A woman in Wellington, Kansas is expected to be charged with first-degree murder in the death of her son, whom she allegedly killed on Sunday night in order to protect them from this world.
Lindsey Nicole Blansett, 33, allegedly murdered her 10-year-old son Caleb while he slept. She reportedly snuck into his bedroom while he was sleeping and used a knife and rock to kill the child.
Blansett "intentionally and with premeditation" killed the boy after she "decided the boy would be better off in heaven than to face the world's problems," the police reported. "That is what we intend to prove," county attorney Kerwin Spencer told The Wellington Daily News. more >>
Before circumstances and Providence brought me to a small, Christian liberal arts college in a sleepy northern Virginia town, I spent three years studying at the University of Illinois followed by a two-year stint in the Army. Needless to say, I spent much of my early twenties participating in American party culture, and I'm lucky I made it through those years relatively unscathed.
Looking back, I made a lot of foolish decisions. I put myself in a lot of compromising situations that could have easily taken a dark turn. What I have to say in the following paragraphs, then, does not come from a place of ignorance or unsympathetic idealism. It comes from a woman who's played the game, learned many lessons, and come to realize exactly what's at stake for America's young people if something major doesn't change. It comes from a mother who knows in her heart that it's her daughter, even more than her son, who has a role to play in the change that needs to happen.
Rape is terrible. It is something that no person should ever have to experience. The way the issue is being politicized and sensationalized by feminists and their sympathizers in the media, however, is not helping matters. It is eclipsing the true nature of the problem and preventing authentic dialog from occurring. The hysterical and sometimes supremely irresponsible media coverage of this issue has created the impression that America has a rape epidemic on its hands, and hordes of feminist activists have mobilized to combat it. On college campuses across America, students are protesting what they see as institutional indifference to an extremely serious problem. A group of students at the University of Virginia participated in a "SlutWalk" protest to draw attention to the problem of rape. Protest organizer Maria Dehart explained the origins of the provocative name. "[Slut Walk]," she said, "is trying to fight against this victim-blaming, slut-shaming culture we have that sexualizes women, yet shames them for being sexual. So we were trying to take the word slut, and the movement tries to turn it around and take the shame out of it." more >>
A recently released independent investigation, which interviewed 43 former students from the Protestant Bob Jones University in South Carolina, has found that the school often discouraged self-identified victims of sexual abuse from filing police reports and instead encouraged victims to repent their "sins."
The 300-page report found that over 60 percent of those surveyed who identified as sexual abuse victims said they were either blamed or met with some sort of disparagement when they sought counseling from BJU personnel in light of their sexual abuse experiences. Additionally, the report found that 47 percent of students surveyed who also identified as sexual abuse victims claim they were either directed by school officials not to file a police report or strongly discouraged to file a report and were instead told to "deal with their own sin."
The report was conducted by the organization Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE), which was charged with providing oversight and accountability to BJU in its efforts to "identify any cases in which we need to exercise authentic repentance and demonstrate biblical love to those we have always desired to serve to the best of our ability for the Lord's sake." more >>
Kathie Lee Gifford is the latest celebrity to allege that Bill Cosby had an inappropriate interaction with her while the comedian's daughter is coming to his defense.
Cosby, the 77-year-old comedian who became popular on the 1980s and 1990s family sitcom "The Cosby Show," has recently been the subject of media scrutiny due to the rising number of allegations brought against him. Lately, a number of women have come forth, alleging that Cosby sexually assaulted them years ago.
While many women claimed Cosby drugged and raped them, Gifford's story is a bit different. The 61-year-old t.v. host, actress and singer spoke on the "Today" show about a time in the 1970s when Cosby attempted to kiss her. more >>
Blacks didn't begin rioting in America until white Communist taught them how. In fact, the Watts riots were the first urban race riots driven by blacks.
Acting a fool has never affected change for the better. Eric Garner is dead, due in part, to excessive liberal regulations. Michael Brown is dead because he beat down a cop, attempted to take his gun and then charged the officer like he was trying out for the NFL. Berkeley students burdened and trained in the art of "white privilege" are incensed because their professors tell them they should be, and though Al Sharpton has lost a lot of weight, his pockets continue to grow fat despite his irrelevancy. In the end, with the exception of more regulation to spark more protest, the riots and picket signs will all be for naught.
Recently, I decided to research the Watts riots of 1965 that took place in Los Angeles at the height of the civil rights movement. What I found may surprise you. It seems whether were talking about the Watts riot, Detroit rendition, or Ferguson, there commonality seems to be disproportionate responses based on half-truths at best. In an article written by John McWhorter in 2005 entitled "Burned, Baby, Burned," he sums up the Watts riots as the place in history "when the militant became mainstream in a 'fed-up' black America." According to McWhorter "only in the 1960s did a significant number of blacks start treating rebellion for its own sake -- rebellion as performance, with no plan of action behind it -- as political activism." more >>
Bradley William Stone, the 35-year-old Iraq war veteran who allegedly shot his ex-wife and five members of her family to death over a reportedly longstanding child custody dispute in Pennsylvania Monday, remains on the run, a day after police discovered the ghastly murders.
The last sighting of Stone was late Monday night in Doylestown Township, Pennsylvania, where authorities reported that a resident fired shots at a man who matched Stone's description according to The Morning Call.
Doylestown Township police explained that a man fitting Stone's description – white male, about 5-foot-10 and wearing camouflage clothes – demanded the car keys of a man walking his dog at about 7 p.m. Monday while armed with a knife. The man who was armed with a gun, however, sent Stone running when he fired off a few rounds at him. more >>