Trying times certainly make it more difficult to be thankful. Our current concerns, sadness, and anger simmers when we see how our faith, values, vote, and country trampled. It is disheartening to witness our fellow countrymen seemingly buy into a foreign value system that disavows our nation’s founding, the liberties that give it life and […]
Think of what motivates major cultural movements today: decisions to terminate a pregnancy, global warming alarmists, the demagoguery of cable news and local leaders and the over-population zealots. What is the common denominator? It is all fear based.
Yet we have learned the lessons from many generations past that there is an alternative way. From Genesis 15:1 to Hebrews 13:6: (“So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”) we have learned what it takes to build and sustain Christian culture.
Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness America’s birthday is cause for gratitude and celebration. 244 years ago on July 4th, our founding fathers made a bold move to secure life and freedom for our young nation. They ratified the Declaration of Independence breaking the 13 colonies away from Great Britain. They set out to […]
Taken from http://www.usccb.org/about/pro-life-activities/upload/Letter-to-FDA-urging-ethical-COVID-vaccines.pdf Friday, April 17, 2020The Honorable Stephen M. Hahn, M.D. Commissioner U.S. Food and Drug Administration 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002 Dear Commissioner Hahn, As our nation works to defend itself from the deadly Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), we write to express our gratitude to you and the U.S. Food […]
The most recent variety of the coronavirus, Covid-19 or the Wuhan virus or China flu etc. has swept us up into an international health emergency. Though the facts seem to be as much about hype, panic (a run on toilet paper?) and politics (demagoguing) as it is about health, one thing for certain, it has […]
Ten years of hard, determined and focused pro-life effort has given us insight as to what works and what doesn’t. Success in pro-life terms is defined in different ways; funding cuts to abortion providers, education, lobbying, activism, social media outreach etc. All are good and needed to battle the dominant culture that drives disrespect toward […]
The pro-life struggle to defend all innocent human life is often compared to the struggle against slavery in the 19th Century. It is a valid analogy. Viewing a slave as “not fully human” animated those who wanted to keep slavery. It is the same argument used by those who advocate for abortion. All human life […]
The pro-life movement must endure; its values and members are the salt of the earth. To last and succeed, the pro-life movement should learn from Big Tech. Pro-life organizations currently utilize technology only to their level of comfort rather than their full potential. That needs to change. Here’s how… All pro-life groups are at the […]
The Information Technology sector (Big Tech) is the largest sector of our economy, worth more than 7 TRILLION dollars in the US alone. The 2016 election cycle and Trump’s triumph caused a panic and pullback from the largest members in this sector. Motivated now by fear of others’ values and politics, Big Tech wants to […]
I have often been asked, “Why did you start Options United?” Two experiences, in particular, led me down this road. While researching for a paper on phenomenology & morality (seriously!) I came across a piece in First Things magazine called A Failure to Communicate by Paul Swope. Mr. Swope was reviewing research done by Dr. […]