In our local newspaper a letter to the editor broke my heart. A grandmother (who apparently is raising her grandaughter) wrote of her heartbreak when the church turned them away due to her sixteen year old grandaughter's pregnancy. The grandmother was the pianist and her grandaughter was excused from the teen class when she became pregnant. The church also refused to give her a baby shower on church property. They said they would give her a "sinners" shower off property. I believe this to be true because I have been a member of a church with similar reactions.
This is wrong on so many levels. First being if we truly believe as Christians that God is waiting for us with open arms no matter our sin then we need to SHOW HIS LOVE TO OTHERS. Second, how can Christian say they are pro-life and ignore the needs of this unborn child. This sixteen year old girl can go to any abortion clinic or planned parenthood and receive more compassion than her church family has given her.
When will Christians wake up and realize that we are not here to enforce rules! Even Jesus did not cast out sinners. Woe to ALL of us if He had.