An Open Letter To Anne Lamott

The slow release of these videos and the mounting outrage they’ve provoked have prompted some very ungainly statements from Planned Parenthood supporters — including you.

As a Christian, I know you care about justice. At minimum, that’s what this scandal is about. When Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them,” he didn’t mean for us to hasten the meeting so we could cash in on their organs.

 

Dear Anne,

I started reading you at Salon almost a decade ago. Your story about the carpet guy was my initiation. Since then, I’ve read several of your books and essays.

I’ve always known you were far more socially and theologically liberal than I. But you had good things to say, and I enjoyed how you said them. I cannot, however, say the same for your recent tweet in support of Planned Parenthood.

This scandal has carved a sharp divide through the media world. That’s to be expected. The folks at The Center for Medical Progress have obviously read a little Alinksy and know the importance of tactics. Good for them. But the slow release of these videos and the mounting outrage they’ve provoked have prompted some very ungainly statements from Planned Parenthood supporters—including you.

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