Thursday, December 14, 2006

On A Very Serious Note

The following video was linked to me by a friend whose brother (or brother-in-law, I forget which) is a missionary in Turkey acquainted with the gentlemen in the video. If you haven't already heard of their case, the basic details are as follows: the two men in the video are currently on trial for "insulting Turkishness" -- apparently an actual crime in Turkey. Their crime: being Christians. They were initially imprisoned on trumped-up weapons possession charges, and then for conspiracy charges due to a list of "potential converts" supposedly found on their computers.

Here's a link if the video doesn't stream properly.

More info here.

What's most impressive is their testimony here at this press conference. It's a stark reminder of how good we as Christians in America have it. We worship freely any time we want without fear. They are still living in a world very reminiscent of the way it was in that very region two thousand years ago under Roman rule.

The saddest part, from a western perspective, is that there seems to be a virtual media (well, MSM) blackout of this case. It's very important to me as a Christian, but this should be a huge deal for anyone who supposedly supports religious liberty. Particularly within a country that wants membership in a supposedly "Western" group like the EU.


Friday, December 08, 2006

Hot Dang Diggity...

via (who else?) Jonah Goldberg @ The Corner:


There is something truly libertarian -- nay, American -- about this guy's attitude. Listen to his comments at the end. Clearly, he's pro-choice, although perhaps in a way that might make nanny-state liberals' collective heads explode. Apparently, so am I -- at least based on his logic.

Sorta makes me miss Texas.

post script: I suspect it's all kinds of un-kosher for a nice Jewish boy like Jonah to even post about this kind of pork.

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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Oh, Come On Now...

I've commented before on disingenuity of the pro-abortion movement here. But I believe I've just read a new low. In an blog post as "progressiveU" dot org, a site that I can only assume from its name is something of the spectral opposite of, the author describes the "top ten favorite controversial religious movies. I don't really have much to say about the list itself, other than, damn, this crap with muslims has been going on a lot longer than most people realize (see the entry on "The Message"). However, I would like to direct your attention to his entry on the Kevin Smith film "Dogma". Notice anything awry, or at least a bit odd? Right there, in the opening line: liberal double-speak has officially reached a new low when abortion clinics are now referred to as "pro-choice clinics". Dare I say it, I am even gob-smacked. Do I really even need to discuss this absurdity? I think it's fairly self-evident.

But hey, on the bright side, now I know where I need to go to buy all my pro-choices! Or is it to have my pro-choice removed? How about just to get a checkup on my pro-choice? I'm very confused here.

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