They Call It Patient-Centered Tissue Viewing by Bradley Mattes
What Does the COVID-19 Pandemic Have to Do With Abortion? by Jonathan Abbamonte – “For the population control movement every crisis is an opportunity to push abortion”
Anderson Cooper and the New Normal – Why Surrogacy Is Oppression by John Stonestreet and Maria Baer
End of Life
New Jersey’s Suicide Confusion by Wesley J. Smith
Movies – Television – Video
Find What’s Good in Movies by Alan Shlemon
Worldview and Culture
Why Banning Doctors With Different Ideas From YouTube Is Bad For Public Health by Hal Scherz – “Dr. Daniel Erickson and Dr. Artin Massihi questioned the conventional wisdom and YouTube banned them. Banning new ideas is dangerous to medicine, which requires experimentation.”
ICU Doctor: What I Wish People Knew About Coronavirus by Alex Hakim – “With COVID-19, it is like that clichéd scene in the movies where the scientist looks up from the microscope and says, ‘This doesn’t seem to behave like anything I’ve ever seen before.’”
Illinois gov: Churches can’t fully reopen until corona vaccine or ‘effective treatment’ developed by Calvin Freiburger – “‘We have to figure out how to live with COVID-19 until it can be vanquished,’ said Gov. Pritzker”
19 ways corona crisis has unmasked the left’s subversive agenda by John Horvat II – “The coronavirus crisis reveals the real face of the left.”
You Can’t Obey God Unless You Know What He Said by Alan Shlemon
Why So Many Governors and Other Local Officials are Violating Religious Liberty by John Stonestreet and David Carlson
The ‘What Ifs’ of History and What Might Have Been by Gary DeMar
Honor Thy Father and Mother
by R. J. Rushdoony
In a college classroom, before the instructor arrived, an angry student was expressing his disgust because his grandfather, with whom he was living, would not let him use his BMW. He declared, “I hope he croaks soon so that I can get the car.” Other students began to make similar statements about their grandparents. Then a young-looking grandmother in the class spoke up to say, “Has it occurred to any of you that you will be grandparents someday?” There was silence, but no repentance.
God tells us, in the Ten Commandments, “Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee” (Exodus 20:12). This law is a promise of life for obedience, and of death for disobedience. A society that has no respect for parents has no future, because to despise or neglect our past is to show contempt for our source of life, and for life itself: past, present, and future. Paul calls this the first commandment with the promise of life, meaning by first, the basic one (Ephesians 6:2–3). On the human scene, this is the basic law. It sets the temper for the whole of life.
Something is radically wrong with a society which furthers disrespect for parents and for the basic institution of family. It is important to remember, as Otto Scott has pointed out, that a decadent society is one which can no longer defend itself. That defense begins with the family.