Jesus was not a vegetarian while He was here on earth, but might we consider Him one now?
Why would God approve of animal sacrifice? If He’s so compassionate as to notice even the smallest sparrow fall, why does He sanction the wholesale slaughter of innocent cows, sheep, and goats?
That some wrest a pro-life ethic into an authoritarian morality focused on proselytizing a fundamentalist agenda should not be cause to dismiss the sanctity of life. What we need is a consistent theology for life across the board.