Christians Must Stand Up Against Abortion, Fight Back Against Attacks on Our Faith

Opinion   |   Gary Bauer   |   Jul 14, 2021   |   12:09PM   |   Washington, DC

Over the years, many elected officials, including some in the GOP establishment, have argued that while they don’t like abortion, it’s not the biggest problem facing the country today. Well, I suggest it certainly symbolizes the biggest problem America faces today.

Are we still one nation under God? I hope so, because that’s how we obtain God’s blessings. But if we still desire God’s blessings, we cannot continue to treat innocent unborn children like Styrofoam cups to be disposed of at whim.

Sadly, the United States has some of the worst pro-abortion laws in the world. The Supreme Court has made abortion the equivalent of a cherished right, a right that often supersedes other rights.

The right to protest might be limited if it is near an abortion clinic. If your pastor preaches that life is sacred, your church may be attacked. The left wants to force Christian doctors to perform abortions. It even tried to force nuns to pay for contraception. So, abortion even puts religious freedom at risk.

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Some “evangelical progressives” who endorsed Joe Biden, people like Rich Cizik, John Huffman and Jerushah Duford, sadly also endorsed a party and a candidate committed to abortion on demand.

As I noted Friday, polling shows that 80% of Americans oppose abortion in the third trimester. But it is inconceivable that someone against abortion at seven or eight months could get the Democrat nomination for president today.

Let’s be clear about it: The Republican Party under presidents like Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump did everything possible to preserve innocent human life. One party will make you pay for abortions, the other will not. One party believes abortion is a positive good, the other wants to end abortion on demand.

Every day we should thank God that we live in America, where religious liberty is enshrined in our Constitution. But we can’t relax. There are warning signs that Christians will be facing persecution here in the United States. There have been attacks against churches and Christian leaders who resist the radical gay rights movement and the powerful abortion lobby.

The latest outrage involves a disgusting attack on a statue in Arkansas known as the Christ of the Ozarks. There are many ways left-wing radicals can defame Christianity. They can claim there is no God. They can insist that Jesus is a myth. But in this case, these left-wing radicals hung a huge banner on this 65-foot tall statue of Jesus that read, “God Bless Abortions.”

It’s hard to imagine a more overt sign of hatred than that. God and His son Jesus are the creators of life, and through them they are the promise of eternal life.

As our country moves further left, we will see more of these outrageous attacks on faith. History shows that attacks on churches always lead to physical assaults on Christians.

You may not be interested in government and politics, but government and politics are interested in you. It’s time to become an active Christian citizen, and to fight back against the left’s attacks on our faith. Note: Gary Bauer is the president of American Values, a national pro-family organization and is the former president of the Family Research Council. Bauer ran for the Republican nomination for president and appears frequently on radio and television programs.