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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Do Gross Statistical Disparities Mean Injustice?

By Rick Pearcey • September 23, 2014, 10:49 AM

No. For example, Walter E. Williams writes:

According to a recent study conducted by Bond University in Australia, sharks are nine times as likely to attack and kill men than they are women. If sinister motivation is attributed for this disparity, as is done in the cases of sex and racial disparities, we can only conclude that sharks are sexist.
Another sex disparity is despite the fact that men are 50 percent of the population and so are women, men are struck by lightning six times as often as women. I wonder what whoever is in charge of lightning has against men.
Williams, who details instances of stark statistical disparities evident in education, business, sports, and more, concludes: "Courts, bureaucrats and the intellectual elite have consistently concluded that 'gross' disparities are probative of a pattern and practice of discrimination. Given all of the differences among people, such a position is pure nonsense."

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mark Steyn: Japanese Rent Cats to Cuddle

By Nancy Pearcey • November 14, 2013, 10:08 AM

The Japanese are living out a dystopia like the one described in P.D. James's novel The Children of Men, which portrays a world where everyone is infertile and no children are being born. Mark Steyn writes:

In Lady James's speculative fiction, pets are doted on as child-substitutes, and churches hold christening ceremonies for cats.

In contemporary Japanese reality, Tokyo has some 40 "cat cafés" where lonely solitary citizens can while away an afternoon by renting a feline to touch and pet for a couple of companiable hours.

In Lady James's speculative fiction, all the unneeded toys are burned, except for the dolls, which childless women seize on as the nearest thing to a baby and wheel through the streets.

In contemporary Japanese reality, toy makers, their children's market dwindling, have instead developed dolls for seniors to be the grandchildren they'll never have: You can dress them up, and put them in a baby carriage, and the computer chip in the back has several dozen phrases of the kind a real grandchild might use to enable them to engage in rudimentary social pleasantries.

Mark Steyn describes here how the Japanese are opting out of sex and marriage too.

Also of Interest
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Pro-Same-Sex "Marriage" Lesbian: "Institution of Marriage Should Not Exist"

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.)

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Foxx & Blackkk Friends: Blacks Enslaving Themselves

By Rick Pearcey • December 20, 2012, 09:50 AM

Mark Tapson at Frontpagemag.com explores "how deeply blacks are in thrall to the divisive racism of identity politics."

How Obama Replaced Jesus Christ Among Blacks

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Emily Miller on Self-Defense and the Connecticut Tragedy

By Rick Pearcey • December 15, 2012, 03:18 PM

Emily Miller writes at the Washington Times:

The tragic murders Friday at the Sandy Hook Elementary School break the heart of every American, and that includes gun owners. Those of us who belong to the 47 percent of families who have a gun in the home for self-defense are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts and uncles who think of our own little ones as we mourn the terrible scenes from Newtown, Conn.

It is human nature to want to find someone or something to blame for a tragedy like this. Parents want to find a way to prevent it from happening to their own children. The horror of a man so deranged that he could shoot a small child is almost impossible to understand or to accept. However, those who use this tragedy to call for more gun-control laws are misguided.

"The Sandy Hook school was a gun-free zone, meaning Mr. Lanza knew that no one could shoot back when he entered the school or the classroom," Miller writes. "The shooting in July in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. was also in a gun-free zone."

Miller recommends: "Rather than engaging in yet another debate about the Second Amendment, perhaps we should be discussing whether security is enhanced or weakened by not allowing a school to be armed for self-defense."

Obama Tears Up: "Hearts Broken" Over Connecticut Killings
Gun Control Fallacy

Saturday, December 1, 2012

FYI, Free-Thinkers: 1st Counterfeit "Marriage" at West Point Chapel

By Rick Pearcey • December 1, 2012, 06:38 PM

Madeleine Morgenstern reports at The Blaze

The first same-sex wedding ceremony will be held Saturday at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point’s Cadet Chapel, USA Today reported.

Two women, Brenda Sue Fulton and Penelope Dara Gnesin, will exchange vows one year after the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy banning gays from serving openly in the military came to an end.

Here's what's really happening: In the name of a pseudo-intellectual theory of liberation, the policy called "don't ask, don't tell" has been replaced by a form of oppression and discrimination that demands "don't question, don't speak." 

If you are a free-thinker, if you are willing to think outside of the closed-down, closed-in homosexualist box, consider:

Wrapped in the typical liberalist marketing language selling the "sizzle" of "freedom," "equality," and "love" . . . [is in fact] a product loaded with hate, discrimination, and intolerance.

That would be hatred for the rules of freedom (rooted in the Creator [see the Declaration of Independence] who gives both unalienable rights and liberating norms for married love and human sexuality).

That would be discrimination against the wonder of the male-female diversity, oppressing vive la différence with a steamroller of mono-dimensional sameness and flatness (Oh, yeah, "equality").

And that would be intolerance against people who think for themselves and prefer real marriage, real family, and real diversity to pseudo-intellectual counterfeits all gussied up for the county fair in liberaland hickville (imposed by government extremists from Washington).

People who say they are "conservative" should not allow themselves to be duped by the superficial sizzle of "gay" marketing.

Arguing there is a "conservative case for 'gay' marriage" is as sound as arguing there is a conservative case for counterfeit money. You can make it, but only fools bank on it.

As for the GOP, that party needs to realize that human beings do not live by economics alone.

It needs to start thinking, quit reacting, and refrain from allowing marriage-counterfeiters to impose their extremist agenda upon a free people that prefers reality and wholeness over escapism and reactionary pet theories.

Far better, GOP, is to affirm social policy consistent with rules of freedom grounded in reality, instead of submitting to liberty-denying compromises with inflexible counterfeiters who would eat your lunch, not to mention your country. For

. . . a "house-divided cannot stand. The choice is yours -- the rules of freedom vs. the rules for radicals. Choose freedom and you will live. Choose the extreme radicalism . . . and you will not live. Remain a house-divided and you will collapse."

The antithesis is real. Say yes to reality. And throw the well-baited counterfeits of hate, discrimination, and intolerance onto the ash heap of history.

What is true of military struggle is true in society at large: The most deadly assaults always begin from the inside.

Coalition of Black Pastors Targeting Counterfeit Homosex "Marriage" 
French Protests: Marriage = One Man + One Woman

Friday, November 30, 2012

Who'll Win: Islamists or Sexy West?

By Rick Pearcey • November 30, 2012, 11:31 AM

Let's see, thinking in the longterm, the Western world wants sex, sex, sex, brought to you by respected universities of diversity, such as Harvard.

Meanwhile, Muslims are willing to die to take over the Western world. And they think Allah is on their side.

While Harvard students are just happy to be side by side.

Who could possibly come out the victor in that struggle?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Whiny Atheists Protest Charlie Brown Christmas Special

By Rick Pearcey • November 28, 2012, 09:54 AM

Doug Giles writes

The atheists I grew up with in Texas were a tad bit pluckier than today’s lardy hagfish atheists who file lawsuits every winter when they see a child wrapped in swaddling clothes.

Yep, the anti-theists I used to hang out with in the Lone Star state were rugged individualists who were so busy milking this existence that they didn’t have time to bleat like a stuck sheep because a plastic baby Jesus statue endangered their delicate beliefs.

Atheists Don't Own Reason
Dawkins: Nazi Eugenics "May Not Be Bad"

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"Pro-Life" McCain: Your Time Is Up

By Rick Pearcey • November 27, 2012, 07:51 AM

Ben Johnson reports at LifeSiteNews:

Former presidential nominee John McCain is urging Republicans to confine their support for the unborn to rhetoric but abandon thoughts of enacting new legislation.

Appearing on Fox News Sunday over the weekend, the Arizona senator said the GOP needs “a bigger tent” to be successful in presidential elections, and part of that means dropping social issues important to conservatives.

Echoing the talking point that men should not weigh in on a female issue McCain said, “I don’t think anybody like me --” then pointed to himself before changing gears abruptly. “I can state my position on abortion, but other than that, leave the issue alone, when we are in the kind of economic situation and, frankly, national security situation we’re in.”

This is the counsel of Republican collapse. As I have written elsewhere, it is a collapse that

. . . . began after the Reagan administration. Reagan understood that American liberty is rooted in a particular political philosophy. It's a vision that declares independence under God instead of dependence under the state. Because Reagan understood there is a vision-for-freedom, he also understood the need to be able to explain and articulate that vision-for-freedom. Unfortunately, then-Vice President George Bush (the elder), despite eight years of seeing Reagan in action, and of seeing that kind of vision win landslide victories at the polls, never seemed to appreciate "the vision thing."

And so the Reagan vision of Americans knowing the "freedoms that were intended for us by the Founding Fathers" (from "A Time for Choosing") would be lost. In addition, the rationale and ability to articulate that vision would be lost. More than that, resources to stand up against a contrary vision would be lost -- even if that contrary vision is false.

We hear today many calls for a third party. I'd settle for a second party.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Violent Pro-Abortion Protesters Attack Cathedral

By Rick Pearcey • November 8, 2012, 12:48 PM

Matthew Hoffman reports at LifeSiteNews:

Pro-abortion protesters gathered to menace the Cathedral of Buenos Aires on November 1 assaulted a protective contingent of riot police, but were eventually repulsed to cheers of “Viva Cristo Rey!” (Long Live Christ the King) by Catholics who had come to aid in the Cathedral’s defense.

Protesters, many of them feminists who had come to commemorate the anniversary of a legislative initiative that failed in 2011 to legalize the killing of the unborn, threw eggs, spat, brandished flagpoles, and ultimately launched a violent attack on police, sending at least one to the hospital. They chanted slogans calling the Catholic Church “trash,” denouncing its pro-life views, and accusing priests of being sex abusers.

A civlized and humane society protects life instead of submitting to reproductive fascism.

Friday, November 2, 2012

President's Bully in Chief: Obama Is Telling Kids, F--- Your Parents

By Rick Pearcey • November 2, 2012, 10:00 PM

Drew Zhan reports at WND:

A newly compiled video exposes the chief “anti-bullying” activist endorsed by the Obama administration spewing an obscenity-laced, startling message to “gay” kids in America.

The White House website, under its “Civil Rights” section, iincludes links and videos recorded by Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and others, supporting the mission of “gay” activist Dan Savage's It Gets Better Project, an effort to help homosexual teens survive bullying during their teenage years.

"But a recent video produced by the Faith Family Freedom Fund reveals Savage has touted the White House’s support as proof the president is backing his shocking message," reports WND.

And what does backing that message mean? This: 

“That meant,” Savage says of Obama’s participation in his It Gets Better Project, “the president of the United States was telling queer kids, ‘There’s something wrong with your parents, there’s something wrong with your preachers, there’s something wrong with your teachers, and f--- those people!’”

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The Evil Religious Presidents Do
"Faggot" Easy to Defend: Surprising Help From Secular America
Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat 
Gay Totalitarianism

Monday, October 29, 2012

Benghazi Debacle Illustrates: U.S. Not a Racist Society

By Rick Pearcey • October 29, 2012, 10:24 PM

Think about it:

What if the race-tables in the Benghazi debacle were turned?

What if the four dead were black, and the man in the White House were white?

Notice: No one has accused Obama of racism -- and that's because the U.S. is not a racist society.

However, the secular-liberal mythology about racism is very profitable -- and that's why, were the race-tables switched, the formerly mainstream media would long ago have dog-whistled the packs of the enraged to direct them to their prey.

These remarks are adapted from my Facebook page.

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Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism!
New Benghazi Report: Denied Pleas for Help 3 Times
Watch: Obama Refuses Direct Answer After Local Reporter Corners Him on Benghazi Terror Attack

Friday, October 19, 2012

After Obama Gaffe, Planned Parenthood Admits: No Mammograms

By Rick Pearcey • October 19, 2012, 10:43 AM

John Jalsevac reports at LifeSiteNews:

The day before hundreds of pro-life activists prepared to flood Planned Parenthood’s offices with requests to schedule a mammogram, the organization issued a statement admitting that they do not offer the cancer screening procedure at any of their facilities.

LifeSiteNews also reports that "Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards herself sowed confusion by citing 'mammograms' among her organization’s services in February last year." 

The biggest "confusion" Planned Parenthood spreads is that it offers "health services." 

This would be on par with saying the Jews during WWII availed themselves of Nazi "transportation services" to relocate to new digs in Auschwitz.

Planned Parenthood language tries to hide an ugly fact: "Pro-choice" abortion is fascist. Utterly fascist.

Planned Parenthood lies. And babies die. Some industries and some people swim in blood.

Abortofascism and Free-Market Homicide
Fascism Watch: Village Voice and Pro-Existence

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Nordstrom Decides to Stomp on Marriage

By Rick Pearcey • October 13, 2012, 10:04 AM

"Fashion, footwear and retail giant Nordstrom, with annual retail sales reportedly exceeding $10 billion, has joined the ranks of businesses and corporations publicly announcing their advocacy for same-sex marriage," reports Drew Zahn at WND.

But this raises the question: Nordstrum does not accept counterfeit dollars, so why does it accept counterfeit marriage?

Pro-homosexualist extremists desperately want people to think of their radicalism as a civil rights issue -- but the kitty kat is let out of the bag once one realizes that acceptance of the "gay" agenda requires the rejection of the basis for any kind of humane and civil society.

You can find that basis expressed the Declaration of Independence, which roots unalienable human rights in the Creator, and not in the state, activist groups, nature "red in tooth and claw," a politician's scary know-it-all smile, or last week's "gender" truth at "Dude, We Are Totally With It" University.

We commend those companies that respect marriage and think with their brains instead of their pseudo-intellectual "transgender parts."  

We brazenly commend a politics and polity that courageously affirms the truly liberating family norms endowed upon humanity by "the laws of nature and of nature's God."

We wantonly stand against extremist homosexualist hatreds that discriminate against the institution of marriage, that disrespect the male-female diversity of marriage, and despise the Creator's transcultural norms for human sexuality and married community.

"Go ahead, sweeten this hatred by calling it 'equality,' if it makes you feel better," I have written elsewhere. "But it's as real as a three-dollar bill. And, if truth be told, it's cruel and unloving to try to impose this brummagem upon society."

Nordstrum needs to wise up. The homosexualist shoe does not fit the human form. Keep your unnecessary but violative hatreds off of human society.

Wake up, Nordstrum. Nice companies don't attack families. Nice companies don't hate marriage. And nice companies don't try to use "civil rights" to dump counterfeit social slop onto their customers.

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Pro-Same-Sex "Marriage" Lesbian: "Institution of Marriage Should Not Exist"
What I Saw at Chick-Fil-A Today

Saturday, September 29, 2012

From Prank to Prom: Bullied Teen Saved by Kindness of Town

By Rick Pearcey • September 29, 2012, 04:30 PM

The UK Daily Mail reports:

A Michigan sophomore beamed last night as she faced the bullies who voted her to the homecoming court as a sick joke.

After initially planning to skip the celebrations, Whitney Kropp, 16, bravely walked out onto the field during Ogemaw Heights High School's homecoming football game to accept the honour, and more than 1,000 people showed up to support her.

"The kids that are bullying you, do not let them bring you down. Stand up for what you believe in and go with your heart and go with your gut," Whitney said, shortly after the halftime celebration.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Chick-Fil-A: "No Such Concessions" to Homosex Extremism

By Rick Pearcey • September 25, 2012, 10:18 AM

Ben Johnson reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

After a Chicago alderman claimed last week that Chick-fil-A had agreed not to fund pro-family organizations, the fast food chain’s president Dan Cathy has set the record straight.

“Chick-fil-A made no such concessions, and we remain true to who we are and who we have been,” he said in a statement posted on Mike Huckabee’s website on Friday.

Chick-Fil-A Promises No More Money for Pro-Family, Pro-Marriage
Male Homosexual "Partners" Face Child Porn Charges
What I Saw at Chick-Fil-A Today 

Monday, September 3, 2012

The "Gay" Anti-Science

By Rick Pearcey • September 3, 2012, 06:33 AM

Attorney and columnist Matt Barber writes:

Woe to any scientist with an interest in objectively researching and reporting on “LGBT”-related issues. If your findings fail the left’s socio-political “butterflies-and-rainbows” litmus test, the “progressive” establishment will try to destroy you -- guaranteed. Thus, on these matters, honest scientific inquiry will require courage.

Kansas State University, July 2010: Family Studies professor Dr. Walter Schumm releases the most comprehensive study to date on the effects of homosexual “parenting.” Published in the Journal of Biosocial Science, the study determined, among other things:

Children raised in “gay” households are up to 12 times more likely to self-identify as “gay”;

Of those in their 20s -- presumably after they’d been able to work out any adolescent confusion or experimentation -- 58% of the children of lesbians called themselves “gay,” and 33% of the children of “gay” men called themselves “gay.” (Contrast these rates with current studies indicating that around 3% of the general population is homosexual.)

Just before the research was released, AOL News reported, “Schumm says it shouldn’t have taken until 2010 to do the meta-analysis. Too often his colleagues impose ‘liberal or progressive political interpretations’ on their studies, which inhibit further inquiry. ‘It’s kind of sad,’” he said.

Sad, yes, but it’s also by design. “I just want to know the truth about something,” he confessed. Unfortunately, there are many with an extreme socio-political agenda who depend entirely upon suppressing the truth.

“As if expecting a political backlash himself,” reported AOL, “Schumm concludes his study with a quote from philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. ‘All truth passes through three stages: First it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.’”

Indeed, left-wing backlash was both swift and fierce. Schumm was instantly decried as a “quack,” a “conservative plant” and a“fraud.” Over the past two years, both Schumm and his study have passed through all three of Schopenhauer’s fiery stages, only to emerge unsinged.

But the damage to honest inquiry was already done. The message to anyone else who might conduct such a study was clear: If you dare release research on homosexuality and we don’t like your findings, we’re coming for you.

Not everyone got the message.

University of Texas-Austin, June 2012: Dr. Mark Regnerus leads a team of researchers on another peer-reviewed homosexual “parenting” study labeled: "How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relations? Findings from the New Family Structures Study."

The study was published in the journal Social Science Research. Its website FAQ page summarizes the findings: “The data show rather clearly that children raised by gay or lesbian parents on average are at a significant disadvantage when compared to children raised by the intact family of their married, biological mother and father.”

Focus on the Family’s Citizenlink distills the research: “According to [Regnerus'] findings, children raised by homosexual parents are more likely than those raised by married heterosexual parents to suffer from poor impulse control, depression and suicidal thoughts, require mental health therapy; identify themselves as homosexual; choose cohabitation; be unfaithful to partners; contract sexually transmitted diseases; be sexually molested; have lower income levels; drink to get drunk; and smoke tobacco and marijuana.”

Again, you could’ve set your watch to the liberal response. They went ballistic.

Notorious homosexual activist Scott Rosenweig (aka, Scott Rose. Warning: link to Rosenweig’s extremist history is profane and offensive) filed a formal complaint, demanding that the University of Texas both investigate and, ultimately, fire Dr. Regnerus for his findings.

A gaggle of homosexualist academics and liberal activists pounced, bewailing the study as “homophobic” and “methodologically flawed.” Darren E. Sherkat, a professor of sociology at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, conducted an “audit” of the already peer-reviewed study and arrived at the unassailable, scholarly and poignantly worded conclusion: “It’s bulls--t.”

Except that it wasn’t.

On Wednesday, the University of Texas -- no bastion of conservatism -- released a highly anticipated report on its findings,  summarily dismissing Rosenweig, Sherkat, and the dozens of “progressive” critics who couldn’t stomach the study’s game-changing implications. This painstaking inquiry was spearheaded by an independent consultant who formerly ran the Office of Research Integrity at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Noted UT-Austin: “As with much university research, Regnerus’ New Family Structures Study touches on a controversial and highly personal issue that is currently being debated by society at large. The university expects the scholarly community will continue to evaluate and report on the findings of the Regnerus article and supports such discussion.”

Still, observed the report, the research was properly conducted and “no formal investigation is warranted into the allegations of scientific misconduct lodged against associate professor Mark Regnerus.”

Experience of the millennia, indeed child-like common sense, frequently informs reality. Children are best served -- vastly so -- when raised by a mother and father.

Although there are sometimes unavoidable circumstances that short-circuit the mom-dad gold standard (single parenthood, etc.), this undeniable truth, to borrow from Schopenhauer, has, heretofore, been “accepted as being self-evident.”

So why on earth would we intentionally and selfishly sabotage it?

While we don’t necessarily need studies to reaffirm that which is so obvious, it is helpful to find a fast-growing body of research available to refute the “new-normal-modern-family” propaganda that sits tendentiously atop today’s moral-relativist house of cards.

Still, those who seek to deconstruct legitimate marriage and the natural family will always endeavor to suppress honest inquiry. They must.

Even so, whether liberal or conservative, “gay” or straight, the scientific community should be allowed to pursue truth in an environment that holds objective scientific inquiry sacrosanct. They should be free to follow the evidence wheresoever it may lead, even when such ends prove unfashionable.

But alas, the lie shall forevermore seek to imprison truth. So it was in a world once flat; and so it remains in a world with throwaway parents.

But take heart. In the end, truth does prevail. For it is the promise of Truth Himself: “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:30-32)

Matt Barber serves as vice president of Liberty Counsel Action.

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What I Saw at Chick-Fil-A Today

Friday, August 31, 2012

University Upholds Regnerus Study Finding Children Do Better With Straight Parents

By Rick Pearcey • August 31, 2012, 10:07 AM

Kathleen Gilbert reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

A Texas university has determined that “no formal investigation is warranted” against a professor who published a rigorous study this summer finding that children of heterosexual parents fare better in many respects than children of homosexual parents.

The University of Texas at Austin announced this week it would not pursue allegations against associate sociology professor Mark Regnerus [regarding] an article published in the journal Social Science Research in July.

The announcement came in response to LGBT activist and blog author Scott Rosenweig, who had accused Regnerus of crafting a study “designed so as to be guaranteed to make gay people look bad, through means plainly fraudulent and defamatory,” and of “harbor[ing] anti-gay prejudices” because he is Catholic.

Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat
Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children's View
Pro-Same-Sex "Marriage" Lesbian: "Institution of Marriage Should Not Exist"
What I Saw at Chick-Fil-A Today

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Politico: Red States More Charitable

By Rick Pearcey • August 21, 2012, 09:15 AM

Mackenzie Weinger at Politico reports on a new study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy:

Red states give more money than blue states. . . .

The eight states whose residents gave the highest share of their income . . . all backed McCain in 2008. Utah leads charitable giving, with 10.6 percent of income given.

And the least generous states . . . were Obama supporters in the last presidential race. New Hampshire residents gave the least share of their income, the Chronicle stated, with 2.5 percent.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Matt Barber: "Southern Poverty" Fanning the Flames of Left-Wing Violence

By Rick Pearcey • August 20, 2012, 05:57 AM

Matt Barber is an attorney and vice president of Liberty Counsel Action. He writes:

To borrow from President Obama’s Black Nationalist mentor, Jeremiah Wright, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s hate-baiting chickens “have come home to roost.” The hard-left group has become everything it presumes to expose.

On Wednesday, homosexual activist Floyd Corkins entered the Washington-based Family Research Council (FRC) armed with a gun and a backpack full of ammunition. He also had 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches (FRC recently defended the food chain’s COO Dan Cathy for pro-natural marriage statements).

The only thing standing between Corkins and mass murder was FRC facilities manager and security specialist Leo Johnson. As Corkins shouted disapproval for FRC’s “politics,” he shot Johnson who, despite a severely wounded arm, managed to tackle Corkins and disarm him (of course, this is all impossible as it’s illegal in Washington, D.C., to carry a concealed weapon).

Of Johnson’s actions, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said, “The security guard here is a hero, as far as I’m concerned.”

I agree.

Upon hearing of Leo’s selfless act of heroism, I was reminded of John 15:13: “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”

But according to the SPLC, Leo’s heart is, instead, full of hate. In fact, everyone at FRC is hateful. After all, in 2010 the SPLC, with much fanfare, “officially certified” FRC as a “hate group” for its orthodox Christian positions on marriage and family.

Alongside violence-charged photos of actual hate groups like the Aryan Brotherhood and the KKK, the SPLC lists on its website the decidedly mainstream and always peaceful FRC.

It’s a clever strategy, dishonest and reprehensible though it may be. By juxtaposing FRC and other Christian organizations with violent extremist groups, SPLC has engaged in intellectual sloth at its worst (the organization has repeatedly declined to debate FRC President Tony Perkins over its “hate group” smear).

Rather than debating -- on the merits -- mainstream Christian groups with which it has ideological disagreement, SPLC has chosen, instead, the coward’s way out: demonization and marginalization through false guilt by association.

It’s a scheme not only slimy, but extremely dangerous.

If ever there were a time I’d prefer not to have been right, now is that time. Back in November 2011, I essentially predicted both the FRC shooting and the SPLC’s undeniable complicity therein.

With a column headlined, “Liberal violence rising,” I wrote, “The SPLC’s dangerous and irresponsible (‘hate group’) disinformation campaign can embolden and give license to like-minded, though less stable, left-wing extremists, creating a climate of true hate. Such a climate is ripe for violence.” (If anyone deserves to be taken out -- rationalizes the unbalanced SPLC dupe -- its members of this or that evil “hate group” whom, as he’s been repeatedly told, mean him great harm.)

That was before the fact. After the fact -- one day after the shooting -- Tony Perkins addressed exactly that which I forecast:

“Let me be clear that Floyd Corkins was responsible for firing the shot yesterday,” he told Washington reporters. “But Corkins was given a license to shoot an unarmed man by organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center that have been reckless in labeling organizations hate groups because they disagree with them on public policy.”

The SPLC “should be held accountable for their reckless use of terminology that is leading to the intimidation and what the FBI here has categorized as an act of domestic terrorism.”

Regrettably, Mr. Perkins finds himself in a uniquely credible position to make this charge.

Still, although there remains a vast ideological divide between the SPLC and the tens of millions of Christian Americans represented by the Family Research Council, the Southern Poverty Law Center now finds itself with a brief window of opportunity to both do the right thing and rehabilitate its badly damaged reputation.

To the SPLC, I say this: Your cynical efforts to dehumanize Christians and equate biblical truth to “hate” are working better than I think even you expected. It’s now within your power to right a horrible wrong and restore a sense of peace and security to the rattled folks at FRC. What a gift that would be.

I appeal to your sense of goodwill. This is not a game. Lives are at stake. I know you have good employees (I’ve met some) who believe they’re doing the right thing; so, please, validate that belief. It’s time to remove your metaphorical “hate group” Star of David from mainstream Christian organizations before another of your ideological allies spills blood.

And to homosexual activists and other liberal groups, I say this: Rise above the fray. Let’s come together. Here is something on which even we can agree. Publicly encourage SPLC to lift this veil of fear.

Media, you, too, are on notice. Remember Wednesday’s shooting next time you even think about repeating SPLC’s “hate group” brand while addressing the Christians upon whom it’s tattooed. You also have share in the blame.

SPLC, hear me now: If, God forbid, something like this -- or even worse -- happens in the future and you have yet refused to retract and apologize for your “hate group” propaganda, then your hands will forever be stained with the blood of innocents.

Still, either way, we Christians are commanded to speak the truth of Christ “even unto death.”

FRC will not be deterred. “We’re not going anywhere,” Tony Perkins told reporters Thursday. “We’re not backing up; we’re not shutting up,” he vowed. “We feel that -- we don’t feel, we know [that] we have been called to speak the truth. Speak it in love, but to speak the truth nonetheless -- and we will not be intimidated, we will not be silenced.”

“I was there as [Leo] came to from the anesthesia,” said Perkins, “and I told him, ‘Leo, I want you to know you’re a hero.’ And he thought about it for a minute and he said, ‘You know, this hero business is hard work.’”

Heroes don’t work for “hate groups,” and FRC’s hard work is heroic indeed.

I’m proud to count them my friends.

You should be, too.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Darwin Evaluates Marriage

By Rick Pearcey • August 15, 2012, 12:17 PM

Maria Papova presents readers with "Charles Darwin's List of the Pros and Cons of Marriage." 

On the list: "Better than a dog" but a "terrible loss of time." 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Homosex Activists Boycott Amway

By Rick Pearcey • August 10, 2012, 03:28 PM

Meaghen Hale reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

In 2009, Amway President Doug DeVos donated half a million dollars to the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). On August 3, his donation came under attack by gay activist Fred Karger’s Rights Equal Rights organization in the form of a global boycott.

DeVos is to be commended for supporting real marriage over against that counterfeit thingy sought by homosexualist extremists.

He is courageously affirming those norms endowed upon humanity by "the laws of nature and of nature's God" (see the Declaration of Indpendence).

And he rightfully stands against homosexualist hatred and discrimination against the institution of marriage, against the male-female diversity of marriage, and against the Creator's liberating norms for human sexuality and married community.

Go ahead, sweeten this hatred by calling it "equality" if it makes you feel better. But it's as real as a three-dollar bill. And, if truth be told, it's cruel and unloving to try to impose this brummagem upon society.

Black Pastors: Banning Chick-Fil-A From Cities Is "Same Thing" as Banning Blacks From Restaurants
Pro-Same-Sex "Marriage" Lesbian: "Institution of Marriage Should Not Exist"
What I Saw at Chick-Fil-A Today

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Openly Adulterous Athletes Still Scarce at Olympic Games

By Rick Pearcey • August 9, 2012, 07:02 PM

The same goes for "openly 'gay' athletes" as well. Why O why the hatred for adulterers?

No Olympic Medal . . . Because She's a Virgin?

By Rick Pearcey • August 9, 2012, 05:27 PM

Billy Hallowell writes at The Blaze:

Lolo Jones has captivated American attention for a variety of reasons. To begin, she’s a talented track and field star. But ... the attractive 29-year-old is also an outspoken Christian and ... a virgin. While many have praised her for holding true to her values and waiting until marriage to have sex, in the wake of her Olympic performance, some are now using her virtuous decision against her.

After Jones came in fourth place during the finals of the 100-meter hurdles on Tuesday, many Twitter users started talking about her sex life. Using the loss as an opportunity to lambaste the athlete, they seemed to allege that, had she been sexually active, perhaps she would have performed better at the Olympics.

I am proud of Lolo Jones. I respect her choice, her sport, her athleticism, her beauty, her commitment, her work, her determination, her feminimity, her voice, her mind, and her courage to face down an upside-down world that can't seem to tell the difference between genitalia and God -- the Creator of every good gift, including physicality, sport, and the wonder of human sexuality. 

As for Lolo's detractors, apparently it's true: Sex on the brain can drive some insane. And blind, too.

Most Teens Are Virgins: Study
Art Without Meaning: Francis Schaeffer on "The Red Virgin"

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Romney vs. the Boy Scouts

By Rick Pearcey • August 8, 2012, 01:32 PM

LifeSiteNews.com is reporting that Mitt Romney "stands by a 1994 statement that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) should admit homosexuals to the organization, as members or adult supervisors, according to a campaign spokesperson."

"During a 1994 debate with Ted Kennedy," LifeSiteNews continues, "Romney said, 'I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.'"

Romney's reaffirmation of his 1994 statement is unfortunate, in the extreme, literally. Yes, he does well by affirming that the Boy Scouts should be able "to decide what it wants to do on that issue."

But in relation to a more foundational concern, he seems not to understand that the homosexualist worldview at its core stands in direct opposition to the freedom worldview of the Founders and the Declaration.

How so? The Creator who is the basis for unalienable rights is also the same (knowable and verifiable and publicly actionable) Creator who is the basis for distinquishing real marriage from counterfeit marriage.

Homosexualists are pushing a monodimensional naturalistic sameness (ill-labeled "equality" for marketing and PR purposes), but the Creator affirms male-female diversity and liberation within the circle of marriage.

"Sexual orientation" is another ill-founded wobbly cliche employed to impose an extremist agenda.

But it is better understood as political disorientation for the uninformed and factually challenged. It opens wide the door for any immoral practice harmful to consenting adults and unsuspecting kids. Go ahead, make NAMBLA's day.

On the issue of Boy Scouts, therefore, Romney is embracing an anti-Creator and anti-human bigtory that places him against the mainstream U.S. position as set forth in our defining and foundational documents.

It's an extremist position, an untenable position, an un-American position, and a losing position.

Political memo to Mitt: Americans seeking liberation from Obamaville remain a people of bold colors and bright ideals, not 50 shades of pastel. Don't let nuance devolve into nonsense.

Radical Rules for Girl Scouts' Birthday
Bachmann, Romney, Santorum Sign Pro-Marriage Pledge
Pro-Same-Sex "Marriage" Lesbian: "Institution of Marriage Should Not Exist"
What I Saw at Chick-Fil-A Today

Note: Portions of these remarks also appear in Facebook.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

"Ugly Black Babies": Abortionist Caught on Video

By Rick Pearcey • August 7, 2012, 10:44 AM

Jean McCarthy reports at LifeSiteNews:

Charlotte abortionist Ashutosh Ron Virmani was caught on camera telling pro-lifers to “adopt one of those ugly black babies.” 

Day Gardner, president of the National Black Pro-Life Union, responded: "The black community should be outraged because Ashutosh Virmani is a brazen racist and his statement supports what we already know of the billion dollar abortion industry -- black babies are targeted because they are seen as poor, worthless and maybe even 'ugly'."

In the extremist "pro-choice" abortion industry, life is cheap. Especially if you're black.

Here's the video.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children's View

By Rick Pearcey • August 6, 2012, 02:28 PM

From 1973 to 1990, Robert Oscar Lopez was raised by two lesbians. In the most recent issue of Public Discourse, published by the Witherspoon Institute, located in Princeton, New Jersey, Lopez tells his story and relates it to the recent study on the adult children of same-sex parents by Mark Regnerus.

Lopez writes:

Forty-one years I’d lived, and nobody -- least of all gay activists -- had wanted me to speak honestly about the complicated gay threads of my life. If for no other reason than this, Mark Regnerus deserves tremendous credit -- and the gay community ought to be crediting him rather than trying to silence him. . . .

So why the code of silence from LGBT leaders? I can only speculate from where I’m sitting. I cherish my mother’s memory, but I don’t mince words when talking about how hard it was to grow up in a gay household. Earlier studies examined children still living with their gay parents, so the kids were not at liberty to speak, governed as all children are by filial piety, guilt, and fear of losing their allowances. For trying to speak honestly, I’ve been squelched, literally, for decades.

In his conclusion, Lopez writes, "The children of same-sex couples have a tough road ahead of them -- I know, because I have been there."

Pro-Same-Sex "Marriage" Lesbian: "Institution of Marriage Should Not Exist"
What I Saw at Chick-Fil-A Today

Ann Coulter: Strong Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Raises Skepticism About Homosex "Marriage" Polling

By Rick Pearcey • August 6, 2012, 06:42 AM

Jeff Poor reports at The Daily Caller:

At the end of the roundtable segment on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, conservative columnist Ann Coulter, author of the forthcoming book Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama, explained why there is cause for skepticism on the claim that the American public is gravitating toward approving gay marriage.

Coulter explained that a strong showing at Chick-fil-A “appreciation day” events throughout the country, coupled with recent ballot measures, demonstrates Gallup's polling is wrong in its finding that a majority of Americans approve of same-sex marriage.

“It tells me something about polls generally because they keep taking Gallup polls showing, ‘Oh, gay marriage is so popular,’” Coulter said. “Well, every time people have been allowed to vote on gay marriage, and that’s in about in 35 states now, it has lost. It has lost in Oregon, in Washington and in California.”

Pro-Same-Sex "Marriage" Lesbian: "Institution of Marriage Should Not Exist"
What I Saw at Chick-Fil-A Today

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Rainbow Fascism and the Cluck Heard 'Round the World

By Rick Pearcey • August 4, 2012, 12:24 PM

Columnist and attorney Matt Barber writes:  

Writer Sinclair Lewis is credited with saying, “When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag and waving a cross.”

Close, but not quite. Truth is, fascism has come to America; but it’s wrapped in a rainbow flag and waving, well, let’s just say it sure ain’t waving a cross. With its latest wave of scorched-earth malfeasance, the radical left has awakened freedom-loving America to this reality.

Liberals learned a hard lesson on Wednesday. While the generally silent majority was showing exuberant support for free speech, the institution of true marriage and Chick-fil-A, “progressives” were gorging themselves on crow sandwiches doused in bitter hate.

While Chick-fil-A was eating at liberals, millions of God-fearing Americans were eating at Chick-fil-A.

Barber's column includes this strategic point: 

Wednesday’s massive outpouring of support for Chick-fil-A provided a visual reminder to all concerned that the vast majority of morally minded Americans reject the oxymoronic notion of so-called “same-sex marriage.”

It proved with earthshaking resonance that liberals’ whole “gay-marriage-is-inevitable” thingy remains as sterile as the fraudulent concept itself.

Don’t forget, we live in a constitutional republic where “we the people” are the sovereign, and elected officials are the hired help. When “we the people” have spoken on marriage, we’ve spoken without stuttering.

Pro-Same-Sex "Marriage" Lesbian: "Institution of Marriage Should Not Exist"
Black Pastors: Banning Chick-Fil-A From Cities Is "Same Thing" as Banning Blacks From Restaurants
Hate and Marriage: Bakery Hit With 1,000 Angry Messages
Regarding Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day

Friday, August 3, 2012

Hope: My Black Dad and Chick-Fil-A

By Rick Pearcey • August 3, 2012, 09:47 AM

A hopeful Lloyd Marcus writes at American Thinker:

I jump on every opportunity to respectfully challenge my 84-year-old black dad's loyalty to Obama. Dad has been a Christian pastor over 50 years. He lives in Maryland, and I live in Florida. I called Dad to ask if he participated in Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. He said no, he had not heard about it. Then, he added, "All I know is Chick-fil-A discriminates against gays."

Folks, I was outraged. Struggling to keep my composure, I passionately said, "Dad, that is a lie! You have got to stop getting your news from the mainstream media!"

Marcus then explained to his "dad what the protest and appreciation day were really about. Dad was shocked. He does not support same-sex marriage, and he was pretty grossed out when I told him that in retaliation homosexuals have planned a 'kiss in' at Chick-fil-A restaurants."

The son also informed his dad about the Coalition of African-American Pastors, a group of black ministers who "have organized to protest Obama's support of same-sex marriage. Again, Dad knew nothing about the black pastors' protest."

There's much more to this story, and one hopes conversations such as this are occuring all across America.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Pro-Same-Sex "Marriage" Lesbian: "Institution of Marriage Should Not Exist"

By Rick Pearcey • August 2, 2012, 12:09 PM

In a Stand to Reason blog post titled "Same-Sex Marriage Won't Be Enough," journalist and lesbian Masha Gessen is quoted as follows at the Sydney Writers Festival:

It’s a no-brainer that we should have the right to marry, but I also think equally that it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist.

That causes my brain some trouble. And part of why it causes me trouble is because fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there -- because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie.

Update -- Aug. 6, 2012: Perhaps I might have noted in my post: These frank remarks were given during a panel discussion at the Sidney Writers Festival in Sidney, Australia.

Panel discussions in far away places often do not make news in the U.S. (just as they often do not even when occuring on Capitol Hill). It is possible that the frankness of the response is therefore also related to the relative obscurity of the occasion.

In any case, as Chick-fil-A's smashing success just last Wednesday demonstrates, the imposition of extremist, counterfeit views of marriage is far from a fait-accompli.

Physically, morally, socially, and politically, the homosexual embrace is a kiss of death. A free-thinking people that practices critical distance refuses to submit.

In addition, anti-Creator bigotry and discrimination are made all the more difficult in a body politic explicitly founded upon the Creator, who in the case of the U.S., is affirmed in the Declaration of Independence as the source of unalienable human rights.

The ill-described "gay" target is not "traditional marriage" but marriage per se (some "traditions" should be jettisoned; slavery, for example). For the radical, alienated homosexualist, no socially viable vestige of the Creator shall be allowed to stand. None.

What our female homosexual panelist is simply doing is laying bare what always has been at the theorectical core of the homosexualist worldview.

Every worldview seeks self-actualization, and every false worldview would eventually destroy the self (and much more, to the degree it achieves self-actualization). (This update originally appeared in Facebook.)

Hat tip: Tim Challies 

The Revolt of Intelligence Against "Marriage Equality"

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

What I Saw at Chick-Fil-A Today

By Rick Pearcey • August 1, 2012, 05:58 PM

As I begin writing, Nancy, Michael, and I just finished off three Chick-fil-A meals for lunch. It was a late lunch. Around 3 o'clock.

I drove to a nearby Chick-fil-A and paid for the meals at 2:36 pm, Texas time. Sugar Land, be more precise. Near Houston. The cost was $21.03.

Up front in the ordering area was a steady stream of people selecting their meals. While waiting for my order to be filled, I counted the number of folks in the line closest to me, and there were 12 in it. There were other lines, but I didn't count the number of customers in them.

All told, there seemed to be just as many people, if not more, waiting to pick up their orders. Those waiting to pick up orders also spilled over to the right and toward the back of the eatery.

I didn't look to see how far that group of people extended, because I wanted to stay close to the front so I could hear when my order was ready for pickup. There was a positive buzz in the place.

My order was ready in about 10 minutes. There was zestful positive energy as the Chick-fil-A staff filled orders and kept chaos at bay. Somehow faces were both focused and beaming.

Everywhere I looked there were people. White, brown, black, olive. Standing in line to order. Waiting to pick up orders. Or sitting at tables and enjoying "mor chicken." Teens, moms, dads, the young, the old. Coming in. Going out. 

Every seat and table I saw was occupied. To get from one part of the restaurant to the other, you needed to scope out the crowd and eye a pathway through to your objective. My target was close to the front, stage left, the more easily to pick up our order. Everyone was polite.

I was not able to park in the Chick-fil-A parking areas. This is because the drive-through lane was a line of cars that wrapped around the restaurant. Much of the rest of the lot was occupied by customers in vehicles waiting for parking spaces to open up.

Thus, I parked about 30 feet away from the restaurant lot, in parking for the adjacent open mall of stores.

Chick-fil-A understands that it did not invent chicken, "just the chicken sandwich." 

Chick-fil-A also understands that it did not invent marriage, sex, or family. The Creator did. Which is why neither San Francisco nor Washington, D.C., can de-invent these wonders.

And why pain results when certain hubris-filled radicals try to impose upon every single American an extremist agenda that alienates us from who we truly are. 

In other words, what I saw today at Chick-fil-A was hope. Hope against extremism, intimidation, and anti-Creator bigotry.

And hope for real people living as full humans in a real world. It's amazing what some people can put in a sandwich.

Black Pastors: Banning Chick-Fil-A From Cities Is "Same Thing" as Banning Blacks From Restaurants
Hate and Marriage: Bakery Hit With 1,000 Angry Messages
Regarding Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day

Black Pastors: Banning Chick-Fil-A From Cities "Same Thing" as Banning Blacks From Restaurants

By Rick Pearcey • August 1, 2012, 03:11 PM

Eric Scheiner reports at CNSNews.com:

The President of the Coalition of African-American Pastors says supporters of traditional marriage are facing the same discrimination that blacks faced during the civil rights movement.

“Some people are saying because of the position that Chick-fil-A has taken -- they don’t want them in their cities,” Rev. William Owens said at the National Press Club on Tuesday.

“It’s a disgrace. It’s the same thing that happened when I was marching for civil rights, when they didn’t want a black to come into their restaurant, they didn’t want us staying in their hotels. Now they’re saying, because we take a Christian position, they don’t want us in their cities.”

Owens continued, “Well, we won’t take it. We will stand up and they will learn, they will learn that they can’t do that to any people, by destroying religion, by destroying the family, we will stand up.”

Hate and Marriage: Bakery Hit With 1,000 Angry Messages
Regarding Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Chicago Pastor: Blocking Chick-Fil-A -- "Anti-Religious, Agenda-Driven Bullying"

By Rick Pearcey • July 31, 2012, 09:06 AM

CBS Chicago reports: 

A Logan Square neighborhood pastor used the controversy over a proposal to build a new Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Chicago as part of his sermon Sunday, asking those opposed to the new franchise to reverse course.

As WBBM Newsradio’s John Waelti reports, the Rev. Charles Lyons of the Armitage Baptist Church, 2451 N. Kedzie Blvd. was animated as he read a letter to his diverse congregation that he intends to send to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

"Their money, their business, their taxes are not wanted? Not needed?" he said.

As to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's comments that "Chick-Fil-A’s values are not Chicago values," Lyons said,  "This could easily be seen as anti-religious, agenda-driven bullying."

According to the CBS affiliate, "Lyons calls Chick-Fil-A a poster child for practicing respect for its employees and customers, and spoke of the day when what he calls the 'thought police' would come to his own church."

Says Lyons: "We will meet them at the door, respectfully, unflinchingly holding a copy of the sacred Scriptures in one hand and a copy of the U.S. Constitution in the other."

Hate and Marriage: Bakery Hit With 1,000 Angry Messages 
Regarding Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day

Monday, July 30, 2012

Hate & Marriage: Bakery Hit With 1,000 Angry Messages

By Rick Pearcey • July 30, 2012, 06:55 PM

Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood, Colorado, says yes to marriage and therefore no to the counterfeit version that mobs of radical homosexuals are trying to impose upon Americans.

This is no more about discrimination against homosexuals than flagging a $3 bill is about discrimination against legitimate tender.

And if there is any discrimination occuring, it's the counterfeiters discriminating against the real thing.

Counterfeiters live and die by their attempts to fool others into thinking their fakes are equal to the real thing.

That's right: They'd like to order a three-layer cake of "equality." And if you know what's good for you, you'll play along.

Or we'll show up at your door and tolerate you to death. Kisses of death on the house.

But "equality" is marketing bait for the masses. Ask art forgers, passport forgers, and money forgers. They know the difference is real and foundational, and they try to hide it.

And so do the mobs of "marriage" forgers. Not surprisingly, these counterfeiters really hate it when their racket is exposed for the fraud it is.

All too often, even their "love" is hate, as you can tell when you maintain a humane critical distance and thereby resist submitting to their private "value system."

By the way, even if you get an extremist in the White House to agree with you, a fake is a fake, and the real is still the real. 

Here's a local CBS story about uncivil extremism masquerading as "civil rights" in Lakewood, Colorado.

Hat tip: Drudge

White Church Spurns Black Wedding

By Rick Pearcey • July 30, 2012, 06:41 AM

If this story from CNN is correct, shame on this "church" (First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, MS) that calls itself a house of God and yet would not allow a black couple to be married within its, ahem, hallowed walls.

How did that Sunday School hymn go? "Red and Yellow, Black and White, all are precious in His sight." Precious enough to get married in "your" church? Yep.

Fortunately, there may be more to the story. A report from WLBT.com indicates that not every church member agrees that the black couple should have been excluded and that, in fact, "members say it was a small group that expressed those [racist] views."

Diversity of skin color is good. It is a wonder of the Creator's bounty, and any person not defined by idols of black or white or red or yellow or brown (and their attendant so-called "value systems") is thereby liberated to enjoy and, yes, revel in this good gift of God.

It's time to wise up, people. There is right and wrong, but there is no such thing as a "White value system" or "Black value system," etc., etc. Unless you are a racist or entangled in racist thoughtforms, that is.

Love and humanness transcend skin and color. Character takes us back to who the Creator is and to who we are as human beings created in his image as signficant beings of infinite worth.

May the recently married couple, Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson, enjoy a lifetime of love and growth together. 

And may that group of people in Crystal Springs undergo corporate repentance. And then follow Jesus. He wasn't White, but he loves you anyway.

Friday, July 27, 2012

200,000-Plus Chick-Fil-A Fans Sign Up to Protect Marriage, "Eat Mor Chicken"

By Rick Pearcey • July 27, 2012, 03:45 AM

"The sign-up has already surpassed 209,000 people," Peter Baklinski reports at LifeSiteNews.com.

And that's despite a mysteriously disappearing and reappearing (12 hours later) Facebook signup page.

Update: More than 287,000 fans have signed up to support Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. This was updated at 1 pm, July 27.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Boston Mayor Backs Down on Chick-Fil-A

By Rick Pearcey • July 26, 2012, 05:54 PM

Matt Pitchford reports at The Daily Caller:

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has stepped back from his threat to block Chick-Fil-A from opening a new store in the city. . . .

According to the Boston Herald, Menino said, "I can’t do that. That would be interference to his rights to go there," referring to company president Dan Cathy, who drew the mayor’s wrath by going public with his views against same-sex marriage.

The mayor added: "I make mistakes."

Billy Graham Defends Chick-Fil-A

By Rick Pearcey • July 26, 2012, 02:45 PM

Henry J. Reske reports at Newsmax:

The Rev. Billy Graham has thrown his support behind embattled Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy and announced plans to stop by the fast food restaurant next Wednesday as part of Mike Huckabee’s “Eat Mor Chikin” promotion.

Says Graham: “As the son of a dairy farmer who milked many a cow, I plan to 'Eat Mor Chikin' and show my support by visiting Chick-fil-A next Wednesday."

Packing Heat -- A God-Ordained Right

By Rick Pearcey • July 26, 2012, 12:43 PM

Charl van Wyk argues: "Those who do not support the individuals’ right and responsibility to self-defense . . . are neglecting the theology of the Bible."

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Marine Corps Law Enforcement Battalions to "Control Civil Disturbances"

By Rick Pearcey • July 24, 2012, 01:31 PM

Steve Watson writes at Infowars:

Units of hundreds of military police officers trained to investigate crimes have been created by the Marine Corps and will “assist local authorities” in securing crime scenes and building cases, reports the Associated Press.

The report notes that “the battalions will be capable of helping control civil disturbances, handling detainees, carrying out forensic work, and using biometrics to identify suspects.”

While the units, each comprising 500 military police officers and dozens of dogs, will “deploy worldwide,” recent forays by the military into domestic policing in the United States may have some Americans wondering if the newly created “law enforcement battalions” will be used at home.

The further the Washington, D.C., establishment moves away from Constitutional governance rooted in Declaration principles -- that is, "unalienable rights" under God instead of under the state, nature, skin color, or last Tuesday's poll from San Franciso -- the more that establishment will have to rely on raw power (financial, social, police, military, etc.) to impose its private values upon the rest of America.

A radicalized U.S. military torn asunder from its duty to protect and defend Declaration freedoms and Constitutional government could be one of several tools available to a political elite to impose control and demand obedience.

That such a scenario is thinkable may startle some. But, in large measure, imposed unfreedom has been the history of the world. Until America showed up. May she show up once again.

And not just for Americans, but for any people and any nation that would actualize what the Creator has already endowed upon all humanity. God, not geography, is destiny.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Added: National Black Pro-Life Union

By Rick Pearcey • July 16, 2012, 10:15 AM

The Pearcey Report is pleased to announce that we have added The National Black Pro-Life Union to our list of information resources under "Groups" on the main page.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Condi: Same-Sex Civil Unions

By Rick Pearcey • July 13, 2012, 08:17 PM

CNSNews.com reports:

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who reportedly is on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's short list for a running mate, said in a December 2010 interview with Christianity Today that while she believes marriage is designed for a man and a woman "perhaps we will decide that there needs to be some way for people to express their desire to live together through civil union."

Monday, July 9, 2012

Open Letter to Carrie Underwood

By Rick Pearcey • July 9, 2012, 08:13 AM

WND's Joseph Farah writes:

What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus?

That’s the question I would like answered by Carrie Underwood, other Christian celebrities, and, quite honestly, most non-celebrity Christians and their pastors.

Last month Underwood, a country-music superstar, suggested in an interview with the U.K. Independent that she has no problem with same-sex relationships and marriage.

It’s not unusual, of course, for entertainers to take such positions -- in fact, it’s expected. But what made the interview newsworthy all over the world is the fact that Underwood claims to be a Christian.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Brad Pitt's Mom Pens So-Called Anti-"Gay," Anti-Obama Letter to Local Newspaper

By Rick Pearcey • July 6, 2012, 08:44 AM

Jane Pitt's pro-family, pro-marriage letter is here.

The Hollywood Reporter story, which expresses the typical slavish
anti-marriage and anti-family presuppositions of the formerly mainstream media, is here.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Mississippi's Last Abortion Clinic Faces Closure

By Rick Pearcey • June 29, 2012, 08:20 AM

Thaddeus Baklinski reports at LifeSiteNews:

Mississippi’s only abortion clinic has ask a federal judge to issue a temporary restraining order against a new law, enforcing higher standards for abortionists, which stands ready to shut the facility down at the start of July.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

All Disagreement Is Racist

By Rick Pearcey • June 28, 2012, 07:22 AM

Eileen F. Toplansky takes a look at "The Specious Logic of the Left."

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 21, 2012

Rep. West: "Family Values, Not Gov't" Needed for Economic Stability in Black Community

By Rick Pearcey • June 21, 2012, 09:16 AM

Amanda Swysgood at CNSNews.com quotes remarks given by Rep. Allen West during a Capitol Hill forum on "Economic Empowerment in the Black Community":

Government can’t do it alone, but the family can do it.

My great grandmother was a slave, she put us in a boxcar, she didn’t have it in the household, but she went and earned it and she taught us how to make money.

So I do believe that you can do it, but it's going to take everyone, it's going to take the family, it's going to take the parents, it's going to take the church.

Monday, June 18, 2012

"Civility" and the Legacy of George W. Bush

By Rick Pearcey • June 18, 2012, 10:03 AM

Steve McCann writes at American Thinker:

Excessive civility in the face of a national crisis is tantamount to indifference. 

The Bush family dynasty exemplifies the patrician attitude of holding oneself above the fray after fulfilling one's pre-ordained obligation to society.  

This may have been fine in the halcyon days of the past, when America's future seemed limitless and those answering to the call of duty were for the most part honorable people. 

With Barack Obama at the helm, that is no longer the case.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Target "Pride" T-Shirts Insulting

By Rick Pearcey • June 4, 2012, 09:11 AM

Madeleine Morgenstern writes at The Blaze:

Target Corp. is selling gay pride T-shirts to raise money for a group working to defeat a same-sex marriage ban in Minnesota -- and is reportedly blocking emails from one group [the American Family Association] complaining about it.

"A spokesman for Minnesota for Marriage . . . said Target’s actions are 'an insult to the overwhelming majority of their customers,'" The Blaze reports.

“Just get out of this debate and do what they’re good at,” says Chuck Darrell, according to AP. "Get out of the business of trying to redefine marriage."

Monday, May 28, 2012

VFW Slams MSNBC Host

By Rick Pearcey • May 28, 2012, 11:58 AM

Alex Pappas writes at The Daily Caller:

A spokesman for a leading veterans organization criticized MSNBC’s Chris Hayes for arguing on his television show that that he’s “uncomfortable” describing American soldiers who died in battles as heroes.

“If Mr. Hayes feels uncomfortable, I suggest he enlist, go to war, then come home to what he expects is a grateful nation but encounters the opposite. It’s far too easy to cast stones from inexperience,” Veterans of Foreign Wars spokesman Joe Davis told The Daily Caller on Sunday.

Friday, May 25, 2012

150+ Maine Churches to Launch Campaign Protecting Marriage

By Rick Pearcey • May 25, 2012, 11:56 AM

In an AP story posted at The Blaze:

Scores of Maine churches will pass the collection plate a second time at Sunday services on Father‘s Day to kick off a fundraising campaign for the lead opposition group to November’s ballot question asking voters to legalize same-sex marriages.

Between 150 and 200 churches are expected to raise money for the Protect Marriage Maine political action committee, said Carroll Conley Jr., executive director of the Christian Civic League of Maine evangelical organization and a member of the PAC. Conley is also trying to drum up support for the Maine campaign from religious leaders from around the country.

Kudos to people of goodwill in Maine stepping up to protect kids, families, and marriage from the extremism and aggression of pro-homosexualist activists and their secular enablers in the media and elsewhere.

Love of neighbor includes protecting the neighborhood.

Stand up to monodimensional secularist bullies who despise the wonder and liberation of male-female diversity in marriage.

And overcome those reactionaries who would impose their private, subjective values upon a body politic rooted in verifiable truth rather than relativistic marketing campaigns awash in half-truths, distortion, and invective. 

Here is the Facebook page for Protect Marriage Maine.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Vermont Ordinance Could Ban Pro-Life Protesters

By Rick Pearcey • May 23, 2012, 11:44 AM

Ben Johnson reports at LifeSiteNews:

The city council of Burlington, Vermont, has passed a new ordinance that could have the effect of banning pro-life protesters from exercising their right to protest in front of the town’s Planned Parenthood facility.

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."

Friday, May 11, 2012

Franklin Graham: Obama Has "Shaken His Fist" at God

By Rick Pearcey • May 11, 2012, 07:16 AM

Andra Varin reports at Newsmax:

Evangelist Franklin Graham said President Barack Obama has “shaken his fist at God” by voicing support for gay marriage. . . .

“President Obama has, in my view, shaken his fist at the same God who created and defined marriage. It grieves me that our president would now affirm same-sex marriage, though I believe it grieves God even more,” Graham said in a statement. . . .

Graham supported a measure to amend North Carolina’s constitution to bar gay marriage. Voters on Tuesday passed the amendment with a 61 percent approval rate.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

"Most Klansmen and most racists have been Democrats"

By Rick Pearcey • May 8, 2012, 08:54 AM

Walter E. Williams writes:

MSNBC's Chris Matthews, in a recent debate with former Republican National Chairman Michael Steele, called the Republican Party the "grand wizard crowd."

Grand wizard is the title given to the leader of the Ku Klux Klan. It is truly misinformed to call Republicans the party of the Klan.

Throughout our history, most Klansmen and most racists have been Democrats. Here are a few racist quotes from major Democratic figures. . . .

Friday, April 27, 2012

Video: 2011 Miss Delaware -- "Abortion Is Murder"

By Rick Pearcey • April 27, 2012, 07:44 AM

John-Henry Westen reports at LifeSiteNews

Maria Cahill, the winner of the Miss Delaware 2011 contest, is using her new-found fame to promote the pro-life message. She participated in the March for Life as Miss Delaware despite opposition, according to an interview to be published in full in Townhall magazine.

In an April 2011 video just prior to her winning the Miss Delaware title, Cahill indicated she would be using her fame to save lives.

She described herself as “one of seven kids” noting that thus “my family is extremely pro-life and conservative.” She said that in college the topic of abortion is taboo and suggested one reason is the fact that “this is murder we’re talking about.” She added “People don’t use that word . . . it’s a vulgar term, but that’s what it is -- it’s murder.”

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Bullies! Atheist Group Pressures City to Remove 91-Year-Old Memorial Cross

By Rick Pearcey • April 26, 2012, 09:37 AM

Caroline May reports in The Daily Caller on new efforts to oppress from an extremist group known as the Freedom From Religion Foundation:

An atheist group is pressuring Woonsocket, R.I., to remove a 91-year-old Latin cross located in the City of Woonsocket’s fire station parking lot.

The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) announced this week that they had sent a letter to Woonsocket Mayor Leo Fontaine requesting that the city not only remove the cross, but also scrub a memorial angel and prayer -- which they describe as “woefully out of date” -- from the fire department’s website.

According to the group, it is illegal for the city to promote any religion.

Somebody might point out to our atheist buddies that truth is never "out of date," "woefully" or otherwise.

A good example of this is the Declaration of Independence, which asserts the rationally and empirically verifiable truth (which arguably cannot be said of atheism) that "All men are created Equal" and are "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights."

Or is the Creator "illegal," too, O Atheist Man?

Hold onto that cross, good citizens of Woonsocket. That cross represents the highest form of love, reason, and commitment against tyranny, whether spiritual, political, or "legal," including the inhumane tyranny of blind faith and of irrational atheism.

So, yes, there is another item that never goes out date: rebellion against foolishness.

Upshot? Sock it to 'em Woonsocketers. Resist. Live your lives fully. Resist and resist again! Maybe you can help pry open a closed-down atheistic mind or two. In return, you get to stay free.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Liberal Views on Family Just Like USSR's

By Rick Pearcey • April 19, 2012, 10:03 AM

Svetlana Kunin writes at Investors Business Daily:

It took violent revolution and elimination of tens of millions of people to change culture in the republics of the USSR.

The government destroyed all religious institutions so any religious traditions and influences were eliminated.

They replaced the Ten Commandments with the Moral Code of the Builder of Communism.

Still, the family as the unit of the society could not be destroyed.

Amazingly, liberals in the capitalist countries found the way -- welfare.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Occupy: "All Pigs Must Die"

By Rick Pearcey • April 16, 2012, 08:51 AM

Lee Stranahan writes at Big Government:

We’ve told you in previous reports to expect the increasingly broke, desperate and nomadic Occupy movement to continue to make police the enemy and to make more flailing ‘direct actions’ in an attempt to stir up headlines. In New York City this weekend, they did not disappoint.

But Occupiers are concerned with far more than just police, according to Stranahan. "The Occupy movement is a nihilist attack on Western civilization," he concludes, "including the warm fuzzy organic white bread NPR eco-leftism of a modern American company like Starbucks."

Thursday, April 12, 2012

"Natural Family" Prevails Over Family Haters in Anchorage

By Rick Pearcey • April 12, 2012, 10:57 AM

OneNewsNow reports:

Voters in Anchorage, Alaska, have handily defeated a proposed ordinance that would have provided special rights for homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals.

Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver says passage of Proposition 5, a measure placed on the ballot and supported by a collection of LGBT groups called "One Anchorage," would have put homosexuality on a par with race. But Anchorage residents turned it down, in spite of the fact that homosexual activists outspent those with traditional views 4-1.

The radical agenda animating the LGBT syndrome is profoundly uncharitable and inhumane. Bravo, Anchorage!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ugly "Gay": Christian T-Shirt Co. Faces Investigation for Remaining Authentic, Declining Business With Homosex Group

By Rick Pearcey • March 29, 2012, 09:40 AM

Billy Hallowell writes at The Blaze:

A t-shirt business in Lexington, Kentucky, has drawn the ire of critics after refusing to print shirts for the city’s annual gay pride parade. The company, called Hands On Originals, told parade organizers that its Christian beliefs are the reason that it has declined the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization of Lexington’s (GLSO) request.

In response, GLSO has filed a discrimination complaint with Lexington’s Human Rights Commission. The commission works on the local level to ensure that discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation and the like doesn’t take place in employment, housing and public accommodations.

In fact, the discrimination here is, once again, that of so-called "tolerant" homosexualists discriminating against the Creator's knowable and verifiable norms for human sexuality and family life.  

In fact, the "gay" life is ugly, and so is the attempt of narrow-minded extremists to impose their private values upon the American public, including those living and raising families in Lexington, Kentucky.

A free people that recognizes unalienable rights derive from the self-same Creator who provides a liberating structure for family life also therefore resists the self-appointed authoritarian mindset of cookie-cutter diversity-despising same-sexists now attacking Hands On Originals.

In this struggle against ignorance and discrimination, may the God who gives the blessings of liberty bless the work and workers of Hands On Originals.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Zimmerman, Trayvon, and Profiling

By Rick Pearcey • March 27, 2012, 07:19 AM

Walter E. Williams writes:

Right now, there isn't enough known about the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, a black, by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old part-Hispanic, during his neighborhood watch tour in an Orlando, Fla., suburb.

If evidence emerges that Zimmerman's actions were not justified, he should be prosecuted and punished; however, there's a larger issue that few people understand or have the courage to acknowledge, namely that black and young has become synonymous with crime and, hence, suspicion. To make that connection does not make one a racist.

Monday, March 26, 2012

George Zimmerman "Suffered Broken Nose," "Injury to the Back of His Head"

By Rick Pearcey • March 26, 2012, 10:33 AM

ABCNews reports:

Attorney Craig Sonner said the public is only hearing part of the story, and when all the facts come out, it will be clear that Zimmerman acted in self defense.

A grand jury is scheduled to begin hearing the case April 10.

"George Zimmerman suffered a broken nose, and had an injury to the back of his head, he was attacked by Trayvon Martin on that evening," Sonner said.

"This was a case of self-defense."

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Texas Christians Raise Money for Ailing Atheist Critic

By Rick Pearcey • March 22, 2012, 09:47 AM

From Kate Shellnutt at the Houston Chronicle blog:

An atheist activist who dropped threats to protest an Athens, Texas, nativity scene after his health declined is now receiving aid from fellow atheists and the very group of Christians he opposed, according to reports on the Friendly Atheist blog.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Alec Baldwin: Sen. Inhofe a "Whore," Should Retire to "Solar-Powered Gay Bar"

By Rick Pearcey • March 19, 2012, 08:30 AM

"Capitol One spokesman Alec Baldwin adds his voice to the political discourse this weekend," writes Erica Ritz at The Blaze.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Outrage Over American Flag With Obama Image

By Rick Pearcey • March 15, 2012, 08:34 AM

Joshua Rhett Miller writes at Foxnews.com:

An American flag with President Obama's image in place of the stars flew over a Florida county's Democrat headquarters long enough to enrage local veterans who called the altered banner "a disgrace."

The altered flag is not just a disgrace, but a warning: It captures the spirit of the Obama administration, which seeks to replace the norms and content of the rules for freedom (see the Declaration and Constitution) with the rules for unfreedom (see Alinsky, Marx, and Jeremiah Wright).

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Liberal War on Women

By Rick Pearcey • March 12, 2012, 08:17 AM

Karl Spence writes at American Thinker:

The hubbub over contraception has given liberal Democrats a new campaign theme: that Republicans are waging a "war on women."  

In response, Republicans should point out the Democrats' complicity in a real war on women -- a war with real pain and blood, with bodies piled up by the thousands -- a war with no end in sight.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Obama Dances Around Sexual Insults of GOP Women, Bemoans Rush's Rhetoric

By Rick Pearcey • March 7, 2012, 08:49 AM

The Daily Caller reports:

President Barack Obama today declined to criticize his supporters’ sexually themed insults of female GOP politicians, including recent comments from comedian Bill Maher and a band called The Roots.

Monday, February 20, 2012

George Washington's Farewell Address

By Rick Pearcey • February 20, 2012, 08:04 AM

Among other things, the Father of Our Country wrote in 1796: "Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports."

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."

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Obama: Republicans Threaten "Very Core" of America

By Rick Pearcey • January 10, 2012, 12:40 PM

Here is Obama's statement, as quoted in the Weekly Standard: 

The very core of what this country stands for is on the line -- the basic promise that no matter what you look like, no matter where you come from, this is a place where you could make it if you try.

The notion that we're all in this together, that we look out for one another -- that's at stake in this election.

Don't take my word for it. Watch some of these debates that have been going on up in New Hampshire.    

The most important part of this is Obama's statement: "Don't take my word for it."

Amen, brother.

Because the core of America, as clearly stated in the Declaration of Independence, is that we are a nation founded upon certain politically actionable truths in regard to God, man, and nature.

Namely, that we are endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights" and that "among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

It is true that many Republicans don't get this. They are therefore part of the problem, insofar as they have drifted from what is the enduring and defining mainstream of American freedom.

But Obama and the liberal, secularist Creator-despising Democrats are in worse shape, and that's because they have purposefully embraced an agenda that stands in total antithesis to the core of America.

America is liberated under a knowable and verifiable Creator, not under the creature Obama, the federal government, czars, homosexuals, abortionists, pornographers, Hollywood, or by platitudinous appeals to "equality" and "diversity."

"Equality" ripped away from the Creator produces sameness and terror as greedy politicians use an absolutely predictable chaos as an excuse to steamroll a rebellious people so that there is no room for real individuality out in society.

That kind of "equality" sees humanity's God-given individuality as a threat that must be liquidated. You might say it loves sin but hates the sinner.

"Diversity" ripped away from the Creator is just another word for anarchy and another excuse to allow Washington and secular elites to further inject themselves into the daily lives and personal affairs of the America people.

Unwise people like Obama will not rest until they "diversify" America to death. That's not hope and change, it's death and decay.

That's why this next election is so vital. Both Obamaism and RINOism must be defeated if what is the core of America as a free and great nation is to survive.

In their place must be a healthy political renewal that operates within the liberating circle of constitutional government that reflects the content and norms of the Declaration of Independence. From that is liberty; against that is tyranny.

History, reason, and present experience show that, beyond this ennobling mainstream, all else is extremism. And that a free people resists. It's the humane thing to do.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Homosexualism: "We Will Teach Your Kids the New Norm"

By Rick Pearcey • January 3, 2012, 06:51 AM

At LifeSiteNews:

Those who said there was a pro-homosexuality agenda were treated with scorn as alarmists before the propagandists for that agenda became as bold as they are now.

But we have it directly from the managing editor of Xtra Vancouver: as clear an enunciation of the homosexual activist agenda for the schools as we may have seen anywhere.

In the October 20th, 2011, edition of the Vancouver edition of the homosexual magazine Xtra, the managing editor of that magazine wrote in the online edition:

The gay rights movement is shifting norms in Canada. And with that comes a message to those who won’t evolve: your outdated morals are no longer acceptable, and we will teach your kids the new norm.

The "gay" "rights" agenda has always been about power -- the power of a propaganda machine to create "rights" out of thin air and to impose them upon a people already "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights" and that among these real rights are "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

If the homosexualists succeed, human freedom and human dignity lose.

Why? Because the "trans"-everything (except their own selfishness) crowd can succeed only by overthrowing the only philosophic and political system known to man to give an adequate intellectual and practical basis for human freedom and dignity.

And that would be what we see emphasized in the U.S. Declaration of Independence -- namely, that there is a real Creator, that human beings are endowed by that Creator (and not by San Francisco or Barack Obama or RINOs) with unalienable rights, and that no one has the authority to separate humanity from those God-given rights.

Thus the rage against God and man we see in the cultlike homosexualist community. In their reactionary idolatry, the homosexualists despise running up against the "laws of nature and of nature's God."

And they despise, as all bullies do, running up against a people who will stand their ground against oppression and against discrimination against real norms as they apply and liberate in the real world.

This is their dilemma. For these extremist reactionaries rage not against a simple interest group, but against reality.

Theirs is a hatred against the reality of a Creator who objectively and verifiably exists, against the reality of human beings created ontologically equal and yet also in the liberating diversity of male and female, and against the reality of real norms that do not go away because extremist activists have decided to stomp their feet.

And employ the power of the state to impose their dictates.

And in the name of that hatred, these homosexualist hegemonists are coming after our children and coming after them on the basis of the "new norm" they wish to impose.

A people of humanity and dignity who respect the true spring of human rights resists. We revolt for the good, the true, and the beautiful.

Instead of the old reactionary paganism, we stand for the deep norms, the abiding truths, the eternally liberating wisdom. These norms have been around forever, and they make all things new again.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

15-Year-Old on Girl Scouts: "We Were So Deceived"

By Rick Pearcey • December 29, 2011, 12:48 PM

Jonathon Seidl reports at The Blaze on how liberal extremism at the Girl Scouts is being exposed:

The girl at the center of the story was 15-year-old Sydney Volanski, who first noticed the [Girl Scouts' reference to the liberal website] Media Matters . . . last year and left the organization over it. Now, Sydney is speaking out.

Sydney joined the crew of “Fox & Friends” on Thursday morning to explain what she found and also to talk about her website, “Speak Now: Girl Scouts Website,” which she co-edits and that was set up to expose other liberal bias within the Scouts.

“My sister and I started a website to help inform families of the more leftward leanings of Girl Scouts because they promise to be neutral politically and about certain social issues,” she explained, “but when you examine the women that they promote and the websites and books that they refer girls to, there is a clear liberal ideology, like with the Media Matters site.”

“With Speak Now: Girl Scouts we’re just trying to spread awareness to families because we were so deceived,” Sydney is quoted as saying. 

“For eight years we were in Girl Scouts and we didn’t realize that Girl Scouts was promoting such a liberal ideology.”

The Blaze also reports that "Sydney went on to claim the Scouts have promoted Planned Parenthood and abortion advocacy groups in the past."

David Cameron: Great Britain Is a "Christian Country"

By Rick Pearcey • December 29, 2011, 12:24 PM

Mark Tooley writes at American Spectator:

British Prime Minister David Cameron recently marked the 400th anniversary of the King James' Bible by declaring that Great Britain is a "Christian country" and "we should not be afraid to say so." Cameron was speaking at Christ Church, Oxford, before a Church of England audience.

The speech will trouble dogmatic secularists of course. But it also should alert many American religionists who enthusiastically insist that Christendom is dead. . . .

Cameron described himself as a "committed" but "vaguely practising" Church of England Christian "who will stand up for the values and principles of my faith." 

Cameron also said, "The Bible has helped to give Britain a set of values and morals which make Britain what it is today. . . . Values and morals we should actively stand up and defend."

The prime minister noted that the "alternative of moral neutrality should not be an option . . .  and [that] you can't fight something with nothing."

As examples of the influence of the King James Bible, Cameron cited Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" and Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

"Even more interestingly," in Tooley's view, is how "Cameron summarized the Bible's impact on politics and governance." Tooley writes: 

"The Judeo-Christian roots of the Bible also provide the foundations for protest and for the evolution [a better word is development] of our freedom and democracy," he said. "The Torah placed the first limits on Royal Power."

And God's crafting man after His own image was a "game changer for the cause of human dignity and equality" when the "in the ancient world this equity was inconceivable."

As our Declaration of Independence acknowleges, the Creator is the center of gravity of human freedom and dignity.

And when a people recognize that fact and wisely act upon it across the culture, the result can be a "shining city on a hill." Not perfection, but still, a shining city and a measure of hope and healing for which we can be thankful.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Will Obama Bury America?

By Rick Pearcey • December 28, 2011, 10:28 AM

William Gensert writes at American Thinker:

The only thing standing between America and continued preeminence is Barack Obama. The sooner we realize that, and rid the nation of the abomination of his presidency, the better.  

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Win for Romney Equals Trouble for Pro-Family Movement

By Rick Pearcey • December 21, 2011, 10:12 AM

Chad Groening reports at OneNewsNow:

A pro-family activist contends that if Mitt Romney wins the GOP presidential nomination, it would be a serious hit to those working to stop the government's "normalization" of the homosexual lifestyle.

In Fox News Channel's recent GOP debate, the final one before Iowa's January 3 caucuses, Mitt Romney said he has always been a supporter of "gay" rights.

Those who support "gay" "rights" are also by implication supporting a radical philosophy of government that is the antithesis of the American and human mainstream. 

The American mainstream is rooted in the concept of unalienable rights from a real Creator, but homosexual "rights" are merely creations of extremist interest groups and activists who reject the Creator and his liberating norms for family life and human relations.

A bunch of religious god-talk or relativistic secularist piety about "tolerance" does not change this fact. They speak of love but despise the God of love. That's a sale job that free-thinkers need to resist.

The human mainstream affirms the holistic unity of mind, body, and spirit, but the radical homosexual agenda rejects this in favor of a fragmented self, where "gender," ethical norms, and family structure are all reduced to "social constructs."

If you are into a centralized power establishment imposing upon Americans its private, secularized feelings and values, then the homosexualist movement is for you.

But do not think you are advocating life, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness. The pursuit of brokenness is not the pursuit of "happiness," even if you get everything you want and even if you have a thousand Obamas or Romneys preaching that false gospel from every rooftop or bathhouse.

But if you are for freedom under God and his liberating norms and unalienable rights, then the Republican field offers other candidates who appreciate and respect what is both the American and human mainstream. 

If you want freedom, it's probably a good idea to follow the rules for freedom. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Christmas Revolution

By Rick Pearcey • December 20, 2011, 11:35 AM

A few thoughts on the meaning of Christmas as a fact of life:

The joyous Christmas season has become increasingly secular, religious, and fragmented, helping make the most wonderful time of the year perhaps also the most manipulative.

We celebrate, and that is good, even healing. And given the hectic pace of life in America, there is much to admire in our ability to rise to the occasion of Christmas festivity every December.

But on a deeper level, the awe and cheer that attend a Holy Night and a Christmas Day seem more than ever to rest upon cultural understandings weak and eroding.

Consider how fact today is alienated from meaning, “faith” from life, spirit from matter, and wonder from the real things of life in a searching, troubled world.

The optimism of a new beginning in a New Year fades when we lose touch with secure points of reference by which to measure hope and find comfort in progress.

Power elites employ malleable symbols of religion and politics to manipulate money and masses towards results that overturn the original content of words and action rooted in history.

There is a remedy for this, and it is found in the humane and concrete realities of the events that started it all some 2,000 years ago.

What follows is a kind of Christmas and New Year’s debriefing related to information given in Luke 2, where familiar but revolutionary words await: “And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them” (Luke 2:20).  

What Luke gives us is part of a narrative that has comforted many millions of people around the world and throughout history.

And yet, in this passage is no mere comfort. For in it is a cosmos of light and humanity that challenges settled expectations about what many regard as normal life in enlightened society.

The above is excerpted from my "Christmas Spirit in Space and Time." I plan to provide additional excerpts during this Christmas Season, but if you want to read and think ahead, go here.

Tebowing Inspiring People Around the World

By Rick Pearcey • December 20, 2011, 11:11 AM

Ben Johnson writes at LifeSiteNews.com:

It looks like a cross between a genuflection and Rodin’s “The Thinker.” The characteristic kneel Tim Tebow makes to thank God after a big play has become a worldwide phenomenon, creating a new craze and stirring controversy over the role of religion in public life.

Monday, December 19, 2011

"Holy War": Thousands Gather to Support Nativity Scene Against Atheist Attacks

By Rick Pearcey • December 19, 2011, 10:27 AM

Billy Hallowell writes at The Blaze:

The battle over a nativity scene in Athens, Texas, reached new heights this weekend when up to 5,000 supporters flooded the town square. Their purpose? To stand firmly opposed to the attacks a prominent atheist group has waged on the religious display. . . .

The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, a group that frequently targets the presence of faith and religion in the public square, is demanding that a nativity scene be removed from public property.

On Saturday, thousands of supporters assembled in Athens Town Square to rally around and support the religious display. According to WTKR, some likened the ever-intensifying scenario a “holy war.”

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pastors Fight to Save Nativity

By Rick Pearcey • December 8, 2011, 08:16 AM

Fox News reports:

A group of east Texas pastors has decided enough is enough -- declaring their intentions to fight back against Wisconsin atheists who are demanding that a Nativity located on the lawn of the Henderson County courthouse be torn down.

“It’s time that Americans stand up and take America back for the faith that we were founded upon,” said Nathan Lorick, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Malakoff. “We’re going to stand up and fight for this.”

Lorick, and a group of other pastors in Henderson County, are organizing a large rally to defend the traditional Nativity from an attack by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hillary Clinton: Personal "Religious Beliefs" Are "Obstacles Standing in the Way" of "Gay Rights"

By Rick Pearcey • December 7, 2011, 08:01 AM

"Religious beliefs and cultural values do not justify the failure to uphold the human rights of homosexuals, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the United Nations in Geneva on Tuesday," reports CNSNews.com.

Excuse me, Ms. Clinton, but a lifestyle built on ethical brokenness and human fragmentation is not an unalienable right from the Creator.

The metaphysical, moral, and epistemological estrangement of Obama and Co. from the Founding Fathers, the Declaration, the Constitution, from fact and science, from God and man, and from "the laws of nature and of nature's God" continues to reveal itself with greater and more shameful clarity.

The divorce of liberal politics from reality is a seedbed of tyranny for its narrow program can advance only by the manipulation of language and the imposition of an agenda through raw power, be that of an oppressive majority or minority, or through the barrel of a gun.

A vision-for-freedom resists. A so do lovers of freedom.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"Foreigners Devour Your Land"

By Rick Pearcey • November 29, 2011, 10:14 AM

As skin is to body, so are borders to nations.

Borders are good things. They make for good neighbors, whether we are talking about the community of nations or the community outside your front door.

Consider this verifiable information from the Creator (Isaiah 1:7 ESV), spoken to ancient Judah and Jerusalem, but perhaps applicable as well to America and Washington in our own day:

Your country lies desolate;

Your cities are burned with fire;

In your very presence

Foreigners devour your land;

It is desolate, as overthrown by foreigners.

This passage is not an attack on foreigners. It is a challenge to a nation that has so lost its way that it no longer can maintain its identity under God. This is self-hatred on a national level.

Yes, borders are good. Boundaries are good.

And just as one would not leave one's front, back, and side doors unlocked and open for any person to walk in off the street, it is a matter of common sense, safety, and love for friend and family that one does not leave the front, back, and side doors of one's nation unlocked and open for any person to walk in from off the international street.

Some say "love" is without limits. Yes, if you mean accepting a person unconditionally and then helping that person move forward into greater depth and communion with God and man.

But no, if you mean borders are bad, irrelevant, and unnecessary. If you have no border or boundary, you do not exist.

This is true of nations and individuals. To think and act otherwise is to open the door to great inhumanity. That is the opposite of love.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Virginia 10 Commandments Dispute Headed to Federal Court

By Rick Pearcey • November 28, 2011, 09:30 AM

David Sherfinski reports:

A long-simmering battle in Virginia over the separation of church and state heads to federal court Monday, with a southwestern county school board fighting for the right to display the Ten Commandments in a public high school.

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, in Roanoke, will hear arguments in the Giles County School Board’s motion to dismiss a complaint brought by a high school student and the student’s parent arguing that the biblical display violates the plaintiffs’ First Amendment rights under the Constitution.

This is not about the separation of church and state, for that doctrine (to the degree that it follows the Constitution) requires that the federal government should not establish a national denominational Christian state church.

What this is really about is free American citizens of a particular state standing up to secularist forces who are trying to rewrite the Founding vision, as expressed in the Declaration (remember the Creator?) and the U.S. Constitution (the 1st Amendment limits Congress, my friends, not the states or the people), so ACLU types can impose their failed philosophical system upon the people of the United States.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

It's Time to Abort Planned Parenthood

By Rick Pearcey • November 26, 2011, 01:12 PM

LifeSiteNews reports:

In a Thanksgiving note to supporters, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards thanked supporters for standing with the organization during what she labeled, “the most difficult year in our history.”

And may Ms. Richards soon be lamenting the last and final year of her bloody, money-grubbing sex-trafficking anti-woman industry.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Syphylis Rates Soar 134% Among Homosexual Black Men

By Rick Pearcey • November 23, 2011, 11:51 AM

LifeSiteNews reports:

The U.S. Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) most recent data on the spread of sexually transmitted diseases reveals that among homosexual black men the syphilis rates rose a staggering 134% between 2009 and 2010.

And some still call this thing "gay."

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Matt Barber: Liberal Violence Rising

By Rick Pearcey • November 22, 2011, 08:05 AM

Matt Barber is vice president at Liberty Counsel Action. This is his latest column, published here with permission:

While necessity is the mother of invention, sloth and envy beget mediocrity and upheaval -- the twin siblings of secular-socialism. It is in this vein that a rebellious and increasingly violent spirit of incoherent anarchy continues to fester in urban centers across the nation.

This is most evident in the form of the envy-driven "Occupy wherever" nonsense embraced by the "progressive" establishment. Still, this Obama-supported effort to supplant, through lawless imposition, our free-market constitutional republic with some misguided conception of an outcome-based equalitocracy is rooted in much more than just good old-fashioned class warfare.

Part and parcel of secular-socialism is secularism. It's fascinating in its predictability. Wherever you find an entitlement-minded Marxist, you're likely to find a "progressive," counter-biblical moral relativist.

Case in point: The "Occupy D.C." protesters, who have squatted -- in more ways than one -- at Washington's McPherson Square, have posted a list of rules by which "occupants" are expected to abide. Rule No. 10 requires that folks not "assume anyone's gender," but, instead, "go with gender-neutral pronouns" like "comrade." (Who knew that a so-called "99 percent" of Americans were gender-bending commies?)

Indeed, the opposite of order is disorder. While rebelling against the natural order -- whether related to economic liberty or issues surrounding transcendent moral values -- many of the less stable elements on the left are exhibiting an increased willingness to move beyond mere disorder to outright violence.

Examples of such violence continue to mount. But, beyond the fiery "Occupy" riots in Oakland, and the shootings, murders, rapes and thousands of arrests occurring throughout the dozens of disease-riddled "Occupy" chaos camps around the country, a less publicized example of left-wing violence took place last month in Illinois. The "Gay Liberation Network" -- a militant homosexual activist group of self-described "Trotskyites" -- announced that it would be protesting an award ceremony held at the Christian Liberty Academy, an Arlington Heights, Ill., church and school.

In the past, when GLN has protested this particular event, Christian attendees have been spat upon and even physically threatened by protesters. This time, things got worse. The night before the event someone threw two paver bricks through the church's plate glass doors with a dire warning: "This is just a sample of what we will do if you don't shut down Scott Lively and AFTAH. . . . [F---] Scott Lively. Quit the homophobic [s---]!"

The Christian organization, Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), was giving an award to Pastor Scott Lively, a pro-family advocate who, in recent years, has been falsely maligned by leftist groups and media-types like Rachel Maddow, for supposedly supporting the death penalty for homosexual behavior -- a patently false charge.

The assailants later posted an al-Qaida-like statement on the "progressive" website IndyMedia.org, taking credit for the attack and calling it a "consequence for hatred and homophobia in our community." They further threatened the church, warning that "if this event is not shut down . . . the Christian Liberty Academy will continue to be under constant attack." Unbelievably, the threat remains posted to this day. Fortunately, no one has yet been hurt; however, according to the FBI, by definition this attack meets all the elements of domestic terrorism. But, none of this is surprising. The flames of violence against Lively, AFTAH and Christian Liberty Academy were ignited long ago.

On the other end of the fuse is the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a hard-left outfit known in past years for monitoring true hate groups like the KKK and neo-Nazis. After partnering with the admittedly communist GLN, the SPLC had declared, with much media fanfare, both AFTAH and Lively's organization, Abiding Truth Ministries, along with several other highly respected Christian organizations, official "hate groups."

This propagandist smear tactic has been increasingly used by the SPLC in an effort to marginalize Christian and conservative organizations with which the group disagrees. Unfortunately, however, we now see that this strategy to dehumanize, can also have unintended (presumably) consequences. As in Illinois, the SPLC's dangerous and irresponsible disinformation campaign can embolden and give license to like-minded, though less stable, left-wing extremists, creating a climate of true hate.

Such a climate is ripe for violence. After all, these "hate groups" are just like the KKK, right?

Despite all this, even today the SPLC has somehow managed to maintain some level of mainstream credibility. But as it quickly moves further from its left-of-center moorings toward the far fringes of left-wing extremism, its own deceptive activities threaten to undo much of the good for which the organization was once recognized.

After the anti-Christian attack, Bob Schwartz, cofounder of GLN, refused to condemn the violence noting precisely that the victims were "SPLC-designated hate groups." This comes as little surprise in that Schwartz once threatened to push AFTAH founder Peter LaBarbera into oncoming traffic.

Still, what is a bit surprising is that, like its GLN ally, the SPLC -- a self-styled domestic terrorist watchdog organization -- has additionally refused to condemn this overt act of domestic terrorism. Instead, the SPLC released a statement, dripping with sarcasm, that piled on the victims. Rather than denouncing the attack, the organization simply lamented that the violence "only strengthened the absurd argument, promulgated by many [Christians]" that left-wing extremists "want to take over America and persecute Christians."

Yes, it's official. The SPLC has abandoned all pretense of objectivity. And so, as left-wing violence continues to spike in coming months, not only should we expect to hear little about it from a sympathetic mainstream media; we should also expect little help from the once-respected Southern Poverty Law Center.

Indeed, it's hard to do much about the problem when you're a driving force behind it.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Just Go Ahead and Kill Santa

By Rick Pearcey • November 16, 2011, 05:07 PM

That way no one ever need be offended again at Christmas.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mrs. Obama: "The Right to Love Whomever We Choose"

By Rick Pearcey • November 8, 2011, 09:36 AM

Les Kinsolving writes:

CNS News reported from Chicago that first lady Michelle Obama told two audiences at Democratic fundraisers that the justices her husband appointed to the Supreme Court "will protect the right to love whomever we choose."

OK, Mrs. Obama: What do you do about the nextdoor neighbor who "chooses" to "love" his 7-year-old daughter?

And who says the "choice" to "love" shall be limited to those who are among the human species?

And in your bankrupt philosophy, Mrs. Obama, who says there is any moral worth to "love" or to "choice" in the first place?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

4 Lilly White Liberals Smear a Black Man

By Rick Pearcey • November 2, 2011, 08:09 AM

Peter Heck writes at American Thinker:

Just as Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain predicted, he has become the most recent victim of the race-baiting left's high-tech lynching of prominent, conservative black men. 

Days before the Cain sexual harassment smear emerged from the sewers of liberal trash journalism, MSNBC's Martin Bashir hosted contributor Karen Finney who proclaimed that conservatives only liked Cain because, "they think he's a black man who knows his place." 

As Bashir actually thanked her on-air for making such an offensive and ignorant remark (far from being a submissive position, conservatives are supporting Cain in his effort to ascend to the highest office in the land), Finney granted, "I know that's harsh, but that's how it sure seems to me."

"Diversity of thought amongst minorities -- particularly blacks -- is forbidden in the church of liberalism," Heck writes.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Is This Enough? Herman Cain Statement on Abortion

By Rick Pearcey • October 22, 2011, 11:00 AM

In response to recent questions regarding whether GOP candidate for president Herman Cain is merely personally pro-life and would therefore fall in line with the "pro-choice" but really pro-abortion position, in contradiction to science, ethics, and the mainstream of American exceptionalism (see the Declaration and Constitution), the following statement has been released by Herman Cain: 

Yesterday in an interview with Piers Morgan on CNN, I was asked questions about abortion policy and the role of the President.

I understood the thrust of the question to ask whether that I, as president, would simply "order" people to not seek an abortion.

My answer was focused on the role of the President. The President has no constitutional authority to order any such action by anyone. That was the point I was trying to convey.

As to my political policy view on abortion, I am 100% pro-life. End of story.

I will appoint judges who understand the original intent of the Constitution. Judges who are committed to rule of law know that the Constitution contains no right to take the life of unborn children.

I will oppose government funding of abortion. I will veto any legislation that contains funds for Planned Parenthood. I will do everything that a President can do, consistent with his constitutional role, to advance the culture of life.

Note Cain's emphasis on the Constitution. Let us hope and work to ensure that Cain's approach to the question of life expresses in particular his approach to governance in general.

That is, that, if elected, a President Herman Cain would do everything "consistent with his constitutional role," to advance not just the culture of life (which of course would be a huge advance over abortofascism) but also to do everything "consistent with his constitutional role" to advance a culture of freedom.

Earlier today I read an article by Tom Tancredo in WorldNetDaily, and it was titled, "Herman Cain Is the Real Deal."

How do we know, according to Tancredo, that Cain is the real deal? Because Cain possesses what Tancredo calls the threee "Cs" -- character, competence, and commitment.

Sounds good, right? But this is not enough. Far from it.

Here is my reply, which I have posted on Facebook as well:

May I suggest a 4th "C"? The Constitution.

Would Cain's "character," "competence," and "commitment" be directed toward Constitutional governance -- or just open a new door for "conservative" Un-Constitutional governance?

We had that with the Bushes and RINOs, and that helped pave the way for the conceptually anti-American Obama and the modern Democrat Party.

If Cain is pro-Constitution, let him NOW, in INTERVIEWS, and DURING FUTURE DEBATES set forth his views in ways that clearly express a high view of constitutional and Declarational governance.

A "problem-solver" is not enough, not by a longshot, IF THE AIM IS FREEDOM.

What is needed is a CONSTITUTIONAL PROBLEM-SOLVER who appreciates the principial connection between the Constitution and the Declaration -- where the center of gravity for human freedom and unalienable rights is not the state but the Creator.

That Herman Cain is framing his opposition to abortion in terms constitutional is an advance of freedom over barbarism.

Now let the man who would replace Obama and Obamaism do so on the basis of an full-orbed vision-for-freedom, which is precisely what is given in the Constitution and Declaration.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Obama Kin: "Occupy Wall Street" Liberalism's Unwashed Last Stand

By Rick Pearcey • October 18, 2011, 09:02 AM

Dr. Milton R. Wolf writes:

Liberalism is dying before our eyes, not with a whimper or a bang, but with a grand unbathed and so apropos whine-fest. The central tenets of statism are in free-fall, and its beneficiaries, namely those who live off the fruits of other people’s labor, are in a panic for one last round of government handouts before they completely bankrupt the nation. . . .

The failed Obama presidency . . . is just the beginning. The most liberal president in history, with an assist from his predecessor, has unmasked the structural flaws of liberalism itself. All told, nearly $5 trillion of government bailouts and stimulus spending between the two presidents failed to rescue our economy. Their $5 trillion bought the most expensive lesson in human history: Government cannot create wealth, and an overtaxed and overregulated private sector can’t, either.

Milton R. Wolf is a second cousin of Barack Obama. Wolf blogs at miltonwolf.com.

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---!" 

Marxist Mayhem in Wall Street Protests

By Rick Pearcey • October 15, 2011, 11:39 AM

Mike Spaniola writes at American Thinker:

The so-called "Wall Street protesters" who presently follow the '60s adage of "taking it to the streets" might do well to review a bit of history -- in particular, as it relates to the consequences of Marxist ideology.

In 1951, when the horrors of the Red Terror, Siberian gulags, and Auschwitz death camps were still very real, author Eric Hoffer wrote in his acclaimed book, The True Believer, that the "monstrous evils of the 20th century have shown us that the greediest money grubbers are gentle doves compared with money-hating wolves like Lenin, Stalin and Hitler, who in less than three decades killed or maimed nearly a hundred million men, women and children and brought untold suffering to a large.

Lenin's "Useful Idiots" in Manhattan

By Rick Pearcey • October 15, 2011, 10:37 AM

"President Obama, the Democratic Party, and the 'Occupy Wall Street' mobs are following the Marxist blueprint of Lenin's The State and Revolution to a tee," writes Ellis Washington at WND.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Study: Facebook, Google, Social Media "Actively" Censor Christian Content

By Rick Pearcey • September 22, 2011, 10:20 AM

Jeremy Kryn reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

A new study has found that Google and other major social media sites such as Facebook have “actively” censored Christian and conservative viewpoints.

The report, conducted by National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) and the American Center for Law and Justice, examined the policies and practices of several major Internet-interactive “new media” communications platforms and service providers, including Apple and its iTunes App Store, Facebook, Google, and others.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

From Violent to Murderous: Top 10 Examples of Liberal Incivility

By Rick Pearcey • September 17, 2011, 04:51 PM

These attacks, compiled by Human Events, are not merely the momentary tactics of a desperate political philosophy or a desperately weakened Barack Hussein Obama.

Instead, these attacks are greased by a liberalism that is relativistic at its core, having rejected the Creator (see the Declaration of Independence) as the basis of liberating and normative ethical and political content.

This relativism opens the door to absolute hate. But not as an abberation. It's a package deal.

The contrast with the founding ideals of the American republic is stark: If there is inhumanity, and there will be in a broken world, there is an adequate intellectual and moral basis upon which to challenge the inhumanity, whether it arises among the people or whether it arises in the state.

Neither the society nor the state is absolute, for neither is the Creator. Neither the society nor the state is liberating, for neither is the Creator.

Yes, the Founders understood wherein lies the center of gravity of human freedom and dignity:

All men are created equal [and] . . . are endowed by their Creator with certian unalienable rights, . . . among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is, therefore, "We the People," under God, in social and political community with the Creator. Not to assert a false absolute but to challenge the false idol of centralized authority.

And what the Founders understood, the Founders acted upon.

Thus the Declaration of Independence. Thus the practice of independence. Thus the unfolding, sometimes very costly, of the principles of freedom over time, throughout the individual states, and among the people.

The lesson of tyranny in history is clear: First demonize, then destroy. First incivility, then inhumanity. First chaos, then control. Even if marketed as hope, change, and transformation. 

It is fortunate that many in America are seeing this, and taking corrective redemptive action, before it is too late.

"Love thy neighbor" always is a challenge to the status quo. 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Perry Backs "Nation's Most Radical" Pro-Life Bill

By Rick Pearcey • September 12, 2011, 09:53 AM

LifeSiteNews.com reports:

Texas Governor Rick Perry has come out in support of an Ohio measure to ban abortion from the moment of a detectable fetal heartbeat. The 2012 presidential contender announced his support before a group of 250 pro-life and pro-family leaders meeting in Texas.

“We’re grateful to Governor Perry for his strong support of the Heartbeat Bill,” said Janet Porter, president of Faith2Action. “I don’t think there’s a bill in America with more support.”

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Video Game "Slaughters" Beck, Palin, O'Reilly

By Rick Pearcey • September 8, 2011, 06:33 AM

An angry backlash from conservatives is looming against a video game company in Brooklyn, N.Y., that has created a violent first-person shooter game targeting conservatives," reports Newsmax.

"Called 'Tea Party Zombies Must Die,' the game enables users to bludgeon Bill O’Reilly with a crow bar, shoot Glenn Beck with a semi-automatic weapon, or stab former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with a knife."

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Unsafe: The Extremist Agenda Behind "Gay" Anti-Bullying Campaigns in Your School

By Rick Pearcey • September 7, 2011, 09:18 AM

Are schools now "safe" for homosexualism safe for your kids? Perhaps not.

Consider the following in a report at LifeSiteNews.com:

“We want educators to teach future generations of children to accept queer sexuality. In fact, our very future depends on it. Recruiting children? You bet we are.” 

It seems that guys in cars and raincoats not longer have to offer candy to children to entice them to enter in. Why bother with all of that when you can offer a "safe" "education"?

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."

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Reaction to 15-Year-Old Pedophile: "We're Breeding Inhuman Men"

By Rick Pearcey • August 31, 2011, 08:36 AM

Inhuman? Yes, as in this: "Police confiscated the boy’s laptop and discovered images and videos featuring girls as young as 4 being sexually abused by adults," reports LifeSiteNews.com.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Rick Perry Signs Pledge Opposing Same-Sex "Marriage"

By Rick Pearcey • August 30, 2011, 08:24 AM

"Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry has signed a pledge from the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) pledging to oppose same-sex marriage and advance a constitutional marriage amendment," reports CNSNews.com.

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.

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."

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Letter: Homosexuals Seek Domination

By Rick Pearcey • August 17, 2011, 07:25 AM

A Reader Writes:

Who could possibly be more "dominionist" than the "gay" activists who are forcing their worldview and agenda on every man, woman, and child in America? -- Marilyn Miller 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Therapists: APA Pro-Homosex "Marriage" Declaration About Politics, Not Science

By Rick Pearcey • August 10, 2011, 09:18 AM

LifeSiteNews.com reports:

A group of therapists dedicated to providing therapy for unwanted same-sex attraction has criticized the American Psychological Association’s (APA) new declaration in favor of same-sex “marriage” as tainted by primarily political motivations. . . .

Dr. Julie Hamilton, President of The National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), said the declaration was another instance of the APA inappropriately playing the standard-bearer for a political cause.

“The APA far too often bases their position statements on political ideology rather than scientific findings. . . .  Although the APA is regarded as a professional, scientifically based organization, far too often it does not function as such.”

Hamilton noted that Drs. Rogers Wright and Nicholas Cummings, both former top APA officials, have disclosed that “many of the APA’s decisions are influenced by ideology rather than research” in their book, Destructive Trends in Mental Health.

“As a result, the APA cannot be viewed as a reliable source of scientific information, and the stances they take therefore lack any real value,” she said.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Left Has No Humanity

By Rick Pearcey • August 9, 2011, 07:19 AM

Aaron Goldstein recently visited the "People's Republic of Cambridge to attend a discussion about the Tea Party sponsored by the Ethical Society of Boston," and this is his report.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Prayer and the Fabric of America

By Rick Pearcey • August 6, 2011, 01:19 PM

Alan Sears, president and CEO of the Alliance Defense Fund, writes:

Ours is nation built on liberty, the ideals of Western Civilization, and prayer. It is also a nation under assault by people who wish to erase prayer from the list: this much was evident in the vitriol hurled at Texas Gov. Rick Perry when he recently called his fellow governors and President Obama to join him for prayer for our nation.

The current backlash is due either to a genuine lack of knowledge concerning prayer’s place in American history or a seeming untamable desire, on the part of some, to usher in a secular state. For those who seek secularization, there’s probably not much that can be done here to change their mind, but for those whose animosity toward prayer in America is the result of a lack of historical proof, perhaps some good can be done in the next few paragraphs. . . .

Here is the rest of "Prayer and the Fabric of America."

Friday, August 5, 2011

Bachmann, Romney, Santorum Sign Pro-Marriage Pledge

By Rick Pearcey • August 5, 2011, 07:24 AM

Human Events reports:

Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann, Former Gov. of Massachsetts Mitt Romney, and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum signed a pledge that lays out specific steps to defend traditional marriage in America.

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) authored the pledge, and the pledge has committed the candidates to a set of five specific stances.

1.)    A constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman
2.)    Appoint federal judges who are committed to the judicial philosophy of Originalism
3.)    Defend the Defense of Marriage Act
4.)    Establish a presidential commission on religious liberty
5.)    Push legislation that gives the people in Washington D.C. the right to vote on marriage.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Extremism and the Democratic Party

By Rick Pearcey • August 1, 2011, 07:45 AM

"Extremism on the left infects the entire Democratic Party," writes James M. Thunder at American Spectator.

For more, see "What Is 'Mainstream' America?" and "How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War."

Friday, July 29, 2011

Atheist Group Seeks to Tear Down World Trade Center Cross

By Rick Pearcey • July 29, 2011, 08:44 AM

John Jalsevac reports at LifeSiteNews:

When two steel girders were found intact, in the shape of a cross, in the middle of the wreckage of the World Trade Center after 9/11, it was hailed by many as a mini “miracle” and a sign of hope for a country beleaguered by a devastating terrorist attack.

Now, however, an atheist group has filed a lawsuit that seeks to tear down that cross, which was moved recently to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City.

Certain atheist groups may not be able to tolerate it, but America is not founded upon abstract and manipulable "values" of "equality" or religious or philosophic "neutrality" but upon the rock of individuals having been "created equal" and thereby "endowed" by the "Creator with certain unalienable rights." 

The cross is a symbol, rooted in verifiable history, of a profound and humane resistance against evil, a salvific resistance launched in space and time by a Creator who is anything but disinterested in the face of sin, death, decay, the loss of meaning, and the pain of alienation.

If I thought atheism coherently and rationally answered the basic philosophic questions in ways that can lived out consistently in the real world, I would affirm it as true and seek to live by it.

But it is a god that fails, a god the produces societies that fail, and a god that crushes the human spirit. Free-thinkers revolt against such a god. And that is very good.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Obama Endorses Bill to Recognize Homosex "Marriage" on Federal Level

By Rick Pearcey • July 22, 2011, 09:23 AM

Kathleen Gilbert reports at LifeSiteNews:

President Obama has warmly endorsed new legislation to establish national recognition of homosexual "marriage," which lawmakers considered in a Senate committee hearing yesterday.

The "Respect for Marriage Act" would both eliminate the Defense of Marriage Act and establish federal spousal benefits for homosexual partners with state-issued marriage certificates.

With each passing day, Barack Obama behaves more and more as if he were the president of La-La Land, imposing "values" that bear no relation to reality. Homosexual "marriage" is a deeply flawed philosophic and linquistic oxymoron.

Under the fig leaf of "equality," it unleashes more pain into an already broken world that needs healing not hubris.

Moreover, just as unalienable rights are rooted in the Creator and not in governments or presidents, marriage as a bedrock social institution is a created given defined by the Creator, not by governments or presidents or subcultures in urban centers that disrespect and discriminate against the wonder and joy of male-female diversity. 

The hubris on display is extreme. For just as Obama cannot rewrite the laws of gravity, he cannot redefine the norms for married life. This truely is above his paygrade. He would do well to respect his limitations.

Needless to say, attacking marriage is nowhere in Obama's, or any president's, job description as set forth by the U.S. Constitution. This assault expresses a contempt for the genuine human and humane liberty that defines the truly liberating mainstream of the American identity, whose center of gravity is the Creator (see the Declaration of Independence).

Thus Obama's extreme and destructive radicalism against all that for which an enlightented, free, and dignified America stands.

A society that follows Obamaism and his pretend "values" will crash and burn and die, just as passengers who fly on aircraft that violate the laws of flight will crash and burn and die.

Clearly, the sons and daughters of Bunker Hill are wiser than this. We can do better. So let's do it.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Former "Gay": Thank You, Michele and Marcus Bachmann -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • July 15, 2011, 11:08 PM

Here is a must-read article by Stephen Bennett, who according to radical homosexualist community organizers, does not exist.

And on this page is a compelling video featuring Stephen and his wife, Irene.

Update: Here is the website of Bachmann & Associates (added July 18, 2011).

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Michele Bachmann and Ex-"Gays"

By Rick Pearcey • July 14, 2011, 06:07 PM

Greg Quinlan, president of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays, writes:

Why have gay activists instigated media attention over ex-gays and the husband of Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann?

Apparently, Mr. Bachmann, who has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, operates several counseling centers which also offer services to homosexual clients seeking to overcome unwanted same-sex attractions. But because even one ex-gay proves that homosexual behavior is not innate or immutable, the gay lobby's fear of their former members results in false claims and attacks aimed at preventing homosexuals from exercising their right of self-determination. They cannot bear to have even one homosexual leave homosexuality, hence their outrage at Dr. Bachmann.

I know because I am ex-gay myself. I suffer more harassment as a former homosexual than I ever did as an out and proud homosexual.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Gaystapo Watch: Cisco Systems "a Queer & Present Danger"

By Rick Pearcey • July 13, 2011, 06:52 AM

"It looks like the Gaystapo is really up in arms over my recent series of articles on Cisco’s firing of Frank Turek," writes UNC criminology professor Mike Adams.

Moreover, Cisco may be paying a financial price for its extremist support of an immoral lifestyle: "The fact that Cisco Systems has angered many people with its speech -- in the form of one-sided homosexual activism -- is clearly exacerbating its current financial woes. In fact, Fox News is reporting that Cisco is considering slashing as many as 10,000 jobs as it struggles to recoup from recent market losses."

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Barton: Bachmann Right, Stephanopoulos Wrong on Founders' Fight Against Slavery

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2011, 07:52 AM

Posted at Michele Bachmann's Facebook page is this from David Barton of Wallbuilders:

Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was recently on ABC News in an interview with George Stephanopoulos.

During the conversation, Bachmann said that a number of the Founding Fathers opposed slavery and worked to end it, but Stephanopoulos challenged her, “Now, with respect Congresswoman, that’s just not true.”

But it is true.

In "The Founding Fathers and Slavery," Barton argues that "the clear majority of the Founders opposed this evil" of slavery.

Stated in the positive, Barton concludes: "The truth is that it was the Founding Fathers who were responsible for planting and nurturing the first seeds for the recognition of black equality and for the eventual end of slavery."

Monday, July 4, 2011

WTimes: Bachmann Right -- Founders Were Anti-Slavery

By Rick Pearcey • July 4, 2011, 10:53 AM

As the linked-to quotes indicate (from George Washington, John Adams, John Jay, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison), the "Founding Fathers did fight against slavery." 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Pro-Marriage NY Senator Faces Death Threats, Barraged With Hate Calls

By Rick Pearcey • June 9, 2011, 07:22 AM

"The New York politician leading the charge for true marriage in the state says he has faced death threats and a barrage of hate calls as a result of his stand," reports LifeSiteNews.com.

"I continue to be the target of a vulgar campaign by seething extremists who oppose my defense of New York’s marriage laws,” Democrat State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. says in a May 26 press release.  "As a Christian, of course I love those who hate me and I will continue to pray for their souls."

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New Orleans Abortuary Shut Down

By Rick Pearcey • May 31, 2011, 07:28 AM

A baby-killing operation masquerading as the Gentilly Medical Clinic for Women "had a history of unsafe conditions."

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mother of Steve Tyler's Aborted Baby Breaks 3-Decade Silence

By Rick Pearcey • May 25, 2011, 08:22 AM

"When Julia Holcomb was sixteen, she and a friend contrived to meet Steven Tyler, the frontman of the multi-platinum-selling band Aerosmith, and now co-host of American Idol," writes John Jalsevac at LifeSiteNews.com.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

In Defense of Uppity White Boys Like Donald Trump

By Rick Pearcey • May 12, 2011, 06:11 AM

Lloyd Marcus calls out "black race pimps."

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pro-Marriage Olympic Official Axed After Criticism From Homosex Radicals

By Rick Pearcey • May 11, 2011, 08:48 AM

"Just eight days after being named the U.S. chef de mission for the 2012 Olympic Games, Gold Medalist Peter Vidmar resigned his position after criticism from 'gay' activists and athletes because of his support of true marriage," reports Rebecca Millette at LifeSiteNews.com.

The anti-Creator, anti-marriage insanity of the pro-homosexual power movement claims another scalp. Once again, "discrimination" is bad, unless, of course, a) one has political backing for one's perversion and b) the object of that discrimination is the Creator (see the Declaration of Independence) and His liberating norms for marriage, family life, and healthy human relations.

A healthy society resists moral decline and communal breakdown, even if masquerading as equality.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Homosexual Cadet Ineligible

By Rick Pearcey • May 4, 2011, 06:55 AM

OneNewsNow reports:

A conservative military watchdog says the United States Military Academy was right to deny a former cadet readmission to the school because she is a homosexual.

Katherine Miller left West Point in August, halfway through her stint at the Academy, saying she could no longer lie about her sexuality. So when she recently applied to rejoin, officials at the U.S. Military Academy rejected her application.

They explained that the repeal of the policy that bars homosexuals from legal military service, which was accomplished by the 111th lame-duck Congress, has not yet gone into effect -- and will not do so until 60 days after the president and senior defense advisers certify that it will not hurt the troops' ability to fight.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Indiana Senate Approves Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood

By Rick Pearcey • April 21, 2011, 07:43 AM

"The Indiana Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would end taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, putting the state ahead of many others currently moving to cut off funding to the abortion giant," reports LifeSiteNews.

Monday, April 11, 2011

One More Reason to Live in Texas

By Rick Pearcey • April 11, 2011, 08:57 AM

85 MPH speed limits.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Virginia Regulations Would Require Adoption to Homosexuals

By Rick Pearcey • April 4, 2011, 07:25 AM

"The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) has proposed new regulations to require state licensed adoption agencies in Virginia, including private church-run adoption agencies, to not refuse to process adoption of children based on the sexual orientation of the adopting parents," reports LifeSiteNews.

What an outrage! No American, and certainly no Virginian, should put up with this effort to impose upon anyone a homosexualist power social agenda that, by definition, discriminates against the Creator's liberating norms for family life and human sexuality.

A power agenda that undermines the family structure and which violates the "Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" can hardly be said to be in the best interests of children.

"The Virginia Department of Social Services is requesting comments from the public on this new proposal," LifeSiteNews notes.

"Comments may be made through the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall website here."

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Home Depot Cheering Itself in Push for Homosexualist Power

By Rick Pearcey • March 29, 2011, 08:41 AM

The American Family Association "has acquired a 40-second video taken by Home Depot employees loudly cheering themselves while marching in the 2010 St. Petersburg, Florida, gay pride parade." 

Monday, March 28, 2011

Interview: Doug Giles on "Raising Righteous and Rowdy Girls"

By Rick Pearcey • March 28, 2011, 08:46 AM

By way of introduction, Laura Donovan writes at The Daily Caller:

Like most parents, Clash Radio host and Townhall.com columnist, Doug Giles is proud of his children. His daughter Hannah helped take down ACORN in 2009, when she partnered up with James O’Keefe to produce revealing undercover videos. Giles’ other daughter Regis started the campaign Girls Just Wanna Have Guns, which, among other things, aims to instruct young women on how to protect and defend themselves against predators.

He has every reason to brag about his no-nonsense girls, both of whom partially inspired his new book, Raising Righteous and Rowdy Girls, which provides 14 chapters on how to rear females in today’s world. The Townhall.com contributor advises parents to teach their girls classiness and the value of intellect, but it’s not all work and no play for the Giles clan. Giles thinks it’s important for young women to know how to hunt, fight, rebel, date decent guys and even party.

Here's the interview.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Make Love, Not Kinetic Action

By Rick Pearcey • March 25, 2011, 12:05 PM

The 60s always were dead; this makes it official.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Democrats Continue Assault on Marriage

By Rick Pearcey • March 22, 2011, 12:12 PM

OneNewsNow reports:

In the wake of President Obama's decision to no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act, liberal Democrats -- led by Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York -- have decided to take advantage of the situation and have introduced a bill to overturn DOMA, which restricts marriage to between a man and a woman. 

Nadler, ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and vice-chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, reintroduced the supposed "Respect for Marriage Act" legislation in the Senate last week.

Sexual Disorientation: U.S. Demanding Support for "Gay Rights" at UN Human Rights Council

By Rick Pearcey • March 22, 2011, 10:37 AM

Imposing Homosex Power: Team Obama again reveals itself clueless about unalienable rights from the Creator, as acknowledged in the Declaration of Independence, instead of from San Franciso power plays or UN immorality plays.

The result is a post-American administration that discriminates against the Creator and the Creator's norms for marriage and human sexuality. This isn't social change, it's social collapse. Here's the story from AP.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Same-Sex "Marriage" Bill Fails in Maryland

By Rick Pearcey • March 12, 2011, 09:07 AM

It Was Supposed to Be Inevitable, But: "A bill to legalize same-sex 'marriage' failed Friday to win enough support for passage from the Maryland House of Delegates," reports LifeSiteNews.com.

This is great news and a profound defeat for those power groups and organized hatreds in society who presume to think they can create unalienable rights out of thin air.

Those rights are rooted in the Creator, not the state, not in victimology, marketing, nature, 51% of the vote, or San Francisco regressivity. This fact should be clear to any who have read and embrace the philosophic DNA of human liberty as set forth so brilliantly in the Declaration of Independence.

True compassion, not to mention healthy indignation, calls upon every free-thinking and free-living American to resist the pro-homosexualist campaign of discrimination against the Creator and against the Creator's norms for healthy human sexuality and the intrinsic, created embedded diversity of married life as between male and female.

Rage against the religious cult of the homosexualist machine! And rage for freedom in community with an objective, verifiable God and our fellow man -- and woman!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Update: Empty Chairs of Sharpton, Fauntroy, Morial

By Rick Pearcey • March 1, 2011, 09:15 AM

Caroline May reports at The Daily Caller:

The conservative chairman of the black leadership network Project 21, Mychal Massie, did not mince words Monday afternoon as he spoke at the empty chairs of his three would-be sparring partners -- Al Sharpton, National Urban League President Marc Morial and former D.C. Congressional Delegate Walter Fauntroy -- all of whom had been scheduled to debate him about the alleged racism in the Tea Party.

“It is nice to blame the white man, it’s nice to blame ‘Uncle Toms’ -- such as myself -- it’s nice to blame right-wing, extreme Republicans and conservatives. It’s easy,” Massie told his absent liberal counterparts. He was driving home the point that demonizing the Tea Party, which is unified by a desire for less spending, limited government and devotion to the Constitution, is not the answer.

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Monday, February 28, 2011

Mychal Massie Calls Out Sharpton, Fauntroy on So-Called Tea Party Racism

By Rick Pearcey • February 28, 2011, 08:53 AM

Christopher Goins writes at CNSNews.com:

Will the Rev. Al Sharpton, National Urban League chairman Marc Morial, and former D.C. congressional delegate Walter Fauntroy show up Monday afternoon to debate talk show host Mychal Massie about their incendiary allegations about the Tea Party being racist?

Mychal Massie is also chairman of Project 21's National Advisory Council.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Obama's Homosexual Anti-America

By Rick Pearcey • February 25, 2011, 08:28 AM

Writing at the Washington Times, Jeffrey Kuhner responds to Obama's decision to ignore attacks upon the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act:

Contrary to the claims of liberals, marriage is not a “civil right” -- something to be dispensed at the behest of anyone who wishes it. If this were true, it would unleash the floodgates. Polygamy, “transgender” unions, bestiality, pedophilia -- all forms of deviant sexual behavior could claim discrimination. It is a recipe for moral anarchy and social disintegration. For centuries, public acceptance of homosexuality has been identified with decadence, decline and the fall of civilizations.

Throughout history, especially in the West, traditional marriage has had a distinct status. It is a sacred union between a man and a woman. Its primary -- although not sole -- role is to create and socialize children. It is the most effective means by which societies not only reproduce, but transmit the mores of one generation to the next. It is the linchpin of any stable, successful culture. To weaken -- or worse, transform -- it inevitably leads to societal collapse. Babylon, ancient Greece and Rome all withered away because of internal moral rot.

If Obama is successful in his campaign to discriminate against the Creator of the Declaration, and against the Creator's norms for human sexuality and married life, he may well go down in history as the president who delivered the final gleeful blow in the murdering of America.

But he will not succeed. He will fail, justice will be done, and America as a nation conceived in liberty, under God, will live. Those who pledge sacred honor never give up.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Coalition of 34,000 Black Churches Blasts Obama on Marriage

By Rick Pearcey • February 24, 2011, 09:34 AM

"A coalition of 34,000 black churches is blasting President Barack Obama's decision to stop defending the federal law that bans recognition of gay marriage," reports OneNewsNow.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sources: GOProud Outed for CPAC 2012

By Rick Pearcey • February 14, 2011, 11:00 PM

"The homosexual activist group GOProud, whose inclusion in the Conservative Political Action Conference here last year and last week stirred controversy within the largest annual conservative gathering, will not be welcomed back next year, sources tell WND."

Schlafly: Palin's No Feminist

By Rick Pearcey • February 14, 2011, 08:47 AM

Because she's "done everything," rejects "victimology," and is a success. "Besides she is pretty," says Schlafly. More at The Daily Caller.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

New CPAC Chief: Jury Still Out on GOProud

By Rick Pearcey • February 12, 2011, 09:03 AM

"The jury still is out on the continued participation by GOProud, a group that openly works on behalf of homosexuals, in the Conservative Political Action Conference, according to CPAC's new chairman, Al Cardenas," reports WorldNetDaily.

"I intend to form a comprehensive vetting process on each CPAC participant, especially at the organizational level," the new chairman told WND. 

"As we develop the vetting process," Cardenas said, "I want to make sure it satisfies our friends, including those at [the Heritage Foundation]," which boycotted this year's event. "I am determined to bring back into the fold those who have been long-term conservative friends of CPAC."

Reagan & CPAC: What Would "the Gipper" Do About GOProud?

By Rick Pearcey • February 12, 2011, 08:17 AM

Sandy Rios writes at her new blog:

With the constant invocation of "what would Reagan do," the amnesia about what he actually did do and say about conservatism is amazing. In the midst of a grand celebration of Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday, many Republicans rush to claim his name while ignoring his principles. Reagan worked tirelessly to coalesce social, economic and national defense conservatives and when he succeeded he won big. It wasn’t a political tactic to him. It was congruous with clear thinking and the resulting success came not by contrivance but by nature.

But some people who claim his legacy seem to have forgotten. 

Washington Insiders have successfully convinced the Tea Party movement to stick to lower taxes and smaller government. The social issues will divide us, the Wise Men of the Beltway advise. But will lower taxes and smaller government alone save the Republic? 

Hence the activism of GOProud, a pro-homosexual group that supports "open homosexuality in the military and hate crimes." This group has a "prominent place at the influential, D.C., gathering known as CPAC and other once clear-thinking conservative organizations," Rios writes. 

"To further make the point, 'Go-Proud' issued a release blasting potential Presidential contender, Tim Pawlenty, for his opposition to gays in the military. 

"Many groups and individuals have withdrawn from CPAC for this embrace, understanding that while individual homosexuals may be conservative and welcome in the party, organizations formed around gay advocacy are at odds with the moral principles that bring sanity and clarity to it all.

"Order in government . . . order in finance . . . and order in the family produce solid foundations upon which wealth and happiness are both attainable," Rios concludes. "Ronald Reagan understood that.  And if we are going to claim his legacy, so should we."

CPAC Homosexuals vs. CPAC Conservatives 
CPAC, Homosexuality, and the Crack-Up of Conservatism

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

CPAC Homosexuals vs. CPAC Conservatives

By Rick Pearcey • February 9, 2011, 10:40 AM

Nikitas3 at RedState explains why "homosexuality is not a conservative agenda item" and therefore why "GOProud should not be embraced by CPAC."

Comment: If American conservatism wishes to be true to the Creator of the Declaration, that entails respecting the Creator's healthy and liberating content for human sexuality and family life.

Unfortunately, the homosexual agenda of GOProud despises this emancipation and therefore by its own choice places itself outside of and against the center of the American experiment.

Homosexual activists are happy to use the terminology of freedom -- "rights," "fairness," "equality," "nondiscrimination," etc. -- but their program rejects the Creator and therefore subverts the meaning and direction of these terms.

"Rights" devolve into mere power, "fairness" becomes homosexual hegemony, "equality" becomes state-imposed same-sex privilege, and "nondiscrimination" becomes state-sponsored aggression against the Creator's norms for social life. 

Consistent with the Founding vision, CPAC should be encouraged to remain true to life in community with the Creator and should challenge homosexual activists to do the same.

Any conservatism that rejects the Creator who is the basis of unalienable rights, human freedom, and human dignity is clearly a conservatism not worth conserving. That kind of conservatism would be extremism against the enduring mainstream of the American experiment.

I hope CPAC corrects course. The alternative would be a shame and an unnecessary one at that. Don't let a GOProud moment become a CPAC fall.

CPAC, Homosexuality, and the Crack-Up of Conservativism

Thursday, February 3, 2011

AdWatch: Bush Daughter Pushing Homosex "Marriage"

By Rick Pearcey • February 3, 2011, 11:09 AM

LifeSiteNews reports:

In her 22-second ad released Tuesday, produced by homosexual rights group The Human Rights Campaign, Ms. Bush said, “I’m Barbara Bush and I’m a New Yorker for marriage equality. New York is about fairness and equality and everyone should have the right to marry the person that they love. Join us.”

That's the Madison Avenue bait and switch. Here is the message the ad is really trying to sell:  

I’m Barbara Bush and I’m a New Yorker for marriage equality. I am for equality and that means I am not for the slavery of "marriage" in male-female community with our Creator, because I find that definition too narrow for my political agenda. 

Some people cling to an equality that comes from being a creature of God. But that outlook is too limiting. For one thing, it does not let me or my fellow New Yorkers create our own reality as we see fit. 

I am here to take a stand. I do not want to offend the diversity of my sincere feelings. Nor do I want to offend the diversity of sincere feelings of friends of mine in New York. 

I am Barbara Bush, and I am here to say that it sounds good, and makes me feel good, to say New York is about fairness and equality. I have learned in New York to choose words like "fairness" and "equality" to sugar coat my radicalism.

Because if you understood what I am really doing and if you understood that some of us in New York hope to impose our plan upon the rest of you, you may well resist. We also understand that you may prefer to cling to verifiable wisdom from the Creator instead of listening to what we have to say. We sense that your clinging would be a distraction from our wonderful plan for your life.

I'm Barbara Bush and I believe everyone should have the right to marry the person he or she loves. After all, who are we to limit love? I believe every evolved specimen of the universe -- every man, woman, and child, and every creature of nature -- ought to be able to enjoy union with the person or persons or objects they love. Who are we to limit love, limit personhood, limit marriage, limit rights?

I am Barbara Bush, and although no human being is able to create rights or standards of right and wrong out of thin air, out of 51 percent of the vote, or even 100 percent of the vote, I am going to assert that I can do so anyway.

And I will be strong. Even if I have to discriminate against the Creator -- and against the laws of nature and of nature's God -- in order to cling to my ideology, I am prepared to do so. My feelings about "marriage" are my feelings and because they are mine they cannot be wrong. 

I am Barbara Bush, and I say "marriage" is whatever I say it is: I feel it, I believe it, and that settles it.

Uh-Oh: Canary Island Spa Recreates Life in the Womb

By Rick Pearcey • February 3, 2011, 07:43 AM

If accurately recreated, that could be a very scary, if not deadly, room. One word: Abortion. Here's the story.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ronald Reagan's America

By Rick Pearcey • February 1, 2011, 09:38 AM

"The celebration of Ronald Reagan's life has come not a moment too soon for a dispirited, angry country momentarily derailed into the dead end of socialism," writes Jeffrey Lord at American Spectator.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Firefighters Victorious Against Homosexual Agenda

By Rick Pearcey • January 29, 2011, 01:06 PM

"Four California firefighters forced to participate in a 'gay' pride parade in July 2007 are victorious after the California Supreme Court this week refused to hear the city’s petition to review an appellate court decision last year," reports LifeSiteNew.com.

"The four men, led by Fire Capt. John Ghiotto of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, filed the suit against the city of San Diego for sexual harassment a month after a battalion chief directly ordered them to ride a fire engine in a lewd parade through the city streets. The men endured verbal abuse and come-ons, as well as overtly sexual gestures from the crowd," says LifeSiteNews.

Bravo to these firefighters for standing against a statist agenda that contradicts America's God-given and Creator-based unalienable rights, as recognized in the Declaration of Independence.

The Creator who gives these rights also provides liberating and healthy norms for family life, marriage, and human sexuality, all of which are under aggressive assault by homosexual extremists at war with the defining and enduring American -- and human -- mainstream.

Free-thinking people look forward to the day when an American president and the homosexual axis cease and desist from discriminating against those who, like the Founders of this exceptional nation, respect the emancipatory norms for human society available to any seeking individual and to any society willing to take verifiable information from the Creator with the seriousness -- and joy -- that it deserves.

Coulter on Faggot Easy to Defend: Surprising Help From Secular America

Video: The Left Defends Advocate of Violence

By Rick Pearcey • January 29, 2011, 10:28 AM

"It's clear that [Marxist agitator Francis Fox Piven] and The Nation are in fact calling for violence," writes Arlen Williams at American Thinker. 

It is also clear from the second YouTube video embedded in the article that Ms. Piven holds a disturbingly inaccurate view of the "crazy" Tea Party movement, reducing it to a bunch of economically comfortable "backward-looking" white people "distressed" about changes in sexual attitudes in what used to be their country.

Those who prefer a reality-oriented understanding of the rise and promise of the Tea Party movement may find of interest my comments in "How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War."

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Black Gold: America's 1st Black Tea Party

By Rick Pearcey • January 20, 2011, 05:45 PM

In case you didn't hear it on the grapevine, there's some black gold bubblin' up in Texas. And having read the press release, it's looking mighty fine. Well done, good and faithful supporters of the "Crispus Attucks Tea Party" in Houston, Texas.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sarah Palin Right About "Blood Libel," Says Rabbi

By Rick Pearcey • January 13, 2011, 09:14 PM

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach writes:

Despite the strong association of the term with collective Jewish guilt and concomitant slaughter, Sarah Palin has every right to use it. The expression may be used whenever an amorphous mass is collectively accused of being murderers or accessories to murder.

The abominable element of the blood libel is not that it was used to accuse Jews, but that it was used to accuse innocent Jews -- their innocence, rather than their Jewishness, being the operative point. Had the Jews been guilty of any of these heinous acts, the charge would not have been a libel.

"How unfortunate that some have chosen to compound a national tragedy by politicizing the murder of six innocent lives and the attempted assassination of a congresswoman," Rabbi Boteach writes.

"To be sure," he concludes, "America should embrace civil political discourse for its own sake, and no political faction should engage in demonizing rhetoric. But promoting this high principle by simultaneously violating it and engaging in a blood libel against innocent parties is both irresponsible and immoral."

Hat tip: MarkLevinshow 

Tyranny Watch: Tucson and the Politics of Tragedy

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tyranny Watch: Tucson and the Politics of Tragedy

By Rick Pearcey • January 11, 2011, 08:06 AM

You may be wondering why the Left in America was so quick to turn the Saturday morning murders in Tucson into a political hatefest directed against their political enemies.

My comments on FB from Saturday, January 8, 8:50 pm, assert a connection between means and ends:

Why Politics of Tragedy? For the Left, Unlimited Politics Is a Means to an Unlimited State; Therefore, a Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste.

Don't miss David Limbaugh's column on how "The Left Is Not About to Waste This 'Crisis'."

Tucson and the Left's Online Orgy of Accusation

By Rick Pearcey • January 11, 2011, 07:22 AM

Robert M. Goldberg writes at American Spectator:

The Left's effort to link Jared Loughner's actions to conservative talk radio, hate speech, Sarah Palin's targets, etc., had nothing to do with urging us all to consider the consequences of political statements and symbols.

Rather, it's part of a constant campaign to use the Web organize and energize its base around sensational narratives consistent with an ideological or cultural view as substitute for facts or events as they really unfold.

The deliberate use of the Web to create instant mobs or spread fear has long-term consequences for our ability to function as a society.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

U.S. Passports Attacking Human Family

By Rick Pearcey • January 8, 2011, 10:02 AM

"The words mother and father will be removed from U.S. passport applications and replaced with gender neutral terminology, the State Department says," according to Foxnews.com. "'Gay' rights groups are applauding the decision."

There is, of course, nothing neutral in this change. It reflects an extremist attempt to impose upon American society, upon the lives of American individuals, a narrow and aggressively non-neutral pro-homosexual concept of the family that contradicts basic biology, contradicts the wonder of male-female and mother-father diversity, and discriminates against the Creator's norms for family life.

Other than continuing to sever the United States from the founding worldview (see the Declaration and U.S. Constitution) and the only known adequate basis for human freedom and dignity, this move by Barack Obama's State Department is of little concern. 

According to Fox, this Washington-centric tyranny against the "laws of nature and of nature's God" is supposed to hit the streets come February.

Upshot? The barbarians are in the State Department and someone should get them out. Whoever agreed to this radical attack on American families should be fired, and the new passport rules conceived in darkness should never see the light of day. 

1943 "Reader's Digest" a History Lesson in "Soul Disease" of Leftism

By Rick Pearcey • January 8, 2011, 07:52 AM

Bruce Walker writes at American Thinker:

If we leave the shallow pond of now for a moment, and if we travel back and see the battle of ideas fought seven decades ago, it is clear that the Left is immune to truth and, probably, indifferent to truth as well.  

When we hope that somehow logic, facts or wisdom will suddenly grab Leftists and make them sane and decent people, then we ignore -- at our peril -- the obvious: Leftism is a soul-disease.  The first step to curing this malady is understanding that the ones who are sick must want to be cured.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Heritage Foundation, Media Research Center Withdraw From CPAC

By Rick Pearcey • January 7, 2011, 09:11 AM

"Two more big guns of the conservative movement confirmed today [January 6] they are not participating in the Conservative Political Action Conference next month because of the continued participation of the homosexual activist organization GOProud," reports WorldNetDaily

"We have withdrawn," says Mike Gonzalez, vice president of communications for the Heritage Foundation.

"We've been there 25 years, since our inception," says L. Brent Bozell, who leads the Media Research Center. "To bring in a 'gay' group is a direct attack on social conservatives, and I can't participate in that."

In "CPAC, Homosexuality, and the Crack-Up of Conservatism," published at The Daily Caller and here at The Pearcey ReportNancy Pearcey argues that the homosexual agenda "contradicts conservatism at its philosophical core" and "opens the door to unlimited statism."

A recent article in The Economist describes Nancy Pearcey as "America's pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual."

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Orientation Watch: What If Navy Captain Is Videosexual?

By Rick Pearcey • January 4, 2011, 01:39 PM

Don't videosexuals have rights too? Are they not equal? And how dare we, especially during a time of war, discriminate against a warrior willing to serve and defend our nation!?

Wait until the LGBTV (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, and Video) community gets wind of this rank oppression. This denial of basic equality.

Come on, Obama, step up! Help the "least of these"! Halt the victimization of videosexuals! Don't let the Navy throw them overboard! Stand up for equality! End videosexeophobia!

Kinsey must be rolling over in his grave.

"Faggot" Easy to Defend: Surprising Help From Secular America

ACLU's Untold Stalinist Heritage

By Rick Pearcey • January 4, 2011, 09:14 AM

"Noted author Paul Kengor has unearthed declassified letters and other documents in the Soviet Comintern archives linking early leaders of the ACLU with the Communist Party," writes John Rossomando at The Daily Caller.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Mississippi Pastors Defending Civil Rights of Unborn

By Rick Pearcey • January 3, 2011, 08:16 AM

"On Martin Luther King Day 2011, a special kind of civil rights movement will be birthed in Mississippi," reports OneNewsNow.

"Through the sponsorship of Pro-Life Mississippi, a group of black pastors is planning a Festival for Life for 'Civil Rights Day' January 17, which will take place at Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi."

According to OneNewsNow, "Several pro-life films will be shown at the festival. Life Dynamics' documentary, Maafa 21, which proves the abortion industry's genocide of black babies, will be among them."

Monday, December 27, 2010

Abortion, Inc.: Planned Parenthood Rich in Death

By Rick Pearcey • December 27, 2010, 09:30 AM

CNSNews.com reports:

Planned Parenthood received $363.2 million in government grants and contracts during its 2008-2009 fiscal year, according to the organization's annual report. That was up from $349.6 million in FY2007-08.

According to a fact sheet on Planned Parenthood's Web site, the organization performed 324,008 abortion in calender year 2008. That was up from 305,310 in 2007 and 289,750 in 2006.

In a photo accompanying the CNSNews report, PP president Cecile Richards is decked out in a red outfit as she speaks against a green background. 

How appropriate. Not for Christmas, but for the red of innocent blood shed and the green of ungodly greed.

See also
Celebrating Diversity: Hitler's Christmas

Friday, December 24, 2010

Who at American Conservative Union Voted for Extremist Homosexual Group?

By Rick Pearcey • December 24, 2010, 10:12 AM

Fred Lucas reports at CNSNews.com:

The board of the American Conservative Union [ACU] -- an organization known for monitoring the votes of members of Congress and then scoring those votes according to how they accord with the organization’s views of conservatism -- held two votes of its own, via email, on whether to give GOProud, a homosexual Republican group, a planning role in the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference.

Members of the board were told that the first email vote was a 14-14 tie, according to board member Morton Blackwell, president of the Leadership Institute. This week, ACU Chairman David Keene informed board members by e-mail that in the second vote the board had approved making GOProud a “participating organization” in CPAC, a role that will allow the homosexual activist group to take part in planning meetings and recommending speakers for the event.

You may be witnessing the spiritual death of the American Conservative Union. The homosexual agenda is a discriminatory affront to the "Laws of Nature and of Nature's God."

It is pure blinding core hatred against the Creator, against the Creator's liberating norms for family life, and against the wonder of the diversity of humanity created in the image of God as male and female. Thus, for example, the war on the military ("Don't Ask") and the battle against the family.

Instead of unalienable rights, the homosexual worldview would impose the private values of an Obama, alien Washington elites, and a federal government so immersed in self-worship that it thinks it is the fount and source of human rights. Thus the rise of tyranny camouflaged as "diversity,""basic equality," and other verbiage with origins in marketing and PR manipulation instead of the enduring and defining American mainstream. 

As the Founders understood, and as the Declaration of Independence makes clear, these rights come from the Creator, not from the state, "diversity," or any other politically correct idol of the moment. There simply is no adequate basis for "unalienable rights" and the "blessings of liberty" in human passions, 51% of vote, victim status, the patronage of the state, or the barrel of a gun. 

The ACU would be wise to reconsider its approach to GOProud and to any other extremist group that stands in antithesis to the enduring, defining, and mainstream core principles of American freedom under God.

Meanwhile, no doubt millions of Americans across the country would like to know who at the ACU stands with the Founders and the Creator and who stands in discrimination against them -- along with with GOProud, racists, and other extremists.

Which way, David Keene and the ACU -- freedom or tyranny?

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Vets Protest Plan Pushing Open Homosexuality on Military

By Rick Pearcey • December 23, 2010, 08:02 AM

Eugene J. Koprowski reports at WorldNetDaily:

Veterans and active duty personnel alike are reacting harshly to the news that Barack Obama has signed the repeal of the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, and one much-needed leader already could be lost to the military.

A lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army has confirmed to WND that he is asking to be relieved of the command of his squadron because of the new policy. And former combat personnel are telling WND that they are continuing to keep the pressure on Congress to reverse itself.

"I have already requested through my chain of command that I be relieved of command of my squadron prior to new policy implementation on grounds that my personal beliefs don't permit me to force the coming 'behavior modifications' training and other inevitable policies on my soldiers," the officer, whose name has been withheld, wrote to WND.

The repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is not about "civil rights." It is about a president and the homosexualist lobby imposing their private "values" upon the military and upon American society.

Part of the code language Obama and Co. employ is "equal rights" and "basic equality." What this language signals is a repudiation of Creator-based unalienable rights, which are consonant with creation-embedded norms for family life, the wonder of male-female diversity, and the liberating social structure known as the family. 

All of these basics of human freedom Obama and his elitist extremists reject. Clearly, for the sake of freedom and the continuation of a people who respect the "Blessings of liberty" and as good stewards who want to pass this legacy onto the next generation, this latest lameduck expression of oppression is to be resisted.

Bravo to the vets and active duty military personnel who resist this Christmas-season attack on the very freedoms they pledged to uphold upon agreeing to serve in the U.S. military.

Bravo to those who would resist secularist and liberal discrimination against the Creator and against the wonder of the American experiment in human liberty.

And Bravo to all who understand that the message of Christmas includes resistance to "every form of tyranny upon the mind of man." For truth sets people free.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Why We Resist: Obama to Sign "Don't Ask" Repeal

By Rick Pearcey • December 22, 2010, 08:21 AM

Embracing Sodom: "Fulfilling a campaign pledge and striking a blow for what he sees as basic human rights, President Barack Obama is signing a landmark law Wednesday that allows homosexuals to serve openly for the first time in America's armed forces," reports AP.

This action is a further indicator of the moral and philosophic bankruptcy of Barack Obama, the Democrat Party, and not a few Republicans.

The United States is rooted in unalienable rights from the Creator, not in the private values of pressure groups advocating destructive lifestyles that break ethical community with God and man.

With the rise of the New Resistance, America will throw off these shackles of discrimination against the Creator and against human beings created equal, male and female, in His image, not in the image of secularist interest groups.

This is not about "civil rights," but about right and wrong -- affirming the moral right of Declaration freedoms, but resisting the moral wrong of unending homosexist hysteria against the "Laws of Nature and of Nature's God."

Monday, December 20, 2010

Virginian: Bar Homosexuals From National Guard

By Rick Pearcey • December 20, 2010, 09:58 AM

Seth McLaughlin reports at the Washington Times:

Responding to the federal repeal of the military policy banning open gays from serving in the armed forces, a state lawmaker in Virginia plans to fight back with legislation that bars "active homosexuals" from serving in the Virginia National Guard.

Delegate Robert G. Marshall said the Constitution reserves states with the authority to do so and that he'll introduce a bill in the state General Assembly next year that ensures the "the effect of the 1994 federal law banning active homosexuals from America's military forces will apply to the Virginia National Guard."

Bravo for Mr. Marshall. The ruling elites in Washington are utterly out of touch with the enduring and defining mainstream of American liberty, which is rooted in the Creator who is the source of unalienable rights and whose liberating norms for family life and sexual relations cannot be spat upon with impunity. 

Shame on Obama, the Democrats, and those Republican senators who are Americans in name only. We look forward to the rise of the States to throw off the yoke of elitist oppression emanating from extremist Washington and her radical cadres at odds with the foundations of human freedom and dignity. Rise up and live free.  

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Resist! FRC Blasts Senate Vote on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

By Rick Pearcey • December 18, 2010, 04:07 PM

"Today is a tragic day for our armed forces," says Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, in a press statement released today.

Perkins is responding to the "vote by the U.S. Senate to pass cloture for a bill that sets in motion a repeal of the 1993 law on homosexuality in the military, commonly referred to as 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' which codified the prohibition on homosexual conduct in the armed forces that has existed since the nation began," says the statement from FRC.

"The American military exists for only one purpose -- to fight and win wars," says Perkins. "Yet it has now been hijacked and turned into a tool for imposing on the country a radical social agenda. This may advance the cause of reshaping social attitudes regarding human sexuality, but it will only do harm to the military's ability to fulfill its mission."

But far more is at stake than even the U.S. military. This is why any American who cares for the survival of our nation as a people of freedom and dignity in a dangerous world must take up all legal, moral, educational, and ecclesiastical means necessary to repel this ongoing assault upon the foundations of human liberty.

These foundations rest politically exactly at that point where the American Founders placed it in the Declaration of Independence -- upon the Creator, in whose image we are created male and female, and by virture of which we possess "unalienable rights" to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

The homosexualist agenda rejects this Creator, this Declaration, these foundations, and therefore, this nation. This alien and alienating agenda would replace the "Blessings of liberty" and "unalienable rights" with pseudo-"rights" created by Washington and blessed by San Francisco. In this struggle, therefore, we are witnessing the curse of a nation in decline not the blessings of liberty among a people on the rise. 

Anything else is wishful thinking on a grand scale. For the attempt to build a society apart from the Creator has been tried before, and failed before, as the Founders well understood.

We've seen this failure in the fragmentation of ancient Greece, the totalitarianism of classical Rome, the blood of revolutionary France, the socialism of Nazi Germany, and the Marxism of the Soviet Union. And now out-of-the-mainstream extremists would introduce that cancer into the U.S. military because well-funded radicals have the tin-ear of Washington elites who care not for the Constitution or Declaration. 

But there is hope in this December hour. For as was announced some 2,000 years ago, a King has been born to show forth the resistance of God against all inhumanity, all indignity, all enslavement, all death, and all decay. Even when paraded as "rights." It is a message of hope grounded in reality and directed to all of us noble-but-all-too-broken beings who sometimes think we ourselves are the One we've been waiting for.

They killed this King once. But he rose again in space and time. He irreligiously took questions from those unafraid to think and live free and follow the evidence where the politically correct dare not tread. Today the liquidators of liberty are targeting an exceptional American experiment in freedom that respects that King, an America the Founding Fathers knew so well.

And so we fight. For if freedom is to live, despisers of liberty must fail. And face resistance forevermore. Not because America is over. But because with these extremists in power, it would never have begun.

Beware a King who lives and dies and yet lives again, for then evil is ever in question. His warriors tire but never give up. Some fly as eagles. All renew their strength. Freedom could break out at any moment.

Violent Revolt Coming to America?

By Rick Pearcey • December 18, 2010, 08:53 AM

Founder of Judicial Watch Larry Klayman says the mind of Americans is "on rebellion against the government, at all costs."

Tyranny Watch: Marine Corps Courage Under Homosexualist Fire

By Rick Pearcey • December 18, 2010, 08:34 AM

In "The Courage of Marine Corps Leadership on DADT," Ken Ireland at American Thinker says, "'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' keeps our combat forces effective at visiting violence upon those who would harm our nation and our way of life."

One of the surest signs that elite opinion has lost its way in America today is the ongoing effort to impose support for sodomy upon the Band of Brothers.

Saluting sodomy is submission to slavery. Islamist terrorists surely laugh at this self-imposed weakness roiling our ranks. 

Meanwhile, the "Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" are not mocked. A nation that disrespects the source of human liberties is poised to lose them.

But America the free need not follow extremists into an empire that fails, even if fools today give in on Capitol Hill.

Millions of Americans remember who we are and why we resist. And through the woods and thorns we yet see that shining city set upon a hill.

Friday, December 10, 2010

America Today and the Enemy Within

By Rick Pearcey • December 10, 2010, 07:36 AM

"As a recovering liberal," writes Robin of Berkeley at American Thinker, "it has . . . been the shock of a lifetime to learn that many of the threats to our country come from within.  I never had a clue that the progressive movement that I had supported, 'the good guys,' was a danger to us all."

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Did Jesus Christ Have Right to Life From Conception?

By Rick Pearcey • December 9, 2010, 07:38 AM

"When asked if Jesus Christ had to the right to life from the moment of conception, at least three Republican lawmakers have answered in the affirmative," reports CNSNews.com.  

Those lawmakers would be Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), and Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.).

Why Pro-Abortion Is Anti-Science

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Obama Blasted Over National Motto

By Rick Pearcey • December 8, 2010, 10:50 AM

"Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus have written to President Obama asking him to correct a speech he gave in Indonesia incorrectly replacing the nation's motto of 'In God We Trust' with 'E pluribus unum'," reports WorldNetDaily.

Good for them. Because with each passing day, it becomes more apparent that the current occupant of the White House has next to nothing in common with founding genius of the American experiment in human liberty.

For freedom is founded upon the Creator, not upon the state nor upon "diversity," even when proponents of "diversity" try to co-opt phrases such as "E pluribus unum" ("Out of many, one") for their own extremist agendas.  

Yes, as a statement of governmental unity and diversity, it is true: Out of the many individual States, we Americans affirm the framework of national unity. But again, under God the Creator, not under Washington and not under the "diversity" of a language-manipulating president seeking to impose an alien philosophy upon a free people.  

The stakes could hardly be higher. For without the Creator of the Declaration to provide a unity around the diversity, the result in law, government, and society is not "One," but chaos.

The real-world result is not "diversity is our strength," but "diversity is our downfall" -- into unfreedom, weakness, and inhumanity. And then the need for national authoritarianism to keep a society divided by political hatreds from devouring itself. 

This is the trajectory of Obamaism. This is the direction of Obama's attempt to impose his private values upon the rest of us, exchanging a society based upon the Creator for submission to an increasingly inhumane national state.

Obama's philosophy is an extremist departure from the defining and enduring mainstream of American liberty. America will not begin to be restored until politicians like him and philosophies like his are nowhere near the levers of power.

If the stakes are high, the choice is clear: Obamaism is slavery. The Creator is freedom.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"God Bless All the Warriors of Pearl Harbor"

By Rick Pearcey • December 7, 2010, 10:58 AM

From Ted Nugent at Human Events:

The world has changed much in the last 69 years, but what will never change in the hearts and minds of Americans who care is that December 7th is a day that will forever live in infamy.

God bless all the warriors of Pearl Harbor.  They will matter forever.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Diversity Dump: Philly Mayor Restores "Christmas Village"

By Rick Pearcey • December 2, 2010, 10:19 AM

"A day after discussions of religious diversity led officials to remove the word 'Christmas' from signs at the Christmas Village merchant fair outside City Hall, the event's organizers decided Tuesday to take down the signs -- only to have the mayor reverse that decision," AP reports.

"Mayor Michael Nutter jumped into the fray by announcing yesterday that the 'Christmas Village' signs would be back up today," states AP.

The mayor reportedly "told the Philadelphia Daily News, 'The Christmas Village is not a religious service. It's an outdoor fair. It's a very commercial enterprise.'"

Someone should inform the mayor that the Christmas signs would be fine, would pass Constitutional muster, and be entirely consistent with the Declaration of Independence even if the "Christmas Village" was a religious service with Santa and the elves rolling in the aisles.

The nation is founded upon a verifiable Creator, not upon that secularist nothingness currently termed "diversity" -- which all too often is code language for getting rid of the enduring and defining mainstream of the American experiment under the Creator and replacing that mainstream with the state, group, skin color, gender, nature, or some other inadequate extremist passion that lacks a sufficient basis for unalienable rights, human dignity, and individual liberty.

Mayor Nutter made the right move but for the wrong reason, for there is more at stake here than mere commerce. "Man shall not live by bread alone," as Someone once famously said.

It is good that the Christmas signs have been restored. Far better, however, to restore respect for the Founding worldview that makes freedom possible in the first place -- not just freedom of speech or even political freedom, but also the right and responsiblity to live in liberating community with God and man across the whole of life.

"Diversity," religious or otherwise, is no match for the emancipatory power and glory and humanity of the historic Christmas. This is true not just for a "Christmas Village" in Philadelphia today but also for a Christmas birth in Bethlehem yesterday, a mere 2,000 years or so ago. Some events are like that. They never quit.

Christmas Spirit in the Dirt: Good News for New Year

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

David Limbaugh: Desperate Liberals Rachet Up Extremist Label

By Rick Pearcey • November 30, 2010, 07:36 AM

"With the advent of the tea party movement and President Obama's recent 'shellacking,' the left's long-established effort to marginalize mainstream conservative Americans as fringe extremists has reached a new stage of desperation," writes columnist David Limbaugh.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Disney, Wal-Mart Now Recognize Christmas

By Rick Pearcey • November 29, 2010, 06:28 AM

"Disney and Wal-Mart are among the major retailers who have chosen to begin acknowledging Christmas this year, after previously referring only to the 'holidays' in their Christmas-season advertizing," reports LifeSiteNews.com

"The Florida-based pro-life, Christian legal organization Liberty Counsel is continuing its annual 'Friend or Foe Christmas Campaign' this year," says LifeSiteNew. "Every year the organization compiles a 'Naughty and Nice' list, which catalogs retailers who either censor ('naughty') or recognize ('nice') Christmas."

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Bachmann: Giving Thanks for Liberty and Freedom

By Rick Pearcey • November 25, 2010, 08:08 AM

Rep. Bachmann writes at Human Events:

Nearly four centuries ago, a group of settlers seeking religious freedoms, known as the Pilgrims, marked their thankfulness to God for countless blessings with a Thanksgiving celebration. The Pilgrims came to this land by believing in the establishment of a new colony so their children could grow up without needless interference from the government and come to know true liberty.
In 2010 we have witnessed the status quo of our nation become a period of ever-expanding entitlements, continuous bailouts, and government takeovers. Like parents before, a new group of freedom-seekers, the Tea Party, has decided to speak out in order to resurrect the limited government outlined in the Constitution for their children and future generations.

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Oaths and Constitutions

By Rick Pearcey • November 25, 2010, 07:55 AM

With the commencement of the 112th U.S. Congress in January in view, K.E. Campbell at American Thinker reflects on the "oaths our representatives will take and the pledges they will make." Campbell writes:

The words of the oath ["to support and defend the U.S. Constitution"] and Pledge [of Allegiance] resonate like never before amid the progressives' relentless assault on our founding principles, our values, our beliefs, and our liberty. It is apparent that too many members of Congress simply utter these oaths aloud in rote fashion and give them short shrift -- or worse -- without any consequence.

Reflecting on the Congressional customs above and re-reading the oath and the Pledge, how can it possibly be that those who revere the Constitution are somehow "extreme"? The answer is, of course, we are not, but progressives and their sympathizers in the mainstream media are determined to cast us that way in their effort to "fundamentally transform America" in pursuit of some sort of post-Constitutional socialist utopia.

We should expect and demand our elected representatives to uphold their solemn oaths. We should remind them of their sworn statements, their promises of loyalty, their pledge of fidelity to our founding doctrines and principles. Those who endeavor to dismantle or subvert our Constitution and undermine our liberty should be deemed what they are in the oaths: "enemies," be they "foreign or domestic."

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pro-Homosexual Sen. Boxer Likens U.S. to Iran, NKorea, Pakistan

By Rick Pearcey • November 19, 2010, 06:52 AM

"Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) today likened the United States of America to Iran, North Korea and Pakistan because those nations also do not allow homosexuals in their militaries," reports CNSNews.com.

The intellectual vacuity of this senator's position seems clear: The enduring and defining mainstream of the American experiment -- as expressed in the Declaration of Independence -- is that unalienable rights are endowments from the Creator.

Fundamental human rights are not the creation of the secular state (North Korea), a religiously fascist state (Iran), or of a state whose official religion, Islam, does not allow people to question the presumed deity (Pakistan). Nor are unalienable rights the creation of senators from California or activist groups from San Francisco.

Moreover, the Creator who is the source of these rights is also the source of the objective, enduring, and liberating social norms regarding family life and marriage, norms which are rejected by the homosexual activist agenda in its attempt to redefine America according to the private "values" of 60s-style radicalism (ill-founded notions of "diversity," gender, and choice).

In her attempt to derive unalienable rights out of a totally adequate basis, and then impose her merely private belief system upon the rest of us, by force of law, it is out-of-the-American-mainstream radicals such as Sen. Boxer who would be more at home in North Korea, Iran, and Pakistan, than here in the U.S.

The U.S. military is protecting our nation from extremism and tyranny abroad. It is up to we the people in America to protect the military from extremism and tyranny here at home. This is just one of many ways we can say "thank you" to those putting their lives on the line for human liberty. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

No Such Thing as a Pro-"Gay"-Agenda Conservative

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2010, 09:14 AM

"By definition," writes CNSNews.com Editor in Chief Terry Jeffrey, "conservatives are against the gay agenda because the gay agenda ultimately seeks to overturn the moral order that makes freedom possible. Fidelity to the natural law -- including in the laws of our land -- is at the very core of what conservatives seek to conserve."

Terry Jeffery is correct: A pro-"gay" conservative is an oxymoronic concept, for homosexual activism cannot win without obliterating from public life the Declaration's insistence on unalienable human rights being derived from the Creator, who happens to be the originator of the wonder of the male-female ontological distinction and also of objective, enduring, and liberating norms for family life and marriage.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Top 10 Reasons Conservatives Should Not Be Celebrating

By Rick Pearcey • November 12, 2010, 09:03 AM

Robert Eugene Simmons, Jr., writes at American Thinker:

The November 2 election was not the end of the war, but rather one minor victory in a small side skirmish. The battle rages on, and the and the war is still very much in danger of being lost -- if not in this generation, than in the next. If conservatives, Tea Party activists, and others get complacent, the war will be lost. It's not time to celebrate; it's time to get to work.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Out Loud: The Multicultural Cult Has "Utterly Failed"

By Rick Pearcey • October 19, 2010, 08:07 AM

Thomas Sowell writes: "Somebody eventually had to say it -- and German chancellor Angela Merkel deserves credit for being the one who had the courage to say it out loud. Multiculturalism has 'utterly failed.'"

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Paladino Spoke Truth About Homosexual Lie

By Rick Pearcey • October 13, 2010, 07:09 AM

Terry Jeffrey writes at CNSNews.com:

The establishment media have launched a brutal attack on Carl Paladino, New York’s Republican gubernatorial candidate, for this reason: Paladino spoke the truth about homosexual behavior.

For modern American liberals, there is no greater sin than to publicly express the view that there may be something wrong with homosexual activity and that children should not be taught to consider homosexual behavior morally equal to chastity and marriage.

No prominent politician who questions the wholesomeness of same-sex sex can escape a vicious beating by the liberal elite -- because these beatings serve a strategic purpose.

They are designed to intimidate good people out of seeking political office and sticking up for the truth. They are designed to uproot the laws and norms of our society from the immutable natural law that is the true foundation of our freedom. They are designed to destroy truth and promote a lie.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Black Support for Obama Racist?

By Rick Pearcey • October 6, 2010, 07:48 AM

"It’s time for a frank discussion about the folly of monolithic voting among black Americans," writes Jerome Hudson at Human Events. "When 91 percent of any racial group votes one way, it’s either out of racism or blind groupthink. Neither of these is good for America."

NAACP Assassinating Martin Luther King All Over Again 
Cambridge Policewoman: I Voted for Obama, But "Will Not Again"

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Beware Phony "Economic Conservatives"

By Rick Pearcey • October 2, 2010, 06:13 AM

"There is a struggle underway for the hearts and minds of the tea-party movement, conservatism and the Republican Party," Joseph Farah writes at WorldNetDaily. "So-called 'economic conservatives' are doing everything in their power to limit the scope of the movement to take back America to fiscal issues in the narrowest definition of that term."

Farah warns that "economic conservatives" are promoting an agenda "that is fundamentally flawed and wimpy compared to the vision of our founders, who understood we do not live in a world defined exclusively by materialism."

Farah argues that "you simply can't have a self-governing society without an operational consensus on right and wrong. All issues are moral" -- whether they concern "economics, border control, health care, marriage, or abortion."

What is Farah's solution? "There has never been a successful liberty movement in the history of the world built on materialism or an exclusively economic agenda. It's like building the foundation of a house on sand.

"Our founders knew better. They provided the foundation. It's still solid today. We don't have to build a new one. We can find it in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution."

Friday, October 1, 2010

Matt Barber: The "Gay" Deathstyle

By Rick Pearcey • October 1, 2010, 01:07 PM

In his most recent column, attorney and author Matt Barber writes:

One has to wonder if Reuters reporter Julie Steenhuysen will soon be joining the millions of other Americans relegated to Obama's swelling unemployment lines. She evidently didn't get the media memo last week and violated the goose-stepping left's Orwellian requirement that we all adhere to obtuse notions of political correctness.

Having contracted a rare case of journalistic objectivity, Ms. Steenhuysen penned a story that dared to detail a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study on homosexuality.
The study exposed the jaw-dropping fact that one-in-five "gay" and "bisexual" men in American cities have been infected with HIV/Aids. Needless to say, this scandalous revelation completely blows out of the water the left's morally relative, propagandist line that homosexuality is "normal, natural and good."

To believers, it's never surprising when modern science serves to validate the transcendent truths found in Scripture (not that God's truth needs validating). James 1:15 warns: "Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death."
Indeed, it seems the common moniker "homosexual lifestyle" has it exactly backwards. As opponents of the extremist "gay" lobby have long illustrated, homosexuality falls dead center within our nation's burgeoning culture of death.
First, take that feminist rite of passage: abortion. Due to a national lack of sexual self-governance, in 2010 we find that -- post Roe v. Wade -- 50 million of God's precious children have been slaughtered at Satan's altar of euphemistic "choice."
Moreover, millions of self-styled "gay" men have -- as a direct result of homosexual conduct -- died from AIDS, syphilis, hepatitis and all other forms of homosexually transmitted disease.
Romans 1:26-27, which Obama once comically called an "obscure passage in Romans," addresses the homosexual deathstyle: "Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion."
It's tragic when people yield to disordered sexual temptations that can literally kill them spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Nobody with any compassion enjoys watching others "[receive] in themselves the due penalty for their perversion." But a corollary to free will is living -- or dying -- with the choices we've made.
Another problem lies in the fact that far too many Christians have contributed to the dilemma by failing to speak truth, in love, on the issue of homosexuality (pastors with "gay" congregants and family members, I'm talking to you). Nobody likes to be unfairly labeled a hater, "homophobe," or bigot, but fear of such attacks offers no justification for failing to speak truth in love. There are even self-professed Christians today who inexcusably join in with the secular-left in affirming homosexual sin as a good thing. There's a word for these types: apostate.
There's no wiggle room here. If you defend or seek to justify homosexual conduct, you defy God. Not good. As I recall, He's got a little something to say about "causing one of these little ones" to sin.
But even if you choose not to acknowledge biblical truth, you're still left without excuse. As the CDC has once again verified, if you affirm or defend homosexual behavior as "normal, natural and good," you also defy science. You're on the wrong side of history, let alone reality.
What is it about this particular PC-protected practice that causes so many otherwise intelligent people to become blinded blathering buffoons?
Let's say we had a group of people who defined their identity based upon a penchant for running headlong into brick walls. Oh, we'll call them, "Wallies." (Wally pride, baby!)
As significant percentages of Wallies began to drop dead, or suffer irreversible brain damage, do you suppose the left would demand tolerance for such behavior? Do you think they'd begin handing out bicycle helmets in elementary schools, telling kids to practice safe walling? With liberals, anything's possible, but I'm more inclined to think that even the moonbat left might agree that people tending toward such behavior would be best served to simply avoid running headlong into walls altogether.
I don't mean to be flip (okay, maybe a little flip) but can someone please tell me why on earth the left insists that we "tolerate" homosexual behavior while -- as the CDC has once again confirmed -- it continues to have results similar to brick walling?
We throw paper-thin latex condoms at kids who struggle with same-sex attraction and tell them: "You're gay! Embrace who you are. Gay pride, baby!"
We push them out onto a paper-thin latex tightrope with a one-in-five chance they'll plummet to their death.
What in the name of all things sacred are we doing? One-in-five with AIDS? Seriously? If five people got into a car and were told that one of them wasn't going to survive the drive, how quickly do you suppose they'd scatter?
Unnatural behaviors beget natural consequences. Scripture admonishes: "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23).
Do you consider yourself "gay" or lesbian? As untold thousands of ex-gays will tell you, you don't have to be. It's my most sincere prayer that going forward you'll choose Christ over sin: Life over death.
You think sexual "freedom" makes you happy? You should experience the true freedom that comes through abiding in He who is "the way, the truth and the life."
That's liberation.

Barber is author of The Right Hook -- From the Ring to the Culture War and director of cultural affairs with Liberty Counsel.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Extremist Obama Again Omits "Creator"

By Rick Pearcey • September 27, 2010, 04:31 PM

Terry Jeffrey writes at CNSNews.com:

Just seven days after he sparked controversy by omitting the word Creator when he closely paraphrased the passage from the Declaration of Independence that says all men "are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights," President Barack Obama again omitted the Creator when speaking about the "inalienable rights"' that "everybody is endowed with."

It is imprudent to regard these omissions as accidents of history.

For Obama and the Democrats seek to "fundamentally transform" America. Absolutely essential to such an ignoble effort is to convince Americans that we really do not need the Creator as the basis for inalienable rights.

Obama's rhetoric and his governance constitute a direct assault, from within, on the intellectual, moral, and practical center of human freedom and dignity in the United States.

It is a presidency that lives in infamy. A hubris that towers and walks to and fro to see whom he might devour. 

And yet it is the fool who says in his heart, "There is no Creator who gives inalienable rights and the blessings of liberty." The fool says in his heart, "Washington giveth and taketh away."

Those who abide in the enduring American mainstream, who would live and think and breathe free, in community with God and man, must repulse this extremism and cast the offender into the political sea. 

Today the winds blow. The waters rise. The cadres of Obama and the enemies of freedom seek to re-enslave the captive set free.  

But we march on. We march forward. We march upward.

November comes. None too soon. November is now.

How the Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Coulter at Homocon: "Gay" Marriage Not a Civil Right

By Rick Pearcey • September 27, 2010, 10:38 AM

Chris Moody at Daily Caller describes Ann Coulter's speech and appearance at a GOProud event.

"Faggot" Easy to Defend: Surprising Help From Secular America

Friday, September 24, 2010

Rush Shows How to Defeat Liberals

By Rick Pearcey • September 24, 2010, 08:33 AM

"If we listen up, liberals are telling us how they can be defeated," Ron Ross writes at American Spectator. El Rushbo might have a thing or two to say on the matter as well.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

David Limbaugh: "The Real Extremism Resides in the Democratic Party"

By Rick Pearcey • September 21, 2010, 08:33 AM

In his latest column, David Limbaugh argues that the real extremists in America today are not the Christine O'Donnell's or the Tea Partiers. "The real extremism," he writes, "resides in the Democratic Party."

What Is Extreme? Tea Party vs. Lindsey Graham
What Is "Mainstream" America?
Paper: Out of the Mainstream Obama "Breaking America's Spirit"

Friday, September 17, 2010

Keyes Calls Out Rush on "Gay" Marriage

By Rick Pearcey • September 17, 2010, 07:08 AM

In "Rush to Judgment on 'Gay' Marriage," Alan Keyes writes:

As I heard it in a clip played recently on Steve Deace's show on WHO radio in Des Moines, Rush Limbaugh has now openly joined the moral shrug-meisters who dismiss the issue of gay marriage.

Like Glenn Beck, he casually denies the damage done when a society purports to redefine marriage (that is, the institutional foundation of family life) in a way that denies the relevance of God endowed natural right.

Mr. Limbaugh would, I'm sure, disclaim any desire to cast aside the principled basis of the U.S. Constitution.

But, as I have pointed out before, the family is the primordial paradigm for all property rights, which is to say, all human claims to physical belongings.

If the government is not obliged to respect the rights of the natural family, this implies that it has no obligation to respect any property rights whatsoever.

Keyes concludes:

Rush Limbaugh may think that the reasoning that connects the issue of gay marriage with the destruction of property rights is somehow faulty, incorrect or irrelevant.

If so, I would welcome a chance to discuss the subject with him in a public forum that would allow others as well as myself to benefit from his instruction.

If it is superior understanding that leads him to be so casual about an issue that seems to affect the very foundation of our liberty and civilization, it would be deeply ungenerous of him to refuse to share it with the rest of us.

If, on the other hand, he does so through ignorance, or a lack of careful thought, then at this critical and decisive juncture in our nation's history, a special responsibility falls to someone to whom God has loaned the important public platform he daily occupies.

For the sake of the nation, I hope that Mr. Limbaugh will carefully ponder the nature of this responsibility.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Is Martin Luther King the Slave of Black People?

By Rick Pearcey • August 28, 2010, 12:48 PM

Lisa Fritsch writes at American Thinker:

"Whites don't own Abraham Lincoln and blacks don't own Martin Luther King," says Glenn Beck as he defends his right to rally and restore honor at the same place and on the same date as Martin Luther King's historic "I Have a Dream" speech. That Beck has to say this seems ridiculous in itself, for most of us know that Martin Luther King is an American legend, with cherished monuments and a nationally celebrated holiday honoring his birthday each year. But Beck has to say this because he is white. And sadly, he is addressing the same critics: certain black reverends who never miss an opportunity to exploit race and black history.

True enough. Community organizers such as Al Sharpton do not own Martin Luther King, Jr. And neither does Glenn Beck, nor you or me.

Martin Luther King, Jr., is not the slave of the Rev. Al Sharpton. Mr. King does not jump when the reverend snaps his fingers. The legacy of King is not race-based private property under the whip of new masters lording it over new slaves in new cotton fields.

Our nation was founded not just upon "values" we happen to like, but upon objective truths about God, man, and the cosmos that we neglect to our peril.

These truths are facts of life which, if we affirm, set us free to see each other, to respect each other, and to treat each other, as human beings created in the image of God and endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights," among them "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

To stake their claim over Martin Luther King, over August 28, over "I Have a Dream," certain race activists seem fond of saying, "We were there."

But clearly they are no longer there. They have left the building, they have left the monument, they have left the dream.

They have joined up with Jim Crow. They've joined up with skin color, collectivism, group hatreds, and the content of our pigmentation instead of the content of our character.

No human being owns Martin Luther King, Jr. No human being owns his legacy. He is forever an individual created in the image of God, not an empty value symbol to be manipulated according to the desires of marketers, hustlers, masters, and tyrants.

This is an unalienable fact of life. It sets us free. But to others it is holy terror. 

Racism! Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism! 
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ground Zero Mosque a Trojan Horse?

By Rick Pearcey • August 26, 2010, 01:28 PM

As the Trojans defeated by the Greeks of Achilles day might tell you, their fault lay not in tolerance or the lack thereof.

No. They failed to see the enemy in their midst. They tolerated the enemy in their camp. They brought the enemy within.

The Greeks sent a gift and won the war. The Trojans accepted the gift, and lost their city.

The Islamists want to build a mosque. An interfaith monument, so we are told.

And yet, the world will see, and every terrorist will know, that this mosque is erected above Ground Zero, where Twin Towers once stood.

The world will see, and every terrorist will know, that mosque Cordoba is a shrine to victory over the great, and greatly stupid, U.S.A. Where Freedom once stood.

And in her place, victory for Islamic terror. A celebration not of tolerance but of defeat for America in decline. Of 9/11 and lessons unlearned.

Go tell the liberals and the politicians: Tolerance is war by other means. It is surrender for those with high self-esteem. Then comes the night. The end. Of the dream.

In war, the issue is not tolerance -- but victory or defeat. Only the living can tolerate the dead.

Great Patriots of America: Go tell all who thirst after blood of liberty: Keep your horses, keep your chains. We choose freedom. We keep our City on a Hill.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Feds Embargo Pro-Abstinence Findings

By Rick Pearcey • August 19, 2010, 12:40 PM

"The full results of a national study that favors abstinence education is being withheld from researchers and the public," OneNewsNow reports.

"The taxpayer-supported survey from 2008 found that around 70 percent of parents and their teenagers believed that teens should wait until marriage to have sex," according to OneNewsNow.

"Despite release of the study's summary and its highlight at two major public health conferences last year, the Department of Health and Human Services is withholding the full results, according to Valerie Huber, executive director of the National Abstinence Education Foundation."

Monday, August 16, 2010

Nancy Pearcey: Who Respects the Human Body? Not Homosexuals

By Rick Pearcey • August 16, 2010, 06:01 AM

Commenting on the "ruling by Judge Vaughn Walker to strike down Proposition 8," bestselling author and Pearcey Report editor at large Nancy Pearcey reveals in her latest column how "the law is being used to impose a secular liberal worldview that dismisses physical anatomy as insignificant, inconsequential and completely irrelevant to gender identity."

As Nancy has shown in Saving Leonardo, this secular theory of the person "represents a devastatingly disrespectful view of the physical body. It alienates people from their own bodies, treating anatomy as having no intrinsic dignity. No dignity is accorded to the unique capabilities inherent in being male or female."

Nancy concludes: "Today's liberal elites such as Judge Walker may pose as enlightened liberators, but in fact they are secular Gnostics, treating physical anatomy as having no intrinsic dignity or purpose."

Nancy Pearcey at American Thinker
Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat
Fact-Challenged Homosex "Marriage" Judge: Child Has Neither Need Nor Right to Mother 
America's Ruling Class and How It Holds on to Power
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Nancy Pearcey at American Thinker

By Rick Pearcey • August 14, 2010, 03:00 PM

Today at American Thinker you can read Nancy's article titled, "Fact," "Values," and the Redefinition of "Marriage."

Here's the first paragraph: 

The ruling that overturned California's Proposition 8 last week is a significant step in America's descent into secularism. The decision builds a case for same-sex marriage by pitting objective "facts" against "private values," then dismissing values as a basis for law -- a favorite strategy in the secularist playbook.

From her conclusion: 

It has become a truism that politics is downstream from culture, and this case is a stunning example. It writes into law a secularized view of truth -- an epistemology, to use a technical term. No matter what happens legally, the judge's reasoning will be influential in the further secularization of American law and policy.

Those who wish to have a healthy political impact must understand the underlying ideas that drive politics. When the fragmented secular view of truth is taught in the universities and law schools, it will eventually be imposed upon the entire society with the bang of a gavel. And that is a fact.

In her new book Saving Leonardo, Nancy exposes the historic and ongoing destructive impact of secularism upon modern thought and society, including how it affects for ill our daily lives. And she builds a case for a humane and holistic resistance that affirms, by the way, what I would argue is the essential mainstream of the American experiment in human freedom and dignity. 

Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat
Fact-Challenged Homosex "Marriage" Judge: Child Has Neither Need Nor Right to Mother 
America's Ruling Class and How It Holds on to Power
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

"There's No Such Thing as 'Gay Marriage'"

By Rick Pearcey • August 10, 2010, 08:14 AM

And a million anti-Prop 8 homosexual San Francisco judges saying otherwise won't change that ethical fact of life. Here's Bill Murchison on "The 'Gay Marriage' Fantasy" at Townhall.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Fact-Challenged Homosex "Marriage" Judge: Child Has Neither Need Nor Right to Mother

By Rick Pearcey • August 9, 2010, 09:50 AM

And Kids Don't Need Fathers, Either, Don't You Know: That's the politically correct wisdom of the moment, according to federal judge Vaughn R. Walker, "who ruled last week that a voter-approved amendment to California’s constitution that limited marriage to the union of one man and one woman violated the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution," writes Terry Jeffrey, editor in chief of CNSNews.com.

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

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dear NAACP: Where's Actual Text of Resolution Condemning Tea Party?

By Rick Pearcey • July 15, 2010, 09:53 AM

"The NAACP will not release the actual text of its resolution condemning 'racist elements' within the Tea Party movement until October, when the organization's board gives it final approval, a spokesman for the group has told me," Philip Klein writes at American Spectator.

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.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tea Party Blasts "Attack Dog" NAACP

By Rick Pearcey • July 13, 2010, 02:24 PM

"A Tea Party group in Missouri, reacting to the NAACP's plan to take up a resolution branding the conservative movement as 'racist,' has drafted a resolution of its own condemning the civil rights group for reducing itself to a 'bigoted' and 'partisan attack dog organization'," reports FoxNews.com.

NAACP Assassinating Martin Luther King All Over Again
Racism! Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism!

NAACP Assassinating Martin Luther King All Over Again

By Rick Pearcey • July 13, 2010, 11:49 AM

Writing at Beltway Confidential, David Freddoso wonders whether the NAACP will repudiate their own racism:  

There has been one confirmed incident of racial slurs and violence at a Tea Party event. It came last year in St. Louis, during the town-hall craze, when black Tea Partier Kenneth Gladney was assaulted on camera by people wearing purple SEIU t-shirts and shouting the n-word.

Missouri’s NAACP held a press conference two months ago to address this incident once again, in hopes of protecting the attackers from prosecution. Zaki Baruti, speaking at their event before their mic (their bullhorn, actually) from a podium marked NAACP, called Gladney an "Uncle Tom" and a "Negro." He denounced the victim for working against "our people."

What Mr. Baruti (video) epitomizes is absolute racism -- that is to say, if you are black in skin, you must be "black" in thought. Here, the individual created in the image of God is dead; here the "content of our character" is dead, replaced by the color of one's skin. Pigmentation becomes ideological predestination, and biology the slavery of mind.

The NAACP is assassinating Martin Luther King, Jr., all over again. Long live racism, one supposes, as long as it benefits "our people."

How to Have a Race War 
How to Argue Like a Fascist 
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Child Rapist Polanski Goes Free

By Rick Pearcey • July 13, 2010, 07:06 AM

A Swiss judge -- Ms. Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf -- reaffirms the amazing "capacity for stupidity in the affairs of men," writes Rick Moran at American Thinker.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The NAACP's Second-Class Citizens

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2010, 01:31 PM

"The group that is supposed to represent all 'colored people' calls a black Conservative an 'Uncle Tom'" writes Kevin Jackson, chairman of the Black Conservative Coalition.

My Black Dad & Obama
How to Have a Race War 

Friday, July 9, 2010

My Black Dad & Obama

By Rick Pearcey • July 9, 2010, 03:11 PM

Black Tea Party patriot Lloyd Marcus faces the challenge of a pastor-father he loves -- "my Dad, my hero" -- and his father's "irrational support for a president whose agenda so radically goes against his Christian faith -- 'gay' marriage, abortion, the murderous partial-birth abortion, etc."

"Lloyd Marcus for President!"
Hey Obama, Show Us Your Papers 
Crying "Racism!" to Divide and Conquer
Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism!
How to Have a Race War 

Muslim Enclaves U.S.A.

By Rick Pearcey • July 9, 2010, 09:35 AM

"It seems almost unthinkable, but Islamist groups are, as we speak, hard at work creating Muslim states-within-states in the U.S.," Ryan Mauro writes at Frontpagemag.com.

"This process has been unfolding for a long time across the Western world, through the creation of isolated Muslim enclaves in both rural and urban areas, as well as through the designation of 'no-go zones' where governments admit to having little authority over Muslims living there, essentially leaving them to function as autonomous regions."

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Barone: Aspen Elite Turning Against Obama

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2010, 02:03 PM

Columnist Michael Barone writes at Beltway Confidential:

I’m attending the Aspen Ideas Festival run by the Aspen Institute and the Atlantic Monthly in (where else?) Aspen, and I note that enthusiasm for Barack Obama and his administration seems to be conspicuously missing. Lloyd Grove has a pungent account in The Daily Beast titled "The Elite turn against Obama," based on speeches by Niall Ferguson and my former boss at U.S. News Mort Zuckerman on economic policy.

All of this turning away from Obama leads Barone to "wonder whether the Aspen Institute folks might have wanted to invite Sarah Palin, at least to ask her the question, 'How’s that hopey changey thing working for you?'"

Monday, July 5, 2010

University Fires Professor for Opposing Homosexuality

By Rick Pearcey • July 5, 2010, 05:26 PM

"Ben Gurion University has fired a professor for stating his opinion that the development of children raised by homosexual parents could be harmed, and that sexual inclinations can be restrained and chosen," reports Arutz Sheva.

So, yes, the homosexist agenda peopled by a "powerless" and "oppressed" class has somehow managed to take this professor's scalp.

But don't celebrate too soon, dear manufacturers of pretend rights (as opposed to real ones from the Creator who gives the "blessings of liberty"), for there may be another chapter in this book: "The firing of Prof. Yeruham Levitt by the university has caused much outrage among the academic staff."

In fact, the Legal Forum of the Land of Israel says "the firing of American-born Dr. Levitt is 'of utmost gravity, violates his basic civil rights, academic freedom and freedom of speech. We demand that the university revoke this decision and enable him to continue giving his sole course, which he has been giving for many years'."

Good for the Legal Forum. This kind of diversity is a strength. We live in a moral universe, where the individual is affirmed, independence of thought is valued, the diversity of male and female created equally in the image of God is ontologically, structurally, and ethically given, and there is no such thing as a human right rooted in human weakness, group dynamics, or 51% of the noses.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

What Is Extreme? Tea Party vs. Lindsey Graham

By Rick Pearcey • July 3, 2010, 11:09 AM

"We are not the extreme," says a South Carolina Tea Partier. "We are the voters."

Nice. But it misses the strategic point.

The strategic point is that what is "mainstream" and what is "extreme" is not decided by counting noses or by being a voter. Or a bunch of voters.

This question is decided by who stands in continuity with the definining mainstream of American dignity and liberty under God, as set forth in the Declaration and U.S. Constitution.

To the degree that a Lindsey Graham stands outside of that mainstream, to that degree he is an extremist.

In this sense you can wear a coat and tie, occupy high office, have a nice hair cut, speak in soft tones, count many noses in your support, and yet still be an extremist out of touch with who we are as Americans and out of touch with who we are as beings "created equal" and endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights." 

As C-SPAN viewing indicates, sometimes the most insidious extremists are decked out in Brooks Brothers suits. 

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Friday, July 2, 2010

Al's Masseuse and the Feminists

By Rick Pearcey • July 2, 2010, 06:00 AM

Jeannie DeAngelis examines why feminists have not risen in outrage to support Molly Hagerty for "her bravery and courage in exposing" the undesired impositions of "adductor muscle massage-craving, 'crazed sex poodle,' male feminist and staunch ally of both mothers and nature, Al Gore."

Hat tip: American Thinker

Bush's Fault Gore in Sex Crisis?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

It's a Bird, a Plane . . . a Flying Car? -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • June 29, 2010, 10:11 AM

Yep. More at the UK Telegraph.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Why Are Women Freezing Their Eggs?

By Rick Pearcey • June 28, 2010, 02:25 PM

They're waiting for "Mr. Right," reports BBC.

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.

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

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Feminist Left's Mission to Demonize Sarah Palin

By Rick Pearcey • June 5, 2010, 03:16 PM

Columnist Jedediah Bila responds to attacks on the "fake feminism of Sarah Palin."

For broader analysis and context, see Nancy Pearcey's "How Women Started the Culture War" in Total Truth.

Update: Here's a summary of the chapter "How Women Started the Culture War."

And here are to-the-point comments at WinteryKnight: "I think Nancy Pearcey is in the top rank of Christian scholars. Her book is a must read for Christians who want to develop a Christian worldview that touches on the full spectrum of life from kitchen table, to classroom, to workplace, to church pew, to marketplace, to ballot box, to far-flung battlefields."

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Racial Slurrist Comic Sarah Silverman Didn't Think This Was Funny -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • June 3, 2010, 08:39 AM

So-called "progressives" are "so good at weeding out racists in our midst, they feel obligated to share with us the words used," writes Bob Parks at Big Government. "However, should they be called out when they use racial slurs, they lose their minds."

Here on YouTube is Silverman, who "used a slur and was called on it."

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.

"Prepare for War" -- Obama and Media Inspire Violence

By Rick Pearcey • June 1, 2010, 09:29 AM

Lloyd Marcus of the Tea Party Express offers up "Prepare for war" Malik Zulu Shabazz, chairman of the New Black Panther Party, as a case in point. 

Monday, May 31, 2010

Vets Blast Obama for Skipping Memorial Day at Arlington Cemetery

By Rick Pearcey • May 31, 2010, 12:00 PM

Michelle Oddis writes at Human Events:

At a time when President Obama’s relationship with the military is already on shaky ground, his decision to take a vacation with his family in Chicago rather than pay his Memorial Day respects at Arlington National Cemetery further proves his apathy toward our armed forces, according to some veterans.

"The President seems to demonstrate almost weekly just how, at least to me, little he cares about this country and our history and our heritage," retired Marine Lt. Col. Orson Swindle told HUMAN EVENTS.

"He seems almost to resent it, which is the most mind-boggling thing in the world, because without a country like America Barack Obama could not be President. He seems to dislike our institutions . . . and that’s a sad, sad thing," said Swindle, a decorated Vietnam prisoner of war and Sen. John McCain’s cellmate in Hanoi.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Arizona, Louisiana, and the Enemy of the States

By Rick Pearcey • May 29, 2010, 07:02 AM

"Cicero," the pen name of a military officer, writes at American Thinker:

The federal government appears to be becoming more a parasite than a protector to the several states that organized its creation. . . .

Louisiana and Arizona are suffering abuses and usurpations at the hand of a distant central government that cares not for the safety and happiness of their people, nor does it care to execute the few inconvenient responsibilities assigned to it in an inconvenient and forgotten Constitution. This is a distant central government indifferent to all matters beyond its own expansion and continued election, a government so engorged that it cannot move with alacrity or decisiveness.

Arizona and Louisiana may find themselves at the spearhead of movements by many states -- states fighting the health care mandate, states fighting federal confiscation and retention of land, states fighting EPA carbon regulation, states grappling with their own immigration problems, states starting to realize that "help" from Washington is anything but helpful, states that may start to realize that taking matters into their own hands may be only means left for securing the Republic and preserving liberty.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pajamas Media: The Culture Wars Are Turning

By Rick Pearcey • May 25, 2010, 09:40 PM

And mystery writer/screenwriter Roger Simon at Pajamas Media likes the direction -- and pace at which -- they're moving.

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Hat tip: Big Hollywood

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hey, Obama, Show Us Your Papers

By Rick Pearcey • May 13, 2010, 10:28 AM

One's responsibility to prove you are lawfully inside the borders of the United States, say, in Arizona, has met with charges of racism. Contra the "misguided" views of Obama on these matters, I as a naturalized citizen would offer a few comments.

I grew up in Germany, Kentucky, Ohio, Florida, and Georgia, and have always enjoyed the diversity of life, including racial diversity.

Without a doubt, the most virulent racist I ever met was working at a magazine in Washington, D.C. She was black. Fanatical. Narrow-minded. One big guilt trip.

And there was also a black guy in a car speeding down Massachusetts Avenue on Capitol Hill, encouraging me to "move my white ---" as he flew by. He kept on driving, so I can't really say I got to know him very well.

This was during a time when I intervened to stop two black guys from pounding the horse-hockey out of another black guy. In the middle of the road. Cars stopped. The two were ramming the guy's head onto the pavement of New York Avenue time and again. Eventually a plainsclothe detective arrived waving a gun and arrested the attackers.

In its rejection of the Creator, and by exchanging the good created diversity of color with the bad diversity of idolizing color, liberal ideology has laid the groundwork for not just more racism but actual race warfare.

Secular statists would be more than happy to use the crisis of race antagonism bred by liberalism to justify the continued growth of the current unconstitutional, anti-Declarational regime in Washington, D.C., to which both major parties have contributed.

Arizona is just another offshoot of this disease. Rather than deal with the legitimate issue of protecting one's borders from an illegal invasion, it appears that some folks have had their minds polluted with racist categories and stereotypes.

A body -- whether national or physical -- that does not protect itself from invasion will die. Resistance to death is good -- it is part of the essence of who we are as created in the image of God.

Accusations of racism, blah, blah, blah, are attempts to get people to let down their God-given protections against sin, death, and decay. Only fools will listen to such rubbish. As in Nehemiah's day, a wise man will join with others, under God, to protect each other even while they rebuild the walls.

Crying "Racism!" to Divide and Conquer
Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism!
How to Have a Race War
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Note: "Hey, Obama, Show Us Your Papers," slightly edited for publication here, first appears in Facebook.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Crying "Racism!" to Divide and Conquer

By Rick Pearcey • May 8, 2010, 12:03 PM

Crying racism is a tactic to divide and conquer. Its power, however, relies on the presence of a worldview that secularists such as Obama, Sharpton, Democrats, and corrupted Republicans depise: The historic Judeo-Christian worldview.

It is that verifiable worldview -- where men and women are created as unique individuals equal in worth, significance, and dignity in the image of a personal God -- which gives an adequate moral and philosophical basis for rejecting racism and embracing liberating diversity within the circle of creation.

If Obama and the secularists are successful in removing Christians and Christianity from the public square, they will have removed the basis for decrying the racism they say they detest.

If Obama and the secularists succeed, they will have opened wide a door to a host of new racist demons, perhaps more powerful than anything Martin Luther King and his generation had to face, because now the racism will have an unchecked ideological home in the White House, on Capitol Hill, and across sectors of the political culture at large.

We will see the growth and development of white racism, red racism, black racism, brown racism, and so on -- as people seek to find some way of organizing and protecting themselves from arbitrary power in government and elsewhere, in a divided society that has lost its constitutional moorings based on the Declaration worldview of a Creator who gives the "blessings of liberty."

The chaos of murder, kidnappings, drugs, and unrest in Arizona is just the lastest flashpoint. The turmoil we see bespeaks a troubling recipe for race division and even race warfare.

Meanwhile, in the background stands an ever-growing federalistic state ready to "help" -- that is, to use such a crisis or series of crises to impose secularized, arbitrary controls over a people who once considered themselves blessed in freedom and dignity under God instead of housed, fed, and taken care of by the state.

Every step forward on the basis of racist tactics of divide and conquer is a step backwards for race relations in America. If Obama and gang succeed, freedom in America fails.

A people and a nation become what they behold.

Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism!
How to Have a Race War
How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Alarm Over Street Preacher's Arrest

By Rick Pearcey • May 6, 2010, 06:01 AM

"The arrest of a street preacher has renewed concern over religious freedom for Christians in the UK," reports Jenna Lyle in Christian Today.

"Dale McAlpine, 42, was arrested in his home town of Workington, in Cumbria, last month after he mentioned homosexuality as one of a number of sins listed in the Bible, alongside idolatry, blasphemy, fornication, and drunkenness," Lyle writes.

Among the concerned is "commentator and author Peter Hitchens," who "warned that British society was moving closer to the point where a person could be prosecuted for saying in public that homosexual acts are wrong," Lyle continues. Peter Hitchens is the brother of noted atheist Christopher Hitchens.

"The Public Order Act of 1986," Peter Hitchens is quoted as saying, "was not meant to permit the arrest of Christian preachers in English towns for quoting from the Bible. But it has. The Civil Partnerships Act 2004 was not meant to force public servants to approve of homosexuality. But it has.

"The Sexual Offences Act of 1967 was not meant to lead to a state of affairs where it is increasingly dangerous to say anything critical about homosexuality. But it did."

Lyle concludes her report with this assessment from Hitchens: "We have travelled in almost no time from repression, through a brief moment of mutual tolerance, to a new repression."

Christian Preacher Arrested for Saying Homosexuality a Sin

Monday, April 26, 2010

Expulsion of Christian Sparks Crackdown on Universities

By Rick Pearcey • April 26, 2010, 06:23 AM

Bob Unruh reports at WorldNetDaily:

Lawmakers in Michigan are preparing to call on the carpet leaders of taxpayer-supported universities across the state after top officials at Eastern Michigan University expelled from a counseling program a Christian student who refused to argue in support of the homosexual lifestyle.

As WND reported, trouble began for master's-program student Julea Ward when she refused to accept a client whose issue concerned a homosexual relationship.

Here is graduate student Julea Ward on YouTube.

Let's see how the formerly mainstream media "reports" on this strong, black woman who stands in the center of the enduring defining mainstream of American thought and practice. 

Thursday, April 22, 2010

From Woodstock to Civility Claptrap

By Rick Pearcey • April 22, 2010, 08:31 AM

George Neumayr writes at American Spectator:

To see Alinskyites, radical intellectuals, and Woodstock yuppies lecturing fellow Americans on the virtue of civility is tiresome but unsurprising.

No one is more authoritarian than a successful left-wing revolutionary: he rises to power by extolling dissent, then stays in power by suppressing it.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Evidence of Pain in Unborn Yields Pro-Life Victory in Nebraska

By Rick Pearcey • April 14, 2010, 07:09 AM

Charlie Butts reports at OneNewsNow:

A landmark law for the pro-life effort has passed in the Nebraska legislature.

Mary Spaulding Balch, director of state legislation for the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), tells OneNewsNow the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is unique and sound legislation "that basically says that the unborn child at 20 weeks is capable of feeling pain and that the state of Nebraska has a compelling interest in protecting that child. And so they actually said, 'You cannot kill that child through abortion in Nebraska'."

Balch argued against the claim that unborn children cannot feel pain, as there is now substantial evidence showing that a baby indeed feels pain at that stage. She points out this is information the Supreme Court did not have in 1973 when it legalized abortion in Roe v. Wade.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Homofascist Lesbian Complains, Christian Counselor Fired

By Rick Pearcey • April 3, 2010, 02:55 PM

Apart From Innumerable Examples Like This, Homosexed Activists Of Course Have No Agenda: "Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) is appealing a court decision involving a Georgia counselor who claims to have been wrongfully fired," reports OneNewsNow.

"Marcia Walden is a licensed counselor who referred a lesbian to someone else for counseling because of her religious beliefs," continues OneNewsNow. "A complaint was filed, and within two weeks, Walden was fired. Her attorney says an appeal is in the works."

When "civil rights" are ripped away from their legitimate origin in the Creator, who is the source of unalienable rights and the blessings of liberty, they becomes twisted into tools of totalitarianism and harsh masters in the machinery of oppression.

Contra comrade Obama's around-the-country sales pitch this week, with each passing day, cracks in the earth and asteroids from above are alternatively swallowing up and destroying the freedom and dignity that are the birthright of exceptional Americans and exceptional human beings around the globe.

There is no alternative for a free people but to resist. Freedom cannot tolerate oppression. So, again, Pretty please, Mr. Obama and Co., stop being mean.

Most Pernicious Source of Anti-Americanism Today?

By Rick Pearcey • April 3, 2010, 11:29 AM

How would you answer the question below?

The most pernicious anti-Americanism today originates in which of the following?

a) Ahmadinejad's Iran
b) Chavez's Venezuela
c) Obama's White House

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Public Enemy: Why Give Obama Any Credibility?

By Rick Pearcey • March 31, 2010, 12:13 PM

As Obamacare "reform" demonstrates, the Obama government is on the wrong side of the facts, reason, the Declaration, and the Constitution.

This suggests a few basic questions:

* Why give this White House and its enablers the benefit of the doubt?

* Why give it and its enablers any credibility whatsoever?

* Why assume that it and its enablers are dealing with the American people in a way that is honest and straightforward on a whole host of issues -- from the Tea Party to abortion to taxes to national defense?

These questions go to the heart of living free for any people who would keep government in its place as a public servant instead of out of place a public enemy.

By its own behavior, by its own incendiary rhetoric, by its own policies, by its own philosophy of control, by its own hatred of things Constitutional and Declarational -- the Obama administration dares the American people to rise up, resist, improvise, and overcome.

The history of the world is replete with evidence for why "We the People" people should not place our faith in "It the Government." Especially in government that sets itself up as deity, as an idol to which we are now forced, by arbitrary "law" -- just like the U.S. Constitution does not say -- to bring our tithes and offerings and taxes and sweat and children.

This idol, we are told, loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.

It promises milk and honey.

All you have to do is fall down and worship.

All you have to do is prostitute your time, sacrifice your humanity, and sell your soul. And by the way, signing away the future of your children to feed government greed here and now is also part of the deal.

In return, all power is yours. In return, all ability to transform, redeem, equalize, and heal America is yours. Finally, you can be proud. You can be as God.  

Yes. We can refuse. And face fines. And face jail time. And who knows what we shall face in the future if we anger this capricious idol and its cult of followers?

The house of Obama is a fundamentally dishonest regime that has broken faith with the American people in our national identity and in our human identity.

But what if Obama is sincere? Then he embraces the policies of a fool. If he is not sincere, he expresses the philosophy of a tryant.

Meanwhile, we live as aliens in a strange land, as partisans for liberty in occupied territory.

Surely, there is a better way than government on high. A way not at war with the freedom and dignity of man created in the image of God.

The realism of the Founders helped them understand the difference between trusting in God, a Creator who gives the blessings of liberty, and trusting in government, a creature which takes them away.

The result? A City on a Hill.

Perfection? Far from it.

And yet still: A City on a Hill. With the people of the world drawn to her gates, clamoring to get inside.

If in this generation we forget that lesson of freedom in history, we can forget seeing freedom in the the history of the next.

Surely, there is a better way.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Americans in New Fight for Freedom

By Rick Pearcey • March 28, 2010, 09:12 PM

We Americans are in a new fight for Independence, but now we face an oppressive enemy from within instead of one from distant shores.

Even so we assert today our freedom, under God and over Washington, a hegemonic regime estranged from who we are in our national identity (as Americans) and who are are in our human identity (created for resistance against evil, for good, in the image of God).

The founders Declared a holy oath in pledge to such freedom. In that Declaration and pledge we too live and breathe free. And demons tremble.

Come November we shall see the first fruits of a new harvest of freedom. The horse and rider shall be tossed into the sea. The horse and rider shall be tossed into the sea.

How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War 
Secularist Washington-Centrism Un-American

Friday, March 26, 2010

Pearcey at WND: How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War

By Rick Pearcey • March 26, 2010, 02:00 AM

The following is from a column published today at WorldNetDaily

Despite what has been reported in the formerly mainstream media, the New Resistance in America – the tea parties, the town halls, protests on Capitol Hill and so on – is to be welcomed and not cast aside as "extreme." The "angry mobs" and "unruly crowds" are actually signs of health, sanity and hope.

What these uppity folk are telling us is that, despite years of miseducation and inattention, millions of ordinary people have not forgotten who they are as Americans. Even more, this resistance suggests that significant numbers of Americans may be on a path to rediscovering something rather exceptional.

By "exceptional" is meant not just who they are in their national identity, but who they are as creatures of resistance, hardwired that way by the Creator himself. And to the degree that this New Resistance succeeds, to that degree prospects are increased for victory in the cultural and political war for human freedom and human dignity.

This column is based on a presentation I gave near Charleston, S.C., at Awakening 2010 earlier this year, edited here for publication.

* March 27, 2010, Update: For related content from November 2009, please see "What Is Mainstream America?"

Thursday, March 25, 2010

No Constitution, No Peace: Why Revenge Is Necessary

By Rick Pearcey • March 25, 2010, 08:29 AM

In a column titled, "Why Revenge Is Necessary," Quin Hillyer writes at American Spectator:

Every member of Congress who is not a liberal ideologue or from a wildly leftist district who voted for Obamacare on Sunday should be haunted and hounded by and for their vote for as long as they draw breath upon this good Earth.

And the same is true for every liberal ideologue who actively crafted and pushed the corrupt and unrepublican (small "r") procedures and flagrant lies that were used to cram Obamacare up our gullets from the nether end of our common polity.

Politicians who impose tyranny must face the consequences. But let us not exempt the so-called "true believer."

For no one with half a mind can seriously argue that the machinery of oppression (Obamacare, a "living Constitution," the IRS, etc.) now being unleashed upon the American people has anything to do with the Declaration, with the U.S. Constitution, or with any concept of "unalienable rights" as blessings from a real and decidedly not disinterested Creator.

The Obama regime has declared ideological hostilities against the historic government and free people of the United States. This is an affront to the mainstream of America, an affront to the American experiment, and must be resisted and overcome by all moral and legal means necessary.

While the term "constitutional justice" is preferable to "revenge," Hillyer is correct to call for accountability.

No Constitution, No Peace: From this moment forward for any hater of freedom and liberty until they and their philosophy of tyranny are banished from any positions of power and authority over the American people.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

After the Coup: Winning Washington, Losing America

By Rick Pearcey • March 24, 2010, 09:24 AM

Robert Stacy McCain writes at American Spectator:

Seven months and one week before Election Day, Democrats have begun declaring loudly that the one constant of the past seven months will change dramatically between now and Nov. 2.

Unpopular as a legislative proposal, ObamaCare will be enthusiastically embraced by voters, we are assured by Democrats and their media friends, now that it is a fait accompli.

Will Americans forget the chains so lovingly cuffed to their arms, the shackles so compassionately tearing away at the flesh of their ankles? Perhaps not.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Obama's Overthrow of the U.S. Constitution

By Rick Pearcey • March 19, 2010, 06:38 AM

"So it begins. In 2009, for the first time in its history, the people of the United States placed the White House in the hands of a man and a political faction that openly reject the premises of constitutional self-government," writes Alan Keyes at WorldNetDaily.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Turning America Into a Banana Republic

By Rick Pearcey • March 17, 2010, 09:18 AM

Peter Ferrara writes at American Spectator:

When Ben Franklin first emerged from the Constitutional Convention, he was asked by a passerby, "What government have you given us?" Franklin replied, "A Republic, if you can keep it."

For 220 years, until last year, we did keep it. America was a democratic constitutional republic, governed by the rule of law, a beacon of liberty to the entire world. But no more. After just one year of Barack Obama's fundamental change, aided by the far left House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from San Francisco, and the easily confused Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, America has been transformed from a Constitutional Republic into a Banana Republic.

It is true that Obama is desperately trying to impose an unconstitutional, anti-Declarational, and anti-American vision upon our country. But he has not yet succeeded. Even if the Frankenstate known as Obamacare is signed into law, it does not follow that he will have succeeded.

Americans who understand who they are and what that means will resist. "We the People," under God, define America the free -- not secular elites and their abusive minions. 

The path before us is one of two destinies: One of peace, liberty, and justice for all under the rule of law, unalienable rights, and the blessings of liberty from the Creator who gives the blessings.

Or there is this other destiny: One of no peace, no liberty, and no justice under the rule of elites, relativistic "rights," and the impositions of arbitrary power from a Washington-centric establishment that will look after its own. 

Before Americans today is a choice: The way of Franklin or the way of the other guy.

Blessed is the country that walks in paths of freedom. 

Monday, March 8, 2010

Girl Appeared Traumatized After Forced Visits With Lesbian "Mother"

By Rick Pearcey • March 8, 2010, 10:10 AM

"The daughter of ex-lesbian Lisa Miller appeared to have suffered emotional trauma following forced visits with Miller's ex-partner, according to sworn testimony submitted to a Vermont court," reports LifeSiteNews.

Rosie O'Donnell's Oppressive Coat

Thursday, March 4, 2010

"This Is Not Our Founders' America"

By Rick Pearcey • March 4, 2010, 09:22 AM

"The Washington Times reports American reliance on government is at an all-time high," Cal Thomas writes. "This is not our Founders' America. We seem to have declined from a 'can-do' spirit, to 'can't do' -- at least without government -- and soon, unless we change our ways, 'won't do'."

But isn't trusting more in government a path to progress? No. "The more we come to rely on government, the fewer freedoms we will enjoy," Thomas continues. "Government will start dictating what we can own, eat and drive, how much of our money they will let us keep, how we run our businesses, how many -- if any -- guns we can own, and what we may and may not say. Oh, wait! They are already doing that."

What to do? "To preserve freedom we must fight for it," Thomas concludes. "Bondage comes when we refuse to fight and are satisfied with the king's largesse. That foul odor coming from Washington is the frog in the kettle coming to a boil."

Secularist Washington-Centrism Is Un-American

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Two Destinies for Obamacare as Crisis in America

By Rick Pearcey • March 3, 2010, 07:40 PM

If Obama and the Democrats impose unconstitutional healthcare upon the nation, either their days are numbered or the days of America the free are numbered.

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."

Thursday, February 25, 2010

What's Wrong With CPAC?

By Rick Pearcey • February 25, 2010, 08:22 AM

"A young man who stood up at the recent Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington and dressed down the group for accepting sponsorship by same-sex marriage supporters is himself being vilified by so-called conservatives," writes Joseph Farah at WorldNetDaily.

Homosexuals at CPAC: The Perils of Regress

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

D.C. Sniper, Clarence Thomas, and Other "Embarrassing" Blacks

By Rick Pearcey • February 23, 2010, 07:28 AM

"Political and cultural website the Root has released a list that lumps Clarence Thomas, Alan Keyes, and Michael Steele along with world dictators and other mass murders as 'Black Folks We'd Like To Remove From Black History'," notes Philip Klein at American Spectator.

Here's a Root Question: What matters most in assessing human beings? The content of one's skin color, the content of one's character, or the content of one's politics?

To some, but apparently not to all, the answer seems self-evident.

Monday, February 15, 2010

1st Amendment Right to Challenge Immorality of Homosexuality

By Rick Pearcey • February 15, 2010, 10:03 AM

"A pro-family advocate in Michigan says he's honored to be on the front lines in fighting for First Amendment rights to speak out against homosexuality," reports OneNewsNow.

"Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association of Michigan, is concerned that the 'Hate Crimes Act' signed into law last year will be used to prosecute those who speak in favor of traditional biblical morality."

Friday, February 5, 2010

"Gay" Rights: Don't Ask, Don't Think

By Rick Pearcey • February 5, 2010, 01:36 PM

"The central argument in favor of same-sex marriage or overturning 'don't ask, don't tell' contains a fatal flaw," writes Frank Turek in a new column. "In fact, this is the flaw at the heart of the entire gay rights movement."

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Feminists Tied in Knots Over Tebow Ad

By Rick Pearcey • February 4, 2010, 08:00 AM

Jane Chastain writes at WorldNetDaily:

Radical feminist groups have been burning up the airwaves and chewing up newsprint in an effort to persuade CBS to reconsider its decision to air a 30-second spot during the Super Bowl featuring football star Tim Tebow and his mother, Pam, called "Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life" . . . .

Feminist groups are tying themselves in knots over this ad and the reason couldn't be more obvious. They claim to be "pro-choice," so why not simply celebrate Pam Tebow's choice?

These feminist spokespersons are afraid to attack Tim Tebow or his mother directly. Instead, they attack Focus on the Family, a group that promotes adoption and pregnancy help centers that offer tangible help to women with crises pregnancies.  

Don't Fall for "Pro-Choice" Ploy on Tebow Ad

Friday, January 29, 2010

Noticing the Liberal View on Race

By Rick Pearcey • January 29, 2010, 08:47 AM

Chris Matthews "has outdone himself," writes Tony Gallardo at American Thinker. "After the State of the Union Speech, he said, 'You know, I forgot he was black tonight for an hour.'

"Hold on there, fellow," says Gallardo, "you're going to fast for me. My head is spinning. You are telling us he is black, but you didn't notice he is black. Exactly how does that work?"

Gallardo concludes, "By repeatedly insisting that they are post racial," liberals are "telling us they are obsessed with race."

And what a sad, unnecessary obsession. By way of contrast, not as chest-pounding but as a simple, liberating fact of life, I'll reaffirm what I wrote yesterday (on Twitter and Facebook): "Sorry, but when I watch Obama speak, I see a man, not a skin color."

Monday, January 25, 2010

Justice Roberts Hints He Could Overturn Roe v. Wade

By Rick Pearcey • January 25, 2010, 07:20 AM

"Chief Justice John Roberts last week made it clear that the Supreme Court over which he presides will not hesitate to sweep away its own major constitutional rulings when doing so is necessary to defend America’s bedrock governing document," writes Theodore Kettle at Newsmax.

Two Points: "The announcement of that guiding core principle means two very big things. First, Roberts and his fellow strict constructionists on the court are now armed and ready with a powerful rationale for overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling if Justice Anthony Kennedy or a future justice becomes the fifth vote against Roe.

"Secondly, successfully placing Roberts atop the high court is beginning to look like former President George W. Bush’s most important legacy -- a gift that will keep on giving for conservatives for decades."

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Olbermann vs. America

By Rick Pearcey • January 20, 2010, 01:01 PM

In many ways what you are seeing in Keith Olbermann's performance (Olbermann Renews "Teabagging" Attack on Scott Brown) is what American government and society would look like if secularist "liberalism" -- a worldview that rejects the Founding concept of a Creator who is the source of unalienable rights (and human reason and empirical data, by the way) -- wins the day.

That kind of secularism, if logically extended and lived upon, results in the abolition of unalienable rights, rational discourse, and the appeal to evidence. You will hear talk of "living Constitutions" and "values," but really all that's left is the inhumane application of raw power -- in the womb, the workplace, and the White House.

It is a recipe for America as wasteland.

For a Pretend Creator (i.e., a federal state) is not strong enough to carry the weight of rights, reason, and evidence. That kind of "god" will be crushed, and all that depends upon that kind of pretension will be crushed with it, including those who try to build a free society upon it.

Yesterday's vote in Massachusetts is a vote against estrangement from our national and creaturely identities. Yesterday stems the tide against freedom, and for that we give thanks.

But strategic victory and a strategic initiative await a critical mass of Americans who insist on returning homeward (and thus forward) to the Founding Vision -- the Declaration, the Constitution, etc. -- where a real Creator and not the pretend god of the secular state is recognized as the center of gravity of human freedom.

I have said and written many good things about the views of Sarah Palin, but it should be pointed out that her heartfelt affirmation of a "commonsense, independent agenda" may not be enough to meet the strategic challenge of our moment in history. For "commonsense" could have made you a slave in Athens, eaten by lions in Rome, headless in France 1793-94, "verboten" in Deutschland, and frozen in the workers' paradise. 

And perhaps rather surprisingly (ask King George), you could say that what the Founders gave us was actually uncommonsense, given the history of humanity in this hard world.

Yes: Extremely uncommon is the vision of the Declaration and content of the Constitution. Sadly, these brilliant documents do not keep us from making mistakes; happily, they do give us a basis for correcting them.

In contrast to secularists past and present, the Founding Vision gives a fixed point that liberates -- with a real Creator as the basis for real unalienable rights. Having a secure foundation is a good thing, because without a fixed point, talk of progress has no meaning.

I hope no one concludes from this a calling to hate an anchor on MSNBC, however heated or misguided the debate might be. The point is not hate, but love. Love of freedom and all the Blessings of Liberty from the One who gives the blessings, for everyone. This too is uncommonsense.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Obama EEOC Pick: Society Should "Not Tolerate Private Beliefs" That "Adversely Affect" Homosexuals

By Rick Pearcey • January 19, 2010, 06:04 AM

"Chai Feldblum, the Georgetown University law professor nominated by President Obama to serve on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, has written that society should 'not tolerate' any 'private beliefs,' including religious beliefs, that may negatively affect homosexual 'equality'," reports CNSNews.com.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Danny Glover: Haiti Earthquake a Response to Copenhagen

By Rick Pearcey • January 15, 2010, 10:06 AM

Says the Man From Hollywood: "They're all in peril because of global warming. They're all in peril because of climate change . . . . When we did what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response, this is what happens."

Hat tip: Drudge

Great Awakening 2010: Eureka, I'm a Conservative!

By Rick Pearcey • January 15, 2010, 06:56 AM

Awakening Has Started: "For the longest time, average Americans were in a political stupor," writes Harold Witkov at American Thinker. "But not anymore."

What's happening? "In the past year," Witkov continues, "across this great nation of ours, an awakening has started. Individual Americans, by the droves, are experiencieng their own political eureka moments and transforming into conservatives."

Monday, January 4, 2010

Ex-Lesbian Lisa Miller "Disappears" With Daughter

By Rick Pearcey • January 4, 2010, 08:37 AM

"Ex-homosexual Lisa Miller has apparently disappeared following a court order to transfer custody of her daughter to lesbian Janet Jenkins, her former partner, on January 1st," reports Lifesite News.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Conservatives Alarmed by "Gay" Sponsorship of CPAC

By Rick Pearcey • December 23, 2009, 10:26 AM

"A campaign is being assembled to demand that the American Conservative Union, whose annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington draws the biggest names of the movement, reject a sponsorship from a homosexual activist group," reports WorldNetDaily.

"CPAC's tenuous 'Big Tent' could collapse altogether as social conservatives led by Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber threaten to launch a boycott of the conference . . . unless CPAC drops a homosexual activist group, GOProud, as a co-sponsor," WND quotes Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality as saying.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Obama the "America Denier"

By Rick Pearcey • December 17, 2009, 05:35 AM

Two Camps: "Most people involved in public affairs fall into two grand schools," writes Bruce Walker at American Thinker. "Some believe that America is a unique nation, a nation built upon extraordinary and good moral values, and a country which is a microcosm of what the world should be. These people need not be Americans. Churchill, for example, was an unabashed admirer of America."

Anti-American Animus: "Other people believe that America is simply a very arrogant country," Walker continues, "a nation inhabited with bumpkins who believe too much in God, and because of its religious faith and confidence, the antithesis of what the world should be. This animus flourishes outside America, but it also has a strong camp following in America."

Where Is Obama? "Barack Obama is decidely in the second camp, Walker asserts. "He is an 'America denier'."

Monday, December 14, 2009

Why "Merry Christmas" Matters

By Rick Pearcey • December 14, 2009, 06:04 AM

"The New York Times recently revealed that, before abandoning the idea, Barack and Michelle Obama had considered eliminating the White House’s traditional nativity scene as part of an effort to celebrate a 'non-religious' Christmas," writes attorney and commentator Carol Platt Liebau.

"In light of that story," she continues, "it wasn’t entirely surprising to learn that this year, for the first time, the President’s Christmas card contains neither any mention of Christmas itself nor a quote from the New Testament. Obviously, the Obamas aren’t fans of overt displays of Christian religiosity."

Christmas Spirit in the Dirt

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christians Are "The New Negro"

By Rick Pearcey • December 10, 2009, 08:28 AM

Let Freedom Ring -- "I did not become a Christian so I would have to fight for my constitutional freedoms all over again," writes Kenneth Hutcherson, former NFL linebacker and now pastor of Antioch Bible Church.

"Growing up in Alabama being black, knowing how that felt and the way I was treated in an all-white world of power and control, I had to fight for equal rights under the Constitution," says Hutcherson in a column at WorldNetDaily.

"How ironic now as a Christian to have those same thoughts and feelings again and to have to try and wrestle control of my constitutional rights from the secular community."

Should Martin Luther King on God's Law Be Taught in Schools?
Uppity Update: Sen. Boxer's Race-Baiting Backfires
Michelangelo, Schaeffer, and the Kingdom of Washington

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."

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Banning Minarets to Save the West

By Rick Pearcey • December 3, 2009, 09:41 AM

Care about living free of Islamic oppression? Think it's time to "draw a line in the sand before the scimitars of the crescent moon?"

Then you may agree that the Swiss vote to ban the construction of minarets in their country is "perfectly understandable," writes Phil Elmore at WorldNetDaily.

Friday, November 27, 2009

National Tea Party Convention as Cultural-Political Earthquake

By Rick Pearcey • November 27, 2009, 12:03 PM

The first National Tea Party Convention in Nashville next February, with Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann among the speakers, has the makings of being a huge event -- and that may be a gross understatement.

For if the American people dig down deep to the Declarational and Constitutional bedrock of this country -- down to unalienable rights and the living, knowable, and verifiable Creator who is the basis and energizer of those rights -- we may well be on the edge of a cultural-political earthquake of freedom and liberty not seen since the Founding Era and the days of 1776.

But here's one of my primary concerns: That a political machine (either "left" or "right," with its attendant "leadership") or a religious machine (either "left" or "right," with its attendant celebrity "leadership") may find a way to co-opt what up to now appears to be a genuine cultural movement animated by a return to Declaration foundations.

That would be a tragedy, with another generation lost and another 20-30 years of Big Activism and Big Namism but so little effectiveness against the secularist usurpation. An America tipping toward tyranny may not be able to afford much more of that.

Update, Feb. 8, 2010: Please note that Michele Bachmann did not speak at the event. Here is a January 20 statement announcing that Palin will join Bachmann on the campaign trail.

From Going Rogue to Going Constitutional
What Is "Mainstream" America? 
Francis Schaeffer: "The Central Problem of Our Age"

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

America's Rebirth

By Rick Pearcey • November 25, 2009, 06:58 AM

"The New Left takeover and sweeping Obama madness is leaving it no other choice." -- American Spectator

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Hacked Emails Reveal Global-Warming Fraud?

By Rick Pearcey • November 21, 2009, 07:28 AM

Damaging Revelations: "Officials at a key global warming research center in the United Kingdom have authenticated a series of e-mails and other documents apparently taken from their computer system by a hacker, but they cannot explain what scientists in internal exchanges meant by references to a 'trick' that would 'hide the decline' of global temperatures nor by instructions to delete contrary data," reports WorldNetDaily.

Author James Delingpole writes in a London Telegraph column the most damaging revelations indicate climate-change scientists may have "manipulated or suppressed evidence in order to support their cause."

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

How Hitler and Nazis Tried to Steal Christmas

By Rick Pearcey • November 17, 2009, 07:21 AM

"The Nazi Party tried their best to remove Christ from Christmas by paganising carols, producing glittering swastika, iron cross and toy grenade baubles for the fir tree, research for a new exhibition has found," reports the UK Telegraph.

"Many of the changes made under Hitler, put in place to remove the influence of the Jewish-born baby Jesus, are still in use today, much to the alarm of modern Germans."

Go here for a remedy to this kind of state-sponsored manipulation of Christmas.

Fascism Is Back

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Gov. of Alamo State: Obama "Hell-Bent" on Turning America Into Socialist Country

By Rick Pearcey • November 12, 2009, 02:47 PM

Says Gov. Rick Perry: "It’s time to make tea parties twice as big as what they were . . . . I think it’s time for us to stand up and say to Washington, D.C. that we are no longer going to accept that kind of stuff sitting down and being quiet."

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

How to Know If You're Dead

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2009, 06:20 PM

Like a lifeless body, you tolerate anything.

Honoring Veterans -- and Not Loathing America

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2009, 02:50 PM

In response to Veterans Deserve Our Deepest Respect, Patsy Dowdle Black wrote on Facebook, "Yes they do; however, it is a sad time when they are not appreciated as they should be. We are truly indebted to them all!"

Sharing Patsy's sentimentI wrote

Bill Clinton famously said he "loathed" the military [here's the quote: "loathing the military"]; in Barack Obama we may have a president who not only loathes the military but also, in a crucial sense, appears to loathe the USA, despising the U.S. Constitution (as written), the Declaration (as written), and the Bill of Rights (as written).

The memory of veterans past (including my father), veterans present (at Fort Hood and around the world) and veterans future (to protect this country once we restore it to its original purpose) deserves better.

My sense is that there is a growing awareness that this is the case, and that real positive change -- change rooted in the Founder's liberating vision of a society rooted in norms and content [that] respects the Creator and respects individuals endowed by Him with "certain unalienable rights" -- is very much possible. The next few months and years are crucial in the struggle for liberty in America and, hence, around the world.

Veterans Deserve Our Deepest Respect

By Rick Pearcey • November 11, 2009, 11:37 AM

"Veterans' Day has been and remains purchased by the sacrifice of others," wrote Terry Thomas in a moving column a few years ago.

"Surely it is fitting to take a moment today to reflect upon and remember that price and, in particular, the very people who have willingly risen to pay much of it; our military veterans."

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Homosexual Blogger Calls Church-Bomb Threat a "Joke"

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2009, 10:09 PM

Demonize and Destroy, All in Good Fun: "A homosexual blogger passed off as a 'joke' a suggestion by a contributor to his website that there might be church bombings because of Christians' refusal to support the homosexual lifestyle," reports WorldNetDaily.

Kill Political Correctness If You Want to Live

By Rick Pearcey • November 10, 2009, 11:28 AM

The U.S. Military Would Be a Good Place to Start: Otherwise, as David Limbaugh writes, "We're heading the way of Europe in not only our adoption of socialism and smothering of liberty but also our suicidal abandonment of national security. We will survive as a nation only if we radically reverse these trends."

Monday, November 9, 2009

Big Brother Britain: Monitoring Every Call, Click, and Email

By Rick Pearcey • November 9, 2009, 10:10 PM

"I'll Be Watching You" -- "All telecoms companies and internet service providers will be required by law to keep a record of every customer's personal communications, showing who they are contacting, when, where and which websites they are visiting," reports the UK Telegraph.

"Despite widespread opposition over Britain's growing surveillance society, 653 public bodies will be given access to the confidential information, including police, local councils, the Financial Services Authority, the Ambulance Service, fire authorities and even prison governors."

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Man Axed for Telling Woman "Gay" Marriage Wrong

By Rick Pearcey • November 7, 2009, 01:23 PM

Homofascism Strikes Again: "Peter Vidala, 24, told FoxNews.com he was terminated in August from his position as second deputy manager at a Brookstone store at Boston's Logan Airport after a conversation he had with a manager from another Brookstone store who was visiting the location."

Fascism Is Back
Homosexuality "Not a Civil Right"
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

Friday, November 6, 2009

America on the Brink . . . But of What?

By Rick Pearcey • November 6, 2009, 09:46 AM

A Time for Freedom? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says, "We are right on the brink" of passing Obamacare.

What should American citizens who hold to the Declaration, Constitution, and Bill of Rights do to protect our liberties under God should the president sign into law anything like the current health "reform" bills in the House and Senate?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

What Is "Mainstream" America?

By Rick Pearcey • November 5, 2009, 11:26 AM

There's Mainstream Today: "As Tuesday's elections showed, support for limited government remains a mainstream position," writes Quin Hillyer at American Spectator. This is the socio-political mainstream, and it can vary with time and place. 

And There's Mainstream Forever: As the Declaration, Constitution, and Bill of Rights show, support for limited government under God is the mainstream American position. This is the foundational, enduring meaning of the American mainstream, and it liberates across time and place precisely because its meaning is secure.

To the degree that a president or political party advocates a vision or policy outside of the abiding meaning of the American mainstream, to that degree a president or party is moving away from the genius of the American experiment.

At present, the liberal Democratic Party is outside of the socio-political mainstream and far outside of -- and even against -- the enduring American mainstream. Thus its extremism on both accounts. Thus its increasing embrace of tyranny, from the womb to the marketplace, against speech and family, and on and on.

The Republican Party is a house divided and for this reason totters. Party elites seek the sociological mainstream but reject the enduring American mainstream. Even with bombast, they speak weakly and carry a small stick. 

The hope of America is that the mainstream of today embraces the mainstream that endures. That happened once and lasted a while. Maybe it can happen again.

* March 27, 2010, Update: For a treatment of this topic in light of the tea parties, town halls, and so on, please see, "How the New Resistance Can Win the Culture War," published at WorldNetDaily and The Pearcey Report (updated 9.21.10).


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Maine Rejects "Pink Elephant" of Counterfeit Marriage

By Rick Pearcey • November 4, 2009, 07:21 AM

Yesterday, voters in Maine rejected "gay" marriage by a 53%-47% margin (with 87% of precincts reporting). What follows is a press statement from Matt Barber, who is director of cultural affairs with Liberty Counsel and Liberty Alliance Action:

There’s good news and bad news here. The good news is that even in one of the most liberal States in the Union, Maine, the people have once again rejected the ridiculous and oxymoronic notion of "same-sex marriage." The momentum has again shifted -- hopefully for good this time -- in favor of protecting legitimate marriage.

A counterfeit is a counterfeit. An orange is an orange no matter how much you want it to be a turnip. This isn’t about "marriage." It’s about hurting and broken people desperately seeking affirmation of an objectively deviant lifestyle. One that, even in their heart of hearts, they know to be a dead end.

As for the militant "No on 1" homosexual activists? I’m reminded of spoiled children dressing up and playing house, refusing to come in when mom calls for dinner.

Here’s the bad news. The margin of victory could have been greater. Many behind the "Yes on 1" campaign, rather than simply telling the truth, chose the Neville Chamberlain approach. They merely circled the wagons around the word "marriage," even suggesting that "domestic partnerships" ("gay marriages" by another name) are acceptable.

This makes no sense. If that’s a viable compromise, then why not simply allow "gay" duos the word "marriage"? It’s an incongruity that demands an explanation.

This is an historic battle for the minds and souls of our children -- for our very culture. The mealy-mouthed approach must end. This is not just about "marriage." It has everything to do with forced affirmation of homosexuality -- under penalty of law.

Indeed everyone who fought hard to defend marriage in Maine is to be congratulated, but if it weren’t for a brave group of truth tellers -- Paul Madore, Peter LaBarbera and Brian Camenker -- who came to Maine in the final hour to hold a press conference and address the pink elephant in the room -- homosexual deviancy and the radical "gay" agenda -- counterfeit marriage might have prevailed.

Big Victory for Traditional Marriage in Maine
Homosexuality "Not a Civil Right"
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

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Big Surge in Concealed Weapons in Southern State

By Rick Pearcey • November 3, 2009, 08:45 AM

Don't Mess With South Carolina: "So far in 2009, the number of South Carolinians wanting to pack heat nearly has doubled over the previous year as people worry about violent crime and feel threatened by partisan politics," reports The State.

"The demand for permits is being driven, in part, over people's belief that President Barack Obama and a Democrat-controlled Congress are a threat to their Second Amendment rights."

The 2nd Amendment states: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

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.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Zonation: Putting Juan Williams on the Back of the Porch -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • October 24, 2009, 05:29 PM

Watch, listen, laugh, learn, share. AlfonZo Rachel does it again. Here.

Infidel Rush Limbaugh Challenges the Gods of Race 
How to Have a Race War
Rush Limbaugh: The Race Card, Football, and Me
Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism!

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.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Extremists Fear Resistance

By Rick Pearcey • October 20, 2009, 11:32 AM

To prevent the rise of dictatorship, a group called "Oath Keepers" says it is willing to revolt, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Down a few paragraphs into the story is this: "In a July report titled Return of the Militias, the Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center singled out Oath Keepers as 'a particularly worrisome example of the Patriot revival.'"

Now, Oath Keepers is new to my radar screen. And while they may be "worrisome" to the Southern Poverty Law Center, let me suggest one thing: 

A willingness to revolt against un-Constitutional, anti-Declarational tryanny that seeks to elevate the state above the Creator who endows humanity with "certain unalienable rights" is at the heart of the American mainstream.

Our nation was birthed in opposition to such hubris, audacity, and tyranny. We spilled blood of family and friend against the inhumanity of slavery in the War Between the States. And the 20th century is a chronicle of American efforts in blood and treasure to overcome the forces of secular statism in Fascist Europe and Communism in the USSR. No perfection, but a willingness to pay a price in defense of freedom.

So who, really, are the "extremists"? Who really is outside of the American mainstream?

Clearly, the extremists are not those who resist. Or who are willing to rebel.

Rather, the extremists are those who coward themselves before tyranny, who bow before raw power, who sellout before secular power-mongers, and who expect a dignified people created in the image of God to equally supine themselves as well.

As surely as there is an America Declared in liberty and Constituted under God, that's not going to happen.

This is not to endorse an organization. It is to endorse who we are as Americans, and who we are as free creations of God with "certain unalienable rights."

This should be of little concern to anyone. Besides tyrants and tyrant-wannabes, that is. 

Read the story in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Major Auto Dealer Gives Up on NFL Over Ill-Treatment of Rush

By Rick Pearcey • October 20, 2009, 09:28 AM

"Mark Muller -- a husband, father, businessman, and football fanatic -- is giving up on the game he loves, he said, because the National Football League let him down," reports CNSNews.com.
"Muller, a fan of conservative talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh, said he will never attend another NFL game, because the league did not stand up for Limbaugh when Limbaugh's recent  attempt to purchase part of the St. Louis Rams’ franchise came under fire from critics."

More . . .

First They Came for Rush
Rush Limbaugh: The Race Card, Football, and Me
Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism!
David Limbaugh: This Isn't About Rush

Killing the Opposition: Big Polarization in Obama's America

By Rick Pearcey • October 20, 2009, 09:09 AM

"There's a whole lot of polarizing going on in Obama's America," writes Kyle-Anne Shiver at American Thinker. "Unity is out, apparently. Polarization is in. And Rush Limbaugh and Fox News are the new Bush."

"One blaring truth rears its ugly head to any open-minded person who takes a hard look at Barack Obama's personal and political history. His history is clear shot through with polarizing effects, both intentional and unintentional.

"One might almost say that Barack Obama was a born polarizer."

More . . .

Political Cult Watch: Obama's "Gay" Speech
Rush Limbaugh: The Race Card, Football, and Me
Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism!
David Limbaugh: This Isn't About Rush

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Unrighteous Brothers: Jackson, Sharpton and the Lucrative Business of Racism

By Rick Pearcey • October 19, 2009, 08:19 AM

Bob Weir writes at American Thinker:

This latest imbroglio about Rush Limbaugh being ineligible to buy an NFL franchise, because of a couple of alleged racial comments he made over the span of his many decades on the radio, stands out as one of the phoniest canards ever foisted upon the American public.

The irony behind the spurious charge is that they come from two of the most incendiary provocateurs in the race-baiting business. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, who give themselves the ludicrous title of Reverend, have the unmitigated gall to proclaim that Limbaugh is a polarizing figure in the country. 

This from a couple of race hustlers who have been living large for decades with no visible means of support except for the "donations" the received from the corporations they've threatened with not so subtle methods of extortion.

More . . .

Rush Limbaugh: The Race Card, Football, and Me
Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism!
David Limbaugh: This Isn't About Rush
How to Have a Race War
Question the Collaborationist Media

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Rush Limbaugh: The Race Card, Football, and Me

By Rick Pearcey • October 17, 2009, 01:52 AM

"My critics would have you believe no conservative meets NFL 'standards'," says Rush Limbaugh in the Wall Street Journal.

"As I explained on my radio show," Limbaugh continues, "this spectacle is bigger than I am on several levels. There is a contempt in the news business, including the sportswriter community, for conservatives that reflects the blind hatred espoused by Messrs. Sharpton and Jackson.  

"'Racism' is too often their sledgehammer. And it is being used to try to keep citizens who don't share the left's agenda from participating in the full array of opportunities this nation otherwise affords each of us. It was on display many years ago in an effort to smear Clarence Thomas with racist stereotypes and keep him off the Supreme Court. More recently, it was employed against patriotic citizens who attended town-hall meetings and tea-party protests.

"These intimidation tactics are working and spreading," Limbaugh concludes, "and they are a cancer on our society."

Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism!
David Limbaugh: This Isn't About Rush
How to Have a Race War
Question the Collaborationist Media

Friday, October 16, 2009

Interracial Couple Denied Marriage License

By Rick Pearcey • October 16, 2009, 11:56 AM

"A Louisiana justice of the peace said he refused to issue a marriage licence to an interracial couple out of concern for any children the couple might have," reports the UK Telegraph.

"I don't do interracial marriages because I don't want to put children in a situation they didn't bring on themselves," the justice is quoted as saying. "In my heart, I feel the children will later suffer."

Perhaps this justice is well-meaning. Or maybe he just emerged out of a time-warp from the Bermuda Triangle. 

Am I being too harsh?

After all: All children -- and most of us have been children -- are born into situations they did not bring on themselves. Some situations are good, some are not so good.

The challenge we all face is to make the best of what life throws up before us -- and to overcome and grow in community with our Creator and our fellow man.

Speaking of good situations, consider: Skin color and racial-ethnic diversity are part of the wonder of God's good creation. They've always been there in the potential of the ontology of man's humanity.

I can attest that the Creator's unity of humanity in diversity makes for good fellowship, good music, good soccer teams, and good friendships.

So let's hope, work, and pray for the best for this particular couple.

May the "mixed couple" community have many babies.

And may mixed couples such as this enjoy much humane, physical, loving, and spiritual pleasure in doing so, just as the Creator intends.

And while we're at it, may the beautiful children of this mixed-race couple grow up to become successful achievers and parents in their own right.

I don't know about you, but it wouldn't bother me if they grew up, got rich, enjoyed a really low tax rate, and bought an NFL football team.

"Safe Schools" Chief Was Member of Radical Act Up

By Rick Pearcey • October 16, 2009, 09:30 AM

WorldNetDaily reports:

The man chosen by the Obama administration to head the Department of Education's Office of Safe Schools was an activist with the radical pro-homosexual organization Act Up, known for its aggressive badgering of those who don't support the homosexual lifestyle, according to a new report.

Mass Resistance, a pro-family organization in Massachusetts that has battled over homosexual agenda points there, has posted online a report and video documenting Kevin Jennings' participation in the extremist organization.

The video shows Jeff Davis, Jennings' "partner," addressing a banquet and saying of Jennings, "He was a member of Act Up. Act Up! So it's like -- you know -- here's a big gay activist. BIG gay activist!."

Here's the video.

Read the rest of "'Safe Schools' Chief Was Member of Radical Act Up" at WorldNetDaily.

Homosexuality "Not a Civil Right"
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

David Limbaugh: This Isn't About Rush

By Rick Pearcey • October 16, 2009, 08:11 AM

Columnist and author David Limbaugh writes:

There will be no voluntary mea culpas from Rush's race slanderers despite the irrefutable fact that they spread poisonous and damaging lies with actual malice. To the left, Rush is the most prominent face of conservatism and the most influential opponent of President Barack Obama's destructive agenda and so must be stopped -- irrespective of the despicable means employed.

But it is a mistake to think only Rush is in view. David Limbaugh continues:

If any of you are sufficiently naive to believe this NFL incident is merely about Rush, you have a rude awakening in store.

The left is on the march -- the march to isolate, stigmatize, demonize, discredit and ultimately silence those who stand in their way.

If you haven't read up on the plans of Obama's Federal Communications Commission czar to shut down talk radio or if you aren't following the tyrannical workings of the administration in trying to cram down unpopular legislation without a shred of transparency, then you'll eventually witness the lengths to which these people will go -- as illustrated here.

At the risk of sounding trite, we are at a crossroads in this country, and the left is proving each day how ruthlessly unprincipled it will be in advancing its goal of fundamentally changing this nation.

And that change -- away from the living and liberating Founding Vision -- that is, away from the Constitution (as written), the Declaration (as written), and the Bill of Rights (as written) -- will not be for the better. If present trends continue, the devastation of our rights and freedoms we witness already are but the first fruits of alienation and inhumanity that await every single American man, woman, and children -- red and yellow, black and white -- as we drift, or are pushed, further out to sea.

Or you can put it like this: Our Founders knew what they were fighting for, and what they were fighting for was pretty important.

And for those who have "eyes to see" and "ears to hear," for those creatures of dignity and creativity created in the image of God and endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights," it still is.

Read the rest of "This Isn't About Rush," by David Limbaugh. Also, full disclosure: I edited David's book Persecution: How Liberals Are Waging War Against Christianity.

Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism!
How to Have a Race War
Tyranny Watch: White House vs. Fox News
Send Media a Pink Slip
"Mainstream" Press and the Treason of the Journalists
Collaborationist Watch: The Slave Press
Question the Collaborationist Media
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism
How to Argue Like a Fascist

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

Paris: McDonald's to Open at the Louvre

By Rick Pearcey • October 12, 2009, 10:10 AM

Peter Goddard writes at the Toronto Star:

News that a McDonald's is to open shortly in the bosom of the Louvre has sent waves of shock and horror worldwide. Appalled art lovers cringe at the possibility of the outlet serving up a juicy Double Da Vinci burger with a side of frites. Or a Francis Bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich.

More . . .

Tourist Attacks Mona Lisa
6-Year-Old Exhibits Painting
Controversy Over "Michelangelo" Sculpture
New Van Gogh Show
Art Without Meaning -- Francis Schaeffer on "The Red Virgin"
Angelina Jolie as the Virgin Mary

The Dole Family, Healthcare, and How to Kill the Republican Party

By Rick Pearcey • October 12, 2009, 08:43 AM

As C. Edmund Wright sees it, when it comes to the heart of the struggle against Washington-centrism and socialized healthcare, Bob and Elizabeth Dole are typically clueless, typically elitist, and typically forshadowers of defeat for the Republican Party.

Wright comments at American Spectator:

With victory in the health care debate and the 2010 midterms in sight and the disaster of John McCain's hands-across-the-aisle campaign still visible in the rear view mirror, the last thing conservatives and the GOP need is for Bob Dole to re-emerge and push to "get a bill signed."

But last week Dole, who has been on the government dole since Ike was planning D-Day, felt the need to continue to legislate. Actually, his unsolicited health care foray informs us as to what is killing the Republican Party -- even as the Democrats are doing all they can to implode in front of Saturday Night Live, Copenhagen and the world. 

More . . .

Secularist Washington-Centrism Is Un-American
Michelangelo, Schaeffer, and the Kingdom of Washington

Thursday, October 8, 2009

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

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pathetic Preaching Damages National Security

By Rick Pearcey • September 29, 2009, 08:50 PM

Dave Welch, founder of the U.S. Pastor Council, writes at WorldNetDaily:

One of the country's most articulate and credible voices on the threat of radical Islam within our borders stated last week that it is the greatest threat to our nation today beyond any other domestic issues we are addressing. In the strictly national security and geopolitical contexts, this person was right. As she stated, government takeover of health care and other industries are not a concern to those who are dead.

I'll have to admit, however, that my spirit rejected the notion that radical Islam is THE greatest threat to America any more than it was when Muhammad's hordes were sweeping on horseback through northern Africa, the Middle East and into western Europe a millennia ago. Imperialist Islam has been defeated and contained before and certainly can be again.

The question is whether there are as many Christians left in America willing to live and die for our faith, families and freedom as there are orthodox Muslims willing to kill and die for theirs.

The pathetic preaching that has created a generation of shallow, self-focused professing followers of Jesus Christ has done far more damage to our national security than any conspiracies of men of any religion or no religion, any race and any creed could do.

More . . .

Francis Schaeffer: The Central Problem of Our Age
Francis Schaeffer: A Student's Appreciation of a Distinct Voice

Monday, September 28, 2009

Herman Cain: Get Off the Couch or Socialism

By Rick Pearcey • September 28, 2009, 11:02 AM

"There's an old saying that there are three kinds of people in the world," writes Herman Cain, whose radio talk show is based in Altanta.

"There are people who make things happen, people who watch things happen and people who ask what happened. The latter group will wake up in the not-too-distant future and ask what happen to the United States of America if they just sit there."

Website: The New Herman Cain Show

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?

Monday, September 21, 2009

Democrat Healthcare Overhaul Dead?

By Rick Pearcey • September 21, 2009, 06:25 AM

"House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Sunday that the health-care plan that President Barack Obama is pushing in Congress is now dead and will not pass," reports Terry Jeffrey at CNSNews.com.

Questions to consider:

1) How can Americans be sure the un-Constitutional attempt by Democrats to overhaul healthcare truly is dead? Where is the stake in the heart?

2) Why does this death, or lack thereof, imply for the attempted secular-socialist Big government assault on liberty in America? Where are we now in the struggle to "refound" the American experiment in human freedom and dignity?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sarah Palin Facebook: 875,000+ and What That Means

By Rick Pearcey • September 18, 2009, 01:23 PM

The Facebook page of the former governor of Alaska shows 875,009 supporters as of 1:23 pm eastern standard time.

What does this mean?

It means millions of Americans are looking for answers to how to refound (hat tip: Glenn Beck) the American experiment in Constitutional liberty over against Washington tyranny.

And it means millions of Americans are looking outside of Washington for solutions.

On both accounts: Well done.

The resurgence of a humane and dignified liberty -- rooted in a Creator (and not the secular state) who endows the rights -- is just getting started. But, again, well done thus far.  

Resistance Watch: The Not-So-Silent Majority
Palin Power: Senate Removes "End of Life" Provisions

Pelosi Plays "Violence" Card

By Rick Pearcey • September 18, 2009, 07:38 AM

If a thug with a knife or gun tries to get you inside his car, don't.

Speak up, speak out, resist.

If a politician with a podium tries to get you inside his tyranny, don't.

Speak up, speak out, resist.

Resistance is exactly what power-grubbers -- thief, thug, or politician -- do not want to see or hear. It's inefficient. It's inconvenient. A distraction. And it may well call attention to malappropriate designs. 

Those malappropriate designs may be directed at your beautiful bride. Or they may be directed at the Creator's beautiful gift of freedom. The humane and loving person resists.

"A great many Americans -- a majority, according to recent polls -- are just plain fed up with the direction in which the Obama administration, and its liberal-Dem majority supporters in Congress, are trying to shove this nation," writes Richard N. Weltz at American Thinker.

"But don't speak up or speak out if you are among them," Weltz continues.

"According to former president Jimmy Carter, that makes you a racist. According to current harridan Nancy Pelosi, that makes you an inciter to violence."

Indeed. There's something about socialist, big government tyranny -- red or yellow, black or white -- that does not quite sit well with those who remember something about freedom under God, about a Declaration of inalienable rights, and about a Constitution designed to keep tyranny chained.

"Racist!" is a way of shutting you up and getting you inside the car.

"Violence!" is a way of shutting you up and getting you inside the System.

Resistance, however, is a way of not qoing quietly into the night of tyranny.

Rebelling against the knife, the gun, the thug, and the power-monger is a way to protect yourself, your bride, your God-given freedom.

We your neighors hear you. We hear your voice. Our eyes turn toward you. We see your face. We resist with you.

Thug, put down your knife. We would like to talk.

Thug, put down your gun. We would like to discuss.

Politician, listen. 

You may shout. You may scream. You may warn. You may threaten. Eyes may moisten.

But we resist your tearful tyranny. We know the teeth are not far away. 

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tearful Pelosi Warns Against Political "Violence"

By Rick Pearcey • September 17, 2009, 03:19 PM

The United States already allows an abortion barbarism that imposes death and destruction upon millions of preborn human beings.

Meanwhile, this in from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "I have concerns about some of the language that is being used . . ."

Here she is on video.

* For additional discussion, see these comments at Facebook.

Hat tip: Drudge Report

Resistance Watch: The Not-So-Silent Majority

By Rick Pearcey • September 17, 2009, 12:44 PM

Bruce Walker pipes up at American Thinker:

The Silent Majority forty years ago was cowed, afraid, and ashamed.

Its members, the majority of good Americans, felt the sting of being called a racist, sexist, fascist, or whatever casual insult the Left sought to hurl.

The voices of conservative America now include many black Americans, huge numbers of women, lots of Jews, and more Hispanics. 

These Americans have seen how the Left mistreats Clarence Thomas and Sarah Palin: they know that any bigotry that exists in American politics is primary on the left.

Human beings were created by God to take this life by the horns and live it to its fullest -- not as self-idolatrous, relativistic inhumane money-grubbers, power-grubbers, or community-organizing-grubbers -- but as free people endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights," to the great consternation of Big Government, Big Tyranny, and Big Secularism.

The rebels of the resistance under our true Creator -- which is not the State or the impersonal, heartless cosmos -- are finding their voice again. That's good for us. Bad for the Statists.

The freedom that chooses love condemns all pretend messiahs.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Evidence of Ugly Tea Party Racism

By Rick Pearcey • September 16, 2009, 09:32 AM

Lloyd Marcus, a human being with black skin pigmentation who was also a member of the Tea Party Express, writes:

I traveled on the Tea Party Express tour bus as a singer/songwriter, entertainer and spokesperson; 16 states, 34 rallies in two weeks. I experienced vicious racial verbal attacks, not from the tea party protesters. The racial hate expressed against me all came from the left, people who support President Obama's [sic] radial socialist agenda.

By the way, this article contains one of my favorite hand-made poster signs: "Lloyd Marcus for President."

Read the entire article by Lloyd Marcus (website) at American Thinker.

Jimmy Carter and the Content of Mr. Obama's Policies
Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism!
How to Have a Race War

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

White Student Beaten on School Bus, Many Cheer

By Rick Pearcey • September 15, 2009, 11:23 AM

"A Belleville West High School student was beaten aboard a bus on the way to school Monday, and a police spokesman said the beating could be racially motivated," reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

"Two black juvenile suspects are in custody after they allegedly beat a white student on a bus heading to Belleville West, police and school officials said," according to the Belleville News-Democrat.

"We don't tolerate it," said Bob Dahm, the principal of Belleville West. Concerned parents can contact Mr. Dahm at this email address: bdahm@bths201.org (available on the school website).

Here is raw video. See also "Click to Play" at the top right-hand corner of this page.

Hat tip: Drudge Report

How to Have a Race War

Does Anyone Really Believe Obama Anymore?

By Rick Pearcey • September 15, 2009, 10:28 AM

George Will explains why "an increasing number of Americans do not believe that [Obama] believes what he says."


Racism! Racism! And Oh by the Way: Racism!

By Rick Pearcey • September 15, 2009, 09:27 AM

As the massive protest last Saturday in Washington, D.C., indicates, millions of Americans are reawakening to the calling to take seriously their stewardship of freedom, their stewardship of hard-earned livelihoods, and their stewardship of a nation that challenges history because we and our Forefathers respect the Creator's information on how to found a nation of liberty under God.

Now comes a rather dysfunctional, simplistic, blame-Americans-first counterattack: Racism, racism, racism, racism, and oh by the way, racism. Please.

"Racism" is just another word for nothing else to say. 

It's a scare word employed not to communicate but to silence.

It's the reactionary recourse of minds that are empty, power that is threatened, and fear that is palpable. 

It's the watchword of dysfunctional demagogues. The voice of impaired ideology. The vein-popping snarl of barking, firehose tyranny.

Those capable of shame will be ashamed of this tactic and flush it down the political toilet. Those not will continue to stink their own house and pollute the community. A course in political-cultural hygiene may be in order. 

The rest of us will question authority, maintain a necessary critical distance, evaluate political propositions, and call for a revival of public service on the basis of those Constitutional-Declarational norms and content that form the rulebook of human freedom and dignity.

That's progress. That's human. That's America.

9/12 a Transformative Event

Monday, September 14, 2009

9/12 a Transformative Event

By Rick Pearcey • September 14, 2009, 07:55 AM

Whether one is talking tens or hundreds of thousands or a million, the 9/12 event is Washington, D.C., is a people's broadside of liberty across the bow of the un-Constitutional, Creator-denying federal-centric tyranny headquartered and dysfunctionally defended in the National Swamp. 

"Sometimes an event occurs which is transformative in a way that everyone who sees it or participates in it instantly is aware of," writes Clarice Feldman at American Thinker. "Yesterday's demonstration was in Washington DC is one of those rare happenings in my opinion."

And, by the way, don't miss the Sarah Palin factor. As Rosslyn Smith, also writing at American Thinker, notes:

The political class often operates on the assumption that only those people who constantly tell other how smart they are actually are have brains. That if you don't relish life in the artificial confines of the District of Columbia and haven't come by to kiss their rings, you therefore must be lacking in the skills needed to govern. 

Last year a young Governor who had been more concerned with raising her family than polishing her resume with the right schools and the right career path let the political class know that she was not in the least impressed with their inside the beltway criteria for leadership.  

On Saturday a whole lot of people just like her showed up on their own time and their own dime to say it is time to end business as usual in the fetid, corrupt swamp that is Washington, DC.  

Read Clarice Feldman and Rosslyn Smith at American Thinker.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Glenn Beck on Twitter

By Rick Pearcey • September 10, 2009, 09:56 AM

Has 122,359 followers, as of 9:56 am eastern time.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Palin on Obamacare Flubbing the Point?

By Rick Pearcey • September 9, 2009, 03:06 PM

This is not an endorsement, but speaking theoretically, one of the reasons the United States would be better off with a Sarah Palin as president rather than a Barack Obama is that she operates within thought-forms closer to the mission statement and vision statement of our country -- as defined by the Declaration of Independence and as safeguarded by a form of government consistent with the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Now comes the Palin op-ed that appears in yesterday's Wall Street Journal. The op-ed makes several points worthy of discussion. For example, "that the Democrats' proposals would still empower unelected bureaucrats to make decisions affecting life or death health-care matters."

That's good, and the op-ed is a worthy read. But does it miss a crucial point, perhaps the crucial point?

Consider how the former governor of Alaska defines "real health-care reform." She says it is "market-oriented, patient-centered, and result-driven."

Attractive as this sounds, my friends, I am not so sure. Yes. Big federal-centric government is a devastating problem -- but, at the heart of the matter, on what grounds?

At its strategic core, it seems to me, for those who appreciate something of the historic and principial struggle between liberty and tyranny, real healthcare reform is primarily Constitution-oriented and Declaration-oriented.

Is this not more to the point?

The weakness of the merely "market-oriented," etc., formulation is that it leaves untouched the socialist big government premise that the ever-expanding and mutating federal empire somehow has the Constitutional authority to impose its freedom-limiting will on American healthcare in the first place. 

An additional weakness is that it offers a tactical answer to a strategic challenge, an approach that seems ill-suited to win the battle for freedom, much less healthcare. Moreover, it offers solutions that belong to realms beyond the calling of government, especially the federal government. 

Far better to get government out of the way of markets, so that ethical people can creatively make their living and provide for their families. Far better to get government out of the doctor's office, so that health is not subject to political calculations and the aspirations of rogue politicians. Far better to see results driven by success, health, and humanity.

But perhaps I err. In that case, if someone would like to make the Constitutional argument for socialized medicine, please step forward. In the process, please note that Democrat Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia has already admitted that "there is 'no place in the Constitution' that mentions health care."

What seems to disturb -- and rightly so -- so many of the Tea Party people is that too many members of both the Democratic and Republican Parties seem not to appreciate the Constitutional crisis at the heart of not just the healthcare debate but so many other issues across the board in American life and political thought today.

My conviction is that there is hope for freedom in America.

A free and dignified people -- who have "read the directions" and who understand they are created in the image of God and thereby endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights" -- do not willingly sell the soul of liberty in exchange for state-controlled hospitals or equalized medical outcomes as rationed by socialists, calculating politicians in Congress, "helpful" federal bureaucrats pulling strings from Washington, or greedy power-grubbers in general.

This is why we begin to resist that growing train of abuses conceived and enacted against our will and against the content and spirit of the Founding vision. We welcome the arrival of public servants who know precisely where to drive the stake.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Obama Speaks: Public Schools as Gov't Thoughtcamps

By Rick Pearcey • September 8, 2009, 09:32 AM

David Welch, founder of the U.S. Pastor Council, says there's far more at work today in Obama's talk to kids in schools than a simple speech to kids in schools. 

Read "It's About Much More Than 1 Speech."

Brainwashing You Can Believe In

By Rick Pearcey • September 8, 2009, 07:47 AM

Neil Braithwaite takes a look at American Thinker:

When Barack Obama told a Missouri crowd last November, "We are five days from fundamentally changing the United States of America," he meant exactly what he said and had a plan to do just that.

What is so striking about that statement is that in order to "fundamentally change" America, Obama will have to destroy the foundation laid by the founding fathers and replace it with one that serves his socialist ideology.

Read the column . . .

Monday, September 7, 2009

Text: Obama Remarks on Education

By Rick Pearcey • September 7, 2009, 12:51 PM

Below is the complete text of remarks President Obama is slated to deliver tomorrow to the schoolchildren of America. Released by the White House.

Prepared Remarks of President Barack Obama

Back to School Event

Arlington, Virginia

September 8, 2009

The President: Hello everyone -- how’s everybody doing today? I’m here with students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. And we’ve got students tuning in from all across America, kindergarten through twelfth grade. I’m glad you all could join us today.

I know that for many of you, today is the first day of school. And for those of you in kindergarten, or starting middle or high school, it’s your first day in a new school, so it’s understandable if you’re a little nervous. I imagine there are some seniors out there who are feeling pretty good right now, with just one more year to go. And no matter what grade you’re in, some of you are probably wishing it were still summer, and you could’ve stayed in bed just a little longer this morning.

I know that feeling. When I was young, my family lived in Indonesia for a few years, and my mother didn’t have the money to send me where all the American kids went to school. So she decided to teach me extra lessons herself, Monday through Friday -- at 4:30 in the morning.

Now I wasn’t too happy about getting up that early. A lot of times, I’d fall asleep right there at the kitchen table. But whenever I’d complain, my mother would just give me one of those looks and say, "This is no picnic for me either, buster."

So I know some of you are still adjusting to being back at school. But I’m here today because I have something important to discuss with you. I’m here because I want to talk with you about your education and what’s expected of all of you in this new school year.

Now I’ve given a lot of speeches about education. And I’ve talked a lot about responsibility.

I’ve talked about your teachers’ responsibility for inspiring you, and pushing you to learn.

I’ve talked about your parents’ responsibility for making sure you stay on track, and get your homework done, and don’t spend every waking hour in front of the TV or with that Xbox.

I’ve talked a lot about your government’s responsibility for setting high standards, supporting teachers and principals, and turning around schools that aren’t working where students aren’t getting the opportunities they deserve.

But at the end of the day, we can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, and the best schools in the world -- and none of it will matter unless all of you fulfill your responsibilities. Unless you show up to those schools; pay attention to those teachers; listen to your parents, grandparents and other adults; and put in the hard work it takes to succeed.

And that’s what I want to focus on today: the responsibility each of you has for your education. I want to start with the responsibility you have to yourself.

Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That’s the opportunity an education can provide.

Maybe you could be a good writer -- maybe even good enough to write a book or articles in a newspaper -- but you might not know it until you write a paper for your English class. Maybe you could be an innovator or an inventor -- maybe even good enough to come up with the next iPhone or a new medicine or vaccine -- but you might not know it until you do a project for your science class. Maybe you could be a mayor or a Senator or a Supreme Court Justice, but you might not know that until you join student government or the debate team.

And no matter what you want to do with your life -- I guarantee that you’ll need an education to do it. You want to be a doctor, or a teacher, or a police officer? You want to be a nurse or an architect, a lawyer or a member of our military? You’re going to need a good education for every single one of those careers. You can’t drop out of school and just drop into a good job. You’ve got to work for it and train for it and learn for it.

And this isn’t just important for your own life and your own future. What you make of your education will decide nothing less than the future of this country. What you’re learning in school today will determine whether we as a nation can meet our greatest challenges in the future.

You’ll need the knowledge and problem-solving skills you learn in science and math to cure diseases like cancer and AIDS, and to develop new energy technologies and protect our environment. You’ll need the insights and critical thinking skills you gain in history and social studies to fight poverty and homelessness, crime and discrimination, and make our nation more fair and more free. You’ll need the creativity and ingenuity you develop in all your classes to build new companies that will create new jobs and boost our economy.

We need every single one of you to develop your talents, skills and intellect so you can help solve our most difficult problems. If you don’t do that -- if you quit on school -- you’re not just quitting on yourself, you’re quitting on your country.

Now I know it’s not always easy to do well in school. I know a lot of you have challenges in your lives right now that can make it hard to focus on your schoolwork.

I get it. I know what that’s like. My father left my family when I was two years old, and I was raised by a single mother who struggled at times to pay the bills and wasn’t always able to give us things the other kids had. There were times when I missed having a father in my life. There were times when I was lonely and felt like I didn’t fit in.

So I wasn’t always as focused as I should have been. I did some things I’m not proud of, and got in more trouble than I should have. And my life could have easily taken a turn for the worse.

But I was fortunate. I got a lot of second chances and had the opportunity to go to college, and law school, and follow my dreams. My wife, our First Lady Michelle Obama, has a similar story. Neither of her parents had gone to college, and they didn’t have much. But they worked hard, and she worked hard, so that she could go to the best schools in this country.

Some of you might not have those advantages. Maybe you don’t have adults in your life who give you the support that you need. Maybe someone in your family has lost their job, and there’s not enough money to go around. Maybe you live in a neighborhood where you don’t feel safe, or have friends who are pressuring you to do things you know aren’t right.

But at the end of the day, the circumstances of your life -- what you look like, where you come from, how much money you have, what you’ve got going on at home -- that’s no excuse for neglecting your homework or having a bad attitude. That’s no excuse for talking back to your teacher, or cutting class, or dropping out of school. That’s no excuse for not trying.

Where you are right now doesn’t have to determine where you’ll end up. No one’s written your destiny for you. Here in America, you write your own destiny. You make your own future.

That’s what young people like you are doing every day, all across America.

Young people like Jazmin Perez, from Roma, Texas. Jazmin didn’t speak English when she first started school. Hardly anyone in her hometown went to college, and neither of her parents had gone either. But she worked hard, earned good grades, got a scholarship to Brown University, and is now in graduate school, studying public health, on her way to being Dr. Jazmin Perez.

I’m thinking about Andoni Schultz, from Los Altos, California, who’s fought brain cancer since he was three. He’s endured all sorts of treatments and surgeries, one of which affected his memory, so it took him much longer -- hundreds of extra hours -- to do his schoolwork. But he never fell behind, and he’s headed to college this fall.

And then there’s Shantell Steve, from my hometown of Chicago, Illinois. Even when bouncing from foster home to foster home in the toughest neighborhoods, she managed to get a job at a local health center; start a program to keep young people out of gangs; and she’s on track to graduate high school with honors and go on to college.

Jazmin, Andoni and Shantell aren’t any different from any of you. They faced challenges in their lives just like you do. But they refused to give up. They chose to take responsibility for their education and set goals for themselves. And I expect all of you to do the same.

That’s why today, I’m calling on each of you to set your own goals for your education -- and to do everything you can to meet them. Your goal can be something as simple as doing all your homework, paying attention in class, or spending time each day reading a book. Maybe you’ll decide to get involved in an extracurricular activity, or volunteer in your community. Maybe you’ll decide to stand up for kids who are being teased or bullied because of who they are or how they look, because you believe, like I do, that all kids deserve a safe environment to study and learn. Maybe you’ll decide to take better care of yourself so you can be more ready to learn. And along those lines, I hope you’ll all wash your hands a lot, and stay home from school when you don’t feel well, so we can keep people from getting the flu this fall and winter.

Whatever you resolve to do, I want you to commit to it. I want you to really work at it.

I know that sometimes, you get the sense from TV that you can be rich and successful without any hard work -- that your ticket to success is through rapping or basketball or being a reality TV star, when chances are, you’re not going to be any of those things.

But the truth is, being successful is hard. You won’t love every subject you study. You won’t click with every teacher. Not every homework assignment will seem completely relevant to your life right this minute. And you won’t necessarily succeed at everything the first time you try.

That’s OK. Some of the most successful people in the world are the ones who’ve had the most failures. JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter book was rejected twelve times before it was finally published. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team, and he lost hundreds of games and missed thousands of shots during his career. But he once said, "I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."

These people succeeded because they understand that you can’t let your failures define you -- you have to let them teach you. You have to let them show you what to do differently next time. If you get in trouble, that doesn’t mean you’re a troublemaker, it means you need to try harder to behave. If you get a bad grade, that doesn’t mean you’re stupid, it just means you need to spend more time studying.

No one’s born being good at things, you become good at things through hard work. You’re not a varsity athlete the first time you play a new sport. You don’t hit every note the first time you sing a song. You’ve got to practice. It’s the same with your schoolwork. You might have to do a math problem a few times before you get it right, or read something a few times before you understand it, or do a few drafts of a paper before it’s good enough to hand in.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I do that every day. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. It shows you have the courage to admit when you don’t know something, and to learn something new. So find an adult you trust -- a parent, grandparent or teacher; a coach or counselor -- and ask them to help you stay on track to meet your goals.

And even when you’re struggling, even when you’re discouraged, and you feel like other people have given up on you - don’t ever give up on yourself. Because when you give up on yourself, you give up on your country.

The story of America isn’t about people who quit when things got tough. It’s about people who kept going, who tried harder, who loved their country too much to do anything less than their best.

It’s the story of students who sat where you sit 250 years ago, and went on to wage a revolution and found this nation. Students who sat where you sit 75 years ago who overcame a Depression and won a world war; who fought for civil rights and put a man on the moon. Students who sat where you sit 20 years ago who founded Google, Twitter and Facebook and changed the way we communicate with each other.

So today, I want to ask you, what’s your contribution going to be? What problems are you going to solve? What discoveries will you make? What will a president who comes here in twenty or fifty or one hundred years say about what all of you did for this country?

Your families, your teachers, and I are doing everything we can to make sure you have the education you need to answer these questions. I’m working hard to fix up your classrooms and get you the books, equipment and computers you need to learn. But you’ve got to do your part too. So I expect you to get serious this year. I expect you to put your best effort into everything you do. I expect great things from each of you. So don’t let us down -- don’t let your family or your country or yourself down. Make us all proud. I know you can do it.

Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.

Hat tip: Fox News

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

Friday, September 4, 2009

Calling 1,000s to Courthouses 9/11 to Pray for New "Great Awakening"

By Rick Pearcey • September 4, 2009, 02:11 PM

"America is in need of a new 'Great Awakening' -- an awakening that some Christian leaders say can only come about if Christians get on their knees," reports CNSNews.com.

That's the view of Rev. William Wilson, who is executive director of the International Center for Spiritual Renewal (ICSR), quoted by CNSNews: 

America right now is facing great complexities. We have a financial struggle that we’re in, we’re facing health-care issues that have us scratching our heads. Our place in the world has shifted. We’re a nation that really needs help from beyond ourselves. We feel like God is the help.

ICSR is a member of the Awakening America Alliance, which CNSNews reports is sponsoring "Cry Out America," a September 11 event challenging thousands to "gather at noon [Friday] at county courthouses across the nation in repentance, to pray for the lost, to cry out for God to send another 'Great Awakening.'"

While free-thinking Americans watch, pray, and rebuild, here are three resources we think provide timely and essential content for national renewal:

* Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, by Mark Levin

* A Christian Manifesto (DVD), by Francis Schaeffer

* Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity, by Nancy Pearcey

Montel Williams Urges Michele Bachmann to Kill Herself

By Rick Pearcey • September 4, 2009, 07:36 AM

From YouTube, Montel Williams offers advice:

Michele, slit your wrist. Go ahead. Why not? . . . Do us all a better thing. Move that knife up about two feet. Start right at the collar bone. . . .

Hat tip: Breitbart TV

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Congressman Warns of Dictatorship

By Rick Pearcey • September 3, 2009, 02:41 PM

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, M.D., of Georgia is "again raising the specter of Democrats turning the United States into a totalitarian state," reports the Athens Banner-Herald.

"More than 1,000 people combined turned out to hear Broun speak mostly on the topic of health care at town hall meetings Wednesday in Madison and Greene County," says the Banner-Herald.

Hat tip: Drudge Report

Will Americans Accept Totalitarian Government?

By Rick Pearcey • September 3, 2009, 09:08 AM

Arthur Robinson, Ph.D., has written an excellent column, published at WorldNetDaily:

In the 18th century . . . . [w]hile most of the nations of the world chose to continue on various roads to oppression -- roads that led to socialism, fascism, Marxism, dictatorship and other forms of tyranny, the American people chose individual human freedom.

Now, America has retraced her steps to that fateful intersection. Now, she is poised to travel the road of slavery and tyranny. Now, those who still understand her greatness must prevent this. They must turn America back to the road of freedom. . . . [emphasis added]

Both Barack Obama and his press secretary have actually responded to questions about the rightness and constitutionality of certain actions they are taking with the simple -- in your face, I will not discuss it further -- words, "We won!" They consider themselves all-powerful because Mr. Obama received 53 percent of the vote in a national election and because his Democratic Party received majority votes in the majority of the congressional elections. They claim that, therefore, they can do anything they wish to the American people. . . .

This tyranny must be stopped -- soon -- by peaceful means! The alternative is chilling! The Declaration of Independence goes on to say, "That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it."

The necessary exercise of this further right of the people by force in the 1700s resulted in much suffering and death. Its exercise today, with modern technology, would be far, far worse.

Read the entire column by Arthur Robinson. 

Thoughtcamp Spotlight: Obama in Schools to "Indoctrinate Children Into Socialist Agenda"

By Rick Pearcey • September 3, 2009, 08:32 AM

"President Barack Obama's plans for a televised back-to-school address to students next week are drawing fire from some conservatives, who say he's just trying to indoctrinate them to his political beliefs," writes Nia-Malika Henderson at Politico.

Yesterday on Facebook I wrote:

An event like Obama's presumptive, disrespectful in-your-face "these kids are my kids" speech to the public schools (all for a good cause, of course) may well sufficiently raise the consciousness of parents to begin a mass exodus out of the gov't school thoughtcamps.

Educational authority resides in parents, not in the State. No cause is good enough to sell our souls, forfeit our obligations, or give our kids away to any president, state, or other pretender of the gods.

As the Declaration of Independence makes clear, the American experiment in liberty is about independence under God, not dependence on presidents, Washington regimes, or federally controlled thoughtcamps otherwise known as schools.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

National Endowment for the Arts Trying to Create Cult of Obama

By Rick Pearcey • September 2, 2009, 11:24 AM

Are you a rebellious artist longing for transformational hope and change?

Well, note this: Barack Obama loves your creativity, and the National Endowment for the Arts has a wonderful plan for your work.

Go here for an insider's look at an NEA teleconference call encouraging artists to get their pro-Obama groove on. 

Fireproof: Reel Rebel Upsets Tinseltown Stereotypes
Major New Van Gogh Show
Controversy Over Michelangelo Sculpture
Michelangelo, Schaeffer, and the Kingdom of Washington

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Glenn Beck & Black Pastor: "We Are Losing Our Freedom" -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • September 1, 2009, 02:41 PM

As this video indicates, Pastor Stephen Broden appears to get it. Big time.

Here's the website of Fair Park Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas.

If the Obamas have yet to settle on a church to attend, they might look carefully at this one.

We'll pay the gas and airfare.

Better yet, move the White House to Dallas. Get it out of occupied terrority.

Speaking of Appeasement

By Rick Pearcey • September 1, 2009, 08:33 AM

On this 70th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland, it occurs to me that appeasement is a defensive tactic that can be applied with inhumane results not just externally abroad but also internally here at home. 

What say we therefore stop appeasing tyranny out of Washington, D.C.?

What say we put a stop to the federal-centric invasions of our homes, businesses, churches, schools, and so many other sectors of society that operate properly and Constitutionally beyond the oversight of the power-grubers of Capitol Hill?

Let's show the home-grown totalitarians of race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and big government the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. And then let's show them the door.

Would-Be Va. Governor Flip-Flops on Conservative Stance

By Rick Pearcey • September 1, 2009, 07:48 AM

From OneNewsNow:

The head of a Virginia conservative group is asking Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell to clarify his stances on traditional values issues in light of his attempt to distance himself from a master's thesis he wrote for an evangelical Christian school 20 years ago.

Did McDonnell just lose the election?

Monday, August 31, 2009

TV Network Rejects Anti-Obamacare Ad ... Watch the Ad

By Rick Pearcey • August 31, 2009, 09:16 AM

"ABC is refusing to run a paid television ad that warns a government-run healthcare plan will 'hurt' seniors and 'ration coverage and care'," reports OneNewsNow.

The ad is produced by the League of American Voters.

Watch the ad rejected by ABC.

CNN: Where Was Tea Party Movement Before Now?

By Rick Pearcey • August 31, 2009, 08:47 AM

"That was the incredulous, sniping demand of CNN 'news' anchor Tony Harris, who gives almost as much opinion as news," notes the editorial page of the Augusta Chronicle.

"Harris was interviewing an organizer of the Tea Party Express -- a caravan that will ride from Sacramento, Calif., to Washington, D.C., to dramatize growing concern among many Americans about the out-of-control federal government."

By the way, avant-garde readers of The Pearcey Report and Pro-Existence may note a certain turn of phrase in the following (emphasis added):

. . . many Americans are coming to see that [Obama's] unprecedented spending, his plan to bail out irresponsible mortgage holders, his ineffective and wildly irresponsible stimulus plan, and his government-centric philosophy are making things worse -- especially for our progeny.

Here's the entire editorial.

Resistance Watch: Libs Fret While Americans Up in Arms

By Rick Pearcey • August 31, 2009, 08:26 AM

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown write at Frontpage magazine:

Leftist elites are up in arms about Americans up in arms.

At two recent Obama town hall meetings, men exercising their Second Amendment rights were spotted carrying firearms.

While we do not condone threatening the president or anyone else for that matter, these citizens are well within their rights.

It is legal to carry a firearm while demonstrating to protect your liberties.

By the way, one of the perhaps "racist" men exercising his 2nd Amendment rights was a black guy. A "crucial detail" "glossed over" by the Collaborationist Press. Oops!

Read the entire column.

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 . . .

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Birth of the Beatles

By Rick Pearcey • August 27, 2009, 12:01 PM

Coming to the silver screen. As this AFP story suggests, lunch breaks have consequences.

"God-Talking" Obama Plays the Clergy Card

By Rick Pearcey • August 27, 2009, 10:09 AM

Or "How to use meaningless but emotive religious symbols to manipulate Americans into supporting an un-Constitutional, anti-Declarational, inhumane, anti-Christian atrocity otherwise known as Obamacare."

In "The Obama Clergy Call," Jan LaRue of the American Civil Rights Union has much to say on this latest episode of "Wag the Clergy."

Speaking of "Wag the Clergy," the storyline goes something like this:

Here Clergy, Clergy, Clergy.

Fetch. Sit. Beg. Slobber. Rollover.

Good boy. Your stimulus check is in the mail.

For a humane alternative to this indignity, consider the reality-oriented Judeo-Christian worldview, rooted in information from a knowable and evidentially available Creator (the kind our Founding Fathers knew about but political manipulators despise).

It ain't about "religion" stuck inside Grandma's closet. But truth. For the whole person. Applied across the whole of life, including political life.

Free-thinkers, please see "Christmas Spirit in the Dirt." 

Monday, August 24, 2009

Obama's Plan to Desecrate 9/11

By Rick Pearcey • August 24, 2009, 07:18 AM

From Matthew Vadum at American Spectator:

The Obama White House is behind a cynical, coldly calculated political effort to erase the meaning of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks from the American psyche and convert Sept. 11 into a day of leftist celebration and statist idolatry.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Pretend Messiah Hits Brick Wall

By Rick Pearcey • August 21, 2009, 09:13 AM

David Limbaugh writes:

When Obama promised to bring fundamental change to America, most Americans, fortunately for him, did not take him literally.

He offered them "hope" at a time when the economy was going south; political partisanship had reached new levels of acrimony, and people were weary of a protracted, albeit successful, war in Iraq.

But most voters had no idea just how much change Obama had in mind.

Read the entire column by David Limbaugh.

The Evil Religious Presidents Do
The Evil Religious Former Presidents Believe

Christian Girl Begs State: Don't Let Them Kill Me!

By Rick Pearcey • August 21, 2009, 08:41 AM

"A young Christian runaway in foster care awaits her hearing [today] when Florida authorities will decide whether she will be forced to return to her Muslim parents -- whom she says will kill her for converting to Christianity," reports WorldNetDaily.

She is just 17, and her name is Fathima Rifqa Bary.

"I'm fighting for my life," she says.

Here is Rifqa Bary on YouTube.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Palin vs. Obamacare and National Review

By Rick Pearcey • August 20, 2009, 06:41 AM

"The impulse toward euthanasia is already active in American culture," writes J.R. Dunn at American Thinker.

"Sarah Palin understands this, as Obama, Pelosi, Romney, and sadly, the editors of National Review do not."

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Government Schools Killing America -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • August 19, 2009, 09:09 AM

In this upbeat video, Molotov Mitchell blasts the government-run public education system for indoctrinating our children. And he offers alternatives.

Says Mitchell: "Public education founder C.F. Potter stated that one hour of Sunday School cannot possibly stem the tide of five days of humanist education."

I do not have it in front of me, but an internet search indicates the following as the full quote from Charles Francis Potter, found in Humanism: A New Religion (1930):

Education is . . . a most powerful ally of Humanism, and every American public school is a school of Humanism.

What can the theistic Sunday Schools, meeting for an hour once a week, and teaching only a fraction of the children, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teaching?

"From the beginning," Mitchell concludes, "the goal was never education. It has always been indoctrination."

The video runs 2 minutes, 28 seconds.

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"?

Global-Warming Alarmists March on the South

By Rick Pearcey • August 19, 2009, 07:40 AM

Paul Chesser at American Spectator says Dixie is the "last frontier among the states for global warm-mongers to conquer."

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Strategic Rationale for Obliterating Obamacare

By Rick Pearcey • August 17, 2009, 09:46 AM

Andie Brownlow does not accept the premise that the healthcare bill (HR 3200) is "needed or even constitutional." 

This is why, as she writes at American Thinker

The health care bill must be defeated and not negotiated. 

Congress will offer us everything we want and more, so long as a bill for socialized health care gets signed into law.

There are no sacred cows in HR 3200; the only thing that matters to progressive elites is the precedent of its passage.

They will eventually, patonizingly capitulate to our demands to change the bill.

We will have been taken as fools who bought snake oil because we won the haggle over price. 

Our Constitution is very clear on a limited federal government. 

Providing healthcare and other social services on a federal level are not what our founders intended. 

In fact, they all spoke at great length about avoiding the tyranny of oppressively large government, emphasizing freedom & limitations on federal government. 

Read the rest of "I Don't Accept the Premise," by Andie Brownlow.

Healthcare Takeover: What Does the Constitution Say?
SS Watch: Welcome to Gestapo-Care

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.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Healthcare Takeover: What Does the Constitution Say?

By Rick Pearcey • August 15, 2009, 11:26 AM

"Is the federal government takeover of the health care system constitutional?," asks Chelsea Schilling in a report at WorldNetDaily.

"Some argue that under the Constitution, Congress is not allowed to regulate or subsidize health care." 

Among them is Michael Boldin, who founded The Tenth Amendment Center: "This is an issue the federal government shouldn't be touching at all," he says.   

If Obama, Pelosi, and Reid (or any supporters of any political party) are aware of any legitimate arguments in favor of such a takeover, please let them make their case -- if they think the case has any merit, and if they really believe in Constitutional government that respects the freedom and dignity of Man.

Perhaps what is needed is not the federal overhaul of U.S. healthcare, but the Constitutional overhaul of U.S. government.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Palin Power: Senate Removes "End of Life" Provisions

By Rick Pearcey • August 13, 2009, 04:25 PM

At Tammybruce.com:

Palin, apparently an irrelevant quitter yet strangely powerful typer, forces the Senate to do the right thing with two Facebook posts. This is called leadership and will prevail regardless of the medium. It also speaks to the impact and import of Palin’s positions despite the establishments, both political and media, insistence (aka strange, misplaced hope) that she’s irrelevant.

Now if the House, Senate, White House, and Supreme Court would just do the Constitutional pro-liberty thing and drop healthcare, period.

A free and dignified people are fully capable of organizing their own private-sector communities to take care of themselves, thank you very much. 

That approach gives us great healthcare -- and in return for not selling our souls to government, we practice a humane stewardship that protects our God-given freedoms, as well. Not a bad bargain.

Here's the entire entry at Tammybruce.com. 

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Officials See Rise in Militia Groups

By Rick Pearcey • August 12, 2009, 11:57 AM

From AP: "Militia groups with gripes against the government are regrouping across the country and could grow rapidly, according to an organization that tracks such trends."

Is this trend "reminiscent of what was seen in the 1990s," as the AP story asserts?

Or might it be more reminiscent of the 1770s? 

None Dare Call It Totalitarianism

By Rick Pearcey • August 12, 2009, 10:53 AM

"I'm not going to make the case that America under Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress has become a totalitarian police state," writes Joseph Farah at WorldNetDaily. "But, I will make the case that Washington is leading us in that direction."

Outlaw Josey Wales on Healthcare vs. Deathcare

By Rick Pearcey • August 12, 2009, 08:25 AM

Why the outrage expressed at healthcare townhall meetings across America?

Among the many legitimate reasons may be the humane desire to not allow liberal statists the governmental power to make "healthcare" decisions that could kill the patients.   

Peter Ferrara writes at American Spectator:

An example of the government health care rationing that President Obama and the Democrats have in mind comes from Oregon, a state long run by like-minded ultraliberal Democrats.

Randy Stroup, a 53-year-old Oregon resident suffering from prostate cancer, was covered by the state's public option government health plan, the Oregon Health Plan.

But the state plan sent him a letter refusing to pay for his cancer treatment. It offered to pay for physician assisted suicide instead.

A 64-year-old woman with breast cancer received a similar letter. She is dead now.

Americans don't want to take this health care fascism nationwide.

In The Outlaw Josey Wales, the Clint Eastwood character tells a bounty hunter, "Dying ain't no way to make a living."

Well, it ain't no way to make "healthcare," either. Most regular people have figured this out. 

Monday, August 10, 2009

Pelosi and Hoyer: "Un-American" Attacks Can't Derail Healthcare Debate

By Rick Pearcey • August 10, 2009, 03:17 PM

From a column at USAToday, published under their names, the following:

It is now evident that an ugly campaign is underway not merely to misrepresent the health insurance reform legislation, but to disrupt public meetings and prevent members of Congress and constituents from conducting a civil dialogue. These tactics have included hanging in effigy one Democratic member of Congress in Maryland and protesters holding a sign displaying a tombstone with the name of another congressman in Texas, where protesters also shouted "Just say no!" drowning out those who wanted to hold a substantive discussion. . . .

These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views -- but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades.

Here's the entire column.

The hubris of those perched atop Washington machine is a sight to behold. This is the tyranny against which we stand, a resistance rooted in the Declaration, the Constitution, and the Judeo-Christian worldview. The credibility of this breed erodes day by day.

America Rising Against Tyranny

By Rick Pearcey • August 10, 2009, 09:14 AM

A defiant Craig Smith writes:

Recent media coverage of Americans speaking up with their concerns about the proposed health care legislation finally removes any doubt that those on the hard Left side of the Democratic aisle hate anything that remotely resembles traditional America.

When Cindy Sheehan and Medea Benjamin protested the Bush administration they were heralded as brave Americans who loved their country enough to speak truth to power. They were treated to a level of favorable coverage like we have never seen -- coverage normally reserved for Mother Teresa or Rosa Parks.

But let 200, 300 hard-working, play-by-the-rules, taxpaying, law-abiding citizens voice their opinions about a government that has a deaf ear to the people and we hear words like "Nazis," "paid plants," "GOP operatives," "right-wing wackos" and worse spewing from the mouths of Democratic leadership in Congress.

The ease in which they use such terms without any critical analysis by the press is very revealing.

Let's be clear: What is being attack by the current regime and its allies in the collaborationist press is not just a vague America of "yesteryear," "traditional America," the "America we grew up with," or the "America that you and I love."

What is hated and what is being attacked are the very foundations of human liberty: The Declaration of Independence, as written; the U.S. Constitution (including the Bill of Rights), as written; and the Judeo-Christian philosophy of life, rooted and verified in history, which alone gives a consistent and adequate basis for human dignity and liberty across the whole of life, including poltical life.

On this sure and sacred basis, the American people have a duty, an obligation, and a calling, under God, to resist, to rise up, and to cast out the intruder in our midst. And to move forward on the basis of those timeless emancipatory prescriptions of liberty famously celebrated every July 4. 

Friday, August 7, 2009

Obama: "I Don't Want Folks Who Created the Mess to Do a Lot of Talking" -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • August 7, 2009, 11:24 AM

So says Barack Obama yesterday at a campaign rally in Virginia. Watch him talk.

So, you've heard it from the Defender of the Constitution himself: Shut up, America, unless you agree with me.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

No. 1 Fishy Website Providing Misleading Info on Healthcare

By Rick Pearcey • August 6, 2009, 03:11 PM

Here's the address: www.whitehouse.gov. Concerned citizens might express their views by reporting here: flag@whitehouse.gov.

Or be sure to keep us updated here at Pro-Existence.

Fish tip: http://twitter.com/jatheotonio

SS Watch: Welcome to Gestapo-Care
The Evil Religious Presidents Do

Alaska Blogger Who Pushed Palin "Divorce" Rumor Resigns From School

By Rick Pearcey • August 6, 2009, 07:02 AM

From Robert Stacy McCain at American Spectator:

It is not illegal to impersonate a journalist, but when ... anti-Palin blogger [Jesse Griffin] published a bogus "exclusive" Saturday, he signed up for a lesson in the law of unintended consequences.

Sadism Watch: Sarah Palin vs. the Marquis de Sade

Hating Sarah Palin -- and Us

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Obama Resistance Grows

By Rick Pearcey • August 5, 2009, 09:01 AM

"Spontaneous, uncoordinated, passionate -- citizen resistance to Obama socialism grows by the day," writes Lee Cary at American Thinker.

Cary continues:

America is no stranger to resistance.

The nation was born from citizen resistance that had mixed support among the colonists.

About one in five was loyal to the King.

Some of the bitterest fighting in the American Revolution was between Loyalists and Patriots.

And all of it was between Americans in the Civil War.

We know how to resist.

Tyranny Watch: Obamacare the Great Socialist Takeover

By Rick Pearcey • August 5, 2009, 08:33 AM

"Despite the talking points we are now hearing to the contrary," writes Peter Ferarra at American Spectator, "the bottom line is that the Obama/Democrat health overhaul legislation would result in" the following:  

* Invasive Government Control: "Thorough and detailed government control over health care"

* Less Healthcare: "Government rationing that will deny you health care"

* Loss of Freedom: "Severe loss of freedom of choice and control over health care"

* Disabling Taxes: "Disabling, record high taxes that will leave America uncompetitive in the world economy"

* Costlier Healthcare: "Higher, not lower, overall health costs"

* Higher Federal Spending: "Higher not lower federal spending and deficits"

Meanwhile, exactly where in the U.S. Constitution is the federal government, or any political party, authorized to socialize healthcare?

It seems to me, and perhaps to a few other Americans, that the sworn duty of the U.S. president is to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States." 

If logic and reason apply to government and politicians, let us ask: How is violating the U.S. Constitution consistent with the clear language in the Presidential Oath of Office to defend the Constitution? 

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Michelle Malkin Takes Control of "The View" -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • August 4, 2009, 10:12 AM

On "The View" to discuss her new book Culture of Corruption, Michelle Malkin more than holds her own. Would love to see her on again.

Watch the video.

Hat tip: Human Events

Christians Burned to Death After Koran "Defiled"

By Rick Pearcey • August 4, 2009, 09:57 AM

"Paramilitary troops patrolled the streets of a town in eastern Pakistan yesterday after Muslim radicals burned to death eight members of a Christian family, raising fears of violence spreading to other areas," reports the UK Times.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Episcopalians Nominate 2 Homosexual Priests for Assistant Bishop of LA

By Rick Pearcey • August 3, 2009, 11:17 AM

From AP:

The Rev. John L. Kirkley of San Francisco and the Rev. Mary Douglas Glasspool of Maryland will be among six candidates on the ballot when lay people and clergy vote in December, despite a long-standing request from world Anglican leaders for a moratorium on consecrating openly gay bishops.

Betraying Christ
Perez Hilton: Foul Face of "Gay" Activism

Friday, July 31, 2009

Sarah Palin "Has the Upper Hand"

By Rick Pearcey • July 31, 2009, 08:01 AM

Stuart Williamson at American Thinker explains why "Democrats -- and Repubicans too -- may find the next stage of Sarah Palin's public career uncomfortable."

How so? "True to form, Sarah Palin, her Governorship behind her, clearly and forthrightly declared her intent: to take up arms against the forces dedicated to tearing down our Constitution, destroying our principles of government, disparaging our history of defense of democracy and free enterprise, weakening our military, and saddling generations to come with oppressive debt and entitlement programs. She did so in the same inspirational, forceful manner that won her immediate and enthusiastic acclaim when she joined John McCain on the Republican ticket in '08."

Read the entire article here.

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.

Give Trees Legal Standing in Court?

By Rick Pearcey • July 30, 2009, 08:43 AM

As endorsed by Obama's "top science adviser" John P. Holdren. CNSNews.com has the story.

And while we're at it, don't forget the kids. Especially after they've developed sufficiently to qualify as "human beings."

Video Shows ACORN Founder Plotting America's Downfall

By Rick Pearcey • July 30, 2009, 07:53 AM

"On his TV show today, Glenn Beck spotlighted a fascinating interview that ACORNcracked.com editor Kyle Olson conducted with disgraced ACORN founder Wade Rathke," writes Matthew Vadum at American Spectator.

"Rathke is a pioneer of the so-called welfare rights movement that aims to get Americans on welfare," Vadum explains.

"He devotes an entire chapter of his book to what he calls 'The "Maximum Eligible Participation" Solution.'

"It is a strategy for orchestrated crisis that savvy leftist groups across America are likely to embrace."

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

NYC Sending Homeless to Georgia, SC

By Rick Pearcey • July 29, 2009, 02:27 PM

"New York City is buying one-way plane tickets for homeless families to leave the city, and dozens of the families have landed in Georgia and South Carolina," reports the Augusta Chronicle.

"It's part of a Bloomberg administration program to keep the homeless out of the expensive shelter system, which costs $36,000 a year per family. More than 550 families have left the city since 2007. All it takes is for a relative to agree to take them in."

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

Cambridge Policewoman: I Voted for Obama, But "Will Not Again"

By Rick Pearcey • July 28, 2009, 07:06 AM

In an interview with CNN, a diversity of colleagues (black, white, male, female) from the Cambridge Police Department explain their support for officer Jimmy Crowley.

In doing so, they demonstrate something that goes to the heart of what truely undergirds and unifies America: Objective facts and moral character trump skin color, group identity, and ideological passion. 

This reaches back, of course, to the American founding, with its emphasis on a common humanity created in the image of an objective and knowable God and endowed by our Creator with "certain unalienable rights."

Sadly, it is this unique American vision, rooted ultimately in verifiable information from the Creator, which has been under attack with the rise of secularism and liberalism, exemplified recently and politically by the election of Barack Obama and his post-American, post-Constitutional, and post-Declarational administration.

The remarks of policewoman Kelly King, transcribed below, capture the spirit of the CNN interview. They stand in refreshing contrast to the reactionary and divisive comments put out by the current president of the United States:  

CNN: When you heard about what happened with this sergeant, what did you think? 
Kelly King: I was appalled. I know Jimmy. I've known him for more than the 11 years with the Cambridge police. I knew him when he worked for Harvard.

I know him to be a good police officer, a good man with character. And I knew these charges were bogus.

There has been a tremendous rush to judgment. And I think the thing to be learned first and foremost from this is to look at all of the evidence, to consider all, to weigh all.

I think Professor Gates has done a very good job of throwing up a very effective smokescreen, calling race into this. It had nothing to do with it.

CNN: And the president?
Kelly King: It's unfortunate. I supported him. I voted for him. I will not again.

I agree that I think that it's admirable that he would speak on behalf of his friend, but he should have recused himself.

He should have stepped back. And he should have said, "I support my friend, but I don't have all the facts. I won't weigh in yet."

CNN: Governor?
Kelly King: I would apply the same to him.

CNN: What do you want people around the country to know who may have already made up their mind about Sergeant Jimmy Crowley?
Kelly King: Keep their minds open. And realize that we would not support someone that we felt wronged someone else. We took this job to do the right thing. We all took this job to do the right thing. We would not support anyone in blue doing the wrong thing.

Here's the video.

Media Slime an Innocent in the Gates Affair
Arrested Behavior: The President, a Prof, and a Policeman
How to Have a Race War

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.

Media Slime an Innocent in the Gates Affair

By Rick Pearcey • July 27, 2009, 08:58 AM

Lucia Whalen is the "good citizen who called 911 when she saw what she believed were strangers trying to break into [Harvard professor Henry] Gates' home," writes Rick Moran at American Thinker.

"Media reports hinted that the reason she called the police was that the men were black, implying that if they where white, she wouldn't have called it in."

But there may be a slight problem with this stereotypical narrative, says Moran: "The facts tell a different story."  

Friday, July 24, 2009

Arrested Behavior: The President, a Prof, and a Policeman

By Rick Pearcey • July 24, 2009, 06:14 AM

Writing at American Thinker on the arrest of a Harvard professor in his own home, former New York City detective sergeant Bob Weir says Barack Obama "is the one who 'acted stupidly'."

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fox News Producer Gets 10 Years for Child Porn

By Rick Pearcey • July 23, 2009, 11:04 AM

"Aaron Bruns, 29, was arrested in February after authorities searched his Dupont Circle-area apartment and found his computer full of child porn," reports the Washington Examiner.

"In May, Bruns pleaded guilty to the charges and was facing up to eight years in prison, according to federal guidelines, documents said. But federal Judge James Robertson on Tuesday pushed his sentence to 10 years, citing a former conviction on similar charges while Bruns was in college."

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.

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

Note to Church: Pray Dirty Harry Prayers for Our Nation

By Rick Pearcey • July 20, 2009, 09:37 AM

Central to a free-thinking citizen's resistance to un-Godly oppression in an "Obama-driven nation" is a not-so-new "Go ahead, make my day" kind of prayer, according to uppity pastor/columnist prayer warrior Doug Giles:

You must add to your repertoire of petitions you offer up to God Almighty what I like to call Dirty Harry prayers: radical prayers against the radically unrighteous direction our nation is headed. You heard me right. I said pray against this fetid mess.

Read the entire column at Townhall.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Infanticide Advocate Peter Singer Argues for Healthcare Rationing

By Rick Pearcey • July 16, 2009, 08:12 AM

Singer's article "Why We Must Ration Healthcare" appears here.

Singer notes that, "in the current U.S. debate over health care reform, 'rationing' has become a dirty word." But, he argues, "health care is a scarce resource, and all scarce resources are rationed in one way or another."

Hence, says the Princeton bioethicist: "The debate over health care reform in the United States should start from the premise that some form of health care rationing is both inescapable and desirable. Then we can ask, What is the best way to do it."

"His reasoning is similar to that recently employed by President Obama when he explained at a fixed townhall event why elderly Americans should be put on ice floes," writes Matthew Vadum at American Spectator.

Hundreds Die in UK Mental Hospitals
Abortofascism and Free-Market Homicide

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

Middle Class Families Disappearing

By Rick Pearcey • July 11, 2009, 08:44 PM

"America's middle class is disappearing," writes Catherine Curan at the New York Post.

"The very Americans the Obama administration is hoping will lift the economy out of recession are facing epic challenges."

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?

Collaborationist Watch: The Slave Press

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2009, 08:38 AM

A self-respecting and free press would routinely question authority, ask those in high office tough questions, and cover nationwide popular uprisings. 

A target-rich environment for authentic journalism would seem to include the likes of Barack Hussein Obama and his anti-Constitutionalist agenda, not to mention a national Tea Party movement rising up in opposition.

Reporting should be driven by a passionate commitment to truth, not by an activist's hunger to "change the world" or "make a difference."

There is, of course, a place for activism. But not in journalism. Even the most political activism -- if it is to be distinguished form religious or secular cultism -- should be rooted in fact, an openness to evidence, and a willingness to adjust one's theories about life to objective realities that structure the external world.

But something is seriously awry, notes Bruce Walker at American Thinker: "Freedom of the press, like almost all our constitutional protections, has been murdered by the courts and the Left." 

More on "The Slave Press" . . .

Question the Collaborationist Media
Collaborationist Media Spike Muslim Convert's Murder of U.S. Soldier
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Warren Panders to Muslim Group, Omits Gospel

By Rick Pearcey • July 9, 2009, 09:38 AM

"The leader of a Messianic Jewish ministry has written an open letter to mega-church pastor Rick Warren in response to his address to a Muslim group with terrorist connections during its annual convention over the Fourth of July weekend," reports OneNewsNow.

"Warren . . . agreed to appear at the recent convention of the Islamic Society of North America and be part of its main session discussing the convention's theme -- 'Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.' He told the gathering of 8,000 that 'Muslims and Christians can work together for the common good without compromising my convictions or your convictions.'

"Jan Markell, founder of Olive Tree Ministries, comments on Warren's remarks," according to OneNewsNow:

"I'm sorry, that kind of a 'let's all get along' [solution] is not possible -- and what he needed to do was tell them the truth," she contends. "But that is not what Rick Warren does. He does not tell the truth, at least not when he's outside of his Saddleback Church."

More from "Warren Panders to Muslim Group, Omits Gospel" . . .

Hating Palin

By Rick Pearcey • July 9, 2009, 08:22 AM

Ben Voth writes at American Thinker:

As a communication professional I have largely been at a loss to explain the judgments being drawn about Governor Palin by allegedly expert pundits. The general meme from pundits is that Palin is a quitter who cannot take the heat.

It seems rather like the "heat" has been more like hate -- maybe we are dealing with a simple spelling error? Journalism has gotten rather weak of late. 

More from "Hating Palin" . . .

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sotomayor Supported Censoring Bible Verse on Homosexuality From NYC Billboard

By Rick Pearcey • July 8, 2009, 08:32 AM

"Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is again drawing fire from conservative groups, this time as the result of a 2003 ruling against a Christian group," reports CNSNews.com.
"In the case of Okwedy v. Molinari, decided in 2003, Sotomayor sat on a three-judge panel that upheld a lower court’s ruling (from 2001) against Keyword Ministries and its pastor, Kristopher Okwedy. The ministry had purchased billboard advertisements featuring Bible verses that condemned homosexuality."

Rush: Sotomayor the "Antithesis of a Judge"
To Obama and Sotomayor: Keep Your Tyranny Off Our Constitution

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

Betraying Honduras: Last Bastion of Democracy

By Rick Pearcey • July 7, 2009, 05:48 AM

James Simpson at American Thinker explains why "it should be no surprise that Barack Obama sides with Chavez and Castro against tiny Honduras."  

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. 

Independence Woman: Sarah Surprises Again

By Rick Pearcey • July 6, 2009, 07:56 AM

Robert Stacy McCain on Sarah's July surprise and why the punditocracy is behind the Palin curve: 

The punditocracy can't predict Palin because she shares neither their perspective nor their assumptions. Her ascent to political stardom has been treated as a fluke by most of the GOP establishment for the simple reason that she doesn't slavishly follow the standard script of Republican politicians.

For all the back and forth Saturday and Sunday, Independence Day weekend seems as good a time as any for a strong, independent woman to declare her independence from political business as usual.

The Founding Fathers "shook up the world" (to quote a famed pugilist).  To the degree that Palin shares and ably articulates their Declaration principles and their Constitutional vision, one might expect more surprises from her and more gnashing of teeth from members in good standing with the massive federal state and the oft-unquestioned, freedom-denying assumptions for which it stands.     

More on "Sarah Surprises Again" at American Spectator.

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Declaration of Independence

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

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, 

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Curse of Comfortable Christians

By Rick Pearcey • July 2, 2009, 09:12 AM

Jane Chastain at WorldNetDaily issues a trumpet call to those who, unlike Christian President John Adams, are sleep-walking and hot-dogging it through July 4, in careless violation of their dignity as free human beings called to live in community with our Creator and our neighbors across the whole of life, including political life.

Those kind of carefree days and simple-minded celebrations may be gone for the foreseeable future. Especially if you envision a future worth foreseeing.

Remember: Politics -- not to mention little things like freedom and the survival of a nation -- is too important to be left to the vote-grubbers. 

To see how real hope and real change might begin on July 5, read Chastain's article here.

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

Monday, June 29, 2009

Gazooks! Betraying the Planet!!

By Rick Pearcey • June 29, 2009, 10:14 AM

"Remember the good old days -- when dissent was patriotic?," writes Mark Finkelstein of Newsbusters.  Well, "Fuggedaboutit.  Dissent isn't merely unpatriotic now.  It's downright treasonous.  Just ask Paul Krugman" over at the NYT.

"If, like virtually all House Republicans and a handful of Dems," Finkelstein continues, "you don't agree with the likes of Henry Waxman on the need to take radical measures on the climate, you're guilty of . . . 'a form of treason.' Treason against the planet, to be precise."

Frightened but want more from Finkelstein on Planet Patriot Klugman? Go here . . .

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

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

NYT Poll Showing 72% for Obamacare Stacked With Obama Supporters

By Rick Pearcey • June 24, 2009, 11:26 AM

CNSNews.com reports: "A New York Times/CBS News poll released Saturday that showed broad bipartisan support for President Obama’s health care reform over-sampled Obama voters compared to McCain voters, critics say."

Collaborationist Watch: Major Papers Expunge Obama Healthcare Comment
Question the Collaborationist Media
Journalists Who Don't Kiss Obama's Feet
New York Slimes: All the News That's Fit to Suppress
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Age of Twitter v. Tyranny

By Rick Pearcey • June 23, 2009, 10:33 AM

As an "army of Davids takes on an Ayatollah Goliath" in Iran, Arnaud de Borchgrave writes at the Washington Times:

Until recently, a twitter was simply a bird making high-pitched mating calls. Now Twitter is in the vanguard of an army of cybernauts whose speedy steeds are propelling both democratic and authoritarian governments through a period of social change more profound than anything we have experienced in 5,000 years of recorded history. . . .

A Boston Globe cartoon shows the turbaned, white bearded supreme leader on his balcony ordering an acolyte to expel all the foreign correspondents reporting on the popular uprising in the streets below. But, responds the acolyte throwing up his arms, "they're all correspondents."

In the street below, thousands of demonstrators turned instant journalists are firing their electronic weapons, twittering away the standards of foreign reporting, tweeting the future of journalism and tweaking history. Online screams from men and women falling under the rubber truncheons were heard around the world.

Read the rest of "Age of Twitter v. Tyranny" . . .

Monday, June 22, 2009

CNN Video: "Death of Neda" Becomes Symbol of Iranian Protests

By Rick Pearcey • June 22, 2009, 10:08 AM

This chilling video from Iran demonstrates something about the price of freedom, something about the high personal cost of standing up to government tyranny.

Our Founders understood something about this. Do we here at home in the U.S.?

Or have secularized Americans and "Christian" presidents such as Barack Hussein Obama forgotten about unalienable rights endowed by the Creator? Those real human rights, of course, violate the "separation of church and state" written into the "living" U.S. Constitution by the likes of the ACLU.

If that rewrite of history and the Constitution stands, then it may be Tehran today, but America tomorrow, for ideas have consequences. And bad ideas can have evil consequences.

If we despise the Founding Vision -- as elites and secularists preach and teach in Washington, Hollywood, Media, and academia -- one wonders on what basis American individuals and families can really hope to maintain their freedom and dignity.

If Sam Adams Had a Bulldozer
Jon Voight Calls for Resistance to "Obama Oppression"
Independence Day Tea Party Tally Explodes

The Man Who Would Be God

By Rick Pearcey • June 22, 2009, 08:24 AM

Now who, pray tell, could that be?

One thing's for sure. Don't ask a "journalist."

Burt Prelutsky explains all. 

Question the Collaborationist Media
The Evil Religious Presidents Do

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

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Independence Day Tea Party Tally Explodes

By Rick Pearcey • June 16, 2009, 09:21 AM

"The tea party movement is showing fresh signs of momentum as the national tally is once again exploding," reports WorldNetDaily.

A quote from Amy Kremer of Tea Party Patriots captures the point of it all: "All of these people are coming together to protect this country and the Constitution. We want to protect America and our capitalist society."

Video: Black Man Speaking at Racist Tea Party
Tax Protest at Alamo
Main Pastor Protests Taxation Without Representation
Act Now: In Praise of Tea Parties
Anderson Cooper and the Crisis of Journalism

Monday, June 15, 2009

Ed Sullivan vs. David Letterman

By Rick Pearcey • June 15, 2009, 01:12 PM

"Our mission statement," says FireDavidLetterman.com, is "David Letterman must be held accountable for his disgraceful statements." As part of this effort, the website is announcing a rally planned for 4:30 p.m. tomorrow (Tues.) at The Ed Sullivan Theater, 1697 Broadway, New York City.

Speaking of Ed Sullivan, he always presented himself in a dignified manner. His variety show had class and treated its audience with respect.

The same cannot be said of Mr. Letterman and the CBS "Late Show," as is indicated by the man's crude sex jokes attacking Sarah Palin and her family. Instead, the CBS star appears to operate in a different, less-enlightened moral universe from that of Ed Sullivan.

That's bad for entertainment, the Letterman audience, and David Letterman himself (not to mention his family). He might want to look in the mirror and ask a few heartfelt questions.

That is not meant as a putdown. It's something every human being with a conscience has to do from time to time. Otherwise you drift. Otherwise 30 years later you see a face in the mirror you no longer recognize.

This phenomenon is inclusive: It happens to entertainers, pastors, politicians, scientists, activists, artists, authors, and hard-charging ministry leaders.

Comedy Has Consequences: Still Open Season on Sarah Palin
O'Reilly, Letterman, and the Culture War

Friday, June 12, 2009