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BreakPoint This Week: Bringing Back Romance, Abortion and the Super Bowl, and New Hampshire

John Stonestreet and Ed Stetzer have the scoop on a student movement fighting the hookup culture, pro-choicers' Super Bowl meltdown, and the New Hampshire primary.

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  • The commercials during the Super Bowl last week didn’t sit well with abortion supporters. John Stonestreet explains how NARAL Pro Choice flipped its lid on Twitter the night of the big game, and what it says about the state of the abortion debate.
  • Forced abortions remain a scourge. The legacy of China’s infamous One Child Policy is a demographic crisis of historic proportions. And while the Chinese government has relaxed this bloody policy, forced abortions are still a reality women around the world face. Reggie Littlejohn, President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, advocates on behalf of women still in these situations, and confronts the ongoing cultural bias against little girls—a bias that’s perpetuated what many have called “gendercide.”
  • We don't need bad statistics to counter sex slavery. You may have heard the rumor that the Super Bowl is the focal point for human trafficking in America all year. It’s not true, says Ed Stetzer, President of LifeWay Research. But this event, like sporting events the world over, does provide an opportunity for modern slave-traders to make a quick buck on human suffering. It’s an evil that needs to end, and if we hope to make a difference, we must first recognize as a culture how the sexual revolution fuels the demand for sex slavery. Pornography, hookup culture, abortion, and so-called “safer sex” all perpetuate the view of human beings as objects to be used and disposed of at will.
  • The New Hampshire primary’s surprising results tell us a lot about the state of American politics, and the frustration of the average America voter. Two candidates perceived as radical alternatives to the status quo—Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump—swept to victory in this critical early primary. Populist outsiders are the big story, but as BreakPoint’s Roberto Rivera warns, that’s rarely good news in this country.
  • Students are "bringing dating back." Yale’s infamous annual “Sex Week” is just around the corner. For the fourteenth year, the Ivy League will invite “sexologists,” porn stars, and contraception companies to give lectures and demonstrations peddling the wares of the sexual revolution. But one group of students is pushing back, and their effort has gone national. The Love and Fidelity Network recently started a tradition that’s gained tremendous traction on campuses around the country, challenging young people to “bring dating back.” It brings to mind C. S. Lewis’ famous book, “The Four Loves,” in which he contends that erotic love must never be isolated, but should always be accompanied by affection, friendship, self-sacrifice. Ed Stetzer reminds us that empirical evidence shows how loving as God intended—saving sex for the confines of marriage—leads to happier and healthier lives.
  • Why did so many people have smudges of dirt on their foreheads this past week? Those in liturgical churches marked Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent on the church calendar. Lent is a time of repentance, reflection, and fasting, in preparation for the feast of Christ’s resurrection. It’s also a reminder that we are not our own. And although we will return to dust when we die, thanks to Jesus’ conquest over the grave, we won’t stay dust.


"BreakPoint This Week" is hosted by John Stonestreet, President of the Colson Center, and Ed Stetzer, Executive Director of Lifeway Research.

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