Thursday, November 21, 2019

A Punch to the Gut

I felt like I just took a gut punch.  You know, like the unexpected one that doubles you over, partly because it took you by surprise and partly because the guy who did it is a tough guy who’s an experienced fighter. Yeah, a punch like that.

If you are a long time follower of this blog (there has to be one of you) you may recall that in the past I have posted a number of the undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress, an organization dedicated to ending the uncivilized and gruesome practice of murdering babies in their mother’s womb.  Those videos caught various Planned Parenthood officials and executioners negotiating prices for the sale of the body parts of their victims.  One might be tempted to label them as ghouls, but technically ghouls were not involved in the actual killing of the victims, but only in robbing their graves and feeding on their corpses.  Certainly, Planned Parenthood has managed to even exceed the evil of those legendary creatures.

However, now Planned Parenthood has found allies and willing accomplices in the corrupt court system, and therein lies the gut punch. A San Francisco jury has found The Center for Medical Progress guilty of exposing Planned Parenthood’s illegal body parts marketing and levied 2.2 million dollars in “civil damages“ against the non-profit organization.  The judge, William Orrick, would have disqualified himself from presiding over the case in a world where judicial misconduct meant anything, since in the past he has personally founded and funded a Planned Parenthood clinic. Apparently Orrick missed that day in law school when they mentioned the concept of conflict of interest.

The list of Planned Parenthood’s egregious actions that were exposed during the trial were manifold:  Under oath, they admitted that the undercover videos ARE true, and not “doctored” as they had alleged (and the mainstream media dutifully reported).  They admitted that one of their branches attempted to sell the “harvested” babies’ livers for $750 each. And perhaps most disturbing, they admitted, under oath, that Planned Parenthood does not consider it a violation to deliver babies whole and alive for organ harvesting as part of partial birth abortions.

Despite being exposed for their illegal and immoral acts, Judge Orrick colluded with Planned Parenthood to block the jury from viewing the very undercover videos that the Center for Medical Progress was being sued for publishing as well as from asking witnesses about babies that were born alive and killed outside of the womb.  In fact, Judge Orrick went so far as to direct the jury to find The Center for Medical Progress guilty on claims made by Planned Parenthood.

Two scriptures seem particularly fitting here, one a descriptor:
But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death  -Proverbs 8:36

and the other a warning:
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! -Isaiah 5:20

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Creation in Six Days

I was a bit shocked to see how long it has been since I have posted anything here; I guess time flies when you're having fun.  But it is not as though I have been relaxing in a care free imitation of an early retirement.  In fact it seems quite the opposite. Though I try to get the same amount done, I notice that despite efforts to the contrary, I do everything just a bit slower, so in effect I am busier than ever.

In any case, I thought I might post the sermon from that last time I preached at ValleyView Baptist, which turns out to be about a month ago.  I titled it "Creation in Six Days".  If you have time to listen, I trust you will find it edifying, or if not edifying, at least food for thought. Feel free to exercise your rotten tomato throwing arm in the comments section if you so desire.