Thank you, Milt and Joan Rogers, for your strong argument for choice. Your letter asked, "Would Jesus vote pro-choice?" I have examined the evidence and decided you are correct. Jesus would vote pro-choice.
Let's examine the mythology. When citizens brought an adulteress to Jesus, he let the citizens decide what to do about it. He did not tell them, "Kill her."
Instead he let the citizens decide for themselves. He said, "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone."
Mary, who was without sin, did not immediately start stoning the woman, showing that Mary also supported the woman's right to make her own decisions.
After everyone left, did Jesus tell the woman, "Stop committing adultery or I'll kill your gynecologist."? He did not. He gave the woman some advice but let her make up her own mind.
Later, when Jesus knew he was going to die, he did not tell Judas, "If you betray me, I'll steal your lunch money." He told Judas to do what he had to do.
Earlier he told Peter, "You will deny me before the cock crows."
Peter said, "I will not."
Jesus said, "Mm-hmm."
Peter said, "Not me."
Jesus said, "Yeah, you."
Peter said, "I'd never."
Jesus said," We'll see."
Thanks, Milt and Joan Rogers, for making your strong argument that Jesus would vote pro-choice. I'm sure you expected your question to be rhetorical, but I actually thought about it and decided you were correct. Jesus would vote pro-choice.
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