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Why Society So Hates Children

Brian Suave

Why do we despise children? Let me give you a theological answer: There is a great and chasmic antithesis yawning in the hearts of fallen man—a hatred of God that goes down to the bone. We hate our little ones because we hate the God in whose image they are knit together. This is why ours is a world where some of the very people crying out to save the whales and protect the sacred migrational corridors of arboreal squirrels also advocate for the murder of children in the womb; the babies bear God’s image—the whales don’t.

In this excellent post by Brian, he’s decrying the state of our culture that so looks down on large families - or families in general. He puts his finger on, I think, one of the reasons people seem to be so anti-children these days. Highly recommended reading.

The Danger of Paula White in the White House

Daily Mail

President Donald Trump’s televangelist spiritual adviser sparked outrage after praying in a sermon for Jesus Christ to ‘command all satanic pregnancies to miscarry right now.’

Florida pastor Paula White, 53, who has a job in the White House and has been close to Trump for 18 years, said: ‘We declare that anything that’s been conceived in satanic wombs, that it will miscarry, it will not be able to carry forth any plan of destruction, any plan of harm.’

Of all the mistakes in judgement Donald Trump has made in office (and there have been many) I think one of the worst is appointing this charlatan as his “spiritual advisor.”

Giving her prominence and the backing of the President damages the Christian witness by making her seem to speak for all Christians.

I pray that the world would see her for who she truly is and that the Lord would open their eyes to recognize this wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Jameela Jamil and the Depravity of the Pro-Abortion Crowd

Recently, I was scrolling through my Twitter feed (a destructive hobby if ever there was one) and I came across this tweet, highlighting the depths of depravity in the minds of the pro-abortion folks.

Receiving THOUSANDS of messages about how I made a mistake having an abortion 7 years ago and how I must be a miserable person… I am in fact a happy, thriving multi millionaire, madly in love, with free time, good sleep and a wonderful career and life. But thanks for checking💋 pic.twitter.com/F0QqQVv1tQ</p>— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil)

Now remember, abortion is the taking of an innocent human life. The pro-abortion camp can say all they want that it’s a clump of cells, it’s not a real life, but they’re wrong. Plain and simple. Once conceived, that child is not only a living, distinct human being, but also made in the image of God.

Taking that into account, Jameela said that the murder of her unborn child is acceptable (and even preferable) because:

  • She’s made a lot of money.
  • She’s happy.
  • She’s in love.
  • She has free time (implying it’s not taken up by an annoying child).
  • She sleeps well (not sure how given this depravity, but that’s a different discussion).
  • Has a wonderful career.
  • Has a wonderful life (which, ironically, she denied the same opportunity to her unborn child).

This is the value she, and many others, put on human life. These simple trivialities of their day-to-day outweigh the life of another person, making it perfectly acceptable to murder them in the womb.

On the one hand, it’s appalling to consider that such small things could be worthy of murder in their mind, but I think it’s telling. It’s the reason why people who are pro-abortion fight so hard to deny that the unborn truly have life. If they were to admit that these are human beings we’re talking about, and face the fact that they are murdering that human being for their own convenience and comfort, they would have to make peace with their own selfishness and depravity.

It’s why the crux of the pro-life argument needs to be about showing that the unborn are distinct human lives, created by God, and deserving of life and protection. Sure, there are some who are even more depraved than this who admit that, yes, it is a human life, but they don’t care because it’s their body and their choice. I don’t know how to reason with someone like that.

But, for those who deny the fact that the the unborn are fully human and fully alive, we need to help them see the error of their belief. They need to understand that they are choosing to put their own comfort, money, and “free time” ahead of the life of another. If they choose to dismiss that fact and go on living in ignorance, that is their choice, and they will have to answer for that one day.

The abortion battle will be won and lost on the definition of the unborn. Because, if people who hold a pro-abortion view are willing to admit that, yes, the unborn child is a human being, it becomes much harder for all but the most depraved to be comfortable with murdering that human simply to get a good night’s sleep.

The Sad Thing Is, We Knew This All Along

Life News

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers vetoed four abortion bills Friday, including one that would require doctors to provide basic medical care to newborn babies who survive abortions.

The legislature passed the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, sending it to the governor for final approval. Evans, who supports abortion on demand, previously said the legislation is a waste of time and he would veto it. The state Senate does not have enough votes to override his veto.

“We have all sorts of issues to deal with in the state of Wisconsin and to pass a bill that is redundant seems to be not a productive use of time,” the governor said in April. “And clearly I ran on the belief — and I still believe — that women should be able to make choices about their health care. But this deals with a specific issue that’s already been resolved.”

Today, Evers continued calling infanticide health care.

“Everyone should have access to quality, affordable health care, and that includes reproductive health care,” Evers said in a statement. “Politicians shouldn’t be in the business of interfering with decisions made between patients and their healthcare providers.”

Apparently, this was to be the first redundant law on the books.

The governor can hide behind that lie all he wants, but all of us in Wisconsin know the truth. He wants women to be be able to kill their children at any point they choose, with no limits.

Many of us knew this would be the type of governor he would be (at least when he’s awake), but it is still heartbreaking to see it play out in front of us. When we can’t even protect a baby born alive, what have we become?

The Horrifying Case of James Younger

Washington Examiner

A jury in Texas returned a verdict on Monday that will prevent a Texas dad from intervening in the gender transition of his 7-year-old son.

As a father of a 7-year-old boy, who bounces between wanting to be a ninja and a zombie, I can’t imagine allowing him to make a decision that will alter his life and body forever. It’s my job as his father to help guide him to an understanding of the world - and help him understand that he is, in fact, not a zombie. That’s an easy explanation - he can’t be something fictional. But, how much more important is it for parents to guide their children that, no matter their feelings (which can lead them astray), they cannot be anything but what God has made them.

In the Texas case, it’s not a parent’s failure to guide their child that is at issue - it’s something much worse. In this case, a parent is actively influencing their child to reject how he was made by God, and doing so (seemingly) to fulfill her own desires to have a daughter rather than a son. Add to the fact that the other parent is rightly trying to protect his child and is being prevented from doing so by the courts, and you have a sad story unraveling in the life of a 7-year-old boy.

We’ve seen this throughout the world, cases of courts holding up their own activist interest above the the interest of the parent - with disastrous results. While these cases sadly resulted in the death of the children, the case in Texas is one that will force life-altering changes on a child who will have to live with them for the rest of his life.

Another telling point in the article is a quote from Rebekka Ouer, who is associated with Dallas Rainbow Therapy:

“This is a letter of recommendation that my client, James Younger, aka Luna, begin the process of becoming a patient of the GENECIS clinic so that she can receive a full psychological assessment for gender dysphoria and potentially take hormone blockers.”

What is striking about that quote is this woman admits that this is a condition warranting a psychological assessment, yet the court is forcing a parent to go against their will and allow their child to be irrevocably mutilated at the age of seven.

In this age of celebrating sin unashamedly, it’s no surprise that this too would be celebrated. People who want to continue to revel in their sin of trangenderism will hold this poor boy up as a poster child, further abusing him for their own gain.

Sadly, the father who is trying to fulfill his God-given duty to protect his son, seems to on course to not only lose that battle, but lose his child in the process. This court, this mother, and everyone celebrating this decision, should be ashamed and punished for their failure to protect the innocence of this poor boy.

This is child abuse, plain and simple, and it’s time the world wakes up and puts and end to it. Unfortunately, in our society, that’s unlikely to happen.