I wasn’t born when all this happened, I never knew Margaret Sanger, Hitler, been to China, Russia, or Vietnam. I am for righting the wrong done to innocent people, from 0-100+ years of age. The color of a person skin has no points to ponder or worry about it. Read the following story and make your own choice.
Planned Parenthood and Baby Parts: How Did We Get Here?
There is an old business maxim that says, “Every organization embodies the characteristics of its leader.” This is true for any organized group, whether it’s a family, church, nonprofit, business, or nation. To some degree, we who follow cannot help but take on some of the characteristics of those who lead us.
Thus, we can learn a lot about an organization by studying its founders and history. Take Margaret Sanger, for example, the founder of Planned Parenthood. Sanger was a racist, sexually liberal, rabid eugenicist. Yet she is frequently lauded, defended, and praised.
I believe that sometimes the people who run to her defense are also running from the facts.
I recently read this NPR article about Margaret Sanger, which vainly attempts to sanitize her history and comments . The author, Amita Kelly, leaves out some crucial details that actually shed some light on Planned Parenthood’s sale of body parts today.
Let’s talk about those Planned Parenthood videos for a minute. No doubt you’ve heard about and perhaps even watched some of the recent undercover videos that exposed Planned Parenthood for harvesting and selling fetal body parts for profit. I’ve dedicated my last four blog posts to discussing this horrific demonstration of fetal trafficking, and I’ve received many thoughtful comments from OFL supporters like you, which I deeply appreciate.
One particular question that has been repeatedly asked in our comments section is “How did we get here?” In other words, how did America—a nation committed to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” a nation that for all intents and purposes was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, a nation that prides itself on being a beacon of freedom and virtue to the rest of the world—get to the place where we talk flippantly about “not crushing” the bodies of preborn humans so we can extract more from these specimens?
And how did we get to the place where—even after seeing with our own eyes and hearing with our own ears the callous laughter and indifferent chitchat of procurement technicians as they pick over an aborted baby’s body parts—54 percent of Americans still support Planned Parenthood?
First of all, evil of this magnitude doesn’t happen overnight. It never has. When slavery was brought to the United States in 1619, it wasn’t delivered to colonists on a 200-foot slave ship outfitted with chains, crowded bunks, and whips to keep its “cargo” in line. No, slavery first came to our country in the form of indentured servitude, with a promise to work for seven years in exchange for a trip to and establishment in the New World. Within a century, that system evolved into the horrific practice of slavery that has left an immutable stain on our society.
Similarly, Germany’s Third Reich didn’t come to power one day and then Hitler began slaughtering Jews the next. No, it happened slowly over time. First, through economic persecution, then through Kristallnacht. Next, the Jews were segregated into ghettos, and slowly, town by town, they were deported on trains that took them to concentration camps… and almost certain death.
The same can be said about legalized abortion in America. Since the early 1900s, there has been a slow uptick in the acceptance of abortion in our culture. It began when radical eugenicists hijacked the women’s rights movement, followed by the strategic establishment of abortion clinics within predominantly African-American communities. And finally, gentle euphemisms were introduced into our society that delineate preborn babies as “tissue” and abortion as “choice.”
Let’s put things in perspective as to where the United States now stands when compared to the rest of the world in terms of the number of babies aborted each year. According to a 1999 report by the Guttmacher Institute, China, with its one-child policy, aborts 7.9 million babies a year. Coming in second at 2.2 million babies a year is Russia, a country where years of Communism eroded the moral fabric of society. Vietnam aborts 1.5 million babies a year, followed closely by the United States aborting an estimated 1.2 million preborn babies every year. You read that right, when it comes to abortion, the United States is in the same category as Communist China, Boris Yeltsin’s Russia, and Vietnam, a country where a two-child policy was only recently lifted.
Due to the recent undercover Planned Parenthood videos, the conversation surrounding abortion is no longer consigned to “the right to life.” We have entered an entirely new domain of discussing the very practice of aborting preborn children, harvesting their body parts, and bargaining over them like cattle at an auction. In the 42 years since the legalization of abortion, preborn children have gone from being considered a mere inconvenience to a commodity that allows Planned Parenthood to rake in $90 million in profit a year. By the way, this same “nonprofit” abortion provider receives over $500 million of our tax dollars each year.
Obviously, abortion is not a political issue but a sin issue that tears at the moral fabric of our country. Most pro-life individuals understand that concept on some level. But like all societal sins, abortion must first be helped along by human hands to reach its apex of evil. Slavery had greedy politicians, the Jewish Holocaust had the Third Reich, and abortion has Planned Parenthood.
That brings me back to Margaret Sanger, a failed nurse who evolved into an ultra-liberal, sexually deviant racist. A woman who spent the majority of her adult life working toward cleansing the world of “inferior” races and ridding families of their “moronic children.”
Sanger has made headlines lately in the wake of the Planned Parenthood sting videos. In fact, on August 27, 2015, a group of prominent black pastors protested in front of the National Portrait Gallery and demanded that the bust of Margaret Sanger be removed from the gallery where both Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. are honored.
Why does this 19th century woman evoke such contention? Stay tuned for next week’s installment on the racist roots of Margaret Sanger to learn more about this genocidal figure and how her eugenic philosophy continues to fuel Planned Parenthood today
How well God must like you— you don’t hang out at Sin Saloon, you don’t slink along Dead-End Road, you don’t go to Smart-Mouth College. Instead you thrill to God ’s Word, you chew on Scripture day and night. You’re a tree replanted in Eden, bearing fresh fruit every month, Never dropping a leaf, always in blossom. You’re not at all like the wicked, who are mere wind blown dust— Without defense in court, unfit company for innocent people. God charts the road you take. The road they take is Skid Row.
Better to obey God than suffer on His Skid Row. He charts the road, a path to a blessed life full hedges, pot holes, and thorny bushes on occasion and while there we find God’s will that toughened us up to take the next assignment given us. If you survive the small holes and have the means to dig out, it’s the pit that Corrie Ten Boom’s sister told her about. Not to deep to crawl out of one she found herself in during the Holocaust. Yes, it happened.
America has a pit to crawl out of, we need to get our heads out of the sand and step up to the plate. Take a leap of faith, and take back what’s been taken away from us. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the freedom to choose which church, which newspapers, which groups, and along comes a person with a bent to take out his bigotry on people who have not ever misspoke about him or the color of his skin. By the way, no I did not vote for him or his VP who is also Caucasian. Just because some self appointed preacher said white Christians should die for something none of us did to him or them.
America needs to stand up to all this hypocrisy and satanic nonsense. Therein lies the key to a lot of problems. How did I figure this out? I read my Bible and various other versions. Just because something is posted on a internet website does not automatically make it factual, it means check out other sources then decide.
On a good day, enjoy yourself;
On a bad day, examine your conscience.
God arranges for both kinds of days
So that we won’t take anything for granted.
Ecclesiastes 7:14 MSG
Who would have thought? We all know what to do on a good day, yet dumb founded on the bad ones. We have celebrations of every kind and every reason, but when we do too much of it we get the proverbial hangover. One of those effects of too much is a rise in your blood pressure. If you didn’t know that, your not alone because neither did I until recently. Sure had a whopping headache, partly because I ignored it when it was not so bad, then boom! I have a bp cuff and checked mine for no other reason but suspicions, and I was right.
I may not have medical proof, but I sure know about those headaches. That is part of the reasons I finally decided it had to be dealt with. If your going through several bottles of pain killers (Aleve, Excedrine, Advil…) a month, see your doctor, it could save your life and help the cash flow too. Giving you more reasons to celebrate.
To your health!
I woke up this morning with this song on my mind, I guess somewhere in the world someone recently been won to the Lord. That’s a awesome thought! The other possibility is that a True believer went home to heaven. Loss on earth, but will be seen again in Heaven.
SHOUTIN TIME IN HEAVEN LYRICS- The Hoppers
I will arise and go to Jesus
He will embrace me in his arms,
In the arms of Christ my Savior,
Oh there are then thousand charms
Chorus) Its shouting time in heaven
A sinner once lost is found
Its shouting time in heaven
Salvation has been brought down,
No wonder the angels rejoice to know
My sins have been covered by the crimson flow
And now I’m feeling fine
I’m walking on the highway with my Lord
My name is written down in courts above
Its shouting time in heaven, Oh yes, its shouting time.
Come ye weary, heavy laden
Lost and ruined by the fall
If you tarry till your better,
You will never come battle
(Guess Heaven gain one!)
Once lost has been found, that shouting time here too. When you least expect a Miracle, expect one. Sometime in the next few days I will hear other things, but top this…Slim chance. Thank you Lord.
Well we seem to have crossed a line of no return, or it just feels that way on occasion. One law gets added in the books to allow one thing to happen and some decide all the laws got changed right along with the one additional one.
Since the subject keeps coming up, this is my two cent blog. I have not ever in my life supported the homosexual agenda and just for the record I am not going to start now. One thing about it, if when U.S. Supreme court approved it, passed it I wish they had seen the fact with their eyes too. Their frail, anorexia, STD’s; infested bodies are the tell tell signs of death. In short they passed a law for people who are going to die in the closer future than their admitting to being.
Just for the record I am not one, nor am I becoming one. I will not lower my moral standards to appease anyone. It’s just not happening.
BUT IS THE BIBLE THE WORD OF GOD OR MAN ? Ultimately everything we choose to believe requires faith. Whether it’s the Bible being Gods word or 2 rocks crashing in space and creating life. Whether it’s the documents of a scientist or the documents of men who walked with Jesus. Unless we were there to see the dinosaurs drop over sideways and fall dead or actually saw a risen Christ walk out of the grave. It all requires faith in someone else’s writings. Seeing that’s the case, here is why I would choose to believe in this book called the Bible over all others. First, it’s not 1 book. It’s 66 books. Written over 1,000’s of years by different people from all walks of life who lived in time periods, spoke different languages, had different occupations, but all testified to the same unfolding fact. There is but one God and one mediator between God and man. Jesus Christ. And they never contradicted each other from Genesis to Revelation. People hate hearing that. So we question the Bible more than any other historical document. No one wants to believe their a sinner in need of a savior. So like a bathroom scale that doesn’t say what we expect it should say, we assume it’s broke or off or needs fixing. But the Bible doesn’t need fixing. It’s Ten Commandments are still etched on the walls of our Supreme Court and every president who takes the oath of office puts his hand on it as he takes that oath as a symbol of truth. It says what it says and we either accept it or reject it. A very simple premise. But then the issue always comes up “It was written and changed and messed up by man”. Here’s a common sense thought: I was watching a special on TV about how gangs, Mafia family’s, Skin heads and even K.K.K. Groups are controlled by leaders who are behind bars in maximum security prisons. They have ways of sending orders and detailed instructions on how thing are to be run. They’ve been doing this for decades. They are smart, cunning and ruthless. Figuring out ways to make sure they’re messages get out and are delivered with deadly accuracy. So the issue is really this: If a lifetime criminal can figure out a way how to make sure his messages are delivered properly from death row to his followers, I find it hard to believe that a God, who spoke the worlds into existence, can’t figure out a way of protecting and preserving his word down through the ages so it can be delivered accurately to his followers too. If God is incapable of doing what the leader of a Mafia organization can do, then yes – his word had been compromised and you can’t trust any of it. But if God is smarter than a skin head then Jesus words are dead on when he says “You must be born again”. Can I hear at least one amen…
Noted. Like some of the Hamus said. “The Israelites God is throwing our missiles off course” That is my God! 😆
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By Pastor Mark Jeske
So Gay Marriage Is Here. What Now?
The Christian world is badly divided on this issue of gay marriage.
The left generally has supported the LGBT agenda, although at great cost as their denominations have hemorrhaged members and congregations.
So what do the rest of us Christians do now?
Here are ten thoughts:
I don’t fear that gay people who want to get married are a serious threat to heterosexual marriages. The greatest threat to heterosexual marriage is heterosexual people. In my pastoral opinion, the best thing straight Christians can do to protect one-man-one-woman marriage is to take better care of their own marriages. Marriage is like a car—if you just drive it and drive it and never refuel or do maintenance, the car will die by the side of the road.The greatest damage to straight marriage is done by straight people who don’t bother to get married but just cohabit, or single straight people who just sleep around as though it is their right, or married straight people who want to act like they’re single. We can do a lot more good for the state of heterosexual marriage in our world by putting serious work and respect into God’s marital design.Christians should stop expecting that their government will be the teacher of national morality. The only possible source of a code of conduct that is universally true for all human beings on earth is the Bible. Our nation’s laws are based not on the Bible but on what the people say they want. That’s the downside risk. But there’s an upside—the darker and bleaker that our world gets, the better and more desirable our Christian communities will appear. Where God’s Word and Spirit are disappearing, Satan moves in. In Satan’s wake are always pain, conflict, hatred, selfishness, and cruelty.Opposition to the LGBT agenda and lifestyle is not homophobia. That very word is a made-up mishmash—phobos is the Greek word for “fear.” We are not afraid of gay people. We are simply convicted by the clear words of Scripture. Neither are we haters. Christians whose harsh words make them look like haters only make the biblical position look backward and distasteful.Any Christian who dares to utter an opinion on the sexuality of others better know what the Bible says. Do you know where the Scripture speaks about homosexuality? If our words are not based squarely on Scripture, then we will just appear driven by prejudice rather than principle.Businesses run by straight people who oppose the LGBT agenda will probably no longer be allowed to discriminate against gay people with their goods and services. Christian bakers will have to make cakes for gay weddings, photographers cannot say no to gay fiancés, companies cannot fire people for sexual preference, and bed-and-breakfasts will have to allow gay couples as guests. The law’s compulsions on businesses, however, do not constitute approval of the lifestyle on behalf of the owners. There has always been a subset of the human population that is sexually attracted to the same gender. You can argue the percentage, but the desires will always be there in some. That means that there are people sitting in the pews with you on Sunday who are wrestling with their desires. People with same-sex desires are people too, people loved unconditionally by the Lord, sinners just like you and me in desperate need of the blood of the Lamb. People who feel shunned by their families and churches are often intensely lonely and can find acceptance and support only in the gay world. We need to find a way to make people with gay desires feel valued and loved even while discouraging living the lifestyle. We must find a way to welcome people even when not sanctioning parts of their lifestyle. Gay people need to be in church. Gay people need Jesus.LGBT advocates argue that the very presence of gay desires legitimizes those desires. Their Christian allies will say things like, “This is how God made me.” Biblical Christians do not have to yield on this point. The presence of a desire in someone’s mind and heart does not make it right. A persistent subset of the population fantasizes about sex with children. That does not make it right.My greatest regret about the legitimization of gay marriage is that it will damage the individuals themselves. Gay desires will always be there, but it is repentance that brings Christ’s forgiveness and new strength. First Corinthians 6:9-11 teaches us that arsenokoitai (men who have sex with other men) will not inherit the kingdom of God. Steadfast rejection of God’s Word only brings divine judgment and condemnation.Kindly note that heterosexual adulterers come under the same judgment, as do thieves and swindlers. Christians do our world no good when they appear to single out homosexuality as worse than other sins. All sinners need to acknowledge their accountability to God, compare their lives to his standards, repent of their failings, claim the forgiveness that Jesus bought, and then fill themselves with Word and Spirit to make the changes they need to make. Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians chapter 6, “And that is what some of you were” (note the verb tense—people can change their lifestyles).
Pastor Mark Jeske has been bringing the Word of God to viewers of Time of Grace since the program began airing in late 2001. A Milwaukee native, Pastor Jeske has served as the senior pastor at St. Marcus Lutheran Church on Milwaukee’s near north side since 1980. In addition, he is the author of six books and dozens of devotional booklets on various topics. You can sign up to receive his daily Grace Moment devotions via e-mail byclicking here.