Another painful choice and a whole lot of subsequent grief for three females (along with even more secondary suffering)






Okay, I’m about to take a bit of a different theme than usual. A young woman called me and said: “I know that you are pretty much in the prolife battle, but my Christian faith is being challenged. Have you heard about the case of Lisa Miller, Janet Jenkins and Isabella? The women were both lesbians and obtained a baby through artificial insemination. Now they are fighting over Isabella. Wouldn’t abortion have been better for the little girl, than this bitter fight? Why didn’t the biological mother who says she is a Christian now, try to show the love of Jesus instead of the big custody battle, that she lost?”
This whole conversation challenged by theology on so many levels. At first, I wanted to say that maybe the biological mother has done the best thing by running away with Isabella after the court gave custody to the lesbian partner in the relationship. Then, the girl who had called me said that a real Christian would have used all of this to witness to her former partner, and that if there were enough Jesus in the situation, true AGAPE (God love) would not fail anyone in the whole situation. Except maybe the clueless biological dad who gave sperm in secret. Will he even even know how much damage he has caused?
The bottom line is that Isabella is here, and we are glad that she wasn’t aborted. Now what happens? Will there be enough prayer to cut through the pain that is impacting not only Isabella, her biological mother, her still lesbian guardian (can’t call her mother, dad or anything like that) who loves Isabella too. The veil of homosexuality clouds some things, and love is needed to break sin yokes.
My caller was so sad, saying that the little girl is a political football, even though homosexuality is wrong, how much of all of this can the little girl Isabella understand?
Sometimes, we all forget that God hates the sin and loves the sinner, which is what the young woman who called me ended up saying. She finally said too, that abortion is sin, so one sin couldn’t have been helped by commiting another.
I’m praying for a season where we will all stop fighting, and ask God for families with a married biological dad, mom and babies, and that they will live together in a peaceful, loving and Jesus filled environment and stop the abortions, fornication, adultery and all of the other life destroying behaviors that are crippling our lives.
Which by the way brings me to one other little point. I sas “It’s Complicated” over the weekend, and while it was entertaining and had some murkey attempts at tackling morality, it played too much footsies with things like tongue and cheek stuff with smoking and adultery. There were too many mixed messages for even the discerning mind. Just more food for thought.
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One Response to “Another painful choice and a whole lot of subsequent grief for three females (along with even more secondary suffering)”

  1. Lisa Shaw says:

    Your words here say it all Dr. King:

    “I’m praying for a season where we will all stop fighting, and ask God for families with a married biological dad, mom and babies, and that they will live together in a peaceful, loving and Jesus filled environment and stop the abortions, fornication, adultery and all of the other life destroying behaviors that are crippling our lives.”

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