In 2014, Michael and Lisa Gungor, who together form the band Gungor , had a child with Down Syndrome. They named her Lucette, meaning “light.”
Also in 2014 a woman tweeted that she would face “a real ethical dillema” if she found out that she was pregnant with a baby with Down Syndrome. Richard Dawkins, the world’s best-known atheist, responded with this tweet: “Abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have the choice.”
Michael and Lisa wrote a song called Light in response to both the birth of Lucette and Dawkins’ tweet.
Prior to becoming a follower of Jesus, I worked for three years in a residential home for people with various developmental disabilities including Down Syndrome. This experience was more than a job for me; it ended up being one of two primary catalysts that prepared my heart for the Gospel.
I thought then, and still think today, that in many cases people with developmental disabilities are better off than …
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