Football Official Flags End Zone Prayer

Thursday, December 02, 2010 12:28 AM Comments (3)

A Washington state high school football player was flagged for kneeling and pointing to heaven after scoring a touchdown.

Reportedly, the line judge said the running back was attempting to bring attention to himself. But it seems to me that he was not doing that at all. In fact, he was doing the opposite of that. Running back Ronnie Hastie “I do that to give glory to my Heavenly Father, Jesus. He gives me the strength. He’s the one who gives me these abilities in the first place.”

Is a momentary kneel and pointing up really an excessive celebration? Or is there something else going on here?

I’ve seen all sorts and manner of touchdown celebrations, this one, to me, seems about the...READ MORE

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Life in the Palm of Your Hand

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:52 AM Comments (6)

Handheld ultrasound machines smaller than a newborn and viewable on your Smart Phone may have a spectacular impact on the abortion debate.

Technology Review reports:

Two years ago, computer engineers at Washington University in St. Louis created a prototype that took ultrasound imaging to a new level of mobility and connectivity—they connected an ultrasound probe to a smart phone. Now a startup awaiting clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration hopes to begin selling the device next year.

Obviously, this amazing technology at a fraction of the cost of a typical ultrasound has all sorts of beneficial applications for the healthcare industry. And people much smarter than I will...READ MORE

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WaPo Hits Church With Un-padded Pipe

Monday, November 29, 2010 1:05 PM Comments (83)

The fallout from the media’s purposeful misinterpretation of the Pope’s comments on condoms continues.

The media continues to use the Pope’s comments to promote the narrative that the Pope changed teaching on contraception despite all evidence and statements to the contrary.

Although it was utterly predictable, the media now has their lie and they will continue to run with it.  There is no better example of this than an article in yesterday’s Washington Post.

The article is laughingly titled “At St. Matthew’s, faithful have mixed views as they ponder pope’s comments on condom use.”  Mixed views?  That is a very funny title because the Washington Post did not quote one single person who...READ MORE

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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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