Category Archives: media

I went to a hate group meeting

I spent last week with a hate group. How ‘bout you? For the Colson Center, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

Last week, ABC and NBC copied and pasted a label from the Southern Poverty Law Center and ran it as a headline on their website. “Jeff Sessions Addresses anti-LGBT Hate Group.” The group they were referring to wasn’t the Klan or doesn’t have any history of violence. It was the Alliance Defending Freedom, a premier legal organization defending religious liberty. In fact, ADF just won their seventh case in seven years at the Supreme Court!

Look, it doesn’t surprise me at all that the SPLC, a group that has far strayed from its roots, adopted a wholesale liberal agenda, and incited violence against conservative organizations, would call ADF “a hate group.” That just demonstrates how much of an extremist organization they really are.

But for the major media outlets like ABC and NBC to use that terminology for a respected legal organization, even if they did put the words in scare quotes, is simply slander. And they should apologize.

Same sex couple was mean

Awhile back a column writer for my local paper wrote a story on a same sex couple who have two children. The couple is married. So were the children from bad homes who the couple took in ? Nope they hatched with the help of an anonymous sperm donor.
Now I don’t believe same sex couples should be foster parents, or be able to adopt kids. However even if you do, don’t you agree it is cruel to create a child who in this case will just have two mothers. It is hard enough growing up today with so many parents getting a divorce. The truth is children do better in a home where there is a mother, and father. Can children make it when the odds don’t favor them. Yes, they can at times because of hard work along with the grace of God. Other times it is just the grace of God which keeps young people going the right way.
I find it to be child abuse to produce a child who will be born to a same sex couple.
The couple the column writer  wrote about,this year took their children to the Chicago Pride Parade. Those poor kids. They should let them be kids. No way should they had been produced to make this couple happy. We should think of what is best for the children. What this couple along with those who helped them did was cruel, and yes child abuse. However in our PC culture I am sure souls like me will get the label as mean. Still truth doesn’t change just because everyone doesn’t embrace it.

UK government is not little Charlie’s mommy, or daddy ( sure you want this kind of healthcare system here in America )

Little Charlie

Anyone looking for another reason not to leave life-and-death issues to the state need look no further than the conflict between the British government and the parents of 11-month-old Charlie Gard.

Governments, including the British courts and the European court of human rights have refused to allow Charlie’s parents to take him to the U.S. for what they believe is life-saving treatment. In what many will regard as a cynical decision, UK judge Nicholas Francis gave Charlie’s parents just two days to present new evidence as to why their son should receive experimental treatment. A final decision will be handed down in a hearing on Thursday.

Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital where Charlie is on a ventilator, his brain reportedly damaged from a rare genetic condition, argue that he should be removed from life support and allowed to die. President Trump has offered help. Pope Francis also supports the parent’s right to determine what is best for their child.

Charlie’s parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, believe an experimental treatment known as nucleoside therapy might work on their son. British doctors say it won’t improve the child’s “quality of life.” They want him to die. Apparently that’s OK with the state-run National Health Service (NHS), which is always looking for ways to cut costs.

The parents have raised enough money to take Charlie to America for treatment. Wouldn’t most parents do all they could for their child, especially one so young who is helpless and at the mercy of adults? I know I would for my grandson, who is also named Charlie.

( Read the rest of this spot on column by Cal Thomas. )

Frankly, rabbi, we don’t care what your opinion is about the health care program.

I have known David Wolpe for close to 30 years. I have never discussed politics with him. I have always tried to pry information about Judaism from him because he has written more than a few books on the subject. Other than that, we have discussed family. I have no idea what his political beliefs are, nor do I care. I do know he was in a meeting of Jewish rabbis and religious teachers I helped to arrange with President George W. Bush, and he was favorably impressed with Bush’s earnest commitment to Israel, as were others in the room. But on the rare occasion I get to see him these days, I would never discuss politics. I am in no way surprised my friend wrote such a column; he is a very wise man.

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Did you ever think parents would have to worry about this

Dear Amy: My teenage daughter has a close friend named “Edward.” Edward used to be a girl and began transitioning to male last year. Their circle of friends has been intact for years, and they have all been very supportive of Edward.

We are planning a slumber party for my daughter’s upcoming birthday. She would like to invite six girls plus Edward to spend the night. Normally, there would be no way that I’d allow a boy to spend the night, but this situation is very different.

I don’t want to exclude or hurt Edward. I just don’t know what is appropriate.

If we do invite him, must we tell the other parents that there will be a boy (although he’s biologically a girl) spending the night? I want to act with compassion but still be prudent and responsible. Please advise?

Teen’s Mom

Teen’s Mom: I think that (almost no matter the question concerning your child’s plans) if you are worrying about telling other parents, or wondering whether to tell parents, then you should probably tell the parents.

I shared your question with Shannon Garcia, director of TransYouth Family Allies (Imatyfa.org). She responded, “Often times, the topic of gender identity is a touchy one. People don’t know what to say or how to act in situations that differ from societal expectations. The best policy is to acknowledge everyone with equal dignity and respect.”

( Billy’s thoughts – I would not have turned to the person Amy asked for input on this matter. You can read the full answer here. My question/thought is would you have a boy to sleep over for girls, or a girl to sleep over for boys. No matter what, it is sad parents, along with their children are facing this. )

Surviving Scientolgy : Cathy Schenkelberg shares her story

Read the column.

The genius of Roger Ailes He had the wisdom to champion American values the secularists mock

Read the column.

Since feminists won’t stand up to female genital mutilation, I will.

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Mr. President, Please Stop the Insults: by Cal Thomas

During an interview last June in his New York office, I asked Donald Trump about his use of language that many considered insulting and divisive. “Will there be a pivot for you from the primaries to the general election campaign?”

The candidate said “I agree” about the tone of the campaign and that he intended to pivot. “It’s starting very soon,” he promised.

We’re still waiting.

Americans respond to optimism (read Ronald Reagan’s speeches). Let the Democrats own gloom and doom. The president should rise above that and rekindle an optimistic spirit that has always led America to new heights. Please knock off the insults, Mr. President. They are poisoning your presidency and the good you and a Republican Congress can do.
( Read the rest of the above column by Cal Thomas.)

Fox News and me

Let me start off this post by writing when the Fox News channel came to my cable system I was very excited.For years I became a faithful viewer.

Some of the shows I very much liked was Newswatch. On it a panel  talked about how the media reported on different news events.
Then there was a show called After Hours which was hosted by Cal Thomas. Cal would have somebody in the news on, and also some soul from the entertainment world on. Cal had an idea lets discuss things not put those down who disagree with us. As happens too much on TV, and in the world of politics.
I also liked the show Hannity and,Colmes.The two hosts were different like night, and day. Though you could tell they liked each other as people. My views most of the time were closer to Hannity’s,but Colmes ways a somebody on the left who those of us on the right could like.
Over the years I became a faithful viewer of Bill O’Reilly. Though Bill was not always on the right when it came to politics.I liked how he stood up for the comman man. I would eat my dinner every week night while I watched his program. I loved how Bill reached out to the family of a young girl who was killed by a man who should have been in prison, or at least not living in America.
I did not always agree with Bill. I did think his book on killing Jesus should have used the Bible more as a guide than other items. I also did not like some of the things he wrote about President Reagan in his book on killing Reagan. So I did not always agree with Bill. Still I watched him every night. In fact the night seemed different when he was away from his chair.
I believe today Fox News has changed, and not for the better.
First off Cal Thomas is not on. A choice Fox made. Thomas always was a light in a dark room,and had wisdom in the points he made. He is a guy that everyone can look up to. Even those who don’t agree with his politics, or his evangelical Christian faith. Cal goes out of his way to be friends with everyone.No matter if they are on the left, or right. At the same time he doesn’t back down from his deeply held convictions.
Fox News a few weeks ago took off Bill O’Reilly. Perhaps they had no choice. There were women who said he had mistreated them.Though those cases had not gone to court.It drives me nuts that those on the left including those who are yelling for women’s rights had no trouble, or little trouble with how Bill Clinton treated women. While he was president.Those on the right don’t get their day in court. Bill loses his job for what he may have done, or not done, but Clinton remained in the White House after it was proven what he did. I would have liked Fox to have said let’s give Bill a day in court.
Fox has also canned Greta Van Susteren. Bill, and Greta won’t even given a chance to do a final show to thank their faithful fans.If I recall right both went on vacation, and then fired before they returned.I liked how Greta on her show honored police officers who had been killed just for doing their job.
So while Fox News still has good folks on the channel I have made the choice not to watch it as often.It seems to be changing. Yes, Hannity is still on. Though his show is not on at a good time for me. And Bob Beckel is still on with the network. It has changed.
Yes Fox is better at reporting the facts than the other networks.Still it seems like Fox has forgotten her viewers.
I am hopeful another news network will come to my cable that will be like Fox News when it first started.