"Being wise as serpents, and gentle as doves" in a political world.
6 Meanwhile, the Lord said to me,
“Put a watchman on the city wall.
Let him shout out what he sees..."
News Watch - Family Research Council
The Republican vice-presidential candidate, Governor Sarah Palin, continues to be refreshing in her outside-the-beltway behavior. In her second interview with Katie Couric the popular Alaskan governor was asked about her views on abortion to which she replied, "I am pro-life. And I'm unapologetic in my position that I am pro-life." Governor Palin elaborated further that as she strives to create a culture of life our society also must concentrate on counseling and support for "women who find themselves in circumstances that are absolutely less than ideal." That describes perfectly the good work that pregnancy resource centers across the nation do, as opposed to the "abortion on demand" mentality of facilities like Planned Parenthood. Ms. Couric comes off poorly during the interview when she tries to imply that those in the pro-life community, including Governor Palin, would seek to imprison women who have abortions. The only ones that talk about jailing women, it seems, are pro-abortionists and/or television personalities. The act of abortion itself is exploitative of the woman even as it kills her child.
CBS News: Palin Opens Up On Controversial Issues
Virginia State Police vs. Name of Jesus
The Virginia State Police Department now joins Saudi Arabia as one more place where the name of Jesus cannot be honored in an official ceremony. Six of the 17 police chaplains in the Virginia State Police have resigned in protest over a new directive from Superintendent Steven Flaherty that bans the use of "Jesus" or "Christ" in prayers at such functions as trooper graduation ceremonies and the annual memorial service for fallen officers. Flaherty singled out the name of Jesus for censorship because he wants to be "inclusive and respectful of the varied ethnicities, cultures and beliefs of our employees." However, it's apparent that his definition of "inclusive" extends only to those who are offended by the exercise of First Amendment rights. The superintendent is bowing to the pressure of liberal groups such as the ACLU who believe that our Constitutional rights of freedom of speech and religion are trumped by the "right" not to be offended. I applaud these six chaplains for their courageous stand to defend their right to pray according to their conscience.
Newsmax: 6 Va. State Police Chaplains Resign Over Jesus Ban
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