The biggest myth sold to the pro-life movement is that Republican presidents appointing Conservative justices are crucial in the fight against abortion. And yet, both Roe vs. Wade AND Planned Parenthood vs. Casey were decided with a conservative majority. Not only that, but over the last 45 years, we’ve had 9 Republican House majorities, 10 Senate majorities, and 5 Republican Presidents, none of which have been successful in ending abortion. Furthermore, time, after time, after time, after time, after time, after time, after time, after time, legislation restricting abortion was either found unconstitutional or failed to make it to law.
The same culture and media that deride sexual self-control and chastity and inundate the male public with an endless barrage of lewd speech and sexual images, from the merely tantalizing to the outright explicit, somehow also expect these same males never to engage in the talk, never to look too long at the images, or never to act out on the desires that the culture and media stimulated. This is certainly not about blaming the victim, or, for that matter, even a single perpetrator. It is much bigger than any one person or incident caught on tape. It is the result of a very long process of de-Christianization that we as a culture have chosen for ourselves. What our culture and media loathe is the very thing that they helped create. Contrary to what many have said, we in fact do have the presidential candidates that we deserve.
One of the most vexing parts of a miscarriage is the linguistics. What was lost? A baby? It feels odd to use the same term for a healthy child, but also honest, when I consider how real this being was to me. A fetus? That feels clinical and conciliatory. At times it is necessary to talk about “the tissue” or “the pregnancy,” but I could never say that this pregnancy was only tissue to me. We had a nickname for the baby; it started with a P. P made me so sick, and so proud. And now I am so, so sad.
John Acuff was right in his book, Start. Sometimes you just need to begin. Start doing what you have put off. Start doing what you know you need to do. Start doing before you have it all figured out.
Two journalists in North Dallas had the cops called on them Wednesday because they looked suspicious.
Homa Bash, an NBC5 reporter, and photographer C.J. Johnson were in Plano, a suburb of Dallas, working on a story when a police officer arrived after receiving a call about a “Hispanic-looking” woman and black man who had a “suspicious white truck.”
Some of the most financially successful religious groups – Jews, Hindus, Episcopalians, and Presbyterians – also are all among the nation’s most educated as well. These rankings, which come from our 2014 Religious Landscape Study, are based on the percentage of people within each religious group who reside in households with a yearly income of $100,000 or more.
About four-in-ten Jews (44%) and roughly a third of Hindus (36%) and Episcopalians (35%) live in households with incomes of at least $100,000. Again, these groups also have high levels of educational attainment. For instance, nearly half of Hindu adults and almost one-third of Jewish adults hold postgraduate degrees. Indeed, in addition to education, other factors, such as age, race and ethnicity also are correlated with both religion and income.
Malinda Crichton’s new house wasn’t burglarized, it wasn’t robbed — it was stolen.
Station KTXL reports the whole house was taken away under the cover of darkness.