Pro-life activists, like everyone else, are concerned about war. On the surface nothing is more anit-life than war.

Yet ours is a different perspective from that of political commentators, be they professionals or amateurs. We are not about to bestow darts or laurels on one or other party in the Gulf. Nor are we prepared to judge whether war or sanctions is the better way to bring down tyranny.

We are concerned with the total defence of humanity. We believe that without fidelity to God and to the moral order which is written in our hearts and in all of creation, there can be no lasting peace.

It is our conviction that true peace cannot exist unless it is firmly rooted in a morality based on love of God and neighbour.

Such a morality resolutely rejects sin, especially sin officially sanctioned by government and people, such as legally approved abortion and homosexuality. Canada opposes Saddam Hussein and with justification. But that same Canada has sanctioned the murder of one-and-a-half million babies in the womb and thinks nothing of it.

Our nation contributes to a flood of sin which, like the first food, threatens to drown us all. It is described in the first chapter of the letter to the Romans, a chapter not much read these days”

18.    For the wrath of god is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of men who by their wickedness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God as shown it to them. Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse; for although they knew God they did not honour him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools…

Having thus described the nature of sin, the author spells out the consequences:

24.    For this reason God gave them up to dishonourable passions. Their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural , and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in their own persons the due penalty for their error.

It that doesn’t strike you as being so bad, just check your Bible and see what other consequences the author says will follow. After that, read the report on the Guelph Conference on sexuality elsewhere in this issue.

In truth Canada is at war, not just in the Persian Gulf but right here at home. And it is God against whom we have declared war.