CommentaryTue Nov 13, 2012 - 10:22 pm EST
Crucial items missed because of US election
With the US election consuming everyone’s attention October 29 - Nov. 6, and John-Henry Westen and I on LSN business in Rome at that time, some really important LifeSiteNews stories published that week have not yet received the attention they deserve.
The LSN film interview with Reggie Littlejohn, a leader of the international coalition to free China’s blind human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, is the most significant filmed interview that we have ever recorded.
As it happened, Reggie was in my city on October 25 for a conference. I invited her over for lunch with my family and afterwards we filmed the interview in a makeshift basement studio. My wife, Bonnie, who played the role of Reggie’s off camera listener, was astonished by what she had to say. They both quietly shed tears as Reggie talked about her emotional meeting with Chen Guangcheng after working so hard for the past few years to free this incredibly courageous person whom she had never previously met.
The video is full of full of dramatic revelations and Littlejohn’s personal story about how she became involved in this international drama. It was preceded by great suffering in her life and her near death.
Littlejohn was one of the most dynamic interview subjects that we have ever filmed. Please take the time to view the three brief video segments in the report. You will learn a lot and appreciate how much this wonderful woman has sacrificed for the human rights of China’s women violently forced, at usually very late stages in their pregnancies, to abort their precious second children.
The three reports that came out of the interview are:
A P.S. to the story is that just before I filmed Reggie I didn’t realize she was going to be in Rome in a few days, at the same time Editor-in-Chief John-Henry Westen and I would be there. So, we all met again in Rome and discussions about her work continued.
Another crucial item was our report on the efforts of Sharon Slater of Family Watch International to expose the West’s and especially the Obama administration’s campaign to corrupt the cultures of developing nations.
The 5-minute video preview of “Cultural Imperialism, The Sexual Rights Agenda”, presents compelling excerpts from the 32-minute full documentary which we believe does the best job that we have ever seen in revealing what LifeSiteNews has been trying to tell the world for almost 17 years about this subject. It is highly recommended and should be shown at all pro-life, pro-family meetings everywhere. I have shown it at a few meetings in the past few weeks and the response was overwhelmingly appreciative. It is powerful.
I met Sharon at the Values Voter Summit in Washington September 14. She is a lovely woman and a real trooper for truth. We clicked immediately, fully understanding what she was about and how necessary her work is. After seeing the preview I immediately knew we had to do whatever we could to promote it. It took a while to finally get the story done, but now you have the benefit of it.
It would be a good thing if LSN readers forwarded the links to the above items to all those they know. I have to assume most will appreciate that you did so after viewing the videos and reading the stories.