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When "Pro-Life" Means "We Don't Protest — Well, Not for Gun Control. Abortion Is Another Matter."

Posted on the 15 March 2018 by William Lindsey @wdlindsy
Two PA Catholic Schools to Pray Instead of Protest in Walkout Over Gun Violence— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 14, 2018

Strange, isn't it? When it's a question of sending busloads of students to march against abortion in "pro-life" marches, Catholic schools have no qualms whatsoever about encouraging open protest by their students.1)— William D. Lindsey (@wdlindsy) March 14, 2018

But when it's a matter of a pro-life march for gun control, suddenly many Catholic schools discover it's better for their students to "pray" than to march.
This sort of gives away the whole "pro-life" game, does it not? 2)— William D. Lindsey (@wdlindsy) March 14, 2018

Catholic Schools Pray Instead of Protest for National School Walkout - Catholic schools across the nation decided to pray instead of protest for the National School Walkout on Wednesday.— (@mrctv) March 14, 2018

8 in 10 white evangelicals & 6 in 10 white Catholics & Mormons elected Donald Trump, claiming "pro-life" motivation.
I will not forget.— William D. Lindsey (@wdlindsy) November 6, 2017

If you think about it, this is a story about when "praying" isn't praying at all — any more than "pro-life" is actually pro-life in what the "pro-life" movement has made of itself. It's a story about the capacity of people  to lie to themselves spectacularly and to lie to others, as they claim the highest of ideals and the moral high road. While the road they walk along (and lead others along) is anything but the high road (see: Trump presidency, for which 6 in 10 white "pro-life" Catholics voted) . . . .

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