As we saw earlier this week, the Bible does not label abortion as murder, nor does it classify “the unborn” as persons. Where, then, did the religious right get the idea that abortion is such a mortal sin? Daylight Atheism has the answer.
Ask any observer of American politics today to name the most influential figures of the religious right, and some familiar names are likely to come up – Pat Robertson, Tim LaHaye, James Dobson, John Hagee, Tony Perkins, Roy Moore, and others. But one name that’s not as likely to appear is Francis Schaeffer. That is a regrettable oversight, because even though Schaeffer died in 1982, he is possibly the one person most responsible for the existence of the religious right as we know it today.
A most intriguing read. I’m adding it to the Recommended Reading list.