If youâ€™re like me, you canâ€™t escape the #IceBucketChallenge. My social media feeds have exploded with shivering men and women, each trying to outdo each other with the creativity of their dunk (never mind that many of them did the â€ścold water challengeâ€ť last year). Seems like purple lips are in.
But some Christians have raised serious issues about this viral, money-raising meme. In particular, theyâ€™re concerned about the nonprofit organization behind the challenge and some of their funding methods. The ALS Association (ALSA) has acknowledged that some of the research they support involves embryonic stem cells (ESC). Steven Ertelt on LifeNews.com explains the problem with this approach:
â€śEmbryonic stem cell research can only be done on the backs of destroying human embryos, unique human beings, for their stem cells. Unlike adult stem cells, embryonic ones have never worked in humans in part...
Molsten D wrote: That is not necessarily true. You wouldn't be lying to us would you Steve, just to support your favourite heretics? Remember Steve the lost souls of the Roman Catholic idolatry and blasphemy conspiracy need help - NOT support in their fallacies. "IF" you know the truth God will expect you to tell them about it.
Oh, I agree we are called on to help our brethren seek a more pure faith. Im just saying that all Catholics arent lost and are Christian, just as all current PCUSA members arent lost. I do strive to encourage Christians of all stripes to seek a worship that is worthy of their calling.
SteveR wrote: This might have been a difficult article for some here to understand, so let me translate it for you. When Lifenews says in the 2nd paragraph 'some Christians have raised serious issues', Lifenews was referencing the 'Roman Catholic diocese of Ohio' found in the 6th paragraph.