Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission, stated during the 2008 election: “What I hear from people is,  ” ‘John McCain was not my first choice, John McCain was not my second choice, John McCain was not my third choice.  However, I would rather have a third-rate fireman than a first-class arsonist.’ And they view Obama as a first-class arsonist.”

Yet, Rev. Frank Page, former president of the Southern Baptist  Convention, was asked to serve on President Obama’s Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Rev. Page has said in the past: “I am unapologetically pro-life in my stance….I believe the Scripture which prohibits the taking of life includes the innocent unborn.”

You have to think Obama’s people didn’t properly vet Rev. Page. One is hard put to find a glimmer of pro-life sentiment among the President’s recent appointees.

Rev. Frank Page says he told the White House that he is “seeing this consistent pattern of removing any pro-life protection, so I am deeply concerned…..I have stated that concern and will continue to state it.”

Last week Obama took steps to eliminate enforcement of previous laws that would protect healthcare providers who did not wish to take part in abortion-related  procedures. However, after Rev. Page objected to the removal of conscience protections for medical providers, he says he got a letter from the White House. “Promising me in writing that President Obama would never be a part of forcing anyone to perform an abortion against his or her conscience.”

Earlier Obama had reversed the Mexico City policy that prevented taxpayer money from being used for anti-life “family planning” procedures. Now Obama’s latest move is opening the door to funding the production of embryos for stem cell research. Obama has said, “And we will ensure that our government never opens the door to the use of cloning for human reproduction. It is dangerous, profoundly wrong and has no place in our society, or any society.” Note well — this last statement must be carefully parsed: He said he will not approve cloning for “human reproduction.”    He did not say he would not approve cloning for experimentation.  He is, in fact, now approving cloning for experimentation and, when you get right down to it, he is approving
any cloning. Cloning, by definition, reproduces another human being whether or not that human is ever born.  I see this talk as highly duplicitous.

Reverend Page observes rightly that Obama is one by one removing every vestige of protection that had been put in place to protect human life. It seems he is dead set on killing the unborn.

I wonder if Rev. Page will be able to keep his post and still stand for life.  He has said, “But if I feel at some point that I’m just a token conservative, or fundamentalist — some see me that way up there — then I will resign, because I don’t have time just to be a token voice.”

Time will tell. Let’s all watch and see.


Instead, let your message be ‘Yes’ for ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ for ‘No.’ Anything more than that comes from the evil one.  —  Matthew 5:37