Am I a slave to the wishes of others? Is defending the innocent by peaceful protest wrong? In the case of embryonic stem cell research, what would Jesus do? I am prepared to do whatever God directs me to do in protest of this policy. And I am currently seeking his guidance in the peaceful protest of this policy.
I can tell you this: my money (which is actually God's, since He gives it) will not be used by my UNgodly government to fund the systematic murder of babies! The only way that will happen is if God tells me to pay my taxes anyway, because their blood is not on my hands. I am well-versed in the Biblical command to pay taxes, but I am not being led to do so in this case. I cannot fathom murdering an infant or paying someone else to do so. To me there is NO difference between abortion and when someone who is demon-possessed murders their own children.
I was raised pro-choice and matured into the Truth. I am gnashing my teeth over this one. Who do we think we are? I am ashamed of my government and those that support its policies on abortion. This country was founded on principles that are Christian. It has fallen, been torn apart from within by our own unwillingness to follow Jesus' simple instruction to love one another as ourselves.
"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints."
I will not cast my lot amongst the evil in this world. I would rather face Jesus, having done what he asked of me, than to have lived a comfortable life on this earth ignoring the voice of God telling me to step out of my comfort zone.
I may lose everything earthly because of this protest. But I will follow Jesus wherever he wants me to go.
I will not pay income taxes until this crime against God is repealed. My path has been revealed and my Lord Jesus Christ is my protection. Gods will be done!
God bless you all.