By Tom Quiner

Jesus, the embryo

Look at the photo of the human embryo above.  It is about 33 days old.  To simplify discussion of important recent events regarding its future, let’s give it a name.

How about if we call it Jesus.

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth has stopped President Obama in his tracks in his desire to use Jesus for scientific experimentation.

A little background:  President Bush II established limits on embryonic stem cell research which were immediately dismantled when Mr. Obama was elected.

President Obama talked about the need for “protecting free and open inquiry.”  He talked about the need for letting scientists “do their jobs, free from manipulation and coercion, and listening to what they tell us, even when it’s inconvenient.”  He lifted Mr. Bush’s ban.

There’s a problem.  He wants Jesus’s stem cells.  He wants scientists to prod and poke and ultimately destroy Jesus in the hope of finding cures for diseases, regardless of the loss of humanity involved in such an undertaking.  The ends justify the means.

There’s another problem:  it’s illegal.  So says Judge Lamberth.  Federal monies cannot be used to destroy human embryos.  The ban “encompasses all ‘research in which’ an embryo is destroyed, not just the ‘piece of research’ in which the embryo is destroyed.”

Jesus has gotten a reprieve for now.

When some folks hear the name Jesus, they think of the “Word become flesh.”  One of those people is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  She waxed eloquent about her belief in the Word at a recent press conference.


For non-Christians reading this article, the Word became flesh when the Virgin Mary conceived Jesus by the power of the Holy Spirit.  However, when Ms. Pelosi was asked to clarify at what point Jesus had a “right to life,” she refused to answer.

Ms. Pelosi and President Obama both need to answer that question.  Mr. Obama’s religious affiliation is open to some debate.  I believe the President has answered quite adequately:  he’s a Christian.  He believes that the Word became flesh.

Exactly when, Mr. President and Madame Speaker, did Jesus get a “right to life?”  If not at conception, when?

While the two most powerful elected officials in America ponder that question, let us cheer Judge Lamberth for this victory for the little people.

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  1. Rhonda Phillips on August 26, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Amen and amen! Jesus is smiling at this, Tom!

  2. maxine bechtel on August 28, 2010 at 7:00 am

    THANKS, TOM! And kudos to Judge Lamberth who has his head on straight! Months ago, in a speech on the subject, President Obama declared that he has been “struggling” with forcing already beleaguered taxpayers to fund the heretofore totally failed embryonic stem cell research. However, it evidently makes it okay, since his heart is in the right place and that it is the “ethical” thing to do, After all, according to him, the restrictions against widespread killing of human beings for the “common good” is merely “rigid ideology”! Because of his 100% pro-“choice” mindset , and his fellow Democrats in WA, who are long-time staunch supporters of totally FAILED embryonic stem cell use, we who value human life seem to have had to stand helplessly by and watch “junk science” have its way in destroying the first stages of life in the name of embryonic stem cell research, PLUS, adding insult to injury, they have been forcing John Q. Public to pay for it.
    While adult stem cells are already successfully treating patients, the over-hyped, totally failed embryonic stem cell experimentation has the “Pro-Death” community staunchly behind it. The outrageous agenda of forcing Pro-life taxpayers to fund ESC is like a thumb in the eye to those of us who value human life. In short, with the strong emphasis on “choice” among the Democrats in power, no future child in the womb is safe or has ANY “choice”! Maxine Bechtel

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