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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Imagine you’re an expectant parent, you’re deathly ill, and your doctor says your unborn child may have grave developmental problems. What do you do? Pam was serving as a missionary in the Philippines and expecting her fifth child when she suffered a life threatening infection with a pathogenic amoeba. Because of the drugs used to treat her condition, the doctors recommended abortion, both because of potential damage to the unborn child and… Read More

There’s an interesting situation developing at the Walt Disney Company. Disney, one of the early pioneers of corporate gay acceptance, conducts mandatory sensitivity training for employees. The goal is full tolerance for and zero discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender (GLBT) employees. But the tolerance enforcement saga has turned up a new twist: It appears there have been numerous documented incidents of intolerance against ex-gays. And one non-profit advocacy organization is… Read More

I rather tremble as I write this, because I don’t want to be the target of the verbal assault I’m afraid I might get in response. But here goes: Yesterday, I quoted Jesus, “What out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves,” and I’ve been asked, “What were you thinking? Who did you have in mind?” My first thought is to say that… Read More

Background: In 1968 Paul Ehrlich wrote The Population Bomb at the suggestion of David Brower, founder of The Sierra Club Foundation. The bestseller, essentially repeating the 1798 projection of Thomas Malthus, predicted imminent global famine due to overpopulation. “The battle to feed all of humanity is over.” Ehrlich wrote. “In the 1970s and 1980s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now.”… Read More

In 2006, Illusion software released a 3D game called RapeLay, which casts the player into the role of a Japanese sex maniac. Players advance by raping women but get penalized if the baby lives. “If she does become pregnant you’re supposed to force her to get an abortion,” one reviewer revealed. This is entertainment? I suppose you could call this a kind of Sex and the City, but something about it just… Read More

Background: The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) was established in 1964 when Mary Calderone left her position as medical director of Planned Parenthood to become founding executive director. Joining forces as a founding board member was Wardell Pomeroy, collaborator with Alfred Kinsey on Kinsey’s two seminal volumes on sexual behavior. Despite the official sounding name, SIECUS is not a government organization but an independent non-profit. Calderone said… Read More