Drinking Ted Turner's Kool-Aid...

A total population of 250–300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal. - Ted Turner

Reports the Independent, "Israel gave birth control to Ethiopian Jews without their consent." The birth control forced on the Ethiopians often was Depo-Provera which, being an innoculation against the disease of pregnancy, functions perfectly without any cooperation on the part of the woman. Responding to the charges, "Rick Hodes, who runs the JDC clinic in Gondar, said the group offers family planning as part of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, one of which is universal access to reproductive health."

You see, Obamacare's mandate that Christians and Roman Catholics fund the abortions of their employees is only President Obama implementing, on our sovereign soil, the United Nations' Millenium Development Goals.

To the rescue comes Cal Beisner who has done yeoman's work countering the sleepy aquiescence of Reformed academics, pastors, and elders to those hectoring mother-in-laws intent on writing into law that the earth is the earth's and the fullness thereof, and that "humans" stewarding this earth in support of man's fruitfulness and multiplication is as morally repugnant as a poor Ethiopian Jewish woman, pregnant...

Repeatedly God has commanded us, "Be fruitful and multiply." Sadly, though, these commands are in the Old Testament and the Reformed church can't quite pull herself loose from dispensationalism. This is how we've arrived at this strange place where we watch the Roman Catholics obey this command and accumulate children as Reformed households accumulate degrees and prestige.

Life is short and no man ever dies wishing he'd had fewer children. Near the end of his life David's and my Dad said a number of times that the greatest joy of his life had been his children. And trust me—I myself caused him much sorrow.

Anyhow, if you need some help resisting the sirens calling for "humankind's" suicide, check out Cal Beisner's Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation. It's an excellent place to start. Sign up for his "Bunk and Double-Bunk" e-mails. Read this selection of idiots calling for humankind to drink their Kool-Aid.

Tim Bayly

Tim serves Clearnote Church, Bloomington, Indiana. He and Mary Lee have five children and fifteen grandchildren.


Now if Ted Turner really believed what he was saying, he'd reduce the world's population by one, wouldn't he?   Or maybe he'd channel his inner Anders Breivik prior to that.

Just sayin'.

I think Mr Turner should stick to running restaurants. He has a seriously good thing going there and the pity is, I can't go anymore because I can't bring myself to put another dime in the man's pocket. 

I'd also recommend the work of Jonathan Last, "What to Expect When No One's Expecting". The dirty little secret of population control efforts brought to us by Ted "Malthus" Turner and friends is that growing populations are innovative --- and are actually *better* stewards of creation. 


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