|Lesbians sue doctors over unwanted extra child|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Thursday, 20 September 2007 11:24|
I don't like commenting on homosexual issues a whole lot. Not because I don't believe it is wrong, and not because I don't believe this is an important issue. But there are some sites that are so wrapped up in this issue that they seem to have become judgemental in their attitude. I believe we do need to stand up for our freedoms and for the Word of God. But I believe it is not our job to do the work of the Holy Spirit...
...and to me it is more important to proclaim the Gospel than it is to tell people how to live their lives. People know their own sin better than I do, and when they hear the truth they will be able to recognize what is false. So I don't like commenting on homosexual articles just for the sake of it, but only when the Lord gives me a burden to write about a certain article. And this is one of them. A lesbian "couple" in Australia are suing their doctors over the birth of two healthy baby girls. One of the women (presumably the "wife") had undergone IVF treatment in order to give birth to a single child. But doctors implanted two embryos into the woman's womb, and two children were born. The women say the stress of raising two girls has put them under undue strain, and are suing their doctors to the tune of $400,000 Australian dollars.
Quote: ""The two women are seeking more than A$400,000 ($340,000) in damages to help pay for the cost of raising the second child, including private school fees, saying they had made it clear to their doctor that they only wanted one baby. The twins are now 3 years old and the civil case, the first of its kind in Australia, has prompted debate about the value of children and the role of parents. "The litigation involving twins already 3 years old undermines the importance of parenthood," conservative government Senator Guy Barnett said on Thursday.
Not only for two lesbians to undergo IVF treatment to have a child, which could not be produced by natural means. Not only to have two healthy children, something which is denied many heterosexual couples. But to demand a single child, and to sue their doctors when two are born? It just boggles my mind, the callousness of some people. These people ought to be exiled to Zambia, and then they would know what stress is... when your only worldly possessions are the clothes on your back and a few pots and pans, and you are blessed if your children live... Life is cheap. And it's not just lesbians, around one million children are aborted in the United States each year. To put that in perspective, that is the equivalent of a September 11th attack every day of the year. And people say God will not judge America? And the United Kingdom isn't much better either. What this article shows us is that the days prophesied in the New Testament are now upon us, when men and women will be without natural affection.
2nd Timothy 3:1-5
Praise God that He is going to judge this world for its wickedness, and will set everything in order when He comes. But in the meantime, we need to be living epistles, read of all men (2nd Corinthians 3:2). Our lives bear testament to what we believe, and although we may not realize it at times, others do see a difference in us. That is why it is important to walk circumspectly before others. Perhaps the only Christians your unsaved friend may know is some judgemental Christian who finds fault in everybody else, or says one thing and does another. Believe me I've known some, sad to say, even in my own assembly. Maybe by your right living and humble attitude, your friend will see that Christ is real and that they too can have their sins forgiven. That is why I think it is important to preach the Gospel, without being condescending to others... not excusing their sins but showing them grace which much more abounds (Romans 5:20). I myself feel that if there was anything more I could do for this site in being a witness for God, I would do it. But the Lord has not called me to be a preacher, and He has not called me to speak to any great congregation. All the Lord calls us to be is faithful to Him, and I guess if we owe Him anything it is that.