Chuck Colson applauds Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney today for speaking out against cloning embryos, but wishes Romney would go farther.
I agree with Romney — and I applaud his courage. At the same time, I’m sorry that he doesn’t entirely support the pro-life agenda. His qualifications stem, I believe, from his Mormon faith. Mormon theology leads Mormons to believe that embryos are not alive until they are implanted on the wall of the uterus — an utterly unscientific view, by the way. Gov. Romney’s approach reminds us that, while Mormons share some beliefs with Christians, they are not Christians; they rely, not on the authority of the Bible alone, but also on Joseph Smith. I respect Mormons, work with them, and consider them co-belligerents in many causes. But we can’t gloss over our fundamental differences
Well said. I am glad that Colson pointed out how important theology is to this ethical debate. The fact is that differing theology is at the heart of every ethical debate. That is one more reason why it is so important to debate theology and to make sure your theology is sound.