Abortion supporters are “trying to claim the moral high ground” by claiming that pro-lifers are like the Colorado Springs shooter, Denny Burk, a professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, said.
According to Burk, abortion supporters are trying to associate pro-lifers with the shooting, in which a man opened fire at a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs, killing three.
So far, a motive has not been released, but some have speculated that the shooter was anti-abortion.
“(Abortion supporters) can’t get the moral high ground through reason and persuasion, so they are going for guilt-by-association—even though the shooter’s motives are yet to be established and even though there’s no evidence of any connection to the pro-life movement and even though pro-life leaders everywhere have denounced the shooting,” Burk writes in a column on his site.
In light of the shooting, some have also argued that “Christian terrorism” is on the rise.
“Though the abortion debate is a matter of life and death for hundreds of thousands of innocent children a year, since 9/11 exactly one abortion provider has been murdered, and two clinics have been bombed,” said David French, of the National Review.
“That’s hardly a crime wave, and it’s hardly grounds for liberal commentators such as Patheos’s Dan Arel to declare “Christian terrorism is a bigger threat to U.S. freedom than Islamic terrorism.”
French said the leftist arguments that Christian terrorism is responsible for more and more violence is a “lie.”
“America doesn’t have a problem with Christian terrorism or with eco-terrorism. True homegrown extremists are but the smallest blip on our criminal-justice system’s radar,” he said.
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Publication date: December 2, 2015
Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.