Thursday, September 01, 2011

Reporting from the Culture Wars

And people wonder why I shudder (with fear, sorrow and incredulity) for the future of my country?

* The federal government has sued a major trucking company for its firing of driver with an admitted alcohol abuse problem. Alcoholism is classified as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the suit maintains, and therefore employees cannot be prohibited even from driving 18 wheelers due to their histories of abuse...(Lachlan Markay, Heritage Foundation story)

* With the official repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" less than a month away, members of the military can expect to see a new gay-themed magazine available at military exchange stores on Sept. 20, the same day the repeal goes into effect. (Fox News report)

* Earlier this year, Kansas legislators approved a new budget that transferred taxpayer dollars from Planned Parenthood to family planning groups that don’t provide abortions. This week, a federal judge ruled the state has to fund the group — whether it wants to or not...(Citizen Link)

* Prosecutions are essential in combating the horrific sex-trafficking industry, and a recent case just made the complicated process a whole lot harder. With criminal networks involving numerous countries, thousands of individuals and countless resources, prosecutions must untangle a complex web while balancing aggressive detective work and undercover investigations. Once again, the Department of Justice’s handling - or mishandling - of a case threatens the abolitionist movement combating sex trafficking... (Janice Crouse and Mario Diaz, Washington Times story)

* A book has just been published called “A Bittersweet Season,” written by a retired New York Times Reporter, detailing her account of assisting her elderly mother to die of starvation.  Her mother’s health had been deteriorating, but she was not terminally ill. In spite of this fact, this woman was placed in hospice care where she was subsequently deprived of food and water and died 13 days later... (Barb Malek, Erase the Need column)

* The state of Illinois just found itself in a bit of a mess. After investing $750 million annually into a program to subsidize childcare for low-income families, it has come out that many of the state-hired childcare providers were convicted rapists, molesters and other violent felons... (Sabrina L. Schaeffer, The Hill's Pundits Blog)

* More people were put to death by abortion YESTERDAY than have been put to death by capital punishment since the signing of the Magna Carta nearly 800 years ago. (Carl Brown)

Need I continue?

Prayers, holy living, a dedication to hold up the banner of God's truth and a secure hope of heaven (based upon the mercy of Christ Who died to pay for man's sin) is more in order than ever before.