Friday, February 18, 2005

Happily Boycotting Pro-Choice Oscar and Friends

From the Drudge Report :

Shock Oscar host Chris Rock recently declared that abortion in the United States is a "beautiful thing!"

"Abortion, it's beautiful, it's beautiful abortion is legal. I love going to an abortion rally to pick up women, cause you know they are f**king," Rock said during his club routine.

Veteran members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have grown concerned over the choice of Chris Rock to represent the Academy before a worldwide audience, well-placed insiders claim.

"This is not who we are," said one top source from Los Angeles.


That's not who they are? That's arguable.


For what it's worth, I wrote to my local ABC affiliate:

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We regretfully decline to view this year's Academy Awards program on ABC with Chris Rock as the host, due to Mr. Rock's comment that abortion is "a beautiful thing."

At best, Mr. Rock trivializes a grave matter. It is less than entertaining, and we prefer not to hear any more from him in any forum.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Julie Shockley
Mesa, AZ


I doubt my viewership will be missed. However, it is past time for these side-show entertainers to step off their soap boxes about social issues. Abortion is too serious to waste time listening to the remarks of people who use their heads only for photo-ops.


At 1:04 PM, Blogger O_My_O_My__Why said...

Dear Mrs. Shockley,

I have been following your blog. I would make one suggestion.

First, I admire your willingness to help stop abortion.

As you probably already realize, abortion will not cease.
It was present before Roe v. Wade and it will be present after our lifetimes.

If there is desire to help, I suggest you do.

I suggest you do what you would have had someone do for you.

Are you willing to stand outside an abortion clinic and take in a pregnant, helpless and lost young woman and her yet to be born? NO strings attached?

God Bless You

At 7:30 AM, Blogger Silent Rain Drops said...

O my, O my....

Thank you for following my blog. Your comment is appreciated, and I look forward to your response to my questions:

Can you help me understand how the fact that abortion has always been and will always be with us is relevant? Since Cain slew Abel, we have been killing each other. Sin is not justified by its existence.

As to what I should be doing, please tell me what I have written that makes you think I lack the compassion to do as you suggest? I ask, because John 18:23 came immediately to mind when I read your recommendation: "Jesus answered him, 'If I have spoken wrongly, bear witness to the wrong; but if I have spoken rightly, why do you strike me?'" Not that you struck me, of course. But your words seem to indicate that there is something lacking in what I do.

If we are blessed, we are able to use the gifts God gave us for His purposes. Romans 9:21 - "Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for beauty and another for menial use?" Here in this forum, I am a menial wordsmith of sorts, or perhaps I flatter myself. But not everyone can take the same role or perform the same duties. There is a need for many workers in the harvest. If all of them were gatherers, who would cut the wheat?

At 7:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


I suggest to you continue to do what God has called you to do. There is no glory in following suggestions of man. God calls each of us for different tasks in his overall plan, and you are a light shining over the darkness of abortion. God bless you for listening to his direction and your contribution to society and the Pro-Life cause.

At 8:57 AM, Blogger O_My_O_My__Why said...

Romans 9:21

Paul knew that once he mentioned the idea of God as a potter, every Jew would turn his mind back to the great prophet that originally used this parable: Jeremiah 18:1-4. Then, as no parable is meant to be applicable in every detail and can normally be used to communicate only one main truth, Jeremiah expressed the interpretation that God Himself gave of the vision: Jeremiah 18:5-12.

In other words, just as a potter is limited in what he can make of the clay by its response to his hands, so God is limited in what He can make of you and me-by our response to His molding. A lump of clay may appear to have a perfectly smooth consistency but as the potter works it, some particle or softness spoils the vessel being molded and the potter has to rework it into something else. So, in Jeremiah 18:7,9, God states clearly that any plans that He has for your life and mine are utterly dependent on our moral response.

Indeed, you might say that God has contingent plans for our lives-contingent upon how we respond to His will that we should become like Him and His Son, so that His molding of us for certain purposes is utterly determined by our own response to Him as Our Father; like any potter, our Creator looks at the piece of clay, sees into the very heart of it's substance, perceives what we really are, and, in the light of that, begins to mold us by revelation, experience and circumstances into vessels for beauty or for menial use.

At 11:36 AM, Blogger Silent Rain Drops said...

O My, O my...

Your second comment is interesting, if somewhat non-responsive. I am not sure how it ties into your first comment. I have made no secret of my own weaknesses (they are many), so I still do not understand the purpose of your suggestion. If is important to you that I do, perhaps you will explain further.

Thank you, Anon, for your encouragement, and for saying "There is no glory in following the suggestions of man." I was reading 1 Corinthians this morning, and if I am not taking it out of context, I think it is said there, too, in 1 Cor 3:19: "For the wisdom of this world is folly with God."

At 12:47 PM, Blogger O_My_O_My__Why said...

Ecclesiastes 11

Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again.

Give portions to seven, yes to eight, for you do not know what disaster may come upon the land.

If clouds are full of water, they pour rain upon the earth.

Whether a tree falls to the South or to the North, in the place where it falls, there will it lie.

Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.

As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother's womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.......

.....So then, banish anxiety from your heart and cast off the troubles of your body, for youth and vigor are meaningless.

The suggestion was:

"do what you would have had someone do for you."

The unanswered question was:

"Are you willing to stand outside an abortion clinic and take in a pregnant, helpless and lost young woman and her yet to be born? NO strings attached?"

You need only answer to yourself.

Thus, who cares whether one is a door-keeper in the house of the Lord or the leader of the angel choir, whether one is a mighty staff in God's hand or a little insignificant nail-as long as one is doing what we were made for-there lies perfect, perfect peace!

My Prayer:
God Bless you my child, and all in your household and all that may come into your household.


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