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Scrooges past, “Scrooges” present

In Abortion, Choice, Cohabitation, Divorce, Families, Free Speech, Freedom, Gay rights, Human Rights, Marriage, Media, Parenting, Planned Parenthood, Same-Sex Marriage, Sanctity of Life, Sexual Freedom, Sexual Orientation, The Family, Values on December 4, 2015 at 11:04 am

Scroogeby Mekelle Tenney

My daughter is five months old today! This will be her first Christmas. Yesterday I took her with me to do some Christmas shopping at the mall. As we walked in and out of the different shops and boutiques I was observing the atmosphere, the shoppers, and the new “norms”. I found myself reflecting on Christmas’s past when I was a girl. American’s were not so passive then, we recognized wrong as wrong and we were not afraid to label it as such. There was plenty amiss in the 90’s when I was a kid. But since that time what was amiss has only gotten worse.

In Christmas’s past the biggest problem facing marriage was divorce. Rates were high and broken families were becoming the new norm. This Christmas marriage has been “redefined”. The essential elements have been tampered with and the family is facing its biggest challenge yet. What was considered dangerous in the past is presently embraced. Of course the “new definition” of marriage is not all that is wrong in the world today.

There is so much evil that is accepted that I have to wonder how we got here. The nation has been made aware of the inhumane, vile, evil actions of Planned Parenthood. We know about the brutal death of millions of babies. When I was a child I never could have imagined that such practices could be legally protected. Yet it has only been a year since the videos began to be released and America has decided it is old news. We go about our daily lives, shrug our shoulders and say “that is the world we live in”.

This same callous attitude was reflected by the well-known Christmas character Ebenezer Scrooge when he stated “It’s not my business. It’s enough for a man to understand his own business and not to interfere with other peoples’.” And yet as I look at our past and the steps we took to get to our present situation I realize that this callous attitude was one of the biggest factors that got us here today. In a sense, we said “Ba Humbug” to marriage, family, and morality. Dickens’ Scrooge liked the darkness because it was cheap, America’s “Scrooge” liked the darkness because it was easy. American’s decided that it was easier to go with the flow than to take a stand and be labeled a bigot, a hater, or old fashioned. The twist in the American Christmas Carol is that the streets are filled with “Scrooges” shouting their “Ba Humbugs” to those who stand for traditional families, morality, and religion.

My daughter’s first Christmas takes place in a time when the world is confused. People don’t know how to stand up to the “Scrooges” who march through our streets demeaning and ridiculing what is good and right. I am worried about our future. In his visit from the ghost of Christmas past Scrooge asked why his old business partner carried chains. “I wear the chain I forged in life,” replied the Ghost. “I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.”

American’s continue to build our chain, link by link. Some of it is out of our control. But most of it is not. We must not give up. There is still more that we can do. We must fight a good fight. It is vital that we continue to participate in the debates and in the political process. Join the conversations on line, in your community, and in the class rooms. Be active in what is happening around you. As Scrooge so eloquently said, “Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if preserved in, they must lead. But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change.”

 

Saint Martin revisited: not half a cloak but half a fortune

In Birth Rate, Child Development, Choice, Demographic Decline, Families, Government, Health Care, Planned Parenthood, Population Control, Sanctity of Life, UN, Values on December 1, 2015 at 10:09 am

St. Martin, cloak

by Vincenzina Santoro

On November 11th the Christian calendar marks the celebration of St. Martin of Tours. He is best remembered for sharing half his cloak with a freezing beggar he met along the road. The saint is usually pictured in military garb, sitting on a beautiful white horse, gallantly and majestically slicing the garment with his fancy sharp sword. Just as half a loaf is better than none, so too must be half a cloak.

In today’s world there is another, but altogether different, “half” story of generosity to tell. This is the so-called “giving pledge” whereby billionaires of the world are called upon to pledge to give away at least half of their wealth during their lifetime. The notion arose a few years ago at a tripartite meeting of Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and David Rockefeller – billionaires all. Buffett was the first to step to the plate and fork over half his fortune or around $35 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, thus fulfilling his pledge and setting an example.

This upscale form of benevolence has some rules so the multi-rich do not give directly to the needy but to charities, non-profits, foundations and the like who in turn will improve the lot of the less fortunate beneficiaries through one of their programs. The main force behind such a bold move, Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, recently spoke openly about their wealth and commitments in a televised interview with famed US talk show host, Charlie Rose.

In the interview, at one point Rose asked how the Gates Foundation got started. Even before they were married – both worked at Microsoft – they discussed how someday they would share their abundance. After years of thought and when they had accumulated some 20 billion dollars, Bill and Melinda started their foundation and partnered with Bill Gates Sr who had been the director of the local Planned Parenthood in Washington State.

Bill and Melinda first got involved in spreading their wealth in the reproductive health area then expanded to other health matters outside the United States. They indicated a lot of disease could be conquered if there were better education and so they have funded projects in this area. According to Melinda, if mothers in poor countries were educated they could make better decisions for their families and, she added, “a child is 50% less likely to die if the mother is educated.”

In their travels to poor countries the Gates noticed that malnutrition could be reduced by families “having more chickens” for eggs and meat which help provide nutrition in a community. Melinda even paid tribute to the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, that they had “made a huge difference” and that NGOs – presuming even their Foundation – played a role in reducing poverty. According to the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals Report for 2015, “more than 1 billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty since 2000.”

They mentioned the success of the GAVI Alliance that set goals to reduce HIV, tuberculosis and malaria in which the Gates Foundation is a major partner. Greater progress has been made in polio eradication but despite its persistence in such countries as Afghanistan and Pakistan, with the Gates Foundation penetrating deep into rural areas, Bill believed eradication is still possible by 2020.There was no discussion of the some of the controversial items peddled in poor countries such as the anti-conception chip implants the Gates Foundation has funded for distribution in African countries in particular.

Not mentioned in the conversation but an interesting footnote is that the Gates Foundation had assets of $43.5 billion at the end of 2014 and made grants of $3.4 billion last year.

After setting an example with their generosity formula, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett decided to challenge all the super-rich of the world to follow their example. Today 138 pledges, by individuals and couples, have been made by billionaires from 14 countries. They have yearly gatherings where they all feel they are “among friends” according to Warren Buffett, and compare notes, learn from one another and “bring out the best in everyone.”

Both Buffett and Gates believe that philanthropy is a very American phenomenon as some of the earliest American super-rich (robber barons?) started charitable foundations including Rockefeller, Carnegie and Ford. Today’s top billionaires hold untold wealth – which of course fluctuates according to the whims of financial markets. At the same time there are still over one billion people living in poverty in every country on earth.

In the United States and elsewhere one need not be a billionaire to engage in philanthropy. All can share and give. For example, few years ago the idea was generated that the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving Day should be designated as “Giving Tuesday”….the day for giving back to the community after the consumer frenzy that consumes shoppers on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Giving part of one’s treasure is not all. Volunteering is also widespread in the United States, so much so that the Bureau of Labor Statistics conducts an annual survey to measure its extent. In “Volunteering in the United States – 2014” nearly 63 million people of 16 years and up volunteered in some way in the year ended September 2014, a volunteer rate of just over 25% of the population. Even the United Nations has recognized the value of people who willingly give of themselves to improve the lot of others. December 5th is designated International Volunteer Day.

In New York, Giving Tuesday occurs on December 1st this year and coincides with the start of the annual “New York Cares Coat Drive” to collect new or gently used coats for distribution to the indigent as winter gets under way. Every year the same ad appears in subways, buses and elsewhere showing a shivering Statue of Liberty tugging at a warm coat. The collection is usually abundant. Thus, while centuries ago St Martin spared half a cloak and modern billionaires spare half their fortunes, today’s New York poor at least can look forward to a whole outer garment.

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*Vincenzina Santoro is an international economist. She represents the American Family Association of New York at the United Nations.

 

Planned Parenthood–Today’s Auschwitz

In Abortion, Child Abuse, Choice, Courts, Diane Robertson, Free Speech, Freedom, Government, Health Care, Planned Parenthood, Sanctity of Life, Values, Women's Rights on October 7, 2015 at 7:46 am

body partsby Diane Robertson

All of the videos about Planned Parenthood have come out publically. Many people have seen them. Congress has investigated. Some states took Medicaid funding away from Planned Parenthood because of this illegal practice. And now, judges are stepping in.

After some states defunded Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood and others sued.

In Utah, Governor Gary Herbert saw the videos and decided that state Medicaid money would be better used at other clinics that service women. Federal Judge Clark Waddoups issued a temporary order to stop the Governor’s directive, and scheduled a hearing for Oct. 15 to consider an injunction that would put the governor’s order on hold pending the outcome of the lawsuit. Judge Waddoups said that it’s in the public interest to maintain the services Planned Parenthood provides.

In Arkansas, Governor Asa Hutchinson decided to withhold Medicaid funding from Planned Parenthood as well. Three citizens sued and Federal Judge Kristine Baker issued a preliminary injunction mandating the state to pay for family planning services for these three women. Judge Baker said that if the women went without Planned Parenthood’s services, they would “incur irreparable harm.”

The public does not have a serious interest in the services that Planned Parenthood provides. There are many, many health clinics that provide the exact same services and more. It does not harm Medicaid patients to seek medical care at places other than Planned Parenthood, any more than it harms Medicaid patients to have to use only the providers listed as part of Medicaid services.

States should have the right to decide where tax payer money is being spent without the interference of the federal government. Yet, beyond that, the federal government clearly should not have the power to force states to fund any businesses engaging in illegal practices. The duty of a judge is to stop criminal activity not fund it.

So what can be done? Don’t put up with it. Speak out against these judges. Speak out against abortion. Go to the rallies. Write to your Senators and Representatives. Write to your Governors. Do everything you can to stop the killing and mutilation of the millions of unborn babies Planned Parenthood slaughters every year. Do not be the person standing outside Auschwitz looking at the dead bodies and asking whether or not a crime has been committed.

Planned Parenthood Myths Busted!

In Abortion, Diane Robertson, Education, Government, Health Care, Media, Planned Parenthood, Research, Sanctity of Life, Schools, Sex Education, Sexual Freedom, Values on September 30, 2015 at 7:55 am

Lies vs. truthby Diane Robertson

The truth about Planned Parenthood came out as Cecil Richards testified in front of Congress. She had to admit certain myths circulating, some for years, are false.

 

  1. Myth 1: Abortion is only 3% of the business Planned Parenthood does. Cecil Richardson admitted that abortion is actually 86% of their business.
  2. Myth 2: Mammograms are a part of the necessary services Planned Parenthood provides. Cecil Richardson admitted that none of the 600+ clinics conduct mammograms.
  3. Myth 3: Planned Parenthood is a nonprofit organization and needs tax payer funding to provide necessary services for women. Cecil Richards confirmed that Planned Parenthood brought in over $127 million in “excess revenue”. Excess revenue can be defined as profit. Planned Parenthood actually gains over $100 million a year in profit making it a multi-million dollar industry.
  4. Myth 4: The Undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s illegal practice of selling aborted baby parts for profit were doctored or overly edited.  Forensic analysis determined that the undercover Planned Parenthood videos were not manipulated or deceptively edited at all. The forensics team testified and gave evidence of this in front of Congress. Planned Parenthood also hired a company to investigate the videos which came up with the same conclusion stating that there was no “widespread evidence of substantive video manipulation.”

Planned Parenthood kills 300,000 unborn babies a year. They go into schools to show children how to have sex and call it sexual education. They sell the bodies of the babies they abort for profit. Only 14% of Planned Parenthood’s business goes to providing contraception and STD testing. Planned Parenthood is registered as a non-profit business yet makes over $100 million each year. Planned Parenthood is not a necessary service and should not be funded by tax payers.

This Most Important Election, Character Matters

In Abortion, Choice, Constitution, Courts, Democracy, Education, Families, Free Speech, Freedom, Government, Grassroots, Health Care, Human Rights, Marriage, Media, Parenting, Planned Parenthood, Same-Sex Marriage, Sanctity of Life, Sovereignty, Supreme Court, The Family, Values on September 24, 2015 at 10:41 am

voteby Rebecca Mallory

We hear it every four years. “This is the most important election of our lifetime!” I contend that that somewhat trite statement will never prove more true than in 2016. Never before has the very fabric of America been shredded and torn apart as we have seen in the last 10-20 years. The very fiber of goodness that has made this country so successful, maybe even the envy of the world, is being threatened on a daily basis by a handful of elected and appointed officials. That’s what makes this election so crucial, so different.

Few other countries are run this way. Most have a king, dictator or at least an all powerful government that tells citizens what they can and can’t do. In a republic such as ours, elected officials are to serve us, we do not serve them. Feel a disconnect? Does it seem that way to you? Thankfully, we still have the power to choose through voting – which should be treated as a sacred and great privilege. I will not try to sway you, but rather encourage you to think and pray about what is as stake with each of our votes. Look at the candidate’s past. Ask about your favorites: what  is their voting record? How have they lived their lives to this point? Character matters people. Their personal lives matter. Sorry. If you’re a lying, cheating creep in your personal life, why would I trust you as my president?

The mere fact that you subscribe to and read these posts on UFI leads me to assume that you care about certain things: the sanctity of life, the sanctity of the human family, the dangers of a handful of people in black robes legislating the sanctity of marriage from the bench, etc. Assuming this premise, it is my personal opinion that you, and people like you, will save this nation from further depravity and decay. Please pay close attention to town halls, debates and other venues to hear and understand what candidates for the most powerful position in the free world are saying. Now granted, we all know that politicians and those running for office often say grandiose things and make promises that sound great. But as soon as they get in office, many are soon forgotten and traded for the pandering to the special interest and donors who got them there. Doing whatever it takes to get elected is rampant in both parties. The game is played by almost everyone. Shameful.

As an educated constituent, you may already have decided who “your guy” is. I thought I had decided until the latest debate. Now I have several “guys”. I will not tout the qualities of any of them but just ask you to consider some things as you make your decision. An interesting opening line to that debate was, and I paraphrase, “No one on this stage is under federal indictment. No one on this stage is under investigation for any scandal.” That hit me like a lead balloon! What? Is that too much to ask from our president? One candidate made me so proud though. The subject was Planned Parenthood. This candidate basically challenged our current administration and those who support these vile acts to actually watch these horrific videos that discuss live babies lying on a table with hearts beating, waiting to be murdered and have their intact brains harvested for sale. How depraved and cold have we become to even allow that thought into the fabric of our nation? Does your “guy” support Planned Parenthood? Is it really a woman’s choice to kill her unborn baby? It is sickening and beyond the pale. You decide.

When deciding to support a candidate or not, you must first take stock of your own principles and values. What are your feelings about foreign policy? What are the impacts of the current Iranian nuke deal? How do you feel about the guest list invited to the White House to greet Pope Francis? Do you even know who was on that list? If you’re a devout Catholic, you may want to do a little research on that. What is your stance on gay marriage?  Any idea what our government is really costing the average American? Any idea what the national debt is right now? It will be higher by the time you finish this blog post. Who’s paying for that besides your kids and grandkids? Do you have any idea what America’s current strategies on foreign policy are? One of government’s FEW responsibilities, according to the constitution, is to keep us safe from foreign and domestic threats. How are we doing? Just a few short days ago, it was discovered that numbers were being inflated and “artificially sweetened” to make it look like we were doing better in the fight against Isis and other terrorist organizations. Who can we trust?

These are trying and serious times for our country. It can seem overwhelming and easy to feel small and insignificant with such vast and serious issues. I contend that you are making a difference however. Be powerful and significant by casting an educated vote. Much more important than being the first woman, black, Hispanic, etc. president, is their convictions and beliefs; what is best for the majority of the country, not their thirst for power. Is it really that big of a deal? Yes, it’s that big of a deal. Not taking action is taking action. Do your part. You owe it to your children and grandchildren. Let’s leave them a better country just as our parents and grandparents did for us. Make character matter in this and all elections.

 

Don’t Let the Conversation Die

In Abortion, Abstinence, Bioethics, Child Abuse, Choice, Demographic Decline, Diane Robertson, Families, Human Rights, Media, motherhood, Planned Parenthood, Research, Sanctity of Life, Stem Cells, Values on September 16, 2015 at 7:33 am

abortion body partsby Diane Robertson

The 10th under cover video detailing how Planned Parenthood has been illegally selling aborted baby parts came out on Tuesday. Barely any media picked it up. It was not a trending item on Facebook, twitter, or any other social media source because hardly anyone cares.

No one cares that top executives are making millions on teaching and encouraging teens to have sex, then convincing girls and women to have abortions for their surprise, unwanted, or unplanned pregnancies, and then taking those babies killed by their doctors and selling their parts so scientists can use them for research.

Dr. Carolyn WeshoffIn the 10th video we see Dr. Carolyn Weshoff, Planned Parenthood’s senior medical adviser, discussing dividing up and selling the parts of aborted babies. She says the people she works with don’t want stem cells, but “particular tissues” like “cardiac” or “eyes” or “neural” or “spinal cords.” She laughs while saying the scientists and research companies even want the “gonads”.

A few other Planned Parenthood executives discuss how they need to be cautious. They know that selling aborted babies can “generate a fair amount of income” but worry that word getting out would be bad for Planned Parenthood. Vanessa Russo, an official with Planned Parenthood Keystone, openly says that she “won’t be bullied by ridiculous law” and that Planned Parenthood “shouldn’t curtail its business for ridiculousness”.

It’s sad. It’s degenerate. It’s says a lot about our nation and our society. Women freely sacrifice their children, usually to avoid embarrassment or inconvenience. And then, big executives sell the bodies of these unwanted babies to companies for scientific research. Another country did something similar several years ago, and nobody paid attention or tried to stop it. Not very many people are paying attention today, while many people are defending and promoting every step of this evil process.

Soon these videos will be done coming out. We must not forget what we have learned. We must not let this conversation die. Nearly 3,000 babies are aborted every day in the United States. 3,000 lives are snuffed out and sold for profit. Is this who we want to be? Is this a nation we are proud to be a part of? If not, then please, do not let the conversation die.

There is Hope – It’s in Strong Families

In Families, Government, Planned Parenthood, Transgender on September 9, 2015 at 2:16 pm

hopeBy Diane Robertson

Last week was a difficult week with many foreboding, sad, and evil events taking place in the United States and around the world. On Wednesday I woke to a Facebook post written by Glenn Beck that detailed 10 things that happened the day before. He wrote:

  1. It is open season on our police. Houston, Chicago, Abilene in a week, plus Arby’s turns down food in a drive through claiming “we don’t serve your kind here. A cop”
  2. The senate sides with Iran over Israel, while they chant death to America and put a plaque outside our old embassy calling for our death. The republicans and the democrats are equally at fault. Meanwhile 70% of Americans are against this deal. Representative government is dead.
  3. A new planned parenthood video that talks about closing the eyes of the severed heads so those who receive them as spare parts don’t freak out — and congress and the president just added NEW funding to Planned Parenthood today.
  4. The army is giving a dishonorable discharge to an 11 year green beret because he punched in the face, an Afghani police chief, who we pay and train. The police chief kidnapped and raped a fifteen year old boy, kept him chained to a bed and then beat his mother as she went to the U.S. Army to beg for help. When these to army soldiers found out and he scoffed at them they punched him. He is out and the Muslim police Chief remains.
  5. Christians in Syria given 48 hours to convert, leave or die. Tomorrow they will be slaughtered by Isis and the American church Yawns.
  6. A five year old boy washes up on the shores of Greece from Syrians trying to flee and move to Europe. “The caliphate will spread and destabilize Europe.” My warning in 2010 which was mocked as madness and something that would never happen because it was “too doomsday.” It is happening but we pay no attention and act as if it is now no big deal.
  7. We are taking Syrian, Somali and Iraqi Muslims in by the thousands and yet, the state department says it “will consider accepting some Christians next year.” Meanwhile children are crucified, women are sold as slaves and girls as young as six are raped 8 to ten times a day. Within 18 months there will be no Christians in Iraq and Syria.
  8. Hilary’s email scandal continues and she is not going to go to jail.
  9. Black lives matter organizer says it is open season on white people and blacks “need to pick them off one by one.” TV networks ignore the threats and praise them, democrats meet with them and talk about their bravery.
  10. A Teenager in high school claims he “feels” like a girl and insists on using the girls bathroom and shower. When girls protest and walk out, school officials and “experts” chastise them for being “insensitive”. Reporters call HIM – “her” repeatedly and we are called the science deniers!

I was not alone in thinking that this was too much to take in all at once. I felt betrayed by the U.S. Congress because they gave money to Planned Parenthood who illegally sells parts of aborted fetuses and is the number one abortion provider in America. I felt betrayed because Congress approved President Obama’s deal with Iran, even though it is obvious to the average person that the deal is one of the most dangerous diplomatic moves of all time.

Since the rise of ISIS, the death toll in Syria and Somalia has been devastating. The refugee situation is heart breaking. It’s embarrassing to be a member of a nation that has the means, yet is not rushing to aid of our fellow men.

It’s sad that while 200 students would march out of school to protest having to change clothes in front of a biological boy, all of the adults side with the boy and tell the girls that their discomfort was due to prejudice. It was not that long along that if a teenage boy stripped down in front of girls, he would be charged with indecent exposure. The girl’s feelings, are not discriminatory, but a part of their biological functions that tells them what is safe and what is right and wrong. This is sad.

I suppose given that adults would side against 200 teenage girls for the sexuality of a teenage boy, it’s not that surprising that he armed forces of the same nation would fault an honorable man defending the raping of a 15 year old boy.

It’s hard to watch the Planned Parenthood videos, witness a half a nation supporting a criminal and liar for a presidential candidate, see an entire political party supporting a group that is calling for the murder of the police and not feel like an entire nation is lost and degenerate.

Many people feel like there is no hope left, that we are beyond repair.

But there is hope. Hope lies within the families. A wise man once said:

“No nation ever rises above its homes… We are no better as a people than are our firesides, our homes. … The good home is the rock foundation, the cornerstone of civilization. It must be preserved. It must be strengthened.”

President Obama even said, “Our country is only as strong as the character of our people.”

Character is developed in families.

Social Science studies have shown again and again that “children raised by their mother and father have a better chance of being prosperous, healthy and well-educated in adulthood. Man-woman marriage policies enshrine this arrangement as a social ideal worth pursuing, while same-sex marriage undermines this ideal altogether.”

Hope lies in strong families. So what can you do? How can you feel like you are making a difference?

First, strengthen your marriage and family. Speak up for man and woman marriage and the right of children to be raised by their mother and father. Beyond that you can donate to charities that are assisting the Syrian refugees. You can find a way to host a refugee family. You can send notes to your local police force and let them know you stand behind them. You can become educated about the candidates and support those who support religious freedom and strong families. Things do look bleak, but there is hope.

Speak Up for Family and Life

In Abortion, Abstinence, Child Development, Choice, Diane Robertson, Divorce, Families, father, Free Speech, Freedom, Marriage, Media, Parenting, Planned Parenthood, Prostitution, Sanctity of Life, Sexual Freedom, Technology, The Family, Values on August 26, 2015 at 8:47 am

Ashley Madisonby Diane Robertson

There’s this infamous company in Canada, Ashley Madison, which hosts a purportedly secret online dating service for people who are married or in a committed relationship. The company’s slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.” Customers pay Ashley Madison to help them have extra marital affairs and one night stands.

On July 15th of this year hackers stole the company’s “secret” customer data—including email addresses, names, home addresses, sexual fantasies and credit card information. At the time, Hackers said they would release the information to the public if Ashley Madison did not permanently shut down. On July 22nd, the company released just the first names of the customers. When the company did not comply with the demands of the hackers, they released all of the information on Aug 18th.

The fall out has been huge with ordinary people to celebrities such as Josh Duggar being outed for cheating on their spouses.

The Toronto police department even reported that two people committed suicide because they were outed by the hackers. The Toronto police department blamed the hackers stating this would “not be tolerated”.

Normally, I agree that hacking is wrong. It’s typically used to gain access to personal information for financial gains. I feel like this situation is different. I agree with the hackers that the company is abominable. They make money while facilitating the breakup of marriages and families. I think justice has been served.

Most people are standing by the fact that hacking is illegal, and that what these hackers did was wrong because they have ruined millions of lives. I agree that hacking is illegal and should be. But I do not believe the hackers are responsible for ruining the lives of the adulterers. Rather, those committing adultery are responsible for ruining their own lives. They made conscious choices to do something they were very aware would harm their spouse, their children, and ultimately themselves.

I am going to speak as a Christian in an appeal to other Christians. I believe that as Christians it is imperative for us to recognize what is wrong and damaging to families and to society and call it out. We need to make judgments so that we can understand what is good and what is bad. Sadly, as a society we have been bullied into a place where we won’t say something is right or wrong because it might hurt someone’s feelings. We cower at the being called names, and our unwillingness to face the criticism of those calling us judgmental or bigoted or hateful has led to a whole host of societal ills.

Ashley Madison would not exist if there weren’t enough corrupt people willing to pay for it. Companies can only exist if there is enough of a market to be profitable. Along the same lines, Planned Parenthood and abortion clinics wouldn’t exist if there weren’t so many mothers and fathers willing to sacrifice the very life of their children for the sake of lust and convenience.

I look around me and see that as a society we have given our compassion to the people selfishly destroying life and family instead of those who have had their lives and families destroyed. The people who need our compassion are the husbands and wives whose marriages have been shattered by infidelity, the sons and daughters who are left without a mother or a father because of the resulting divorce, and the babies that never breathed because their parents did not want them.

Just 60 years ago, compassion was given to the real victims and as a result more people considered the consequences before breaking apart their families or taking the lives of their unborn children. The pressure to live a chaste life meant that life and family were cherished. Now, individual choice is cherished, and life and family are discarded.

To Christians, I say, make a choice. Is what we say and how we judge saving lives and strengthening families, or is it promoting (quietly or openly) the destruction of life and the breakdown of families? Those who hacked into the Ashley Madison website, may have committed a crime, but they also made an important statement about marriage and family. They stood up for love and fidelity. We can to, and we don’t even need to break the law to do so. We just need to speak.

The Real Vision of Planned Parenthood

In Abortion, Birth Rate, Choice, Courts, Diane Robertson, Freedom, Government, Planned Parenthood, Population Control, Sanctity of Life, Sexual Freedom, Supreme Court, Values on August 5, 2015 at 7:01 am

by Diane Robertson

vidoes of Planned ParenthoodThe videos revealing the practice of Planned Parenthood selling parts of aborted babies has brought the debate back to the forefront. My social media accounts have been full of people condemning and defending Planned Parenthood and abortion. I have two separate thoughts on the matter. Margaret Sanger

First, Planned Parenthood does not, never has, and was never intended to help women. They provide birth control and abortion because the founder, Margaret Sanger, was a 1920’s eugenicist who worried about the “deterioration in the human stock” and “the perpetuation of defectives, delinquents, and dependents.” She set up Planned Parenthood to purify the human race. Sanger was also a first class racist. Through Planned Parenthood Sanger hoped to reduce the number of African Americans with the use of contraception.

She wrote: “We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

Though dead for many years, Sanger’s vision has been realized. Planned Parenthood is responsible for a disproportionate number of abortions in the minority populations. Planned Parenthood purposely sets up their businesses in poor neighborhoods. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in 2012, reported that among African American’s more children were aborted that born—31,328 aborted to 24,758 born. Sanger’s vision has also been realized in the elimination of many of the disabled. Approximately 75% of women who know they are carrying a Down’s syndrome baby abort. pregnant mother 3

Second, I think Planned Parenthood should be shut down. I wish the government would stop funding the abortion giant, but I understand that the people have created the need for Planned Parenthood, not the government. There would be no debate if women were not choosing abortion. The government funds abortion because women want it. Women want to terminate the life of their children.

Abortion could be stopped tomorrow, Planned Parenthood could be shut down permanently if mothers chose to protect their children rather than destroy their lives. It’s sad. It’s heart rending. It’s horrifying. It has killed more than 58,000,000 babies since Roe v. Wade. It’s called abortion. And it exists not because of Planned Parenthood, but because mother’s hearts have grown cold and they have rejected their own flesh and blood.

There’s Nothing Wrong With That Child

In Abortion, Abstinence, Child Development, Choice, date rape, Down Syndrome, Education, Families, Feminism, Freedom, Gender, Health Care, Homosexuality, motherhood, Planned Parenthood, Research, Sanctity of Life, Sex Selection Abortion, Sexual Freedom, Sexual Orientation, Single Mothers, Technology, Values on August 4, 2015 at 12:20 pm

babies crawlingby Holly Gardner

Readers, I’ve heard the arguments over and over again. “Woman’s right to choose,” “My body, my choice.” Well sister, (in most cases) you’ve already made your choice: when you made your baby. And it’s not just your body, it’s that absolutely innocent one you’re carrying as well who apparently deserves no consideration in the matter, and no right to choices. But I’m sure you’ve all heard this before.

I have a new perspective I’d like to share with you. Let me tell you a story.

My father works for a big company, with different co-workers every week, all from vastly different backgrounds and from all over the world. My dad also is a talkative, curious, intelligent man, and often engages in “thinker” discussions with his co-workers.

One particular day, his fellow employee was a younger woman of mixed heritage (half black, half white.) Let’s call her “Jane.” My dad said Jane was one of the best he’s ever worked with. He also said she was super liberal. While getting ready for the day, the topic of abortion came up, and my dad decided to tell Jane about a recent experience he had with a male gay co-worker.

This particular man (Let’s call him “John”) believes in a “woman’s right to choose.” He also believes abortions should be readily available. No questions asked, and no mandated education offered before such abortion. “It’s her choice, and I respect that.” Basically, she shouldn’t have to explain herself, and she shouldn’t have to be shown her options. If she wants it, there it is.

My dad then asked him, “Remember that time you also told me about how you were absolutely certain in genetic pre-disposition toward homosexuality? That science will one day discover that gay gene?”

“Yes . . .” he replied.

“Well,” my dad continued. “How would you feel if the medical community came up with a genetic fetal test, and expectant parents can test whether or not their unborn child is pre-disposed to homosexuality, and then women all over the country ask for abortions on those innocent ‘gay’ babies?”

“That’s just wrong,” he replied, horrified.  “There’s nothing wrong with that child.”

My dad just stared at him.

John paused, then said, “You set me up.”

“Yeah, I did.”

“Well, honestly, I don’t know what to say.” John went on to admit that he had no idea how to reconcile his belief in a woman’s right to choose with his disgust at the idea of abortion because of genetic sexual pre-disposition. “Those parents would need to be educated on homosexuality. It’s not something to fear.”

My dad countered, “But you said no mandated education.”

A few weeks go by, and my dad runs into John in an airport terminal. “Hey! How are you?” he asks my dad with a handshake. “You know, I have to tell you something. My partner and I went on a vacation retreat with other liberal and gay couples. We’re all sitting around drinking coffee and I tell them about our conversation. The whole room was silent. None of us have an answer for you. Our beliefs can’t be reconciled.”

Back to the morning where my dad and Jane are preparing for their day. My dad finishes up his story about his conversations with John. She says how angry and horrified she is over the thought of abortions because of sexuality, and then adds her own anger at abortions over mixed-ethnic parentage. “It is offensive,” she practically spits out. She also admits that her belief in a woman’s right to choose, no questions asked, cannot be reconciled with this thought.

“Abortions because of sexuality? Because of a probable color of the babies skin? There’s nothing wrong with that child,” he said.

“It is offensive,” she said.

“What about the sweet babies aborted because of genetic disorders such as down syndrome or trisomy 18? There’s nothing wrong with that child,” he said.

“It is offensive,” she said.

“What about babies aborted because of their gender?There’s nothing wrong with that child,” he said.

“It is offensive,” she said.

“What about babies aborted because of fear of social stigma or family backlash? Because of lack of money or support? What about babies aborted because their mother is scared, and abortion is an abstract solution in a mind that doesn’t want to know how it actually happens?There’s nothing wrong with that child,” he said.

“It is offensive,” she said.

“What about babies aborted because of a woman’s desire to keep her body the way it is, or for no other reason than convenience? There’s nothing wrong with that child,” he said.

“It is offensive,” she said.

There was also nothing wrong with the millions of babies that have been aborted already.

So when do our unborn children get the protection they deserve? When do our expectant mothers get the educational resources they need? When do our pre-teens and teenagers get the sexual education that includes how their young brains work and hormones and reactions (and those of their partners!) so they can make better choices “in the heat of the moment?” So they can choose to avoid “the heat of the moment” all together? So abstinence suddenly makes much more sense to them? Absolutely there are cases of rape, incest, and abuse which do indeed take these choices away from women. I’m not here saying there isn’t.

Readers, why can’t the sympathy and outrage for Cecil the Lion’s murder apply to murdered and dismembered unborn children?

“There’s nothing wrong with that child,” he said.

“It is offensive,” she said.

Just a thought.

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