In a previous post I highlighted a letter that catalogs one year's worth of Issues, Etc. programming on pro-life matters. It's quite the impressive list! Issues, Etc. was indeed standing for, promoting, and carrying out the official LCMS stand on protecting and defending God's gift of life from the womb to the tomb.
However, we must ask about others still employed at KFUO, whether or not they support the official LCMS stand on God's gift of life and protecting that life from ungodly, immoral, life-destroying practices such as embryonic stem cell research (ESCR).
Check out this website, called "Hope Happens," devoted to finding cures to degenerative nerve diseases by means of ESCR (i.e. sacrificing tiny human lives in the off-chance hopes of finding a cure for something somewhere!). The mission statement on the website says that this group's mission is "To improve the lives of people with neurodegenerative disorders by funding collaborative, translational research that has the potential to fast-track new treatments and cures." (I just "love" the precision and dependability of terms such as "potential" and "fast-track" - not! And just what is "translational research"?) I certainly applaud and support those who seek to find cures for neurodegenerative disorders; just not at the cost of sacrificing tiny human lives in embryonic form!
Clearly this group supported the controversial 2006 Amendment 2 which enshrined ESCR in the Missouri Constitution. (And for the latest in efforts to reverse the unfortunate 2006 decision by hoodwinked Missouri voters, pay attention to the folks over at "Missouri Cures Without Cloning.")
Then, when one checks out the Board of Directors for "Hope Happens," one finds a very interesting - and disturbing - connection with KFUO. The website lists
as a member of its Board of Directors!
What is going on here? The LCMS actually fires two men who faithfully and regularly speak up for God's gift of life, protecting and defending it from ungodly practices such as embryonic stem cell research, but yet keeps in its employ one who oversees a group that actually supports and promotes ESCR?
We may have waded into the shallow end of pool of asking "Why?" Issues, Etc. has been canceled, but now we seem to be getting into the deep end!