In the world of Super Bowl advertising, there is one apparent guiding principle: Almost anything goes, as long as it is more entertaining than the actual game, and as long as it doesn’t enter the arena of faith or cross a pre-determined and secularly rigid ideological line. The rule of thumb seems to be that sex and sophomoric humor sell and are, thus, overwhelmingly welcome on Super Bowl Sunday. By contrast, advertisers must never consider challenging viewers to raise their perspectives above the sensual and bawdy to thoughts that are truly noble and good.
January 22 marks a tragic and somber milestone as millions of Americans across the nation observe the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which opened the door to legalized abortion and has resulted in the deaths of nearly 50 million pre-born babies over the last 37 years.
On January 18, Martin Luther King Day, pro-life demonstrators prayed silently for five hours around the perimeter of Houston’s newest Planned Parenthood abortion facility, which, when it opens for business later this year, will be the largest abortion facility in the Western World. Only China, with its mandatory “one-child-per-family” policy, has larger and more effectual abortion facilities.
I recently attended a "meet and greet" in my city with U.S Rep. Paul Hodes (D-NH) who is a candidate for U. S. Senate this year. The Congressman talked about a great many things: healthcare, the wars, education, the deficits, and mounting national debt among them. One thing that stands out in my memory, however, is his pledge to be "100 percent pro-choice."
Liberals rightly criticize America’s high rate of incarceration. Claiming to be the freest country on Earth, the United States incarcerates a larger percentage of its population than Iran or Syria. Over two million people, or nearly one in 50 adults, excluding the elderly, are incarcerated, the highest proportion in the world. Some seven million Americans, or 3.2 percent, are under penal supervision.
Planned Parenthood is opening a new abortion facility in Houston reputed to be the largest in the nation and the second-largest in the world. CNS News reports that workers are busy remodeling a six-story office building into a 78,000 square foot abortion mill, complete with a surgical wing for late-term abortions. Lou Engle, founder of The Call to Conscience, a pro-life organization, describes the enterprise as "an abortion super center."
Spanking is like milk: It does a body good — or at least a mind. No, this isn’t the conclusion of traditionalist parenting expert Dr. James Dobson but the finding of a study conducted by psychology professor Marjorie Gunnoe at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. FoxNews.com reports on the story, writing, “According to the research, children spanked up to the age of 6 were likely as teenagers to perform better at school and were more likely to carry out volunteer work and to want to go to college than their peers who had never been physically disciplined.”
A seven-year-old girl stands in the crosshairs of a bizarre custody battle between former lesbian domestic partners Lisa Miller and Janet Jenkins. The Wall Street Journal reports that Miller is the child's biological mother and conceived her by artificial insemination while living with Jenkins in Vermont, where they were joined in a civil union in 2001. Miller became a Christian in 2003, renounced the homosexual lifestyle, and moved to Virginia with her then-infant daughter, Isabella Miller-Jenkins.
A pregnant mother who apparently died during delivery and her stillborn baby both came back to life on Christmas Eve, minutes after doctors had given up hope. The family is calling it their own Christmas miracle.