Russell Moore has a tremendous response to the outrage this week over Susan G. Koman Foundation for the Cure and Planned Parenthood in his Christianity Today article, The Pink Ribbon and the Dollar Sign.
I was particularly grateful that he included disability:
But what we have is greater than that. We have a word that tells a pregnant young woman that we believe her Down Syndrome baby is a gift, not a health care burden. And we can offer the kind of gospel that cleanses the conscience and offers what outlasts money and power: life and that to the uttermost.
We look at the issue of disability, disease and suffering almost every day here, and I am grateful for others who have that same emphasis.
But the larger change in the church and eventually the culture comes when disability is part of the common story, when people see it everywhere and not just as a special emphasis.
Especially when, as Dr. Moore did, they rightfully refer to all people as gifts and not burdens.