Anyone who has traveled down Airport Blvd. To Charleston Highway has seen the person I am to interview today. He carries The Bible, wears a necklace of plastic babies, and hands out pamphlets against abortion. My goal is to find out what drives this man. He wishes to keep his real name private, for this interview we will call him Al.
Jason: First off Al, why are you against abortion?
Al: Abortion is wrong, it says it in The Bible. How can a woman choose to take a life that isn’t even developed yet? Abortion is barbaric, and should be illegal. Killing babies, is just not right.
Jason: But some would say it’s a woman’s choice.
Al: God created women to bear children, that is what they are here for. Killing a child for your own personal reasons is not only wrong, it is a sin.
Jason: Is there not any reason to have an abortion?
Al: There is no reason to have an abortion.
Jason: What is it, that makes you a proponent against abortion. Why do you stand in the median in the daytime? For all these years? Preaching against abortion.
Al: The Lord has called me Jason, that is what I am here for. If I can change one person’s view on abortion, then I have done my job. But I will not stop there, I am a soldier for what is right.
Jason: Some would say you are a little extreme.
Al: I do what people do not have the guts to do. I make a stand, I make a difference, I have beliefs.
Jason: But why do you force your beliefs on others?
Al: I’m not forcing my beliefs, I am trying to educate the masses. For instance, what is your stand on abortion Jason?
Jason: I’m the one asking the questions here Al.
Al: You are just like the others, playing God, casting down judgment upon me-
Jason: I think you’re getting a little carried away here Al. I am not casting judgment. The whole concept of this interview was to get to know why you do what you do. Now, you’re just sounding like a religious nutcase.
Al: You’re here for your own amusement Jason, I am not easily fooled. This interview is conducive to sin. This charade of an interview is over.
At this time Al gets up from his chair and storms out. Seems I hit a nerve with this guy, everyone has their own views, but this guy is just batty. A few minutes later Al returns and takes his seat.
Al: I am just trying to do what is right. There are millions of people out there who kill babies without knowing the repercussions of their acts.
Jason: You can’t stop them all Al.
Al: I will give it one hell of a shot though. Why not try? I am fighting you the one who has no voice, I am fighting for the unborn child. Who else will speak for them except me?
Jason: Ever think of running for office.
Al: I have not given it thought.
Jason: Why? Because you would be shot maybe?
Al: If that happened my soul would live on, in heaven is where I would go for my acts. You my friend, would end up in hell, not only for your wise cracking comments, but for your battered soul.
Jason: Please don’t judge me Al. Personally I am not for abortion either. Except in the case of rape, incest, or having the baby may kill the mother.
Al: Abortion is not right, in any form. If you want to ask me any more questions then please forward them to my attorney.