Saturday, June 13, 2015

How (and Why) the Police Are Taking American's Property

Thanks Alex Anderson, Melissa Quinn, and the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal.

Public Schools: At War with Conservative Values

...Catholic, evangelical and other private schools -- even home-schooling -- are the best educational options for families who adhere to traditional values. If there were an exodus from public schools by people who are sick of political correctness, not to mention the government school system's inability to bring students up to the levels of other nations, perhaps the politicians and those responsible for these propaganda camps might wake up and offer parents school choice.

As long as parents willingly put their children in a school system that not only undermines their values, but in many cases openly opposes them, and then makes children who hold to a different worldview feel odd, even bigoted and behind the times, public schools will continue to do so.

This is what happens when standards are abandoned and truth becomes subjective…

Better get your children out now before it's too late and you and the nation have lost them to an alien intellectual philosophy and a hostile moral power.

Read the rest of Cal Thomas' provocative column "Time to pull your kids out of public school?" right here.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Providential Snowflakes

There is no doubt that things look very bleak for the cause of freedom and justice nowadays. But please don’t let that keep you from bold actions of advocacy or from bold prayers for God to act as well. Remember, for instance, that in the autumn of 1941, Hitler’s Nazis had blitzkrieged all across Europe, held England in a stranglehold, were confidently drafting 5 and 25 year plans for their Third Reich utopia, and were planning to rid the entire world of Jews and other people they deemed inferior.

But that same autumn, snowflakes begin to fall on the Russian steppes. And in those tiny, delicate snowflakes lived the providence of a holy God, a just and merciful God Who stood in opposition to the Nazi’s evil schemes. That winter in Russia was the beginning of the end for Hitler and his murdering thugs.

Yes, things are dark and decadent now, but I do urge you to let those little snowflakes remind you to keep acting in faith…and to keep praying for divine intervention to rescue our culture.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

On Eliminating Marriage

Lest you think that modern liberals were the first to attack the sanctity of marriage, note this particularly pernicious precursor.

“My personal opinion is that it would be a natural development for us to break with monogamy…Marriage laws are in themselves immoral…With bigamy, each wife would act as a stimulus to the other so that both would try to be their husband’s dream woman -- no more untidy hair, no more slovenliness. Their models, which will intensify these reflections, will be the ideals of beauty projected by art and the cinema.”

(Heinrich Himmler, Reichsf├╝hrer of the SS and General Plenipotentiary for the administration of the entire Third Reich, one of the people most directly responsible for the Holocaust.)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Case in Point of "Real" Racism

1) Incoming Boston University professor Saida Grundy calls "white college males" a "problem population” in angry tweets. And in other recent Twitter messages she says that "white masculinity is THE problem for America's colleges." And "Deal with your white (%*#*@), white people; slavery is a ‘YALL’ thing.” And "Every MLK week I commit myself to not spending a dime in white-owned businesses. And every year I find it nearly impossible."

2) Is she fired? No. Boston University Robert Brown acknowledged that her messages could be “hurtful” but then gave her plenty of understanding.  "I do not say this lightly or without a great deal of consultation and soul-searching," Brown's letter reads. "I understand there is a broader context to Dr. Grundy's tweets and that, as a scholar, she has the right to pursue her research, formulate her views, and challenge the rest of us to think differently about race relations. But we also must recognize that words have power and the words in her Twitter feed were powerful in the way they stereotyped and condemned other people."

3) Saida Grundy her way."I regret that my personal passion about issues surrounding these events led me to speak about them indelicately. I deprived them of the nuance and complexity that such subjects always deserve."

4) And the response of other liberals? Hey, Saida ain’t racist! You are! A hashtag campaign ensued and a petition of support which read, “Racism extends to virtually every institution in American society - including higher education. Calling Professor Grundy's tweets racist minimizes the very real effects of racism for people of color in the United States."

5) So calling white people names; smearing all white people by making them responsible for slave ownership; insisting that white males are the primary, if not sole, problem in American colleges; and bragging about race-oriented discrimination in consumer decisions — that’s not racism. Real racism is thinking that Professor Grundy is out of line.

6) Saida Grundy starts her job in July.

Friday, May 08, 2015

What Happened to Jefferson's Plea for Freedom of Conscience?

In addition to its own immensely lucrative profits from surgical and chemical abortion, our government gives Planned Parenthood yet more in more than $540 million every year! And, of course, most of those citizens are profoundly grieved and offended at the barbaric destruction of human lives the wicked business commits.

Jefferson (and the rest of our nation’s founders) would be dumbfounded and aghast at how the American dream has turned out.

The Lasting Impressions of a Pro-Life Witness

We received an encouraging note today from a veteran sidewalk counselor and pro-life leader who serves the cause in another part of the country. We have known and appreciated her friendship for many years.

We thought you might find her message of interest as well.

An overdue response to your March letter:

Hi Denny,

[You wrote] in your March letter — “A pro-life witness outside an abortion business insures that men and women – even those who ultimately decide to commit the abortion – will forever remember that someone was there to plead with them, “no, don’t do this.”  They will retain in the memory of their abortion experience that someone was standing up for their child…and for the mother’s spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being. That provides a tremendous incentive for repentance, a motivation to seek forgiveness and healing from the God Who delivered His Son to die for mankind’s sins.”

So true!  And here’s another thought:  I’ve wondered exactly what sort of feelings the woman will have as she remembers us, but I recently received an answer in one case at least:  I was told by the leader of a local post-abortion group that one of the women in the group said that she remembers me (her description was amazingly accurate after more than a decade) and the memory of my presence there is actually comforting  to her now.  She views it as God, in His love for her, reaching out to her even at that last minute.  That was comforting to ME, that she wasn’t allowing the memory solely to “beat her up” even more…  

Please say hi to Claire for me. 

May God continue to bless your work!