January 20, 2018, thousands of women, and some men and children, marched together for the ‘Women’s March’.
Not one of them marched for me.
How much are you willing to take & how much are you willing to risk, to speak the truth in love & stand up and at least be willing to be hated? – Gianna Jessen
It’s easiest to hide behind our beliefs in the comfort of our homes, around those who agree. I am maybe most guilty of all. My husband often gets to hear the brunt of my frustrations as I watch our country spiraling the bowl of the proverbial toilet. But it’s not ‘safe’ to talk about it publicly. Tolerance is not for the one who goes against the flow.
Until recently, learning that some Christians we knew marched with these people in DC, I didn’t know all that much about this ‘movement’. I knew a few foundational things that they ‘fight for’, but maybe I had it wrong. There must be something that would cause someone who knows and claims Christ to show their faces in support at this event.
Having now done my research, I can firmly say – these women did not march for me, for my daughter or for any of the reasons that make women a beautiful and respectable part of humanity.
Below are some of the movement’s core values (taken from the Women’s March website). They are the ones that directly align against mine as a believer in Christ. No matter how great the other values, these could never be overlooked in hopes to unite for the others.
We believe in Reproductive Freedom. We do not accept any federal, state or local rollbacks, cuts or restrictions on our ability to access quality reproductive healthcare services, birth control, HIV/AIDS care and prevention, or medically accurate sexuality education. This means open access to safe, legal, affordable abortion and birth control for all people, regardless of income, location or education.
We firmly declare that LGBTQIA Rights are Human Rights and that it is our obligation to uplift, expand and protect the rights of our gay, lesbian, bi, queer, trans or gender non-conforming brothers, sisters and siblings. We must have the power to control our bodies and be free from gender norms, expectations and stereotypes.
We believe in an economy powered by transparency, accountability, security and equity. All women should be paid equitably, with access to affordable childcare, sick days, healthcare, paid family leave, and healthy work environments. All workers – including domestic and farm workers, undocumented and migrant workers – must have the right to organize and fight for a living minimum wage.
Rooted in the promise of America’s call for huddled masses yearning to breathe free, we believe in immigrant and refugee rights regardless of status or country of origin. We believe migration is a human right and that no human being is illegal.
Let me explain how these go against my Christianity:
#1 Reproductive Rights
This simple sounding phrase is more accurately worded as the ‘right to kill your child’.
Marching with these women means you agree killing your child should be accomplished affordably. Also, even though there are numerous repercussions for killing an animal, they want continuation of no legal consequence for taking another human life.
You will never see me walking, marching or fighting for your ability to do these things. I do not accept the pathetic idea that anyone on federal, state or local levels should be allowed or required to FUND the murdering of your child. It is pure propaganda that any service provided by the diabolical organization named ‘Planned Parenthood’ can be aligned with the phrase “quality reproductive healthcare services”. Planned Parenthood has been at the forefront of an era of genocide and infanticide never before seen by the world. Anyone who supports them is willingly taking on the blood of millions of innocent lives.
Your ‘reproductive rights’ end when you carelessly become sexually active. This is the way it is – humanity continues through the womb of a woman, after the unity of a man and a woman. No, it’s not easy. Some of the most important, beautiful things in life are not easy. Maybe your child will be the one to save YOUR life someday. How will you ever know if you murder them first?
It breaks my heart that a woman who has gone through the process of pregnancy, childbirth, and raising a child could find strength in her legs to stand and march for another woman’s ‘right’ to kill hers. They, perhaps, are the most lost of all.
The Rape Clause
Some women/young girls had no choice in the matter. They found themselves in a crisis pregnancy after the horrendous act of rape. If we as a society were to support these women, including offering true justice for the perp, they wouldn’t feel like they had to murder their child to ‘make it go away’. It doesn’t go away. Ask any woman who has experienced this. So many women have shared their stories, along with how their baby gave them motivation to continue living themselves.
The Fight Between Life and Death
No matter your stance at this moment, these next 15 minutes and 41 seconds could be some of the most blessed of your life. If there was ever a female to listen closely to, Gianna Jessen is her. Feminists could learn many, many things from this strong, courageous woman.
“The receptivity of the great masses is very limited, their intelligence is small, but their power of forgetting is enormous. In consequence of these facts, all effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public understands what you want him to understand by your slogan.” – Adolf Hitler
Also known as:
It is a woman’s right to choose.
#2 LGBTQIA Rights
People who label themselves under this description are human, yes. They deserve every right afforded to them by a free, ordered society. That does not allow them to trample on the rights of others because bullying just so happens to be ‘in’ now.
Some of the kindest, sweetest people I’ve met have been gay. However, I can not give my blessing to their living out this sin. Just as I would not encourage a liar to continue lying, or an adulterer to continue cheating. My duty as a Christian is not to march in support of various sins society has now deemed ‘ok’. These people in my life have always respected me for my stance, and it has never affected the care we had for each other.
“We must have the power to control our bodies” – is in direct opposition of what they’re fighting for. They want the freedom to NOT have to control their bodies, to be allowed to act freely in whatever sexual way they please. This is a Pandora’s box that will soon decriminalize things like bestiality, child brides and incest. These are scary times we live in. But as I stated above, God will not always stand by quietly.
#3 Worker’s Rights
Undocumented workers must have the right to fight for a living minimum wage.
What does that even mean? We have laws and a system in place to protect our citizens from tyranny of a corporation or employer. Those laws are imperfect (evidenced in part by the Monsanto monopoly, and Big Pharma corruption), however they are there and in place for DOCUMENTED workers.
As a Christian, I agree with the verses in Scripture that state we are to be obedient to our earthly authorities, which include respecting the laws of the land regarding how to be there legally (Titus 3:1). This is as long as the law is not in direct opposition of God’s commands (Acts 5:29).
If you want the protections of the country you are in, become a citizen.
#4 Immigrant Rights
Our country is made up of immigrants, yes! My father’s parents came to America in the early 1900’s from the Czech Republic. My husband’s ancestry is from Germany. Our pastor’s family is Peruvian. America is a beautiful mix of cultures, colors and styles.
That happened because those immigrating here had a dream to be that melting pot together as citizens of one country – the United States of America. They did what it took to be here legally. They proudly support the country by paying taxes, adding skills to the workforce, buying/building homes and raising their children here. Many, many immigrants also fought, bled and died so that their fellow Americans could remain FREE.
Those who live here, without a desire to become citizens, in order to freeload off of our programs and welfare are truly ‘illegal’. Biblically speaking if someone refuses to work, they don’t eat (2 Thessalonians 3:10). They should be counseled in the importance and benefits of citizenship, and either begin the process or return to the country they came from.
Other Insights From The Women’s March
Some quotes I saw on signs at the march:
The future is female
This is one of the stupidest things I’ve ever read. You better hope it’s not just female, or your female family line is as extinct as the males you loathe.
You live in the United States of America. The US President presides over the entirety of the United States – your little bubble or ‘safe place’ included. The sitting president IS your president. The election happened, a long time ago. Get over it.
My body, my choice
Why does your body get to make the choice for what happens to a totally different, more vulnerable body? To the Christians at the Women’s March – you should know your body is NOT your own. This statement goes against the very basics of Christianity. Jesus said He will declare He never knew those who practice evil yet claim His name. You need to decide now which side you’re on.
Immigrants make America great
Yes, legal ones. See #4 above.
It breaks my heart that we are at this point in history, but it was bound to happen. We are a greedy, self-consumed, wicked people. But, fighting for the right to kill your own child… Having two precious littles of my own, knowing that fellow Mamas chant and scream in defense of this atrocity… It takes the heartache, and subsequential anger to a whole other level.
Jeremiah 17:10 NIV
I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.
I will end with a quote of Gianna’s that should strike each of us to the core:
What arrogance – don’t you realize that you can not make your own heart beat? Don’t you realize that all the power that you think you possess, you really possess none of it, it is the mercy of God that sustains you.
– Even when you hate Him.