Some people are famous for being famous, and others are famous for being Christian. All I know about David Kuo, for instance is that he is a Christian, that he was hired to work for George W. Bush’s White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, but quit when he concluded Bush wasn’t serious about the White House’s "promise to help religious groups serve the poor, the homeless and drug addicts." He then wrote a book about his experience.
He’s still a Christian, though, and blogs about that fact. In a recent blog post, he relays the news that some American Christians seem to think Europe’s population crisis could help the pro-life movement:
The difference…between Europe’s abortion "wars" and US conflicts over abortion is motivation – European birth rates have been dropping and that has a lot of people – in government, in churches, in financial institutions – scared. Apparently, this growing move towards restricting abortion is an effort to address that problem. For a fascinating, detailed look at EU population issues (published by the EU), click here.
I’ll relay the link without comment. Oh, wait with two comments.
First, I wonder how many European will find jarring to see a website devoted to religion (beliefnet.com) that is plastered with bright, shiny ads from profit-oriented companies selling weight-loss products and web services?
Second, Kuo reflects typically American wonderment at the notion that the government would actually pay somebody to have a baby. He deploys the "if Hitler did it, it must be bad" argument, noting sinisterly that the Nazis also had a policy of government rewards for particularly fertile mothers.
Now hold on a minute here — Hitler also built excellent roads. Sometimes personally (see left). Should we destroy them all? Hitler was really nice to dogs. Should I start torturing puppies? Hitler was a non-smoking vegetarian. Should I start feasting on steaks and roasting my lungs with Gauloises? Hitler never married until hours before his suicide. Umm, how do I do the opposite of that?
OK, I’m sorry I made fun of David Kuo, who is probably a nice enough guy. I am sure I share his opinion of George W. Bush. Everyone go to his website, read his post, and leave comments. Come to think of it, please go visit his post leave tons of comments in German! Yes! Be sure to use really long words and lots of exclamation points! Mention Hitler’s name over and over!
I bet that would brighten his day.