I was reading an article on parents.com …I don’t even remember what it was about, but at the bottom they had a few recommended articles to read and one really caught my attention. It was called “The Half Abortion: Only Keeping One Twin” and it was written in response to a New York Times article about the rising number of women who are pregnant with twins, only want one baby, and choose to abort (read: murder) one of their babies. Needless to say I was horrified at the idea. And, needless to say, the author of the article made a nice little plug about not wanting to judge the people who are making these decisions. So, needless to say, the article’s comment section was littered with comment after comment about “not judging someone,” and “the only person who has a right to make that decision is the one who’s going through it,” or, my personal favorite, “you can’t judge someone until you’ve been in their shoes.” This is not going to be a blog about whether or not you can judge other people. Obviously it’s super popular and PC in our American culture to not judge people, and that’s why everyone was proudly proclaiming that they are judgment free.
So, I saw another article in the “recommended articles” section…
And I clicked on it…
It was called Michelle Duggar Miscarries Her 20th Child
Once I finished reading the article, just as I had done with the previous article about half abortions, I scrolled down to read the comment section.
Care to guess what the comments were like?
That’s right, everyone was heralding the no-judgment lifestyle. Everyone was saying how sorry they felt for her, people who had miscarriages were empathizing with her, and definitely, most definitely, plenty of people were bellowing that IT’S HER BODY AND IT’S HER RIGHT TO DO WHAT SHE WANTS WITH IT, SO DON’T JUDGE HER!
Comment after comment was full of nothing but mean, nasty, insolent judgments about Michelle Duggar and her lifestyle choices.
Seriously, people!?!?!?!?! Our culture condemns the evangelical Christians for making a judgment about abortion, but when a woman wants to acknowledge God’s sovereignty over the creation and preservation of life, the don’t-judge-me-generation jumps on the comment section and starts judging her!?! They start slandering her and mocking her. They are telling her to get her tubes tied, they say that her husband needs a vasectomy, and even one person had the nerve to say she has a few screws loose.
We now live in a culture that says to the woman who is killing one of her babies and keeping the other, “No big deal, we don’t want to judge you.” And to the woman with a ton of healthy, happy, well cared for, well loved kids, who just had a heartbreaking miscarriage, “you have screws loose, lady.”
The world loves to say that the church is full of hypocrites. But guess what? The world is full of hypocrites! And they’ve created a new double standard that says you can’t judge someone living a liberal lifestyle, but you can go right ahead and judge the person living a Biblical lifestyle. And I’m tired of it.