Despite a relatively low amount of media coverage, you have likely run across the case of Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortion doctor (labeled a monster) who ran what many have called a ‘house of horrors’ abortion mill. Last month, he was convicted on three counts of first-degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter, and was sentenced to life in prison. But, given typical pro-choice sentiments, one has to wonder: what was the real problem leading to such public outrage? [Read more...]
Happening now is the #INHUMAN TweetFest, from 8am-8pm in whatever timezone you happen to inhabit. The goal of this event is to raise awareness about late-term abortion.
A legitimate question was raised on the event page by Sandra: “Is this supposed to be ‘Inhumane’? It just seems a little strange to call another person inhuman when he is indeed human. It is his behavior that is not human.”
“Tolerance applies only to persons and never to principles. Intolerance applies only to principles and never to persons.”~ ~ Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
I had the same feeling when I first heard that, in closing statements, the prosecution asked Gosnell if he was human (WhoIsGosnell?). Gosnell giggled. Hearing that felt like hearing the anti-story to the parable of the Good Samaritan. [Read more...]
The press (news media) is very good at covering big stories. News managers decide what stories are big enough to warrant extended coverage with multiple reporters bringing a wide variety of angles to the stories. Notice the words – “news managers decide.” That’s a key to understanding why the national press has decided not to cover the Gosnell trial as a BIG story.
While the murder trial of abortion provider Dr. Kermit Gosnell is receiving a little more national media attention than when the trial began, the press is still missing the point of the story. Abortion is not an issue of the cleanliness of the clinic or the safety of the women undergoing the abortion or the qualifications of the people assisting Dr. Gosnell in performing abortions. It is the issue of basic humanity.
“Why isn’t the national press reporting about the Gosnell trial?”
Several of my friends on Facebook asked that question recently. Here was my quick response to one of them.
Kirsten Powers’ recent article on the trial of abortion “doctor” Kermit Gosnell, which ran in the April 11th edition of USA Today, is something not to be missed. Powers rightly calls out the odd suppression and, in some cases, revisionism being practiced by the media where the current Pennsylvania abortion trial is concerned. Her concerns are echoed by others such as Jon Healey in the Los Angeles Times.
By Sarah Ankenman, president of ISWA.
Hey y’all! Check out our brand new ISWA U curriculum designed specifically for the busy Christian who wants to be equipped to give answers for the hope that lies within! ISWA U will equip and train you in basic Apologetics and provide you with the resources to go even deeper in your study of why you believe what you believe. In the world we live in today, it is crucial for us as Christians to engage in Apologetics, not just for the strength of our own faith, but that of our kids and others around us who are in desperate need of the truth. [Read more...]
The NSW Greens say people whose religious views are blocking voluntary euthanasia laws are making the lives of vulnerable people even more wretched and should butt out. “It’s time they recognised they are in the minority and got out of the way,” Greens MP Cate Faehrmann said in this article.
Here is a letter I have since sent to our relevant politicians to help better understand their views on morality and legislation. It is time to start asking the hard questions to our law makers. What philosophy or worldview are they basing their legislation on? This will impact our kids and generations to come. Don’t accept the status quo friends. Think, use our God-given minds, and let us hold our law makers accountable.
Today marks the two year anniversary of the Christian Apologetics Alliance. It is remarkable to see the growth of this all-volunteer organization in such a short span of time!:
*2,000+ members in the Facebook group
*Dozens of contributors to the CAA blog, with over 100,000 total page views
*Dozens of bloggers collaborating together in the Apologetics Blogger Alliance
*Supporting one another as we lead people to faith in Christ and disciple Christians to maturity in churches, on campus, and in the workplace around the world.
*About three dozen official volunteers who moderate, approve new members, run the website, and so on. [Read more...]
The 16th President of the United States has grown in popularity in recent months with major Hollywood Blockbusters such as Lincoln and New York Times bestsellers such as Killing Lincoln. In fact, it’d be safe to say that Abraham Lincoln is regarded as one of the greatest and most respected American Presidents to date.
Yet new evidence has come to light questioning the historical reliability of the existence of this beloved man. Alincolnists, who were content to remain silent for years, have finally decided to raise their voice and have taken a stand against what they call a myth and virus of the mind. This growing minority calls into question the historical, philosophical, and scientific probability that Abraham Lincoln actually existed. [Read more...]