On my soapbox.

Here is the chance for churches to redeem themselves. Evangelicals could extend their stance on “Pro-life.” They could extend their Pro-life beyond birth. Yes, beyond birth. As it is now almost all church people generally lose interest in the young single mother and her new born immediately after the child is born. Leaving single moms to their own struggles of taking care of herself and the new born infant.

Churches should take a hard look at providing low cost or free childcare, food, and day-to-day necessities for working moms and their babies. This could be a fantastic new ministry for Evangelicals and other faith based institutions. Especially if government is not allowed to help. Perhaps churches should put their new building expansion programs on hold and help a few struggling working moms instead. Struggling teen or older single Moms who were pressured into foregoing abortion.

Again, what would Jesus do? Where is our humanity? What is a church’s mission? Extend that mission beyond birth.

Published by Okie Beyond borders

I come from a family who migrated from the parched red dirt Plaines of southern rural Oklahoma. Migrating to blue collar working class community of East Los Angeles. There is where I was born. I am Mr. Writermelon. I can only write what my grammar and spell checker allows. I am neither profound nor profane. Boy howdy! Send comment to: Mr.writermelon@gmail.com

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