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Faux-lifers and loving your neighbor

One of the easiest ways to out faux-lifers (that is, pro-abortion people who pretend to be pro-life) is to keep them talking.  They often claim the name of Christ and that they love their neighbors.  They ever-so-briefly concede the humanity of the child and say how they would never have an abortion and wish they didn’t have to happen.

But they quickly forget about their neighbor in the womb and launch into tortured rationalizations about why they vote for politicians and support groups like Planned Parenthood that fight for unrestricted abortions to the child’s first breath.  They use every sound bite that the professional pro-aborts use.

So just ask them this: If you were in the womb, would you want someone to protect you from being crushed and dismembered?  And if you were going to be destroyed that way, would you at least want to be given anesthetic first?  After all, the faux-lifers fight to keep abortion legal to the child’s first breath and without anesthetic (they know that laws requiring anesthetics would remind people that the children do suffer when being killed, and they must prop up the lie that the children aren’t “really” living until their first breath).

The pro-aborts will squirm and go through all sorts of mental gymnastics to rationalize their inconsistency.  They’ll realize their reasoning is poor, so they’ll resort to attacking you instead. But just keep pointing back to their neighbor in the womb.  If they truly love their neighbors, how can they not try to protect their lives?

I also keep this jpg file handy to share with those who repeat the pro-abortion canard that pro-lifers don’t care about children after they are born.  I find that to be the #1 pro-abortion argument on the Internet.  It lets the pro-aborts pretend to kinda-sorta oppose abortion while attacking the character of pro-lifers.  There are nine things wrong with their sound bite.  Actually more, but the font was getting too small.  Feel free to use without attribution!

Free and valuable advice to any business: Stay out of the culture wars and don’t give into Leftist bullies

And yet another foolish business gets involved in the culture wars and supports Planned Parenthood. This time it was Chili’s — though I heard they stopped the promotion (after the damage was already done).  I left this note at their site:

Hi — I’ve always enjoyed Chili’s but now every time I see one I will think of how you support the largest child-killers in the country, and perhaps the world: Planned Parenthood. They kill children, sell their body parts, protect rapists & sex traffickers, lie about doing prenatal care, and so much more. You used bad judgment.

I realize you can’t boycott everything or you’d starve, but I do avoid business that are more in-your-face with their radical Leftism, such as Target (Motto: “We hate you Christians because you are intolerant bigots who know the difference between men and women, so please spend lots of money here!”).

Another company, which I won’t mention because I don’t want to give them free advertising, thought it would be smart to brag about their support for Planned Parenthood.  They sell cosmetics to women and assumed that the post-#womensmarch #abortionmarch timing would be great.  But it turns out that many loyal customers, including Mrs. Eternity Matters, said, “Buh-bye!”  Most of their Facebook comments were negative, and the business got caught having employees pretending to be customers and offering positive support.  They tried to backtrack and say that they’d planned to rotate the giving to other organizations in the future, but the original post made no mention of that.  And as they doubled-down with one defensive comment after another the opportunity for grace was gone.

The cost of losing customers for life is enormous.  My advice to any Board of Directors and senior management is to never give in to the LGBTQX, Planned Parenthood or other Leftist bullies.  Remember PP’s scorched earth campaign against Komen – a breast cancer charity! – when they tried to part ways. Do not pick up those snakes.  Just tell them you stay out of the culture wars and move on. They may threaten you, but don’t give in.  If your competitors give in and you don’t then you may reap the benefits!

As if you needed more reasons to distrust the media . . .

Katie Couric’s gun-grabbing propaganda: Highly edited.

Videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling parts of aborted children for profit: Not highly edited.

Katie Couric and her film-making partners have been completely busted for their lack of integrity and anti-gun bias.  These Leftists just happened to have been caught this time because someone recorded the entire interview on audio, but you have to know that this has been going on 24×7 for decades with the media (The Daily Show, anyone?).  Here’s more:

Remember last summer when every media person with a fax machine recited the narrative that David Daleiden’s undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood were “deceptively edited?” Uh huh. Well guess what? Katie Couric has a new “documentary,” Under the Gun, intended to push the anti-gun agenda and drumroll please… SHE DECEPTIVELY EDITED THE VIDEO. This is what some in the industry call a “smoking gun.”

Here’s the clip that made the final cut:

Couric wants to show how stupid, careless and uniformed gun-owners are. Her edited segment tries to paint pro-gun people as having no answers to the typical leftist talking points.

Except in the actual interview? The one that happened, in real life, before being cut by bleeding heart leftists intent on pushing a narrative, the narrative being “gun-owners are heartless cretins” and “guns are, like, super bad things, you guys”? Right, that interview paints a much different story. Spoiler-alert: Couric is a lying liar who lies. The gun supporters? Turns out, pretty informed. With the benefit of being right. Also protected by the Second Amendment.

The sad thing is how many people get their news solely from the mainstream media — and that includes the disgusting FOX channel these days — so they believed the lies about the Planned Parenthood baby-part-selling videos being “highly edited.”  Yeah, highly edited in the sense that they didn’t follow people into the bathrooms and record them there, but not highly edited in the sense of capturing their uncut conversations.

Couric’s video, on the other hand, was deceptively edited.  And they are trying to say we misunderstood!  Nice try.  That just adds another insult to the pile.  Just one more reason not to trust the gun-grabbing, child-killing, perverted, coveting Leftist media, education, religious and entertainment institutions.

Slaughtering children isn’t enough: Planned Parenthood encourages intercourse, oral sex, anal sex, gay/lesbian sex and more — to 11 yr. olds

And next year it will be 10 yr. old children.  Because they care.  Your tax dollars at work, via Reason 89: Because The Education System Is A Sick Monster | 365 Reasons To Homeschool:

One sex education guide getting the thumbs up from the state is titled, “Get Real: Comprehensive Sex Education That Works,” published by Planned Parenthood. Here are a few examples of its lessons:One explains that a dental dam is “placed over the vulva or anus during oral sex. It says people can also use non-microwavable saran wrap.”Another describes a scenario where “Brittany’s girlfriend wants to have oral sex with her. Brittany really likes her girlfriend, and her friends say that having oral sex will bring them closer together.”There doesn’t seem to be much of an emphasis on saying “no.” That’s because, according to many experts, “comprehensive sex education” is built on the presumption that all teens will have sex, and there is nothing morally objectionable about it.

True confession: I’ve heard the term dental dam but never looked it up until today.  If the topic weren’t so serious I would have just laughed at the thought of someone suggesting using something like that for oral sex.  Do they seriously think that kids — including the 11 yr. old children they are talking about — would actually use such a thing?  Yeah, because teens in general, and teens having sex in particular, are such precise rule-followers.  “Advice” like that lets them pretend to have given proper guidance to the kids (à la “I told them to wear a set belt!”), while they know the odds of the kids listening are approaching zero.

Their mainstreaming of anal sex puts them in partnership with the porn industry.  Right-minded people reflexively avoid the smell of feces, let alone deliberately coming into contact with it.  That’s one of the obvious reasons that gay behavior is a pathology.  Yet the porn industry and Planned Parenthood think it is business as usual for sex partners.

And note the double subliminal wickedness of this Planned Parenthood teaching: “Brittany really likes her girlfriend, and her friends say that having oral sex will bring them closer together.”  PP pretends that out of wedlock sex of any kind will bring people closer together — even as lesbians — while ignoring the consequences of such behavior and whether the premise is even true.  Sex out of wedlock is a barrier to true closeness.  And the partner is unlikely to stay “close” when the inevitable diseases, pregnancy and abortion arise from out-of-wedlock sex.  How many of these PP-inspired teen sexual unions result in lifetime commitments?  Yep, roughly zero.

Even if Planned Parenthood employees didn’t kill the most children in the country, they should still be jailed for teaching this to children — as should the educators who make it happen.

It is no accident that the “Christian” Left is 100% supportive of Planned Parenthood.  Those Molech-worshiping, God-mocking ghouls would never miss an opportunity to have children literally killed or, absent that, destroy their minds, bodies and lives with all manner of out-of-wedlock sex.

John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

P.S. And did I forget to mention that they systematically protect rapists and sex traffickers to prop up their abortion profits?

They broke my irony meter

UPDATE: I wrote this well before the Colorado shootings, but could have  said the same things about how PP is trying to raise funds off of it.

Child-killing ghouls like Planned Parenthood and “Christian” Leftist Hillary Clinton have no shame. While cycling your tax dollars between themselves*, they tweet things like this:
Every child deserves the opportunity to live up to their God given potential. @HillaryClinton #blacklivesmatter
— Planned Parenthood (@PPact) November 15, 2015

Yet PP is the #1 child-killer in the United States. Second place isn’t even close.

 

And Hillary & PP & the “Christian” Left have latched onto the “Black Lives Matter” radicalism while promoting the abortions that kill black lives at a rate five times that of whites.
*Hillary & Co. send your tax money to Planned Parenthood, who sends some to Hillary & Co., and so on.

Every video anyone shows is edited. Don’t let the pro-aborts change the subject.

As shown below, one of the most consistent double deceptions used by the child killers/sellers at Planned Parenthood and their supporters is that the videos uncovering their deeds were “highly edited” or “selectively edited.”  One deception that is the easiest to show is that the full videos are online as well.  Every journalist and pro-lifer should simply note that and ask whether they knew of the full videos or not. Either way they lose: If they didn’t know, why not?  If they did know, why are they deceiving others?

The other deception is pretending that every video you see isn’t edited.  Every news story is edited, even in the sense that they showed you one story (Cecil the lion) and not another story (Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood CEO and chief liar and baby killer/seller).  Every documentary is edited, or no one would have time to watch them.  And so on.

But just because videos are edited doesn’t mean they are misleading.  If Planned Parenthood and their defenders want to make that claim they need to back it up.  Are they claiming that those weren’t real PP employees?

So never let the “Christian” Left or other Molech-worshiping ghouls get away with dismissing the videos as being edited.  Just ask a simple question: “Have you watched them?”  Then add, “Either way, let’s watch them together and you can highlight where you think they were deceptively edited.”

Via Democrats Blocking Bill to De-fund Planned Parenthood Admit They Haven’t Seen Shocking Videos | LifeNews.com.

But multiple democrats admitted they have not even seen the videos that caused the stir leading to Senate Republicans putting forward the bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood.

After the vote, Senate Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, who voted against the bill, released a statement through her federal office in Washington, D.C. In her quote, Shaheen said the videos were “highly edited.”

However, John McCormack at the Weekly Standard caught up with Senator Jeanne Shaheen and directly asked her about the Planned Parenthood video tapes. “I have not seen them,” Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire told McCormack after the vote.

Shaheen is not the only senator voting against de-funding Planned Parenthood who admittedly hasn’t watched the videos. As McCormack reports:

“I have not seen them, no,” Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania told me last week.

“I’m sorry, what’s your name?” asked Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii in response to a simple yes-or-no question. “Can you call my comms director?”

As New York senator Chuck Schumer stepped into a senators-only elevator, I asked him the same yes-or-no question. “Shut the door,” Schumer told an aide.

Only one Democratic senator, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, told me that she had seen any of the videos. McCaskill agreed that the videos were disturbing, but she added that “that’s not the point. The point is to prevent abortions by making sure that women can get birth control.”

 

“Don’t have sex, because you will get pregnant and die.”

The title is a memorable line from the movie Mean Girls, where the gym coach is teaching sex education (see the video below).  Whether by design or not, it demonstrated the ineffectiveness of both extremes of teaching kids about an extremely important topic.

Don’t have sex, because you will get pregnant and die.  Don’t have sex in the missionary position, don’t have sex standing up . . . Just don’t do it, promise?  OK, everybody take some rubbers.

I like how it skewered both ends of the spectrum.  Repeating the Nike hybrid of  Just (Don’t) Do It won’t be effective without some guidelines on avoiding temptation and more, and passing out condoms like that is an implicit and explicit message that you expect kids to have sex outside of marriage (in addition to giving them a false sense of security).

Of course I endorse chastity and the abstinence of any sex acts outside of marriage as the ideal for everyone.  It is the only proven way to avoid pregnancy, disease, and emotional damage (and, if you are one of those religious types, the only way to obey God).

Ephesians 5:3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.

They should also emphasize the most recent statistics demonstrating that those who finish high school and don’t have sex outside of marriage are extremely unlikely to end up poor, whereas if you do the opposite you are very likely to be poor.

They should teach girls the lines that guys often use and how to respond to them, for example:

  • Male: If you loved me you’d have sex with me.
  • Female: If you loved me you wouldn’t pressure me to have sex with you.

They should teach guys the lines girls use as well.  I know of one young man whose girlfriend recently broke up with him because he wouldn’t have sex with her.

But the abstinence / chastity message should include simple but effective ways to avoid temptation.  Too many people have good intentions but put themselves in situations that inevitably lead to compromise.

They should also coach you on how much your actions regarding sex are influenced by:

  • What you view
  • What you think about
  • Who you spend alone time with

Contrary to stereotypes, I have no issue with schools teaching a balanced sex education program, provided it is thorough and fact-based.  Birth control options are real and it is acceptable to discuss them, provided the whole story is told and the schools don’t distribute the condoms or other birth control themselves and don’t facilitate the abortion process.

For example, truly comprehensive sex education should teach the following regarding birth control pills:

  • They are X% effective at preventing pregnancies (but the data must be given for different demographic groups, because discipline and effectiveness tends to be lower for younger and poorer women).
  • They offer zero protection against STDs
  • They offer zero protection against emotional issues
  • There are possible side effects

More considerations and possible elements of a truly comprehensive sex education program:

  • Surveys demonstrate that married couples have the most satisfying sex lives.
  • It is absolutely ridiculous for schools to dispense birth control.  It sends the implicit and explicit message that you expect kids to have sex and that the adults say you should use birth control.  Guess which message they will listen to and which one they will ignore?
  • Hey parents, how about supervising your kids?  Giving kids unrestricted time alone with the opposite sex is virtually guaranteed to turn out badly.
  • Teach the truth about the “hookup” culture, where kids barely know each other and have sex.  Girls participating in “hookups” are basically acting like free prostitutes.  They have all the risks of pregnancy, disease, crushed self esteem, etc., but they aren’t making any money!  Somehow they convinced themselves that they are proving their equality by acting like guys do.  And of course there is the associated drug and alcohol abuse required to numb their minds to what they are doing.  Sad.
  • How Sex is Like Duct Tape (great illustration about chemicals, bonding and the pain of out-of-wedlock sex)

And of course, Christians can teach their children about God’s plan for sex and how great it is when used as designed.

The primary problem isn’t what one class teaches in one part of its curriculum in high school.  Whether  you use the falsely titled “comprehensive” Planned Parenthood type curriculum or that of the abstinence groups, the whole thing is doomed to fail if kids aren’t supervised, aren’t equipped to say no, aren’t given support by parents and just wallow in the sewer of our sex-obsessed culture. 

All of the evils of Planned Parenthood-style sex education are brought to you by the “Christian” Left, mocking God and his word since their inception.  Churchgoers who support “same-sex marriage” have nearly identical views to the world. It shows who their real father is.

1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.

Jude 4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

When I pointed out problems of sex ed on one post I got this answer in reply:

The problem is that people screw.

My reply to him:

How Zen-like ;-).

Yes, and people steal.  And lie.  And don’t study in school.  And do drugs.  And drink alcohol and drive.

So do we give up educating them that abstaining from these and other behaviors would be wise?

Do we let them escape from consequences when they do the behaviors?

Do we just focus on making is safer to do these things?  “If you are going to drink and drive, be sure to have an air bag in the car.”

Fortunately, one commenter saw the light:

I think his point was that no matter the sex ed, the rest of culture undoes it.

That sums it up nicely.

Should you believe the Wintry Knight or Planned Parenthood on whether to have out-of-wedlock sex?

Go with WK, of course.  See How premarital sex damages a woman’s ability to be in a relationship.  Better yet, just see what the Bible has to say and then don’t be surprised when the logical consequences of fornication are destructive beyond measure.

Then again, via Planned Parenthood Tells Teens Nothing Wrong With Multiple Sex Partners:

Alex the “expert,” pronounced through Planned Parenthood’s Tumblr: “Since the number of sexual partners you’ve had doesn’t say anything about your character, your morals, or your personality – or about anything at all really– there’s nothing bad or unhealthy about having a big number of sexual partners.”

And you can totally trust Planned Parenthood.  I mean, just because they kill babies for a living, systematically hide rape, incest and sex trafficking, encourage kids to have all sorts of out-of-wedlock sex and pretend that it can be done without risks, would rather destroy a breast cancer charity than part ways amicably, commit Medicaid fraud, teach kids the joys of BDSM, and so much more, they are still worthy of receiving hundreds of millions of $ in taxpayer funds, right?

A good response to the “sex is not consent to pregnancy, so abortion is OK” fallacy

I support the concept of men being responsible for the children they create.  I don’t support the one-sided pro-abortion argument that sex – with or without attempted birth control – is not consent to pregnancy, therefore women have the option to kill the children they created.  It is a lousy argument to begin with, but even if true then these radical feminists should be consistent and let the guys have the same choice to opt-out.  Don’t let pro-aborts get away with the inconsistency.  If they use that argument, ask if they also apply it to men.

Via If a Man Doesn’t Want to be a Father, He’s a Deadbeat; A Woman is Just Pro-Choice.

When arguing about abortion, I’ve seen a lot of people claim “sex isn’t a contract.” Other variations of this idea include:
·         Consent to A doesn’t mean consent to B (that is, consent to sex doesn’t mean consent to reproduction).
·         You clearly don’t consent to reproduce if you use birth control.
·         Sex is not a crime and shouldn’t be punished / Rights cannot be restricted unless there is a crime.
The problem is, when it comes to reproduction, these arguments only apply to women.
If a man gets a woman pregnant–be it his wife, girlfriend, affair, or one night stand–he is legally bound to provide support for that child. In other words, because the man participated in the child’s conception (because the man had sex), his rights are altered. It doesn’t matter if the man was only consenting to sex, and not to reproduction. It doesn’t matter if he used birth control. It doesn’t matter that sex isn’t a crime. He fathered the kid, so the law considers him responsible for the kid.
secularprolife2And the law takes a pretty hard line on the subject. Courts can require a father to pay child support based not just on what he earns, but on what courts believe he has the ability to earn. Child support obligations remain even if a father goes to prison, or declares bankruptcy. Even if he wants to terminate his parental rights (and therefore his parental responsibilities), the courts usually won’t allow it unless there is another adult prepared to adopt the child and take over that responsibility. And there are many methods for enforcing child support. A man’s tax refunds can be intercepted, his property seized, business or occupational license suspended, and in some states his driver’s license can be revoked. If he still fails to make payment, he can be held in contempt and given jail time.
In short, if a man has sex he runs the risk of being (rather tightly) legally bound to any new life he creates. . .

Your tax dollars at work: Planned Parenthood encouraging 15 yr. old to try S&M, and more

Ironic warning: This video, taken at a Planned Parenthood location, is NSFW (Not Suitable For Work), but according to the Left it is entirely suitable for 15 year old girls to hear and follow this advice.

Here is a summary of some of the advice from the Planned Parenthood counselor.  This is obviously standard operating procedure for them.  Remember that people who kill babies for a living are capable of anything.

  • Encouraged to read 50 Shades of Grey as a how-to book.
  • Encouraged to watch pornography
  • Recommended that she go to a sex-toy store for more advice (illegal in that state for minors to go there)
  • Consider letting boyfriend whip you because he might like it (Uh, where is feminism when you need it?)
  • Treating asphyxiation, bondage, whipping, urination and defecation during sex as options that some people might like
  • Putting a leash on your boyfriend
  • How to hide all these things from your parents
  • Told she is lucky to have a relationship with her boyfriend like this

Videos like this are a great way to expose people who only consume mainstream media to what Planned Parenthood is really about.  Just ask them to watch and share their opinions.  Planned Parenthood tries to pretend that these employees are rogues but there is so much evidence and logic against that lie.  You can then share audio and video of them systematically hiding statutory rape and sex trafficking and see what they think of that.  Here’s a recent example: After Abortion, Planned Parenthood Returns 13 Year-Old To Father Who Sexually Abused Her.

Ask yourself why this isn’t national news and why they get hundreds of millions of dollar in funding each year.  Also ask why Leftist false teachers line up to support Planned Parenthood.

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Friendly reminder: Planned Parenthood kills babies for a living, they systematically hide rape, incest and sex trafficking, they encourage kids to have all sorts of out-of-wedlock sex and pretend that it can be done without risks, they would rather destroy a breast cancer charity than part ways amicably, they commit Medicaid fraud, they teach kids the joys of BDSM, and so much more. Their leaders and abortionists get rich off of death and misery, aided by your taxes. They use some of that money to fund propaganda telling women that if they aren’t willing to kill their children that they can’t be equal in value to men. 

Schizophrenic feminism

One of the most bizarre things about radical feminism is how quickly they will abandon their supposed core ideals to support unrestricted and even taxpayer-funded abortion.

Exhibit A: Bill Clinton. The guy was everything they should hate about men, with one exception. He supported abortion, so they loved him.

Exhibit B: “Bro-choice” guys.  The real reasons lots of young males support abortion rights is to get sex without apparent consequences.  In other words, to use women.  The early feminists knew this. You should know it, too. And keep this in mind when pro-abortion people insist that men should have no say in abortion. Have you noticed that they don’t try to shut up the men who support abortion?

Exhibit C: While claiming that women are strong and wise enough to know when to kill their children they gladly accept support from pro-abortion guys saying how stupid women are.

Exhibit D: Planned Parenthood systematically hides rape, incest and sex trafficking.  They have been caught on audio and video countless times.  I mock the pro-aborts who think these aren’t real.  Do you seriously think that Planned Parenthood wouldn’t have immediately sued to shut this down if that were the case?  When Lila Rose exposed them on video it made the news for 5 minutes until they let PP pretend that those were just a few “rogue” employees.  But the cross-country evidence is there for anyone who isn’t blinded by the pro-abortion media.

Exhibit E: Planned Parenthood would rather destroy a breast cancer charity than part ways amicably.

Exhibit F: They know that Kermit Gosnell was not unique and that there are many abortionists like him, but they do nothing to try to stop them.  In fact, they aggressively fight regulations that would make abortions safer for the mothers (though, of course, they are still deadly to the children).

Exhibit G: They know that nearly all gender-selection abortions kill females for the sole reason that they are female.  In addition to killing the females, it creates many additional societal problems such as sex trafficking.  Yet pro-aborts do nothing to stop it, because fighting that would point to the humanity of the unborn, and pro-aborts avoid that at all costs.

Exhibit H: While pretending to be for the choices of all women, they viciously attack pro-life women.

Exhibit I: They discount women who regret their abortions and try to keep them from seeking the hope and healing available to them in Jesus.

Abortion is pure misogyny.

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This is what control looks like.

This  is what hate looks like.

This  is what extremism looks like.

This  is what — as even some pro-aborts concede — murder looks like.

Pro-abortion extremists have such seared consciences that they can’t even look at what they are responsible for.

“Forced birthers?”

One of the most popular personal attacks that pro-abortion extremists like to use against pro-lifers is “forced birther.”  They appear to like the rhetorical impact of pretending that we are forcing something on someone rather than protecting innocent life.  You have a few options when facing that challenge.

The first, and possibly best, is to just ignore them.  Sometimes letting the pro-abortionist extremists talk as long and loudly as possible does the most good for the anti-abortion cause.  When they talk of babies as intruders, parasites, etc. to justify abortion it exposes their evil to the middle ground.

But you can also turn it around on them by referring to them as “forced deathers.”  After  all, the human being is coming out of her mother one way or another — dead or alive.  She doesn’t just disappear.  We aren’t forcing anyone to give birth, we are just saying that you shouldn’t kill unwanted children in any location — even if, in warped pro-abortion extremist logic, they claim to be doing it for the child’s own good (“they might be poor, abused, etc.”).  They are the ones forcing death.

And you can also point out that anyone using the “forced birther” ad hominem argument is pro-“partial-birth abortion” (aka infanticide).  Since even the majority of those identifying as pro-choice oppose that procedure then those who use that silly term will out themselves as the extremists that they are.

Roundup

Jephthah’s Perfect Vow – An interesting take on a challenging passage where one of Israel’s judges appears to sacrifice his daughter.

“Jephthah is a rash fool who made a stupid vow and an even more stupid decision to keep it by offering his daughter as a burnt sacrifice.”

That’s the most common view of Jephthah that I’ve come across in the commentaries.

And it’s totally wrong.

Jephthah was a godly man who made a godly vow and who kept that vow in a godly way. No, he did not offer his daughter as a burnt sacrifice. But that’s because he did not vow his daughter as a burnt sacrifice. Here are 10 proofs . . .

Some counterpoints here.

Planned Parenthood Produces Video Promoting Bondage and Sadomasochism to Teens – Go to the link to see the video made with your tax dollars.  Planned Parenthood also kills babies for a living, they systematically hide rape, incest and sex trafficking, they encourage kids to have all sorts of out-of-wedlock sex and pretend that it can be done without risks, they would rather destroy a breast cancer charity than part ways amicably, they commit Medicaid fraud, and so much more.

31 Days of Purity: Putting Sin to DeathThis applies to all sins.  I just finished reading The Enemy Within: Straight Talk About the Power and Defeat of Sin and it hit many of the same themes.  I like how this passage from the post emphasized how sin is fought as a gift of the Holy Spirit and as part of our duty.

The Christian learns early on that sin still has a hold on him and remains in him, even “besetting” him, dogging his steps and burdening him with guilt and shame. Paul describes this remaining sin as “another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind” (Rom. 7:23). How does the believer respond to this “law of sin”?  We must mortify (put to death) what Paul calls “the old man and his deeds,” and “the lusts of the flesh” (Rom. 8:13, 13:14; Col. 3:15). This mortification is both a gift (of the Holy Spirit) and a duty (ours). In our own strength we cannot accomplish any lasting mortification, without the Spirit’s grace. But by the powerful and enabling grace of the Holy Spirit, we may and must hate sin, strangle it, and put a sword through it. We must meditate often on the horrific consequences of sinning against our beloved, triune God and Savior. We must know our own hearts and weaknesses, and avoid those situations that tend to promote the temptations that we are weakest in battling against. We must cast off all remnants of the life we left behind when we began to follow Christ. We must put ourselves under the death-dealing power of the cross of Christ (Gal. 6:14) so that the Spirit of Christ may put to death what is earthly in us.

Crimea River – a great analysis of the foreign policy debacles of the Left.  And they are adding to this list daily.

In exchange for Russia’s laughably empty threats about Cuba, JFK removed our missiles from Turkey — a major retreat. As Khrushchev put it in his memoirs: “It would have been ridiculous for us to go to war over Cuba — for a country 12,000 miles away. For us, war was unthinkable. We ended up getting exactly what we’d wanted all along, security for Fidel Castro’s regime and American missiles removed from Turkey.”

Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon Johnson, famously escalated the war in Vietnam simply to prove that the Democrats could be trusted with national security.

As historian David Halberstam describes it, LBJ “would talk to his closest political aides about the McCarthy days, of how Truman lost China and then the Congress and the White House and how, by God, Johnson was not going to be the president who lost Vietnam and then the Congress and the White House.”

LBJ’s incompetent handling of that war allowed liberals to spend the next half-century denouncing every use of American military force as “another Vietnam.”

Wealthy Escape From de Blasio’s New York – NY is Detroit 2.0.  Things can spiral down in a hurry when you chase off your tax base.

As Bloomberg often noted, about 5,000 very wealthy families paid 30 percent of the city’s income tax. Losing even a few of them means significantly less money for filling potholes and hiring cops.

Why I Don’t Go to the Movies Anymore – It is hard to imagine a more stupid and insulting movie than Non-Stop.

If you have any intention of watching the new action thriller Non-Stop, read no further, because this review will completely spoil the suspense. But more importantly, it will save you from wasting your time and money.

Greenpeace Cofounder: There Is No Evidence of Anthropogenic Global Warming 

Not even this will be enough to convince gullible true believers that anthropogenic global warming is a hoax:

A co-founder of Greenpeace told lawmakers there is no evidence man is contributing to climate change, and said he left the group when it became more interested in politics than the environment.

Patrick Moore, a Canadian ecologist and business consultant who was a member of Greenpeace from 1971-86, told members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee environmental groups like the one he helped establish use faulty computer models and scare tactics in promoting claims man-made gases are heating up the planet.

“There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years,” he said.

Even if the planet is warming up, Moore claimed it would not be calamitous for men, which he described as a “subtropical species.”

Biggest virus ever: “We don’t understand anything anymore!” – And yet another repudiation of Darwinian evolution.  Too bad most of the Darwin fans are 20 years behind on the research.

“There is a mechanism of permanent creation going on in amoeba producing a new repertoire of viruses and predisposing giant viruses to become pathogens once they specialise”, Raoult said.

He said the mechanism was not foreseen by Charles Darwin’s theory that life comes from a common ancestor.

“The idea of a common ancestor makes no sense in the light of viruses,” he said. “That was Darwin’s idea, but he was clearly wrong.”

10 Reasons to Avoid Sexual Immorality—a great list based on Proverbs.  Go read them all.

Perhaps making your own list will help you to remember these things when you face temptation.

1. You’ll participate in evil

To preserve you from the evil woman,
from the smooth tongue of the adulteress. (Prov 6:24, ESV)

Immorality is evil, and temptation is an invitation to do evil. But wisdom preserves the wise from evil. When you believe the smooth and deceitful promises of immorality, you choose guilt by association: You are now evil as well.

2. Your desire will take you captive

Do not desire her beauty in your heart,
and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes. (Prov 6:25)

t was for freedom that Christ has set you free, but immorality seeks to enslave you. Capitulation will become easier and easier. Resistance will become more and more difficult. Far better for you to rid your heart of these fantasies while you can.

3. You’ll lose everything

For the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread,
but a married woman hunts down a precious life. (Prov 6:26)

The cost begins low: only a loaf of bread. But with diminishing returns, you’ll need to give more and more until your very life is forfeit. Immorality hooks you while it’s cheap. A glance here, a touch there. But before you know it, you can’t sleep without sexual release. You simply can’t keep your hands off, and you’ll lose everything in the process.

4. Your punishment is inevitable

Can a man carry fire next to his chest
and his clothes not be burned?
Or can one walk on hot coals
and his feet not be scorched?
So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife;
none who touches her will go unpunished. (Prov 6:27-29)

You can’t tinker with immorality and hope to escape. You may be able to cover it up for a time, but you will eventually be found out. God sees everything, and he is a consuming fire.

5. You can’t repay what you’ve stolen

People do not despise a thief if he steals
to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry,
but if he is caught, he will pay sevenfold;
he will give all the goods of his house…
[A jealous husband] will accept no compensation;
he will refuse though you multiply gifts. (Prov 6:30-31, 35)

The point is not to justify theft, but to condemn sexual immorality. People can understand a thief’s motives, though they still make him repay what he stole. How much less will they understand you when they find you out?

Perhaps you rob your present or future spouse of your best love and attention. Maybe you steal someone’s innocence. Or perhaps you continue supporting the horrific porn industry, which destroys young women and holds them captive. Pictures are never harmless; we must not lie to ourselves.

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Wendy Davis fought for late-term abortions, so you should vote for her.

And anyone who opposes her is anti-women.

At least that’s what the Left would have you believe.

It doesn’t matter that she lied under oath about her background.

It doesn’t matter that her lies were uncovered by a reporter who leans left politically, it was obviously the fault of the Right.

It doesn’t matter that she blamed her opponent, Greg Abbott, even though he had nothing to do with the story — and even if he had, it wouldn’t have changed the fact that Davis lied.

It doesn’t matter that her “feel sorry for me” campaign is built on lies.

It doesn’t matter that this self-made, reliant woman divorced her 2nd husband the day after he made the last payment for her law degree (after that he went into his retirement savings to pay for her education).

It doesn’t matter that she was such a bad mother that her biological daughter wanted her step-dad to have custody of her when Wendy divorced him.

It doesn’t matter that a court ordered her not to use alcohol or drugs before meeting with her daughters.

In documents obtained by RedState, Wendy Davis’s own child requested her father be her custodian. Likewise, in filing his divorce against Wendy Davis, her husband requested the courtenter the temporary restraining order.

The court, without an evidentiary hearing, did so. See the temporary restraining order here. The court ordered that Wendy Davis “be immediately restrained from . . . using illegal drugs or consuming alcohol within 24 hours before or during the period of possession of or access to the child.”

The court also ordered Wendy Davis to keep out of her residence anyone she was having “intimate or dating relationship[s]” with while children were present between 10pm and 6am.

The Dallas Morning News reported Davis’s husband, who paid Davis’s way through Harvard Law School by cashing in his 401(K) and taking out a loan, claimed Davis committed adultery on him.

Davis’s husband got custody of the children and the court ordered Wendy Davis to pay child support.

It doesn’t matter that even the majority of pro-choice people oppose late term abortions, making Davis a pro-abortion extremist by any standard.

It doesn’t matter that nearly all gender-selection abortions kill females for the sole reason that they are female.  That isn’t the ultimate misogyny, it is a female’s right to kill their unborn daughters for being female!

It doesn’t matter that so many women abort their children because of the pressure from the fathers of the children (such as this case where the abortive mother found healing through Christ) and that so many males support abortion rights.  This is a woman’s issue!

It doesn’t matter that most of these abortions are to kill babies with “defects,” real or imagined, because the issues can’t be diagnosed until later in pregnancy.  And it really doesn’t matter that if Greg Abbott’s disability was noted in utero instead of happening as an adult that Wendy would have fought for the right to abort him.

It doesn’t matter if you claim that your wheelchair-bound opponent hasn’t walked a day in your shoes, because the Leftist media will give you a pass.

None of that matters.  If you are a pro-abortion extremist then you can be hailed as an “incredible woman” by the Girl Scouts. You will be fawned over by the Leftist media.  People will donate to your campaign.

This is how extreme the Left is: They love abortion so much that you can get away with anything as long as you support unrestricted abortions.  This isn’t news, of course.  We knew when the feminists gave Bill Clinton a pass that all they really cared about was abortion.  They should have led the parade for an accomplished woman like Sarah Palin.  But she was pro-life so she had to be destroyed.

The Left’s love of abortion is Satanic.  It is best summarized in the platform of the Democratic party:

The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay. We oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right.

It is too bad that the enduring image of Davis portrayed by the Left is of her tennis shoes and not the bodies of those killed by abortions.

Freakonomics’ double fail on abortion

Freakonomics Rev Ed: (and Other Riddles of Modern Life) is a fascinating book that makes a lot of valid and interesting points, but the authors had a double fail on the topic of abortion and crime.  (See the Amazon review at the bottom for more about the book, and also see their blog.)

First, while seeming to have cleverly uncovered the reason behind the dramatic 1990’s crime drop (they thought it was because Roe v Wade had reduced the number of potential murderers), it turns out that they missed some obvious race-based statistics and the impact of the crack cocaine explosion and recession.

Second, and more importantly, they ignored what abortion is: The unjustified destruction of an innocent human life, aka murder.  Yes, the Roe v Wade decision made it legal, but the act itself was unchanged.  So using their logic, if we legalized unjustified killings outside the womb then the murder rate would decrease.  Technically they would be right, but would that really be an improvement?

One of the charts from the book shows that by standard measures, homicides have gone down dramatically over the centuries and we are seemingly safer than ever.  And that is true — for those outside the womb.  But pre-born human beings inside the womb live in the most dangerous place on the planet — far more dangerous than a Chicago ghetto.

Simply put, even if the authors had been correct, murders outside the womb decreased because murders inside the womb were made legal. But that didn’t reduce overall murders, it increased them!  All they had done, ironically enough, was murder the future murderers before they murdered. Oh, and they also killed a bunch of non-murderers — tens of millions of them.  At least the book did get one thing right: Legalized abortion dramatically increased abortions.

This brings to mind Bill Bennett’s comments on this theory, when he noted that killing black babies would reduce crime while simultaneously noting how evil the abortions would be.  Of course, the Left still tried to brand his comments as racist, even though they are a mostly white group supporting mostly rich, white, male abortionists who kill black babies at a rate three times that of whites.  But they definitely aren’t racists . . .

All murder statistics should include abortions.  The real murder rate was decreasing until the 1970’s, when it spiked up dramatically.  We’ve just played word games to make it appear otherwise.

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Amazon review:

Economics is not widely considered to be one of the sexier sciences. The annual Nobel Prize winner in that field never receives as much publicity as his or her compatriots in peace, literature, or physics. But if such slights are based on the notion that economics is dull, or that economists are concerned only with finance itself, Steven D. Levitt will change some minds. In Freakonomics (written with Stephen J. Dubner), Levitt argues that many apparent mysteries of everyday life don’t need to be so mysterious: they could be illuminated and made even more fascinating by asking the right questions and drawing connections. For example, Levitt traces the drop in violent crime rates to a drop in violent criminals and, digging further, to the Roe v. Wade decision that preempted the existence of some people who would be born to poverty and hardship. Elsewhere, by analyzing data gathered from inner-city Chicago drug-dealing gangs, Levitt outlines a corporate structure much like McDonald’s, where the top bosses make great money while scores of underlings make something below minimum wage. And in a section that may alarm or relieve worried parents, Levitt argues that parenting methods don’t really matter much and that a backyard swimming pool is much more dangerous than a gun. These enlightening chapters are separated by effusive passages from Dubner’s 2003 profile of Levitt in The New York Times Magazine, which led to the book being written. In a book filled with bold logic, such back-patting veers Freakonomics, however briefly, away from what Levitt actually has to say. Although maybe there’s a good economic reason for that too, and we’re just not getting it yet.