"The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children.So let me get this straight, Mr. Marshall. You're saying that if I do something awful, God will punish my innocent child? Inflict him with a mental disability that leaves him unable to care for himself? Or makes her schizophrenic so that she'll hear horrifying voices for her whole life? Or cripple him, or give her cystic fibrosis so that she'll suffocate and die before she reaches the age of 30?
In the Old Testament, the first born of every being, animal and man, was dedicated to the Lord. There's a special punishment Christians would suggest."
Is that the God you worship, Mr. Marshall? Is that your idea of a kind, loving, just God?
But then, I shouldn't be surprised, should I?
This God is the same one who committed genocide many times – Noah's flood, the Canaanites, Sodom and Gomorrah ... the list goes on and on.
And how about Jericho? "They enforced the curse of destruction on everyone in the city; men and women, young and old, including the oxen, the sheep, and the donkeys, slaughtering them all." (Joshua 6:20-21). Right, even the poor donkeys and sheep got killed. Wow.
So I guess it's no surprise, Mr. Marshall, that your God feels it's OK to punish innocent children for the sins of their parents.
But as for me, I prefer people with morals, and if I were inclined to believe in God, I sure wouldn't pick your God. Your God is hideously cruel, spiteful, angry, mean, and just plain immoral. And you think the rest of us should worship this god? To put his "ten commandments" in our schools and courtrooms?
I don't think so. And men like you shouldn't hold public office, and you sure as hell shouldn't be giving press conferences. It gives real Christians a bad name.