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'Vote the Bible' IS a partisan statement

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Election officials in two states have objected to the message “Vote the Bible,” saying it may violate election law.

In a Texas voting booth, a woman was forced to cover up a shirt that read, “Vote the Bible” or relinquish her right to vote.

In Vincent, Ohio, the Lighthouse Baptist Church posted a sign that read, “Vote Life, Vote Family, Vote the Bible!” in a place clearly visible to those coming to vote. This riled some members of the small, rural community. 

A third monument also made waves on Tuesday. Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Boulder, Colorado, erected a makeshift cemetery next to a sign that read, “3,300 Abortions Daily in the USA.” 

Each of these outraged individuals of undisclosed political orientation (as though we couldn’t guess) sought to remind the public that it is illegal to engage in “electioneering” within a predetermined area of polling places.

But the Bible was not on the ballot. Why did people object that these sentiments somehow influenced voters to choose a particular candidate?

Hasn’t the Religious Left claimed for years that the Bible is open to a host of interpretations, that its members are motivated by Jesus’ words to care for “the least of these” and to protect the environment, His creation?

Hasn’t Barack Obama claimed the Sermon on the Mount would require Americans to slash defense spending and that his opposition to marriage as outlined in Genesis chapter 1 is based on the Golden Rule?

Have its members not claimed there is a “Biblical basis for being pro-choice”

Why then would they be threatened by vague messages encouraging people to vote for Biblical values?

(Click “like” if you want to end abortion! )

The reason is they know the Bible does not really support their left-wing agenda, and they are cherry picking verses to construct an artificial “Biblical” argument for their predetermined conclusions.

They do not read the Bible for discernment or enlightenment, with the goal of offering their lives to be used as God might direct.

They read the Scriptures to cobble together a divine fig leaf for their political views. But they know it is as artificial as Judas’ friendship, spiritual AstroTurf that careful examination would prove to be devoid of life or authenticity.

The bottom line is: Deep down, liberals don’t believe the Bible supports them. You shouldn’t, either.

Cross-posted at TheRightsWriter.com.


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Read the 25 rudest things women hear when they announce they’re expecting again

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If you have more children than our new, sub-replacement U.S. fertility rate of 1.88 children, you've undoubtedly heard them: rude comments about your “large” family. Whether medical personnel continually ask you about sterilization at your medical check-ups, or fellow shoppers stare at your three children like the Duggars have just walked in the store, the non-suicidal segment of the U.S. population has to deal with inappropriate and off-putting words and behavior from those slowly contracepting themselves into extinction.

In fact, this social pressure has become so commonplace that TheStir.com – which can usually be depended upon to be reliably pro-abortion – has decided the breeder-shaming has gone too far. The website has compiled the 25 rudest things women hear when they announce that they are expecting again. Among them:

  • “With my last pregnancy, my boss told me I needed to have an abortion and get my tubes tied.”

  • "So who is getting fixed after this one, you or your husband?"

  • "Don't you feel bad that you're not going to pay as much attention to your daughter now?"

  • "Again?!"

  • "You are done after this ... aren't you?"

  • "Are you sure? I mean you just had a baby."

  • “Don't you know what rubbers are?”

  • "With all the forms of birth control out there, there is no reason why someone should be pregnant if they don't wanna be." Well duh lady ... we wanted to be!

  • “My mother told my sister, ‘She’s just trying to get a reaction out of me.’”

Read the whole list here.

Cross-posted at TheRightsWriter.com.


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Stay classy: ‘Pizza and Porno’ fundraiser will benefit Planned Parenthood

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Planned Parenthood is anything but starved for funds, but it's always looking to sink its teeth into new revenue streams. And it has proven in the past that taste and decorum pose no barrier to their cashing a check.

A St. Louis man has unveiled the newest benefit for the nation's leading abortion provider: A Pizza & Porno Party.

For five dollars, people can chew gooey mozzarella while watching the 1979 porn film Hot and Saucy Pizza Girls. The Riverfront Times reports, “the money goes to Planned Parenthood.”

What could be less appetizing than watching a 35-year-old porn film in a darkened roomful of strangers? Knowing that your participation helps kill babies.

The event will take place at a bar called “The Crack Fox,” a name that exudes class, sophistication, and full compliance with all relevant health and safety regulations.

"We're trying to promote a positive attitude towards sexuality and promote the very important services of a health clinic,” Kloun said.

One of those “important functions” – at least, one of the few Planned Parenthood likes to talk about – is diagnosing sexually transmitted diseases, like those pandemic in the porn industry. One of the stars of Hot and Saucy Pizza Girls, the late John Holmes, died in 1988 from AIDS, a disease Planned Parenthood believes people have the right to conceal from their sexual partners. (Holmes reportedly exercised this option, making films after he knew he was HIV-positive.)

Periodic outbreaks of AIDS or syphilis have shut down the porn industry temporarily, and researchers at Boston University found that watching porn made young girls five-times more likely to engage in group sex. Porn mainstreams aberrant sexual practices and makes its viewers more likely to take part in risky sex that spreads disease.

In other words, this Kloun clown's fundraiser is a perfect match: imbecilic culture, low-brow “entertainment,” immature self-indulgence, and abortion – the murderous “solution” that covers up the consequences of sexual liberation.

Perhaps the most charitable thing that can be said is that this is not the most distasteful thing Planned Parenthood profits from.

Cross-posted at TheRightsWriter.com.


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Why they marched, in their own words: Cool video from M4L 2014

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WASHINGTON, D.C., January 24, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Americans who believe in the right to life rarely get to present their motivation, their beliefs, or their personality in their own words. The media brand them as "anti-abortion," or "anti-choice," selecting the least representative figures and carefully editing their quotations to fit a preconceived narrative that pro-lifers are zealots, fanatics, and extremists. But pro-life Americans have had a surprising number of opportunities to speak for themselves recently - from Lila Rose's appearance on Crossfire to the video below, produced by the Heritage Foundation.

Heritage did what real journalists used to do: Go into the field and pound the pavement, interviewing participants to ask them why they're active and what made them brave subzero temperatures to make a political statement that too often falls on deaf ears.

The end of the video features Heritage Foundation Policy Analyst Sarah Torre's analysis:

The March for Life is important because of the truth that it proclaims: that every person from the moment of conception is a distinct and living human being who has the right to life. This isn't a right that just belongs to the strong or the  powerful. It's a right that belongs to all human beings regardless of their age, dependence, or ability.

Torre is exactly right. America must recognize the truth expressed in the Declaration of Independence "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Without the Founders' unique genius that all rights are God-given and cannot be infringed by government, no right is secure.

Removing God from the Declaration of Independence, as President Obama has so often done, leaves all rights subject to the tyranny of the majority. History proves time and again that, in a godless society, politics becomes nothing more than Nietzsche's will to power, the war of each against all, and the subjugation of the weak and powerless to the strong and ruthless. That is precisely the kind of society the right to life movement is trying to avoid.

This short, inspiring video will help convey the noble intentions and heartfelt beliefs of those who marched this week. Hat's off to Heritage for producing it.


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