When we reported in the past on the feminist and LGBT activist who asked women to send her their purity rings so she could have them melted into a golden vagina statue, nobody was really all too surprised. This kind of peccancy is commonplace among a sect of idolatrous religious perpetrators who worship themselves in the name of Jesus. Nadia Bolz-Weber — who looks like a casualty from an explosion in a Crayola factory — now says that she believes that life doesn’t begin until you take your first breath.
In a recent interview with NPR, the pro-choice, pro-LGBT activist told of her harrowing experience of the time she committed murder to her unborn child,
I wasn’t hearing the conversation I was wanting to have. And I wanted to tell my own story as a way of going, “You know what? This experience I had almost destroyed me. Like, it was a really difficult thing, and it really laid me out, and I never once thought it was the wrong decision.”
Get that? It “almost destroyed” her — yet she never once thought it was the wrong decision. Of course, the Bible speaks of lost, unregenerate people who deaden their conscience by suppressing the truth about God (Romans 1). They often surround themselves with people who will affirm them, lie to them, so that they don’t have to face the burden of conscience on their sin.
Of course, we know this to be the judgment of God — that he gives us over to our debased minds and inordinate affections.
Bolz-Weber now defies the logic and truth of God and Scripture by rationalizing her sin, denying the clear truth of not only Scripture, but science, and claiming that life doesn’t begin until one takes their first breath — and tries to defend it by twisting Scripture.
And also just a theological aspect of it that’s woven throughout that story is that for a very long time, the Judeo-Christian thought held that life began with breath. In Genesis, it says that God breathed into dust to create humanity, that that was the moment that we had a living soul. So this idea of life and breath being connected is something that people can sort of hold on to, if they still have an attachment to Judeo-Christian thought, and still allow for, hey, women need to be able to have the decision around family planning and whether they’re going to go through with a pregnancy or not.
Obviously, this is stupid coming from someone who claims to be a Christian. The Bible relentless speaks about God creating and forming us in the womb (Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 139:13-16, etc.) — and when John the Baptist heard the news about Jesus, he jumped for joy inside his mother’s womb (Luke 1:41). Does that sound like a lifeless blob of tissue?