Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown signed California's End-of-Life Option Act into law, legalizing assisted suicide in the state. At The Huffington Post, activist and author Joni Eareckson Tada looks back at her own past to explain why this is such a terrible idea: READ FULL ARTICLE »
A headline beginning "Playboy to Drop Nudity" is a little bit like a headline stating "Sky to Become Yellow instead of Blue." It's not the kind of thing any of us would have expected to see in this lifetime. But don't jump up and down just yet, because there's more to that headline. It concludes with ". . . as Internet Fills Demand." READ FULL ARTICLE »
You probably saw this hashtag all over Twitter at the end of last month. (Check out Gina Dalfonzo's blog post for more info on it.) The trend has come and gone by now, allowing us to have a more complete perspective on the whole development. For instance, we get to see how people reacted. READ FULL ARTICLE »
Here's another one from the "My Secular Liberal Friends Don't Get My Faith" genre. I don't mean to be judgmental, truly I don't, but I'm always a little amused by the secular liberal friends who can't take it when someone believes in God and goes to church even though she's like them in most ways that would really matter to them: pro-choice, pro-gay rights, cohabiting outside marriage, and so on. What happens to these friends when a Christian who adheres to an actual traditional Christian worldview comes among them? Do their heads explode?
As I say, I'm not trying to be judgmental of the author's faith. But she herself, when her Jewish boyfriend remarked on the amount of preaching about Jesus at her church, countered that for her faith is more of "a meditation on the bigger picture within a welcoming community upholding lovely traditions." Which reminded me irresistibly of Dorothy L. Sayers' take on the rich young ruler of Scripture:
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A friend on Facebook made light of the latest attempt by liberal journalists to pretend that all world religions really teach the same, basic idea, which is to love people and tolerate them. Particularly with regard to Islam, Western liberals have become accustomed to repeating this bromide, and doing so with special vigor in the wake of a suicide bombing, beheading, or other jihad-related atrocity.
Nine years ago, my friend Julie suffered a terrible tragedy. One of the twins she was carrying—a little boy—died when his cord twisted around his neck. There was nothing for anyone to do at that point but wait. Julie carried her daughter several weeks more and then delivered both children, one struggling but alive and the other dead.
Even nine years later, the anniversary of Leyton’s death is a difficult day in the Neils household. Julie still feels her grief as on that first day. It may not be as raw, but it is just as real. I am always delighted to see her Facebook posts when she and her family release blue butterflies in Leyton’s honor. But I grieve with her, too. It’s a wordless but prayerful grief.
As pro-lifers, we care about those babies that frightened women can’t imagine bringing to term. We pray over and plead for them to change their minds to give these little ones a chance at life. We rightly mourn the deaths of 55 million babies killed in the womb since 1973.
In a new video interview with Live Action's Lila Rose, David Daleidan of the Center for Medical Progress shares some previously unreleased footage. In this video, Dr. Amna Dermish of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas describes some of her abortion procedures in chilling detail, including her efforts to get an intact head -- efforts that, Daleidan points out, very definitely cross the line into illegality.READ FULL ARTICLE »