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Monday, February 24, 2014

Pressure on Brit Politicians to Explain Links to "Vile" Pedophile Group

By Rick Pearcey • February 24, 2014, 06:31 AM

Guy Adams and Tim Shipman report at the UK Daily Mail:

Pressure is mounting on three Labour grandees to explain their links with a vile group that tried to legalise sex with children.

MPs, commentators and even Labour-supporting newspapers lined up yesterday to attack the silence of the party’s deputy leader Harriet Harman, her MP husband [Jack Dromey] and former minister Patricia Hewitt.

The chorus of condemnation follows the Mail’s devastating series of reports into how the trio held key roles in a human rights organisation that supported the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE).

The Mail has revealed how, before they became MPs, the three were leading officials in the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) which granted "affiliate" status to PIE and built close links with it.

"The group of predatory paedophiles was calling for the age of consent to be cut to just four," according to the Daily Mail.

In addition, the Mail reports, the "NCCL itself lobbied Parliament for the age of sexual consent to be cut to ten -- if the child 'understood the nature of the act' -- and called for incest to be legalised in what one MP dubbed a 'Lolita's charter'."

Homosex Pedophiles Get Life for Murdering Woman 
Sexual Anarchy: The Kinsey Legacy 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Chick-fil-A Gives Free Food to Motorists Stranded in Southern Snowstorm

By Rick Pearcey • January 30, 2014, 09:13 AM

From Todd Starnes:

Chick-fil-A had a captive crowd of hungry customers. So why did they give away their food?

What I Saw at Chick-Fil-A Today 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Megapastor Mark Driscoll Remains Silent Amid Plagiarism-Ghostwriting Controversy

By Rick Pearcey • December 18, 2013, 10:10 AM

Alex Murashko reports at ChristianPost.com:

A wider circle of accusations surrounding author and Seattle-based megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll that originally included plagiarism allegations by a radio talk show host, now includes claims from others tracking the saga about how ghostwriters or researchers were used and not given proper attribution. At the same time, the Mars Hill Church pastor's silence on the matter has raised intrigue and the question: How powerful is the "evangelical celebrity machine?"

"What started in late November with Janet Mefferd's accusations of plagiarism against Mark Driscoll has morphed into broader concerns over authorship and use of research materials," CP quotes Warren Throckmorton as writing over at Patheos. "This finding raises interesting questions about ghostwriting and the use of research in writing for publication. I am not aware of how wide spread this practice is but perhaps this story allows us a view behind a door not often opened," states Throckmorton.

"Throckmorton, who has been reporting daily on developments in the Driscoll alleged-plagiarism story that began three weeks ago, says that it appears that Docent Research Group consultant Justin Holcomb 'quoted the material from the New Bible Commentary and then Driscoll changed a few words and included it under his authorship. There are multiple instances of this practice throughout the memo'," CP reports.

Here is how the Docent Research Group describes some of its services: "Provide excellent sermon research for pastors who . . . Desire to inform and transform an audience . . . Need stories, metaphors and statistics that connect with their audience . . . Require a team that will execute the Pastor’s specific ideas, questions and instructions . . . Speak to culturally savvy congregations." Under "Book Summaries," Docent specifies "books or articles," promising to provide pastors "content you need to know but don’t have time to read," in "any genre" and at "any level of detail."

In addition, Christian Post reports that "well-known theologian and pastor John Piper also chimed in on the online chatter about the Driscoll matter via Twitter, and Throckmorton writes that the series of [Piper] tweets was 'apparently in response to an op-ed by Andy Crouch at Christianity Today on the Mark Driscoll plagiarism (now ghostwriting) controversy. Crouch's op-ed builds to this crescendo: The real danger here is not plagiarism -- it is idolatry'."

Francis Schaeffer: "The Central Problem of Our Age"
Oxford, Cambridge, Plagiarism and Christian Worldview 
Spiritual Corruption Watch: Andersen Book Blows Obama-Ayers Cover on "Dreams"
Francis Schaeffer: A Student's Appreciation of a Distinct Approach

Friday, September 20, 2013

On Faking It: Vladimir Putin's Ghostwriters

By Rick Pearcey • September 20, 2013, 07:42 AM

On the occasion of an op-ed that went out under Vladimir Putin's name September 11, Michael Johnson at American Spectator discusses the "utterly cynical" world of PR and ghostwriting (ghostwriting is, of course, the fine art of deceiving the public into thinking that your writing was actually "authored" by somebody else). Johnson states:

The 1100-word screed under Putin’s byline was a masterpiece of chutzpah, portraying the Russia president as a God-fearing protector of democracy and stalwart supporter of the United Nations, especially the Security Council where Russia has flagrantly used its veto since the beginning of the Syria conflict. Understandably the reaction in the West has been jaw-droppingly negative.
. . .

The greatest heat in this affair has emanated not from the American public but from the private conference rooms of Ketchum Public Relations, the U.S. agency that actually wrote it for Putin’s team. No original text in Russian has surfaced, most likely because it never existed. The few Russian publications that have picked up the story quote sparingly from the English version.

It is naïve to believe that Vladimir Putin sat down one night at his Kremlin desk and, pen in hand, dashed off this heartfelt opener reminiscent of FDR, “Recent events in Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people . . ."

One wants to say, "Oh puh-leeeeze."

"Major pronouncements such as this one, especially if placed in a major U.S. newspaper, are almost never written by the people who sign them," Johnson explains. "This is where the Ketchums of the PR industry come in. Presidents and CEOs turn to such agencies or hire expensive ex-journalists to make up their self-serving pronouncements. You can ignore the Kremlin spokesman’s quaint assurance that Putin actually jotted down the 'basic content' for this piece and let his aides flesh them out. He was probably out of the loop until late-stage drafts."

Spiritual Corruption Watch: Andersen Book Blows Obama-Ayers Cover on "Dreams" 
American Thinker: Time Blows Lid on "Secret" Sarah Palin Ghostwriter

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Court Rules: Unborn Is "Child"

By Rick Pearcey • January 12, 2013, 05:50 PM

Bob Unruh reports at WND:

A ruling from the Alabama Supreme Court has concluded that a reference in state law that prevents exposing children to dangerous chemicals also protects an unborn child.

Pro-abortion is anti-science, and unborn children should not be subjected to it.

Obama OKs Killing Unborn in Notre Dame Speech 
The Evil Religious Presidents Do 
Pro-Abort Representative Can't Bring Herself to Say "Heartbeat"

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Matt Barber: Politically Incorrect Guide to "Sexual Identity"

By Rick Pearcey • January 2, 2013, 09:33 AM

Matt Barber writes:

It’s a mixed up muddled up shook up world . . . -- The Kinks

Through the secular-”progressive” looking-glass, the term “sexual orientation” has, in a few short years, evolved to accommodate an ever-expanding fruit basket of carnal appetites.

First it was “LGB” -- liberal shorthand for “lesbian, gay and bisexual.” Then they added a “T” for “transgender.” That’s cross-dressing. You know, fellas like 45-year-old Clay Francis (aka, “Colleen”).

Mr. Francis enjoys macramé, long walks on the beach, wearing lady knickers and showering fully nude with 6-year-old girls.

Because it’s illegal to “discriminate based on the basis of gender identity,” and since it’s the only “tolerant” thing to do, this brave bellwether of the persecuted LGBT victim-class has secured the “civil right” for him and other men to fully expose themselves to your daughter in the locker room at Olympia, Washington’s Evergreen State College.

But slow down, Dad. According to the law, if you have a problem with Mr. Francis baring all to your baby girl, then you’re the problem. You’re a “transphobe” (“homophobia’s” evil twin sister, er, brother . . . whatever). Deck this sicko for terrifying your first-grader and you’re off to jail while “Colleen” is off to the “Human Rights Campaign” for a commendation as the latest victim of an “anti-LGBT hate crime.”

Rosa Parks in drag, I guess.

But to make sure they didn’t miss anyone, pooh-bahs over at Child Corruption Central added a “Q” to the “sexual orientation” mix. In case some fifth-grader in Ms. Adamsapple’s health class gets the urge to “taste the rainbow” (and I don’t mean Skittles), the catch-all term “questioning” was tacked on.

Gotta meet those recruiting quotas.

According to the “gay” activist group GLSEN, sexuality is “fluid” and “may change over time.” Unless, of course, you’re already “gay,” and then change is impossible, fixed and immutable. Like that hotel in California, “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.”

Nobody said it’s supposed to make sense.

Still, because “progressives” aren’t progressive unless they’re progressing toward progress, this nonsensical alphabet soup of sexual deviancy has ballooned to a marvelous “LGBTQQIAAP.”

No kidding.

The latest word salad in the counter-”heterosexist” war against “heteronormativity” (yes, they consider these real things) is “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Allies, and Pansexual.”

In Canada, they’ve added "2S" which means: “Two-spirit. The visionaries and healers of aboriginal (sic) communities, the gay and lesbian shamans.”

Well, duh.

I just can’t believe these closed-minded bigots left out members of the mistreated “BDSM” community (Bondage, Discipline, Sadism and Masochism). That’s OK, I guess. Being mistreated is their whole shtick, right? Or maybe they’re covered under “P” for “pansexual.” That means, more or less, that if the mood strikes, you’ll take a roll in the hay with anyone or anything in any way imaginable (or unimaginable).

Speaking of rolls in the hay, don’t put away your alphabet soup decoder ring just yet. It looks like we’ll soon be adding another “B” to the mix.

The late “gay” activist icon Frank Kameny -- a pervert before his time -- endorsed the practice of bestiality a few years ago. He called sex with animals “harmless,” saying that “as long as the animal doesn’t mind -- and the animal rarely does -- I don’t mind, and I don’t see why anyone else should.”

So we’ve further lowered the bar from “consenting adults” to “consenting adults and hoofed mammals.” How does that work? Bestiality is OK, but “neigh” means “neigh”?

In today’s frenzied struggle for unfettered sexual license cleverly couched as “civil rights,” we shouldn’t be surprised, then, that oppressed peoples representing all form of “sexual orientation” are lining up for their slice of “equality” pie.

Yes, even, um, animal lovers. According to a recent report by Florida’s Gainesville Sun, for instance, “Lawyers representing a Marion County man accused of sexual activity with a miniature donkey have filed a motion asking a judge to declare the Florida statute banning sexual activities with animals unconstitutional.”

“Carlos R. Romero, 32 . . . is accused of sexual activities involving animals, a first-degree misdemeanor, after he allegedly was found in a compromising position in August with a female miniature donkey named Doodle.”

First of all, I was offended by the article’s insensitive use of the term “miniature donkey.” I believe, if I’m not mistaken, the preferred nomenclature is “little horse.”

Still, I was especially struck -- though not surprised -- by the legal arguments Romero’s lawyers ponied up. They claimed “that the statute infringes upon Romero’s due process rights and violates the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment in the U.S. Constitution.”

“By making sexual conduct with an animal a crime, the statute demeans individuals like Defendant (Romero) by making his private sexual conduct a crime,” they wrote.

Right. The statute demeans Romero.

“The personal morals of the majority, whether based on religion or traditions, cannot be used as a reason to deprive a person of their personal liberties,” the attorneys wrote.

This line of argument is directly from the homosexual activist playbook -- the rationale adopted by the majority in the landmark Lawrence v. Texas case. In Lawrence, the U.S. Supreme Court manufactured, for the first time in history, a constitutional “right” for men to sodomize each other.

So why not Doodle?

In his characteristically brilliant dissent, Justice Antonin Scalia forecast exactly what’s happened in the decade since: “State laws against bigamy, same-sex marriage, adult incest, prostitution, masturbation, adultery, fornication, bestiality and obscenity are likewise sustainable only in light of Bowers’ validation of laws based on moral choices,” he wrote. “Every single one of these laws is called into question by today’s decision.”

Predictably, polygamists and incestuous siblings are now clamoring for so-called “marriage equality” based on Lawrence. At this rate, there’s little doubt they’ll get it.

Once our culture decides, as a matter of course, that all morality is relative, all bets are off. Once we determine, as a matter of law, that people are entitled to special privilege because they subjectively define their identity based upon deviant sexual proclivities and behaviors, moral, legal and cultural anarchy are inevitable.

The brave new world is upon us.

Matt Barber (@jmattbarber on Twitter) is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. He serves as vice president of Liberty Counsel Action. (This information is provided for identification purposes only.)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sex Therapists Want to Legalize "Virtual" Child Porn

By Rick Pearcey • November 19, 2012, 03:50 PM

Ian Sparks reports at the UK Daily Mail:

Two sex therapists have sparked outrage in the Netherlands by calling for "virtual" child porn to be legalized to relieve the urges of paedophiles.

Amsterdam hospital sexologists Rik van Lunsen and Erik van Beek claim allowing perverts to view drawings or computer-generated images of children would "regulate their desires."

The sexual revolution is built on the concept that human beings are merely animals (as opposed to human beings endowed by the Creator with "certain unalienable rights"), who therefore respond as such in a whole range of circumstances, including sexual circumstances.

Throw on top of this ill-formed worldview the academic socially contrived construct of "sexual orientation" and you have a rationale for treating child porn and adult-child sex and just another kind of orientation ("God," nature or society "made me this way!") that shalt not be judged, because, after all, we're all merely animals in the final analysis.

The so-called sexual revolution is a regressive reactionary devolution too small in its worldview for the dignity and freedom of actual human beings created in the image of God.

Yes, San Franciso, there is a difference between diversity and perversity. The pursuit of happiness has nothing to do with the sexual pursuit of your neighbor's children. A humane and civil society knows the difference.

Sexual Anarchy: The Kinsey Legacy
"Evil": Attendees at Prominent Pro-Pediphilia Conference Horrified by Sessions
HHS: "Children Are Sexual Beings -- Even Infants" 
Humane Worldveiw vs. Kiddie Pole Dancing
Rolled Model: Tennis Pro Harkleroad "Proud of My Body"

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Judge Approves of Texas Plan to Defund Planned Parenthood

By Rick Pearcey • October 27, 2012, 11:01 AM

Kirsten Andersen reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to hear Planned Parenthood's complaint about a Texas law that bars their participation in the state’s Medicaid program on Thursday, allowing Texas to withhold state funds from the abortion provider.

Planned Parenthood argued unsuccessfully that the law violates Medicaid patients’ constitutional rights.

The “ruling affirms yet again that in Texas the Women’s Health Program has no obligation to fund Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform or promote abortion,” said Governor Rick Perry celebrating the decision.

“In Texas we choose life, and we will immediately begin defunding all abortion affiliates to honor and uphold that choice.”

Bravo, Texas! You are on the right side of science, ethics, and reality-oriented language, not to mention the rules of freedom as expressed in the Declaration and U.S. Constitution.

And bravo, Texas! For standing up to Planned Parenthood, which is neo-fascist and immoral and extremist in its bloody profitable practice of imposing torture and death upon innocent human life. 

And shame on you, Planned Parenthood. Keep your reproductive fascism off the bodies of the "least of these." And quit trying to steal funds entrusted into our stewardship by the Creator so that you can selfishly profit in death.

Church Sign: "Abortionists Target Black Babies"
Pro-Abort Activist Can't Bring Herself to Say "Heartbeat"
Abortofascism and Free-Market Homicide

Obama's HHS "Grooming" Your Children for Sex

By Rick Pearcey • October 27, 2012, 09:37 AM

Attorney and columnist Matt Barber writes:

My dear friend and colleague Dr. Judith Reisman, a visiting law professor at Liberty University School of Law, recently guest lectured during “Sexual Behavior and the Law,” a course I teach. Dr. Reisman’s lecture was filmed by CSPAN and will be airing soon.

In past years, Dr. Reisman has served as scientific consultant to four U.S. Department of Justice administrations, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She is a world renowned expert on the discredited research of bug doctor turned “sexologist,” Alfred Kinsey.

Kinsey, though married to a woman who took part in his many filmed “scientific” orgies, was a promiscuous homosexual and sadomasochist. He managed to completely upend and twist the world’s perception of human sexuality in the 1950s and ’60s with his world famous “Kinsey Reports.”

Even today, most are completely unaware that during his tenure at Indiana University, Kinsey facilitated, with stopwatches and ledgers, the systematic sexual abuse of hundreds, if not thousands, of children and infants -- all in the name of science.

Among other things, Kinsey asserted that children are "sexual from birth." He further concluded, based upon experiments he directed and documented in his infamous Table 34, that adult-child sex is harmless, even beneficial, and described child “orgasm” as “culminating in extreme trembling, collapse, loss of color, and sometimes fainting. . . ." Many children suffered “excruciating pain,” he observed, “and [would] scream if movement [was] continued.” Some “[would] fight away from the [adult] partner and may make violent attempts to avoid climax, although they derive[d] definite pleasure from the situation.”

Yeah. Sounds like it.

It’s little wonder that Dr. Reisman identifies Kinsey as a “sexual psychopath.” These children were as young as 2 months old.

Disturbing though that may be, what’s equally disturbing is that nearly all of today’s liberal “comprehensive sex education” curricula -- such as that pushed by groups like the National Education Association (NEA), Planned Parenthood and the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Education Network (GLSEN) -- is derived entirely from the criminally fraudulent research of Alfred Kinsey.

But even more troubling is a recent discovery by Dr. Reisman. She found that the Obama administration, which fully embraces the debunked Kinsey sex-education model, has begun pushing a curriculum that, in many ways, eerily mirrors the “FBI Molester Grooming Paradigm.”

In short, she found that both Obama’s HHS and many public sex-education programs are doing to children, constructively, what pedophiles do to “groom” them for sex. . . .

HHS: "Children Are Sexual Beings -- Even Infants"
Obama "Safe Schools" Chief Recommends XXX Child Porn for Classroom Reading

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Justin Bieber's Mother Was Encouraged to Abort -- and Refused

By Nancy Pearcey • September 19, 2012, 10:51 PM

From LifeNews.com: 

Prior to becoming pregnant, [Bieber's mom] Mallette suffered sexual abuse, a subject she discusses in her new book, “Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber’s Mom.” Of that abuse, Mallette told Gifford, “I’ve learned it’s normal and natural for anybody who’s been through sexual abuse to carry that shame and that blame and feel like there’s something wrong with you. So I definitely carried that.”

The shame was so much Mallette attempted to kill herself. She told Gifford that the suicide attempt was “a culmination of, you know, built up over the years with the abuse and the pain and at the time I was messed up with all the drugs and alcohol. I was in a depression and the drugs and alcohol kind of spurred that on some more."

By the age of 17, Mallette became pregnant with Justin, and at the time, she was encouraged to abort the baby. Of course, Mallette said that was an option she couldn’t consider. “I just knew I couldn’t. I just knew I couldn’t. I just know I had to keep him,” she told Gifford. “And, do the best. I -- you know, I didn’t know how I was going to do it. But I just knew that I couldn’t -- I couldn’t abort. I had to do my best. I had to see what I could do. And I was determined to do whatever it took.

The full interview aired September 18-19 on the Today Show.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Feds Seek Prison Time for Obama "Hope" Poster Artist

By Rick Pearcey • September 6, 2012, 08:42 AM

At The Smoking Gun:

Federal prosecutors want Shepard Fairey, the artist who created the Barack Obama “Hope” poster, to serve time in prison following his misdemeanor conviction for destroying and fabricating documents in connection with a civil lawsuit over the iconic campaign image. . . .

Fairey . . . has admitted destroying electronic records and creating fake documents in an effort to thwart a copyright lawsuit brought by the Associated Press, which contended that Fairey had based the “Hope” image on a photo taken by an AP lensman.

Plagiarism is an "act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author's work as one's own, as by not crediting the original author," states Dictionary.com. This would include "a piece of writing or other work reflecting such unauthorized use or imitation."

Note, however, one can plagiarize even if there is an under-the-table "authorization" to allow it (sometimes protected by a contract's "nondisclosure clause"). Ghostwriting, for example, is often preceded by a legal agreement in which a "big name" pretend author agrees to take credit for work in fact authored by the "ghost." 

The true authorship of the book is hidden from the reading public, for any number of rationalizations. Both the "author" and real writer (and their lawyers and organizations and publishers) have thereby agreed to deceive and manipulate to achieve some desired end (book sales, image enhancement, influence, etc.).

Being known as an "author," or having a list of 20 or 30 books he or she has "written," can do wonders for one's speaking fees, the status of one's organization, the rehabilitation of one's besmirched image, and the "legacy" you've carefully crafted for years so that all remains well when you're dead and gone.

It's all "nice and legal," but unethical. Two wrongs do not make a right. Even if "legal." Even if agreed to by consenting adults. This is true even if some big "Christian" celebrity's name (often PRed as a "spiritual giant") is stuck on the front of the book. Or on the front of 30 books.

Francis Schaeffer -- "The Central Problem of Our Age"
Oxford, Cambridge, Plagiarism, and Christian Worldview
Francis Schaeffer: A Student's Appreciation of a Distinct Approach

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Atlantic Defends "Evil Hook-Up" Culture

By Rick Pearcey • August 28, 2012, 02:07 PM

In an explicit article titled "Boys on the Side," Hanna Rosen writes in The Atlantic:

America has unseated the Scandinavian countries for the title of Easiest Lay. We are, in the world’s estimation, a nation of prostitutes. And not even prostitutes with hearts of gold.

Is that so bad?

In Rosen's view, not only is this not "so bad," it's progress -- female progress. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Giant "Pro-Choice" Vaginas Greet Republican Convention

By Rick Pearcey • August 27, 2012, 06:34 PM

"Giant, walking vaginas have descended upon the Republican National Convention," reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Question is: How about some giant dismembered baby body parts to go along with your nifty giant vaginas, girls?

I didn't think so.

Meanwhile, said the fetus: Mommy, please keep your choices off my body.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Richard Dawkins Defends Idea of Having Mistress

By Rick Pearcey • August 21, 2012, 11:02 AM

And lying about cheating, too.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Church Sign: "Abortionists Target Black Babies"

By Rick Pearcey • June 22, 2012, 07:58 AM

Billy Hallowell writes at The Blaze:

Macedonia Baptist Church in Columbia, North Carolina, is turning heads with a new pro-life sign posted outside the house of worship. Rather than merely standing in opposition to abortion, the message alleges that abortion providers purposefully target African Americans -- a charge that is regularly waged against Planned Parenthood, among other groups.

"Ultimate Racism -- Abortion Targets Black Babies," reads the sign, which was posted last Thursday.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pro-Homosex Black Church Loses Members, Faces Foreclosure

By Rick Pearcey • June 7, 2012, 09:18 AM

Billy Hallowell write at The Blaze:

The Rev. Oliver White of Grace Community United Church of Christ in St. Paul, Minnesota, has lost two-thirds of his congregation. The mass exodus from his pews started back in 2005 when he voted in favor of [so-called] gay marriage at the national United Church of Christ assembly meeting. Following his support for the measure, the majority of his 320-member flock was flabbergasted and left the church.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Dobson: I Won't Bow to "Wicked" Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • June 5, 2012, 11:46 AM

Chelsea Schilling reports at WND:

Dr. James Dobson is taking a defiant stand on Obamacare and issuing a loud and clear message to President Obama: "I WILL NOT pay the surcharge for abortion services. . . . So come and get me if you must, Mr. President. I will not bow before your wicked regulation."

Monday, May 21, 2012

Big Upset at Big Ministry

By Rick Pearcey • May 21, 2012, 11:32 AM

Becky Yeh reports at OneNewsNow:

Internal documents filed against the world's largest Christian broadcasting network were quickly sealed by the ministry in the midst of allegations of wrongdoing.

Brittany Koper, the granddaughter of Trinity Broadcasting Network's Paul and Jan Crouch, filed documents detailing allegations of financial abuse and scandals within the ministry.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sex, Lies, and Obama

By Rick Pearcey • May 14, 2012, 07:25 AM

Robert Knight sheds light on the White House Occupier's "wicked marriage proposal."

Monday, March 5, 2012

Limbaugh vs. the Party of Subsidized Sin

By Rick Pearcey • March 5, 2012, 03:10 PM

George Neumayr writes at American Spectator:

Babbling incessantly about a fictitious "war on women," Barack Obama and his band of hubristic hedonists play the victim even as they rape the freedom and conscience rights of the religious. Obamacare's decree that the religious pay for the promiscuity of their employees and students represents the greatest government-directed assault on religious liberty in the history of America.

The audacity of the president's secularist hope -- which is nothing more than a totalitarian power grab against the Catholic Church and other denominations -- is despicable. The GOP should apologize for nothing in this battle of the culture war and take the fight to him. Portray him every day as an enemy of religion and conscience rights. And do not surrender one inch to a mau-mauing media of anti-religious bigots who do his bidding day in and day out.

Far more troubling than Rush Limbaugh's comment about Sandra Fluke is the cowardice of country club Republicans who refuse to join the talk show host in denouncing Obama for his war on religion. If anybody deserves an apology from Rush, it is prostitutes. They pay for their birth control themselves, and, unlike Fluke, they don't demand that the clergy underwrite their carnal activities.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Starbucks Officially Anti-Family, Anti-Creator

By Rick Pearcey • January 30, 2012, 07:57 PM

LifeSiteNews reports:

In news that will come as a heavy blow to many coffee lovers, Starbucks has officially backed homosexual "marriage."

In a January 24 letter to U.S. partners, Kalen Holmes, Starbucks executive vice president, expresses support for the homosexual “marriage” legislation in Washington State. The “important legislation,” says Holmes “is core to who we are and what we value as a company.”

Now that Starbucks is selling homosexualist kool-aid, pro-family folks who respect the Creator's liberating norms for human sexuality and married life may want to exercise the stewardship of their coffee funds at more civilized locales.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Confessions of a Recovering Lesbian

By Rick Pearcey • January 20, 2012, 03:13 PM

Dawn Wilde writes:

"I am a 37-year-old Catholic woman who has been happily married for nearly 15 years. We have five children that I homeschool. I also struggle daily with same-sex attraction."

Thursday, January 19, 2012

NH House Votes Tax Funds Away From Planned Parenthood

By Rick Pearcey • January 19, 2012, 07:54 AM

Kathleen Gilbert reports:

The New Hampshire House of Representatives on Wednesday morning voted to put Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers at the bottom of the list of eligible recipients of state family planning funds, further frustrating efforts by the Obama administration to keep the local abortion branch afloat.

Lawmakers passed HB 228 by a margin of 207 to 147, prioritizing state-controlled family planning dollars away from abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood. The funding is now prioritized to public and private entities that provide comprehensive health care to women and do not perform abortions. . . .

The measure represents the latest move in a tug-of-war between the state and the Obama administration over funding of Planned Parenthood.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Moral Case for Capitalism

By Rick Pearcey • December 14, 2011, 08:31 AM

John Hayward writes at Human Events:

Freedom means choice, does it not? A free man chooses how to use his time, and dispose of his property. In other words, a free man owns his capital. Ask the people who spend their days denigrating capitalism to refute that simple truth, and watch the supposed moral superiority of collectivism dissolve before your eyes.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bricks of Tolerance: "Gay" Hate Vandalizes Church, Threatens More Violence

By Rick Pearcey • October 15, 2011, 07:17 PM

Drew Zahn reports at WND:

In the early morning hours, on the eve of a banquet desgned to expose the homosexual activist agenda, security cameras on the campus of the Christian Liberty Academy, a school run by the Church of Christian Liberty in Arlington Heights, Ill., captured what may be a prominent example of an anti-Christian "hate crime."

An unknown vandal or vandals threw chunks of concrete bricks through the school's entryway with a message protesting the banquet, which was planned by Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, or AFTAH, to honor pro-family activist and author of The Pink Swastika, Dr. Scott Lively.

Upon the concrete bricks were written the words "Shut down Lively," and the vandals included a note theatening more violence if the church and school didn't stop hosting such "homophobic" guests.

"This is just a sample of what we will do if you don't shut down Scott Lively and AFTAH," the note reads. "F--- Scott Lively. Quit the homophobic s---!" 

Pro-Abort Representative Can't Bring Herself to Say "Heartbeat"

By Rick Pearcey • October 15, 2011, 01:05 PM

John Jalsevac writes at LifeSiteNews:

The other week I drew attention to a shocking video in which a number of Planned Parenthood representatives repeatedly urged university students to ignore the science about when life begins. Not only did they suggest that the science has no bearing at all upon the debate about abortion, but they appeared even to cast doubt on the very ability of science to learn for certain key facts about the unborn child -- such as when the heartbeat begins.

Now comes another video, in which a leading lawmaker, a Representative in the United States House of Representatives, struggles to find a way to describe a bill in Texas that requires doctors to allow women to listen to the heartbeat of their unborn child before deciding to have the child killed through an abortion.

Of course, the fact that an unborn child has a heartbeat is deeply problematic for pro-aborts (“blobs of tissue” don’t generally have heartbeats), so how does Rep. Sheila Jackson manage to obscure this reality? She says that the bill allowed women to listen to “uh, sounds that, uh, might discourage this needed action."

Abortofascism is a cult that cannot stand the sunlight of scientific fact or ethical principle. It is a barbarism of blood and greed that no person of balance or good will could possibly and knowably embrace.    

Why Pro-Abortion Is Anti-Science

Friday, September 2, 2011

Two Planned Parenthood Abortion Workers Quit This Week

By Rick Pearcey • September 2, 2011, 08:24 AM

"Two Planned Parenthood abortion clinic workers have left their jobs this week, according to former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson," reports LifeSiteNews.com. "Johnson posted the good news yesterday on her Facebook page."

Friday, August 26, 2011

Polygamy Watch: The Big Same-Sex "Marriage" Lie

By Rick Pearcey • August 26, 2011, 08:12 AM

"I have to laugh every time a same-sex marriage apologist suggests a society can somehow, arbitrarily, without consequences and further confusion, redefine marriage as an institution between two people of either sex," writes Joseph Farah at WND.

"For instance, if marriage is a discriminatory institution because it prohibits same-sex couplings, why would it not be discriminatory to prohibit more than two people from participation?

"It's an obvious question avoided by both the advocates of same-sex marriage and those with a laissez faire attitude toward adoption of the most radical social transformation in the history of the world."

Homosexist extremists apparently couldn't care less, but it is nevertheless true: Let no man join together what God has separated.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sexual Anarchy: The Kinsey Legacy

By Rick Pearcey • August 25, 2011, 08:09 AM

Judith Reisman and Mary McAlister write:

Our children are under attack by an insidious and virulent enemy.

On August 17, 2011, more than 50 activists attended a conference for “minor-attracted adults,” i.e., pedophiles, which sought to eliminate the “stigma” attached to pedophilia and to redefine pedophilia as a normal “sexual orientation.”

The United States Department of Justice has determined that 64 percent of forcible sodomy victims are boys under the age of 12 and that 58,200 children were kidnapped by non-family members in 1999.

So-called “experts” in the field of human sexuality claim that children are sexual not only from birth, but even in the womb and are willing participants in sexual acts with adults.

Read the entire story at LifeSiteNews.com.

"Evil": Attendees at Prominent Pro-Pediphilia Conference Horrified by Sessions 
HHS: "Children Are Sexual Beings -- Even Infants"

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"Evil": Attendees at Prominent Pro-Pedophilia Conference Horrified by Sessions

By Rick Pearcey • August 24, 2011, 07:41 AM

LifeSiteNews reports:

Pro-family advocates who attended a controversial pro-pedophilia conference in Baltimore last week say they were profoundly shaken by what they saw and heard.

“As a former law enforcement officer I’ve dealt with situations involving suicide, homicide and other violence. That said, I’ve never felt the level of spiritual oppression and evil that I felt in that room,” Liberty Counsel Action Vice President Matt Barber told LifeSiteNews.

See also: "HHS: Children Are Sexual Beings -- Even Infants."

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Race-Targeted Abortion

By Rick Pearcey • July 20, 2010, 06:36 AM

"Since its forced legalization in 1973, more African-Americans have been killed by abortion than have died of AIDS, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and violent crime combined," Mike Keller writes at American Thinker.

"One need not dig deep to see that this is not by accident," Keller argues. "Abortion now kills more African-Americans every four days than the Ku Klux Klan killed in over 150 years. In fact, today abortion stands as the number one cause of death in the African-American community."

Black Christian News: Planned Parenthood Targets Baltimore Blacks With Misleading Advertising

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Most Teens Are Virgins: Study

By Rick Pearcey • July 14, 2010, 02:27 PM

LifeSiteNews.com reports:

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention released a new study last month showing that most teens are virgins -- which American Life League (ALL) has said contradicts propaganda disseminated by sex-education giant Planned Parenthood.

"This study has huge significance for our nation's public and even private schools -- many of whom have been regurgitating Planned Parenthood's dangerously inaccurate sex-education curriculum," said Judie Brown, president of ALL.

In the 2006-2008 period, 58 percent of never-married teen girls and 57 percent of never-married teen boys between the ages of 15 and 19 reported that they had never had sexual intercourse.

The numbers did not substantially change since a similar report was released in 2002. The reason most often cited for abstaining was that it is "against religion or morals."

ALL says that the CDC report, entitled "Teenagers in the United States: Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Child Bearing, National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)," debunks Planned Parenthood's constant mantra that most teens will not abstain.

In particular the pro-life organization points to the words of Planned Parenthood Federation of America vice president of medical affairs, Vanessa Cullins, from a YouTube video directed toward teens: "Admit that you are a sexually active individual like most of us, and that you are going to have sex and that you need to take precautions in order to stay healthy."

ALL says that the report builds a solid case against Planned Parenthood's promotion of sex education devoid of morality or religious influence -- except for the "secular humanism" espoused by Planned Parenthood.

The report also revealed that "the vast majority of never married teenagers had not had intercourse in the month before the survey (76% of females and 79% of males, unchanged from 2002.)"

The number of "sexually experienced" teens peaked in 1988 at 51%.  The steady decline in sexually active teens coincides with the popularity and availability of abstinence education in the 1990s and into the 2000s.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Elena Kagan Morally Blind?

By Rick Pearcey • July 3, 2010, 08:20 AM

James Lewis writes at American Thinker:

Elena Kagan has now admitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee that as a Clinton lawyer in 1997, she fraudulently revised an official medical opinion by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The medical society was going to publicly reveal that "its panel of experts found no circumstances in which the (partial birth abortion) procedure was the only option for saving the life of a woman."

In a secret memo, she wrote that "This, of course, would be a disaster[.]"

Kagan therefore secretly revised the language so the final statement in 1997 claimed that the partial-birth abortion "may be the best and most appropriate procedure in particular circumstances to save the life or preserve the health of the woman."

"This was a pernicious life," Lewis concludes. "The medical panel originally said that was false. Kagan substituted her own judgment for a medical consensus." 

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Obama Pushes Pro-Homosex Agenda, "Suspending Power of Congress"

By Rick Pearcey • June 23, 2010, 09:53 AM

CNSNews.com reports:

Without action by Congress, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced that his administration will issue regulations applying the Family and Medical Leave Act to homosexual couples and requiring most hospitals to allow homosexuals to visit their partners.
One conservative group criticized the White House for handing out "political favors" to the homosexual lobby -- and vastly expanding presidential power in the process.
"Piece by anti-democratic piece, the White House is executing its plan for a vast expansion of presidential power," the Family Research Council said. "What this administration has accomplished is nothing less than suspending the power of Congress."

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Obama Fatherhood Proclamation Mentions "Families" With "2 Fathers"

By Rick Pearcey • June 22, 2010, 01:28 PM

As information in this report from CNSNews.com reveals, the hapless White House occupant currently known as Barack Obama continues to impose his private, intolerant, and intellectually vapid morality upon a people created in the image of God and a society formed and founded upon the basis of liberating norms rooted in verifiable information from the Creator. 

Fortunately, "We the People" have the unalienable right and responsibility from our true Creator to protect our families and therefore to remove from office any fool or screwball who says in his heart and expresses in his policy the anti-American "anti-value" that preaches the death of the God of the Founders and Declaration.  

And by the way, that "We the People" includes you, Reverend. And if you're a mega-preacher hiding your lamp under a mega-pulpit in a mega-church, think of it this way: Love thy neighbor.

We are under extremist assault from within, America, by a president and an ethos that reject the Creator's glorious structural norms for family life, not to mention the other "blessings of liberty." Our only hope is to repel this internal assault upon the enduring American mainstream and to replace it with the only known and verified vision-for-freedom and dignity under God available to man.

The Obama regime is a manmade, self-imposed disaster of epic proportion. We need to get in there and clean it up.

Saving the family environment is an ongoing mandate commissioned by Heaven. Obama may not like it, but don't worry. He's just the hired help. He serves at our pleasure.

Joe Barton and the Betrayal of the Republicans

By Rick Pearcey • June 22, 2010, 07:54 AM

Deborah B. Sloan writes at American Thinker:  

There is no greater injustice than punishment of a man for doing something good, and no more loathsome cowardice than when those responsible for defending good sacrifice their cause to accommodate an uncompromising evil. But this type of betrayal is not uncommon for the Republican leadership, and it happened again last week in Congress.

Thursday's House committee hearings with BP CEO Tony Hayward consisted mostly of the empty political grandstanding one would expect from this type of proceedings, characterized by Mark Levin as Soviet-style show trials. 

There was an exception, however, when Representative Joe Barton spoke out against the Obama regime for extorting $20 billion from BP -- without due process -- to be distributed by an Obama appointee as compensation no only to Gulf residents harmed by the oil leak, but also those left unemployed by Obama's moratorium by fiat on all offshore drilling operations.

This was not to say that the Gulf residents shouldn't be compensated, but that the manner in which the funds were expropriated is reprehensible, and it is outrageous for the government to force a private corporation to finance a moratorium imposed by the president.

Update: See also, "Bless Joe Barton, Good-Bye GOP," published at The Pearcey Report.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ex-Porn Star on Capitol Hill

By Rick Pearcey • June 17, 2010, 10:14 AM

"Porn destroys human lives and is destroying our nation," says Shelly Luben, founder of the Pink Cross Foundation, in town for a briefing at the U.S. Capitol.

Private choices have public consequences. Always have, always will. Some choices emancipate, others enslave.

This holds true for politicians, ministry leaders, entertainers, and the neighbor next door. To be a person is to externalize one's inner thought world, whether that world is one of light and truth or of darkness and destruction. 

This is inescapable and cannot be legislated away. And you can be sure that those who are stumbling as persons in the arena of their private lives will be weakened, if not failing, as persons in the arena of their public lives. 

More quickly than one might think, this can mean the difference between freedom and unfreedom, the difference between self-government and a boot on the throat. The destiny of nations begins at home.  

Rolled Model: Tennis Pro Harkleroad "Proud of My Body" 
Bruni-Sarkozy and the Unbearable Lightness of Nudity

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

President Lied to the American People About Oil

By Rick Pearcey • June 16, 2010, 04:20 PM

"Blatantly False" -- Contrary to what the President of the United States said last night on TV from the Oval Office, in a nationwide address to the American people, "we are not running out of places to drill on land and in shallow water," writes Chad Stafko at American Thinker.

"In fact," Stafko continues, "It is due to the President's party of extreme environmentalists that BP had to drill some 40 miles from the coastline in deep waters to extract oil."

Another Abortcentration Camp Bites the Dust

By Rick Pearcey • June 16, 2010, 08:07 AM

The Beacon Women's Center in Montgomery, Ala., was a "shop of horrors" that couldn't pass state inspections.

How many preborn American citizens with the constitutional and God-given unalienable rights to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" were slaughtered there so "pro-choice" fascist abortion fat cats could reap obscene profts?

How about plugging that literally damned hole in the American soul across the nation, Mr. Obama?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Charlie Crist Removes Pro-Life Message From Website

By Rick Pearcey • June 8, 2010, 04:36 PM

Why? La Shawn Barber at Michelle Malkin's website notes that the current Fla. guv and U.S. Senate candidate has to decide -- this week -- whether to sign a bill that requires 1st-trimester pregnant women in Florida to view an ultrasound of their child, or hear a description of such a child, before they decide to go ahead and kill that thing.

Exceptions are allowed for "rape, incest, or domestic violence" -- circumstances of conception that babies generally are not able to control and therefore, one might think, fairness and justice suggest they not suffer the inordinate penalty of capital punishment by dismemberment or other ACLU-approved methods of social justice.

Killing people because of the circumstances of their conception sounds a lot like class warfare, doesn't it? And the "little guy" in the oppressed class seems to be getting the short end of the stick.

Instead of "suffer the little children to come unto me" (Mk 10:14), it's "suffer the little children."

In any case, Crist has a senate election to win against pro-life GOPer Marco Rubio. Does a guilty conscience bleed when it dreams?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Conservative Media AWOL on Homosex in Military

By Rick Pearcey • June 1, 2010, 05:00 PM

Columnist Robert Knight writes:

When was the last time you heard a frank discussion about this on any of the top conservative talk shows, either on radio or television? Michael Savage is the only prominent talk show host to take it on, and he does it from Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco. How about Erick Erickson’s estimable Red State Morning Briefing? It’s vital, on-line reading, and I urge everyone to subscribe. And yet, while we’re on the verge of Congress’ raping the military to please a tiny, leftist lobby, the topic is nowhere to be found on Red State this week. Similarly, with a few exceptions, GOP leaders have been silent.

The gravity of allowing open homosexuality in the military cannot be overstated. It has the potential of destroying the all-volunteer force by discouraging recruitment, retention and shattering unit morale. Chaplains would find themselves muzzled on basic questions of morality and many would leave the services.  Recruits would undergo pro-homosexual "sensitivity" training. The already troubling problem of sexual misconduct would increase.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Man, 66, Jailed for Sex With Horse and Donkey

By Rick Pearcey • May 24, 2010, 05:55 PM

"Joseph Squires was sentenced to a total of 22 months," reports the UK Independent.

By why?

All around us are 60s radicals, secularists, and sexual "progressives" who espouse "no boundaries" and "'love' without limits."

So please, somebody stand up for this man's transpecies communication rights.

Like, dude. Who died and created an absolute line of demarcation between animal existence and the human being?

Or are we all transpeciesphobists?

What say you, San Francisco?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

NYT: More Blumenthal Claims on Vietnam Emerge

By Rick Pearcey • May 22, 2010, 10:22 AM

"Broader newspaper archival searches have continued to turn up claims by Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut that he was a Vietnam War veteran, even though he did not serve in the war," reports Raymond Hernandez at the New York Times.

White House Stands Behind Blumenthal
Beyond Blumenthal and the Party of Liars

White House Stands Behind Blumenthal

By Rick Pearcey • May 22, 2010, 09:34 AM

The AP quotes Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs: "I have not heard anything from the [White House] political shop that would lead me to believe anything other than our continued support."

Beyond Blumenthal and the Party of Liars

Beyond Blumenthal and the Party of Liars

By Rick Pearcey • May 22, 2010, 09:17 AM

Writing at American Thinker, Bruce Walker asserts that Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal did not merely "mispeak" about his service "in Vietnam."

"Richard Blumenthal did more than lie about his military service," Walker writes. "He lied about lying. This is a special moral pathology of the left."

It does seem true that the left, which embraces an ethical relativism that says the ends justifies the means, has also therefore embraced lying as an acceptable political tactic. 

However, as I suggest in "Lies, Veterans, Memories, and Blumenthals," by no means does the left have a corner on lying.

In matters of religion, spirituality, politics, science, academia, ministry, entertainment, etc., etc., where there is power, fame, image, legacy, reputation, resumes, and money at stake, it will serve you well to follow the Creator's admonition to free-thinking people everywhere: "Test everything."

This humane and Biblical realism about imperfect human beings grasping after leadership is one of the blessings of liberty and stands at the foundation of liberty. The truth, and demanding the truth, is what will set you free.

Francis Schaeffer, the Religious Right, Cultural Decline, and Aping the World

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Lies, Veterans, Memories, and Blumenthals

By Rick Pearcey • May 20, 2010, 01:04 PM

It seems that dashing self-described Vietnam war veteran Richard Blumenthal (otherwise known as the attorney general of Connecticut) "may have helped organize a Toys for Tots drive as a member of the Marine Corps Reserve, according to the New York Times," writes George Neumayr at American Spectator.

"This task, among other stateside ones, became in Blumenthal's telling over the years 'service in Vietnam.' He says now that he simply misspoke -- that he meant to say he served 'during' the Vietnam war, not 'in' the Vietnam war."


Said the lawyer.

After being presented with the videotape.

A friend of mine once asked whether a certain famous household name would "lie through his teeth" about a certain matter -- the pretended authorship of a book that would help his PR image as a great Christian intellect, for example.

Well, given the design of the human body, there really isn't much of an alternative. One could try smoke signals, I suppose. But this may upset the rhythm of an awards dinner, religious conference, or Capitol Hill press event.

The physiological fact is that most lying requires a "lying through one's teeth." And sometimes, unfortunately, a bigger audience and a bigger lie make for a more effective "lying through one's teeth."

This technique is not quite a trade secret known to assorted conmen in politics, science, religion, journalism, and bus terminals.

In fact, the next time you want to see that kind of practice on display, simply watch a member of the federal government swear allegiance to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution. No one is saying everyone who takes the oath these days is lying, but one might not be in the wrong to conclude that the truth-tellers in this instance are in the minority.

What's the answer?

For a good start, try this: "Test everything." That is, practice a healthy and humane skepticism rooted in truth about who we are as imperfect creatures (by choice) nevertheless striving for wholeness and perfection because we are, after all, still created in the image of God.

We are broken, yes, but not destroyed. Marred, yes, but not pieces of junk to discard.

And so, in politics, religion, ministry, science, schooling, and car sales: Test everything. Examine what is said and what is done. Do not accept anything "on faith" -- that is, on the basis of that weakened, nonbiblical concept of "faith" acceptable to the ACLU and privatized religious circles today. Instead, maintain your critical distance and follow the evidence wherever it leads.

Testing everything is essential to who you are as a human being, created in the image of God -- a God, by the way, who is a verifiable public figure who puts a premium on human brain power and freedom of thought.

And so also, a proper critical distance is essential to living freely and with dignity in what is now a broken world. As you may have noticed, it is a world full of imperfect people, some of whom want to control every aspect of your lives and don't mind applying requisite doses of propaganda, violence, and oppression to get the job done.

By way of contrast, in their Judeo-Christian realism, rooted in history, the Founders understood the fallibility of man. And certainly we should understand that nothing magical happens just because a guy or gal with a smile, honest eyes, and a great handshake occupies the White House, sits on Capitol Hill, stands behind a pulpit, carries a Ph.D. around, wears a white coat, or has "written" 27 books.

"Test everything" won't guarantee perfection in an imperfect world, but it will open the door to what thinker Francis Schaeffer called "substantial healing" in our daily lives, including our political lives.

In the struggle against those who "lie through their teeth" to advance their agendas, a critical distance that leads to substantial healing in human freedom beats magical thinking every time.

It's one of the "blessings of liberty" from the One who gives the blessings that the federal government does not have and, therefore, can never ever give. This is one way you know, for all of the pie-in-the-sky promises of a secular Heaven on earth of "equality," the government is not God and nobody's Savior. 

One could say or suggest otherwise, but that would be to lie through one's teeth.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Not Counting Abortion, "Most Prolific" Serial Killer in U.S. Gets Death Penalty

By Rick Pearcey • April 1, 2010, 04:36 PM

The U.K. Daily Mail has a story about "unrepentant" U.S. serial killer Rodney Alcala. Police fear he may have killed 130 people. Women and girls. What sick inhumanity.

Planned Parenthood has the story about "unrepentant" abortionists whose "prolific" and grisly slaughter make Mr. Alcala look like your family doctor on a bad-hair day. That is, if human beings, as scientism and abortionists instruct, have no intrinsic value, or not enough intrinsic value to outweigh the "choice" of the oppressor.

The evil and horror of Alcala's deeds are not to be minimized. The evil and horror of abortionists equally are not to be glorified. Or funded. Or in any way permitted. By a civilized and humane society, in any case.

And by the way, Mr. Obama, these obscene abortion killings yield obscene profits. The ground screams with the blood and tissue of "the least of these," sir. Do you hear the screams in the night? They are just outside the door.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Senate Seats "Watergate"? White House "Organizing" Step Over Line?

By Rick Pearcey • March 20, 2010, 07:54 AM

"In what could be developing into a 'Watergate' for the Democrat Party, accusations and countercharges have been flying over whether two politicians were, in fact, offered jobs in return for dropping out of political races that challenge two U.S. Senate supporters of President Obama," reports WorldNetDaily.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Nurses Union: Care Does Not Include Sex

By Rick Pearcey • March 12, 2010, 06:44 AM

A nurses union is launching in Holland today a campaign "against demands for sexual services by patients who claim it should be part of their standard care," reports Reuters.

"The union said in a statement Thursday that the campaign follows a complaint it had received in the last week from a 24-year-old woman who said a 42-year-old disabled man asked her to provide sexual services as part of his care at home," according to Reuters.

The young woman reportedly saw "some of the man's other nurses offering him sexual gratification, the union said. When she refused to do the same," Reuters continues, "he tried to dismiss her on the grounds that she was unfit to provide care."

The woman is, of course, in the right. But note, secularist thoughtforms would undermine her choice to maintain her dignity and protect her body, as every human being has a right to do, having been endowed by our Creator "with certain unalienable rights."

Secularists, however, could ask any number of questions. For example:

     * "What, you're ashamed of your body?"

     * "What, you think sex is dirty?" Or

     * "Why do you insist on crossing the line and imposing your personal values onto what clearly is a public, professional, and in this case, scientific sphere of life?" 

What needs dismissing is not this young woman, but secularism, which is a woefully inadequate and ungratifying guide to the challenges of life.

Faggot Easy to Defend: Surprising Help From Secular America

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Christian Professor "Clarifies" Stance on "Sexual Identity"

By Rick Pearcey • March 11, 2010, 10:35 AM

"A professor at an evangelical Christian college in Pennsylvania says his guidelines for 'sexual identity therapy' are being misunderstood by some Christian proponents of traditional marriage,"  reports OneNewsNow.

"Dr. Warren Throckmorton of Grove City College says he has not lost faith in God's ability to change people who are struggling with homosexuality, but believes most of those people are not likely to experience a 'diminishment' in same-sex attraction."

OneNewsNow also reports that "Throckmorton says he personally holds a 'traditional view of homosexuality and sexual ethics.' However, when asked whether he believes homosexuality is 'normal, natural and healthy,' he said he could not answer that with a simple 'yes' or 'no' response. He said 'in a professional therapy situation' it is accurate to say that 'homosexuals can live normal, natural, and healthy lives that are free of mental illness'."

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Christian College Prof Encourages "Gay Identity"

By Rick Pearcey • March 10, 2010, 10:58 AM

"A conservative activist is asking a Christian college in Pennsylvania whether it supports the 'sexual identity therapy' of one of its professors who is unwilling to discourage some of his clients from remaining in the homosexual lifestyle," reports Jim Brown at OneNewsNow.

"Dr. Warren Throckmorton of Grove City College was once a spokesperson for the ex-'gay' group PFOX (Parents and Friends of Gays and Ex-Gays) and produced a documentary titled I Do Exist, which highlighted the testimonies of former homosexuals who chose to leave that lifestyle," reports OneNewsNow.

To ask the professor a question, please use the following email address, which is made available on Dr. Throckmorton's Grove City College webpageEWThrockmorton@gcc.edu.

Richard G. Jewell (rgjewell@gcc.edu) is president of Grove City College. William P. Anderson (wpanderson@gcc.edu) is provost and vice president for academic affairs. For additional contact information on Grove City College, please see this page.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Encouraged by Generals' Concern Regarding Ending Ban on "Gays" in Military

By Rick Pearcey • March 1, 2010, 09:56 AM

"An armed forces watchdog concerned with readiness says she was encouraged by the recent testimony of members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who expressed concerns about President Obama's call to end the military's ban on homosexuals serving in the military," reports Chad Groening at OneNewsNow.

"The center of the debate continues to be Section 654, Title 10, which says homosexuality is not compatible with military service -- a law that is often confused with Bill Clinton's administrative policy known as 'don't ask, don't tell'," Groening explains.

The "watchdog" in question is Elaine Donnelly, who is "president of the Center for Military Readiness, which has been leading the charge against repealing the law," Groening writes.
"It's somewhat encouraging to see that [these other members of the Joint Chiefs] are not going along with that parade," OneNewsNow quotes Donnelly as saying. "Senator [John] McCain was exactly correct in saying we have a Congress for a reason. Members of Congress need to get actively involved and they need to insist on sound [military] priorities instead of pushing this diversity agenda to extremes."

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Homosexuals at CPAC: The Perils of Regress

By Rick Pearcey • February 24, 2010, 07:36 AM

The attendance of an openly homosexual group at CPAC 2010 helped Ron Paul win the presidential straw poll, writes Lisa Fabrizio at American Spectator.

"But far from anointing Ron Paul as their presidential nominee of choice," she explains, "the most indicative effect of including gays was this result from the poll: while the great majority of respondents named reducing the size of government as the most important goal of conservatism, only nine per cent cited the promotion of 'traditional values.' Scary stuff when you realize that the former is impossible without the latter for our particular constitutional republic."

Fabrizio cautions: "A smaller government that is not based on the moral underpinnings of our founders would have been just as repulsive to them as a larger one that is. As John Adams said, "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. . . . Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other."

Read the rest of "The Perils of Progress," by Lisa Fabrizio.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dutch May Create Suicide Professionals to Help Over-70s

By Rick Pearcey • February 16, 2010, 02:24 PM

BioEdge reports:

"Wanted: nurse or spiritual caretaker in possession of a Completed Life Certificate to assist suicides."

If a group of elderly grandees in the Netherlands calling itself "Out of Free Will" succeeds with its plan for decriminalizing assisted suicide, job advertisements like this will be appearing in the newspapers.

"It is the animal kingdom, in its full 'Glory'," comments Br. Casimiro Kuypers. "The next step would be: If you cannot work any more, you should be disposed of in a medical acceptable way. It is the nazi doctrine of 'lebensunwertes Leben' ["life unworthy of life"] to the full."

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Milkulski Uses Rick Warren to Justify Forcing Pro-Life Citizens to Fund Abortion

By Rick Pearcey • December 10, 2009, 07:37 AM

CNSNews.com asked the senator: "Is it morally right to take tax money from pro-life Americans and give it to health insurance plans that cover abortion?"

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) replied: "I think it’s morally wrong to vote against health care, because if you really are pro-life -- or as Richard Rick Warren says, 'whole-life' -- then universal access to health care that would guarantee maternity health, sound wonderful deliveries for children, and so on, I think that’s what we want to do."

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Hey Sen. Feinstein: Should Taxpayers Fund Slavery?

By Rick Pearcey • December 9, 2009, 01:18 PM

If slavery were legal in America again, using logic similar to that employed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California in defending abortion funding via Obamacare (that is, "tax dollars to health insurance plans that cover abortion," as reported by CNSNews), let us ask:

Would it be "morally correct" to force taxpayers to fund slavery for the health benefits of persons in circumstances so tragic that -- apart from the assistance afforded by such a lifestyle choice -- one's very survival is at risk, even if individual Americans judge slavery to be morally repugnant, a violation of ethical facts consistent with information we have from "nature and nature's God"?

In short, if Sen. Feinstein approves the forced taxpayer funding of morally repugnant legalized baby killing, should she not, to apply her logic fairly and with equality, also approve as "morally correct" the taxpayer funding of the morally repugnant institution of legalized slavery?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Shock! Russian Policeman Tells World: We're Corrupt

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2009, 07:15 PM

For which efforts, he was fired.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Abortion-on-Demand in Healthcare Bill

By Rick Pearcey • October 30, 2009, 04:44 PM

Kill, Baby, Kill: "Page 110 of H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act, authorizes a new government health insurance program to pay for all elective abortions," reports OneNewsNow.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Welcome to the World of Newspeak

By Rick Pearcey • October 22, 2009, 06:14 AM

"In George Orwell's novel 1984, Newspeak refers to language designed by a totalitarian regime to control thought and make subversive speech impossible," writes Janet Levy at American Thinker.

"It destroyed words with prohibited meanings so that heretical thoughts couldn't be expressed. A form of censorship, Newspeak employed euphemisms and words deliberately opposite the reality they described."

From "man-caused disasters" (terrorism) to "a woman's right to choose" (the taking of human life) to the "Defense of Marriage Act" (forcing same-sex "marriage" on all states), Levy takes us on an examination of "Newspeak at work" today. 

Read "Welcome to the World of Newspeak," by Janet Levy.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Homosexuality "Not a Civil Right"

By Rick Pearcey • October 15, 2009, 10:29 AM

OneNewsNow reports:

Last month, the Orange County Board of Education voted unanimously (5-0) to oppose the creation of Harvey Milk Day. Dr. Alexandria Coronado, chairman of that board, says she is "absolutely furious" that the homosexual community is claiming that passage of the Harvey Milk bill is a civil rights victory.
"I think it just absolutely denigrates the entire civil rights movement. Homosexuality is not a civil right," Coronado emphasizes.
"I don't remember the last time that a homosexual person was forced to move out of their seat on a public bus, like Rosa Parks. And I don't remember the last time that a homosexual person or student . . . was forced to go to a segregated school, as in the case of Mendez v. Westminster, which took place right here in Orange County, California."

More . . .

Obama "Safe Schools" Chief Praised Child-Sex Promoter
Betraying Christ: Obama Affirms Perverted Sex
Obama: Homosexual Relationships "Just as Real and Admirable" as Heterosexual Marriage
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
"Faggot" Easy to Defend: Surprising Help From Secular America
No McDonald's Today 
Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat

Monday, October 12, 2009

Political Cult Watch: Obama's "Gay" Speech

By Rick Pearcey • October 12, 2009, 09:35 AM

In contradiction to verifiable information we have from our true Creator, the "Christian" Barack Obama seeks to impose upon American families his own privately held religious feelings about a set of pretend "rights" created by a political cult known as the homosexual lobby. Reason, fairness, facts, and humanity, not to mention the Creator, require a critical distance from this imposition and its attendant alien thoughtforms.

For more, in relation to the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on homosexuals in the military, see "Obama's Gay Speech," by Robert Maginnis at Human Events.

Twisted Sister: For Language-Abuser Kevin Jennings, "Safe Schools" Means Pro-Homosexual-Propaganda Schools
Child Molesting: From Pelosi to Polanski to Jennings
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat

Thursday, October 8, 2009

American Thinker: Time Blows Lid on "Secret" Sarah Palin Ghostwriter

By Rick Pearcey • October 8, 2009, 08:33 AM

American Thinker raises the issue:

Time magazine has blown the lid on a secret ghost writer for one of the most well known political figures of our day and that person is . . . Sarah Palin.

That's right!

Not President Obama but Sarah Palin whose book titled Going Rogue: An American Life is set for release soon. 

American Thinker faults Time for its politically slanted coverage, and writer Eric Tully makes several good points.

But let's move beyond the tactics of political coverage.

Ethical fairness would seem to require that whether one is talking about Barack Obama or Sarah Palin, the question is basically the same: Shouldn't readers, as a matter of simple honesty and truth in advertising, be able to tell who wrote a book by its cover? Of course they should.

Depending upon how much a writer "contributes," the cover of a book such as Going Rogue can state, for example:

* By Sarah Palin, or
* By Sarah Palin, as told to Lynn Vincent
* By Sarah Palin and Lynn Vincent
* By Sarah Palin With Lynn Vincent

And then the front matter of the book can give more details about how the book was written.

People's work should be respected, and it is biblically proper for their names to be attached to it, to receive proper and truthful credit and to alert others in the church and the culture to the presence of up-and-coming authors.

Individuality and creativity may be despised by the "machine" or by eastern religions, but there is nothing we have from our true Creator that hates or seeks to squash the individual per se. Sin, not the self, is the real challenge. The challenge is ethical, not ontological.

Along these lines, you may want to read, "Human Identity, Biblical Worldview, Creativity, and the Meaning of Work," by Udo Middelmann. Middelmann is president of the Francis A. Schaeffer Foundation in Switzerland. (More on Schaeffer here.)

Politics is downstream from culture, as former Capitol Hill staffer Bill Wichterman once said (and whom Nancy quotes in Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity).

A corrupt culture, including a corrupt publishing culture, may need to be uplifted and reformed -- to match the God-given dignity of the person, including nonfamous authors -- if we are to expect better results out of our political culture, whether that political culture is your local government or an all-too-un-Constitutionally rogue system entrenched and well-defended in Washington, D.C.

Capitol Hill is full of fake people doing pretend work, asking Americans to slavishly accept unread legislation imposed by a regime that prefers a dead Constitution (called "living") to the real written Constitution whose words continue to stoke the flames of freedom. 

Millions of Americans respect Sarah Palin, and I am one of them. But it is crucial to maintain a humane, ethical, and factual critical distance. This is part of living free and being responsible in one's choices and affirmations.  

Palin would serve herself and her cause well by insisting on truthfulness and transparency in publishing, including questions of authorship. The same calling holds true for any self-respecting collaborating author, under God and liberated by the Creator's high regard for the individual and the "work of our hands" (Ps. 90:17). 

Let's hope Sarah Palin does not allow Going Rogue to be domesticated and co-opted by a secular ghostwriting ethos that says -- after you get behind the PR niceties -- it is OK to deceive one's readership for a good cause. In this regard, it seems legitimate to wonder why, given reports of a co-author, no co-author is currently noted on the cover of Going Rogue, as pictured on Palin's Facebook page and at Amazon.

Sometimes we hear about contracts and confidentiality agreements that keep a co-author or ghostwriter quiet. But two wrongs don't make a right.

Not even with a signed contract. 

What? Because two or more people and a publisher agree to keep quiet, nuance, or otherwise deceive the reading public, it's OK? You think a holy God blesses that?  

Perhaps not. The ends do not justify the means, nor do the means justify the ends.

More and more in our corrupt secular culture, ethics transcends legality.

Twisted Sister: For Language-Abuser Kevin Jennings, "Safe Schools" Means Pro-Homosexual-Propaganda Schools

By Rick Pearcey • October 8, 2009, 05:50 AM

Troy Silva writes at American Thinker:

Kevin Jennings is Safe School Czar not by some vetting breakdown.

He was an official in the Obama Campaign as it Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual fund-raising co-chair. For twenty years until 2008, Jennings succeeded on a massive scale at pro-homosexual propagandizing of school children. 

His adeptness and accomplishment at semantic deception are extraordinary.

More . . .

Audio: Obama "Safe Schools" Czar Criticizes Schools for Promoting Heterosexuality
Child Molesting: From Pelosi to Polanski to Jennings
Obama "Safe Schools" Chief Praised Child-Sex Promoter
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
"Faggot" Easy to Defend: Surprising Help From Secular America
No McDonald's Today 
Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Audio: Obama "Safe Schools" Czar Criticizes Schools for Promoting Heterosexuality

By Rick Pearcey • October 7, 2009, 11:54 AM

From Breitbart TV: "Kids are being aggressively recruited to become heterosexuals in this country."

According to an editor's note at Breitbart, this "uncovered" audio is from "the speech Kevin Jennings gave at a GLSEN event in Iowa in 2000."

GLSEN refers to the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (see its support for the "Safe Schools Improvement Act").

The animosity of the Obama administration for the societal norms and content of the Declaration and the Constitution -- and the Judeo-Christian worldview upon which these documents rest philosophically -- continues to reveal itself in all the pastel colors of the liberal, secularist, homosexualist rainbow.

Free-thinking human beings who question authority, group think, and the creation of pseudo-rights on the basis of marketing campaigns (e.g., homosexual "rights"), to be imposed by neo-pagan secular elites, rebel.

Kevin Jennings needs to step down, the federal goverment needs to get out of the thoughtcamp business (public "schools"), and any U.S. president worthy of that Constitutional office needs to reform government on the basis of the Constitution (as written), or resign. 

Otherwise, as Americans, we revolt.

Otherwise, as human beings endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights," we revolt.

America lives in a dangerous world growing more dangerous with every passing day. We cannot afford sickness within the body politic.

Child Molesting: From Pelosi to Polanski to Jennings
Obama "Safe Schools" Chief Praised Child-Sex Promoter
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
"Faggot" Easy to Defend: Surprising Help From Secular America
No McDonald's Today 
Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Planned Parenthood Holds Fundraiser at Museum Featuring "Sex Lives of Robots"

By Rick Pearcey • October 6, 2009, 12:31 PM

"Planned Parenthood of New York chose the Museum of Sex for the second year in a row as the venue for its annual 'Summer, Sex and Spirits' fundraiser," reports Penny Starr at CNSNews.com.
"In July, the Planned Parenthood affiliate held a 'party/benefit' at the museum, which featured exhibits at the time of the event such as 'Sex Life of Robots,' 'Sex Machines,' and a photo display documenting the 'Oscars of Porn,' Starr writes.

Child Molesting: From Pelosi to Polanski to Jennings

By Rick Pearcey • October 6, 2009, 12:18 PM

Jeffrey Lord concludes at American Spectator:

For a certain segment of American society -- a segment once presumed to be on the far fringes of an unimaginably unacceptable morality -- the idea that it's OK to molest children of either sex is just not a big deal.

Child molesting simply wasn't a big deal for Harry Hay. Nor for Nancy Pelosi, now the Speaker of the House. Not for Roman Polanski, or, apparently, for his famous friends in the filmmaking community either. Or for Kevin Jennings, he the school safety czar.

And not, apparently and shockingly, for the Obama Administration.


Read "Pelosi to Polanski to Jennings: Why Sean Hannity Is Right" at American Spectator.

Obama to Address Homosexual "Rights" Group
Obama "Safe Schools" Chief Praised Child-Sex Promoter

Monday, October 5, 2009

Obama to Address Homosexual "Rights" Group

By Rick Pearcey • October 5, 2009, 11:25 PM

"President Obama on Monday sidestepped calls for his participation in a national march on Washington for gay rights by opting instead to give the keynote address at a dinner for the major gay rights advocacy group, Human Rights Campaign, on the eve of the event," reports the Washington Times.

Obama "Safe Schools" Chief Praised Child-Sex Promoter
Betraying Christ: Obama Affirms Perverted Sex
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
"Faggot" Easy to Defend: Surprising Help From Secular America
No McDonald's Today 
Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat

CBS Scrubs Letterman Sex Confession From YouTube

By Rick Pearcey • October 5, 2009, 10:06 AM

"Despite David Letterman's on air admission of sexual encounters with staffers being all the rage last week, CBS apparently has done everything in its power to eliminate the record of his Thursday evening mea culpa from the popular video website YouTube," writes Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters.

"It appears the host of CBS's Late Show might have been at the heart of the decision."

Letterman Sex With Staff Led to $2 Million Blackmail
Peyser: "CBS Has Got to Dump David Letterman . . . Right Now"
O'Reilly, Letterman, and the Culture War

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Obama "Safe Schools" Chief Praised Child-Sex Promoter

By Rick Pearcey • October 3, 2009, 10:56 AM

"A transcript from a 1997 speech shows Office of Safe Schools chief Kevin Jennings in the U.S. Department of Education expressed his admiration for Harry Hay, one of the nation's first homosexual activists who launched the Mattachine Society in 1948, founded the Radical Faeries and was a longtime advocate for the North American Man-Boy Love Association, NAMBLA," reports WorldNetDaily.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Planned Parenthood Centers Closing in Indiana

By Rick Pearcey • September 28, 2009, 10:29 AM

"Several Indiana Planned Parenthood clinics are shutting down after losing state funds," reports OneNewsNow.

Exellent move. No entity that preaches, performs, or enables the convenient destruction of preborn human beings endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, including the right to life, ought to receive any financial support whatsoever.

This stand for humanness against barbarism is rooted in simple biology, practical compassion, and the mobilization of moral fact against hard, hard tyranny. Well done, Indiana.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Spiritual Corruption Watch: Andersen Book Blows Obama-Ayers Cover on "Dreams"

By Rick Pearcey • September 24, 2009, 01:58 PM

Jack Cashill writes at American Thinker:

In his new book, Barack and Michelle: Portrait of an American Marriage, best-selling celebrity journalist Christopher Andersen has blown a huge hole in the Obama genius myth without intending to do so.

Relying on inside sources, quite possibly Michelle Obama herself, Andersen describes how Dreams came to be published -- just as I had envisioned in my articles on the authorship of Dreams. With the deadline pressing, Michelle recommended that Barack seek advice from "his friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers." . . .

Andersen continues, "In the end, Ayers's contribution to Barack's Dreams From My Father would be significant -- so much so that the book's language, oddly specific references, literary devices, and themes would bear a jarring similarity to Ayers' own writing." 

One wonders how any self-respecting, truthful person can allow his or her reputation for smarts, much less genius, to be constructed upon the work of others (whether the others are willing or otherwise). And yet there are such people, known people -- here in the Washington area and beyond -- including, to be fair, both Christians and non-Christians.

It's all part of the deception that occurs all too routinely in "authorship," "worldview thinking," column-"writing," radio "commentary," and all the rest.

What, you think these folks so often marked by a culture that doesn't have time to read legislation before they vote somehow have time, energy, and space to write books, columns, etc., etc?

And yet, if these "gods" are to maintain the pretense of having the necessary smarts to save the world from their Washington offices or Washington "ministries," they must create and maintain an image of genius, compassion, humility, "spirituality," and so on.

Hence the necessity of the unseen people doing unseen work, often well-compensated, down in the basement or on contract out in the hinterlands somewhere. Hence ghosted work is parlayed into speeches, retreaded into devotionals, sublimated into training programs, and upgraded in the latest greatest book "written" by Mister Big. And it all goes on the website (bio: "author of 34 books!"), as a humble service for the readers (i.e., potential donors), of course.

If you wonder why secularists laugh at and scorn Christians in Washington, it's partly because the veterans know the score, know the pretense, and are more than happy for ammunition handed to them by which to ridicule, distract, and attack. This pretense, these phonies, and these pretenders hurt many people.

Fundraising machines fueled by Big Names created by PR teams, researchers, and ghostwriters are no way to redeem the culture, folks.

Especially if out of the other side of his mouth Mr. Worldview Expert is telling sinners they need to shape up and accept He who is the Truth. A corrupt political culture is downstream from many things, including a corrupt, secularized, Madison Avenue "Christian" culture.

Fortunately, we can do better and have models available in the likes of a C.S. Lewis and a Francis Schaeffer who demonstrate the authenticity, efficacy, and spirituality of real work by real people.

Until the pretender model of "ministry" is cast aside -- and truth is practiced and not just preached -- it is difficult to see how the God of Truth can bless those who dissemble even while proclaiming on street corners that they move forward under his banner. Claiming the blessing of God -- and having the blessing of God -- are, of course, two different things.

For more on this, you might consult chapter 13 ("Substantial Healing in the Church") of True Sprituality by Francis Schaeffer and chapter 13 ("True Spirituality and Christian Worldview") of Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey.

Francis Schaeffer: "The Central Problem of Our Age"
Francis Schaeffer: A Student's Appreciation of a Distinct Approach
What Can We Learn From Francis Schaeffer?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Obama Campaign Scrubbed Website to Hide ACORN Lies

By Rick Pearcey • September 18, 2009, 10:42 AM

Apparently, having an internet eraser at Obama Central is helpful when called upon to, ahem, "Fight the Smears."

Hat tip: Biggovernment

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Obama Asked to Apologize for Lying to the American People

By Rick Pearcey • September 15, 2009, 10:05 AM

"An immigration enforcement organization is calling on President Barack Obama to publicly apologize to Congress, the media, and the entire nation for lying about illegal immigrants not having access to healthcare reform benefits," reports OneNewsNow.

Monday, September 7, 2009

George Will: NEA Pro-Obama Conference Call Likely Broke Laws -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • September 7, 2009, 09:36 AM

Breitbart TV has the video.

Meanwhile: Are there any rebellious, freethinking, anti-status-quo, anti-Establishment, anti-System, Bourgeoisie-and-"The System"-decrying "Rage against the Machine"-challenging artists out there willing to address the question of state-sponsored propaganda masquerading as "art"?

Hat tip: Big Hollywood

Official Dishonesty From National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts Trying to Create Cult of Obama
Fireproof: Reel Rebel Upsets Tinseltown Stereotypes

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Official Dishonesty From National Endowment for the Arts

By Rick Pearcey • September 3, 2009, 10:22 AM

The "Water Cooler" over at the Washington Times has been hearing things:

The Washington Times Water Cooler reported that we contacted the National Endowment for the Arts's (NEA) Yosi Sergant about an August 10th conference call invitation sent out to artists and other creative influence peddlers.  

When asked if the NEA sent the invitation, Mr. Sergant denied the NEA had sent the invitations to any participants for the conference call and refused to send the Washington Times a copy of the invite. AUDIO

More at Water Cooler . . .

Hat tip: Big Hollywood

National Endowment for the Arts Trying to Create Cult of Obama

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

To Succeed as a Socialist . . .

By Rick Pearcey • September 1, 2009, 06:10 AM

. . . U.S. President Barack Obama must lie, lie, and lie again, argues John Griffing in "The Prince of Lies" at American Thinker.

By the way, here are a couple of quotes from Griffing's article, attributed to Vladimir Lenin, who brought change to Russia:

A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Heathcare a Moral Imperative

By Rick Pearcey • August 28, 2009, 11:17 AM

But it's not a Constitutional right. "The two are as different as a squirt gun and an Uzi," writes columnist Larry Elder.
"If something is not permitted under our Constitution, the federal government simply cannot do it. Period."

More . . .

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Death Care, You, Me, and Pounds of Flesh

By Rick Pearcey • August 19, 2009, 08:11 AM

"Federal 'healthcare' must inevitably turn into 'Death Care,' because the bureaucracy will have the sole power to determine the rules under which you and I will live an die," argues James Lewis at American Thinker.

"The Socialist commodification of life turns the entire Western tradition of the infinite value of life upside-down. . . . [T]his bears very directly on Obama's Blitzkrieg to control American medicine."

The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Dawkins: Nazi Eugenics "May Not Be Bad"?

Monday, August 17, 2009

How Conservative Christians Are Losing the Culture War

By Rick Pearcey • August 17, 2009, 07:24 AM

Here's Daniel Allott's take, writing at American Specator:

Religious conservatives have become a consequential force over the last few years by engaging in politics to defend the values of sexual restraint, marital fidelity and respect for human life.

That's a good thing.

But to win the culture war, their passion to defend these values in public policy must be matched by an equal amount of passion to live them in their own lives.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Banana-Eating Jungle Monkeys

By Rick Pearcey • July 30, 2009, 11:18 AM

A policeman can be fired for calling a black man a "banana-eating jungle monkey."

But a scientist can be fired for not calling Man a "banana-eating jungle monkey."

The former penalizes people for their racism; the latter penalizes people for their lack of evolutionism. 

A bit odd, don't you think?

After all, if the evolutionary picture is the whole show, is not Mankind per se a "banana-eating jungle monkey"? Or at least a close cousin?

Racism is evil.

But we learn that from our true Creator. Not from nature.

Not from an impersonal, indifferent cosmos.

And not from the monkeys, from the bananas, from the jungle, or from those who believe in them. 

Surely, you understand the difference.

Our Founders did: "Endowed by our Creator . . ."

It takes a Creator to start a country. Well, at least a country worth living in.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Prof. Henry Louis Gates of Harvard Lied

By Rick Pearcey • July 29, 2009, 09:04 AM

In "Gates Lied," Andrew Cline writes at American Spectator:

Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of Harvard's W.E.B. Dubois Institute for African and African-American Research, said he hoped his arrest for disorderly conduct on July 16 would be a teachable moment for America. Boy, has it ever been. 

Monday, the City of Cambridge released the 911 and arrest tapes from the incident in which Gates was arrested by white police officer James Crowley.

It is no wonder that Gates has begun to back down from his allegations of racism.

The tapes show no such motivation, and they confirm that Gates was being disorderly, which he had denied.

What's the lesson? Cline writes:

The lesson America ought to learn from this incident is that Gates' image of the world as a place in which individuals are little more than pawns in the greater historical conflict between the races is fatally misconceived. It is a projection of a hopelessly erroneous political theory that, from time to time, reality disproves in a grand way. 

Here is audio from the neighbor's 911 call.

Here is audio from the Cambridge officer/dispatch tapes.

Read the entire article by Andrew Cline at American Spectator.

Cambridge Policewoman: I Voted for Obama, But "Will Not Again"
Media Slime an Innocent in the Gates Affair
Arrested Behavior: The President, a Prof, and a Policeman
How to Have a Race War

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Obama Science Czar: Born Baby "Will Ultimately Develop Into a Human Being"

By Rick Pearcey • July 28, 2009, 02:20 PM

"President Obama’s top science adviser said in a book he co-authored in 1973 that a newborn child 'will ultimately develop into a human being' if he or she is properly fed and socialized," reports Terry Jeffrey at CNSNews.com.
Jeffrey highlights the following quote from Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions, coauthored by John P. Holdren, who is director of the White House Office of Science and Technology:

The fetus, given the opportunity to develop properly before birth, and given the essential early socializing experiences and sufficient nourishing food during the crucial early years after birth, will ultimately develop into a human being.

"Holdren co-authored the book with Stanford professors Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich. The book was published by W.H. Freeman and Company," writes Jeffrey.

The implications of this low view of human life are profound and disturbing.

Imagine, for example, how cost-efficient government-run healthcare might become if by the end of life, people who were once human beings can now be classified by compassionate federal bureaucrats with Ph.D.s as no longer developmentally human, having lost through age, disease, and lessened social contact the requisite criteria to quailfy as humanity.

Billions upon billions of dollars might be saved if Moms and Dads across the land can simply be unplugged, dehydrated, rounded up, or liquidated in some other budget-saving fashion. Imagine the savings for Social Security. Then imagine the uplifting speeches from a smiling president before a ga-ga crowd of slavish media and citizen drones.

The only catch: Government will have taken the place of the Creator, and human beings made in the image of the real Creator will rebel.

The inhumanity of Obama's science czar is already among us in the rivers of blood known as abortion. It is a slaughter of decency and humanity for which feminists, judges, and secularized politicians will be held accountable.

How to avoid widening and deepening the inhumanity? Return the federal government to its Constitutional limits and liberate the American people on the basis of Declarational principles. There is a Creator who gives unalienable rights, and any entity that seeks to usurp his place is an idol that no free-thinking person need obey. 

In the real America, you have value and significance and worth because of who you are as created in the image of God.

Government is instituted among men to protect that, not to destroy it, not to find some clever way around it, and certainly not to liquidate those who resist secular inhumanity as free and noble beings created in the image of God.  

Dawkins: Nazi Eugenics "May Not Be Bad"?
"Dr. Doom" Pianka Speaks: Transcript

Monday, July 27, 2009

Love Without Limits: Sexual Revolution Begets Child Strippers

By Rick Pearcey • July 27, 2009, 03:56 PM

It's "progressive" Rhode Island -- Do you know where your children are?

More specifically, your daughters?

Read this from Judith Reisman at Human Events, and you may have an idea of where to look.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Abortion Is Not Healthcare

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2009, 10:23 AM

"Abortion obviously isn’t healthy for the fetus," writes La Shawn Barber, "as it leads to a violent death."  

According to Barber:

The Christian Defense Coalition and Operation Rescue created a campaign called “Abortion is Not Health Care” to bring attention to the $1.5 trillion health care bill, over 1,000 pages worth, scheduled for a vote at the end of July. Our Christ-professing president will include taxpayer-funded child killing in his socialized medicine plan. The Coalition will begin its campaign on Sunday, July 26, in Washington, DC.  

You might say abortion is to healthcare as Obama is to freedom (or Christ, free-thinking, compassion, unalienable rights, and the Constitution).

Alleged Lesbian Sex Assault on Student at London Girls School

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2009, 09:46 AM

"A woman teacher at a top private school for girls has been arrested over allegations that she sexually assaulted a pupil during an 'inappropriate' relationship," reports the UK Times.

Obama Nominee: Animals Can Sue People

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2009, 08:43 AM

Harvard Prof. Cass Sunstein -- Obama's nominee for "regulatory czar" -- "has argued in favor of outlawing sport hunting and meat-eating, and written that animals should be allowed to file lawsuits 'with human beings as their representatives,'" reports OneNewsNow.

Question: Does this suggest animals might also sue other animals?

The Evil Religious Former Presidents Believe

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2009, 07:31 AM

Columnist Cal Thomas shares a few of his concerns regarding former Southern Baptist Jimmy Carter:

. . . who once attended and occasionally taught a Sunday school class in Washington, which I visited, then claimed to believe much of what Scripture teaches. In practice, though, he was pro-choice on abortion and recently announced his support for same-sex "civil unions." He says he sees nothing prohibitive in Scripture to such arrangements. Carter must have gotten hold of a Reader's Digest condensed version.

Carter has announced he is leaving the Southern Baptist Convention -- the nation's largest Protestant body -- because he claims it treats women as inferior to men. In a statement he said, "At its most repugnant, the belief that women must be subjugated to the wishes of men excuses slavery, violence, forced prostitution, genital mutilation and national laws that omit rape as a crime. But it also costs many millions of girls and women control over their own bodies and lives, and continues to deny them fair access to education, health, employment and influence within their own communities."

Carter must have missed the passage about mutual submission between married couples and the requirement that a man love his wife "as Christ loved the church," a very high standard that implies such love be equal to the self-sacrifice demonstrated by Christ on the cross. Such sacrifice can hardly justify any of the sins against women that Carter unfairly ascribes to the Southern Baptist Convention.

The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Betraying Christ: Obama Affirms Perverted Sex

Obama Falsely Claims There Are 47 Million Uninsured Americans

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2009, 06:02 AM

"In a nationally televised primetime press conference tonight, President Barack Obama falsely claimed there are 47 million Americans without health insurance," reports CNSNews.com.

"This inflated claim of the number of uninsured Americans was even higher than the false claim of 46 million uninsured Americans that the president’s Council of Economic Advisers made last month," write Terry Jeffrey, editor in chief at CNSNews.

According to Jeffrey, "The Census Bureau says that there are only 35.92 million uninsured Americans and that this number includes 9.1 million people who earn more than $75,000 a year and simply choose not to purchase insurance."

Obama's numbers do not add up. And he has no mandate from the Constitution to put Washington politicans and the Federal Establishment in charge of healthcare.

A healthy and humane skepticism is in order. Test everything, says Scripture.

Beware Presidents bearing healthcare gifts.

Healthcare: What "Not Familiar" Obama Needs to Know 
Huckster Watch: How Obama Tries to Sell Healthcare
PR Spotlight: More Urgent Lies About Healthcare

Monday, July 20, 2009

American Conservatism Now a Racket?

By Rick Pearcey • July 20, 2009, 11:19 AM

David Frum argues yes and concludes, "Now conservatives must make the fateful choice whether or not to cleanse themselves of the racketeers."

ACU Pushes Back on Politico Pay-for-Play Story
WSJ: FedEx and UPS Clash Over Legislation
Power Line -- A House Derided
David Keene and the American Conservative Scandal
Blow Up: Conservative Group Offers Support for $2 Million-Plus

Friday, July 17, 2009

Blow Up: Conservative Group Offers Support for $2 Million-Plus

By Rick Pearcey • July 17, 2009, 02:43 PM

In an exclusive Politico is reporting:

The American Conservative Union asked FedEx for a check for $2 million to $3 million in return for the group’s support in a bitter legislative dispute, then the group’s president flipped and sided with UPS after FedEx refused to pay.

For the $2 million plus, ACU offered a range of services that included: “Producing op-eds and articles written by ACU’s Chairman David Keene and/or other members of the ACU’s board of directors. (Note that Mr. Keene writes a weekly column that appears in The Hill.)”

The conservative group’s remarkable demand -- black-and-white proof of the longtime Washington practice known as “pay for play” -- was contained in a private letter to FedEx, which was provided to POLITICO.

Hat tip: Michael Goldfarb/Weekly Standard

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sadism Watch: Sarah Palin vs. the Marquis de Sade

By Rick Pearcey • July 15, 2009, 07:06 AM

A self-described "recovering liberal and psychotherapist in Berkeley" comments at American Thinker on the cruelty, abuse, and inhumanity that passes for politics in secular society today.

Monday, July 13, 2009

FedEx Delivers the Goods for Transgendered

By Rick Pearcey • July 13, 2009, 09:41 AM

"Without a vote from shareholders, one of America's largest corporations has decided to grant its transgender employees special protected status," reports OneNewsNow.

No McDonald's Today
Perez Hilton: Foul Face of "Gay" Activism
Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Obama "Birth Hospital" in Astonishing Cover-Up

By Rick Pearcey • July 11, 2009, 06:02 PM

"The Honolulu hospital which for nearly six months proudly declared President Obama was born at its facility and used that claim as a major fund-raising tool is now engaged in an active cover-up, hiding a White House letter announcing his alleged birth there and refusing to confirm such a letter even exists," reports WorldNetDaily.

"The Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women and Children is electronically cloaking what it had touted as a Jan. 24 letter from the president, in which the commander in chief, just four days after his inauguration, supposedly wrote, 'As a beneficiary of the excellence of Kapi'olani Medical Center -- the place of my birth -- I am pleased to add my voice to your chorus of supporters.'"

More on "Obama 'Birth Hospital' in Astonishing Cover-Up" . . .

Obama Site Vanished From the Web
Barack Obama and Michael Jackson: Certificates of Birth and Death

Friday, July 10, 2009

"Squeaky Clean" Movie Teens?

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2009, 11:37 AM

The UK Independent says these young Hollywood actors are "well educated . . . smart, clean-living and moral."

Slight hitch: "Squeaky Clean" role models include Jodie Foster, lesbian. Yawn.

Humane civilization, not to mention one's personal sanity, rests on several foundational elements, among them the liberating distinction between diversity and perversity.

Therein lies depth, interest, stability, nuance, and fulfillment, both onscreen and off.

But is Hollywood rebellious enough to try it?

Put that on a motorcycle.

: Reel Rebel Upsets Tinseltown Stereotypes
Faggot Easy to Defend: Surprising Help From Secular America
Time to Revolt: Duke "Gay" Rape Case Elicits Silence
Did Madonna Go Far Enough?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Chris Rock: Michael Jackson a *#!%^!s Pedophile -- YouTube

By Rick Pearcey • July 8, 2009, 03:00 PM

With ample doses of "French" peppering his act, the comedian declares, "I'm done with Michael," and compares the singer to O.J. Simpson. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Betraying Christ: Obama Affirms Perverted Sex

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2009, 08:29 AM

It's rather odd, but entirely in tune with modern-day secular religion, to see the present occupant of the White House claim he is a "Christian" and yet affirm so much that flatly, and sadly, contradicts the content, character, mood, and philosophic worldview of Jesus of Nazareth.

We turn to skeptical Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily, evaluating -- as he should and as every human being in principle is called to do -- Barack Obama's recent affirmation of sexual perversion a la the imposition of private homosexist "values" upon American society. Farah writes:

He has already managed to scrap the Constitution as a consideration in his policymaking plans. I have no doubts he would like us all to forget about the immutable standards put forth by the God of the universe in his Holy Word.

Barack Hussein Obama and his acolytes don't like being accountable to a higher authority. Obama would like to be the highest standard. He's one of those people the Bible describes as "being wise in his own eyes."

As Paul explained in Romans, homosexuality is not a "lifestyle." It's a judgment. When a society changes the truth of God into a lie and worships the creature more than the Creator, that society is given over to vile affections. That's where we are in the United States of America today.

Go here to read the entirety of Farah's column titled, "Worn Arguments and Old Attitudes."

The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Cult in the City: Obama
Breitbart, Rush, and the Cult of Secular Politics

Monday, July 6, 2009

Evil Dead: El Paso Loses 7 Abortion Centers

By Rick Pearcey • July 6, 2009, 09:37 AM

Seven "Planned Parenthood centers in the El Paso, Texas, region are shutting down," reports OneNewsNow.  

"Most of these were abortion referral centers, and they distributed morning-after pills and other devices that can cause early abortion," explains Rita Diller, who is the "new executive director of STOPP International, which is a part of the American Life League," according to OneNewsNow.

The fewer, the better, when it comes to concentration camps or aborcentration centers. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Time to Revolt: Duke "Gay" Rape Case Elicits Silence

By Rick Pearcey • July 1, 2009, 01:46 PM

"A professor of criminology at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington says the outrage over a homosexual statutory rape case at Duke University is a deafening sound of silence," reports OneNewsNow.

"Frank Lombard, associate director of Duke University's Center for Health Policy, has been accused of molesting his adopted five-year-old African-American son and offering him up for sex with strangers on the Internet," OneNewsNow continues. "Lombard's homosexual partner, who resides in the same house with Lombard, was allegedly unaware of the activities."

Regardless of the legal outcome of this Duke case, it seems crucial to understand that what you have in the homosexual rape and degradation of an adopted black "son" by a white "gay" "parent" is not an aberration, if one accepts and authentically applies the basic presuppositions intrinsic to the homosexualist worldview.  As an example of the moral confusion and capitulation that results from such a view, please see, "Faggot Easy to Defend -- Surprising Help From Secular America."

The attempted sodomization of American society by the forces of monosexist philosophy, with logical certainty, leads to harm for families, parents, and innocent children oppressed by the powers that be. As such, it is an ideological plague affecting society at large and is not limited to private choices among "consenting adults," a moral fiction created and admired for its temporary ability to cover a multitude of sins. 

The cries and screams of homosexually raped children might indicate to some -- willing to think freely outside the confines of secular orthodoxy -- that the "gay" lifestyle is a poor and unfortunate choice, a syndrome in need of healing, not a condition in need of codification. True rebels will hear and respond. The others can speak out courageously as Tinseltown reactionaries celebrated at the Academy Awards.

An insensitive, nonempathetic, and collaborative media may prefer to remain silent in the face of inconvenient facts and of perversity carefully wrapped in the language of "rights" and pretended absolutes created to advance the propaganda needs of the hour, week, year, decade, or generation. However, as the failed Soviet Union eventually learned, truth will win out, even if a "Vichy" press continues to die a slow, agonizing death in violation of its constitutional and humane calling to report the facts and let the chips fall where they may. Meanwhile, other voices will rise up.  

There is hope for a destiny not imagined by ideological tyrants who roam the land, not considered by the priests of culture and celebrities of now who preach a cruel tolerance of "love" without limits, an open door to slime and hate. The slaves and the oppressed can be set free of a behavior and philosophy beneath the dignity and wonder of the individual human being -- man, woman, and child; red and yellow, black and white -- created in the image of a loving and forgiving God in a moral universe. This is a Creator who endows the individual with inalienable rights and calls all of us to a higher, more humane way.

And because there is love, there also is accountability, judgment, and intervention. And a way to tell the truly liberating difference between God-given diversity and love-denying perversity. All of which is intolerable, of course, to those who prefer the oh-so-"free" "love without limits" company of kids.

The innocence of our children is crying out. Do we have ears to hear, a mind to think, a will to revolt? There is much to do. Much to say. Duke is as good a place as any to make a stand.

Perez Hilton: Foul Face of "Gay" Activism
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism
No McDonald's Today 
Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Social Conservatives Falling Down

By Rick Pearcey • June 25, 2009, 09:21 AM

From the Washington Times:

Social conservatives, the once-powerful force that focused the Republican agenda on moral virtue and family values, have suffered a diminished brand on the national political landscape as a steady stream of their icons have fallen prey to the vices they once preached against.

Extramarital affairs, gambling, alcohol abuse, prostitution and sexual pursuit of minors have taken a toll on the GOP.

Rick Warren's Holy Week Crisis
Plagiarism: Pretend People, Fake Work
Pastoral Plagiarism
Francis Schaeffer: A Student's Appreciation of a Distinct Approach

Friday, June 19, 2009

Companies Remove Ads From Homosexual Blog Site

By Rick Pearcey • June 19, 2009, 09:34 AM

"Two companies are expressing embarrassment for advertising their products on the blog of a militant homosexual activist who routinely bashes conservative Christians," reports OneNewsNow.

"Borden Dairy and Quiznos both say they were unaware they were helping finance a blog that, during the presidential campaign, accused Alaska Governor Sarah Palin of having her first son out of wedlock and falsely claimed she forced rape victims to pay for rape kits."

Perez Hilton: Foul Face of Homosexual Activism
"Faggot" Easy to Defend: Surprising Help From Secular America

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pure Evil: St. George Tiller -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • June 10, 2009, 08:54 AM

Molotov Mitchell raps a tribute to mass-murderer of babies for money -- the heroic and liberal-sainted baby-killer Dr. George Tiller.

Pro-Life "Smear" Suspected in DOJ Tiller Probe
Collaborationist Media Spike Muslim Convert's Murder of U.S. Soldier
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Ann Coulter: 49 Million to 5

Friday, June 5, 2009

Schaeffer Son Tries to Pin Tiller's Murder on His Father Francis Schaeffer

By Rick Pearcey • June 5, 2009, 10:10 AM

John Sexton writes at Verum Serum:

No surprise to those who’ve followed his career. Franky Schaeffer has found a new way to drag his father’s name through the mud, this time by blaming him for the murder of Dr. Tiller.

More on "Franky Schaeffer Dishonestly" . . .

Franky Schaeffer Plays Schaeffer Card, Again
Francis Schaeffer: A Student's Appreciation of a Distinct Approach
What Can We Learn From Francis Schaeffer?
Francis Schaeffer: "The Central Problem of Our Age"
Telegraph: U.S. Religious Right Concedes Defeat
Michelangelo, Schaeffer, and the Kingdom of Washington

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Making Racism Cool Again: Sotomayor "In and Out of Context"

By Rick Pearcey • June 3, 2009, 06:42 AM

Thomas Sowell explains:

In Washington, the clearer a statement is, the more certain it is to be followed by a "clarification" when people realize what was said.

The clearly racist comments made by Judge Sonia Sotomayor on the Berkeley campus in 2001 have forced the spinmasters to resort to their last-ditch excuse, that it was "taken out of context."
If that line is used during Judge Sotomayor's Senate confirmation hearings, someone should ask her to explain just what those words mean when taken in context.

More from Sowell . . .

Time to "Man Up" GOP: Don't Fail to Fight Sotomayor
Sotomayor? Obama Invites War
Rush: Sotomayor the "Antithesis of a Judge . . ."
To Obama and Sotomayor: Keep Your Tyranny Off Our Constitution
Why Judges Make Law: The Roots and Remedy of Judicial Activism

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Should Christians Resist Tyranny?

By Rick Pearcey • May 28, 2009, 09:57 AM

"Whenever I question the timidity of today's church in America," writes Joseph Farah at WorldNetDaily, "I receive lectures accusing me of violating a biblical principle that supposedly provides a blanket condemnation of Christian resistance to tyranny. . . . 

"Perhaps there is no better time than now to revisit this issue -- as we approach America's Independence Day and our nation moves ever closer to tyranny, this time directed not from London but from our own nation's capital."

More from Farah on "Should Christians Resist Tyranny?" 

Tyranny Watch: When Government Attacks
What About Obama, Mussolini, and the Unmentionable Herr Hitler?
The Evil Religious Presidents Do

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Calif. Court Upholds Ban on Homosex "Marriage"

By Rick Pearcey • May 27, 2009, 10:57 AM

From the Washington Times:

Both sides of the debate over same-sex marriage said Tuesday's California Supreme Court decision upholding Proposition 8, the second defeat in a row for gay-marriage supporters, may have ended the legal battle on the ballot initiative but not the fight over the issue.

In a 6-1 decision, the court rejected arguments that the November ballot measure amending the state constitution to state that marriage is the union of one man and one woman violated the "inalienable" rights of same-sex couples to marry. The justices, however, did let stand the same-sex marriages performed before the initiative's passage.

Two comments:

1) The court is correct in rejecting the attempt to claim homosexual "marriage" as an inalienable right. Inalienable rights, as the Declaration of Independence affirms, are ontological derivatives rooted in the Creator, in whose image human beings are made. That same Creator makes clear, in historical and ethical information He communicates in the verifiable data of the Old and New Testaments, that marriage is a liberating circle of life-long fidelity and community for male and female.

2) The California court is incorrect to allow homosexist "marriages" performed before the passage of Prop 8 to stand, for those "marriages" are only social constructs that have no real moral or, ultimately, legal validity. Relying on high-sounding but hollow religious and public relations absolutes such as "equality" and "tolerance," monophysicalist unions violate the moral character of the ultimate Lawgiver, that self-same Creator whom the Founding Fathers recognized as the source of inalienable rights in the first place. 

See also:
Secularist Washington-Centrism Is Un-American

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Plagiarism Update: Can Maureen Dowd Produce Email of "Mysterious Friend"?

By Rick Pearcey • May 26, 2009, 07:30 AM

Eric Boehlert at Media Matters would like to know. He writes:

That's the only way to confirm her account and make sure that Dowd didn't simply plagiarize TPM. The media's Village is quite content that Dowd did nothing wrong. That it was just one innocent mistake. To date, the Times editors agree and are giving Dowd a complete pass.

See also:
Plagiarism: Pretend People, Fake Work
What Is a Plagiarist?
Oxford, Cambridge, Plagiarism, and Christian Worldview
Controversy Over "Michelangelo" Sculpture

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"Patriot Pastors" Challenged to Crush "Hate Crimes" Bill

By Rick Pearcey • May 20, 2009, 09:59 AM

"America has become a morally bankrupt society that embraces intolerance against Christians, including a new push for 'hate crimes' legislation, according to one pastor who believes it's all because church leaders have failed to do their jobs," reports WorldNetDaily. 

"But this Memorial Day weekend he is calling ministers to fight for those freedoms -- from their pulpits." (emphasis added)

More on "Patriot Pastors" at WND . . . 

Admitted: "Hate Crimes" an "Invention"
Clergy in the Crosshairs
Beauty and the Beast: Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton

Monday, May 18, 2009

Obama at Notre Dame -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • May 18, 2009, 04:16 PM

From FoxNation: "Open Minds" and "Fair-Minded Words"? You be the judge. Click here to view the entire speech at RealClearPolitics.

Humane Resistance: Palin Hits Notre Dame for Recognizing Obama
Farah: Obama Wants Civil Dialogue Over Murder of Unborn Humans
Obama at Notre Dame: Text

Humane Resistance: Palin Hits Notre Dame for Recognizing Obama

By Rick Pearcey • May 18, 2009, 11:55 AM

In an email to columnist Holly Robichaud, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin writes: 

My favorite grandpa, Clem James Sheeran, was Catholic. Irish to the core, his favorite place (other than church) was Notre Dame.

I can’t imagine what he would think as the university recognizes someone who contradicts the core values of the Catholic faith by promoting an anti-life agenda. As we learned today, our nation is more pro-life than ever before; it is a very important time to strengthen the message that every baby is created for good purpose and has the potential to make this world a better place.”

"While Palin understands this battle is about a fundamental value," comments Robichaud, "Obama supporters trivialize it by suggesting it is about opening a dialogue with people of opposing views. Despite their belittling, this outrage is well deserved. By bestowing the degree on President Pro-Choice, a message is conveyed that he is a role model, someone deserving of recognition in the eyes of the university. Jenkins even said he is an inspiring leader."

Well said. But note also that Obama is in conflict not just with a question of "value," even a fundamental one. For this man stands on the wrong side of fact, science, evidence, the Constitution, the Declaration, and the Founding Vision of the United States of America. Most of all, the president of the United States stands against the knowable, verifiable, and factual Creator, upon whom and from whom all human rights that have any adequate foundation are based.

The president's ideological alienation from the good, the true, the beautiful, and the humane is complete and total. No amount of oratory or dialogue or enablement from a lapdog, secularist press can cover up the stench of this cult of barbarism divorced from humanity and reason. By the measurement of the American experiment in liberty, his is an extremism rooted in inauthentic faith.

What remains is for albeit imperfect people of good will to listen -- as did our Founders -- to their Creator instead of to this mere mortal and his pretended wisdom but all-too-real vanity. What remains is to insist on human freedom and dignity under God in effective and principled resistance to overcome a kind of state control and cool barbarism that European dictators and totalitarians and orators from days not that long ago could only have dreamed of.

That kind of resistance would be progress. That would be humane. That is the way of dignity.

Farah: Obama Wants Civil Dialogue Over Murder of Unborn Humans
Obama OKs Killing Unborn in Notre Dame Speech
Episcopalian High Priestess: "Abortion Is a Blessing!"

What About Obama, Mussolini, and the Unmentionable Herr Hitler?
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
How to Argue Like a Fascist
American Fascism: Obama and Mussolini

Obama OKs Killing Unborn in Notre Dame Speech

By Rick Pearcey • May 18, 2009, 06:47 AM

"After receiving an honorary doctorate in law at the University of Notre Dame’s graduation ceremony yesterday, President Barack Obama delivered a speech to the school's graduating seniors that sought to legitimize his position in favor of the legal killing of unborn children," reports Terry Jeffrey at CNSNews.com.

"Obama told the graduates of the nation’s most well-known Catholic university that abortion 'has both moral and spiritual dimensions' -- although he did not explain why he had made this conclusion -- and made it quite clear that, even so, he has no intention of moving from his position that it ought to be legal for a pregnant mother to have a doctor kill her unborn child for literally any reason at any stage of pregnancy."

More on Obama at Notre Dame from CNSNews.com.

Episcopalian High Priestess: "Abortion Is a Blessing!"
What About Obama, Mussolini, and the Unmentionable Herr Hitler?
The Evil Religious Presidents Do
How to Argue Like a Fascist
American Fascism: Obama and Mussolini

Friday, May 15, 2009

Gingrich Blisters Pelosi on Terror, Torture Debate: Audio

By Rick Pearcey • May 15, 2009, 02:15 PM

This ABC News interview is must listening.

Here's a report from The Note, a blog at ABCNews.com.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Coulter: Liberal Taliban Issue Fatwa Against Miss California

By Rick Pearcey • May 14, 2009, 09:19 AM

Ann Coulter writes:

Not even Dick Cheney can incite the blood-curdling rage of liberals at the sight of a sexy Evangelical Christian. Paula Jones, Katherine Harris, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin and, most recently, Miss California, Carrie Prejean, have all come under a frenzy of attacks from liberals.
Christians are supposed to be fat, balding sweaty little men with bad complexions. It's liberals who are supposed to be the sexy ones. (I know that from watching "The West Wing" and all movies starring Julia Roberts.)
But sadly for liberals, in real life, the fat, balding sweaty little guy with the bad complexion is Perez Hilton and the smoking-hot babe is Carrie Prejean.

More . . .

Seriously Hot: The Carrie Prejean Story
Shuster Asks, "Can I Vomit?"
Miss California on Liberty Live Radio
Centrist Miss California Told to Shut Up "About Your Faith"
Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton
BBC: On Murdering Miss California
Wildmon: Carrie Prejean vs. Rick Warren
Rosie's Coat

"Seriously" Hot: The Carrie Prejean Story

By Rick Pearcey • May 14, 2009, 08:42 AM

In deciding Miss California Carrie Prejean could retain her crown, "proud heterosexualist" Donald Trump Jujitsued homosexual-"marriage" activists by "invoking Barack Obama's opposition to it," writes George Neumayr at American Spectator.

But, as Neumayr notes, there remains a subtle, magnificent difference between Obama and Prejean.

Meanwhile, "the sexual revolutionaries at MSNBC, who usually encourage off-the-rails carnality, want to 'vomit' over Prejean," Neumayr continues. 

What's really upsetting their collective stomachs? The "violent reaction . . . illustrates once again . . . the intrinsically violent character of homosexual activism" and "its deep fear of fertile heterosexual women." 

More at American Spectator . . .

Shuster Asks, "Can I Vomit?"
Miss California on Liberty Live Radio
Centrist Miss California Told to Shut Up "About Your Faith"
Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton
BBC: On Murdering Miss California
Wildmon: Carrie Prejean vs. Rick Warren
Rosie's Coat

Monday, May 4, 2009

Pearcey Jolts Atlanta Journal-Constitution Writer/Editor on Miss California

By Rick Pearcey • May 4, 2009, 12:03 PM

It seems that accurately locating the affirmations of Miss California Carrie Prejean at the philosophic center of the American experiment in liberty was a bit much for Jim Galloway at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Over the top," said Galloway.

Galloway describes himself as a "writer and editor with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 30 years," and he writes a blog called "Political Insider." He was responding to a column in RedState titled Beauty and the Beast: The Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton, also published at Pro-Existence, here

Note also this strange comment from a fellow who thinks I'm a "foreigner" who "would do well to draw from the actual well of Our Founders’ writing." He suggests I leave the country. 

Well, I think I've done well by the commenter and perhaps even Mr. Galloway. As a Christian, Miss Prejean affirms the existence of a Creator, as does the Declaration of Independence, which expresses the basic worldview and mission statement of the Founders of the United States. Both positions relate the Creator to questions of public life, including government and politics.

Miss California, therefore, is operating within the same philosophic universe as that shared by our Founders. She occupies the middle ground, the "center," as it were.

Those such as Perez Hilton who reject the application of verifiable information from the Creator to public life, including politics, operate in a totally different philosophic universe. In both outbursts and outlook, they are the extremists. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Buchanan: Torture Ever Moral?

By Rick Pearcey • April 29, 2009, 08:15 AM

Pat Buchanan writes:

Cheney and Bush, who make no apologies for what they authorized to keep America safe for seven and a half years, should be held to account.

But so, too, should Barack Obama, if U.S. citizens die in a terror attack the CIA might have prevented, had its interrogators not been tied to an Army Field Manual written for dealing with soldiers, not al-Qaida killers who favor "soft targets" such as subways, airliners and office buildings.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wildmon: Carrie Prejean vs. Rick Warren

By Rick Pearcey • April 28, 2009, 10:18 AM

In short, "America's Pastor" needs to grow a backbone. A 21-year-old California blonde might be able to show him how. Here's Tim Wildmon's take

Centrist Miss California Told to Shut Up "About Your Faith"
BBC: On Murdering Miss California
Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton
Limbaugh vs. Obama

Centrist Miss California Told to Shut Up "About Your Faith"

By Rick Pearcey • April 28, 2009, 07:58 AM

Fortunately, in the highest, centrist tradition of American exceptionalism, Carrie Prejean responds to a calling higher than that afforded by "Miss CA USA" or by extremist anti-family, pro-homosexual activists such as Perez Hilton.  WND has the story.

BBC: On Murdering Miss California
Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton
Limbaugh vs. Obama

Monday, April 27, 2009

Baby, Killers: The Inverted Conscience of Barack Obama

By Rick Pearcey • April 27, 2009, 01:57 PM

Imagine the face of a terrorist and then the face of an unborn baby. Which one, according to "care for the least of these" Barack Obama, signifies the "innocent victim" and which one the "dangerous enemy"?

Dan McLaughlin comments at RedState.

The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Regarding Change: Liberals Drink Deeply From Fascist Well

Iowa Governor Should Resist Court Tyranny on Homosex "Marriage"

By Rick Pearcey • April 27, 2009, 01:40 PM

This just in -- The following press statement issued today by Matt Barber of Liberty Alliance Action and Liberty Counsel calls on Iowa Governor Chet Culver to uphold the Iowa Constitution and resist judicial tyranny by refusing to issue marriage licenses to homosexuals: 

Iowa Governor Should Tell Court, "Thanks, But No Thanks"

"In Baker v. Nelson, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to imagine there exists a 'constitutional right' to 'same-sex marriage.' It held that if the Court were to create such a right, it would amount to an unconstitutional act of 'judicial legislation.' With its recent opinion charging that such a right exists and ordering that, starting today, marriage licenses be given to homosexual duos, the Iowa Supreme Court has done just that. It has co-opted the role of both the legislative and executive branches of government and has presumed to unconstitutionally create and administer law from the bench.

"This presents the perfect opportunity for Iowa Governor Chet Culver -- who publicly opposes 'gay marriage' -- to give the Iowa Supremes and the American people a much needed lesson in 'separation of powers.'  The constitutional process cleverly provides intrinsic checks and balances to avoid tyrannical governance from any one branch of government,” said Barber. “The Iowa Supreme Court has attempted to fundamentally redefine the millennia-old definition of natural marriage in direct conflict with the constitutionally codified will of the people and the legislature. It doesn’t get much more tyrannical than that.

“For any new law to be properly implemented, either the people of Iowa -- through ballot initiative -- or the state legislature would have to affirmatively create that new law. And, of course, if such a law arrived on the Governor’s desk by way of the legislature, he has every right to either sign it or veto it.  

“In this instance, the court has arbitrarily and unilaterally attempted to circumvent the constitutionally proscribed process and constructively impose a new law on the people of Iowa. It has issued an ‘opinion’ and an opinion is just that. The Court has no constitutional means or right to enforce its unconstitutionally imposed opinion. If the Judiciary is supreme lawmaker, then it renders the other two branches of government politically impotent. Why even have executive and legislative branches of government if we ultimately live under a judiciocracy?” asked Barber.   

“Governor Culver has an opportunity to do what former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney refused to do when given the same chance. That is, to uphold his state Constitution and become a champion to ‘we the people’ in the process. Culver should tell the Iowa Supreme Court, ‘thanks but no thanks’ and immediately order that no further marriage licenses be given to any couple that does not meet the common sense requirements properly in existence since the day the Iowa Constitution was drafted.”    

Beauty and the Beast: Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton
Miss California: "God Was Testing My Faith"
Open Lesbian, CNN Anchor, Defends Miss America Judge
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

BBC: On Murdering Miss California

By Rick Pearcey • April 27, 2009, 07:39 AM

That's the big joke (aka "gaffe"), according to the following report in the UK Sun:

A senior Tory MP joked about MURDERING a Miss California contestant on a popular TV show.

Shadow leader of the House of Commons Alan Duncan was appearing on BBC comedy show "Have I Got News For You" when he made the gaffe.

Mr. Duncan, who had earlier in the show revealed his ambition to become Home Secretary, was discussing American Beauty Queen Carrie Prejean's belief that same sex marriages were wrong.

And the MP called her a "silly b***h" and said "If you read that Miss California is murdered you will know it was me."    

Beauty and the Beast: Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton
Miss California: "God Was Testing My Faith"
Open Lesbian, CNN Anchor, Defends Miss America Judge
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

Hat tip: American Thinker

Friday, April 24, 2009

Perez Hilton: Foul Face of "Gay" Activism

By Rick Pearcey • April 24, 2009, 09:47 AM

The following column is by Matt Barber, director of cultural affairs with both Liberty Counsel and Liberty Alliance Action. Barber also co-hosts the nationally syndicated “Liberty Live” talk radio program on AFR Talk. Brackets and ellipsis below indicate an editorial effort to keep Pro-Existence a family-friendly source of comment and analysis, an increasingly challenging proposition, given the rise of anti-family forces of secuarism and intolerance in the land, exemplified of late by a judge with the Miss USA pageant. 

You may have heard. During Sunday’s Miss USA pageant openly “gay” activist and pageant judge Perez Hilton -- the self-styled “Queen of Media” -- ambushed Carrie Prejean -- the openly Christian Miss California -- with a politically loaded question on so-called “same-sex marriage.” Prejean’s candid answer -- as both Hilton and Miss USA organizer Donald Trump later admitted -- likely cost her the crown. 

From the moment she opened her mouth, Prejean has given liberals a clinic in class.  Hilton, on the other hand (a.k.a. Mario Armando Lavandeira), has provided the world a sneak peek into the soul of homosexual activism.  

This is one for the up-is-down-black-is-white hall of fame. The media’s fabricated flap over Prejean’s answer -- a public defense of legitimate marriage -- has a reasonable America scratching its collective noggin in stunned disbelief. Not because of the answer she gave Perez -- which was both well received by the pageant audience and overwhelmingly shared by about 70% of Americans -- but, rather, because of Hilton’s hate-filled, misogynistic response to her answer and the disgraceful, knee-jerk defense of that response by liberals in Hollywood, the media, and organized homosexuality. 

After Hilton asked the lovely and talented Miss California whether “every state” should legalize “same-sex marriage,” Prejean responded: “In my country, in my family . . . I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised and that's how I think it should be  -- between a man and a woman.”

Oh the humanity!

Evidently this was not the rooty-tooty-fresh-n’-fruity answer Hilton -- the creepy valley girl wannabe with a five o’clock shadow -- had hoped for. He promptly marked Prejean’s score card with a zero, plopped down in front of the television cameras and began blubbering away like a fussy little snot with a dirty diaper. 

Having already publicly called Prejean a “dumb b----,” he then yammered to a sympathetic Norah O’Donnell on MSNBC that not only was he refusing to apologize he was actually “thinking the C-word.” This, of course, one of the vilest things anyone can call a woman. Yet, rather than taking Hilton to task for the boy lover’s girl-hating poison, O’Donnell joined in on the bash-fest, criticizing Prejean for her traditional view.    

But Hilton wasn’t done yet. Ramping up his vicious attack on the Christian California bombshell, our lispy-wispy lil’ cupcake dove headlong into the annals of dirt-baggery lore. He defaced a photo of Prejean on his weblog scribbling . . . a crude depiction of [male anatomy].

How did Prejean react?

While talking to Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today Show she said, “I knew at that moment after I answered the question, I knew, I was not going to win because of my answer, because I had spoken from my heart, from my beliefs and for my God. . . . I wouldn't have answered it differently. The way I answered may have been offensive. With that question specifically, it's not about being politically correct. For me it was being biblically correct.”

On the Fox News Channel’s Hannity program, Prejean shared, “You know, I forgive him. I know that he's angry for whatever reason. I know there must be a bigger issue going on in his life.”

Like I said -- Class.  

Still, Perez Hilton -- Hollywood’s frothy-potty-mouthed little drama queen -- isn’t alone in his hatred for Prejean or the three-fourths of Americans who share her opposition to the novel and incongruous concept of “gay marriage.”   

For example, Wayne Besen, a prominent leader in the homosexual activist community, unbelievably went on Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor to defend Hilton. He picked up Hilton’s anti-Christian torch, incredibly charging that it was Prejean, not Hilton, whose millennia-old recognition of biblical marriage “was divisive.” Besen then added insult to injury and revealed his true rainbow colors by tagging the 70% of Americans who oppose “gay marriage” as “bigots.” 

This whole hateful affair provides the perfect metaphor for the current divide between defenders of traditional sexual morality and the extremist “queer” activist movement. As Congress debates the constructive repeal of both the Fourteenth Amendment guarantee of “equal protection under the law” and the First Amendment guarantees of free speech and freedom of religion through passage of discriminatory and wholly unnecessary “hate crimes” legislation, this little episode once again reminds us that the self-described champions of “tolerance” and “diversity” are the most intolerant and hateful among us. 

How soon we forget. Just hearken back a few months to the passage of California’s Proposition 8, which restored the definition of natural marriage to the Golden State. There we all played witness to “gay” activist calls for church burnings, Mormon Temple vandalism, death threats against Prop 8 supporters and quasi-riotous assaults against peaceful Christian marriage supporters. 

So, insofar as liberals continue to dig their own hole by defending Hilton and piling on Prejean, I submit they’re doing the other 70% of us a favor. In their biting anger, they’ve cast aside the sublime mask of “tolerance,” revealing an ugly, desperate and most intolerant countenance below.   

For that, I say thank you. For your treatment of Carrie Prejean, I say shame on you.

Beauty and the Beast: Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton
Miss California: "God Was Testing My Faith"
Open Lesbian, CNN Anchor, Defends Miss America Judge
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Open Lesbian, CNN Anchor, Defends Miss USA Judge

By Rick Pearcey • April 23, 2009, 09:51 AM

Open lesbian and CNN anchor Jane Velez-Mitchell of Headline News "vehemently defended Perez Hilton’s crude remarks against Miss California USA Carrie Prejean," writes Matthew Balan at Newsbusters.  

Name of the CNN program? "No Bias, No Bull."

Beauty and the Beast: Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton

Hat tip: WND

Obama's Torture Policy for Pre-Born Americans

By Rick Pearcey • April 23, 2009, 08:35 AM

From George Neumayr at American Spectator:

Obama's liberalism is not an opponent of human rights abuses but an embodiment of them. The CIA restricts itself to methods far less ruthless than those permitted by the platform of the Democratic Party. When will Obama bring his own platform into line with the Geneva Accords?  

The Evil Religious Presidents Do
Chris Matthews: Pro-Life "Verbal Terrorism"

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Beauty and the Beast: Resisting the Reactionary Extremism of Perez Hilton

By Rick Pearcey • April 22, 2009, 10:13 AM

Openly homosexual blogger and Miss USA judge Perez Hilton has called pageant contestant Carrie Prejean the "C-word," defaced a photo of the young lady, and admits to giving her a score of zero, reports WND.

And this from an individual giving public face to those who wrap themselves as victims in banners of "love" and "tolerance." But it is nothing of the sort, of course, as is clearly seen in the emotional outburst of this "judge" who took upon himself also the roles of jury and executioner. Such hubris.  

Mr. Hilton apparently hates the reply Prejean gave to his question concerning homosexual "marriage." As Prejean told Sean Hannity last night on TV, she chooses being "Biblically correct" over being politically correct and concludes therefore that marriage ought to be between a man and a woman.

Her view has the advantage of expressing a life lived in community with our true Creator, which is a better foundation for growth and humanness than is reducing ourselves -- as a consistent naturalistic secularism requires -- to bundles of particles organized by chance inside bodies that have no meaning in an impersonal universe.  The resulting breakdown of the distinction between male and female is an expression not of progress into love but of regress into meaninglessness.

Her courageous stance places Prejean at the center of political and ethical discourse as framed by the Declaration of Independence, which articulates the Founding vision and mission statement of the United States.

She is occupying the same ontic and philosophical universe set forth by our Founding Fathers. The real extremists are those who reject that Founding vision and indeed reject the world as it objectively exists in its externality as a creation of our Maker who endows humanity with unalienable rights.  

The reactionary behavior of Hilton and his association with the Miss USA pageant indicate just how radically extreme and ugly certain intolerant elites have become after rejecting that humane and liberating worldview which gave rise to the American experiment in the first place. They war against nature and nature's God, against human nature and human nature's God.

This war is real. Instead of human rights rooted in a knowable, verifiable, and loving Creator who has a moral character, we have instead aggressive power groups imposing a false, subjective, and hurtful agenda upon a patient and forbearing nation. 

Love of God and man, of neighbor and community, calls for a humane resistance for freedom, the individual, and wholeness. Fortunately, we are beginning to see signs of free-thinking individuals rising up to throw off the chains of pretended absolutes masked and marketed as progress, toleration, and positive change.

A 21-year-old held her ground the other night and holds it still. She lost a pageant. But she won a crown. 

See also:
Miss California: "God Was Testing My Faith"

Friday, April 17, 2009

Couric Ceremony Brownshirts Handcuff Filmmaker

By Rick Pearcey • April 17, 2009, 10:25 AM

Quin Hillyer writes:

Every "media freedom" outlet in the country should be up in arms about this, helping John Ziegler pay for a lawsuit, shouting from the rooftops against this blatant and disquieting and downright frightening abridgement of the First Amendment.

Here's video of fascism in action

Tyranny in America, both soft and hard (ask the dead babies about it), must be resisted and overcome. This is the task of every American who remembers who we are.

Who are we? We are not compliant "citizens" with a vague set of "values" waiting for Obama, the establishment, and disdainful secular elites to issue government-approved marching orders for what we get to do tomorrow. 

Who are we? We are human beings created in the image of God and endowed by our creator with unalienable rights that no journalist, no security guard, no bureaucrat, no politician, and no White House authoritarian has the authority to take away. We-the-free -- and not the fascist slave-masters -- run this country. 

We are here to cause tyrants to tremble. Today, tomorrow, as soon as possible, there should be Freedom Protests against any form of tyranny imposed upon the mind of man.

Today, tomorrow, as soon as possible, there should be protests for unalienable rights and Declaration Freedoms at USC (where Ziegler was cuffed), media outlets, and any place of authoritarianism in America that dares participate in the on-going ideological coup against the foundations and vision of the United States of America.

Obama and his enablers in the Federal Empire, the Democratic Party, squishy Republicans, the socialists in media and all the rest may not like it, but the Spirit of 1776 lives. For that which is rooted in verifiable truth from our Creator never passes away, never dies, and is always a solid support for those ready to "overcome evil with good." Just like the No. 1 book hated by all tyrants -- The Bible -- says (Rom. 12:21). 

Wednesday was T-Day. Today is T-Day plus 2. Folks, we're going to Berlin to empty out the bunker.

See also: Arrested Documentarian: "I Did Nothing Wrong."


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Scientists: Facebook, Twitter May Harm Moral Values

By Rick Pearcey • April 14, 2009, 10:53 AM

Telegraph reports: "Today's fast-paced media could be making us indifferent to human suffering and should allow time for us to reflect, according to researchers."

Monday, April 13, 2009

Rick Warren's Holy Week Crisis

By Rick Pearcey • April 13, 2009, 10:21 AM

In his handbook for living as a human being in a broken world with manipulative politicians, preachers, scientists, and used-car salesmen, the Creator liberates his fellow rebels against evil by exhorting them to "test everything" (1 Thess. 5:21).

Thus, Sandy Rios questions "America's Pastor" Rick Warren vis-a-vis his Larry Kingish running for the hills on the question of standing up for the Biblical, Gospel, and life-enhancing circle of life called marriage -- as between a man and a woman in community under God.

One might add, however, this to the Rios column: Let's refrain from calling Mr. Warren "America's Pastor." You can be his friend, his seminary classmate, etc., etc. I have never met Warren personally, and he may be a swell guy. But, please, "America's Pastor"? That's ridiculous.

Clergy in the Crosshairs

By Rick Pearcey • April 13, 2009, 09:18 AM

"A Texas congressman who is a former judge warns that the 'hate crimes' legislation reintroduced in the U.S. House could potentially lead to the arrest of Christian pastors who speak out against sexual immorality," reports OneNewsNow.

"Representatives John Conyers (D-Michigan) and Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) are sponsoring the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (H.R. 1913), also known as the 'Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act.' The bill would add sexual orientation to the list of categories covered under federal hate crime law. When Democrats passed the bill in 2007, they were divided over whether to add 'gender identity and expression' to the list."

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Farah Challenges Wishy-Washy Pastors

By Rick Pearcey • April 8, 2009, 11:20 AM

Beginning with The Rev. Rick Warren. The editor of WorldNetDaily steps all over Warren's soft shoe parade: 

America achieved its independence and freedom in the 18th century in large part because colonial pastors stood up for biblical principles, preached them, lived them and refused to back down from them -- even in the face of death.

The American War of Independence has been accurately called a "pulpit revolution" for this reason. It was inspired by great men of God who recognized evil and called it by its right name.

What a difference two centuries, combined with affluence and the corporatization of the 501(c)3 church culture has made.

A good example of this was on display on CNN's "Larry King Live" this week, as "America's Pastor" Rick Warren did a soft shoe act on his role in the same-sex marriage battle over Proposition 8 in California. . . . 

For more, go here.

See also: Video: Rick Warren -- "I Am Not an Anti-Gay Marriage Activist"

Spiritual Warfare: Obama "Faith" Appointee Declares Bible "Not True" on Homosexuality

By Rick Pearcey • April 8, 2009, 10:30 AM

CNSNews.com reports:

President Obama has named to his faith-based advisory council a self-professed Christian who holds that the New Testament's teaching that homosexual behavior is unnatural and wrong -- which is found in St. Paul's letter to the Romans -- “is not true."

The professed "Christian" appointee is Harry Knox, "one of 25 members of the advisory board of the White House Office Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Obama announced the formation of the office in early February, a continuation of a similar office started by President George W. Bush to issue federal grants to faith-based, non-profit charitable organizations," reports CNSNews.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Notre Dame Priest: Pro-Abort Obama Supporting "Evil"

By Rick Pearcey • April 3, 2009, 09:54 AM

From CNSNews.com:

Rev. Hugh W. Cleary, C.S.C., the superior general of the Catholic religious order that founded and now sponsors the University of Notre Dame, declared in an “open letter” to President Barack Obama that many good Catholics are scandalized by his pro-abortion policies, which, Cleary said, are “regarded by us as an intrinsic evil."

Here's the letter.

Kathleen the Baby Killer: Sebelius -- Reasonable Rhetoric for Killing Babies

By Rick Pearcey • April 3, 2009, 09:31 AM

Kansas lawmaker Tim Huelskamp has seen pro-abortion radical and Obama HHS pick Kathleen Sebelius "up close and personal."

He writes:

If all goes according to schedule, Governor Kathleen Sebelius will be confirmed as Secretary of Health and Human Services late next week. This is a mistake.

Recall that the Barack Obama claims to be a Christian and is fond of claiming to care for "the least of these." This hypocrisy and that of his enablers, including those who voted for him, is drenched in blood, which cries out from the incinerator.

It seems there are "Christian" fascists among us after all.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Top 7 Techniques Liberals Use to Lie About Conservatives

By Rick Pearcey • March 31, 2009, 08:05 AM

From John Hawkins: "To help fight the lies of the Left, here's a guide to the most prevalent techniques that liberals use to mislead people about conservatives.

"If you're listening to liberals talk about conservatives, you're virtually guaranteed to hear at least one of these techniques used."

Monday, March 30, 2009

Protest Notre Dame, Disinvite Obama From the Presidency

By Rick Pearcey • March 30, 2009, 03:06 PM

"The outrage over Notre Dame inviting President Obama as commencement speaker has not abated," reports OneNewsNow.

"Last week, pro-lifers strongly voiced their anger about a pro-abortion president being invited to speak at a prominent Catholic university, which supposedly upholds church doctrines such as the sanctity of life. But they also are objecting to the school's plan to give Obama an honorary Doctor of Law degree. Notre Dame has been flooded with complaints, but university President John Jenkins will not be deterred."

Says Notre Dame graduate Eric Scheidler of the Pro-Life Action League: 

If Jenkins won't do the right thing and disinvite Barack Obama, then we are absolutely going to have no choice but to go out and rain on Barack Obama's parade on May 17 in South Bend, Indiana. . . . We are already working with pro-life leaders around the country, especially throughout the Midwest, to put on the mother of all protests.

In his language and policy moves, this man Barack Obama is a rogue official occupying the office of the President of the United States.

Why rogue? Because, for example, he is in violation of the Declaration of Independence, which is the Foundational Vision Statement of the United States of America and which acknowledges that every single human being is endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights," including the rights to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

Well, dead preborn American citizens are deprived of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And no American politican ought to serve who favors the liquidation of the preborn in aborcentration centers that mar and bleed the land.

One would think that governing according to the Vision Statement of the United States is not above the paygrade of the president of the United States.

One would think that respecting unalienable rights endowed by the Creator upon alive but preborn American citizens is not above the paygrade of the President of the United States.

One would think that elementary scientific and inclusive facts of biological life regarding the humanity of unborn human beings created in the image of God is not above the paygrade of the President of the United States.

What kind of man is this? Let us hope not, but is Barack Obama too much of a political ideologue to care about the facts, the Declaration, the Constitution, and that liberating vision of life that American heroes have bled and died for on battlefields across history and across the world, both within and without the borders of our homeland?

No only should Barack Obama be disinivited from Notre Dame, the American people should rise up and disinvite him from the presidency. His pro-abortion, anti-life policies are an embarrassment to civilized humanity under the Declaration, under the Constitution, and under God. Yes he was elected, but he now imposes tyranny. He now wars against the American experiment in liberty under God. 

Americans must take every opportunity to disinvite not just him, but his alien, anti-American, inhumane, and anti-Creator coup against the foundational Mission and Vision Statement of this land. We can yet still enjoy the "blessings of liberty," but this will require a return to the Creator to whom our Founders looked and from whom those blessings derive. It will require casting off the chains of the Federal Empire and its new Emperor on the Potomac.

No only should pro-life Americans "rain" on Obama's parade, they ought to thunder and lightning upon it, with a few cats and dogs thrown in for good measure. May the "mother of all protests" at Notre Dame have many children.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tyrantspeak: Obama Uses "Invest" or "Investment" 18 Times in Press Conf. for Gov't Deficit Spending

By Rick Pearcey • March 25, 2009, 08:54 AM

Terry Jeffrey of CNSNews.com reports:

In Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary the first meaning listed for the word “investment” is “the outlay of money usually for income or profit,” and the meaning of the word “invest” is “to commit (money) in order to earn a financial return.”
The idea is that investing money is something private individuals and businesses do on the calculation that they will get back more money than they put into a particular enterprise.
In his prime-time Tuesday press conference, however, President Barack Obama used the words “invest” or “investment” 18 different times to describe the deficit spending he wants the federal government to undertake in pursuit of his budget plan.


1. Is this not a tyrannical use of language, in which a powerful figure imposes subjective meanings upon words to manipulate people for political gain and ideological greed?

2. Could someone please explain why this is not a case of President Obama's lying to the American people?

3. Could someone demonstrate how this abuse of language cooly foisted upon a watching public is in any sense Christian (after all, the President claims to be a follower of "Jesus")? Or is this putative "faith" in "Jesus" unrelated to the information we have in the Bible?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Haggard, Wife to Appear on Divorce Show

By Rick Pearcey • March 19, 2009, 06:52 AM

Roll the "Divorce Court" videotape. AP reports:

The Haggards say their marriage and Christian faith are stronger than ever, and they want people to know that divorce is not the answer.

"This is part of Ted's journey," Gayle Haggard said. "It's made him a better man. I see what has happened as a divine rescue."

AP also reports: "The couple will be paid an undisclosed amount for the interview, the latest in a series of public appearances that started in January when Ted Haggard began promoting an HBO documentary about his time in exile. He also has appeared on the 'Oprah Winfrey Show' and 'Larry King Live.'"

Monday, March 9, 2009

Obama Cares Not for Conscience of America

By Rick Pearcey • March 9, 2009, 05:41 PM

Jake Jones examines a conscience.

This past week, Pres. Obama’s administration published its official request to rescind the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regulation that clarifies that health care professionals have a right to conscience and should not be forced to participate in aborting a baby, or other medical services, that offend their moral convictions.

This is of great concern for Christians across the country. Not only because of the reversal of the ‘rights of conscience’ clause, but because Obama has chosen Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services. She is a high profile supporter of abortion and has strong ties to pro-abortion organizations.

"President Obama is working to deprive the country of medical professionals who use their consciences when treating their patients," said Heartbeat International President Peggy Hartshorn, Ph.D. "Women, babies, and families deserve conscientious health care by doctors who believe in the sanctity of human life. It is wrong for the U.S. government to condemn doctors who follow the Hippocratic principle of 'do no harm'. This is un-American." 

Hat tip: UnbornHumanLife.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Brownback "Throwing Unborn Under the Bus"

By Rick Pearcey • March 6, 2009, 03:34 PM

Blood for power?

A pro-life activist says Senator Sam Brownback's decision to support pro-abortion Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius for Health and Human Services secretary shows that his commitment to the unborn is merely political rather than a core value. . . .

Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics, Incorporated, says Brownback -- a self-professed pro-life Catholic -- "abandoned" the unborn by backing Sebelius.
"I think it's typical of what we've seen over the years when somebody's commitment to the unborn is political rather than a core value with them," says the pro-life leader. "It's like the difference between a politician and a statesman."
Crutcher says Brownback's desire to become the next governor of Kansas may be driving his support of Sebelius. "All of Brownback's flowery words in the past don't really mean much," he says. "When push comes to shove, he'll throw the unborn under the bus for some political advantage -- and that's what's happened here."

OneNewsNow reports that it "has twice contacted Senator Brownback's office for comment on his support of Sebelius. Those emails have not been returned."

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Earmark Accountability: Time for an Enemies List?

By Rick Pearcey • March 3, 2009, 05:31 PM

Where is an Enemies List of Republicans and Democrats who stuck some 8,500 earmarks in the $410 billion pork-barrel spending bill set to be signed by Mr. Obama?

"Revolution" a Possible Worst-Case Scenario Over Obama Eligibility

By Rick Pearcey • March 3, 2009, 01:49 PM

The issue of whether Barack Obama is constitutionally eligible to serve as president seems easy enough to settle: Provide the documentation. Instead, this: 

Military officers from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines are working with California attorney Orly Taitz and her Defend Our Freedoms Foundation, citing a legal right established in British common law nearly 800 years ago and recognized by the U.S. Founding Fathers to demand documentation that may prove -- or disprove -- Barack Obama's eligibility to be president. . . .

Taitz' plaintiffs, some of whom potentially face life-or-death situations in defense of the U.S. Constitution on a daily basis, . . . are asking for the appointment of a special prosecutor to help in presenting documentation to the Supreme Court.

Harry Riley, a veteran officer with Pentagon service, says the endgame could be "revolution." 

"Myself, along with hundreds of thousands of other warriors, have fought for the U.S. Constitution. The whole issue is one of constitutional crisis, in my judgment. How can an individual become the commander-in-chief, or the president of the U.S., with questions regarding his constitutional qualifications?" he asked.

"The whole idea is that America cannot allow an individual to serve as president who isn't qualified. It destroys our Constitution. It's the bedrock of our nation," he said.

"In the worst case, in the long run, if he continues [to fight revealing his documentation,] it's going to be revolution in the streets," he warned.

"It's simply a matter of producing a $12 birth certificate," Riley says.   

Friday, February 27, 2009

Steamroller: Obama May Revoke "Conscience Rule"

By Rick Pearcey • February 27, 2009, 03:37 PM

Rick Moran writes:

Ah - state compulsion; the essence of tyranny. When the state demands that you do something that goes against your most deeply held beliefs, they are exercising the same level of control over you as any dictator or tyrant.

This report from the Chicago Tribune is what elicited Moran's remarks: 

Taking another step into the abortion debate, the Obama administration Friday will move to rescind a controversial rule that allows health-care workers to deny abortion counseling or other family-planning services if doing so would violate their moral beliefs, according to administration officials.

The rollback of the "conscience rule" comes just two months after the Bush administration announced it last year in one of its final policy initiatives.

True enough, what Moran describes is of grave concern. But what Obama is doing may be even more troubling than Moran describes. For this move does not simply come up against mere "conscience" or against the "moral beliefs" of individuals.

The right to life is not merely a “moral belief,” it is a moral fact. On the basis of scientific data, we know that human beings are human beings from the moment of conception. This is a biological fact that has nothing to do with pay-grades. Even if you are unemployed, or just running for President of the United States, this fact remains true.

Also, on the basis of verifiable and knowable information from our true Creator -- the Creator upon whom the high freedoms of this nation are grounded, as is recognized in the Declaration of Independence and which the Constitution is designed to protect -- we know that human beings possess tremendous dignity and innate worth, even from the moment of biological conception.

It follows from these facts that human beings of course have the right and duty to protect their neighbors, even if their neighbors are the "least of these." Healthcare workers should be admired, not attacked or undermined, for their efforts in this area.

A humane government is one that recognizes and respects the God-given and therefore inalienable right of individual people, including healthcare workers, to counsel towards life and away from death.

To forbid this humane behavior is deep intolerance and tyranny, again, not just against privately held "belief systems" or "value sets" that secular elites can steamroll with impunity.

Rather, it is a Washington-centric system setting itself up as Deity -- a pretended absolute -- against the moral facts of life and against human obligations that attend living in community with our true Creator and with our neighbors, big or small, born or unborn.

What needs to be rolled back is not the freedom of the individual to express him or herself under God. What needs to be rolled back is a Washington-centric secular establishment at odds with the rights and dignity of humanity and at odds with the Creator whose character and existence form the basis of those liberating rights. The Obama move is inhumane and ill-advised.

Free Speech Victory for Montana Church

By Rick Pearcey • February 27, 2009, 11:10 AM

Homosexuals complained, the Constitution reigned.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Facebook or Farcebook? Site Took Ads for Get-Rich-Quick Scam

By Rick Pearcey • February 26, 2009, 12:10 AM

"Facebook repeatedly accepted ads for a get-rich-quick scam it apparently knew was defrauding users in a desperate attempt to earn revenue," reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

Update: As of 12:42 am, February 26, this reported ad scam is still running on Facebook. I just accessed via my Facebook page an ad link to the same man-with-Ferrari picture exposed in SMH (but the "rich Ferrari man" has a different name in the ad linked via FB).

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Beheading in Buffalo

By Rick Pearcey • February 18, 2009, 08:41 AM

An Islamic "moderate" backslides -- or does he?

Robert Spencer writes:

Now comes the clearest, most harrowing indication of all that Bridges TV’s founder was not the moderate he appeared to be, but was rather a man who had imbibed deeply the traditional Islamic understanding that women are possessions of men, to be punished severely when they get out of line.

Of course, this singular lesson of the beheading of Aasiya Hassan, who apparently had raised Muzzammil’s ire by filing for divorce, is the one that the mainstream media and the American Muslim community is doing its best to obscure.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

12-Year-Old Steals Day With Pro-Life Speech

By Rick Pearcey • February 17, 2009, 07:56 AM

Toronto girl overcomes discouragement from teachers, disqualification by judges.

Here's her winning presentation.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Facebook Reacts to Outcry Over "Horrible" Change

By Rick Pearcey • February 16, 2009, 06:59 PM

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has responded to the clamor over the recent "horrible" change in its Terms of Service.

His reply seems to come down to this: Trust us -- "We wouldn't share your information in a way you wouldn't want."

Is this sufficient?

Adam Ostrow over at Mashable is mixed. Yes, it's a "fiasco," and Zuckerberg doesn't apologize or get to "the heart of the issue." But it "isn’t going to change the way I use Facebook."

At a minimum, however, we will think twice about what we post on Facebook. And more than that may be required. The expansive rights they ask for seem rather exravagant, to say the least.

What are your thoughts? Has Zuckerberg saved face for Facebook?

Hat tip: Rachelle Gardner.

"Horrible" Change at Facebook

By Rick Pearcey • February 16, 2009, 04:08 PM

The Consumerist summarizes Facebook's new Terms of Service: "We can do anything we want with your content. Forever."

As one might expect, reactions to this move are not entirely positive.

Among them: "Ridiculous." "Disturbing." And: "Horrible," "for those of us using Facebook to help market a small creative business. . . . What’s even more awful is that Facebook would make this change without notifying its users." 

Any lawyers in the house on this? Doctors? Ambulances?

Paglia Audio: Fascist Roots in Democrat "Fairness" Push to Censor Sean, Rush

By Rick Pearcey • February 16, 2009, 12:17 PM

Camille Paglia blasts Democrats:

* What?! -- "I don't get it . . . . Not for one second should the government be wandering into surveillance of, monitoring of, the ideological content of talk radio."

* Betrayal -- "The Democrats have totally betrayed the soul of the party, OK, to even mention this."

* Try This -- "Every true liberal Democrat should be speaking up in defense of talk radio."

* Roots -- "Stupid theory . . . comes from the 1930s . . . fascism."

The entire interview with Mark Simone, uncut.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

CEO of Muslim TV Beheads Wife

By Rick Pearcey • February 14, 2009, 01:49 PM

Horror. The accused is a "prominent moderate." He founded a TV network to "help portray Muslims in a more positive light."

Slogan: "Connecting people through understanding."

Hat tip: Mitch Majeski

Francis Schaeffer -- "The Central Problem of Our Age"

By Rick Pearcey • February 14, 2009, 12:00 PM

If politics is "downstream from culture" (as former Capitol Hill staffer Bill Wichterman has observed) and culture in general is downstream from Christian culture in particular ("You are the salt of the earth," Matt. 5:13), these guys -- Rick Ianniello, Ray Ortlund, Mike of On Coffee -- may be on to something regarding the "central problem of our age."

They quote from Francis Schaeffer:

The central problem of our age is not liberalism or modernism, nor the old Roman Catholicism or the new Roman Catholicism [yes, Schaeffer was a Protestant!], nor the threat of communism, nor even the threat of rationalism and the monolithic consensus which surrounds us. All these are dangerous but not the primary threat. The real problem is this: the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, individually or corporately, tending to do the Lord’s work in the power of the flesh rather than of the Spirit. The central problem is always in the midst of the people of God, not in the circumstances surrounding them. [bold added] 

You can find this quote on page 66 of No Little People, a book of sermons that are absolute must-reading for any person who prefers not to have his life's work "eaten up" by the secularism of our age.

Not just the secularism in society at large, mind you, but also, very sadly, by the "real problem," by the secular "power of the flesh" we sometimes observe in the methods and mentality embraced in certain circles of big-time, hard-charging Christian ministry.

Nancy and I agree with Schaeffer and Scripture that this is not a secondary matter. Fortunately, we have been able to witness some of this first-hand, so that we might post a "warning label" to help protect others from going down splashy but spirit-eroding dead-ends. This is an issue we do well to focus on, simply as a matter of spiritual balance and humane vitality.

You may have seen and experienced something of this "in house" secularism yourself. In fact, it is very likely you have. If so, we know you are hurting. This is true no matter what the PR says, or what a politician might say while handing out an award or medal to the latest and greatest hero of the ga-ga crowd (ever-so-humbly accepted, of course). You can read all about it in next month's machine-cranked fundraising letter on a mission from God.

But running over people in an effort to "change the world for Christ" or "engage the culture" does not glorify God or evince love of neighbor. Quite the opposite. It's a practical expression of taking the Lord's name in vain.

In my view, what Schaeffer is helping to awaken us to (I know, it's hard to wake up at times) is central to the real crisis behind the crisis of our age. Moreover, it's an analysis that may help explain much that is retrograde, dehumanizing, undignified, and ineffective as a strategy of cultural engagement.

Look: We have had massive organizations at work for decades. Millions and millions of dollars. Years of blood and sweat and pounds of flesh. No one is saying we have nothing to show for this. And yet things seem to be getting worse on a weekly if not daily basis. Just turn on the TV. You begin to wonder if the current strategy is a cultural and spiritual loser.

Maybe Schaeffer was on to something. Maybe there's a reason the Lord had to get him out of this mess and over into Switzerland just so he could get his head together. Just maybe.

Secularism both cultural and religious is taking huge bites and chunks out of the freedom and dignity of humanity. As a way forward, as a way to begin crafting and living an authentic Biblical alternative, you might want to consider chapter 13 of Schaeffer's True Spirituality together with chapter 13 of Nancy Pearcey's Total Truth. These chapters make the central and humanizing case that the Lordship of Christ applies across the whole of life. Boards of big organizations might be shocked, but this Lordship applies even to the nuts and bolts and nitty gritty of ministries CEOed by really famous people whose big names sell lots of books authored or "co-authored" by other people.

Call me a romantic, but I think we can do better than ape the phonies of this world. It's a lot more fun and humane to be a real person doing real work. True enough -- Your hyped name may not be slapped on the covers of as many books, magazine articles, commentaries, radio broadcasts, Larry King's guest list, or White House appointment calendars. So what?!

As the Leader of this revolution pointedly says, those folks "have their reward" (Matt. 6). You can read about that too in No Little People.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Ultimate Oxymoron: "Christian" Obama-Voters

By Rick Pearcey • February 11, 2009, 12:32 PM

La Shawn Barber wonders on Facebook "how one can follow Christ and support the slaughter of the unborn."

She was responding to "Christian Obama-Voters," the Ultimate Oxymoron at Breitbart's "Big Hollywood."

I replied: "There is no logical or worldview connection between following the Lord of Life and embracing the culture of death.

"Philosophical chop suey, cognitive incoherence -- a seedbed of hypocrisy and inhumanity -- is the unconscious mental menu of many people."

Any thoughts?

Monday, February 9, 2009

Christian Foster Mother Punished After Muslim Girl Converts

By Rick Pearcey • February 9, 2009, 07:15 AM

A council in northern England says the woman "failed to respect and preserve" the faith of the teen.

This call for respect rings a bit hollow. After all, the girl "made her own decision," according to the Telegraph.

The mom should resist and take captive this aggressive secularism, rather than deny her calling to live as a whole person in humane community, even in her professional life, with our true Creator.

And according to this report, that is what she's doing. Viva resistance.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Obama and Lucifer?

By Rick Pearcey • February 7, 2009, 12:16 PM

In the mail this week arrived Rules for Radicals, a "pragmatic primer for realistic radicals," written by Saul Alinsky and published in 1971.

What's striking, immediately, about this book is that Alinsky at the outset acknowledges his debt to the "very first radical," who turns out to be none other than: "Lucifer." This appears on the page preceding the table of contents.

The problem for Obama, who famously asserts that he is a "Christian," is that he appears to be in significant debt to the thinking and tactics of this man Saul Alinsky (as is noted here by an Obama opponent and here by a supporter).

The challenge for Obama -- if he wants to be understood as an authentic Christian -- is that the Lordship of Christ applies to the whole of life, including the tactics of political and social change one employs.

Methods matter far more than some people appear to realize (this challenge applies with equal force to the so-called religious right, let us say in fairness). "Thy will be done on earth as it is done in Heaven" is not a relativistic option up for vote on Capitol Hill. To be tossed aside if electoral results or fundraising pressures require.

How can an Obama, or any public figure claiming to be an authentic follower of Jesus of Nazareth, also embrace the spirit of one who is the intellectual, moral, and worldview antithesis of this same Jesus, this true Messiah verified in history?

So what's going on? Is Obama a hypocrite, a manipulator? Deeply confused? Or was Alinsky simply hyping his book for street cred and publishing attention?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Abe Lincoln and the "N-Word"

By Rick Pearcey • February 5, 2009, 06:45 AM

 From Cal Thomas:

Though like many in his and our time, [Lincoln] wrestled with his inner demons. As [Harvard professor Henry Lewis Gates, Jr.,] writes, ". . . He seems to have wrestled with his own use of the 'n-word,' which he used publicly until at least 1862, and which most Lincoln scholars today find so surprising and embarrassing that they consistently avoid discussing it . . . "

The point?

"Far from diminishing Lincoln," writes Thomas, the new book Lincoln on Race and Slavery and PBS TV film Looking for Lincoln "deliver the real Lincoln as a man who struggled, along with his country and culture, over the inherent worth of black people. In short, he becomes fully human, not a mythical figure above the temptations and frailties of average mortals."

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Diversity Nazis Target Nurse

By Rick Pearcey • February 3, 2009, 12:28 PM

A human being in England has been caught red-handed acting outside the box of secularism, and . . . she . . . must . . . pay:

Nurse Caroline Petrie has been suspended and could even be struck off. What was her offence? Did she turn up drunk? Did she dispense the wrong medicine or forget to empty a bedpan? Was she knocking out prescription drugs to the local pusher?

Perhaps she was guilty of neglect, of deliberate cruelty, or of practising a bit of freelance euthanasia.

No. Her 'crime' was to offer to say a prayer for one old lady on the ward. It's what we used to call an act of Christian charity.

But that was enough to bring her to the attention of the 'diversity' nazis at the North Somerset Primary Care Trust. . . .

"So what is so heinous about Mrs. Petrie praying for her patients?," asks columnist Richard Littlejohn. "The truth is that Christianity forms no part of the 'diversity' agenda."

Yes, that is the ugly, fanged truth about the "diversity is our strength" mantra and its empire of enforcers.

And that's why wherever "diversity" is god and the accepted state religion, Christians and Christianity must be liquidated. They are at the top of the list of threats to the established order of imposed tolerance. No verifiable information from our true Creator can be allowed inside the palace gates to challenge the status quo.

This kind of cruelty is transnational. It holds not just for England, but also for any nation in the grip of a dehumanizing and intolerant secularism, including the United States.

Secularism is a failed and dehumanizing program. Resistance in the name of God and man, freedom and dignity, is essential, lest "diversity" covers a multitude of sickness and pain. We may need more humane nurses than you could ever imagine.

* Update -- cross-posted at RedState.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Televangelism Empire in Chaos

By Rick Pearcey • February 2, 2009, 09:55 AM

"Once one of the nation's most popular televangelists, the Rev. Robert H. Schuller is watching his life's work crumble," reports AP.

Assuming for the sake of discussion the basic accuracy of this report, let us ask: Is this kind of "crumbling" merely a personal matter internal to and limited to the Schuller organization?

Or might there be structural elements and methods of ministry that need to be examined?

And what lessons might be learned and applied in a culture increasingly dark and secularized, not just in its politics, etc., but also in its religion?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bruni-Sarkozy and the Unbearable Lightness of Nudity

By Rick Pearcey • July 29, 2008, 09:07 AM

France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy seems to have second thoughts about having "posed for too many nude photos."

Good for her, and yet: How is this possible?

Is she no longer "proud of my body"? What? She wants something special, private, reserved, unknown to others, with her husband?

As if human love between husband and wife is more than the publicly accessible physics and chemistry of firing neurons.

Here's what may be bubbling to the surface: Despite the pronouncements of Darwinian and atheistic theory, human beings in fact are more than flesh, skin surfaces, and matter.

For all the MTV and artsy hype, the reduction of ethics and meaning to the raw power of individual choice diminishes the human being as a person.

Beauty may be skin deep, but privacy isn't. It goes to the heart of the living soul as a personal being who acts out into the external world.

Like an alienated man on a bridge in the dark of night, humanity screams out against the unbearable lightness of materialism and its inhumane orthodoxies, no matter how pleasing they may be to the skin trade or cash register.

Privacy is good. If it survives, we survive as free, humane beings. To be naked in love one must sometimes cover up.

Rolled Model: Tennis Pro Harkleroad "Proud of My Body"

Monday, July 14, 2008

Dembski Questions Famed Healing Ministry

By Rick Pearcey • July 14, 2008, 08:57 AM

William Dembski of Intelligent Design fame questions the healing ministry of Todd Bentley down in Lakeland, Fla.

Such questioning is legitimate, Biblical, humane, and necessary. Humaness, worldview, and discipleship are cut from the single cloth of truth.

We await a reply to Dembski's question: "Faith and Healing -- Where's the Evidence?"

Meanwhile, one way to test the validity of an organization is to examine its methods. Not just the PR methods evidenced on websites with glossy pictures, wondrous bios, and a Herculean list of accomplishments and books, columns, etc., "by" the latest version of "renegade-turned-modern-day-St. Paul."

No, sadly, not the methods on display for public view, but the ones kept "in the basement," as it were. That's where, so often, in the dark, the real work is done.

In this regard, and in liberating contrast, the Lord's work is meant to be done the Lord's way, across the board, and with application to the nuts and bolts of organizations put forward as "Christian ministries."

This was a central concern of Francis Schaeffer, as seen in chapter 13 of the beloved True Spirituality. It is also the concern of chapter 13 of Nancy Pearcey's book Total Truth. The Lord's work is meant to be done in the light.

To follow truth is to embrace beauty. To fake it, "nuance" it, and spin it for "the sake of the Gospel" (i.e., fundraising, etc.) is to demean people and take the Lord's name in vain.

Dances with deception set forth in the service of Celebriantity and its hard-charging gods are a disaster, no matter how much noise is made about "worldview" or "reforming manners," no matter how much access to Big Media or the White House is gained, and so on.

You know the song and dance. It's underlined in hundreds of thousands of "Dear Friend" appeal letters strategically underlined in blue and signed by machines. One might be tempted to conclude that some evangelical marketers think Christians are idiots waiting to be led around by their noses.

"Test everything," says the real Apostle Paul (1 Thess. 5:21). "Testing everything" is key to embracing love and avoiding the cruelty and ugliness of a truncated Christianity and inhumane "ministry."

One more thing: If this isn't fixed, it matters little who wins the election. Politics follows culture. Methods matter. It's a warning and a promise.

* Update: See discussion at Dembski's site, here. "Dembski Questions Famed Healing Ministry" is referenced at response No. 44.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Rolled Model: Tennis Pro Harkleroad "Proud of My Body"

By Rick Pearcey • May 29, 2008, 10:31 AM

It's skin-baiting 101 all over again.

This time a 23-year-old female, Ashley Harkleroad, ranked 61 in the world in women's professional tennis but not exactly a house-hold name, will bare all in an upcoming sleaze mag.

Here's the shop-worn, braindead rationale: "I'm proud of my body."

Utter nonsense.

Does "proud" entail public display?


For example, the human heart is a beautiful thing, but if a pretty girl pulls her heart out and shows it to a nice photographer, she's dead.

Even if her mom approves. Or Leno. Or Oprah.

Did you know that many beautiful things, many wonderful things of which one holds in high esteem, can be kept private -- and rightfully, fulfillingly so?

A confidence among best-friends. A loving glance between husband and wife. A good work done in secret so that PR machines and legacy-building do not take over to twist, finesse, and deceive.

Human creativity, too. As Camus said, "There is no true creation without secrecy."

Many, many private things of which we may all be proud and are quite beautiful are nevertheless destroyed when removed from their proper context.

Not just human hearts are destroyed. But we also lose that hidden place, shaped by the Creator, that all humans need if we are to unfold who we are as persons.

But the huckster comes and says, "Be proud. Show me everything!" Cha-ching!


An individual with no sense of privacy is functionally a nonperson. And that hurts because we are persons -- more than meat plus instincts -- and to destroy all boundaries, all limits, is to attack the center of who we are.

You can be No. 1 in the world and utterly dead inside. You died on the way to the top.

The best things in life aren't just free, they're hidden in secret places where respect is earned, not sold, revealed to the few, not to the many.

Dungeon Incest Story Shocks
Rupert Murdoch: Satan or Savior? 
Warren, Murdoch, Porn, and WND 
Liberal Pundit: Child Porn Should Be Permitted

Friday, April 4, 2008

No McDonald's Today

By Rick Pearcey • April 4, 2008, 04:00 PM

My son and I often stop by McDonald's for a bite to eat after homeschool bowling on Fridays.

But not today.

I first heard about McDonald's in 1963. I was a kid. Kennedy had been shot. I heard the news on the radio in a new white Ford station wagon while crossing a D.C. bridge.

We were returning from having been stationed in Germany. The Cuban missile crisis had come and gone. I saw the howitzers in Gelnhausen, lined up and ready to roll.

Sometime later, stateside, we were in Columbus, Ohio. Twenty-five cents, I think, for a McDonald's hamburger. What fun! A great welcome home!

But not now.

Not today, in light of reports that McDonald's has decided, apparently, to declare war on my family. And to declare war on the civilization of liberty, independence, creativity, and humanity under God that my Dad fought for in World War II.

Reports such as this -- "Pink Arches? McDonald's Buys Into Homosexual Agenda."

And reports such as this: "McDonald's Gives Support to Homosexual Agenda."

And this: "McDonald's Signs Onto 'Gay' Agenda."

For Christians, this is a matter of stewardship and "loving thy neighbor" -- Why spend good money on a morally and socially corruptive business?

For families, this is a matter of child protection -- Why support a business that helps fund organizations that disrespect the heart of family life?

For human beings, this is a matter of liberty under God -- Why help finance groups that turn their backs on the Declaration of Independence, the Founding vision, and the living Creator who holds it all together?

If you say you can do without all of that, then I say we can do without McDonald's.

Why, apparently, those McDonald's people can't tell the difference between right and wrong.

Between the wrongness of discriminating against someone on the basis of his or her beautiful and God-given skin color and the correctness of rejecting trumped-up victimhood and pretend discrimination based on membership in an ethically challenged but politically powerful interest group.

Information from the Creator, not to mention simple lessons in biology, says there's a difference between diversity and perversity, between being pulled over for driving while black and being guilty of sinning while human.

A hamburger's worth giving up and giving in to all that?


McDonald's is now on trial.

The fries are good. Even great. But the worldview they support isn't fit for human consumption.

Maybe we'll stop by Chick-Fil-A instead. It's a little out of the way, but I hear they like families.

Real families -- not ones made up by the ACLU last Tuesday.

And what's an extra mile or two to vote with your pocketbook? One way or another, you always pay for your convictions.

* Update: Chicago radio host Sandy Rios and I are scheduled to discuss "No McDonald's Today" at 4:35 p.m. Monday afternoon, April 7, 2008. More here. Central Time.

** Update: See also, "Faggot" Easy to Defend: Surprising Help From Secular America

*** Update: See also, Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat

Rick Pearcey is editor and publisher of The Pearcey Report (articles).

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Spitzer's Daughters

By Rick Pearcey • March 13, 2008, 01:22 PM

Speaking of the Bible, prostitutes, and the NY Governor, Cal Thomas asks:

"Shouldn't there be a law against the injured wife appearing with her husband at these media events?"

But if the humiliated wife is expected to show up, let us ask: Why not the children? That, at least, might have a positive impact on Dad in the days that come.

Seeing pain and injury in their downcast eyes might remind a hard-charging father and governor of who he is supposed to be.

Basic realities matter.

Being a father is more important than being a governor.

If he forgets that, not much else is worth remembering.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Spitzer Dominoes?

By Rick Pearcey • March 12, 2008, 02:44 PM

 A reader comments --

Now that we know the name of the organization -- Emperors Club -- I hope the investigation broadens (pardon the choice of words) to see who else has poor judgment and probably shouldn't be in power.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Plagiarism: Pretend People, Fake Work

By Rick Pearcey • March 1, 2008, 09:52 AM

White House aide Timothy Goeglein has resigned over admitted plagiarism.

The links below contain facts and may suggest a few whys and wherefores:

  • White House Aide Resigns Over Plagiarism
  • Blogger Spots "Copycat" Goeglein
  • Goeglein Column: "... Honesty of Reflective Thought"
  • Goeglein: "I Am Entirely at Fault"
  • WPost: 20 Out of 38 Columns Tainted
  • NYT: "Familiar Figure" to "Evangelical Christians"

Meanwhile, a passage from this February 28 tribute to William F. Buckley seems apropos. Regarding Buckley:

In several respects one is reminded of Francis Schaeffer and C.S. Lewis -- deep, quick, sharp, but also humane in their brilliance, also caring for the human being next door, also real people doing real work. The contrast with the opportunistic 'mover and shaker' of Big Government, Big Celebrity, or, sadly, Big Christianity, encourages us to push forward to a higher calling,a nobler practice, a loving dream awalk in the world.

Here are two dreams -- doable, humane, inspired by God: 1) Real work by real people, 2) Market the truth truthfully.

Trot them out at the next big meeting of marketers, publishers, ghosters, blurbers, fundraisers, and other affiliates of Big Name, Inc.

Then duck.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Why Con Men Live in Fear

By Rick Pearcey • February 15, 2008, 08:51 AM

Why con men live in fear, even if they have a lifetime of records, resumes, PR, and "good friends" to back them up.

Here's the story from AFP:

"A 70-year-old Italian man who had been pretending to be blind for 40 years to get an invalid's pension was arrested as he drove his car, Sky TG24 television said Thursday . . . ."

More here.

He had everything going for him but the truth.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Wilberforce, Newton, and Christians' "Disregard for Truth"

By Rick Pearcey • January 15, 2007, 03:01 PM

On Feb. 23," writes Ken Walker, "a sister company of Walden Media -- the folks behind such films as Charlotte’s Web, Winn Dixie and Chronicles of Narnia -- will release its latest positive fare, Amazing Grace, the story of British abolitionist William Wilberforce."

* John Newton: The Wilberforce film, says Walker, "shines a light on John Newton, author to the words of the legendary hymn [Amazing Grace] that lives on and in recent years inspired a PBS television special on its impact."

* Newton's Inspiring Story: "John Newton? The slave ship captain caught in a powerful storm who struck a bargain with God, promising to set the slaves free if the Almighty saves their lives? And after God calmed the storm, Newton instantly converted to Christianity, freed the captives and quit the slave trade?"

* Oft-Told: "Over the years, you’ve probably heard (maybe preached) that story, or some modified version of it. I heard it early in my Christian life."

* But: "The only problem is none of it is true, according to Christine Schaub, author of The Longing Season, a best-selling historical novel that tells the story of Newton and his beloved hymn."

The rest of Walker's article at ChurchCentral.com is here.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Fascism Is Back

By Rick Pearcey • December 12, 2006, 10:24 AM

Fascism is back," Gene Edward Veith tell us in Modern Fascism: Liquidating the Judeo-Christian Worldview.

But the daily news makes this clear as well, with among other items, reports of a Holocaust-denying conference held under the auspices of an anti-Semitic government that says Israel should cease to exist.

Fascism "refuses to go away," says Veith. "Fifty years after World War II, it keeps intruding upon our attention in odd facts and disturbing news. . . .

"The lunatic fringe, of course, is always with us, but we are also being confronted by signs of fascism as a larger social movement. . . .

"The implosion of communism was a great victory for democracy, but the vacuum has been filled by an intense, violent ethnic nationalism and the revival of overt fascist movements that had been suppressed since World War II but are still very much alive. . . .

"Unsettling cultural trends are intensifying throughout the West: cynicism about democracy; a yearning for charismatic leadership; economic disaffection; moral skepticism; a cultural irrationalism that breaks out in acts of inexplicable violence."

Fascism Back in . . .
* Academic Circles: "Fascism is back in academia. A recent biography of the existentialist sage Martin Heidegger has uncovered his extensive involvement in the Nazi party. . .

"Far more disturbing . . . is the ideology that is coalescing . . . in today's intellectual establishment. Cultural determinism; the reduction of all social relationships to issues of sheer power; the idea the one's identity is centered in one's ethnicity or race; the rejection of the concept of the individual -- such ideas have become academic commonplaces.

"The project in contemporary thought of dismantling Western civilization and critiquing 'humanistic values' (such as liberty, reason, and objective moral principles) is not new. All of the ideas are direct echoes of the fascist theories of the 1930s."

* Pop Culture: "The popular culture is the most fertile breeding ground for fascism."

* Mass Politics: "Instead of rational analysis of issues and reasoned debate, our political discourse turns on image manipulation through or mass media. . . . This was Goebbels' dream."

* Morality: "Moral issues are today almost impossible to discuss in objective terms. . . . Morality is reduced to social utility or the assertion of the will. This was precisely the Nazi ethic."

What Is Fascism?
"Only five decades ago, the world was in the nightmare of war and Holocaust. We seem to have forgotten everything. Putting aside images of goose-stepping villains from the movies, does anyone remember exactly what the fascists believed?"

"We must know what fascism is so that we can recognize it when we see it. . . . Racism alone cannot explain the virulence of Nazi anti-Semitism. . . .

"The fascists aligned themselves not only against the Jews but against what the Jews contributed to Western civilization. A transcendent God, who reveals a transcendent moral law, was anathema to fascists. . . .

"Fascism was essentially a spiritual movement. It was a revolt against the Judeo-Christian tradition, that is to say, against the Bible.

"Some fascists believe that Christianity could be purged of its Jewish elements; other believed it should be completely replaced. Some advocated a syncretistic Christianity, revising the faith to make it accord with the new culture. . . .

"The fascist rebellion against transcendence restored the ancient pagan consciousness. With it came barbarism, a barbarism armed with modern technology and intellectual sophistication.

"The liquidation of the transcendent moral law and 'Jewish' conscience allowed the resurgence of the most primitive and destructive emotions."

Veith's book is as relevant today as when it was first published, in 1993.

-- Gene Edward Veith, Preface, Modern Fascism: Liquidating the Judeo-Christian Worldview

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Dawkins: Nazi Eugenics "May Not Be Bad"?

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2006, 05:40 PM

The headline at LifeSite is stunning: "Anti-Religious Extremist Dawkins Advocates Eugenics." Moreover, says the kicker, Dawkins "says Nazi regime’s genocidal project 'may not be bad'."

The report begins: "A leading international anti-religion crusader and supporter of Darwinian theory, Dr. Richard Dawkins, has said that the pseudo-science of eugenics that drove the Nazi regime’s genocidal project 'may not be bad.'

"Since the end of the second world war," LifeSite reports, "the name of eugenics, the social philosophy that the human species or particular races ought to be improved by selective breeding or other forms of genetic manipulation, is one that conjures instant images of the Nazi death camps and 'racial hygiene' programs."

Now comes Dawkins: "In a letter to the editor of Scotland’s Sunday Herald, Dawkins argues that the time has come to lay this spectre to rest. Dawkins writes that though no one wants to be seen to be in agreement with Hitler on any particular, 'if you can breed cattle for milk yield, horses for running speed, and dogs for herding skill, why on Earth should it be impossible to breed humans for mathematical, musical or athletic ability?'”

People are outraged, as one might expect. But it's hard to disagree with Dawkins, if one accepts Darwinian presuppositions.

Evolutionary theory asserts an unbroken line of continuity between life and nonlife, from the empty void of nothingness, to the impersonal particle, to the unconscious amoeba, to the cute little monkey, to the magnificent artist decorating the Sistine Chapel.

In such a framework, there seems no logical or moral barrier to the breeding of human beings for particular kinds of purposes, whether that breeding is imposed by a secular state or promoted by the free market. If the Darwinian view is correct, then what evolutionists regard as our true creator -- the cosmos -- has produced a form of existence (humanity) which over time has come to possess the power to manipulate human reproduction.

That same cosmos, however, is silent regarding the morality of reproductive manipulation and control. The impersonal universe is indifferent to such concerns. In this view, there is no Heaven above, no Hell below, and the particles care not about peace on Earth.

Let us consider where this line of thinking would lead us, if we are to take it seriously as a reality-oriented truth-claim about life in this world. If it is agreeable in principle to breed humans for "mathematical, musical, or athletic ability," then what possible ethical objection could there be to breeding blacks for speed, Jews for herding, whites for swimming, and women for yielding milk?

The rocks do not cry when a baby dies. Electrons do not pause at half-time for a moment of silence. Venus does not remember where it was when JFK died.

If that’s all there is to existence -- variations on the theme of cold rocks and impervious particles –- then, in the impersonal Darwinian universe, what really is the spectre? "Hitler" isn't the spectre. We are, that is, humanity, those who wonder and question.

Yes, conceptually speaking, Hitler is at one with the ethically insensate cosmos, for he believed in the rule of power in the struggle for survival of the strong over the weak.

No, subjecting human reproduction to the eugenic machine in the struggle for survival isn’t the problem: We are. We resist. We question and slow things down. We ghosts of humanity are cogs in the machine.

So the question is: Who are we to stand in the way of progress? The Darwinists want to know. Who are we to question? The Darwinists want to know. And who are we to think we’re special, not exhaustively identified with nature? The secular priests know what to do: Let doubters be cast out as alienated misfits unreconciled to science.

But we revolt. We shake our fists against the indifferent, empty sky. And that is good. We accept the aspirations of meaning and worth and goodness that animate our lives. Our heartache in the face of worldviews too small tells us the sky may not be as empty as some presuppositions require.

There are voices other than those typified by Mr. Dawkins, who is driven to excess by the impress of his view of life. They are rebellious voices who ask questions first and trust later.

I have heard there are people abroad in the land, wild people. They think the science and the evidence and their humanity point in a direction shockingly different from Darwin. There is talk about a strange worldview founded upon a Creator who endows every single human being, every race, every color, with certain inalienable rights. Add a little water and sunlight, it is said, plus determination, and this worldview yields an amazing bounty of human freedom, creativity, beauty, and love.

Hope abounds. Sadly, some may not be able to endure the night without Darwin to console their emptiness. On the other hand, the shadowy world of eugenics and death camps seems less likely to last without Darwin's hand to block the light and justify the darkness.

Orthodox atheists may not like it, but the shouts of the evolutionary priesthood may signal the demise of a great secular dream. Besides, the alternative looks pretty good: There's something appealing about holding science up without casting humanity down.

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Rick Pearcey is editor and publisher of The Pearcey Report.