(Capstone Report) Rights in general and gun rights in particular are necessary to protect innocent life from criminals and tyrants regardless of what radicals at The Gospel Coalition say.
“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” –Benjamin Franklin
A senior editor at The Gospel Coalition attacked the idea of “rights” in response to the school shooting. Brett McCracken of TGC compared abortion rights with gun rights.
According to the TGC senior editor McCraken, “We’ve utterly failed our children when: They can be brutally killed in the womb because enough adults clamor for abortion rights. They can be brutally killed in the classroom because enough adults clamor for gun rights. A child’s life is more precious than our rights.”
This is confused political commentary masquerading as something pious. Therefore, it is dangerous.
Note how it conflates something absurd “abortion rights” with something important “gun rights.” Also, note the attack on the concept of rights.
All of this is dangerous.
Conservatives rightly mocked the inanity of the assertion. For example this gem, “We’ve utterly failed our children when: We insist upon driving motor vehicles, leaving over 600 children dead each year, and 90,000 injured. Our selfish desire to drive a car, rather than walk is literary killing children. A child’s life is more precious than our right to drive.”
This highlights the double standard in progressive evangelical thinking on social issues: The only things that matter to them are the stories headlining on CNN and MSNBC.
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Editor’s Note. This article was written and published by the Capstone Report