Stanek Sunday funnies 12-28-14

Good morning, and Happy Sunday! Here were my top five favorite political cartoons this week. Be sure to vote for your fav in the poll at the bottom of this post!

by Gary Varvel at Townhall.com
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 by Walt Handelsman at GoComics.com
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 by Glenn McCoy at Townhall.com
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 by Ken Catalino at Townhall.com
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 by Matt Davies at GoComics.com
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Leader of pro-abortion pastor’s org calls pro-lifers wolves in sheep’s clothing

sc063014326-e1419601061798[T]he majority of people of faith, and the majority of Christians support legal access to abortion. And so they wrap their anti-choice ideology in something that sounds warm and fuzzy.

The Christian tradition says that Jesus advised his disciples to, ‘Watch out for false prophets. They come to you dressed like sheep, but inside they are vicious wolves. You will know them by their fruit.’

~ Reverend Harry Knox (pictured above right), leader of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, as quoted by LiveActionnews.org, December 25

Stanek weekend Q: What would your life suitcase contain?

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The end of the year offers a great opportunity to reflect as well as make new goals. In that vein, here’s an interesting story in Wimp.com:

Willard Asylum for the Insane, located in New York, was built in 1869. Patients had an average stay of 30 years, and many who came to the hospital never left. Eventually the site was abandoned, until, in 1995, an incredible discovery was made in the attic…

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Pro-life vid of day: Personhood ad to run in WI theaters

by Kelli

According to Pro-Life Wisconsin, two WI theaters will feature their life-affirming ad in Milwaukee and Madison during the Christmas season. The group writes:

This powerful message reinforces the value and worth of each human person, regardless of his or her characteristics or stage of development, and it concludes with a link to our informative PersonhoodWisconsin.com website.

This powerful ad will reach tens of thousands of moviegoers this Christmas season, inspiring them to a better understanding of the worth of each human life!

Email dailyvid@jillstanek.com with your video suggestions.

[HT: Susie Allen]

Pro-abortion “holiday cards” feature babies and IUD snowflakes

by Jill

While Planned Parenthood has largely abandoned its “Choice on Earth” Christmas greetings and cards,  there are still a few invaliant pro-abortion attempts to hijack this sacred Christian holiday.

The Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion research organization founded by Planned Parenthood, offered to send your someone special a “limited edition holiday card” featuring babies, children, and families for a donation of only $50. Click to enlarge…

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Meanwhile, the inventive Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts used IUDs and birth control pills to create a snowflake “holiday card”

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Kwanzaa’s political roots

by Carder

holiday-heroesWhile taking the “best of early Chinese and Cuban socialism” — excluding, one hopes, mass murder, forced abortions, imprisonment of homosexuals and forced labor — Karenga said Kawaida practitioners believe one’s racial identity “determines life conditions, life chances and self-understanding.”

There’s an inclusive philosophy for you!

~ Conservative pundit Ann Coulter exposing the Marxist/socialist roots of Kwanzaa, Townhall, December 24

[Photo via OB Rag reads: Whether it’s Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or Anti-Life… Happy Holidays!! ]

Christmas Day vids: From the simple to the sublime

by Hans Johnson

This holiday is a mixture of family memories and sacred worship. First, we have one man’s lesson from a Christmas past, called “The Christmas Scale”:

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Next are the chapters of Handel’s Messiah depicting the announcement of The Good News to the shepherds in the field:

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Email dailyvid@jillstanek.com with your video suggestions.

Pro-life vid of the day: The Christmas truce

by Hans Johnson

On Christmas Eve exactly 100 years ago during World War I, soldiers on both sides paused hostilities to exchange gifts and play soccer. The greatest war in human history was being fought for the pettiest of reasons – more out of misunderstandings and “hurt feelings” than for  any territorial dispute. But on one silent night, it was agreed upon to observe  “peace on Earth”, if ever so briefly.

This dramatization is from Sainsbury’s, a U.K. supermarket chain, which is donating all proceeds from its chocolate to The Royal British League.

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Email dailyvid@jillstanek.com with your video suggestions.

The story behind a children’s literary classic

LoveYouForeverby Carder

I made that up after my wife and I had two babies born dead. The song was my song to my dead babies. For a long time I had it in my head and I couldn’t even sing it because every time I tried to sing it I cried. It was very strange having a song in my head that I couldn’t sing.

For a long time it was just a song but one day, while telling stories at a big theatre at the University of Guelph, it occurred to me that I might be able to make a story around the song.

Out popped Love You Forever, pretty much the way it is in the book.

~ Children’s author Robert Munsch sharing the story behind the classic story Love You Forever, via POP Sugar, December 20

Pro-life blog buzz 12-23-14

pro-lifeby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN, and Kelli

  • ProLife365 has a humorous post on the benefits of having a large family.
  • Saynsumthn’s Blog reports on the pro-abortion Unitarian Church’s Alternative Gift List for 2014. Topping their list: Give to a center for abused children or perhaps donate to Planned Parenthood, the nation largest promoter and provider of abortions. Talk about the ultimate child abuse – death by dismemberment – and the ultimate in compartmentalization.
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Here’s the fourth in the repeat of my Sunday series during the month of December on the fascinating abolitionist history behind some of our most beloved Christmas hymns. Pro-lifers identify closely with those 150 years ago who fought to free another oppressed class of people. (Also see Go Tell It on the Mountain,” “O Holy Night,”) and “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.”) This week…

“O Little Town of Bethlehem”

Episcopalian Pastor Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) was so outspoken in his opposition to slavery and support of the North he was asked to preach the funeral eulogy of slain President Abraham Lincoln.

“That solemn honor, in tandem with leading the congregation of Philadelphia’s Holy Trinity Church through the bloody years of the Civil War, had taken its toll,” writes author Ace Collins in his book, Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas. “Worn out and badly needing a spiritual rebirth, Brooks took a sabbatical… to tour the Middle East.”

On Christmas Eve 1865, compelled to escape the crowds, Brooks rode alone by horseback from Jerusalem to Bethlehem and spent several hours during the night in worship, prayer, and contemplation.

Preparing for a Christmas Eve service 3 years later, Brooks recalled his experience and wrote the poem we now know as “O Little Town of Bethlehem.” His church organist, Lewis Redner, set it to music.

The Phillips Brooks House still stands at Harvard University, dedicated to the Harvard grad in 1900.

Verse 4…

Where children pure and happy
Pray to the blessed Child,
Where Misery cries out to Thee,
Son of the Mother mild;
Where Charity stands watching,
And Faith holds wide the door,
The dark night wakes, the glory breaks,
And Christmas comes once more.

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