Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. It is consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. -Erma Bombeck
11/26/2009 NFL Line up
12:30pm Green Bay @ Detroit
4:15pm Oakland @ Dallas
8:20pm NY Giants @ Denver
In a recent article in the Liberty University student newspaper, Southeastern Director of the Center for Bioethical Reform (CBR) Fletcher Armstrong spoke to a group of Liberty University students as part of SGA’s week-long “Reclaiming Others’ Sacred Existence (ROSE)” event.
“We have to change the hearts and minds of the American people. There’s not a consensus in the country to stop abortion right now,” Armstrong said. “We need to convert more people to a pro-life position.”
Likewise, as reported by Fox News on November 20, 2009, a coalition of Christian leaders — including the country’s Catholic bishops — put President Obama on notice Friday that it would vigorously fight any health care reform legislation that allows federal funding for abortions.
“A health care bill can be a great, great blessing to our country,” Philadelphia Archbishop Justin Rigali said during a press conference Friday on Capitol Hill. “But we make a distinction between health care and killing.”
More than 150 Christian leaders, most of them conservative evangelicals and traditionalist Roman Catholics, issued a joint declaration reaffirming their opposition to abortion and gay marriage and pledging to protect religious freedoms.
The 4,700-word document, called “The Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience,” was unveiled one day before the Senate is expected to consider it’s sweeping health care bill that includes a measure permitting abortion funding.
Click to Read “The Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience,” document.
In my opinion, I have to say, we are much to politically correct in this country today. The tragic Ft. Hood shooting, is one example of how this country has bent over backwards to be politically correct with “special” groups. Mass murders and horrific events don’t happen daily, but making concessions in an attempt to be politically correct does. I am not saying that being politically correct leads to mass shootings, but I am saying we have become to tolerant across the board. Concessions are made by businesses, organizations, churches, and other entities daily for “special” groups in order to avoid possible lawsuits. I do believe that the intent of being politically correct is a positive one, but everything needs to be done with moderation. In the case of political correctness, I believe we have over indulged to the extreme side. We need a balance here!
In an article by Fox News, it says “The issue here (Ft. Hood tragedy) is that there’s a political correctness climate in the military. They don’t want to say anything because it would be considered questioning somebody’s religious belief, or they’re afraid of an equal opportunity lawsuit”.
We would be kidding ourselves if we think this type of soft approach happens only in the military. Time and time again, situations across this country are handled with “kid glove” instead of dealing with them based on the facts and reality of the situation. I am not generalizing and saying everyone in these “special” groups uses this to their advantage, but there are a percentage that do.