Monday, May 2, 2011

The Freedom of Sex (a FAMU Archive)

I wrote this E-mail lesson September 30, 2000 while I was a FAMU student. As I look back at this lesson, I took a lot of heat for it and people were complaining that I'm this, or I'm that. But it also confirmed my theory that Biblical issues are less important than political issues to some people. And to me, that's a tragedy. Here's the lesson:

This is probably one of the boldest E-mails that I’ve ever sent, and I might make some bold statements.  This is an E-mail that might cause some division, but I’m at a point that I don’t care.  I hope this E-mail makes you vomit because of the content of this.  This is the direction that I’m going because we as Christians need to wake up, smell the coffee, and stop playing church and just having some form (if any) of religion.  I also want you to think about this up and coming election.  I’m not telling you who to vote for, but I want you to think about some statements coming from our future president, whomever that may be.  We as Christians need to evangelize this world, because this country (in particular) is going to hell in a handbasket, and we are not fulfilling the Commission of Christ (I admit, I’m not moving like I should either). 

Many of you have heard of this controversial abortion pill called RU-486.  This comes from the weekend USA today paper (dated September 29th to October 1st, 2000).  Here’s the big headline: FDA approves abortion pill (controversial RU-486 could be available within a month).  So what is the world saying to the world (and us): that sex/fornication is perfectly all right and we can kill our child (and/or evidence).  You can truly say that Satan has a hand on this (we can fornicate – which is detestable in God’s sight; and we can murder – which is also detestable in God’s sight).  This is just giving people to up and have sex and not have a child.  We’re just enabling people to link with Satan.  I personally feel if the world can kick up their wrongs, we need to kick up our stand for what’s right and not try to be like them and be all things to them!  Hello somebody! 

Let’s keep this going, the article continues.  Here’s what George W. Bush had to say on it: “The FDA’s decision to approve the abortion pill RU-486 is wrong.  As president, I will work to build a culture that respects life.”  Al Gore (who praised the approval of Mifeprex – that’s what it’s called) had this to say: “Today’s decision is not about politics, but the health and safety of American women and a woman’s fundamental right to choose.”  And there you have it people.  Some people may say that it’s a lesser of the
two evils, how far do you plan to take that?!  Now we as Christians have the right to speak against the wrongs (that’s what Jesus did) and state and tell them what’s right.  Yes, we’re in a period where people will die for doing that, are you willing to do that or remain silent.  I’m at a point in my life that I’m willing to die for this.  I believe that in a few years, the words Christian & Jesus will be banned. 

Here’s some more information on this: It first appeared in France in 1988, the drug has been used by more than 620,000 women in Europe, China and Israel.  It will be available in clinics and doctors’ offices in four weeks.  The patient is required to have three doctor’s office visits over a two-week period.  It can be used as soon as a woman knows she is pregnant up until seven weeks after her last menstrual period started.  Almost all women experience at least one of the drug’s side effects, which include bleeding, cramping and nausea (to include vomiting and diarrhea).  In U.S. clinical trials, 5% of women still needed a surgical abortion after using mifepristone, and 2% nrequired surgery to stop heavy bleeding.  Only doctors who can accurately detect the age of a pregnancy and whether it’s ectopic, or tubal, will be allowed to administer the drug.  The drug blocks progesterone, a hormone needed to maintain a pregnancy, and can be used from the time a woman knows she is pregnant until seven weeks after the start of her last menstrual period.  The drug, mifepristone, will be sold in the USA under the trade name Mifeprex.  Women will be able to obtain Mifeprex through doctors’ offices and clinics.  It will also be distributed only through physicians who can accurately determine the duration of a patient’s pregnancy.  The steps to terminating a pregnancy consist of this: (It requires three visits to a doctor’s office or clinic over a two-week period.  At the first visit, a woman will receive counseling about the process and an FDA-approved medication guide explaining how it works.  She then will swallow three tablets, each containing 200 milligrams of Mifeprex.  In two days, she will return to take two 200-microgram tablets of misoprostol, a prostaglandin sold under the name Cytotec.  About 12 days later, she’ll return so her doctor can make sure the pregnancy has ended). 

If you want any more information about Mifeprex, here are two websites: or call (800) 772-9100.

If you feel that we should depart ways as a result of this E-mail, let me know.  I still love you, but I hope that I didn’t cause any form of animosity.  But I believe this is a Biblical truth (which is coming to pass according to Matthew 24:36-39).  This states But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.  But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.  For as the days of that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark.  And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.  

God bless you all and I love you all.

Your brother in Christ:
P.S.  Excuse the length of this!