While the world has it’s eyes on South Africa and the funeral of Nelson Mandela, his praises are being sung around the world. No doubt he was a huge figure on the world stage, was unjustly imprisoned and did some important things for South Africa, but his legacy is mixed.
He was a huge pro-abortion leader who ushered in some of the world’s most anti-life laws. He also supported the gay movement and paved the way for homosexual “marriage” in South Africa. He was also a communist which opens a bit of a window into his worldview.
Yes, he suffered nobly for freedom and to eliminate apartheid, was a great example of forgiveness and magnanimity, but we need to be aware of the condemnatory aspects of his legacy as well.
Here is an interesting article in LifeSiteNews.com entitled Pro-life leaders urge caution, while Pope, Cardinal Dolan praise controversial Nelson Mandela.