Monday, January 21, 2013

Hypocrisy Defined

“Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm.” President Obama in his second inaugural speech, January 21, 2013 (on the eve of the fortieth anniversary of the horrific Roe v. Wade decision, a decision of judicial fiat the president ardently flaunts, supports, upholds, and champions).

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Planned Parenthood's Bacchanal

"There were much glare and glitter and piquancy and phantasm.  There were delirious fancies as the madman fashions.  There were much of the beautiful, much of the wanton, much of the bizarre, something of the terrible, and not a little of that which might have excited disgust." Edgar Allan Poe, The Masque of the Red Death

A Lost and Forgotten Habit

"The great intellectual tradition that comes down to us from the past was never interrupted or lost through such trifles as the sack of Rome, the triumph of Attila, or all the barbarian invasions of the Dark Ages. It was lost after the introduction of printing, the discovery of America, the founding of the Royal Society, and all the enlightenment of the Renaissance and the modern world. It was there, if anywhere, that there was lost or impatiently snapped the long thin delicate thread that had descended from distant antiquity; the thread of that unusual human hobby: the habit of thinking." G. K. Chesterton

"The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory. Destroy its books, its culture, and its history; Before long the community will forget what it is, and what it was." Milan Hubl

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Cries of Ramah

“If there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try.... When it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now.... Let's do the right thing... This is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe. This is how we will be judged, and their voices should compel us to change.” President Obama

Today, America's president issued an astonishing 23 Executive Actions aimed at new gun controls--ostensibly to "protect the children of our nation."  But, not one of them would have protected the 3,300 children murdered in the nation's abortion clinics today.  Not one of them would protect the 3,300 children who will be murdered tomorrow.  Not one of them would protect the 3,300 children who will be murdered the day after that.  Or, the 1,000,000 children who will be murdered here in "the land of the free and brave" during the course of 2013.

The heights to which this hypocrisy and hubris rises is beyond fathoming: the president is the chief champion of Planned Parenthood and the child-killing minions of the nation's grisly abortion-industrial-complex.

Predictably, the hue and cry from most Christians has been about governmental assault on their guns, their vaunted 2nd Amendment rights--to be sure, no small thing.  But, where are the lamentations for Rachel's children in our modern day Ramah?

"I tell you, the only way we can change is if the American people demand it.... We have to examine ourselves in our hearts, and ask yourselves what is important? When we say we've suffered too much pain, and care too much about our children to allow this to continue, then change will, change will come. That's what it's going to take." President Obama

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Planned Parenthood Tax Scam

And, the recent spate of bad news continues gets worse: according to Planned Parenthood's just released Annual Report, 2012 was a banner year for the Grand Poobah of the abortion industry.  The world's most profitable non-profit organization performed a record number of abortions and received a record amount of taxpayer funding.

Indeed, according to the brazen behemoth's own accounting it performed more than one out of every three abortions in the US last year. And American taxpayers picked up the tab for most of that grizzly work--doling out more than half a billion dollars in government grants, contracts, and Medicaid reimbursements. That amounts to almost half of all Planned Parenthood's budget.

But even as the lecherous leviathan was larding its coffers with tax subsidies, it was simultaneously cutting the very services those subsidies were supposed to fund: contraception services were cut by 12 percent since 2009, and cancer-screening and prevention services were slashed by 29 percent. By not providing these legitimate healthcare services for women, Planned Parenthood was able to siphon off resources for its much more profitable child-killing business.

Clearly, it is time for us all to get serious about this travesty of truth, justice, and integrity, to hold our elected officials accountable, and to mobilize our local churches to full faithfulness. It is also time for us all to either storm the gates of the GOP or (now, mixing metaphors) leave its rotting carcass behind.

Abortion, Abuse, and Human Trafficking

In the northern states of India where the gender ratio between men and women has been skewed by the illegal--but widespread--practice of sex-selection abortion, a looming crisis threatens the very fabric of the nation according to a startling new report from the BBC.

According to that report, "Tens of thousands of girls disappear in India every year--they are sold into prostitution, domestic slavery. The UN children's agency Unicef says it's a problem of 'genocide proportions' and that 50 million women are missing in India because of female abortion, feticide, and infanticide--the killing of baby girls."

This is the heart wrenching backdrop to the story of widespread human rights cviolations, rape, and violence against women that has emerged from India in recent days.

Astonishingly, "An estimated 25-50 million women in India are 'missing,' if you compare the proportion of women in the population with other countries. As well as infanticide and feticide, some girls die of neglect and abuse. And, rich and modern cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, and Ahmadabad show some of the worst child sex ratios."

This is the unintended harvest of bitterness that has come from the global sowing Planned Parenthood’s ideological bad seed.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Collapsing Under the Weight of Its Own Absurdity

Forty years after the landmark Roe v. Wade decision of the Supreme Court unilaterally changed the laws protecting the sanctity of life in every state in the nation, abortion activists are reeling--having lost whatever moral high ground they once claimed for themselves.  But, is it enough to begin rolling back the hegemony of behemoths like Planned Parenthood?  Not likely.  At least, not yet.