Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Anti-Choice League

I wasn't going to say anything, but let's get this on the table. Krispy Kreme is having an Inauguration Day special. Here's their statement:
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) is honoring American's sense of pride and freedom of choice on Inauguration Day, by offering a free doughnut of choice to every customer on this historic day, Jan. 20. By doing so, participating Krispy Kreme stores nationwide are making an oath to tasty goodies -- just another reminder of how oh-so-sweet "free" can be.

Mmm, free doughnuts, that sounds good. No, wait, New Years resolution, no doughnuts for me, man, this is some bad timing!

Here's how the American Life League sees it:
Just an unfortunate choice of words? For the sake of our Wednesday morning doughnut runs, we hope so. The unfortunate reality of a post Roe v. Wade America is that "choice" is synonymous with abortion access and celebration of 'freedom of choice' is a tacit endorsement of abortion rights on demand. KRISPY KREME CELEBRATES OBAMA WITH PRO-ABORTION DOUGHNUTS

I guess I ... I ... I don't know what to say here. The old beatnik existentialist in me says that choice is the crux of being human, some have written that we are only truly human beings when we are making a choice. Even if you're just choosing which kind of free doughnut you'd like.

But to some people, choice is only a dirty word, it's something they are opposed to. Choosing a free doughnut means you support baby-killing, see?

They're not finished ...
President-elect Barack Obama promises to be the most virulently pro-abortion president in history. Millions more children will be endangered by his radical abortion agenda.

Celebrating his inauguration with "Freedom of Choice" doughnuts – only two days before the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to decriminalize abortion – is not only extremely tacky, it's disrespectful and insensitive and makes a mockery of a national tragedy.

A misconstrued concept of "choice" has killed over 50 million preborn children since Jan. 22, 1973. Does Krispy Kreme really want their free doughnuts to celebrate this "freedom.""

You know how they say, just think about people starving around the world and your life won't seem to bad? This is one of those. My little life may be boring, but at least I'm not one of these people.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want my free doughnut.

We went downtown yesterday. I have never seen more tour busses in my life.

My sister's here for the inauguration. She's very excited.

January 19, 2009 8:34 AM  
Blogger Orin Ryssman said...

Good is a doughnut...a free one at that! Krispe Kreme are good, but has anyone else tried a Lamar's doughnut? The chocolate iced original is the best!

Still Jim, you miss the crux of the issue every bit as much as the so-called "Anti-Choice" League, and certainly President Obama should understand this issue (of all people). The Bible he used to take the Presidential Oath of Office was the same one used by Abraham Lincoln. For Lincoln the central issue of his day was the enslavement of one race of people by another. For those, like myself, that speak out in behalf of those yet unborn, the issue is even more serious - the destruction of human life (that is, slaves had life and a hope of liberty). We can dress it up all we want by calling it a "right to privacy" or the "freedom to choose", but the moral reality and consequence will not go away. Much like Lady Macbeth, we too can cry "Out, damn'd spot! out, I say!" Still, the stain will not go away.

President Obama may yet make good on his promise to sign a legislative version of Roe v. Wade into law, furthering still the unlimited public license for the use of private lethal force. However, just as surely as torture leaves a moral stain upon those that permit and conduct it, so does the violence that accompanies the destruction of innocent human life.

Something to consider on such a momentous day in American history. May God bless President Obama with wisdom as he strives in to govern these United States.

January 20, 2009 10:54 PM  

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