The U.S. Postal Service wants to put out a stamp commemorating Mother Teresa, who was made an honorary U.S. citizen by President Clinton, honoring her Nobel Peace Prize and her work with the world’s poor and dying. The Freedom from Religion Foundation, an atheist organization, is protesting the proposed stamp. The group wants to call attention to “the darker side” of Mother Teresa’s religious activism; namely, her opposition to abortion. Notice how being pro-life is presented as a dark, evil, disqualifying belief.
Atheists vs. Mother Teresa
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Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.