New Evidence Planned Parenthood Broke Federal Law, Lied to Women by Ramona Tausz – “In response to a congressional panel’s recent discoveries regarding Planned Parenthood’s business dealings with StemExpress, leaders from pro-life organizations pleaded for the reassignment of taxpayer dollars funding Planned Parenthood.”
5 Fears That Keep Pastors from Preaching about Abortion by Mark Campbell
Death. It’s What We Do by Bradley Mattes
New Rule Requires Doctors To Treat Trans Patients As Their Pretend Sex by Maria Servold – “The consequences of a doctor’s decision not to treat a patient acting like the opposite sex now range from loss of federal funding to civil lawsuits to potential criminal investigation.”
For some Canadian women, surrogacy is sacred by Michael Cook
Surrogacy has something to offend everyone by Jennifer Roback Morse – “Whether you are progressive or conservative, feminist or pro-life, straight or gay, surrogacy is not the answer.”
The “joy” of fathering 22 donor kids by Xavier Symons
British Medical Association votes to remain opposed to assisted dying by Antony Bushfield
Parents Honor Daughter With Tea Party Instead of Funeral by Diana Bruk – “She believed ‘love is a superpower’ that could make everything all right.”
The Killer of Marital Happiness by Gary Thomas
Summer without an e-sitter – Can it be done? by Mary Cooney – “Yes, because we are already a media-free family.”
The Way This Family Handles Allowance Is Going Viral by Heather Finn – “These kids are learning more than just what money can buy.”
Sixth-grader with Down syndrome lands TV commercials, shares message of kindness by Texas Right to Life
Go Ask Dad – Face Shaving, Tie Tying, Egg Frying by Eric Metaxas – “When you want to make a point, better have your facts straight. But if you want to convince someone, I’ll show you a better way.”
Movies – Television – Video
Finding Dory: A Disney Movie With a Hidden Pro-Life Message by Michael Foust
John Piper: How to Spread a Culture of Modesty in Your Church by Katherine Weber
Worldview and Culture
“To kill or not to kill, that is the question” by Mary Le Rumeur – “A new film about Jerome Lejeune shows the drama of his life after identifying the cause of Down syndrome.”
Spell-Checking “Cisgender” – Neosexual Propaganda by John Stonestreet| – “Words have great power. They shape how we think about ourselves and the world. Even silly, made up words.”
Blind Justice(s) & Christian Witness
by James M. Kushiner, Executive Director, The Fellowship of St. James
(Source: Email, The Fellowship of St. James, 6/27/16)
Darkness continues in our nation’s capital as the Supreme Court struck down several Texas regulations pertaining to “abortion clinics.” Touchstone Senior Editor Russell Moore comments about the decision:
The abortion industry’s resentment of controls and accountability is not just a feature of post-Roe v. Wade politics. Instead, it’s an ancient kind of self-deception. In our sin, we want to keep our illusions-whatever they are-that enable us to silence the conscience within us. We want to, in short, walk in darkness. That is why ultrasound machines, waiting periods and crisis pregnancy counseling centers are all enemies of the abortion lobby. They each point to the self-evident truth that unborn babies are indeed persons with inalienable human rights.
Avoiding the light is how sinful human beings protect themselves from being exposed.
How are we to respond to this? Pray, yes, but continue to tell the truth at all times. Christianity is all about truth. And Christ is the Truth and the True Light that shines into the darkness exposing all lies wherever it falls. Christians are called to be witnesses, not to mere religious ideas or philosophy, but to the fact that Christ is the Resurrection and the Life, the Head of all things. We are witnesses to this Gospel, which is powerful. Moore:
The gospel pierces through all our efforts at self-justification. In the gospel we hear a word that both condemns our consciences and offers resurrection life.
Regardless of our circumstances as Christians, we are called to be a witness to the power of the Gospel as fact and truth in our own lives and in the culture. John the Baptist came “for a testimony (martyria), to bear witness (martyresei) of the Light” (John 1:7-8); Jesus told his Apostles they “witnesses [martyres] of these things” (facts) (Luke 24:48) John ends his Gospel “testifying” (martyron) to “these things,” which are true things. The Gospel is a public truth, glad tidings to be published. John’s Gospel and The Book of Acts are shot full of words with the “martyr” root. “Testimony, testify, bear witness.”
Martyrdom in this sense is not just the work of Apostles. “Salt and light,” a “city on a hill,” the “light of the world”–Jesus called his followers to showing forth the truth. So, regardless of the times, as John Paul II spoke into the darkness of communism in Poland and invoked the Holy Spirit, saying “Be not afraid,”so Christ tells us to not let our hearts be troubled or afraid. “The light shines in the darkness and the darkness not does overcome it.” (John 1: 5) We must bear witness to what we see, that God is the author of all life and in Christ we shall all be made alive unto eternal life. You, dear reader, are on the winning team and have a part to play.