The mantra used to be one of "tolerance", but we are long past that. Now we are required to celebrate their differences, unless, the different characteristic is Down syndrome.
Ken Connor, author of "Sinful Silence," is chairman of the Center for a Just Society
August 19, 2014, 11:26 AM EDT
February 19, 2014, 4:14 PM EST
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards recently tweeted out a short video featuring her suggestions of what women really need for Valentine's Day. Among a litany that included "well woman visits," "cancer screenings," and "birth control," was "safe & legal abortion." All of this, we're mockingly informed, is "really radical stuff," which, of course, is a sarcastic quip meant to stigmatize those who don't embrace the entirety of Planned Parenthood's ideology, including its disposable man ethic.
January 21, 2014, 6:30 PM EST
To the extent that art really does imitate life, every American owes it to themselves and to our troops to see the blockbuster film, Lone Survivor. Panned by cynical elites as "shameless war-porn," in reality this movie portrays the heroism and sacrifice of four members of Seal Team 10 during a mission gone bad in the mountains of Afghanistan in 2007.
November 5, 2013, 2:05 PM EST
It's become a favorite pastime among the press and punditry to blame the Tea Party for the problems plaguing the GOP. If those radicals would just shut up and go away, Republicans wouldn't be having so many problems. If the Tea Party had stayed out of the way in Virginia, for example, then Bill Bolling would be the Republican candidate instead of Ken Cuccinelli, and Terry McAuliffe wouldn't stand a chance.
October 29, 2013, 4:26 PM EDT
"Obamacare isn't a political abstraction any longer. Its success doesn't depend on spin or solidarity. What matters for the law -- and for the people who are depending on it -- is how well it actually works. So far, it's not working well at all."
October 15, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT
Here at the Center for a Just Society we spill a lot of ink discussing issues that touch upon questions of human dignity and the sanctity of life. The guiding principle underlying our position on abortion, assisted suicide, euthanasia, elder abuse, and other bioethical controversies is that the willful abuse or destruction of human life is an affront to God.
August 15, 2013, 4:14 AM EDT
Abortion is rooted in self-centeredness that puts the needs and desires of the parents above the life of their child and that holds that inconvenience warrants death.
July 24, 2013, 12:28 PM EDT
Of the myriad things wrong with politics in America today, perhaps the most insidious is that too many of our representatives view elected office as a career path rather than a public service. Our Founders never intended for political careerists to run the country. They knew the corrupting influence of political power, and luckily for the rest of us they possessed the strength of character to resist it.
July 16, 2013, 11:04 AM EDT
Well, it's finally over. The verdict is in. George Zimmerman was acquitted of the murder and manslaughter of Trayvon Martin. Despite the sensationalism and emotion surrounding this trial, the State of Florida failed to meet the burden of proof required for a conviction.
July 10, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT
With the decision of the US Supreme Court last week in U.S. v. Windsor, the subject of marriage has been much in the news. By a vote of 5 to 4 the high court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined "marriage" as the legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife and limited the word "spouse" to apply only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife.
July 2, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT
With the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court last week in U.S. v. Windsor, the subject of marriage has been much in the news. By a vote of 5 to 4, the high court struck down Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined "marriage" as the legal union between one man and one woman as husband and wife and limited the word "spouse" to apply only to a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife.
June 21, 2013, 4:37 PM EDT
When American parents send their children off to college, the deluge of emotion can be overwhelming. No matter how much time and money you spent preparing yourself for this most pivotal transition in the life of your child, you always feel as though you could have done more.
June 13, 2013, 8:49 AM EDT
When we gaze across the pond at our European cousins, the general assumption is that we're looking at our future. From food and fashion to politics and culture, Europe is on the cutting edge – the avant garde. Depending on your ideological sympathies, this is either seen as a good thing or a bad thing.
June 6, 2013, 5:46 PM EDT
In a recent Washington Post article, "The New F-Word: Father," Kathleen Parker discusses a recent study on household income dynamics by the Pew Research Center which shows that 40 percent of U.S. households with children under 18 are run by women who are either the primary or sole breadwinner.
May 21, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT
"What we're seeing today is a secular liberalism that wants to expand the prohibition of establishment to silence articulate religious voices and disenfranchise religiously motivated voters, and at the same time to narrow the scope of free exercise so that the new secular morality can reign over American society unimpeded."
May 14, 2013, 10:09 AM EDT
They say there are only two sure things in life: death and taxes. Try as we might, it's virtually impossible to escape the clutches of the Grim Reaper or the Tax Man. Both will get you eventually.
May 9, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT
Thanks to a renewed interest in the works of Ayn Rand and high-profile figures like John Stossel, Glenn Beck, and Rand Paul, libertarianism is enjoying a moment in the political sun. But, libertarians can often be blind to faulty logic and flaws within their own ideology.
April 30, 2013, 3:34 PM EDT
When "Mr. Smith goes to Washington," he's under the mistaken assumption that the representatives there actually give a fig about the welfare or wishes of their constituents. His illusions are shattered, of course.
April 24, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT
"An individual is not just the product of the forces around him. He has a mind, an inner world. Then having thought, a person can bring forth actions into the external world and thus influence it. People are apt to look at the outer theater of action, forgetting the actor who 'lives in the mind' and who therefore is the true actor in the external world. The inner thought world determines the outward action." Francis A. Schaeffer, How Should We Then Live?
April 19, 2013, 12:59 PM EDT
Last week, I wrote a column entitled "Brutality in the Brave New World" discussing an appalling movement within the scientific community in which researchers are exploring the "therapeutic" potential of the eggs of aborted baby girls. In a similar vein, a bioethicist writing for the Huffington Post in 2009 famously suggested that pregnant women wanting abortions be paid to remain pregnant longer so that their aborted babies yield more "useful" body parts.