LGBT Activist – Youth Will Never Turn Back?
By Francis Perce   |   03.18.23
Gallup recently released poll results showing that 7.2% of American adults identify as "lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or something other than heterosexual." When Gallup first started measuring LGBT statistics in 2012, this number was 3.5%, which means that the LGBT community as a proportion of the U.S. population has doubled over the last ten years.
Defund Planned Parenthood
By Kenna Rose   |   03.03.23
U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) recently introduced H.R. 128, also known as the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2023, to the U.S. House of Representatives. This proposal would restrict the federal funds Planned Parenthood receives for abortion (except in cases of rape or incest or danger to the woman’s life) for one year to redirect $235 million toward community health centers. Currently, 40 representatives have cosponsored the bill.
Academia Strikes Absurdity Again– Surprise!
By Ecce Verum   |   02.27.23
We've already given Stanford's Elimination of Harmful Language Initiative (EHLI) a word or two over their confused categories of "ableist language" and "racist language" but the horse we're beating is not quite dead yet. It's one thing to stigmatize normal phrases because their connotation or origin supposedly evoke offensive topics, as the Stanford harmful language list did with those two categories. It's another thing to stigmatize normal phrases because their grammatical structure evokes insensitivity. But believe it or not, academia at the highest level has managed to do just that with the advent of "person-first language."
Fetus vs. Baby
By Ecce Verum   |   02.23.23
The Associated Press Stylebook, a preeminent reference guide for English grammar and journalistic principles and style—used by both educators and journalists—has chosen some eyebrow-raising guidelines for how reporters ought to address the topic of abortion in their reports. These guidelines show us, on a much more subtle level, how fiddling with words is fiddling with minds. Let's look at one specific example in detail: the difference between "unborn baby" and "fetus."
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Words Matter
By Ecce Verum   |   02.11.23
Why is the Left bound and determined to force us to use their vocabulary? Aren't we all talking about the same things, whether we say "transgenderism" or "gender dysphoria," "homosexual union" or "homosexual marriage," "happy holidays" or "merry Christmas?" Let's take a brief overview of the biblical theology of language, shall we? I think we’ll uncover the very important answer.
Death Coming Soon to A Pharmacy Near You
By Kenna Rose   |   02.11.23
As of early January 2023, Danco Laboratories, the U.S. manufacturer of the abortion pill, announced that the FDA has made changes to its guidelines surrounding the abortion pill. These changes allow pharmacies, from large chains like CVS or Walgreens to small, locally owned businesses, to dispense the pill to anyone with a prescription.
May Sheriffs Disobey Illinois’ Assault Weapons Ban?
By Jonathan Alban   |   02.03.23
Illinois’s recent assault weapons ban has provoked more than a little consternation across the state—as it should. The ban, passed by Governor Pritzker on January 10 of this year, immediately banned the sale of “assault weapons” and magazines with a capacity greater than ten rounds. The ban also requires current firearm owners to register their now-illegal weapons with the Illinois State Police. There’s only one problem for Pritzker: The vast majority of Sheriffs in are not on board.
Racist Language (Part 2)
By Ecce Verum   |   01.28.23
A little while back, we addressed the topic of "ableist language." Yes, "ableist" is now a word—enshrined in academia at the highest level. Stanford's Elimination of Harmful Language Initiative (EHLI) considers it offensive to use the term "stand-up meeting" to refer to a brief rendezvous, because people in wheelchairs are unable to physically stand, and therefore the term demeans them. Instead, we ought to use the substitute, "quick meeting."
Seattle School District’s Lawsuit Highlights the Dangers of Social Media
By Kenna Rose   |   01.23.23
Social media is dangerous. It’s easy to lose your real life to a virtual one. One school district in Seattle, Washington has decided it’s had enough of students suffering from the designed dangers of social media. In a 91 page complaint filed against the parent companies of the social media platforms TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat, Seattle Public Schools asserts that these companies have specifically curated their social media sites to be addicting to youth by “exploit[ing] the neurophysiology of the brain’s reward systems...”
The Culture War
By Jonathan Alban   |   01.09.23
We’ve all grown accustomed—even jaded—to our culture’s sexual decline. But whatever the solution is, it doesn’t appear to be coming from the evangelical church.
Ableist Language?
By Ecce Verum   |   01.03.23
Warning: you are about to encounter an onslaught of politically incorrect words. The following five phrases have been labeled "potentially harmful" by academia at the highest level, so interact with them at your own peril. Ready?
Leftist Policies and Poverty: Is There a Correlation?
By Alyssa Josephs   |   01.02.23
It is an assumption made every day by most news media, pundits, professors, entertainers, and even pastors -- the lie that Leftist policies are the most compassionate; conservative, Biblical worldviews are not. The assumption is so ingrained into the fabric of our society that it rarely gets called into question and even more rarely talked about. In 2023, it is as natural as air or water to believe in this dichotomy. And yet, even a mild magnifying glass on Leftist policies surfaces all sorts of lies, hypocrisy, and anything but real compassion.
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