Tuesday, August 23, 2011

GAP visits Liberty U

The Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) is gearing up for its fall college tour. For those who don't know, GAP is a project of the Center for Bioethical Reform (CBR). GAP volunteers display huge graphic images of various horrific human rights abuses-- including abortion.

GAP is preparing to go to Liberty University this year, and CBR director Fletcher Armstrong calls this "the most important campus visit we've ever done." That's despite Liberty's reputation as a Religious Right training ground. Armstrong explains in a recent fundraising email:

The sad fact is that 18% of all abortions are performed on women who are "born again" or "evangelical" Christians. According to the most recent data, about 15% of evangelical or born again Christian women will have at least one abortion during their childbearing years. Born again and evangelical men are just as involved.
Secular Pro-Life is quick to point out that not all pro-lifers are Christian. (Ironically enough, we've shared that message at Liberty University!) But we need to remember that the opposite is also true: not all Christians are pro-life. And among those who are pro-life, many are apathetic. Still others genuinely care, but are poorly educated about the best arguments against abortion in a religiously pluralistic society. GAP will help Liberty students place the right-to-life cause in its historical context, and teach them to continue the fight for social justice.


Anonymous said...

All Christians are pro-life. Not all who call Jesus "Lord, Lord" are Christians.

Ginny Bain Allen said...

@Anonymous, well said. That's the truth.

Kelsey said...

That's a fair point; self-identification only takes you so far. But I do think there are many Christians who are simply ignorant about the issue.