Renowned theologian and apologist Dr. James White urged the city of Phoenix to stop abortion and become a "sanctuary city for the preborn."
During an impassioned three-minute speech before the Phoenix City Council this week, White compared abortion to the Nazi concentration camp, "Buchenwald," near Weimar, Germany, where more than 240,000 Jews were imprisoned and about 43,000 died.
What did he say?
His plea began with a look back at World War II.
"In April 1945, American forces were moving into the heart of Germany and they freed a city called Weimar," White began in his speech to council members. "It's a beautiful little city. Right up on the hill outside of Weimar was a very large camp. We know it today as the Buchenwald concentration camp.
"What they found there has become stuff of legend," he said. "But for example, the camp superintendent's wife was fascinated by human skin. She had a lampshade made of human skin. She was fascinated by tattoos that she would have people killed and have their tattoos preserved.
"The kind of horrific things that took place in Buchenwald over the years so shocked the American leadership that when Dwight D. Eisenhower and General [George S.] Patton toured the camp, General Patton commanded that the mayor and magistrates and leading citizens of Weimar be forced to tour the camp to see what had been done right under their eyes for many years," he continued.
"Now, most of us would say that was a moral act on the part of the Americans," White said.
Then, he reminded the city council that history has treated the people of Weimar poorly because they "kept their eyes down."
The people claimed to know nothing about the horrors that occurred so close to their homes, White explained.
"The reality is, within the borders of the city of Phoenix, more innocent children have been killed in equally gruesome ways than were ever killed in the Buchenwald concentration camp in the entire years that it was in operation," he said.
"How will history look at us?" White asked. "Will there be a General Patton who has to rise from the dead and force us to walk through the abortuaries? How will the judge of all history look upon us when we stand before him?
"He knows whether we knew or not," White said. "And we live in a day where there's no reason not to know what's going on, he said. "Not to know the humanity of the preborn child."
Then he asked whether or not God would look at the donations received from Planned Parenthood before he closed with his plea.
"I ask you, please make the city of Phoenix a sanctuary city for preborn children. Save us from the infamy of and cowardice of Weimar," he said.
White is a professor and the founder of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization in Phoenix. He has written more than 20 books, including "The King James Only Controversy," "The Potter's Freedom," and "What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur'an."
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