Football Official Flags End Zone Prayer

12/01/2010 Comments (15)

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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Football Official Flags End Zone Prayer

12/01/2010 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

11/29/2010 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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I'm Tired of the War on Christmas But…

11/25/2010 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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NJ Senate Silences Abortion Critic

11/21/2010 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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Early Abortion Better than Late Abortions?

11/16/2010 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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Nintendo DS on the Communion Line

11/11/2010 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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Remain Calm Pro-Aborts. All is Well.

11/07/2010 Comments (4)

Sure dozens of pro-choicers got booted from Congress but rest assured it had nothing to do with abortion. Did you hear me? It had NOTHING to do with abortion.

At least that’s what Eleanor Smeal, the former President of NOW and the current President of the Feminist Majority Foundation, is saying. In a statement published in Ms. Magazine, Smeal acknowledged that while pro-choice candidates got beat badly she wants everyone to know that it had nothing to do with abortion.

Smeal channeled her inner Kevin Bacon by telling her pro-abort compatriots that all is well and that they should all remain calm.

She writes:

With the 60 plus vote Republican win in the House (four seats are still...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.