The American Life League finally tells the truth

The group believes good Christians should rally around the rights of unborn babies -- not the needs of the poor.

By Lynn Harris

Published June 6, 2007 7:15PM (EDT)

Oh yes, they did. The American Life League (ALL) -- in a press release, not muttered comments hastily "clarified" by a scrambling spokesperson -- stated the following: "It is shameful that Christians would rally around the physical needs of the poor and ignore the deaths of untold millions of babies."

The statement is a criticism by Erik Whittington, the group's youth outreach director, of Pentecost 2007: Taking Vision to the Streets, a conference (running through today) whose goal is to place "poverty at the top of our nation's agenda." The conference speakers include "liberal evangelist" Rev. Jim Wallis, and it is sponsored by groups that support cuckoo liberal causes like fighting malaria.

Whittington announced that the League's youth arm would be protesting the conference in order to demonstrate the importance of "putting abortion, not poverty, at the top of the list of social concerns." Now we have it in writing: On the ALL's list, "cart" is officially above "horse."

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Lynn Harris

Award-winning journalist Lynn Harris is author of the comic novel "Death by Chick Lit" and co-creator of She also writes for the New York Times, Glamour, and many others.

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