May 2, 2018
When we abandon the Judeo-Christian worldview, we lose the basis for treating others with dignity and respect. It’s the fact that we are created in the image and likeness of God, souls for whom Christ died, that gives dignity and value to every human being. This is what has been the foundation of medical care and social outreach since the Church first formed relief efforts and hospitals: people have been cared for with dignity and tenderness because they have represented the Creator, the Savior.
And Without that foundation, people become mere utilitarian objects, disposable when they lose their obvious “value.” This is what has happened with Charlie Gard, with Alfie Evans, with cancer patients in Holland and Belgium and France . . in Sweden . . . is happening now with an accident victim in France, and a 91-year old woman whose only ailment is a broken wrist, in Vermont, USA.
We must wake from our slumber! Our world is imploding in a morass of immorality! We are so much more than our utilitarian function in society. The objectification of others must be fought against, wherever it is found!
March 2, 2018
Sentimentalism wants all adults to be able to have children. Katy Faust sees the dire issues, risks, and dangers of such an attitude, and of the new Washington State law allowing wholesale human trafficking under the very polite euphemism of “surrogacy”–
February 18, 2018
Well.. One of the gay marriage advocates has admitted we were right. It always was about more than just “marriage.”
I believed that the YES vote was the right case and I believed it for a long time… But Cory Bernardi and others were right. It wasn’t just about a vote about marriage. In fact, it would be about rolling back the way the system currently works for religious organisations to decide whether or not they can hire people based on their sexuality, whether they can decide to marry people based on their sexuality. Because as we speak there is a review going on to religious freedom…
Yeah, religious liberties be damned, if it gets in the way of the agenda.
February 16, 2018
An Ohio judge has given a 17-year old into the custody of her grandparents. Why? Because her parents did not support her desire to transition from female to male.
Never mind that gender dysphoria was long recognized as treatable mental disorder. Ignore the fact that nearly half of transgenders will attempt suicide (and too many succeed — and this risk is why Johns Hopkins refused to assist gender transitions for many years). Pretend there’s no evidence that the hormones will exponentially increase cancer risk, especially for males taking female hormones. Claim there’s no truth to the data that many transgenders regret their transitions and want to revert to the sex they were born. All that matters, any more, is the progressive indulgence of the sexual revolution’s increasingly selfish and irrational demands.
We have seen this already in divorce cases. Janna Darnelle has written of her divorce judge’s statement, after granting her gay ex-husband everything that he’d asked for, “If you’d asked for more, I’d have given it to you,” despite his very demonstrable (what used to be known as) moral turpitude.
Now, despite years of ridicule directed at conservative voices warning against this very eventuality, and the insistence that it would never come to this from the Left, now parental rights over their own children are being overridden in the interest of furthering a destructive sexual agenda.
In my state, District Court Judges hear domestic cases, and they are elected to their positions in local elections. Hamilton Co., Ohio, voters need to register their disapproval of this judge’s agenda-driven ruling by demanding a recall and assuring she never hold responsible public office again.
March 11, 2013
The NC legislature is proposing revising the NC public school curriculum to state that a prior induced abortion correlates with a higher incidence of premature birth for subsequent pregnancies.
NARAL NC takes offense at that so I commented – if they don’t “moderate” the comment away:
“despite the reality that trusted physicians and medical experts from the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and the American Medical Association have found no correlation between abortion care and pre-term deliveries.” State who studied what and published when. Perhaps you’ve done this elsewhere in your website?
Please then comment on this study that makes such a correlation:
if this is insufficient see:
for many others.
Next please give us the credentials that permit Suzanne Buckley to authoritively state that this bill “spread[s] misinformation.” I agree that it does – rightfully – “stigmatiz[e] abortion” though I propose the more accurate “tells the truth about abortion”
Finally please follow your own advice:
“The classroom is no place for political indoctrination. Trust our children with the truth, not unsubstantiated lies.”
Well see if they listen to that last. I do not have much confidence but reasonable people can be and must be informed.
I saw this first at http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/08/naral-denies-abortion-increases-pre-term-birth-risk-for-women/ who found it at http://blog.secularprolife.org/2013/03/the-truth-about-north-carolinas-new-sex.html
June 21, 2012
The Southern Baptists tell it like it is. Not always and not perfectly but they understand the role of religion in a free society.
Fox News quotes from the Baptists’ findings on same sex “marriage.”
marriage is “the exclusive union of one man and one woman” and that “all sexual behavior outside of marriage is sinful.”
It acknowledges that gays and lesbians sometimes experience “unique struggles” but declares that they lack the “distinguishing features of classes entitled to special protections.”
2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. They do not choose their homosexual condition; for most of them it is a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.
2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.
I’ll say this just so it gets said. God made all people. Some are attracted to people of the same-sex. (and some have disordered attractions to all manner of things). That is not bad or good; only acting on these disordered attractions is wrong. This doesn’t in anyway affect the Church’s – or any decent thinking person’s – love for them as God’s created handiwork. The Church uniformly tells us also to absolutely love these people.
June 21, 2012
A rigorous scientific study reveals that if you choose a valid study group not the small non-random populations that homosexual activists use then the outcomes for children are far worse than when the children have their mom and their dad as parents. Not always possible of course but that does not justify lying about the facts.
The study appears in the July issue of Social Science Research. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049089X12000610
Thanks to Austin Nimocks for pointing this out in his article at Town Hall.