Senator Biden and Christian college profs...
(Tim, w/thanks to David) Last week, Senator Biden went public with his position concerning the slaughter of little children. The New York Times reported it this way:
(Senator Biden declared) that as a Catholic, he believes life begins at conception. But the Delaware senator added that he would not impose his personal views on others...
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In the interview Sunday, Mr. Biden tried to walk the line between the staunch abortion-rights advocates in his party and his own religious beliefs. While he said he did not often talk about his faith, he said of those who disagree with him: âThey believe in their faith and they believe in human life, and they have differing views as to when life â Iâm prepared as a matter of faith to accept that life begins at the moment of conception.â
With slight reworking, am I right in wondering whether this summary of Senator Biden's position might not bear some resemblance to the position held by many enlightened evangelicals such as the Covenant College profs who believe Senator Obama is a Christian and support his presidential candidacy?
We might rephrase it this way:
Last week, a significant minority of Covenant College professors declared that, as members of the Presbyterian Church in America, they believe life begins at conception. But the Lookout Mountain scholars added they support Senator Obama for president because they would not impose their personal views on others. They seemed to be making an effort to walk the line between the staunch opposition to abortion of their school's trustees and their own endorsment of Senator Obama's Christian faith and support of his presidential candidacy.
While they said they prefer not to speak for the record on such deeply personal matters, they made this statement to the press: "The trustees believe in their faith and they believe in human life, and they have differing views as to when life--we're prepared as a matter of faith to accept that life begins at the moment of conception."