This post was penned a few weeks ago but we decided to hold off on publishing out of respect for the mourners and the generally volatile emotional environment immediately post-Charleston.
Here at F&H we have a fascination with the verbally-gifted but chameleon-like Douglas Wilson. Wilson has, through his verbal skill, managed to make himself a person of incredible influence in Christian circles, despite saying rather politically incorrect things in the past about the South and slavery. With compromisers like Russell Moore using the tragedy in Charleston to take cheap shots at the Confederacy and join the Confederate flag lynch mob (a movement wholly unrelated to preventing murders and a typical symbolic censorship effort of the Left), Wilson penned an epic response comparing the legacy of slavery to that of abortion, and asking whether the same principle attacking the Confederate flag ought to be applied to the United States flag. He even compares the abortion holocaust to Hitler. The social media justice warriors went crazy, and Wilson was forced to make a follow-up post explaining himself, but did not back down from his position. With “conservative” cowards across the country calling for the removal of the flag, Wilson should at least be respected for remaining consistent in his position.
To extend Pastor Wilson’s point, it occurred to me to research the political positions of State Senator Clementa Pinckney, the pastor of the church attacked by Mr. Roof and one of his nine victims. Facts are inconvenient things, and perhaps most inconvenient from the perspective of the white Christian and/or Republican scalawags desperately outdoing each other in public displays of piety, it turns out that Senator Pinckney was an enthusiastic supporter of abortion in the South Carolina legislature.
Now, having personally experienced the incoherence of the average white voter in my local Republican Party, an experience that has made me a monarchist, I can charitably assume that the typical black Democratic voter is ignorant of their duty as Christians, as most of them are, to not vote for a policy of murder of the unborn. In the case of Senator Pinckney, however, no such charity can be assumed. He was presumably an educated man, a leader of his community; and as a legislator, he would have at least a cursory knowledge of each bill he supported or opposed. Unlike a voter, who only has a discrete choice to vote for or against a candidate, Senator Pinckney had the opportunity, if he so desired, to have supported liberal fiscal policies in solidarity with his black constituents while also supporting pro-life legislation. That he chose not to, and this is all too common among black leaders, shows a level of complicity with the darkest evil among the Democratic pro-aborts. That Senator Pinckney also represented himself as a pastor, a man of God, only adds to the indictment (James 3:1).
South Carolina’s upper house features 46 state senators. If we were to divide the number of abortions by that number, it is not implausible to make an argument that Senator Pinckney was indirectly complicit in the murder of thousands of blacks in South Carolina. Dylann Roof, with all of his murderous rage, could not accomplish what the black political leaders have perpetrated on their own people.