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Wolves in Wolves’ Clothing

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Anti-Catholic bigot, homosexual activist and Episcopalian minister Harry Knox is back in the news.  Long time readers of this blog will recall that President Obama appointed Knox to his Advisory Council on Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships back in 2009.  Go here to read a post on that appointment.

Knox  became the head of  the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice back in 2012.    He had a post on the Huffington Post explaining why religious people should support the slaying of children in the womb, a post which proved, once again the truth of Socrates’ adage that an unexamined life is a tragedy.

Now, just in time for the Christmas season, Susan Michelle at Live Action News brings us up to speed on his latest antics:

The not very reverent Rev. Knox heads up the largest faith-based pro-abortion organization in the nation, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC). Churches like the United Methodists, Evangelical Lutheran, Presbyterian USA, and Episcopals, as well as a host of more well-known liberal churches, are the composite of this campaign for death in the name of the One who came to bring us life. The RCRC is a shame to the reality of Christianity as it manipulates the truth of the faith.

Knox sends many letters, all in an effort to campaign for abortion rights by asking people for money — echoing the letters of Planned Parenthood, who at least doesn’t use Jesus to fundraise, as Knox does. Earlier in December, he sent what was perhaps the most abhorrent letter of all. In it, he lamented that abortion access in the United States is so limited now that “it’s as if the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade didn’t happen.” Women don’t really have a choice, Knox says, when they can’t get to an abortion clinic easily. Sounds like Planned Parenthood, right? But wait! Knox wants you to know that true Christians support abortion. He says:

[T]he majority of people of faith, and the majority of Christians support legal access to abortion. And so they wrap their anti-choice ideology in something that sounds warm and fuzzy.

The Christian tradition says that Jesus advised his disciples to, ‘Watch out for false prophets. They come to you dressed like sheep, but inside they are vicious wolves. You will know them by their fruit.

Stunning words coming from a man who leads an organization advocating death of innocent children for any reason whatsoever. Indeed, Knox shows us what a false prophet actually looks like. RCRC and its members are the ones actually walking around with fuzzy sheep coats, but underneath the costume is a vacuum that sucks a living life from the womb of a mother who’s been led to believe that death is acceptable if she can’t see the baby, doesn’t want the baby. But no, Knox says, we are the real wolves. He continues:

These laws, and the anti-abortion legislators that promote them, are wolves in sheep’s clothing. They say one thing that sounds very nice, but we know them by their fruit. They want nothing more than to deny women the right to decide to have a child on her own terms.

They’re telling a lie. In biblical terms, they’re bearing false witness. Where I come from, that’s a sin.

These false prophets – these vicious wolves – are tearing women’s rights to shreds. And they need to be stopped.

Sometimes I read words that are difficult to take seriously. I wonder how anyone with a faith in Christ and a belief in the Bible could possibly be blind enough to read a letter like this and nod in agreement or click a link and donate money at Christmas to kill a baby.

The reality is that many believe this guy, the one actually bearing false witness. The witness of Christ is the purpose of His life. In the Gospel of John, Jesus says:

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. (John 10:10-11, ESV)

The witness of Christ is the reality of giving His own life so that others may live. The witness of the enemy Knox mentions, whom Jesus addresses in this text,  is destruction, such as that of abortion. This seems so obvious. Somehow, to these folks, it’s not. Somehow, they neglect to see that if Mary were carrying Jesus in today’s culture, many would suggest she abort her baby and go on with her life.

Knox ends his letter with a live link that says, “Click here and make a donation because the wolves are circling and we need your support today.”

Go here to read the rest.  I cannot convict Knox of duplicity.  He is what he seems to be:  a rabid political activist who could care less about traditional Christianity.  Oh, he calls himself a Christian, but anyone taken in by that is willfully blind.  Knox is all in favor of the child murder euphemistically called abortion and he earns blood money by leading a “religious” group in favor of slaying the weakest and most innocent among us.  The Christianity they wrap themselves in is less than tissue paper thin.  They are wolves in wolves’ clothing and real Christians should drop all pretense that they are in any shape, manner or form Christian.

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

17 Comments

  1. Thank God for small mercies: That letter wasn’t written by a nun.
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    “it’s as if the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade didn’t happen.”
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    “Liar, liar pants on fire!”
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    In fact, largely due to peace, kumbaya! and justice uber alles, the USA likely has the most untrammeled access to the most horrific forms of abortion among free world nations.

  2. “[T]he majority of people of faith, and the majority of Christians support legal access to abortion…”
    I have always felt such appeals to a supposed “consensus fidelium” are worthless, unless the speaker can give “people of faith” or “Christians” a definite meaning in extension. One suspects that the Rev Mr Knox has no ecclesiology worth speaking of, and is untroubled by the lack of one.

  3. Thomas Aquinas taught that the soul is the form of the body. If the soul is the form of the body, then, how did the human body get to ensoulment, unless there is a soul present from the very first moment of existence?
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    The rational soul of the human being has the faculty of free will, intellect and sovereign personhood. The will to live of the rational soul infused at procreation, also, named as fertilization and conception is the right to life of our Declaration of Independence. The rational human soul calls for a heart beating at eighteen days and a brain at forty days, and a nervous system, an arm, a leg, a nose, and a whole human body.
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    Science has since proved through DNA that a new human being comes into existence at fertilization. Not too long ago, in the 1800s, people believed that the sperm contained a microscopic human being. And that the whole child was placed in the womb by the father. The mother contributed nourishment and nurturing.
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    Snowflake babies and donated embryos, those frozen embryos created through in vitro fertilization, frozen in liquid nitrogen and then adopted and implanted to gestate, grow fully into human beings and children. Snowflake babies are proof, irrefutable proof that the embryo, fertilized, is a sovereign person with a rational soul, a will to live, free will and intellect, the whole human person, with moral and legal innocence and virginity, with a sovereign personhood, who has been denied the nurturing of the womb and care.
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    “In-Vitro Fallout: Donor IVF Teen Says “I Wish I Had Never Been Born”
    by Rebecca Taylor | London, England | LifeNews.com | 6/27/14 2:22 PM
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    Gracie Crane is a UK teenage girl full of angst, but not the kind that troubles most teenagers. She was adopted as a “leftover” IVF embryo.
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    The UK’s Daily Mail has her story:
    Gracie, who is mixed race, was one of the first children in Britain conceived from a donor embryo, which means she has no genetic link to either of her parents. She was born in 1998
    Every year 2,000 people opt for egg, sperm or embryo donation in Britain — approximately 44,000 babies have been born this way over the past 20 years.
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    So even though Gracie was rescued from the deep freeze of an IVF clinic and raised by loving parents, she still feels marginalized. We need to listen to what Gracie is telling us. We all, on some level, desire to know and be loved by those that created us, even if we are one of the unwanted “leftovers.”
    ‘But then embryos that can’t be matched will be thrown away, and that’s not right either,’ she adds, her huge brown eyes welling up again.
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    The reality is that we should have never made the “leftovers” to begin with.
    Alana S. Newman, founder of AnonymousUs.org and a donor-conceived adult, is bravely standing up for the rights of those intentionally denied what she believes is a fundamental right: the right to a relationship with one’s biological parents. She writes:
    The facts of my conception are that my father was paid to abandon me. There is no dignity in that. I suffered from debilitating identity issues, mistrust of the opposite sex, hatred and condemnation of the opposite sex, feelings of objectification – like I only exist as a play – toy for others, and feeling like a science experiment.
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    The children are counting on us.”
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    The above is truncated. The article contains a photograph of Gracie Crane, a snowflake baby nurtured to adulthood.
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    For the Supreme Court and the monster above to ignore the humanity of the newly begotten individual human being is evil from hell.

  4. Abortion is unconstitutional as abortion destroys our constitutional posterity. “Human existence is the criterion for the ordering of human rights.” Francisco Suarez

  5. Great title. Wolves in wolves clothing.
    Trying to read what Knox is selling is akin to trying to eat tripe salad with haggas flavored ice cream…..just not happening. Unfortunately many will eat this *¥€~ up and call it fine dining.

    You just can’t beat T.Shaw’s…liar, liar pants on fire. 🙂 It fits Mr. Knox like a small glove.

  6. I never have subscribed to American Catholic and I don’t want to receive it. Please take me off your mailing list. Your programmer has got it set up that when ever I send it to trash, it keeps coming. Ray Marshall, Minneapolis

  7. Good points, Mary De Voe. I believe that each human has a soul and that a human being starts life at conception. There are those who believe in the former and not the latter. Do they think that the soul is in the air of the delivery area and the infant sucks it in with his or hers first breath? Or do they just not think because it doesn’t fit with their pro-abort mind set?
    I wonder what sets people like Knox to become so full of hate? I agree with M P-S that Knox’s theological credentials must be non-existant or slim. Ah yes, preaching the gospel of convenience with which comes money. If abortions were totally free, i. e., the absence of profit, would there be physicians performing them, powerful organizations like Planned Parenthood, pro-abort politicians, etc.?
    Regarding the “leftover” children, another product of “reproductive rights”, I am happy that they were adopted and born, not flushed down a sink in some lab. Prayers are needed for them.

  8. CAM asked, “If abortions were totally free, i. e., the absence of profit, would there be physicians performing them…”
    Absolutely there would. During the debate around abortion law reform in the 1960s, The Scotsman (23 December 1966), reported that one pregnancy in 50 was terminated in Aberdeen, compared to one in 3,750 in Glasgow, the difference resulting from the clinical practice of the two Regius Professors of Midwifery, Sir Dugald Baird at the University of Aberdeen and Ian Donald at the University of Glasgow. Both were Crown appointees of endowed chairs, with security of tenure, who derived no financial benefit from the procedures they or their registrars and students performed.
    Sir Dugald was a stalwart of the Galton Society, a dedicated eugenicist and Malthusian, who spoke with undisguised contempt of the working-class women, “stunted, multiparous, with IQs in single figures” on whom he performed abortions and tubal ligatures and which he undoubtedly saw as a form of social hygene.
    During a long career, Sir Dugald trained a whole generation of obstetricians and gynaecologists, a number of whom went on to hold chairs at the leading teaching hospitals throughout the UK.

  9. Yes, CAM: “Do they think that the soul is in the air of the delivery area and the infant sucks it in with his or hers first breath? ”
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    The state, in Roe v. Wade, has decreed that the immortal soul, with his sovereign personhood of the human being is bestowed by the state at birth through citizenship. The state has arrogated to tell us who “We, the people…”are.
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    Ryan T. Anderson at Public Discourse writes: BAKE US A CAKE OR ELSE
    Elane Photography didn’t refuse to take pictures of gay and lesbian individuals, but it did refuse to photograph a ceremony that ran counter to the owners’ belief that marriage is the union of a man and a woman (a belief that New Mexico law endorses). Other photographers in the Albuquerque area were more than happy to photograph the event.

    But in 2008, the New Mexico Human Rights Commission ruled that the Huguenins, by declining to use their artistic and expressive skills to communicate what occurred at the ceremony, had discriminated based on sexual orientation. The commission ordered them to pay $6,637.94 in attorneys’ fees. The ruling cited New Mexico’s human-rights law, which prohibits discrimination in “public accommodations” (that is, “any establishment that provides or offers its services . . . or goods to the public”) based on race, religion, and sexual orientation — among other protected classes.

    At the end of 2013, the New Mexico Supreme Court upheld the Human Rights Commission. It concluded that under the state’s sexual-orientation and gender-identity law, the First Amendment does not protect a photographer’s freedom to decline to take pictures of a same-sex commitment ceremony even when doing so would violate the photographer’s deeply held religious beliefs. Justice Richard C. Bosson, in a concurring opinion, made the additional claim that requiring the Huguenins to relinquish their religious convictions was permissible as “the price of citizenship.”
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    “(T)he price of citizenship” means the invasion of personal space, forfeiture of the right to privacy and of personal self-preservation, the free will choice of whom to countenance or not to countenance, and the denial of informed consent to participate in and draw a business contract for business services rendered. The sovereign person whose soul is created by God at procreation is relegated to the back seat of citizenship and as long as he refuses to deny his soul, the human faculty, as the means through whom his creativity, imagination, understanding of the meaning of abstract concepts, make judgment as to truth and to differentiate one truth from another truth by inductive and reductive reasoning, (from Professor Peter Kreeft of Boston College), he (the endowed) and his endowed immortal human soul remain an enemy of the state. State imposed atheism… no soul, no God, no civil rights.
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    Atheism is unconstitutional. “or prohibit the free exercise thereof.”. The atheist, the gay, the criminal are to be tolerated, but not indulged, nor are “We, the people…” to be forced to indulge the atheist, the gay and the criminal.

  10. Someone asked me that if a child was not intended, then could it be aborted?
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    The newly begotten human being, the standard of Justice for the state, the compelling interest of the state for innocence, truth and virginity is a sovereign person and as a sovereign person and an innocent sovereign person, must be given due process of law. Death of the mother must be imminent.
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    When due process of law is ignored man becomes the servant of the demons from hell. And hell will not allow Jesus to enter so, hell, too, demands due process of law.
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    The above wolf in wolf’s clothing, Harry Knox, (they will stand up to be condemned) is a fine example of serving the demons from hell.

  11. “Sir Dugald was a stalwart of the Galton Society, a dedicated eugenicist and Malthusian -” Though they claim to be scientists, when the facts and figures are against them, they are religionists faithful to their Creed no matter what.

  12. Mary de Voe

    The value Sir Dugald set on individual human life is pretty clear from this extract from one of his lectures: “In India, though Nehru (Times, 11th December 1963) and his Government recognized the dangers of population increase and supported a policy of birth control, in practice in the second five-year plan for India only $10 million was allocated for population control as against $14 million for malaria control, a measure which, by lowering death rates quickly, could further aggravate the population crisis and reduce the standard of living, in that more capital, skills, and experience are absorbed in looking after children and young people and less is available for industrial development.”
    One wonders why he ever chose Midwifery as a profession.

  13. Michael Paterson-Seymour: Mother Teresa of Calcutta came to exemplify human compassion, tenderness and love. Mother Teresa was a response of Divine Providence to mankind. Mother Teresa is a standard bearer of Hope and Change.
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    The U.S. insisted on and paid for having 600 men in India sterilized without their consent which ended the reign of Indira Ghandi. These men came for her with pitchforks demanding to know why. The U.S. has made all aid dependent upon abortion and population control. This is taxpayer money. Let the chips fall where they may. If America is to be wiped off the face of the earth by the yellow race or any race, we better start praying…in the public square.

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