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Okay, forget Biden, forget Groucho from yesterday's BEL program. Now it's just the Walsh audio. "Whatever it is, I'm against it", describes too many of us too often. But regarding this conservative podcaster, while we've called him "The Awesome Matt Walsh" for his amazing insights yet when we believe it necessary we criticize him. (For example, we oppose Walsh when he supports regulating abortion and pornography and when he opposes the global flood and the literal Genesis creation account). Today Bob takes time, "Stop the tape! Stop the Tape!" style, to review the Matt Walsh duking it out with Dominic Enyart, Bob's son, as he reads Dom's email arguing that America should not regulate pornography. In his podcast segment "Why I'm Wrong", Matt gives us a great opportunity to talk through the fundamental issues of morality and how they should influence conservative Christian legislative efforts. And you may want to hear Part 2!
The Awesome Matt Walsh: Here's an example of why we call him awesome...
* Matt Supported Regulations with a Cigarette Argument: Nealy a half million Americans are still dying every year from smoking-related cancer and through secondhand smoke, many continue to harm children also, ignoring polite-looking text warnings printed on the sides of cigarette packs. (That death toll is inflated somewhat however as compared to the 14% of adults who currently smoke, for we're still paying the price in suffering and death from previous decades when a higher percentage of us smoked.) Italy, meanwhile, with their regulations requiring horrifying graphic images (as proposed also in the U.S.) to scare and guilt people into quitting cigarettes has a ten-percent higher incidence of cigarrete smoking. For insight into one of the factors, consider the thirteen Swedish reporters who traveled to Denver to cover a U.S. presidential election and while here as a group interviewed Bob as an American Right To Life spokesman. Though allegedly they were professional journalists, they could not keep from making their own pro-abortion argument: "America would not have so much opposition to abortion if the procedure were more humane and regulated as it is in Europe." In Bob's article at AmericanRTL.org/regs see the National Abortion Federation's Francis Kissling makes the exact same argument. Bob had invited a couple of our nation's leading pro-life activists to attend the event with the Swedes at Denver's historic Brown Palace. That experience helped to galvanize them to oppose the regulation of murder as immoral and as backfiring and working instead to actually preserve abortion. Likewise, in America's public square the outcry against smoking has become more of a whimper while 480,000 die yearly on the sidelines. More is going on in Matt Walsh's one-sided argument about the benefit of regulations than he has so far acknowledged.
End It Don't Mend It: Having yielded the moral foundation of the right to life movement to lawyers, politicians, and fundraisers, National RTL, Focus on the Family, etc., have actually been doing the heavy lifting for the abortion industry, helping to clean up the abortionist's image and unwittingly improving the likelihood of abortion's long-term survival. We urge everyone, Instead, to work toward restoring the vision of victory, a principled moral foundation, and a pragmatic strategy to actually end the systematic slaughter of unborn children in our nation. Please see AmericanRTL.org/regs and AmericanRTL.org/isis!
Today's Resource: Focus on the Strategy 2
Awesome! Six hundred thumbs up! Focus on the Strategy II was filmed before a live audience of 300 Christian activists in the Supreme Court chambers of the Colorado State Capitol building during an event marking to the very day the 40th anniversary of America's first law legalizing abortion for rape and incest.
We also sell our online videos on DVD 1) to provide another way of sharing them and 2) to preserve them in the expected event of Google someday canceling the BEL YouTube channel. (We're NOT paranoid. See our List of When We've Been Dissed.) So please consider purchasing this DVD! Focus on the Strategy II not only documents the political sell-out of the pro-life movement, it answers the question of how to restore the movement and end America's legalized child killing. Focus II stands alone, preferably viewed before Focus I.