Planned Parenthood Helps People – Because Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy

Somebody BETTER go to prison for this one.

GodWords readers know that I’m against abortion. Regardless of your position on abortion, though…this should make you angry.

Planned Parenthood is not, in my opinion, a good organization. This video is proof that at least one Planned Parenthood manager is corrupt, and should be investigated. A man and woman, posing as a pimp and prostitute, went to the Planned Parenthood in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. During their visit – which included asking about birth control, abortions, and health checkups – they indicated that they were involved in prostitution involving minors (as young as 14) and illegal aliens.

This particular Planned Parenthood leader apparently doesn’t care about any of that. She was not only willing to look the other way, she was willing to help criminals to game the system, avoid detection, and keep their business rolling.

I’m going to follow this story, and will keep you posted. In the meantime, you might ask yourself a simple question: how common do you think this is?

Planned Parenthood Executive Director Learns the Truth about Abortion

How would you explain abortion to an 8 year-old child?

That question poses some difficulty for a lot of people. Obviously, most 8 year-olds don’t need to know about abortion…but if your child asked you “What’s abortion?”, how would you answer honestly?

According to Abby Johnson, a former Executive Director for Planned Parenthood, most abortion-industry workers wouldn’t be able to answer that question with any kind of accuracy. Despite spending nine years with Planned Parenthood in Bryan, Texas, she didn’t really know the truth about abortion.

Now that she knows the truth, she can’t work for Planned Parenthood. She can’t communicate directly with her former employees, as Planned Parenthood has taken out a restraining order against her. Why would they do that? Obviously, to prevent her from spreading the truth:

Abortion is when a mommy pays a doctor to kill her baby.

Don’t Teach Homosexuality

Homosexuality is a “hot-button” issue…it often evokes a strong reaction. I’m not afraid of hot-button issues, so I’m going to tackle it head-on. Of course, I won’t try to do it in a single post.

I ran across an article (no longer available) by psychologist Trayce Hansen. it’s a letter to the Alameda (CA) School District Board, encouraging them to reject a proposed K-12 curriculum which promotes “acceptance and normalization of homosexuality and transgender behaviors under the guise of anti-bullying”.

This article echoes the words of another psychologist with a strong position on homosexuality, Dr. James Dobson. He believes that, because gender identity is generally formed between the ages of 3 and 5, environmental factors encountered during that time could be the catalyst for Gender Identity Disorder.

That makes sense to me. While it’s true that virtually any sexual appetite can be learned (and thus chosen), most homosexuals state clearly that they feel as though they’ve “always been gay”. If environmental factors at a young age make the difference, it follows that most wouldn’t remember thinking or feeling any other way at any time.

I’m of the strong opinion – and have been for years, based on years of online conversations on the topic – that the homosexual community has been misled and misguided on this issue. Religious folks of all stripes haven’t helped, of course…but GLBT folks have been sold a bill of goods.

The reasoning is as follows:

  1. I’m gay.
  2. I can’t remember not being gay.
  3. I must have been born this way.
  4. This must then be normal.
  5. If being gay is normal, everybody should know it.
  6. We will use any method available to gain full acceptance.

I feel very sorry for most gays. My homosexual friends have suffered greatly at the hands of those who should love them the most: family, friends, and (especially) the Christian community. I’m sure my opinions will be rejected by some, but that’s okay…I’m after the truth, not popularity. My gay friends can attest to my love for them, and that’s what matters most to me.

2nd Grader’s Art Labeled Violent

When will it end?

Little kids are too often targeted by ‘zero tolerance’ policies at public schools. On December 2nd, a Massachusetts second-grader was sent home for drawing a picture. His teacher considered the drawing “violent”. A psychological evaluation was ordered, and the child couldn’t return to school until he was cleared.

Why did the teacher (and his administrators) consider the drawing violent? Why was the second-grader kicked out of school? Take a look at the picture:

Zero Tolerance causes 2nd grader to be kicked out of school for being violent after drawing a picture of Jesus on a cross.

Really? Are you kidding me? I’m wondering what school officials would have done if the child had been found to be wearing a crucifix? Would they have reacted in the same way?

The child was allowed to return to school after the psychological evaluation found nothing to indicate that he posed a threat to others. As you might expect, he’s been more than a little traumatized over the incident, and the family will be allowed to transfer him to another school. One would certainly hope so.

NJ Says No to Gay Marriage

New Jersey’s state senate has defeated a bill that would have legalized gay marriage.

The bill got only 14 of the 21 votes needed to pass. Gay rights advocates pushed hard to get it to pass, since Governor John Corzine (D) promised to sign it if it passed. Incoming governor Chris Christie (R) has promised to veto such a bill, should it reach his desk. So, for the foreseeable future, New Jersey will not have gay marriage.

New Jersey already offers civil unions the same rights as marriage. Five states have legalized gay marriage: Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

9/11: I Will Not Forget

On September 11 2001, America was attacked. I will not forget.

Like most Americans, I love my country. Like most Americans, I don’t personally know anybody who was killed in those attacks…still, like most Americans, I will never be the same.

Even after eight years, I find that I’m unable to put my feelings into words. I’ve never watched the movies or documentaries that tell stories from that day. I avoid reading articles about that day. Despite living far from the east coast, and despite the fact that everyone I knew was safe at the end of the day, there’s a place in my heart that I don’t want touched. The wound is surprisingly fresh.

I will not forget.

Newsweek on the Bible and Gay Marriage

I’ve never considered Newsweek any sort of authority on theology, primarily because they’re not. Dedicating a section of your magazine to religion doesn’t mean you know what you’re talking about…especially when you’re well-known for being absurdly biased.

I’m biased, by the way…just not absurdly so.

Back to the point. The bad logic in this article should be obvious to all, but – I’m sure – some will miss it. Here’s the rundown:

  1. Newsweek claims that the Bible doesn’t actually condemn homosexual behaviors.
  2. Newsweek claims that even if the Bible does condemn homosexual behaviors, it doesn’t really mean it.
  3. Newsweek claims that since many people routinely ignore the Bible’s instructions on divorce, we shouldn’t bother paying attention to the parts about homosexuality.

Yep. It’s that bad. Here’s a quote for #1:

It probably goes without saying that the phrase “gay marriage” does not appear in the Bible at all.

Ah, the old ‘argument from silence’. Since the Bible doesn’t mention reverse mortgages, it has nothing to say about reverse mortgages. Such arguments ignore the actual content of the Bible and paint it as irrelevant to modern concerns. As anyone who’s read it with an open mind can tell you – whether believers or not – the Bible contains useful instructions on virtually every issue modern man runs across. There’s nothing new under the sun.

Here’s #2…talking about the New Testament passages where Paul strongly condemns homosexual behavior:

…Paul is referring in this famous passage to the depravity of the Roman emperors, the craven habits of Nero and Caligula, a reference his audience would have grasped instantly. “Paul is not talking about what we call homosexuality at all…

Unfortunately, there’s nothing in the text to substantiate such a view. It’s simply made up, imposed on the text, and accepted as true. Just as unfortunately, many will read that and say “Hmmm…I didn’t know that!”.

Here Newsweek tells us (#3) that we shouldn’t bother applying Old Testament passages about homosexual behaviors:

Twice Leviticus refers to sex between men as “an abomination” (King James version), but these are throwaway lines in a peculiar text given over to codes for living in the ancient Jewish world…

Their argument is that, since few people follow the Levitical instructions for cleanliness or for sacrificing animals, the portions that mention homosexual behaviors are “throwaway lines”. That’s a ridiculous claim, of course. Each passage must be taken in context to see to whom it would apply.

Again:

The Bible endorses slavery, a practice that Americans now universally consider shameful and barbaric.

The Bible does NOT endorse slavery as Newsweek’s readers would understand it. Had they done their homework, they would have seen that the kind of slavery that the Bible talks about is more like employement than enforced servitude…but it’s always been a stretch to think that Newsweek’s religion department would do their homework.

For the record: homosexual behaviors have been around for millenia, and my opinion won’t change that fact. To be honest, I really don’t have a serious objection to homosexual having civil unions or marriage ceremonies. Here’s what I do object to:

  • I object to ignorant and biased people pretending they know what the Bible teaches.
  • I object to politically-motivated loudmouths pretending there’s any scientific evidence that anyone has ever been born homosexual.
  • I object to people who have no interest in God telling impressionable people what God does or does not expect of them.

To all of my gay friends: I love you. I don’t condemn you. I accept you as you are…but you already knew that, didn’t you?