Posted by Gary on October 24, 2008
Ephesians 5:11-14 “Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
(I normally do not comment on the actions and words of celebrities because most of them are not saved and there is no reason to expect from them anything other than sinful words and behavior, but because Bono claims Christ as Savior I write the following):
Earlier this week Bono addressed the CA Women’s conference speaking of the plight of children in Africa. Bono stated that men have developed an “ability” to live with the “absurdity” of what is happening to Africa’s children and then declared that “women haven’t”.
It is amazing to watch the blindness that veils the eyes of people who can on one hand see the value of some children’s lives and be concerned for their plight while supporting the ruthless murder of others. While I’m sure there were women in attendance who hold the lives of the unborn as sacred you can be sure that the overall majority in attendance here are ardent supporters of infant murder (Bono makes reference to the presence of the “Great Gloria Steinem”).
Women haven’t developed an ability to live with the absurdity of what is happening to children? First of all, absurdity will not suffice. Severing an infants limbs and vacuuming them out of the their mother’s womb or delivering them up to the head and then puncturing a hole at the base of their skull and suctioning out their brain is not absurd, it is murderous and wicked.
How could Bono say that women haven’t developed this ability to live with the plight of children when they murder 42 million of their own each year?
You know how this works don’t you? How does the devil blind us to the evil of our ways? He always gives us something good to do. Who isn’t for helping the orphaned, needy children of Africa? Yet it is this proper concern for some children that we use to justify our willing participation and support of the murder of other children. We must be good people, we care about the children in Africa!
It is really very scary. If you watch the video above (I suggest at least from the 7:30 mark on) you will hear the hush that falls over the room as Bono holds before us the plight of Africa’s children and urges us to action and yet how many children have had their lives ruthlessly ended by those sitting there listening?
What Bono did here was immoral and shameless. While speaking to a group of adoring women he referred to men as those who have “a penis but no conscience”. Bono brought an obligation on himself when he passed judgment on the consciences of some, his obligation at that point was to speak to all. How dare you Bono speak to an auditorium full of women who murder children and say nothing about their consciences. Yes, you were loved, you were the hero and you were false.
Bono near the conclusion stated:
“You do not have to explain to the women of America, the mothers of America, the value of a child’s life (pause) on far away shores, that I’m sure.”
Yes Bono, a great number of America’s women need to have the value of a child’s life explained to them and no group needed it explained to them more than the group you were speaking to and you said nothing. You as a false prophet deceived their consciences by assuring them that their hearts are good because they care about children who have escaped the womb and said nothing about those don’t. Why were you silent about them? What does this say about your male conscience?
I do not even know if Bono opposes abortion (the Christianity of our day allows the support of infant murder you know) but if he does I know why he did not condemn it here…because to have spoken truth on this occasion would have been to forfeit the love and adoration of his listeners. Bono would have moved from being an idolized rock star to God’s spokesmen. Instead of throwing bras at Bono they would have thrown rocks.
Ezekiel 3:17-18 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, in order to save his life, that wicked person shall die for his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.”
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