Sowing seeds at UTK: A Volunteer experience
by Tony Walker
Through GAP at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK), we have an opportunity to stimulate dialogue. Many of those people at first oppose the pictures. But they are willing to talk if I patiently wait for an opportunity, approach them with a gentle attitude, try to answer their questions and statements with honest and truthful information, and thank them for being willing to be there and take a stand.
Many are openly opposed, but by talking, they give me opportunity to plant seeds of truth and reason that begin to grow a little right then and there.
The opposition will argue that the unborn is not a “living human being.” But we ask if it is “alive” (not dead or inanimate), and they admit it is alive. Then we ask if it is “human” (not dog or apple), and they admit it is human. Then we ask if it is a “being” (not just a human skin or blood cell of the mother), and they admit it is not part of the mother’s body. They are left admitting the unborn is a “living human being.”
Now what they have left is the question of personhood. They look at pictures of abuse and murder of Blacks, Indians, Jews, and unborn babies who were denied rights of personhood. They were called less than human, so it was OK to abuse and kill them. The pictures are powerful and help connect the dots between historical and ongoing inhumanity.
I am thankful to be able to be a part of this graphic outcry. It would not be possible without the gifts and participation of many workers and givers. I also thank the pro-aborts for being there, thinking and talking about this atrocity. They bring more attention to the pictures and spark more interest in our message. That brings out the reporters, who then take pictures and video and share it with many more.
After reading that, don’t you want to get in on the action? Contact CBR and see how you can be a part of the next GAP trip!
Tony Walker is a CBR volunteer from Tennessee.
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