Religious leaders missing from rally against SB 5

I am an Anglican priest who is a member of two organizations, Anglicans and Priests for Life.

I participated in the rally on the steps of Legislative Hall yesterday [June 6] to support a “NO” vote on the SB 5.

I do advocate that Roe v Wade should be overturned, but I also respect that it is currently the law of the land. I feel it is the duty of every minister and priest to uphold the sanctity of all life, from conception to natural death. We are to do this with truth in love, and, as Paul says to Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:24-25: “And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponent with gentleness.” As ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we are to teach, preach, and live out what our savior Christ taught and lived. In Matt. 19:14, Jesus says, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belong the kingdom of heaven.” It is Christ’s instruction to us by His words and deeds that children are important to Him; after all, He is the creator of life. If you are a Christian minister or priest, this is a tenet of the faith.

I saw many pastors at the rally for life, but I was cognizant of the fact that I seemed to be the only one in my clerics. Where were the men who possess the “collar” of our servitude to Jesus Christ? Where were the priests, the presbyters, the reverends and bishops? You were not there. Have you abandoned the Gospel of Jesus Christ, have you abandoned the orphans and the widows, and those, the most vulnerable, who reside in the womb? Have you sold out to the culture of death that is swallowing up Delaware?

I posit the question; you must answer.

I will answer in the words of Joshua 24:15: “And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Presbyters, priests, and bishops: Whom do you serve?

Rev. Canon Jack Clark

St. Peter’s Anglican Church


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