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Saturday, December 29, 2018

News Weakly - 12/29/18

A Christian World Gone Crazy
Last month a group at Wheaton College (Christian college, remember?) invited Ryan Bomberger to share his story. He is a black man with a presentation on "Black Lives Matter -- In & Out of the Womb." Ryan's mother was raped, but she gave him life. He was adopted into a multiracial family and adopted children of his own. He is definitely pro-life with a pro-life message. So it puzzles me that, in the days that followed, the student government felt it necessary to protest. "His comments, surrounding the topic of race," they said, "made many students, staff, and faculty of color feel unheard, underrepresented, and unsafe on our campus." They went on to say, "We are committed to the College's mission to promoting student programming that 'pursues unity, embraces ethnic diversity, and practices racial reconciliation so that it will contribute to the education of whole persons', and therefore, felt it necessary to respond to the offensive rhetoric from the speaker at this event that compromised this mission."

Let me see if I understand. A black man made "students, staff, and faculty of color felt unheard, underrepresented, and unsafe," so they "embrace ethnic diversity" by protesting a black man who speaks of the most unheard, underrepresented, and unsafe group, the black unborn? Have these people lost their minds? This theoretically Christian community is more concerned about some "hurt" and "grieving" students without any concern for the daily slaughter of 2,500 innocent humans through abortion? When did "makes me feel unsafe" become the single most important moral value over every other thing ... like murdering children? When did our society in general and Christians in particular become so deeply confused?

Looks Bad for the Left Team
No one on the Left liked Judge Roy Moore. No one. He had a lot of detractors from the Right, too. But he almost won his bid to become a senator in Alabama despite all the negative press he received. "See?" the Left says, "The right side won!" Except now it looks like the Democratic candidate beat Moore not because of honest information, but intentional disinformation. Potentially criminal disinformation. They even admit to "disinformation tactics" if not illegal tactics. I guess some can't win with the truth, so they have to appeal to lies and fears. Looks bad for the side that won that one.

Most Questionable
The media is reporting a stunning change in public opinion. "Former first lady Michelle Obama has been named this year's 'most admired woman' in Gallup's annual poll, marking the first time in 17 years that Hillary Clinton didn't nab the top spot." It is stunning to me because I cannot fathom Hillary Clinton as the most admired woman in America for the past 17 years. Really?

Of course, the actual facts should give you pause. Michelle Obama won 15% of the votes. That's "#1". Oprah Winfrey was #2 ... with 5%. Interestingly Hillary and Melania tied for third place with 4% each. That's gotta sting. For men, Barack Obama took first place with 19% and Hated President Trump (that should be his official title, right?) took second with 13%. Not much in the way of helpful information in any of that.

Bus Control
In China at least five people were killed and 21 injured when a hijacker stole a bus and ran down pedestrians. The chinese government are seeking better background checks and tighter bus control to prevent this kind of tragedy in the future. Oh, wait ... hijacking buses is illegal. Now, hang on a moment ...

At least they've mandated a 5-day waiting period on Nerf gun sales. That must be true; I read it on the Internet.

1 comment:

Marshal Art said...

A Christian World Gone Crazy

There's been a number of troubling stories coming out of Wheaton College in the last several years that it's difficult to regard them as a truly Christian school these days. Even if we assume they lean left in their politics, it is not unreasonable to expect that they still have some reverence, devotion and respect for truth. They can prove they do by insisting those who claim they feel unsafe by the expression of truth prove they are in any real danger before giving such claims the time of day.

Looks Bad for the Left Team

I've always thought Moore's gotten a bum rap for years. I don't know what he's done as a jurist that has justified it. As to his dating habits back when he was in his early thirties, people today project contemporary notions on a time and place that had very different ideas. That is to say, what he was doing was not uncommon at the time for that place, nor was it considered perverse or deviant. It was a smear job at the 11th hour of a campaign that Moore had all but wrapped up.

Most Questionable

Questionable indeed. This poll is like so many, making judgements on the basis of responses of no more than 1000 or so people. Of course, that means those that voted for anyone is a lesser amount and hardly representative of the entire nation. Still, in any number, it is unfathomable to me that anyone would admire women such as Obama or Clinton who have accomplished so little, and of what they have accomplished, so much of it useless or detrimental. That's not to mention their questionable character and personalities.