…But I also think it’s important to have a voice in the larger debate. And I think it would be powerful for our faith-based organizations to speak out on this in a more forceful fashion.
This may sound self-interested because there have been — these are areas where I agree with the evangelical community and faith-based groups, and then there are issues where we have had disagreements around reproductive issues, or same-sex marriage, or what have you. And so maybe it appears advantageous for me to want to focus on these issues of poverty, and not as much on these other issues.
Yep. That’s a goat.
So is this.
When it comes to being friendly, goats don’t have a great reputation. These little characters didn’t seem to know that, however. I was introduced to them at the Nashville Zoo, and from what I could tell, their day revolved around licking hands and snuggling up to visitors.
Petting zoo goats aren’t the only ones defying stereotypes—pro-lifers do it every day. Abortion advocates like to pretend that we don’t care about women and stop worrying about babies after they’re born, but the reality couldn’t be more different. While we won’t nibble on your shoe (probably), we do want to help. If you’re a new mom who needs assistance or someone who wants to provide it, the pro-life community has options.
William Wilberforce was a fierce advocate for the abolition of the British slave trade. As a representative in the House of Commons, he fought tirelessly for the acknowledged humanity of his African brothers. In May 1789, whilst delivering a speech regarding abolition to the House, he said something rather profound:
It naturally suggested itself to me, how strange it was that providence, however mysterious in its ways, should so have constituted the world as to make one part of it depend on its existence for the depopulation and devastation of another.
On a regular basis, Tanya Cohen, an Australian who describes herself as “human rights activist and writer,” has been using Thought Catalog to spout off long drivel against free speech here in the United States. It would be comical that Cohen claims to support free speech if her argument wasn’t such a dangerous one.
Regardless of what Cohen regards to be “hate speech,” Americans enjoy the privilege of the First Amendment. This includes pro-lifers, whom among others she disagrees with, Cohen doesn’t believe should have such a right.
Almost seven years ago, Barack Obama rode to victory on a campaign of “change.” Then-senator Obama explained in the run-up to election day that his goal involved “fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
Apparently former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton believes we need more of that. While addressing last month’s Women in the World summit, Clinton lamented that “far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth.” To correct this, Clinton insisted that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed,” both overseas, as well as “right here in the United States.”
H.R. 36, a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks, except in cases of rape or incest, has passed the U.S. House, and many pro-lifers are applauding. However, there are two groups of pro-lifers who are definitely not applauding: those conceived in rape and those who gave birth to a child that was conceived in rape.
Many men and women who were conceived in rape are suffering emotionally right now. Why? Because the message being given is that their lives should not be protected— that their lives are not valuable. This bill is saying that it would be perfectly fine to abort them, and pro-lifers are lining up to support it.
When news broke that the House voted to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, it was inevitable that pro-abortion extremists would lose their minds.
To them, there is no restriction that is acceptable on abortion, ever— even something as banning late-term abortions. And an article written by Emily Crockett at RH Reality Check has a nice little round-up of the pro-abortion outrage, including from one pro-abortion congresswoman who calls the bill “disgustingly cruel.”
The Bible says Jesus had strong feelings about people who harm children. Last month, Presbyterian minister Andrew Kukla announced that he has strong feelings of his own about some of those people: he thinks they’re great.
Kukla shepherds the flock at First Presbyterian Church (PC-USA) in Boise, Idaho. And, when he isn’t speaking from the pulpit, the reverend preaches online from a blog called “Wrestling with Discipleship.” Sadly, discipleship isn’t winning.
Most people spend Mother’s Day being thankful for the mothers in their life. Most people aren’t pro-abortion extremists, though. And one such extremist has decided to use the one day a year set aside for honoring mothers to push for more abortions, and to slam all pre-Roe v. Wade mothers as angry and bitter.
Kristine Holmgren penned a piece in the Huffington Post, calling for no more angry mothers — and the way to do that, according to her, is to make sure all women can have abortions.
It’s understandable that pro-abortion fanatics would be big fans of Planned Parenthood. Why shouldn’t they be? Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortions in the country, and has practically made abortion their sole business thanks to the “leadership” of Cecile Richards.
Prenatal services, cancer screenings, actual health care for women? All have radically declined, thanks to Richards’ pro-abortion extremism. So sure –someone who identifies as radically pro-abortion is probably all about Planned Parenthood. But a Christian pastor? It may sound crazy, but Presbyterian pastor Andrew Kukla just penned an op-ed about why he “hearts” Planned Parenthood.
Should a separated couple’s frozen embryos be allowed to survive?
“Modern Family” actress Sofia Vergara and her ex-fiancé Nick Loeb have two frozen embryos created from when they were still in a relationship and were pursuing in-vitro fertilization. At the time, the couple, who planned to use a surrogate to carry the children to term, reportedly agreed the embryos would be destroyed if one or both of them died.
But now Loeb is fighting to keep the embryos alive.
He calls his blog Wrestling with Discipleship, and claims to be a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Indeed, he actually is employed as a minister at the First Presbyterian Church (PC-USA) in Boise, Idaho, but he is more a minister of death than of the gospel, as he praises what he calls the life-affirming “ministry” of Planned Parenthood, while calling baby killers workers of resurrection.
Andrew Kukla’s blog tells of his encounter with a pink sticker that says “I heart Planned Parenthood.” So infatuated with this pink heart sticker of death is he that he plasters it on his profile and writes a blog about it— his tone sounding more like a junior high kid obsessed with stickers on a binder than a person of true conviction.