Tea party fundraiser is exclusionary

Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2007

I was reading through Around the Peninsula and saw that the ABC Crisis Pregnancy Center is having a fundraiser. Now there’s a cause I can support. I’m pro-life and would be more than happy to participate in a fundraiser that promoted alternatives to abortions. I’m very happy that we have a local Crisis Pregnancy Center to offer guidance and support to woman with unwanted pregnancies.

Reading along I encountered the theme “The Bride of Christ.” I don’t even know what to do with that. What does that mean and what does that have to do with raising money to help women in crisis?

For some reason, Christians seem to have this idea that they are the only people interested in protecting the life of unborn children. By making this assumption, they exclude community members that share their political beliefs but not their religious ones. Instead of uniting the pro-life community in a common goal, this fundraiser is exclusionary and shows the biases Christian pro-lifers have.

It’s disappointing to see this pro-life stereotype promoted and reaffirmed in our community.

Joanna Scott


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