I've been watching an argument between Abby Johnson and the leader of the Facebook page Pro-Life Rocks for the past day and it's so astounding how alive and well anti-Catholicism is today. Would the leader have an issue with Abby if she hadn't converted? Doubt it. Seems like that's his major hang up. His attacks on her serve no purpose, but to divide the movement, and that's not something we can afford to have happen.
Lately, it seems the movement is gaining speed. We're seeing regulations put into place, doctors being arrested for the horrible things they are doing to their patients in the abortion clinics, and just an overall change of heart.
So what happens when Good is winning? The attacks become worse. Satan gets in and does his work in the hearts of the people who are hateful. Satan is trying to divide and conquer the movement.
This person claims that non-Catholics are not welcome as leaders in the pro-life movement and I truly have no idea where he gets that idea. Are the majority of active pro-lifers Catholic? Probably, and I have always had issue with protestant churches that don't have pro life ministries. It's difficult to find a Catholic parish that doesn't have one (though I have, unfortunately, from time to time.) When I was seeking out a church in which I felt I belonged, that was one thing I looked for. I didn't want a wishy-washy pro-choice church.
If this person were truly an active pro-lifer, he would see that his assumptions are not true. I'm assuming that his opinion comes from being uncomfortable around Catholics, not the other way around. I've met plenty of protestant and non religious pro-life people. I've marched with non Catholics during the March for Life. I've listened to pro-life speeches by people like Gov. Jan Brewer who is not Catholic. I could go on and on.
His hatred for the Church has allowed Satan into our movement, and I just hope that Abby (and all the rest) can stay strong through what is likely to become more and more difficult of a fight. Because guess what? We're winning. :)
We're all pro-life. Our religion, lack of religion, or anything shouldn't matter. We're humans and we're standing up for the little ones who can't stand up for themselves. And that needs to continue without division.
Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. -Matthew 5:10