The “Republicans are against birth control” meme is as choreographed as any ballet

And the Democrats and the mainstream media are the choreographers. It is a pathetic ploy to shift attention from the disastrous state of the economy. Should we worry about our insanely high debt levels or whether people with jobs have to pay $10 per month for birth control?

They realize that people on average, and especially the youth, are increasingly pro-life but still want people to have access to birth control. You might be thinking, “So what? Who opposes access to birth control?” Even the Catholics aren’t trying to make it illegal.

Do we oppose funding of Planned Parenthood? Of course! But not because they give away condoms. We do it because they are the largest destroyer of innocent but unwanted human beings in the country, they hide statutory rape and sex trafficking, they aggressively promote the sexualization of children and much, much more.

But that doesn’t mean we want there to be less access to birth control. If PP quit receiving tax funding then Liberals would be welcome to give to them directly, just as they are today. Hey, for $480 you can donate to a Kenyan charity that will give food, clothes and education to four children for a year or you can help PP give a free abortion to kill a child here. Your choice!

Read this and the first link above. Note how people like Stephanopoulos seem to be early adopters of the weird script they’ve been given. Don’t be fooled by the ploy by the Left, and be sure to point out these facts to others. The Leftists won’t be persuaded, but that doesn’t matter. They are voting for Obama no matter what. It is all about the independents.


I wrote last week about a theory put forth by Washington Post’s Sarah Kliff that abortion proponents were shifting strategies to focus on contraceptives rather than abortion, the reason being their own polls show abortion is no longer a winning issue with young people and women, but contraception is.

This week Republican strategist Dick Morris pitched the same theory onHannity, adding some corroboration:
Morris:Obama did not make a mistake in this mandate. It’s a deliberately calculated move on his part. The Democrats realize that abortion is no longer a winner for them. It used to be ten points more pro-choice than pro-Life, now it’s ten points more pro-Life than pro-choice possibly because of the publicity of the anti-abortion people, possibly because of the aging of the population. But the point is that it’s a loser issue.

So what they’re trying to do now is replace it with contraception. So the first piece of evidence was after Santorum won Iowa, the first controversy was, “Do you think states should have the right to ban contraception?” Where did that come from?


Morris: Then you remember that ABC debate with that paid Democratic hitmanGeorge Stephanopoulos went after Romney trying to… pin him down on, on contraception? And Romney kept saying, “George, nobody wants to make contraception.” “No, but do they have the theoretical power to do it?” Remember, it was five minutes, people were laughing at him, booing him. Well that…

Hannity:You think he was doing this under direct orders?

Morris:Under orders. And I think, and now he comes out with this thing on contraception. They want to create the idea, and it’s no coincidence, that he came out with it after Minnesota and Colorado which was Santorum’s victories. They want to create the impression that the Republicans will ban contraception, which is totally insane, but they’re floating it out and they’re bringing it out there. And this move on Obama’s part was part of injecting that issue.

The good news about this is that it shows how desperate they are.

The 4th most despicable thing Planned Parenthood does is really despicable

Planned Parenthood has quite a track record.  Despite the irrefutable evidence for the following (and more!), they still have their cheerleaders who overlook it just because they provide birth control (as if that wouldn’t be available without PP).

1. Largest destroyer of innocent but unwanted human beings in the country.

2. Systematic hiding of statutory rape.

3. Systematic hiding of sex trafficking.  This one is ironic because the sex slave trade is one of those few things that conservatives and liberals seem to agree is really bad.  Yet the Liberals aren’t bothered that PP helps hide it.

But there is so much more: They aggressively market increased consequence-free sexual behavior to your kids and discourage you and your faith from having any influence over their sexual decisions.  They want them to become addicted while they are young.

Please watch all of this video and share it with others.  It will help combat their DNC / mainstream media fabricated issue of Republicans allegedly being against birth control.

I say this with the usual extreme irony regarding PP’s materials for youth: Even though they market them explicitly for youth — and only youth — you should make sure there are no children around when you watch this.

If your neighbor showed that to your kids, you’d call the police (after you beat him to a pulp).  So why does PP receive nearly half billion of your tax dollars each year?

P.S. If your denomination and/or pastor supports Planned Parenthood there is a virtual certainty that you are in a fake church.

“It isn’t black and white”

The title is one of the most common excuses I get when presenting pro-life reasoning.  I often hear it after making these two simple claims:

1. Scientific claim: The unborn are human beings from fertilization.  Therefore, abortion kills an innocent human being.

2. Moral claim: It is immoral to kill innocent human beings for 99% of the reasons given for abortion (i.e., everything except to save the life of the mother).

The reasoning is simple and sound, and I always invite them to explain where they are in error.  That is when I typically get the “it isn’t black and white!” cop-out.

I’ve noticed that they never use the “black and white” claim when advancing same-sex marriage, trashing religious freedoms to force employers to pay for birth control and abortifiacients, pro-union propaganda, anti-school choice, universal health care, etc.  That tells me that they aren’t arguing on principle but are merely wedded to their pro-abortion worldview.

Coming soon to a country near you

It is just a matter of time for any entitlement state.  People will vote for free money (well, free to them, at least) and would rather see the country go down in flames (literally and figuratively) than give up some of their extravagant benefits.  Via Greek lawmakers approve austerity bill as Athens burns.  (Hat tip: Lone Wolf Archer
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The Greek parliament approved a deeply unpopular austerity bill to secure a second EU/IMF bailout and avoid national bankruptcy, as buildings burned across central Athens and violence spread around the country.

Yep.  That’s what unions and entitled people do.  Remember Wisconsin?

Cinemas, cafes, shops and banks were set ablaze in central Athens as black-masked protesters fought riot police outside parliament.

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“Vandalism, violence and destruction have no place in a democratic country and won’t be tolerated,” he told parliament as it prepared to vote on the new 130 billion euro bailout to save Greece from a chaotic bankruptcy.

Papademos told lawmakers shortly before they voted that they would be gravely mistaken if they rejected the package that demands deep pay, pension and job cuts, as this would threaten Greece’s place in the European mainstream.

Too late, I’m afraid.

“It would be a huge historical injustice if the country from which European culture sprang … reached bankruptcy and was led, due to one more mistake, to national isolation and national despair,” he said.

It will be a greater historical injustice if politicians on both sides succeed in destroying the U.S. because they were too gutless and/or incompetent to cut entitlements while we still have time.

“We are facing destruction. Our country, our home, has become ripe for burning, the centre of Athens is in flames. We cannot allow populism to burn our country down,” conservative lawmaker Costis Hatzidakis told parliament.

The air in Syntagma Square outside parliament was thick with tear gas as riot police fought running battles with youths who smashed marble balustrades and hurled stones and petrol bombs.

Remember this important graph.  The real purpose of government — defense, keeping an orderly society and manage a reliable currency — could be more than paid for with our current tax receipts.  But the entitlement spending dwarfs those costs and ensure that entitlement spending will grow.

 

Remember the cycle: Politicians and public sector unions funnel cash to each other — cash that they got from taxpayers.  They have no reason to change anything, and every reason to grow.

We need to elect some adults who will do something about this.

Roundup

Beatles fans will totally get this.  I’m pretty sure that song was Yoko’s fault.

Question evolution — a terrific overview of the problems of Darwinian evolution.  Even many atheist scientists concede how the evidence opposes it.

This is more of a time saver than a money saver, but my daughter’s Chase checking account lets you scan checks with an iPhone app to deposit them.  That is very convenient.  I hope my credit union does the same as well.  Just another example of technology doing more to save time and energy (think of all the trips to the bank!) than Greenpeace ever dreamed of.

From the “That’s going to leave a mark!” category, see How to think like a Roman Catholic.  Here’s a sample:

Now, let’s begin.

To see if you think like a Roman Catholic, what is your response to each of the the following pictures (the “proper” Romanist responses are indicated below each image).

Pagan idol worship condemned by scripture.

_______________________________

Veneration.

_______________________________

Pagan idol worship condemned by scripture.

_______________________________

Veneration.

Good points by James about the reasoning for a believer’s baptism rather than infant baptism.

10 Reasons to Believe in a Historical Adam – It is more important than many people realize.

“Christian Yoga” = oxymoron – My former church had yoga classes.  I think it is great to encourage believers to fellowship and exercise together, but there are only about a thousand other workout programs one could use besides yoga. There is nothing wrong with some of their specific moves.  I’m pretty sure that if cats and dogs had lawyers they would have copyrighted the cat stretch and upward / downward dog moves a long time ago.  But taken as a whole yoga is explicitly religious.

 

Obama is anti-choice?!

Yes — about school vouchers for poor kids, that is.  See No money for D.C. voucher program in Obama’s gigantic new budget, of course; Update: Meanwhile, White House to boost subsidies for Chevy Volt.  And I’m sure that he isn’t just doing that because of all his union donors.

Oh, you thought I meant anti-choice to crush and dismember innocent but unwanted human beings?  Don’t worry, he is still pro-choice on that.

 

Any correlation between “Facebook Jesus” and real Jesus may be a coincidence

Life is tough, so I can see how inspirational devotional messages can be comforting.  But I’m also a big fan of the truth, and I think that if anyone claims to speak on behalf of Jesus then it is helpful if whatever comes out of their mouth (or keyboard) next involves a quote from the Bible, in context.  All sorts of mischief, whether well meant or not, can result when we start putting words in the mouth of Jesus.

Lately I’ve seen people (Facebook) liking some of the things addressed by Marie in Musings from a Theo-Geek: “Jesus Daily” Seems to Be Another Jesus….

“Jesus Daily” is some sort of daily devotional Christian group, who posts status updates in the first person…as if coming personally from Jesus Christ. Probably half the Christians I know are subscribed . . .

This “Jesus” seems big on “Friend suggesting” Himself to your Facebook friends. (Cringe). “Friend suggesting” Jesus seems to be symbolic of everything that’s wrong with modern evangelism, in a manner of speaking. 

A sampling of the “wisdom” coming from “Jesus” in the last few days:

YOU AND I CAN DO EVERYTHING TOGETHER! Remember when I promised you, “With God all things are possible”? Well I was serious. What problem do we need to work on today? Like or type Yes if you believe My Words.

DO YOU GIVE ME YOUR PROBLEMS TODAY? I’LL SOLVE THEM.

(This demands some comment — since when do we share the Gospel with people, promising that Jesus will solve all their problems?? This is a dangerous half-truth.) 

. . .

I KNOW YOU MADE A MESS. I’M READY TO FIX IT.


Umm….this one needs no comment. 

Moral of the story: if you want to hear from the Lord Jesus, open your Bible. You’re probably not going to hear from Him on Facebook. Social media is a tool to be used wisely in sharing the Truth, but not by telling the masses soothing, positive words devoid of any context.

Yes, if you want to hear from Jesus, open the Bible!  Or at least ensure you are giving equal time to it in addition to whatever devotionals you are reading.  It is the best way to know if what you are getting is being interpreted properly.  And you are much more likely to stay in balance.  My guess is that non-believers reading the “Facebook Jesus” posts are unlikely to ever feel convicted with the need to repent and believe.