Delaware Lutheran Minister Stands for Life

On The Square provides this letter written by a Lutheran Minister who was approached by a Presbyterian Minister about supporting SB5 to support embryo-destructive research in Delaware:

Dear Kit,

I am sure that you write with the noblest of intentions. However, I need to tell you that I have absolutely no interest in signing a letter to encourage our legislators to introduce into Delaware an alien gospel in line with the Third Reich’s “lebensunwertes Leben.” It saddens me to find Christians willing to jump on that bandwagon. I am also sure that there will be ethical issues or ministries of justice or charity where we can and will work together, so I do not see this nor do I intend this as a door slamming in your face.

In Christ’s Peace,

The Rev. Matthew M. Hummel, M.A., S.T.S.
Pastor, Saint Stephen’s Lutheran Church
Dean, Delmarva Conference/DEMD Synod/ELCA
B.A., Environmental Sciences, Virginia

Father of an adopted child

Brother of a profoundly disabled sibling

Son of one parent who has died of cancer

Friend of several people with various neuromuscular degenerative diseases

Spiritual caregiver to many who have died of diseases that “could be cured but for the recalcitrant obscurantist Christians”—so please don’t tell me I don’t get it. I get it all rather too well. I grew up in a household where Pastor Niemöller’s words were taught at an early age: “First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.”

Only difference is, this time, they are starting with the unborn.

It’s always good to see other Christian denominations standing for the Life God gave us all.

Quote of the Day

“[W]e are confirmed in the opinion, that the present age would be deficient in their duty to God, their posterity and themselves, if they do not establish an American republic. This is the only form of government we wish to see established; for we can never be willingly subject to any other King than He who, being possessed of infinite wisdom, goodness and rectitude, is alone fit to possess unlimited power.”

Instructions of Malden, Massachusetts for a Declaration of Independence, 27 May 1776