I'm Tired of the War on Christmas But…

Friday, November 26, 2010 12:25 AM Comments (28)

I’m tired of the so called “war on Christmas.” Honestly. I don’t even like hearing about it. It’s Thanksgiving and I’m already tired of hearing about it. The whole thing at times just seems so silly to me.

But here’s the thing -the part that seems silly to me is that all these retailers want Christmas shoppers business but they don’t want to say “Christmas” or mention the birth of Jesus at all. And when I think about that I get my dander up. Just a little.

I can’t imagine there’s too many people out there who get offended by the word “Christmas” in stores so what’s the problem? But some stores have taken to calling everything “holiday” or some other generic and supposedly unoffensive...READ MORE

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Save The Sex Offenders

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 2:52 AM Comments (78)

Sex offenders don’t have much in the way of friends. Many communities restrict where sex offenders can live. Many communities put common sense restrictions on these offenders.  Can’t live or come too close to schools.  Uh huh.  Can’t live or come too close to parks.  Check.  Libraries.  I guess so.

These measures seem fine, reasonable even.  They are sex offenders after all.  Who wants them?

God.  That’s Who.

But now a Wisconsin town is considering adding to the list of places that are no-go for sex offenders.  Churches.

The Town of Delafield’s proposed ordinance would create child safety zones around schools, parks and conservation areas, the library, golf courses and movie...READ MORE

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NJ Senate Silences Abortion Critic

Sunday, November 21, 2010 11:40 PM Comments (18)

The New Jersey State Senate silenced a woman, Darlene Dunn of Burlington, who attempted to testify against Planned Parenthood. They called her testimony irrelevant because the bill only had to do with giving millions to…Planned Parenthood.

Hear the outrageous audio here:

Remember last month when the NJ Senate failed to override Governor Chris Christie’s VETO to fund Planned Parenthood? Well, since then, as you can imagine, the abortion giant hasn’t been idle. They immediately instigated the legislators they have in their back pocket to reallocate funds from elsewhere in the budget towards Planned Parenthood.

Dunn, who tried to tell about how badly she was treated during her abortion at...READ MORE

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Rutgers Prof: Having Lots of Kids is Like Littering

Thursday, November 18, 2010 2:12 AM Comments (78)

Stop.  Stop right now.  Don’t try to convince yourself that these people are some sort of outlier.  This view of life and of motherhood is increasingly prevalent.  How else do you explain the slow-motion demographic suicide occurring in the West?

What am I talking about?  Rutgers University Professor Helen Fisher, of the Center for Human Evolution Studies has written for Oprah Magazine and today was on the Joy Behar show talking about women making the choice to be childless.  She described having lots of children as littering.  But truly that barely rises to the surface as the most offensive thing in this panel discussion from hell.

What she said is so awful and alarming that it should...READ MORE

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Early Abortion Better than Late Abortions?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 1:44 PM Comments (14)

Last month, Princeton’s University Center for Human Values sponsored a discussion on the abortion debate. Austin Ruse wrote a scathing summary of the conference over at That Catholic Thing but I’m focused here on one point made by William Saletan of Slate Magazine who summed up a number of points he believed pro-lifers should learn from the conference.

While such as predictably liberal solutions like embracing contraception and more government programs subsidizing single mothers were paramount, one of the “lessons” Saletan thought pro-lifers should learn boggled my mind and made clear why there is such a disconnect between pro-lifers and pro-choicers. Saletan wrote that pro-lifers’ push...READ MORE

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The Super Bowl of Dead Babies

Monday, November 15, 2010 2:31 PM Comments (53)

Picture this…

It is half time during the Super Bowl.  You just watched some funny commercials from Doritos, Budweiser, or Geico.  Then the next commercial hits the tube.  This commercial shows dead babies.

A small group of anti-abortion-rights advocates are hoping to recruit a presidential candidate so they can run graphic ads showing aborted fetuses during the Super Bowl, Congress.org reports.

The group hopes to employ the same tactic used during the midterm elections by Missy Smith, an anti-abortion-rights activist who unsuccessfully ran for Washington, D.C., delegate. Smith “took advantage of federal rules that prevent broadcasters from censoring election ads unless they defame others...READ MORE

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Nintendo DS on the Communion Line

Thursday, November 11, 2010 2:08 AM Comments (35)

I traveled yesterday with my five children to attend my niece’s confirmation. It was a beautiful event that was so well attended my kids and I had to park in a nearby neighborhood.

But there’s a reason I’m telling you the story. Look, I know it can be difficult to have kids in church. Believe me I know. I’ve had kids knocking their chins into the pews and crying, I’ve had kids vomiting and then crying that they vomited, I’ve had kids accidentally tearing the missal and crying because they thought they’d be in trouble. But I couldn’t believe what I saw yesterday at the confirmation Mass.

Mind you, the church was packed so my children and I were standing and couldn’t see a whole lot but in...READ MORE

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Bush Lied - To Himself

Tuesday, November 09, 2010 12:59 AM Comments (202)

I just watched Matt Lauer interview George W. Bush on NBC promoting his new book on his Presidency.

By way of a minor preamble, let me state that the interview did little to change my overall impression of the man, but it did change it some.  I have for a time believed that he is generally a good man who cares deeply about his country.  He did what he thought was best but he made some bad decisions.  But I have always thought that even his bad decisions were made for, what he thought, were good reasons.

His decisions on war and peace, spending, and bailouts are all legitimate matters for disagreement.  I agreed with some and disagreed with others but I have always thought he came by his...READ MORE

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Matt Archbold graduated from Saint Joseph's University in 1995. He is a former journalist who left the newspaper business to raise his five children. He writes for the Creative Minority Report.

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Patrick Archbold is co-founder of Creative Minority Report, a Catholic website that puts a refreshing spin on the intersection of religion, culture, and politics. When not writing, Patrick is director of information technology at a large international logistics company. Patrick, his wife Terri, and their five children reside in Long Island, N.Y.