Killings prove re­spect forhu­man life lost

The Willow Grove Guide - - OPINION -

An open let­ter to Pres­i­dent Barack Obama Dear Mr. Pres­i­dent:

Re­cently you made a call for mean­ing­ful ac­tion in re­sponse to the tragic events in New­town, Conn. If you truly de­sire mean­ing­ful ac­tion, do not let the de­bate be­gin and end with gun con­trol.

Call for a dis­cus­sion of how judges, law­mak­ers and pres­i­dents have di­min­ished the sanc­tity of hu­man life at its very con­cep­tion through es­tab­lish­ing and main- tain­ing the right to an abor­tion. I beleive that a woman does have the right to de­cide what to do with her body. That right is prop­erly ex­er­cised at the time of sex­ual in­ter­course, not at the be­gin­ning of life when she be­comes a guardian for a de­vel­op­ing child.

Call for a dis­cus­sion of how judges, law­mak­ers and pres­i­dents have al­lowed ab­so­lute truth to be re­moved from our schools. With­out the Bi­ble and prayer, there is no foun­da­tion for teach- ing moral­ity and the true re­spect for hu­man life in our schools. The doc­trine of sep­a­ra­tion of church and state was meant to pro­tect the wor­ship of God from government, not government from the wor­ship of God.

Call for a dis­cus­sion of how judges, law­mak­ers and pres­i­dents have per­mit­ted film­mak­ers and video game mak­ers to min­i­mize the con­se­quences of in­dis­crim­i­nate killing in the name of free speech when the true ob­jec­tive is pure profit. Some video games not only min­i­mal­ize killing and its con­se­quences, but also glo­ri­fies the act.

The sense­less killings in New­town are not the re­sult of a gun con­trol is­sue, they are the re­sult of a heart is­sue. If we wish to turn the tide against sense­less acts of vi­o­lence, we must turn hearts back to valu­ing the sanc­tity of hu­man life and the wor­ship of the cre­ator, not the cre­ated.

Sin­cerely, Phil Mc­Crabb

Glen­side

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