Did Anybody Cry?


In January of 1973, I was a busy college freshman.   

I’m not sure what I was doing on Jan 22 of that year, but I do not remember hearing a thing about the Roe v. Wade decision that forever changed our nation. 

I don’t remember a hearing single pastor speaking out.  Was the church asleep?  Perhaps some leader, in some church, paid attention to the news and cried out.  But I didn’t hear it.  Later, when I began to understand this sin of our nation, I had to ask, “Where was the church?  How did this happen?  Did anybody know what was going on?  Why didn’t the Christians grieve and cry?”

The events of this evening may not be as dramatic as the Roe v. Wade decision, but it seems that someone should say something.

Our President just finished his speech before a “human rights” dinner addressing a large crowd of citizens associated with the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender (GLB&T) community.  Although the position he took was not unexpected, hearing his words broke my heart!   I have to go on record as one who is grieving over what happened tonight.

The man holding the highest office in our nation spoke against God’s created order.    The President said:

 “My expectation is that when you look back on these years you will look back and see a time when we put a stop against discrimination…”  He went on comparing our objections to these lifestyles to racial discrimination, moving the audience to interrupt with repeated standing ovations.

I began to weep as I a listened to our country’s leader mock God’s created order before a cheering crowd.

I cannot be silent.  My children’s children will look back on these days and ask: “where was the church?  What were the pastors saying?”  Let them hear my tears.  I am not mad—I am grieved.  My heart is heavy.     

The words of Paul echo through the chambers of my heart…

“Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.  For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret.” (Eph 4:11-12)

Published by Al Gilbert

Encouraging Missionaries and rePlanting Shallowford.Church

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