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Tebow Super Bowl Ad Super Disappointing

Those of us who champion the social issues and are in the trenches everyday are just aching for leaders who take a stand outside of the 700 Club or TBN.  I’m not asking for a mere human being to save the world from moral decay because we know that there is only One who can do that, but just someone to be the forceful voice in the darkness, our Moses in the wilderness.  But maybe that is asking too much in a nation where Planned Parenthood is building their biggest baby killing factory in the same city as our nation’s largest church.  One would think that Joel Osteen’s church, which draws 43,500 people per service, could cause some uproar against  this factory.  Not so, but what would one expect from a Christian church that doesn’t even have a cross.

This lack of leadership is telling when the statement of a mere beauty queen captured the nation when she stated her belief that marriage is between one man and one woman.  No one has ever been so bold in the secular arena with millions watching.  While what Carrie Prejean did was full of conviction, she has proven to be a flawed vessel just like everyone else.  Not surprising since we are the ones who are flawed but not the One who we follow.

The next fervor to appear was the anticipation of Focus on the Family’s Super Bowl commercial featuring football great Tim Tebow and his mother who was to proclaim her pro-life message of not aborting Tim when it was deemed medically necessary.  Tim Tebow has never been shy about his faith and beliefs but to my knowledge I have never witnessed Focus on the Family pull something so bold.  It was inspiring and I thought, “Yes, finally!”  The left was in an uproar, Planned Parenthood was putting on their armor, and Women’s groups were fearing that their gender would now suffer needlessly from this ad (even though they were okay with the commercials of the girls in the skimpy clothes serving beer).

There was a lot of hoopla for nothing and even though I have gotten countless emails from pro-life and pro-family groups hailing the success of the Tebow commercial, I thought it was a missed opportunity since this Super Bowl broke all records in viewership with a total of 106.5 million people tuning in.  The ad merely showed that life is precious at all stages and all life has potential.  A great message but could there have been more?

Even though I was disappointed in the commercial that Focus on the Family chose to run, I still try to look at the bigger picture.  Perhaps it wasn’t the ad itself that was important but instead it was the weeks leading up to its debut.  What the nation witnessed was the irrational opposition of the pro-aborts to a harmless message that celebrated not only life but free speech.  Another fine representation of the tolerance they champion.  Perhaps those for abortion rights protested too much over this ad.  What were they really trying to hide from the nation?  Perhaps that women are important only if they aren’t in the womb and choice is only celebrated when it doesn’t result in another life.

Maybe they should just stick to protesting the beer commercials.

Marco Rubio Rocks

Charlie Crist better watch his back because Marco Rubio is gaining in the polls for the Republican nomination for US Senate in Florida.

Haley Barbour and Michael Reagan Do Not Speak for Me

Oh the glory of living in a battleground state that holds the First in the Nation Caucuses.  It seems the GOP is laying some ground work in Iowa to prepare for the 2012 primary season.  Iowa really isn’t seeing a whole lot of presidential contenders right now but we are getting a lot of advice about who we should vote for, what principles to leave behind, and the importance of party unity.  (Notice there was no discussion about advancing the Republican party platform in there.)

The lead off batter for the GOP this summer was Governor of Mississippi and head of the Republican Governors Association, Haley Barbour.  He came to speak at a fundraiser and was he was giving a rock solid speech until he uttered this:

“There are tens of millions of pro-choice Republicans that are just as good Republicans as I am, and we need to support them,” he said, adding: “That’s what party building is about, and don’t think that is giving up your principles.”

So, the Governor from one of the most pro-life states in the country thinks that giving up your principles is not giving up your principles.

Next up to bat in Iowa for the GOP a few weeks ago was our favorite President’s son, Michael Reagan, who also spoke at a fundraiser with the image of a big tent in the horizon.  What the image of this big tent includes is mainly letting go of those issues that we can’t agree on (i.e. the social issues) in favor of party unity.  Hmmmm………..I wonder what Barbour and Reagan would say to welcoming those big government Republicans into the fold for the sake of the party even if we don’t agree with them.  I already know the answer.

I don’t know who the third batter will be for the GOP in Iowa but I already know what their message will be.  As for me, I choose principle over party and I think that the winner of the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit 2012 straw poll sums it up best.

And if you think about it, there have been so very many who have told us that what we need to do as conservatives is to abandon some of these attitudes toward the sanctity of life and traditional marriage and free enterprise, just move to the center.

Well, I’m not sure that moving to the center makes a whole lot of sense, especially when the advice is coming from people who certainly don’t have ours or the country’s best interest at heart.

 

Oops! Another Mitt Flop

Come on, sing it with me.  Oops I did it again….I think I did it again I made you believe….

Yet another flip flop from our favorite flopper, Mitt Romney.  As Governor of Massachusetts he put into place the first universal health care system in America which is now the blue print for ObamaCare.

But here’s what he’s saying now………….

FreeStrong

Dr. Bill Frist Addresses RomneyCare

Democrats Care About People (Unless You are an Old Person or a Baby)

The other day I saw a bumper sticker on a car that said I vote Democrat because they care about people.  I just had to laugh at the irony of it all.  Care about people?  Really?

The recent poster child for “caring about people” is the aide to Democrat Representative Paul Tonko of New York who admitted while talking about the health care legislation that she gets paid to read the bill for Tonko.  I guess caring about people means that you spend a trillion dollars of your constituents’ money on something you didn’t even read.

The aide then goes on to admit that “probably the best part of the bill is the increase in Hospice care which will solve the prolonging of life issue.”    It looks like Democrats care about people so much that they got both ends of the life spectrum covered.  They dole out money to snuff out life in the beginning stages and now they fund ending life sooner in the later stages.  I guess they only care about you if you meet their criteria of quality of human life.

It all makes sense.  In order for ObamaCare to even remotely work there has to be a fixed amount of people that it can cover.  How do you achieve that?  Promote abortions (which taxpayers will be footing the bill for) and dying with dignity.  To heck with you if it costs too much to keep you alive.  Remember, Democrats care about people.  Hope and Change.

The Case for Social Conservative Issues

The National Review recently came out with an article that rebuked the Republican Party for their treatment of social conservatives and made the case for why their issues need to be the focus in the coming elections.

I wonder if this means they will throw Mitt Romney under the bus next time around?

From ex-governors Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney to congressional leaders John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, most national GOP leaders seem more convinced than ever that social issues should remain on the back burner as the party seeks to rebuild for the future.

That calculus, however, may be a big mistake.

What this means for the elections of 2010 and 2012 should be clear. The present crop of GOP leaders will need to do what they have never done and move social issues front and center. The challenge involves more than simply resisting elite efforts to deconstruct matrimony and keep the abortion industry alive and kicking. It means fully recognizing the interplay between the economic and social conservatism that the party claims to represent, and holding up what Goldman terms “impoverished demography” as the key domestic concern of the 21st century.

A Tale of Two Shootings

Over the weekend it came to my attention that there may now be a federal investigation of Dr. Tiller’s murder by the Department of Justice because they believe that Scott Roeder, the killer, may not have acted alone.  Seriously, one crazy guy gets in his car and drives to Tiller’s church to finish him off and then leaves again doesn’t really sound like a conspiracy.  It sounds like just another day in America when someone goes off his rocker.

I guess if the Department of Justice wants to find others involved in the Tiller murder they would have to investigate the entire pro-life movement.  According to abortion advocates it is the pro-life community who is to blame for Roder’s actions.  When pro-lifers call abortion “murder” and show pictures of dismembered babies they are causing their advocates to go off the deep end and use violence.  Since when is the truth a crime?  Maybe if pro-lifers weren’t so peaceful the Department of Justice might not have time on their hands to look at this one case so thoroughly.

The biggest question here is why is shooting of  Tiller more of a threat than the shooting at a military recruitment center in Little Rock, Arkansas?  A Muslim convert gunned down one one soldier and wounded another because he wanted to kill as many as he could.  Have we not learned from the past that these people do not act alone?  Where else in our nation are military personnel in danger?  It seems to me that the people indoctrinated to hate Americans and to kill as many of us as they can are a lot more dangerous than one man taking it upon himself to exercise “an eye for an eye.”

It’s not the Justice department alone who is glossing over the shootings of the soldiers and highlighting Tiller’s murder.  The media did this as well along with our own President:

President Obama statement THREE DAYS after the soldiers’ shooting:

I am deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence against two brave young soldiers who were doing their part to strengthen our armed forces and keep our country safe. I would like to wish Quinton Ezeagwula a speedy recovery, and to offer my condolences and prayers to William Long’s family as they mourn the loss of their son.

President Obama’s statement ON THE DAY OF Dr. Tiller’s murder:

I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning. However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.

What is Actually Being Highlighted with Tiller’s Murder?

I have been reading statements from various pro-life and Christian organizations denouncing the actions of Dr. Tiller’s murderer and I agree that the death of Tiller at the hands of another citizen outside of the legal system is inexcusable and needs to be punished to the fullest extent of the law.  However,  Dr. Tiller was a mass murderer and I will grieve for him no more than I would have grieved over the death of Adolph Hitler.  Tiller’s family needs to be prayed for not out of sympathy over the loss their loved one, but for salvation.

By the looks of most statements from my tribe they acknowledge that the pro-life movement suffered a set back because of Tiller’s murder.  One person made a statement that his death is taking over the headlines instead of the death of millions of babies.  I would have to disagree.  When have there been headlines highlighting the murder of innocent babies while still in their mothers’ wombs?  If there was any, I missed them so I don’t believe this incident is taking over the pro-life agenda’s time in the media spotlight.

But is it really Tiller’s murder that is taking over the headlines?  It may be, but I believe that even though the intentions of the media are to drag the pro-life movement through the mud they are also doing the movement a favor.  I have always been pro-life and I have never heard the name Dr. George Tiller until now.  I did not know until his murder happened that there are doctors out there willing to kill a baby who is old enough to be viable outside of the womb.  I did not know until yesterday how these babies are actually destroyed so they cannot be labeled a homicide.  Partial-birth abortion meant nothing to me until I read about it in an article covering Tiller’s murder.  I now know exactly what it is.

How many people out there are like me?  Not realizing what horrors are out there in the field of abortion (and I’m pro-life for crying out loud) and may think it is just a mere scraping of a mass of cells.  While an abortion at that stage is just as wrong, nothing sends the message of wrongness more clearly than aborting a mass of cells that looks like a little doll and has to be killed before leaving the women’s womb because he/she can survive if delivered.  So while trying to link all pro-lifers to the crazy who took Tiller’s life the pro-aborts are also highlighting the murders that their own side allows and advocates.  The peaceful pro-life movement must carry on.

Carrie Prejean could teach Rick Warren a thing or two

All the gutless pastors, politicians, and Christian leaders should take note from this beauty queen on how to stand for principle.