Dr. Alveda King, the niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, responded to the announcement this week that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will receive an award from Planned Parenthood, saying "almost no one has done more to promote the killing of innocent babies in the womb" than the 73-year-old Democrat.
"If Mrs. Pelosi wants finally to take her role as a public servant seriously, though, she will reject the award named after a racist woman who had no problem speaking to a Ku Klux Klan meeting," King said, referring to Margaret Sanger, who founded Planned Parenthood in 1921 and once delivered a speech on birth control at a Ku Klux Klan meeting.
Planned Parenthood announced that it will honor Pelosi with the Sanger Award at their Annual Gala in Washington, D.C., on March 27, noting that the House Minority leader has shown "leadership, excellence, and outstanding contributions to the reproductive health and rights movement over the course of her career." Pelosi is scheduled to deliver remarks at the gala. more >>
2 years ago, Lacey Buchanan created a video that told the story behind her decision on keeping her baby boy, Christian. This encouraging video has inspired millions of people all over the world. By leaving such wonderful comments, Lacey's fans let her know how much this video meant to them. Especially the people from her hometown in Nashville, who look up to her for inspiration.
Nashville's best musicians got on board and created something special for Lacey and Christian. After spending hours in the studio, they came up with a BEAUTIFUL song called "No Night." They included little Christian in the video because he was the inspiration behind the song. The lyrics below are from this touching song that was created:
"There is no night so dark that it could hide your precious light." more >>
Last fall, the Supreme Court agreed to review two religious liberty cases surrounding the Obama Administration's contraception mandate. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties maintain that the federal requirement is an unlawful infringement upon religious liberty, and this year we'll find out if the highest court in the land concurs. In support of the cases, a notable group of Christian pastors, theologians, activists, and intellectuals have filed an amicus brief in which they lay out the Christian conception of work and how this understanding makes compliance with the mandate an impossibility for faith-based organizations and other Christian-owned businesses.
At first blush, nothing in the brief should surprise anyone with a passing familiarity with the Christian faith, but in a nation that is fast losing touch with its Judeo-Christian moral heritage, such an explanation has sadly become necessary. First, the brief reminds the Court that Christian doctrine requires that faith govern every aspect of a Christian's life. President Obama and his Secretary of Health and Human Services have repeatedly insisted that their contraception mandate should have no impact on the conscience of Christian employers. This is because they view religious faith as an exclusively private matter, and they don't acknowledge any connection between a person's religious beliefs and their professional actions.
Christians know better. At the heart of Christ's gospel message is the idea that one's conduct should reflect one's beliefs. Jesus was critical of the religious elites of his day precisely because their everyday behavior didn't reflect the love and mercy of the God they claimed to serve. Christ set the counter-example by practicing exactly what he preached. In the Christian faith, belief involves more than mere intellectual assent. Belief must be translated into behavior. The Book of James reminds us that faith, without works, is dead. James exhorts Christians to "… prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves" (James 1: 22 NASB). It is no good to proclaim faith in the risen Christ if you are unwilling to live out the implications of that faith in your daily life. This is the principle at stake before the Supreme Court. more >>
Despite an Ohio Department of Health ruling that shut down an abortion clinic two weeks ago, because it failed to meet the state's medical standards, a judge has ruled that the late-term abortion facility can stay open.
On Jan. 17, the state ordered Lebanon Road Surgery Center (better known as Women's Medical Center), to close because the abortion clinic did not have an agreement that enabled it to send patients to area hospitals "in the event of medical complications, emergency situations, or for other needs as they arise."
But last Friday, Common Pleas Court Judge Jerome Metz Jr. ruled that if the abortion clinic closed, it would pose a significant obstacle for potential patients. more >>
In the midst of the rising tide of hostility that pro-life activists are experiencing, it's important to remember that some of the most vociferous abortion advocates of the past have become prominent pro-life champions. It's a scenario that is sure to repeat itself again.
According to a January 31st report from Students for Life of America, there was so much hatred and antagonism expressed towards them at a recent demonstration that the "police officers had to form a human shield around us as we stood to represent the preborn and their mothers."
In the midst of the outpouring of anger and profanity, one of the abortion activists held up a homemade sign identifying herself as a "fetus slayer" while she tried to jump on Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. more >>
Many "Downton Abbey" fans are familiar with the show's more dour storylines: death, abandonment and betrayal, but this season Juliann Fellowes is taking the show in a different direction.
In upcoming weeks fans will see a storyline that presents rather unique opportunities for one particular character. Stop here if you do not wish to know more.
As many already know, Lady Edith Crawley is excited about her job in London and the romance with Michael Gregson. They share a night together, a first for Edith, who is clearly torn about the status of being with a married man. more >>