Thou shalt not commit hyperbole
Tis the season for Christian Fundamentalists to act crazier than usual (not that it’s easy to tell).
Some Christians are lashing out at Planned Parenthood for a greeting card they say mocks their holiday season
The cover of the light-blue card features a snowflake design and the words “Choice on Earth.”
Several national Christian groups opposed to abortion are protesting on Web sites, radio shows and in letters to newspapers nationwide. They say the language demeans the Christmastime “Peace on Earth” message proclaimed by the angels.
Charlotte’s Diane Hoefling, who helps lead the anti-abortion effort at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, e-mailed 50 friends, family and supporters, urging them to protest the cards, which she claims “pervert the Biblical announcement of the Son of God as a newborn baby.”
I wasn’t aware that Christianity had trademarked “Peace on Earth”. I know the Catholic Church has submitted the paperwork for “We’re looking for a few young altar boys”.
Then there is this calm well-reasoned statement of fact:
Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America noted that Christmas celebrates the birth of a baby to a young mother — a baby who was laid in a manger because there was nowhere else to go.
“If Planned Parenthood had been around 2,000 years ago,” she said, “then Jesus would have been a target to be aborted.”
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