Right to Life Contest Winner: Personhood is Relative in Postmodern World

Reprinted by permission of The Christian Post

By Eric Young
Christian Post Reporter
Fri, Jul. 11 2008 11:57 AM EDT

A high school senior from Georgia won the National Right to Life oratory competition this past weekend, emphasizing in his speech how abortion “is but a branch to the Post Modernist root.”

“They cannot say that an unborn child is or is not a person, because hey, it’s all relative. It may be a human to you, but not to me,” Blake Adams from Powder Springs, Ga., expressed in his entry titled “Truth.”

Before winning the national competition Saturday evening in Washington, Blake had won his district competition in Cobb County, the Georgia state competition, and the preliminaries at the National convention earlier in the morning.

After winning, Adams told Georgia Right to Life (GRTL) Education Director Bethany Burrell that he was “grateful to Georgia Right to Life and the NRLC for their encouragement, support and prayers.”

“They have given me the privilege of honoring and glorying God by speaking the truth for those who cannot speak themselves,” he added.

In his speech, Adams criticized Post-Modernism, which he described as a “belief that states: what you think, and what you believe, is no better and no worse than what I think, and what I believe.”

“Therefore, who is right? Who is wrong?” Adams posed. “There is no such thing as truth. The only possible way to know if something is wrong is if it hurts, or, if it’s illegal. Because mankind has bought into the ideas of Post-Modernism, people with no moral compass of their own must default to the decisions of the powers that be.”

Commenting on Adams’ speech, which has been posted on GRTL’s website, GRTL President Daniel Becker said: “Blake has done an exceptional job of humbly establishing how vital the truth of personhood is in a society which has tried to change the meaning.”

The Oratory Contest is an annual, spring event that is open to all junior and senior high school students.

Contestants are encouraged to research, write and present an original, 5-7 minute, pro-life speech on abortion, infanticide, euthanasia or stem cell research.

This year, twenty-two states held regional and state contests. At all levels of the competition, they were judged on content and delivery.

On the Web: Blake Adams’ Winning Entry at grtl.org

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