Saturday, February 24, 2007

Can Pro-Lifers Find Inspiration From "Amazing Grace?"

Much is being made of the new movie "Amazing Grace" which was released yesterday. I posted earlier about this interesting production. Concerned Women for America issued their release on the movie and claims Wilberforce was a model for today’s grassroots activists.
“The movie Amazing Grace will rouse a new generation of Christians to follow in the footsteps of forgotten hero William Wilberforce,” said Concerned Women for America’s President Wendy Wright. This inspiring biography depicts the life of William Wilberforce, a Member of Parliament who fought to end Britain’s slave trade, and the influence of his mentor John Newton, a former slave ship captain and author of the hymn Amazing Grace.


“Along with his persistent pressing for laws to abolish slavery, Wilberforce educated and activated citizens to create a climate for legislators to pass virtuous laws. He exposed the horrors of the slave trade, placed the evidence publicly to cause all to see, gathered petitions, held rallies, assembled coalitions, promoted slogans and jabbed people’s consciences over the right of all humans to be free and treated with dignity,” said Wendy Wright.

That last paragraph sounds like a prescription for the abolition of the grave injustice of abortion in Canada. The unborn in Canada need their own Wilberforce.

Is there anyone in Canada who currently comes close to doing this kind of work except to put an end to abortion? Anyone got any names for me?


Post a Comment

<< Home