The horror of what has been revealed in these videos recently released is almost beyond comprehension, and yet, a significant portion of our population doesn’t see a problem. Some even want the activists to be investigated rather than Planned Parenthood. Explain the rationale behind that line of thinking. Our society has become desensitized to right and wrong and we are reaping what we have sown.
How do we lose our way—as individuals and as a society? How does a doctor use his/her skills to destroy life and not see a problem? What prompted the individual to become a doctor in the first place? I am assuming in most cases that the motives to become a doctor were noble. What went wrong? Was it money? Did the study of science eliminate faith? I don’t know. Sadly, every profession has those who wander from the path. Instead of doing “good” for others they choose instead to do “well” for themselves.
The recent shootings in Louisiana and Tennessee bring people out the woodwork to push particular agendas. Armed civilians now stand guard at military offices. How ironic is that? Gun control advocates are adamant that more restrictions on guns are necessary. These shootings, and all of the others like them, are devastating events. Unfortunately, homicides are prevalent in our major cities on a daily basis. Let’s face the fact that a portion of our society does not value human life. Are more laws going to do something to change this? Don’t we already have laws making it illegal to shoot and kill other people? What is missing?
As I watch horrible events unfold day after day it becomes quite difficult to not grow cynical. The social ills that afflict our society are immense, and our safety nets seem to be filled with holes. Highly publicized shootings are only the tip of the iceberg. The suffering and grief experienced in our major cities from poverty, crime, and hopeless desperation is tragic. These are all symptoms of a deeper problem. We need a renewed faith in God.
Since 1973 we have destroyed over 56 million babies in the womb. In some cases the baby was “accidentally” born alive. What a problem this causes! Whether you leave the baby in a nice room to die alone or choose to strangle the newborn infant, the end result is the same. We as a nation have allowed this practice to continue legally for 42 years, and we have repeatedly elected officials who see to it that it remains legal. However, this is not just a political or legal problem; it is a moral problem. If civilized people can stand by and allow this type of practice to continue unabated it really doesn’t matter what our politics are. Our politics are a reflection of our culture. Selling the body parts is a logical follow-up step to the horrendous practice.
Think about it. A teenage girl needs parental consent to get a tattoo but can have an abortion without parental consent. Does anyone else see that as being a little off-balance?
The secular media has largely ignored the Planned Parenthood story. Is that because it doesn’t fit an agenda that the progressives want to push? Is it true that the media protects certain politicians and ideologies? Is there a media bias? Is there a conflict of interest because of who people know?
I recently received an e-mail that tried to make that case. I verified that the information was mostly accurate although some of it is now outdated as people have moved to different positions. I leave it as originally written to just demonstrate the numerous connections between high ranking “news professionals” and high ranking “government officials.”
ABC News executive producer Ian Cameron is married to Susan Rice, National Security Adviser. (Outdated)
CBS President David Rhodes is the brother of Ben Rhodes, President Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications.
ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman is married to former Whitehouse Press Secretary Jay Carney.
ABC News and Univision reporter Matthew Jaffe is married to Katie Hogan, President Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary. (Outdated)
ABC President Ben Sherwood is the brother of President Obama’s Special Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood.
CNN President Virginia Moseley is married to former Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Secretary Tom Nides. (It should state that Moseley is Vice President of CNN.)
Despite the obstacles and conflicts of interest in front of us, it is vital that people of faith live as faithful witnesses of Jesus Christ. We cannot cave in to those who seek to silence the Church. We must grow in wisdom, grace and holiness. We are called to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world.
The time to flavor and shine is now!