Identity politics is a threat to human rights and the pro-life movement, especially in Christian circles. Last year, I shared a tweet saying:
“One of the biggest indictments against the social justice movement (or the identity politics movement) within evangelicalism today is that it hasn’t produced a greater passion against the biggest human rights violation of our time—abortion. In fact, it’s producing more apathy and support for abortion.”
Since then, identity politics’ most loyal advocates in evangelicalism have become more transparent about their apathy or support for abortion. Increasingly, professing Christians who follow identity politics are openly advocating for politicians who are radically antagonistic to affirming justice for pre-born babies.
Some of these professing Christians justify their support for pro-abortion politicians by making bizarre and incorrect claims that pro-abortion politicians—who strengthen abortion laws–reduce the number of abortions when they’re elected. Others, however, openly tweet about their pro-abortion positions.
There are devastating and murderous consequences to identity politics and social justice ideology. Through feminism, identity politics is the worst thing to ever happen to pre-born babies. Identity politics kills 100,000 pre-born babies a year in Canada. It kills 1 million pre-born babies a year in America. And it kills over 50 million preborn babies a year worldwide.
For that reason, at the Life Talks virtual conference last month, I explained why identity politics is a threat to human rights and the pro-life movement.
I’ve made the webinar available at the bottom of this article, including some key words from the webinar.
Key words from the webinar:
- Identity politics is the theory that universal rights for all humanity are impossible and unhelpful. It’s the belief that a society should be made up of laws that protect the interests of some groups at the expense of the rights of individuals.
- In identity politics, laws and policies are implemented based on the interests of people who share the same skin colour, ethnicity, class, or gender.
- White supremacy is actually the first major version of identity politics. For centuries, White supremacists in America and Canada produced laws and policies that maintained their own interests over the lives and liberties of Black people, indigenous people, and other groups of people.
- Frederick Douglass said: “I think the colored people and their friends make a great mistake in saying so much of race and color. I know no such basis for the claims of justice. I do now and always have attached more importance to manhood than to mere kinship or identity with any variety of the human family“
- Martin Luther King Jr said: “We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will all perish together as fools. We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. And whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.
For some strange reason, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the way God’s universe is made; this is the way it is structured.”
- Identity politics caters to people who have a voice to speak for themselves. This is why feminists are the most successful identity politics group in the world. They have the biggest population. They have the biggest voice. But their self-interests come at the expense of pre-born babies—who have no voice to seek their own interests.