America is a land of ideological chaos. Many Americans labor to do good to others; but no upright society could tolerate the extreme wickedness of the abortion industry. Four years ago the CMP videos came out, raising the public debate for awhile–though their revelations were really unnecessary, for the main scandal of abortion is that the abortionists are killing babies–how they harvest and sell their parts is only a secondary scandal.
But how can the machineries of American law allow these atrocities to continue, while prosecuting not the abortionists but the people who exposed them?
The logic is actually quite simple: “This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil” (Jn. 3:19, NIV). The light of Christ is so often rejected, for the same reason that the light of truth more broadly is rejected: it shines upon the dark deeds of men, and wickedness prefers the darkness. So a pagan society reacts to uncomfortable light not with repentance and punishing those who do evil, but by punishing those who expose them.
But it is difficult, even in this world of shadows and deception, for darkness to snuff out light. The persecutors (no, I did not misspell) are discovering what they should have anticipated, that when you persecute people for shining a light on your wickedness, you only draw more attention to those misdeeds. So ‘no,’ the judge says, ‘you can’t prosecute them for this and prevent new revelations about your evil from coming out in the process’ (not an actual quote, just the substance of what’s happened).
It would have been better for them to just hide in the shadows, instead of trying to snuff out the light.