The pro-life movement doesn’t deserve the name. Once again, too many have demonstrated that they don’t care about the lives of people who live and breathe and might be different than them, but only about some abstract potential of might be human beings on whom they can project goodness and innocence, and who demand nothing of them.
It’s impossible to claim a biblical justification for a pro-life view, and believe that banning Muslims from the US is not only acceptable, but the right thing to do. Jesus didn’t say anything about only welcoming the stranger if you were safe. We aren’t told to love our neighbor as ourselves only if we aren’t afraid. Jesus didn’t promise safety and protection from all harm.
Of course, we are safe. We live in a very safe country, and Muslims are not a threat to that safety. We have met he enemy, and he is us. Our own fear and paranoia is the biggest threat we face, and we’re failing the challenge.
Feeedom and safety lie in turning away from fear towards love. Care more for the living than the maybe someday living.