GOP Finds Unity in Obstructionism
Republicans are doing what Republicans should—at least according to Michael Goldfarb, in his Weekly Standard blog post. The Republicans’ unanimous vote against Barack Obama’s stimulus package in Congress does little to block the Democrats, so long as they can hold their coalition together, he admits. “The Left can complain about Republican obstruction until they’re blue in the face, but they don’t need Republican support to enact their agenda of social justice and government handouts,” writes Goldfarb, “and they shouldn’t expect it.” Goldfarb applauds the Republicans and the fact that they have “finally unified by being in opposition.”
Source: “Opposition Rules,” Weekly Standard The Blog, January 28, 2009.
The Human Life Alliance (HLA) and Students for Life of America (SFLA) are jointly sponsoring the first “Campus Impact Award,” an effort which offers a total of $1,000 in prize money for students to promote prolife activism during the spring 2009 semester. Students are allowed to employ HLA materials to promote the following: the humanity of the pre-born child, abstinence education, and end-of-life issues—all intended to assist fellow students to embrace a pro-life philosophy. The students are also encouraged to document their work in videos for YouTube. “This is just what new clubs need to get off the ground, a boost in funding,” says SFLA director Kristan Hawkins.
Source: “Human Life Alliance and Students for Life of America Team Up for Campus Activism Award,” Christian Newswire, January 28, 2009.
Watch for Miracles
“Susan Zahn, an expert in faith-based media, notes that there is an ever-increasing demand for all types of family-friendly and inspirational television,” writes WDC Media News, quoting its own PR staff person. She is talking about the new “ultimate reality television series” launched in 2009 by Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), which says it is the world’s largest religious network offering 24 hours of commercial-free inspirational programming. The show, Miracles Around Us, will consist of thirteen one-hour episodes, each retelling “actual stories and documented cases” where the lives of ordinary people have been altered forever in extraordinary ways through miracles. The shows recreate “moments in the lives of otherwise unremarkable fathers, mothers, children, grandparents, and even family pets” when “the predictable, scientifically plausible operation of the world was overruled, suspended, or otherwise altered dramatically.” “Regardless of whether the audience’s faith belief system recognizes divine intervention in the form of miracles, viewers will be fascinated.”
Sources: “Three New Programs Promise to Pack a Punch with TBN Viewers,” WDC Media News, January 27, 2009. Trinity Broadcasting Network.
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