I did not know when I got my "Christian Card" that there were categories of Christians, and that by voting NO on Amendment 26 I was a "bad Christan." Thanks to facebook and all the "good Christians" on there, now I know. Here I had been thinking that I was just a flawed sinner trying to do my best to discern God's will for my life, be a good mother and a decent wife and repent and apologize when I fell short. I wish someone would have told me earlier, we all know that I'm an over achiever and people pleaser, and I would have tried a lot harder. We all know it is your works that get you to heaven.
But as long as I am airing all of my sins, let's get it all out on the table. I regularly let Plum eat suckers before 8:00 AM. I hardly ever eat my vegetables. This past Sunday, I skipped Sunday School because I wanted to share that extra hour with John Hinton and J.R. without screaming at everyone to hurry up. I am always thinking something unchristian in my head.
So back to the topic at hand, the convictions that got me on the bad list:
I think it is a shame for any women to die during child birth. I think it is criminal for society to tell a woman that she should die because she has suffered an ectopic pregnancy that will never result in a child.
I cannot agree with the notion that victims should be revictimized by carrying a child conceived during rape or incest rather than offered the morning after pill prior to the implantation of a fertilized egg. My only response if I were in that situation would be "yes, please and may I have another."
I made it very clear to J.R. that I would lay my life down without pause for John Hinton and that I expected him to respect that decision. And I would do that same thing for him a thousand times over. However, it is my life to give and my choice to make.
As for the allegation that by voting no that I do not value God created life, well, you don't know me that well. I truly believe that mothering John Hinton is as close as will get to God on this side of heaven.
I think that a grown woman can with prayerful consideration make these difficult life altering decisions without a constitutional amendment. These are not nonchalant or flippant decisions, and the women involved-also a God created life-deserve at least as much respect and dignity and protection as her fertilized egg.
This is not a diatribe against people who voted yes. I am proud to be part of a family where we all voted our conscious which resulted is some yes's and some no's. This is a rant against people who think that they are "good Christians" because of the way that they voted. But if you feel morally superior to me because I'm obviously a baby hater, don't worry, God can give me the business about it when I get to heaven.