Roundup

Poll: 55% of Americans Don’t Know Planned Parenthood Does Abortions — That’s nuts — don’t these people read my blog?!

When is it appropriate for Christians to start dating?  Some great advice:

The trouble with underage dating is that it presents an entirely faulty view of what interaction with the opposite gender should be about. Rather than placing emphasis on building one strong relationship with one person at a stage of life when a marital commitment is feasible, dating encourages young people to pour their energies into consistently seducing other young people at a time when neither of them are capable of making any long-term commitments. Their “relationships” are destined to fail from the get-go because they are founded on unhealthy perceptions of love and not backed by any real necessity to stick it out. . . .

Sadly, parents who should know better continue to display shocking naïveté regarding the absurd practices of driving their twelve year olds out on a “date,” or purchasing provocative clothing for their sixteen-year-olds, or sympathizing with their broken-hearted fourteen-year-olds by assuring them that they’ll “find someone better.” “They’re just having fun,” they’ll tell us, rolling their eyes at what they consider to be our tightly wound principles. I work a volunteer shift at Crisis Pregnancy Clinic where I witness every week the ruined lives and broken dreams that “fun” has left with our youth.

Just one of many reasons you shouldn’t be stupid and listen to psychics: They are fake, demonic and deadly.

The cases of the missing Cleveland girls took heartbreaking turns over the years. In 2004, Amanda’s mother Louwana Miller went on a national TV show to discuss the case and was told by a psychic her daughter was dead:

Desperate for any clue as to Amanda Berry’s whereabouts, and tired of unanswered questions from authorities, Miller turned to a psychic on Montel Williams’ nationally syndicated television show.
The psychic said what the FBI, police and Miller hadn’t.
“She’s not alive, honey,” Sylvia Browne told her matter-of-factly. “Your daughter’s not the kind who wouldn’t call.”

Miller died in 2006 at age 44; family members blamed the agonizing loss of her daughter for Miller’s death.

Did your media of choice tell you that gun crime has dropped dramatically in the last 20 years?

Your tax dollars at work.  I wish I was making this up.

Obama is spending over $300,000.00 of taxpayers’ money to develop a so–called … “culturally relevant stigma-reducing intervention” program for the transgender population in India.

Kermit Gosnell is not the inventor and sole practitioner of the “snipping” technique to kill babies who survive abortions.  Apparently it is a mainstream procedure.  Warning: As you would expect, it is gruesome.

Social justice, simplified — Stealing apples yourself = bad.  Getting someone to steal them for you = social justice!

From Pro-life is Pro-woman:

Lately I’ve been accused of being a hypocrite by the pro-abort trolls that can’t seem to keep their noses out of other people’s business.

I’m a hypocrite because I advocate for abstinence even though I myself have had a child out of wedlock.

My answer to that is: So what?

Good for her!  Her critics have no idea what words mean. Using their definitions, it would be hypocritical for anyone to ever caution against something they regret.

Recovering alcoholics would be hypocrites for encouraging people not to abuse alcohol.  Every person I’ve met in prison ministry would be a hypocrite for telling people not to commit crimes. And so on.

Sadly, I knew people with really high IQs who refused to caution their kids against pre-marital sex because they thought it would be hypocritical. Screwtape lives.

Video: Michigan not much better at policing abortion mills than Pennsylvania – We should never be surprised at rule breaking by people who kill babies for a living or by the people who make a living supporting people who kill babies for a living.

Besides the actions of the defendants in the Kermit Gosnell house-of-horrors abortion clinic in Philadelphia, the original grand jury expressed outrage in their 2011 report over the lack of intervention by the city and state of Pennsylvania to stop Gosnell’s operation.  The refusal to address numerous reports and complaints over a years-long period was “by design,” the grand jury emphasized, as the political and regulatory establishments chose to protect abortionists rather than the women they maimed and the children they killed.

Pennsylvania isn’t the only state with designs to protect abortionists, either.  Earlier this week,Michigan Live and WOOD TV exposed the cronyism and official neglect that allowed a now-defunct abortion clinic to operate while owned by a convicted felon and piling up complaint after complaint . . .

Benny Hinn Asks Followers for $2.5 Million to Get Out of Debt – Surprise!  Benny Hinn wants more money.  He is so flamingly false that I barely feel sorry for those taken in by him.  But with his “God told me ______” bit he’d fit right in with the false teachers in the “God is still speaking” United Church of Christ.  World-lovers like Hinn and the UCC can use phrases like that to rationalize all sorts of mischief.

Hopefully he and his “anonymous donor” will both fail.

“God has laid it on my heart to plant a seed of $2.5 million into your ministry, but God only wants me to make this gift if the ministry partners match the amount within 90 days! I feel so strongly that He wants them to be part of the supernatural wealth transfer that is coming to every believer who will obey God’s Word,” the man reportedly adds.

Tyrants always deny being tyrants.  He warns against cynicism, while we warn against being naive and ignorant of history.

6 thoughts on “Roundup

  1. The problem with “children” dating is our culture. The human body is designed to be mature for procreation at about 14 years of age, and historically “teenagers” (a psychobabble term – along with “adolescence” – developed at the end of the 19th or early 20th century) were considered adults. Children were raised to be adults ready for marriage by their mid-teens. History shows women being married at 14-16 routinely, with men marrying at 16-18 routinely. The brain can indeed be trained so as to have “teenagers” behave and think as any other adult.

    The Prussian-style public education system introduced into this country in the 19th century did a lot to make young adults peer-oriented as well as stunt their intellectual maturity. Which is why public school, and even most private schools, still treat 16-year-olds as children and train them to continue to be immature. Most parents even train their children to remain children until graduation from college!

    Then there are people like my family. We trained our children to be adults by the time they were mid-teens. They were more mature than 90% of their peers! at 14 our son was drum corporal for our pipe band (number 2 in rank behind the drum sergeant – who was mid-20s) in command of the drum section which consisted of the next youngest being 20 and ranging to 50. He married two months before he was 20 – twelve years ago!

    So “underage” dating is a result of raising children to remain children until college graduation – if even then!

      • You will find that most homeschooled Christian children are way ahead of their peers socially and in maturity. That’s because they aren’t peer-oriented, and can associate with any age group. Which is why a 14-year-old could be a leader in a drum section with all adults!

  2. I always thought people getting married at much younger ages in previous centuries, had something to do with them tending to live much shorter lives overall. Today, it’s common for people to live well into their 70s, with many of them being fortunate to celebrate a 40th anniversary. Never mind the divorce rate…that’s a reference to how many years a person typically has left by the time he or she gets around to getting married.

    I’m not really sure I understand what Glenn is trying to say – that it’s best if American teenagers get married while they’re still in high school?

    • Matt,
      Marriages at young ages had nothing to do with lifespans, because they had the same lifespan as we do now – it’s just that not as many people reached it due to poor nutrition, or diseases or other medical problems which we now cure.

      The young adult marriages were because that is when the human body is designed for beginning procreation, which is why teens are so sex-crazy!

      What I am saying is two things:
      1. Our education system is horrid, and keeps our young people peer-oriented, while at the same time keeping their maturity stunted. If children learn at their own rates and are trained to be adults, they would be routinely in college at 15 and 16 years old (there are those already doing so, albeit rare). Their minds can actually learn quicker and retain better at those ages.

      2. If young adults are mature, there is nothing wrong with them marrying while in their mid-to-late teens. But in current society, where we keep them as immature children, it would not be good. In fact, in this society of hedonism, most people in their 20s are not mature enough for marriage!

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