Actress Amy Brenneman is angry – angry at the church, Christians, conservatives, and all those who would suggest to her that her choice to have her unborn child dismembered years ago was wrong.
In a recent public service statement for the something called the “Lives of Women,” Brenneman not only defended her abortion, but suggested that it is something the church should embrace:
“I absolutely think the term ‘Christian’ has been stolen in 2017 in America by the ‘Christian Right.’”
The actress talked about how her church was “prayerfully pro-choice,” and accepted and encouraged women who had had abortions. “I don’t feel like I’m in conflict with where I go every Sunday.”
Brenneman’s conclusions about that differ strongly from UK Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron who notably quit his position as party leader because of his Christian faith. To Farron, his faith informs his politics. To Brenneman, her politics informs her faith.
The actress went to great lengths to expound upon her view that women should be respected as free moral agents – a view that no Bible believing Christian disagrees with obviously. What Brenneman fails to grasp or refuses to accept is that Christianity teaches our free moral agency comes with the expectation of personal responsibility and obedience to God’s will.
Rebelling against those things – as demonstrated in the act of choosing convenience over the life of your own child – does not liberate us. It destroys us and those we should care about most.
Caring for post-abortive women is a worthy undertaking for Christ’s church. Creating more of them is not.