I know I post a lot of stuff. (I really just try to keep ya’ll informed. Doing the news thing, social-like.)
But I want to be clear: to me this is a moral thing.
If you give me a Democrat who recognizes the inherent dignities of every human being, born and unborn, I will vote for them.
If you give me a Republican who recognizes the inherent dignities of every human being, born and unborn, I will vote for them.
Since neither does either very well, I base my choices on which candidate does so better.
And I try to do journalism that amplifies the voices of those who get drowned out, to make sure that truth is told, to be ethical.
Repeat after me:
The unborn baby is being made in the image of God.
The Honduran immigrant baby being pulled out of her mother’s arms is made in the image of God.
The transgendered person using a restaurant bathroom with you is made in the image of God.
The rural unemployed mom struggling with opioid addiction and keeping the lights on is made in the image of God.
The Syrians fleeing violence across the Mediterranean Sea are made in the image of God.
These are icons. These are what we must protect.
I try to keep it simple:
Is this a human being? yes.
If yes, is its dignity being threatened? Yes or no
If yes, help it. If no, applaud its victory.
Humans do not infest or inconvenience.