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(Tim) Really, what more is there to say about "If my father were still alive, he'd have converted to Eastern Orthodoxy" Franky Schaeffer?
His trajectory was set twenty-five years ago with little but dishonor
and shame since. Here's the latest in that line, taken from a piece he wrote for the Huffington Post
(ephasis in the original). Yes, I know Franky's larger argument is to
move the Democratic Party toward electability by getting them to
distance themselves from the albatross of late term abortion, but the context of this piece is immaterial to me as I remember
Francis Schaeffer while reading these words...

I have argued here in the Huffington Post that I consider myself pro-life (though I believe abortion must also be legal) and yet I am an avid supporter of Senator Obama. ...More than thirty years after helping to launch the evangelical pro-life
movement I am filled with bitter regret for the unintended
consequences. Mea culpa!

...To most Americans--including me--it is gut-check self-evident that a fertilized egg is not a person,
because personhood is a lot more than a collection of chromosomes in a
Petri dish or in the womb.

Perception is reality in politics, maybe in ethics too. And to many
Americans the Democrats, at least in perception, adopted an absolutist
pro-choice platform, guaranteed to alienate many reasonable and
compassionate people who would otherwise allow some abortions and be on
the Democrat's side on almost all the other issues of the day from gay
rights to stopping the Iraq war.

It seems to me that there will always be a need for some abortions
to terminate pregnancies gone wrong. Sometimes
compassion means saying yes to a thirteen-year-old who has
been molested or raped. Whatever her fundamentalist parents want she
must have the right to an abortion.

So, we're to understand Franky believes in the necessity of abortion
remaining legal; also "gay rights;" also a thirteen year old girl's
freedom to kill her unborn child against the will of her
"fundamentalist" father and mother.

Those who love Francis and Edith Schaeffer might consider backing into
Franky's tent and covering him with a blanket. The man seems incapable of behavior honoring the Fifth