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Professor/Minister at Elon University on Mission to Preach That Abortion isn’t a Sin

Professor/Minister at Elon University on Mission to Preach That Abortion isn’t a Sin

“Abortion is an act of love. Abortion is an act of grace. Abortion is a blessing.”

This just goes to show that you have to do research. Even if you think you’re sending your college student to a place with people of faith, you don’t know what you’re getting.

The College Fix reports:

Elon University professor-minister ‘on a mission’ to preach that abortion is not a sin

A professor of religious studies at Elon University who’s also an ordained Presbyterian minister is, according to the Religion News Service, “on a mission […] to shift the cultural paradigm that abortion is sin.”

Rebecca Todd Peters, garbed in a pink Planned Parenthood sash (pictured), recently told a crowd at a North Carolina Unitarian-Universalist church “I felt God’s presence with me as I made the decision to end two pregnancies and I felt no guilt, no shame, no sin.”

She added: “A forced pregnancy or birth is not holy.”

Peters says that while liberal Protestant denominations are largely in favor of “reproductive rights,” they avoid conversations about it. This leaves Catholics and evangelical Christians in control of the narrative.

She also believes the “underlying assumption” about abortion being a sin comes from Christianity’s “patriarchal vision of womanhood.” For her, any justification for the procedure — not just cases of rape, incest or the mother’s life — is legitimate.

“Abortion is a moral good,” Peters said in the recent sermon. “Abortion is an act of love. Abortion is an act of grace. Abortion is a blessing.”

At Elon, Peters founded the Poverty and Social Justice Program and leads the Abortion & Religion project. The latter states on its website that there’s “a dominant cultural narrative that religion is opposed to abortion [but] vocal and vicious anti-choice Christian voices/activists contribute significantly to the abortion stigma that all women who end pregnancies experience.”

The project features researchers specializing in areas such as Muslim feminist thought, gender and sexuality studies and ethics associated with Catholic decolonial feminism.

Five years ago, Peters refused to say whether unborn babies are human, telling The College Fix “The questions that you ask … are very serious moral questions that require far more substantive reflection and discussion than I could possibly offer.”



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And of course, in typical leftist fashiion, she’s a homely, out of shape POS!

“A forced pregnancy or birth is not holy.”

So she was forced to get pregnant? Twice?

Somehow I doubt it.

Most of the organized Christian denominations have jumped the shark. I think they’re in the “post Biblical era”. They just believe whatever it’s convenient for them to believe whether there’s any basis in theology for it or not.

    WindyHill in reply to Sailorcurt. | July 19, 2023 at 8:28 am

    Most of the organized Christian denominations? No. Only the liberal, progressive ones are bending with the culture like that.

    DSHornet in reply to Sailorcurt. | July 19, 2023 at 11:33 am

    PC(USA) yes. PCA no.

    Just saying she’s “Presbyterian” is misleading. PC(USA) has been losing members since before the early 80s when two “progressive” denominations, PCUS and UPCUSA united because their memberships were declining. They’re still in decline. Most of the remaining members either endorse or are unwilling to challenge such blatantly antibiblical doctrines.

    PCA was formed in 1972 for a reason – there was no room for sound doctrine any more.

A professor of religious studies at Elon University
WHICH religion? Certainly not Christianity.

North Carolina Unitarian-Universalist church
Oh! THAT religion – the one that worships self and “Reason” as gods. Gotcha.

I don’t mind if people believe in awful, evil, satanic religions so much. (I do, actually, but I’m giving some leeway for rhetoric here.) But it really chaps my hide for them to claim to be something else, particularly my religion, Christianity. I understand God’s not real happy about it, either.

questions that require far more substantive reflection and discussion than I could possibly offer
Yes, well, you’ve made it plain you can offer no reflection or discussion on anything of consequence, but especially not morals.
That being the case, would you mind shutting up about it?

I’d love to hear how she gets around the commandment “Thou shalt not kill”

    SophieA in reply to rochf. | July 19, 2023 at 10:27 am

    She must adhere to The Ten Suggestions” alternate version her cult of lies espouse.

    BTW son spent one year at Elon Law School. Transferred to UGA law to get away from those nutty leftist Covidians.

    DSHornet in reply to rochf. | July 19, 2023 at 11:37 am

    The proper translation is “Do not murder,” but it comes down to the same thing. Of course, she might say that an unborn child at an early stage is only a nonviable clump of cells, The “before you were born I knew you” I guess doesn’t count.

Sweetie, if you don’t want to go to Chicago, don’t get on the train.

“I felt no guilt, no shame, no sin”

That’s how Cain felt after he killed Abel.

If God confronted and said, “Where is that precious baby I gave you?” you would probably sneer and say, “Am I my baby’s keeper?”

henrybowman | July 19, 2023 at 2:37 am

Here’s hoping she meets a hard man who understands that murder is literally a sacrament.

Suburban Farm Guy | July 19, 2023 at 7:00 am

A while back there was big controversy when the libbers wanted women to be priests. Some of us thought it was a real bad idea.

See any problem here? Told ya!

    WindyHill in reply to Suburban Farm Guy. | July 19, 2023 at 8:31 am

    She is not a priest.

      GWB in reply to WindyHill. | July 19, 2023 at 8:58 am

      an ordained Presbyterian minister
      Though the word might be inappropriate for the denomination*, she is a ‘priest’.

      (* Presbyterians would call her a pastor. I’m not sure what the Unitarian-Universalists would call her, but it would be equivalent to ‘priest.’)

    Apples and oranges, two different doctrines.

    Although my own branch of Presbyterianism doesn’t accept female pastors, elders, or deacons, there’s no rule saying female officers automatically endorse her obviously antibiblical opinions.

Peters is a typical false Christian. She regards herself as God. Thus, anything that satisfies her needs is not just permissible but blessed. But were one of her many cats to become pregnant, Peters would cancel you for suggesting there are too many cats in the world and she needs to have the kittens aborted in an act of love. SMDH.