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No one should be surprised about Weinstein, and few should be complaining about it

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Yes, you read that title right.

NO one should be surprised about Harvey Weinstein, nor about the other revelations of sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood that I’m certain will be forthcoming in the weeks, months, and years to come. Few people should be complaining about it.

Allow me to explain

It is very hard to write about this, but I feel there is a lesson here. A child in my family was being abused by his stepfather, unknown to the rest of the family. He had emotional and behavioral problems that were long attributed to disorders of various types, but that we now know are likely the result of PTSD. He is now being treated and protected and being set upon the right path.

Being set upon the right path is not something that happens for many children in show business. There is obviously something wrong with so many of them though. Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus, and so many others who display overly sexualized behavior have often been chalked up to youngsters who have ridiculous wealth and fame and no reality check.

There’s probably SOME truth in that, but what if it is more? What if these young adults who grew up in Hollywood did so being sexually abused by the likes of Weinstein and have been taught that this is “normal” behavior? Might their current behavior not be reflective of that?

Couple this with the fact that Hollywood regularly produces movies and shows that glorify all kinds of sexual abuse. Have you SEEN Game of Thrones? Why would so many in Hollywood produce this crap unless it came from years of believing that this was normal, acceptable behavior?

No, I’m not the least bit surprised Weinstein did all of these things. I promise you he wasn’t alone. The feigned shock from the others in Tinseltown was just an effort to cover up their own crimes.

Brave or accessories

Some view the men and women coming forward now as brave. I see them as accessories. They could have done something about this long ago, but they refused to because being rich and famous was more important to them than protecting future victims.

At the same time these actors, actresses, and movie executives were silent on men like Weinstein they had the audacity to be hair-on-fire mad about Donald Trump. Trump has his own long history of sexual abuse allegations dating back to his first wife Ivana who accused him of raping and beating her. It doesn’t change the fact that the Hollywood liberals were unbelievably hypocritical in complaining about Trump.

Now you even have those that are saying a President and a movie producer shouldn’t be held to the same standard.

Well, first of all, NONE of this activity should accept from ANYONE. Ever!

Second, those complaining about “Republicans electing THEIR sexual predator’s President” need to shut up. Many of them were old enough to elect Bill Clinton. They certainly had no problem trying to elect his chief enabler, his wife Hillary.

In retrospect though, it’s easy to understand why the Ashley Judd’s of the world complain about Weinstein but had no problem with Hillary. Judd did nothing about Weinstein when she most certainly could have, so condemning Hillary Clinton would have been condemning herself.

Yes Liberals, you’re hypocrites on this.

Republicans and Conservatives: You are guilty as well

Now, to Republicans and conservatives (no, these are NOT the same thing), you also have a problem. We all visited our righteous indignation on Bill Clinton and those now who supported him for years. You now want to join me in condemning the hypocrisy of those who slammed Trump but protected Weinstein and God only knows who else.

Most of you don’t get to. You’re just as big of hypocrites as they are.

If you voted for Trump, you’re the same as they are. I, and others like me, warned you that voting for Trump is to surrender the moral high ground. You did it anyway. Many of you voted for Trump to “stop Hillary.” Congratulations. You did it. Donald Trump is President of the United States. Hillary Clinton is a historical footnote.

All it cost you was your credibility and integrity for the rest of your lives. Credibility is like glass. Once cracked it is not easily repaired. On the issue of sexual harassment and sexual assault at least, if you voted for Trump, however reluctantly it might have been, your credibility wasn’t cracked, it was SHATTERED. I truly hope it was worth it.

So, Leftists, if you supported Bill Clinton, and Hollywood if you covered for Weinstein, you don’t get to say anything about Trump or any other Republican in the future on this issue ever again.

And if you voted for Trump, you don’t get to complain about Bill Clinton, Anthony Weiner, Harvey Weinstein, or any of the many, many others I’m sure will follow.

Short version, most of you should just shut up, and focus on this issue inside your own world.

THIS is why keeping your credibility and integrity are so very, very important. I still have mine. Liberals haven’t had any in decades. I’m sorry to see so many Republicans and even some conservatives throw away theirs so cheaply. I truly hope it was worth it, but in my heart of hearts, I know it won’t be because in a few years Trump will be gone, most of anything good he doesn’t accomplish will be overturned, and you’ll still be crying “but Gorsuch.” Your credibility and integrity on this issue won’t ever be coming back. Ever.

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What Steven Crowder’s latest pro-life Change My Mind reveals

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What Steven Crowders latest pro-life Change My Mind reveals

Steven Crowder in his most recent edition of “Change My Mind” experienced more aggressive pro-abortion arguments than he had in the previous installments. The episode featured people arguing that moral personhood began at birth or even “experience.” Often times, Change My Mind demonstrates that under scrutiny, arguments have flaws. Such is the method that got Socrates killed. With all of these discussions, the failure to prove the lack of humanity for a fetus proved unconvincing and logically undefended by its proponents. But I want to address the intrinsic instinct, the universal morality, that could not stay buried under layers of denial. These pro-abortion advocates, deep down, know they are wrong.

In all four conversations, late term abortion was supported. However the caveat of threat to the mother was brought up, despite the rarity of such occurrence. Steven Crowder called them out, citing the fact that they said they would support third trimester abortion even if it were not a threat to the mother by their own previous admission. The proponents then hesitantly agreed. So Crowder then asked “why bring it up?” That is the question. Why would abortion advocates rely on such extreme examples?

I believe that deep down, those who have not finished their leftist training have not intrinsically forsaken the convicting power of conscious, because of what I observed in this video. The latter two proponents came off as not even believing what they were saying. The first was a hardcore stoner. The second was a perhaps shy of being a feminist. The stoner gentleman said “breath” was the transfer of moral personhood and if a baby came out and had yet to breath, it would not yet be human, therefore justified in killing it. The last one suggested the ultra vague notion of “experience” rendered moral personhood. Yet she agreed that the experiences of the unborn were valid human experiences and then whimsically concluded that it was still okay to kill them.

She, in particular, sounded really unconvinced in her own stance. I thought she was going to make a utilitarian argument that would have led to an interesting discussion about quantifying human suffering. This would have been a better argument than “experience” which is even less defensible than sentience. The gentleman in the beginning argued that a fetus was a parasite but then insisted it was not autonomous. Biologically speaking a parasite is autonomous from its host.

These two claims are mutually exclusive. Three of these students presented arguments that I was unconvinced they themselves even believed. I am shocked that this was my takeaway, for on every other Change My Mind, even the other three installments on abortion, I believed that the guests genuinely believed their own arguments.

If a fetus is not human, there would be no need to rely on extreme examples to defend abortion. It’s becoming increasingly obvious that abortion is an affront to natural law, as science increasingly supports the notion of human life at creation. The Founding Fathers so cleverly wrote that our rights were self evident. The affront to these self evident rights will naturally be difficult to defend logically. This is why the abortion advocates had such poor arguments with premises that could not withstand charitable scrutiny. In this case, the pro-abortion advocates all believed a conclusion of abortion permissibility, without internally accepting the premises necessary to support the conclusion and the implications they would ensue from said premises.

There is a difference between a person being reputably evil and plainly gullible. That difference would be seen as someone who simply accept that a fetus is not human and simply doesn’t care. These college students weren’t there yet. Nor is the rest of the country as a whole. So there is reason for hope.

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Intellectual discourse versus Biblical snippets to spread the Gospel

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Intellectual discourse versus Biblical snippets to spread the Gospel

In a world with a shortening attention span, is it better to drop “Bible bombs” on people in the short time they give us? With a topic as complex as a Biblical worldview, is it better to deliver long-form dissertations and engage in extended debate?

The answer to both questions is, “Yes.”

Those of us who are trying to spread the Gospel and bring more people to the light are tasked with a difficult challenge to overcome. Much of the world is shifting towards a secular worldview and abandoning the truth of the Bible. Even though people abroad are coming into the faith in astounding numbers, people in western culture are often pulling away.

We are faced with the two big challenges: time and effort. Sometimes, people simply won’t allow enough time to learn about the Bible, our Creator, our Savior, or any of the other portions of faith that are required to penetrate the evil haze that is sweeping across western culture. On the other hand, there is a need to be prepared for those instances when someone is open to discussion, when they have questions and are willing to look deeper to find the answers.

The former often requires us to be ready with a Biblical “elevator pitch” in order to establish the latter. This is one of the reasons why we’re so focused on social media. It’s a venue that we believe can bring people into the state of mind of asking questions. While it’s likely not possible for a Tweet to make people change their worldview, we see it as a prompt to act on the nagging feelings that have been hitting them but that they’ve never pursued in the past.

Once you have people asking questions, it’s important to have the right answers readily available. If they come to you for guidance and you’re not ready to deliver it, you can actually do more harm than good. It’s a fear that has enveloped us at times. It has driven us to a state of constant study; not a day goes by when we’re not doing something to expand our understanding and sharpen our abilities to deliver the right message at the right time.

Prayer is the most important thing you can do. It’s even more important than studying. If you can tap into the message through prayer and Bible study, the Lord will provide you with the words you need when the time to deliver them comes.

One does not have to go to seminary to be able to answer questions when they are asked. Between the internet and, of course, the Bible, the answers will present themselves if you’re are simply willing to look.

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Lila Rose reveals the heinous statistics about Down Syndrome abortions

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Lila Rose reveals the heinous statistics about Down Syndrome abortions

Yesterday was World Down Syndrome Day, and while many celebrated the wonderful successes and challenges overcome by those with Down Syndrome as well as their families, many in the pro-life movement highlighted a disturbing trend. With our ability to identify Down Syndrome from the womb, aborting babies with the condition has become so commonplace, the Down Syndrome population is non-existent in some countries.

Live Action founder Lila Rose took to Twitter to share some of these depressing statistics, including the horrible increased frequency in which it now happens in the United States. Anyone who knows someone with Down Syndrome must acknowledge their value and the fact that their lives should not be snuffed out because the scientific community says it’s a good thing.

Every life is a gift. Every single one of them. The “humane” murder of preborn babies because of their condition is one of the most mystifying stances of the “progressive” left.

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