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Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson: “Horrible diseases follow immoral conduct”

dd-s4-phil-castbio-688x1065Feathers flew in the blogosphere after Phil shared with my radio audience his biblical belief that God wants a man and woman to keep sex within the confines of marriage. Not exactly groundbreaking news that a Christian would uphold what the Bible teaches about sexual immorality – but more than enough to stir outrage and distortions from the Left.

Predictably, Phil‘s critics pounced on his comments about what the Bible says on the consequences of sin. “God says, ‘One woman, one man,’ and everyone says, ‘Oh, that’s old hat, that’s that old Bible stuff,'” Phil told Washington Watch listeners. “I’m thinking, let’s see now; a clean guy – a disease-free guy and a disease-free woman – they marry and they keep their sex between the two of them. They’re not going to get Chlamydia, and gonorrhea, and syphilis, and AIDS. It’s safe. Now to me, either it’s the wildest coincidence ever that horrible diseases follow immoral conduct, or, it’s God saying, ‘There’s a penalty for that kind of conduct.’ I’m leaning towards there’s a penalty toward it.”

Phil is right and the social science confirms that God’s plan is the best. God is not a cosmic kill joy. God shows us through his Word the way to enjoy life. But Phil didn’t always have it right. He lived a life of sin for 28 years before his life dramatically changed after he came to know Christ. “I have run with the wicked for 28 years and run with the Godly for 40 years. The contrast is astounding.”

~ Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council, speaking about a September 9 interview he conducted with Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, as quoted by FRC’s Washington Update

Rick Santorum: Truth doesn’t change, and it’s on the pro-life side

staneksantorumby Kelli

No one would have predicted that 40 yrs after Roe v. Wade, that teenagers and 20 year olds would be more pro-life than the generation that gave us Roe v. Wade. That tells you that truth is a very stubborn thing. Truth doesn’t go away just because people deny it…. And people, while they don’t want to accept it because it doesn’t fit with how they want to live their lives and the “freedom” that they have, they keep running into it, and when they hear it, they’re troubled by it….

I was doing an interview at a… TV station and they wanted to talk to me about a life issue….

The interviewer says, “the former Senator believes that life begins at conception.”

I interrupted him and I said, “No, I don’t.”…

He said, “You don’t believe that life begins at conception?… Oh, I’m sorry, I thought you did.”

I said, “No, I don’t believe life begins at conception – I know life begins at conception.”…

When you put that issue in the element of belief, in the element of faith, in the element of religion, you diminish the truth. Because the biological truth is, in every science text book in America, it [life beginning at conception] is a fact….

So while the other side would like to say this movement is about morality and beliefs and trying to force your views, they ignore the reality of the science behind this movement….

The bottom line is, truth is on our side. Science is on our side. Young people are on our side. This movement’s winning….

We’re about to make some big changes in this country. They’re coming.

~ Sen. Rick Santorum, speaking at FRC’s ProLifeCon on the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, January 22

[Photo of Senator Santorum and Jill at last week’s ProLifeCon]

The media’s strangely subdued reporting on Family Research Council shooter

I was camping yesterday morning when a friend alerted me via Twitter on my iPhone there had been a shooting at Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Frightened for my friends, I began scanning Google for news reports. Ten minutes later the first story popped up, stating an FRC security guard had been shot in the arm, and the shooter had been arrested.

A bit relieved, I went ahead with a planned day trip, tuning in to news radio in the truck to keep up with the latest. Nada.

I switched to WLS radio, the Chicago ABC affiliate. More nada.

I thought to myself had this been a shooting at a NARAL or GLAAD headquarters, or at a Planned Parenthood clinic, the journalistic world would have stopped. But because FRC is conservative, a shooting wasn’t so big a deal.

As the day went on, the shooter was identified as Floyd Lee Corkins II, pictured above. ABC reported:

Sources say Corkins walked into the Family Research Council and said “It’s not about you, it’s about the policy,” and then shot the guard….

Corkins had been volunteering for about the past six months at The DC Center for the LGBT Community, said David Mariner, executive director of the community center, which is in Northwest Washington. He usually staffed the center’s front desk on Saturdays, and his most recent shift was about two weeks ago….

The Family Research Council advocates conservative positions on social issues and strongly opposes gay marriage and abortion.

Perkins was an outspoken defender of Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy’s public stand against same-sex marriage, which made the fast-food chain a flashpoint in the nation’s culture wars. The Cathy family foundation has funded FRC….

The suspect allegedly had Chick-fil-A materials inside a bag he carried into the building during the shooting.

I waited for the mainstream media to connect Corkins to the homosexual activist community.

After all, to this day liberals link Scott Roeder, who killed late-term abortionist George Tiller in 2009, to Operation Rescue because “authorities found a Post-It note with Operation Rescue’s phone number in Roeder’s car,” quoting MSNBC as recently as August 13.

And Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards labeled Tiller’s murder as only one of “violent attacks by anti-choice extremists,” quoting from CNN.

And within hours of the Aurora, Colorado, theater shooting last month, ABC falsely linked the killer to the Tea Party.

So if Corkins actually worked at a homosexual organization, and it was during the time when that organization was actively promoting the defamation of Chick-Fil-A, and if on Facebook Corkin listed only two friends, one being David Mariner, executive director of The DC Center (who Mariner quickly defriended), well wow, surely MSM would promote Corkin as a poster child for homosexual violence, right?

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And wouldn’t MSM then investigate for deeper connections? Were Corkin and his only male Facebook friend Mariner lovers? Why did Corkin stop working at The DC Center? Did officials at The DC Center notice abnormal behavior, or did Corkin threaten violence against FRC and/or conservatives The DC Center didn’t report to authorities?

No, of course not. Negative profiling by liberals and the media only goes one way.

And will Obama’s FBI charge Corkin with domestic terrorism, or with committing a federal hate crime?

And will Obama and liberals now call on their own, such as the Southern Poverty Law Center, which currently lists FRC as a “hate group,” to temper their inflammatory language against conservative groups?

Beyond the politics, I’m so thankful for the bravery of FRC guard Leo Johnson, who is being called a hero for thwarting a unimaginable tragedy. And I’m thankful to read he is in stable condition.

UPDATE, 12:30p: One more thought on media bias comes from Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life:

Another thing that occurs to me: if a security guard at Planned Parenthood had been shot, and the police specifically singled him out as a “hero” – which he IS – there would already be wall-to-wall profiles of Leo telling his story and noting how awesome he is. But no. He’s still in the hospital, and they aren’t even giving him a head fake.

Protestant pastors oppose Obama contraception mandate: FRC launches letter-writing campaign with 2,500 already signed on

Today the Family Research Council will hold a press conference at 12p in the heart of the Bible Belt – the Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee – to announce the launch of a letter writing campaign by Protestant pastors and Christian leaders opposing Obama’s contraception mandate.

This is not a Catholic issue. This is a religious freedom issue.  As a matter of fact, as Catholic Philly reported on February 14, and another recent poll indicated, Evangelicals oppose the contraception mandate more than any other religious group…

 At the press conference FRC will announce the letter has already been signed by over 2,500 Christian pastors and leaders. Please forward a link to your pastor and ask him/her to sign.

Then and now: “Hand of Hope” photographer and Baby Samuel

A highlight of Monday’s ProLifeCon was photographer Michael Clancy explaining how his famous “Hand of Hope” photo of 21-week-old baby Samuel Armas came to happen in 1999, followed by now 12-yr-old Samuel and his mom Julie sharing their end of the story.

Michael and Samuel only get to see each other every 3-4 years, so that Family Research Council was able to  bring them together was special for all. Here’s a photo I snapped…

 Michael has written a book, Hand of Hope, about his experience, available here.

FRC’s ProLifeCon: January 23

Family Research Council is once again hosting ProLifeCon the morning of the March for Life in Washington, D.C., January 23, from 8:30 – 11:30a EST.

As always, FRC has arranged a great line-up of speakers, including Michael Clancy, who in 1999 took the photograph seen round the world of preborn Samuel Armas reaching out of his mother’s womb to grasp the finger of his doctor.

And guess what? Samuel (pictured right), now 11 years ago, will also speak at ProLifeCon, along with his mom!

Young pro-life leaders Lila Rose and Ryan Bomberger will also be speaking at ProLifeCon, as will our own Gerard Nadal.

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(Prolifer)ations 3-11-11

Thumbnail image for blog buzz.jpgby Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN

As always, we welcome your suggestions for additions to our Top Blogs (see tab on right side of home page)! Email Susie@jillstanek.com.

  • Serge at LTI discusses a recent article by British Pregnancy Advisory Service director Ann Furedi, who rejects the gradualist view of abortion in favor of aborting “throughout all 9 months without question.” “

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LIVE this morning: Watch FRC’s online pro-life conference, ProLifeCon

1/25, 10:45p: I’ve updated the embed code so you can watch the archived webcast of the event.

1/24, 5:02a: This morning I’ll be emceeing Family Research Council’s 6th annual ProLifeCon. You can watch it here, or you can copy the embed code and display it on your own website or blog.

Schedule of Speakers

  • 8:30 – 8:35 a.m. emcee Jill Stanek: Welcome & Introduction
  • 8:35 – 8:50 a.m. Abby Johnson (Author, Unplanned)
  • 8:50 – 9:05 a.m. Lila Rose (Live Action)
  • 9:05 – 9:25 a.m. Dean Nelson (Care Net) & Ryan Scott Bomberger (The Radiance Foundation)
  • 9:25 – 9:35 a.m. Michael J. New, Ph.D.
  • 9:35 – 9:50 a.m. Rep. James Lankford (R-OK)
  • 9:50 – 10:05 a.m. Special Announcements
  • 10:05 – 10:15 a.m. Tony Perkins (Family Research Council)
  • 10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Terrence McKeegan (C-FAM)
  • 10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Kristan Hawkins (Students for Life)
  • 10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Jeanne Monahan (Family Research Council)
  • 11:00 – 11:15 a.m. David Bereit (40 Days for Life)
  • 11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)

If you’re on Twitter, you can follow the ProLifeCon action and ask questions of the speakers using the hashtag #ProLifeCon.