When George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, a teenager armed only with a bag of Skittles, he famously pronounced that it was “God’s Plan.”
When Antoinetter Tuff faced down a heavily armed man bent on killing people with nothing more than courage, empathy, and common sense, she said that is was, “God’s Plan.”
Seriously, which one do you think was really “God’s Plan?”
Simply put, I believe that this commandment clearly states that one should not misuse the name of the Lord to gain an advantage in a secular discourse. I will admit that I am not particularly religious, but I do believe that using God to justify a political position would be abhorrent to most people in the Judeo-Christian world.
Saying that God “gifts” rape babies or that it is God’s “intent” that a baby should be born out of rape is blasphemy in my view, and I believe that most people would agree. The Republican position on this matter is offensive and I hope everyone remembers on November 6, 2012, that it is not just one or two of them that say it to justify their party’s platform that abortions will be made illegal without exception. Too many of them espouse this atrocious claim for the rest of us not to notice. Make sure your VOTE is heard on November 6th.