are some teenagers who are aware of what is going on. If the father is absent, then the responsibility falls on the Mother. A few years ago a Youth Minister told me when he tried to enforce a decent dress code for his kids coming to church, he received a backlash from the mothers. ‘How dare you criticize my daughter’s dress!’ Consider the lower standard of dress in the church today - halters, t-shirts, sweats, jeans, flip-flops, etc.
SECOND, we need to have open communication and a deep love for our children. Are they able to approach you with problems without a blowup? One of the women who sidewalk counsels at the abortion clinic has had a number of abortions before coming to the Lord. When she was 13 years old, she was pregnant. Her mother took her to Dr.Fitzhugh’s abortion clinic because she, the mother, would be physically beaten by her husband if he found out the girl was pregnant.
Mothers OR fathers who let their embarrassment with a pregnant daughter lead themto force her to the abortion clinic should know the blood of those babies is on their hands, not her daughter’s.
Probably the biggest impediment for a child to seek help is when the parents are in combat or divorced. If they can’t get together, how is the child to know if help is available from them? Divorce is the big destroyer of the family; the children never get over it. Their sense of stability is gone.
We are in the fight for our lives. The blood of over 55 million children must be calling out to God. We Christians need to heed the Scripture that says - ‘Your own body does not belong to you. For God has bought you with a great price. So use every part of your body to give glory back to God, because He owns it.’
- By Greene Hollowell
Virginia Christian Alliance Board Member
Sanctity of Human Life