Friday, October 10, 2003

"Inconsistent Ethic of Life"

The "seamless garment" rent assunder...Martin Sheen Interviewed

Judging isn't our perogative on any level but speaking out for the defense of human life isn't judgment it's a command of God. Sheen can do this on virtually every issue but this one...making his witness and courage to truly be for "life" a sad joke. He believes in life but doesn't want to "offend" anyone? I'm not going to judge him because sadly I think he has been influenced by liberals in the church who have preached to him an "inconsistent ethic of life"--one that values every but the unborn.

I must say though that I do find his answer rather racist.

From Martin Sheen Interview | David Kupfer | July 2003 Issue:

"Q: What are your views on abortion?

Sheen: I cannot make a choice for a women, particularly a black or brown or poor pregnant woman. I would not make a judgment in the case. As a father and a grandfather, I have had experience with children who don't always come when they are planned, and I have experienced the great joy of God's presence in my children, so I'm inclined to be against abortion of any life. But I am equally against the death penalty or war-- anywhere people are sacrificed for some end justifying a means. I don't think abortion is a good idea. I personally am opposed to abortion, but I will not judge anybody else's right in that regard because I am not a woman and I could never face the actual reality of it."