By Kurt Kondrich
There seems to be an endless supply of stories in the news today about efforts across our nation to remove the Ten Commandments from public places. Why do people in our society have so much hate directed at a list of rules that stop hatred? What is so offensive about rules for civilized human conduct that tell us not to murder, steal, lie, desire something wrongfully, commit adultery, and direct us to respect our parents?
We are bombarded daily via all forms of media with images of violence, depravity, offensive behavior and foul words, and I do not see focused efforts to remove these visuals from our communities. As a former police officer, I can honestly say that if people followed the 10 Commandments we would see an unprecedented drop in the crime rate and a safer, brighter world for everyone. We hear a lot today about “hate speech,” and when you examine the 10 Commandments you could accurately categorize these dictates as “love speech.”
In 2003, I was blessed with a beautiful daughter Chloe who has Down syndrome, and she has taught countless people the true meaning of unconditional love, kindness, and purity. Unfortunately [more than] 90 percent of people who receive prenatal news that they are having a child like Chloe choose to hate the Down syndrome diagnosis and terminate the unborn child. Maybe if these misguided people in a lost culture of death accepted the love that flows from God’s 10 Commandments they would embrace and not prenatally erase priceless children like Chloe. Hasn’t the time come for us to stop hating speech that stops the hating?
Kurt Kondrich is the father of a beautiful daughter who was born with Down syndrome, and she is a priceless blessing to his family and community. When he became aware of the more than 90 percent abortion rate for children diagnosed with Down syndrome in the womb, he embarked on a mission to be a loud voice for children like Chloe to make sure people see abilities and what a precious gift these individuals are. He speaks frequently to policymakers, community groups, students, and church leaders about the silent prenatal eugenic movement against children diagnosed prenatally with Down syndrome, and he is passionate about spreading the truth in a culture that has embraced death, deception, and depravity.
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