Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Your missionary to Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, Rob Schenck, reporting:

When the news broke that New York governor Eliot Spitzer had been implicated in a federal investigation into money laundering by a prostitution ring, it was no surprise to my brother, Paul, and me. You probably know, we're both from New York--and we know the dark side of Eliot Spitzer.

Governor Spitzer was attorney general during the years just after Paul and I left New York, but were still engaged in pro-life activism there. Spitzer was brutal on pro-lifers. He had sold his soul in a Faustian pact with pro-abortion groups and he paid them back in pounds of pro-life flesh. He abused his office by using the crushing arm of the law to intimidate, unduly punish and drive from public space any soul that dared to dissent from the prevailing pro-abortion orthodoxy. But he didn't stop at pro-life "protesters." The young attorney general went after pregnancy care centers, accusing them of practicing medicine without a license. He unabashedly announced his intention to shut down anything that advocated for Life.

Governor Spitzer's immoral and unethical bent was apparent long before his voice appeared on a federal wire tap. Any man who so zealously champions abortion must have an ulterior reason for doing so. Whether Eliot Spitzer's reason was to pay-off a political debt, justify a guilty conscience or ensure a way of escape from the consequences of his adultery, only God will likely ever know. The rest of it will be learned as prosecutors take up the case of The People of the United States V. Eliot Spitzer, AKA Client #9 of the Emperor's Club VIP.

Rev. Rob Schenck
Faith and Action
109 2nd St., NE
Washington, DC 20002

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