then we are running out of time
By J. Jeff Toler for Shenandoah Christian Alliance
This headline appeared just this last November 14 in the Dissenter: (formerly Reformation Charlotte) under the byline of Publisher, “Biden Admin Issues Guidance Requiring Illegal Underage Children be Transported Across State Lines for Abortions.” The article is a harsh denunciation of Biden to be sure, but nestled in it is a link to incontrovertible evidence.
Few Christians would deny that abortion is a horrible evil, but how many know the US has a policy—unique to the Biden regime—making it a requirement to provide it for illegal aliens?
We’re now paying the federal government to transport illegal aliens, unaccompanied children no less, to states where it is legal to provide abortion services for them. In a field guidance memo released on November 10, the HHS, Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) explicitly says it’s doing just that. Here is an excerpt from the memo:
“Congress made the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) responsible for the care of all unaccompanied children (UC) while in federal custody, see 8 U.S.C. § 1232(b)(1). This Field Guidance confirms that ORR staff and care providers must not prevent UC from accessing legal abortion related services and that ORR staff and care providers must make all reasonable efforts to facilitate access to these services if requested by the UC. This may involve transporting a minor to a state in which abortion is lawful and available, if the minor is currently in a state in which abortion is not lawful or available. This Field Guidance provides instructions to ORR staff on the intake and initial placement of pregnant UC and UC who have experienced sexual violence, as well as the transfer of pregnant UC, including UC seeking an abortion. The guidance applies to staff who are providing direct care to UC at all ORR-funded facilities, including Emergency Intake Sites and Influx Care Facilities.”
This would be news for the vast majority of Americans if only they knew about it. It’s no accident this service has not been promoted, or for that matter, even reported. Everyone knows when people see and hear the truth, it can affect their trust.
The Dissenter editorials are often a pretty harsh read by most metrics, but you know we won’t be reading about anything like this from the mainstream news and information we typically ingest. It’s not unusual for the Dissenter to spotlight something we should know about, from sources that can be trusted. Just because strong, polemical language bothers us, we shouldn’t avoid it altogether in the pursuit of truth. We can still pray for Joe Biden while pillorying him too.
The enemy of humankind knows all too well the dilemma this presents, and he delights in it. We actually can love someone while denouncing him at the same time.
So it begs the question: if we as believers don’t shed light on evil schemes and denounce it, who will? Here’s where contemporary politics precludes not only honest debate—or any debate before voting begins—but any real trust.
Here is the thing we must understand: social constructs based upon the purely cynical partisan politics of today, distract us from what politics should actually be: “The art and science of government.” When did it become acceptable for our government to transport “unaccompanied children”—underage females—to a facility to provide abortion for their unborn child? Who would say this is the will of the people. This is not government, but a form of taxpayer-funded evil.
In my January 13 article, “The Left Has No Clothes,” we examined the definitions of left and right in political ideology, and revealed the more accurate way to interpret the so-called left and right.
“The Left employs revolution to obtain rights-violating ideologies and systems—by force as necessary. The Left includes communism, socialism, fascism/nazism, anarchy, and theocracy,” I wrote. “The Right prefers rights-respecting beliefs and systems through governance—not by force. The right is identified by capitalism, classical liberalism, and constitutional republicanism.”
By this definition, there is no “extreme” right. This idea is promulgated and promoted by Marxists.
I am a conservative. Among my reasons are these: I love truth and beauty, liberty and justice—indeed, I love all that Aristotle considered virtues. Because I love these things, I want to see them conserved. I am not a Christian because of these ideals, I revere these ideals as virtuous precisely because of my belief and faith in Christ, who taught them, and who perfectly modeled them in all His earthly life and ministry.
In this generation, we are faced with an increasing number of voices who insist they represent the truth, and should be trusted. But hold on! We must first and always ask them, “What ‘truth’ do you mean? Why should should I trust you?”
Based on mid-term election results, some pundits are suggesting abortion restrictions may not be a winning political campaign strategy for conservative Republicans. Is this really the truth? For an excellent analytical discussion of this and more, our good friend Allie Beth Stuckey interviewed Josh Hammer. They talked about the elections, abortion, the COVID government mandate subterfuge, and Trump 2024.
Make no mistake though, the enemies of both conservatives and Christians—like the unlimited abortion advocate Elizabeth Warren (pictured)—will not give up. Indeed, she says, “We aren’t going back” when it comes to preserving abortion. Is that progressive, or… fascist? I guess I’m confused.
Not only the far left, but people who think of themselves as liberal, hurl the epithet of fascist or even Nazi to discredit conservatives—including Christian conservatives. Mr. Biden has called “MAGA Republicans” semi-fascist. (There’s a good chance many of us are in that group) I say, no one should be compared to a fascist, and certainly not a Nazi, unless he is a member of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party or an advocate for national socialism. As you must know, words have meaning. Their misuse and misappropriation are hardly accidental, always purposeful, and never an improvement.
The Nazi’s appetite for brutalization of everyone who didn’t meet the criteria for becoming a part of the master race is the very definition of racism. In the realm of the woke, abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and forced (or coerced) vaccination, are on par with Hitler’s Germany. For him, the soft target were the Jews. Ironically, for the true racists today, the victims are young, black pregnant woman, and now it seems, underage illegal alien woman. They are Children really.
It’s the children, always the children, who pay the biggest price; who suffer the most, and have the least ability to defend themselves. Think about why the unaccompanied child (UC) is pregnant. Because she was raped by the men who were paid to bring her across our border.
There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community. (Proverbs 6:16-19 NIV)
Be thankful for what God has given you, but plead for His mercy on this nation. America can no longer be trusted to defend the weak and the helpless.
*Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. (Proverbs 12:19)