In an opinion column published this weekend on TownHall.com, Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church of Dallas likened the slaughter of innocent people in Syria to the slaughter of the unborn through abortion. He criticized President Barack Obama for condemning one while supporting the other, asking “why is genocide in Syria intolerable while infanticide in our country is not only permissible but considered a constitutional right?”
The column was reprinted Monday in The Dallas Morning News, and has already received a fair amount of negative feedback from the pro-choice left. His statements come as Congress readies a vote on Obama’s plan for a possible military strike on Syria.
In the column, entitled “They’re Children Wherever They Are,” Jeffress draws a moral equivalency between the deaths of Syrians at President Assad’s hand, and the death of an unborn child by an abortionist:
Both the Assad atrocities and abortion represent attacks against the most vulnerable members of society: children. We are understandably horrified by the pictures of endless rows of Syrian children’s corpses. But if we laid side by side the remains of the millions of children who have been aborted in the last forty years—many during the second and third trimesters with discernible features—I imagine there would be an even greater outcry from the American people.
Jeffress also points out the moral relativism exhibited by President Obama, who justifies the use of force against Syria to save children, but supports gruesome late-term abortions, even if the unborn child is viable:
The president is unapologetically the staunchest defender of abortion of any American president in history...While an Illinois senator, Obama voted against restricting partial birth abortions — a particularly barbaric act that involves the crushing of a partially born infant’s head and removal of its brain matter through a suction device. Pelosi claimed to reporters that Assad’s actions were “outside of the circle of civilized behavior.” How could anyone believe that the murder of a child inside his mother’s womb would not also fall outside that circle?
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