Pope Francis recently delivered a video message to the World Meeting of Popular Movements. During his remarks he said, speaking of Black Lives Matter and others who engaged in demonstrations after George Floyd’s death: “Do you know what comes to mind now when, together with popular movements, I think of the good Samaritan? Do you know what comes to mind? The protests over the death of George Floyd.”
Catholic News Service reported on this, stating: “Obviously, such protests can be exploited and manipulated, [and Pope Francis continued] ‘but the main thing is that in that protest against this death, there was the collective Samaritan. . . . This movement did not pass by on the other side of the road when it saw the injury to human dignity caused by an abuse of power. The popular movements are not only social poets but also collective Samaritans.’”
We understand that the Holy Father was sharing an opinion, but his words cause us to wonder whether or not he actually knows what the Black Lives Matter agenda is really about. Perhaps it is BLM that is the exploiter and manipulator.
Regardless of your opinion about the brutal killing of Mr. Floyd, we know from their history that BLM leaders stand for everything that the Good Samaritan opposed. Brave heart Ryan Bomberger said it best: While “‘a lot of people involved’ with the movement are acting ‘out of compassion and love’ . . . ‘the ones leading are very clear about the objectives of the movement.’”
Bomberger continued: “It’s the entirety of that [BLM] manifesto that doesn’t make any attempt to be Biblical in any sense. . . . They’re not looking for forgiveness or reconciliation, they’re looking for political power.”
And BLM is not alone. In a brazen attempt to spread disinformation, the black hearts at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have issued a statement suggesting that the physicians who support and employ the abortion reversal pill are doing something that is not based on science and that does not meet clinical standards. Of course, ACOG has been at the forefront of supporting abortion by any means possible since 1965 when it literally misrepresented science by creating a mythical definition of when life begins.
But brave heart OB/GYN Ingrid Skop adamantly disagrees. First she tells us that “the total number of legal abortions in the U.S., and their resulting complications and deaths, are not accurately known.” But more importantly we learn that abortion reversal pills are not only safe but have saved hundreds of babies’ lives. These facts are refuted by ACOG for one simple reason: Its abortion agenda does not permit scientific proof to see the light of day. Pro-abortion propaganda is its preference.
This leads us to OB/GYN Kathi Aultman, a former black heart abortionist who is now a fully committed brave heart who speaks out about abortion. You see, Dr. Aultman had an epiphany. In recalling her own abortion, she explained how she realized that “none of the reasons that I came up with for having the abortion ended up being valid.” She told the Catholic News Agency that, when several of her patients explained that they had to leave her practice once they found out that she committed abortions, it made a difference to her.
They were brave enough, and they stood their ground gently rather than in a mean way.
Aultman continued: “So I think you have to love people, but I think you have to be brave enough to be honest about what your feelings are, and let people know in little ways that aren’t offensive that you believe in life.”
Dr. Aultman shines a light for us on how we are called to change hearts and minds. Her words and her smile both reflect the truth about the Good Samaritan—a story Christ told to His disciples (Luke 10:33-35):
But a Samaritan traveler who came on him was moved with compassion when he saw him. He went up to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them. He then lifted him onto his own mount and took him to an inn and looked after him. Next day, he took out two denarii and handed them to the innkeeper and said, “Look after him, and on my way back I will make good any extra expense you have.”
In other words, love inspires us and helps us reflect Christ in our actions, our attitudes, and our words. Brave hearts reflect love for each human being, while black hearts are those for whom we pray so that they too will come to see Christ in us and be glad in Him.