There is a principle that has guided this nation since it’s inception. That principle is: I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results. Yet with each passing generation, it seems that our guiding principle is fading. The concept of equal results, or equality of outcomes, is increasingly preferred to the concept of equal opportunity. Equal opportunity is freedom, equal results is oppression. This is the battle that is being waged daily on the political scene. Will government be our servant or master? Will our government promote equal opportunity or equal results? (more…)
Up until this moment, I have remained completely silent on the latest controversy surrounding the Confederate Flag. I’ve seen heated discussions fired back and forth among my Conservative brothers and sisters about what the Confederate Flag represents and where it should be exhibited. I’ve listened to the free speech arguments, the racist arguments, the “it’s history” arguments, the Southern pride arguments, the good, the bad, the ugly . . .
By Providence Crowder
In observing the recent hoopla over racist comments made by Los Angeles Clippers professional basketball franchise owner Donald Sterling in a private phone conversation, one thing remains painfully obvious about the state of our nation—race is still a toxic issue.
Even as toxic as it is, I want to take a moment to speak frankly about race, racism, and how I believe we as people should view the issue in order to become truly free—and move forward. Not that my opinion means much, but I do have one. Why does racism have such a powerful grip on the hearts and minds of people all over the world? What is wrong with people, and what is racism anyways? (more…)
by Providence Crowder
I admit I am no fan of the current U.S. President or his administration. Personally I feel that the path that the Democrat Party and modern liberals are taking this nation on is a disastrous one. But, putting my personal political preferences aside, I recognize that as a Christian, our political systems and governments are severely flawed and dominated by sinful people with selfish motives. Christians are waged in spiritual warfare with the powers of darkness—and the sources of our national woes go beyond what any Democrat, Republican, Constitutionalist, or Libertarian can remedy.
We live in a world filled with crime and violence wrought by men and women consumed with hate and motivated by selfish pride. With brother wronging brother, neighbor offending neighbor, and nation pitted against nation, it seems, as philosopher Edmund Burke has suggested, that evil has prevailed while good men sat idly by and did nothing—and the little that was done was like trying to put out a forest fire with a glass of water.
With human trafficking, abortion, divorce, homelessness, poverty, fatherlessness, drug and alcohol abuse, and age, sex, and racial discriminations among the many social ills running rampant all over this nation and the world, one may reasonably ask—Where is God in all of this? Or better yet, where are God’s people, the ones that he has chosen in the world, in all of this? (more…)
by Providence Crowder
Some pro-life advocates evade the question, “How should a woman who commits abortion be punished if abortion were made illegal?” They avoid this question because the pro-lifer’s position is that we do not judge or seek to punish women in crisis situations — but rather to “preserve the life of the child, to extend compassion, and to provide emotional, spiritual, and physical support” to women and families facing unplanned pregnancies.
Abortion proponents intentionally word the question this way in order to corner abortion abolitionists into conceding that abolitionists seek to “punish” women. Regardless of their antics, abortion abolitionists should not avoid this question because answering this question objectively does not pose any moral dilemmas or contradictions to the abolitionist because how, or whether one is punished or not, for committing the act of abortion does not change the outcome of what abortion is or what abortion does—abortion destroys lives. The result of an induced abortion is always a dead baby and a trail of brokenness.
Abortion proponents ask: If abortion is murder, then should a woman who commits abortion be punished as a murder? They also argue that if an abortion abolitionist does not agree that a woman should be punished as a murderer, then his or her argument about abortion is inconsistent. They reason that if we believe that abortion is in fact murder, then why do we not believe that women should be punished as murderers. To answer their question of how abortion should be punished, I will refer to the history of abortion in this nation. (more…)
I believe that induced abortion is an act of violence against the most vulnerable people in society—voiceless, helpless, innocent children. Abortion has been physiologically and psychologically devastating to women, men, families, and communities. Post abortion studies in America have revealed that women who have experienced child loss as a result of induced abortion suffer from mental impairments such as depression and anxiety disorder at higher rates than women who have endured no abortion.
In fact, Black American families are disproportionately impacted by abortion related mental illnesses—abortion is the leading cause of death among blacks.
Additional studies have linked the instances of mental illness to higher rates of incarceration and substance abuse. In this research, I reveal how and why the black community has been targeted by abortion proponents, as well as show a strong correlation between abortion-related mental illnesses and the high instances of incarceration and substance abuse prominent in many poor black communities.
I will ultimately prove that the abortion epidemic has caused a crisis in the black community that has been costly to society and largely ignored. (more…)