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Christians Against All Animal Abuse
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Spring 2013

They’re opposing Christian Rights as well as Animal Rights

Under this present secularist Coalition, Christian Rights are fast becoming as denunciatory as are Animal Rights. Yes, and spearheaded by a ‘tally-ho’ Prime Minister whose expressed previous thrills of having seen foxes chased to their death!

Thankfully, however, the new Archbishop Of Canterbury: Justin Welby, is a strong fighter for traditional Christian Rights; while of equal relevance to us in Animal Rights the new Pope has chosen his new name in honour of Francis Of Assisi; the patron saint of animals! So I hope that his pontificate lives up to his name .He will then be a true contrast to predecessors who’ve adamantly affirmed that animals have no souls.
As for evangelical Christianity  - which is undoubtedly making the most headway numerically! – several of its supporters have repeated “Brother Thompson, why are you so focussed on animal cruelty? Get folk ‘saved’’ and they’ll automatically care for animals!”  But the simple fact is that most of the self-assured ‘saved and born again’ couldn’t care less! No wonder then that my deceased mum found affinity with Ella Wheeler Wilcox – who wrote the following:

So many gods, so many creeds. So many paths that wind and wind;
While just the art of being kind is what this sad world needs.
For I am the voice of the voiceless; through me the dumb shall speak!
Til the deaf world’s ear is made to hear the cries of the wordless weak.
From steet, from cage, from kennel; from jungle and from stall,
The wail of kindred kin proclaims the sin of the mighty against the frail.
For love is the true religion, and love is the law sublime;
And all that is wrought where love is nought shall fail at the touch of time
Then shame on the mothers of mortals who have not stooped to teach
Of the sorrow that lies in dear dumb eyes, the sorrow that has no speech.
The same power formed the sparrow that fashioned ‘man the king!’
The God of the whole gave a loving soul to furred and feathered thing.
And I am my brother’s keeper; and I will fight his fight
And speak the Word for beast and bird, till the world shall set things right.

Go on to Being unable to see beyond one’s nose!
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