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The Point: Unplanned banned in Canada

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“Unplanned,” that unplanned-hit of a movie about former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson’s “conversion” to the pro-life cause, has racked up $18 million in the United States.

But it won’t earn a single Looney in Canada. Canadian movie distributors have effectively blocked the film from playing in theaters there.

In Canada, a film can’t get a provincial rating without having a distributor. So if the distributors won’t touch it, the film is dead, commercially speaking.

“It makes me wonder what [the distributors] are afraid of,” Johnson told Canadian Catholic News.

I think we know exactly what they’re afraid of. As the film’s director Chuck Konzelman said, “the film industry in Canada mirrors the film industry here in the United States, in terms of being more politically progressive, left leaning and pro-choice than the population at large.”

And the pro-abortion film industry just can’t allow that population to see on the big screen what abortion truly is—or that a pro-abortion woman can change her mind.



Blockbuster pro-life movie ‘Unplanned’ banned from Canadian movie theatres 

  • Deborah Gyapong | Canadian Catholic News | May 9, 2019

If we just overturn Roe v. Wade, “we will have failed”

Traditional marriage

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PLAYING JUDAS or Peter which are you ?

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Not far from us, there is a famous Passion Play, and it wonderfully portrays the life and death of Jesus. The other day I was asking one of our ministry team members what the play is like. That conversation brought back some memories of a similar play he’d been in some years ago. I asked him what part he played, and he answered a little sheepishly, “I think maybe I was typecast. I played Judas.” Then he went on to explain what an eerie feeling it was to play the one who betrayed our Lord. But, then, haven’t we all?

I’m Ron Hutchcraft and I want to have A Word With You today about “Playing Judas.”

It’s an unsettling thought to consider that you or I might ever play Judas in our relationship with Christ – unsettling, but sometimes all too true. Our word for today from the Word of God focuses again on what it can look like to sell out the Son of God.

Matthew 26:14 records it this way, “Then one of the Twelve – the one called Judas Iscariot – went to the chief priests and asked, ‘What are you willing to give me if I hand Him over to you?’ So they counted out for him 30 silver coins. From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand Him over.”


The first thing that bothers me about this is that the one who betrays Jesus is one who is really close to Him. And most of us Christians would like to think that we’re close to Him. But that closeness is no guarantee we won’t sell out our Savior when the price seems right. I’m sure if you had told Judas a few months before that his betrayal was going to do this, he would have reacted the same way you and I would do, “No way I’d ever betray Jesus.” But he did.

Fighting for lives

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It’s happened too often. I’ve seen it a lot but I guess I remember this one in particular. Flags flying at half-staff, national leaders pausing for a moment of silence at the White House, on the Capitol steps, and even seasoned news reporters that day struggled with the pain and anguish of these devastating moments when a mall parking lot suddenly became a killing field.

The heart rending toll of a lone gunman’s rampage. It was in Tucson, Arizona. Six people dead, 14 others wounded. And then in that Tucson hospital, Representative Gabrielle Giffords, apparently the intended target, battled for her life with a critical head wound.

As horrific as the losses were, thank God she recovered to some extent, we now know that there could have been many more. When the shots began, as often happens, the everyday heroes stepped up.

I’m Ron Hutchcraft and I want to have A Word With You today about “Fighting For Lives When the Shots Rang Out.”

Gabby Giffords’ 20-year-old intern, Daniel Hernandez, ignored the bullets to reach the side of the wounded. And when he saw the Congresswoman contorted on the ground, he sat her upright to keep her from asphyxiating. Then, with his bare hands, he applied the pressure to her head wound that may have saved her life. As he ran by her gurney to a waiting ambulance, he was covered with her blood.

Patricia Maisch, described as looking like a “storybook grandmother,” first hit the ground, and then dove for the second ammunition magazine the shooter was about to load – with 31 more shots. That act of selfless bravery allowed two survivors to tackle and subdue that assailant. We will never know how many lives they saved.

And then the doctor in the crowd pitched in. Followed by a flood of first responders. Whatever each person’s plans had been for that destiny Saturday morning, suddenly only one thing mattered. Saving the people whose lives hung in the balance. I mean, does anything else really matter when people are dying? You drop everything to do what you can to save them. It’s that life-saving instinct that could be the difference between life or death for people all around me, all around you. Eternal life or death, that is.

The need for life-saving action is so blatantly obvious when the danger is physical. But the Bible leaves no doubt that there are so many people in a mortal danger that is not visible, but still horrifically real. It’s a life-threat that can cost a person much more than another thirty or forty more years on earth. This threat can cost you heaven forever.

God’s Word tells us that “God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life” (1 John 5:11-12). Since only Jesus died to pay for the sin that keeps us from God and from heaven, only those who “have the Son” are ready for eternity when it comes.

God uses some sobering and unmistakable language to open our eyes to the condition of the people around us. They are “lost” the Bible says (Luke 19:10). They are “perishing” (2 Corinthians 2:15), the Bible says, “without hope and without God in the world” (Ephesians 2:12). Those who will, in the Bible’s words, “be shut out from the presence of the Lord” (2 Thessalonians 1:9). The Bible reveals the mortal danger of people around us who don’t belong to Jesus – and, in so doing, it summons us who know Him to do whatever we can to save them.

That’s why the Bible commands us to “snatch others from the fire and save them” (Jude 23) and to “rescue those being led away to death” (Proverbs 24:11). Each Jesus-follower – you – each one is a divinely positioned person to be the life-saving difference for the people they know.


My prayer needs to be, “Jesus, help me see the people around me through Your eyes.” He sees so much more than neighbors or coworkers or teammates or friends. He sees them as the future inhabitants of eternity. In heaven or in hell. )

What to tell children about Heaven

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I believe there are too many dogs in the world just go to an animal shelter and see but could we humans learn from this mom dog

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From the Omaha Police hard to believe it has been four years

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The Point: White Men and Abortion

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“These 25 White Men – all Republicans – just Voted to Ban Abortion in Alabama.”

Of all the hyperbolic, misleading headlines following recent legislation passed in Georgia and Alabama, that one – from The Guardian – took the cake. For extra effect, the article provided images of each of the Alabama legislators who voted to effectively ban abortion in the state, to show just how white and male they really are.

For a bit of historical context, my colleague Shane Morris posted another image of a group of almost all white men on his social media feeds: the Supreme Court in 1973. That group of men overrode state sovereignty and forced on America abortion on demand. So if Tuesday’s vote is illegitimate because of gender or race, why wouldn’t Roe be illegitimate for the same reason?

The truth is, of course, arguments and laws don’t have genders or races. The question that must be answered about abortion, and about the morality of our laws is quite simple: Does abortion take the life of an innocent human being, or not?