Church of England Forgets to Love Their Neighbor, Just Kill Them if They are a Burden
Contact: Phil Magnan, Director, Biblical Family Advocates, 011-36-1-246-2587, firstname.lastname@example.org
BUDAPEST, Hungary, Nov. 14 /Christian Newswire/ -- Biblical Family Advocates is condemning the declaration that children born with severe disabilities should be left to die. “This indeed should send chills down the spines of all disabled people, as well as those compassionate care givers who truly want to extend loving medical care to those in need, especially when these little one’s have just entered our world.”
So says Phil Magnan, director for Biblical Family Advocates, a Christian pro family organization.
The statements by Tom Butler, Bishop of Southwark are sure to cause outrage among the faithful in the Church of England as well. Bishop Butler is the vice chair of the Church of England's Mission and Public Affairs Council. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=416003&in_page_id=1770
The faithful will have to consider whether it is more prudent to pay attention to one of their Bishops or to consider the compassionate and self sacrificing vision of the Holy Scriptures.
Magnan went on to say, “So if we are to believe that it is compassionate to kill or allow to die those in need, can we throw out Jesus’ admonition about the Good Samaritan? It is stunning to me that the Church of England is losing its sense of right and wrong, based on economics. Using that reasoning, we could take the lives of all kinds of people we do not wish to financially burden ourselves with, like the mentally disabled, the homeless and those in coma’s. But why stop there? Will this end up being a slippery slope to justify the killing of the elderly or the infirmed? This is madness.”
Magnan continued, “How many stories do we have to hear about how disabled people have overcome incredible odds when the doctors themselves had lost hope? This policy is a commentary on how our society views those with disabilities and our sense of compassion. When the bottom line determines who lives or dies, society had better reconsider its priorities in health care. Once a child is killed for these reasons, we have opened a huge door for others to be at risk. Is it not better to err on the side of life rather than death, as we can do better than killing those in need.”