by John Hawkins | February 16, 2005 12:14 am
Geeze, do those of us who are pro-life have to be as oversensitive as leftist PC weenies out there? Does this sort of enormous overreaction actually help the cause?
“Pro-abortion Hollywood has sunk to a new low. Chris Rock, the person chosen to host the year’s premier entertainment awards show, has called abortion a ‘beautiful thing,'” said Erik Whittington, director of American Life League’s Rock for Life.
“This is just another example of the immoral attitude that permeates the celebrity community. It’s time for this to stop. A line must be drawn, and Rock must be removed as host of the Academy Awards show.”
During a recent comedy club routine, Rock was quoted as saying, “it’s beautiful (that) abortion is legal.” “Rock’s statement is repulsive,” said Whittington. “In the name of comedy, he is making light of abortion – a heinous act that violently takes the lives of preborn babies and traumatizes women.”
Far too often, celebrities use their star power to push the pro-abortion agenda. “It is tragic that so many in Hollywood have chosen to embrace the Culture of Death,” said Whittington.
“Unfortunately these individuals do have some influence, especially over young people. Rock for Life is calling on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to remove Chris Rock as host of this year’s awards show. If the Academy keeps Rock as the host, we encourage pro-lifers to send a message to both the awards show and its sponsors by not tuning in.”
Saying “I was joking” isn’t an all purpose excuse that allows you to duck responsibility for anything you say. That being said, it’s also a mistake to treat a comedian doing stand-up like he’s a Senator doing a stump speech.
You want to make a difference on the abortion issue? Keep the heat on W. to appoint strict constructionists to the bench and in time, after someone like Sandra Day O’Connor or John Paul Stevens is replaced, Roe Vs. Wade will eventually be overturned. From there on out, it’ll be a state by state fight to get abortion banned.
That’s where the anti-abortion movement needs to focus its energy, not on meaningless fights with comedians…
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