Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. John 8:7
Like many of the Evangelical Political issues that have overtaken the presidential elections this year, the debate over contraception coverage in the healthcare baffles me. And like so most of those issues, it seems like a loud majority is making uninformed assumptions about and trying to control the vast majority. When the truth is Christians aren’t statistically much different than the rest of society. There are similar percentages of Christians having premarital sex, watching pornography, abusing alcohol, getting divorced, abusing their spouses, stealing, lying, murdering, committing adultery…
If you’re an evangelical Christian against the contraception bill, pay attention.
32% of unplanned pregnancies among evangelicals end in abortion
What’s more important to you as a Christian? Birth Control or Abortion?
To me, the Birth Control debate is simply the tip of the iceberg to the much larger issue of Sex within the church. Ministers and Priests don’t know how to face the fact that 80% of unmarried Evangelicals 18-29 have had sex. So the response is “Get rid of the whore pills and make the face the consequences”. Like that’s not going to increase abortions or raising kids in single parent homes.
What I see is that the church doesn’t know, or maybe doesn’t want to address, some of the very important issues sitting in it’s own pews. If there’s an issue of concern to you about your members, don’t drag the rest of society into it. And if there’s a major issue that your heart breaks for, reach out to help those people in love and peace. Not legislation. If you’ve spent the personal time discipling fellow believers, legislation is a moot point.