I am responding once again to Lynda Kirkpatrick for the sake of defending the Christian worldview, not her attacks against me. I am writing as a Christian, not a registered voter. I have no allegiance to any political party, which allows me to critique them all with equal veracity.
Kirkpatrick appears to view my critique as a political dispute: Democrat vs. Republican. However, she misunderstood my letter. My goal was to critique Kirkpatrick’s feminist ideology from a Christian perspective. I believe the Christian worldview is the only true and consistent one (that doesn’t mean Christians always apply it consistently). If you hold a false worldview, you’ll always be inconsistent because false beliefs lead to false practices, well-meaning or not.
In my last letter, I tried to represent the feminist position fairly and demonstrate how it is inherently inconsistent in belief and practice. I have also shown how Kirkpatrick’s behavior also reflects this problem. I do not doubt the sincerity of her beliefs. However, the more she writes, the more she proves my point. In her recent response to me, she claims to be pro-choice and pro-life. The reader can decide if that’s consistent.
Regarding human life, Christianity teaches all people (born and unborn) are created in God’s image (Gen. 1:27; Psalm 139:13-16). Therefore, Christians protect human life from conception to grave. In the Christian worldview, we have no authority (or “choice”) to
kill unborn children or allow others to do so. If Christianity is true, abortion is murder. If Christianity is true, God reigns above politics and will judge any rebellion against his truth by Democrats or Republicans.
My letter was not intended as an opinion piece, a political attack or a personal attack. I was exposing Kirkpatrick’s false views and presenting truth claims from a Christian worldview. Kirkpatrick has denied those claims but has failed to demonstrate how they are wrong. Instead, she has tried to distract readers from the substance of my arguments. I invite readers to review our exchange and decide for themselves. In closing, I want to thank the newspaper and editorial staff for allowing this discussion to appear in their publication.
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