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America Under House Arrest: Why the cure is now worse than the disease - An interview with Scott Klusendorf | The Mark Harrington Show | 4-23-20

April 23, 2020

America Under House Arrest: Why the cure is now worse than the disease - An interview with Scott Klusendorf | The Mark Harrington Show | 4-23-20

America is rapidly approaching 1 million cases of COVID 19. Thus far, 47,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. Just how much worse remains to be seen. There are too many unknowns. Some medical experts predict millions of deaths worldwide unless we continue to lockdown society and enforce strict social distancing for 12 to 18 months.  Others say those projections are not only wrong, they are overstated “by orders of magnitude.”  The problem is existing figures may not tell us to what extent COVID-19 causes death.

Today, Mark interviews Scott Klusendorf, President of Life Training Institute about his recent article published in the Christian Research Journal entitled Covid-19 Do Pro-life Principles Require A Sustained Shut Down of the Economy? Who Decides?

Russell Moore of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Council writes in the New York Times that pro-life Christians must abandon any consideration of the economy and remain sheltered-in-place as long as lives are at risk. “Each human life is more significant than a trillion-dollar gross national product. Stocks and bonds are important, yes, but human beings are created in the image of God.”

 

Q: How should pro-life Christians respond to COVID-19?

Here are a some of the other questions:

Q: Are pro-life advocates who question a prolonged economic lockdown trading lives for profits, thus undermining their core principles? Or is this a false choice?

Q: Do doctors have a corner on how we structure society in light of a pandemic, or do we need voices beyond the hard sciences? Do these experts have a trump card (pun intended)? Who decides?

Q: Are protesters unqualified to address the economic shutdown?

Q: What are the threats to human life with a continued economic shutdown? Suicide. Poverty. Gambling. Depression. Mental illness. Elective surgeries. Drug and alcohol abuse. Civil unrest?

Scott travels throughout the United States and Canada training pro-life advocates to persuasively defend their views in the public square. Scott is the author of The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture.

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