Est. May 2008

09 February, 2016

The Mask is Off

During Superbowl 50, Doritos ran an ad that ripped the mask off the National Abortion Rights Action League – NARAL – and revealed to every one of their Twitter followers – and a lot of other people – the depths of their depravity.

Here's the ad:

 

Now, according to NARAL's Tweet:
#NotBuyingIt – that @Doritos ad using #antichoice tactic of humanizing fetuses and sexist tropes of dads and clueless & moms as uptight.
What kind of sickness must reside in the hearts and minds of the people of NARAL that they consider humanizing the unborn as something undesirable?

The same sickness that led to the Cambodian Killing Fields, the Holodomor, the African slave trade, current slave-trading, the gulags, the purges, and the destruction of Jews, Poles, Slavs, Gypsies, the handicapped, and others in Nazi Germany, and more.  That sickness understood that in order to make mass-slaughter of other human beings easier, those people had to be seen as not-people – as something less even than animals.  And each time, those people were re-named something other than 'people'.

'Like a cancer'.  A 'mistake'.  And 'unexpected pregnancy'.  A 'lump of tissue'.  A 'parasite on the woman's body'.  Those are some of the terms used by NARAL, Planned Parenthood, and the rest of the abortion movement to dehumanize the unborn.

And, of course, sonograms – like the one in the commercial – are garlic, holy water, and crucifixes to the vampires of the abortion lobby, since sonograms show in living, moving, black-and-white that that 'lump of tissue', that 'parasite', that 'cancer' looks and moves just like a person.

Because – horror of horrors – it is a person.

One thing that many people missed (but not Sister Toldja) is this:
NARAL’s tweet suggests their organization believes that a baby at nine months, that is this-close to being born, is not human.
This is the real horror: that NARAL, Planned Parenthood, and the abortion lobby freely and unabashedly practice methods that have led to the slaughter of countless human beings – born and unborn alike.

(hat tips to the following: CNS News, Christian Post, and Sister Toldjah)

18 January, 2016

By What Authority?

If you've been keeping up with religious news, over in England ...
The Anglican Church has slapped sanctions on its liberal U.S. branch for supporting same-sex marriage, a move that averted a formal schism in the world's third-largest Christian denomination but left deep divisions unresolved.
The media focus here, and in other articles about this, is basically a chant of 'homophobia': the US Episcopal Church (ECUSA) changed the church's stance on homosexuality, and now the wolves are howling.

But what this is really all about, as Eric Metaxas points out, is Scriptural authority within the church itself.  He writes:
[Historian Philip] Jenkins tells the story of an African and American bishop in a Bible study. While the African bishop "expressed his confidence in the clear words of scripture," the American bishop "stressed the need to interpret the Bible in the light of modern scholarship and contemporary mores."***This prompted the African bishop to reply, "If you don't believe the scripture, why did you bring it to us in the first place?"
Which is, in reality, a question which ought to be asked in every Christian church today.

If you've kept up, it's not just American Episcopals who've danced away from Scripture: the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, the  Presbyterian Church – USA, the United Methodists, and many others have apparently seized upon the same thing the Galatian Christians did in Paul's time:
I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. (v 6-7)
Far too many denominations of Christianity out there no longer endure sound doctrine, much happier to have their ears tickled; and there are plenty of teachers out there who are happy to oblige.  And when you look at membership statistics, a great many of those churches are having their lampstands pulled from them as they hemorrhage communicant members who are bailing out in search of true doctrine, doctrine based on the authority of God's Word.

Those preachers who ignore the authority of Scripture and teach 'as doctrines the precepts of men' ought to remember that of those who would lead the flock astray Jesus says 'would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea (Matthew 18:6); Paul warns that 'if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed' (Galatians 1:9); and James warns teachers in general that they 'will incur a stricter judgment' (James 3:1).

18 December, 2015

11 November, 2015

On the Starbucks Cup Kerfuffle

Lots of ink spilled over Starbucks' decision to serve their beverages in plain red cups for the holidays; the biggest complaint is that it's offensive to Christians.

Now, there are plenty of people who've pointed out that the previous designs on the Starbucks cups have pretty much said 'Christmas' without having any kind of Christian themes at all, so obviously it's not the removal of an actual Christian theme that's causing the indigestion.

I think, perhaps, I know what did it.