Ronald Sloan: After mass shootings, it’s past time to be fully pro-life

Ronald Sloan: After mass shootings, it's past time to be fully pro-life

Special to The Star Press Ten people died at a light rail yard in San Jose, California due to gun violence on May 26. In April, eight people were shot to death in our state of Indiana at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis Airport. I urge everyone to read the heart-wrenching article about this tragedy in the April 16 Indianapolis Star . This has been a deadly few months in America but hardly an aberration. Nationally, a just-released study of 34 cities shows a 30% increase in homicides in 2020 over 2019. All pro-life Christians who believe God is displeased with an earth filled with violence (Genesis 6:29) and desires us to be peacemakers (Matthew 5:9), is now finally the time to be more fully pro-life? I think it is long past time. Consider the Second Amendment in its entirety: “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Yes, this is a constitutional right, but according to Roe v. Wade, women also have a constitutional right to an abortion. Does this mean Christians should do all we can to protect what has been interpreted as a constitutional right for abortions, no matter the situation? Just because the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791, based upon the then need for militias and upon the crude firearms of that time, does not mean: It can never be updated in the light of […]

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