A pro-life political scientist published research finding that as much as $16 trillion in federal revenue has been lost due to on-demand abortions in America.
"The figure of 55 million persons aborted, typically reported by pro-life groups, is a significant undercount," says Mark Olson, a political consultant who describes himself as a former liberal activist. "Abortions did not magically begin occurring in 1973, yet that is when everyone starts counting."
The website for the Abolition Ebook features a ticking timer of money supposedly lost due to abortions in the U.S. Olson claims that his research used pre-Roe vs. Wade estimates and includes the generations of offspring that would have been born to people who were aborted. The results suggest that the U.S. has suffered a population loss of over 125 million people. more >>
"The Giver" debuted its first trailer this week, offering moviegoers a first look at the big screen adaptation of the beloved children's novel.
The book, written by Lois Lowry, was first published in 1993 and has since reached millions of readers across the U.S. The story follows a character named Jonas who is introduced to an elderly member of his community known as the Giver. He learns that the futuristic society he lives in has removed human emotion and wiped out all memory of it, and when the truth about the "real world" is exposed, he must work with the Giver to save those who they have learned to love.
Walden Media and The Weinstein Company are bringing "The Giver" to theaters everywhere on August 15. The film was made with help from the author, Lowry, who relinquished the rights to the book over 18 years ago. Since "The Giver" arrives on the wave of dystopian hit films such as "Divergent" and "The Hunger Games," Lowry pointed out her novel was the first of its kind at the time it was published. more >>
A Chicago shooting resulted in one man critically wounded and another dead after an upset executive came into a private meeting with a gun Thursday. Anthony DeFrances, 60, was upset that he had been demoted amongst recent layoffs, so he shot the ArrowStream CEO and chairman Steven LaVoie twice before turning the gun on himself.
The Chicago shooting took place at the 17th floor of the Bank of America building at about 10 a.m., the Los Angeles Times reported. DeFrances, of Barrington, Illinois, showed up to a private meeting with the CEO and pulled a 9mm pistol out shortly afterwards.
The two men reportedly struggled before DeFrances shot LaVoie in the stomach and then again in the head before shooting himself. Both men were found on the floor of the office unresponsive but LaVoie was still alive and taken to Northwestern Hospital in critical condition, police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said. more >>
Katy Perry recently addressed ongoing rumors about her ties to the alleged secret society the Illuminati in a new Rolling Stone interview where she also appeared on the cover with an "all seeing eye."
"Listen if the Illuminati exist, I would like to be invited! I see all that s---, and I'm like, 'Come on, let me in! I want to be in the club!' I have no idea what it is. It sounds crazy," Perry told "Rolling Stone" magazine.
Renowned Hispanic evangelical church leaders from Latin America and throughout the United States will trek to Los Angeles to partake in LiderVision Conference, considered to be the largest Spanish-speaking convergence movement, during a two-day event beginning August 1.
"Pastors and ministry leaders today need ministerial renovation. We need to broaden our knowledge and skills and in turn we need to work together," reads a statement on LiderVision's website. "That is why LiderVision is not only an annual event but an event of connections."
The event is organized by Editorial Vida and Grupo Nelson, publishing entities under Harper Collins Christian Publishing, and will be headlined by Rick Warren, Marcos Witt, Samuel Rodriguez, Andy Stanley, Luis Palau, Phillip Yancey and more. more >>
Creation Museum CEO Ken Ham has clarified a number of recent media headlines that claimed he said "aliens are going to hell" by stating that he never said such a thing, and that he does not believe God created extraterrestrial life.
"I gave a theological reason why not. Understanding the Gospel that God's son became a man, became a descendent of Adam, became the God-man and remains the God-man our Savior, and that only humans can be saved — so obviously Jesus did not become a God-klingon, he became a God-man," Ham said in an interview with fellow creationist Ray Comfort on "The Comfort Zone," posted Wednesday.
Following a blog post on Answers in Genesis, where Ham criticized NASA's ongoing search for alien life, several news headlines came out suggesting that he said aliens are "going to hell." One such headline on Huffington Post last week read: "Creationist Ken Ham Says Aliens Will go to Hell so Let's Stop Looking for Them." more >>