by Providence Crowder
Author Donald W. Dayton produced a remarkable historical summary of America’s evangelical legacy in his work entitled, “Discovering an Evangelical Heritage.” This book provides compelling evidence that confirms “the Christian witness” has a powerful impact upon society when the gospel is put into action. Unlike contemporary evangelicalism, which by and large evades questions of social responsibility, Dayton sets out to prove that the evangelical heritage left by nineteenth century evangelicals such as Catherine Booth and Charles G. Finney demonstrated that the gospel and social responsibility were once intimately integrated. He provides thrilling accounts of how the nineteenth century evangelical “abolitionists” understood that to right societal wrongs, social injustice demanded a radical and Christian response. The abolitionist movement was chiefly political and religious; abolitionists believed that slavery was a sin. Through moral suasion, they set out to change laws in an effort to permanently abolish it. (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…)
by Providence Crowder
Out of the many homicide statistics that anti-gun proponents would show us as evidence for the need for “strict” and “common sense” gun control, they fail to acknowledge that most all of these killings are committed by people with illegal guns. Gun control does not work for criminals because they never cared about gun laws in the first place. They will still have their guns, it’s the rest of us that will be disarmed.
A 2002 U.S. Justice Department study of 272,111 felons released from state prisons in 1994 found that within three years of their release, these former inmates had been charged with committing at least 2,871 new homicides, 2,444 new rapes, 3,151 other new sexual assaults, 2,362 new kidnappings, 21,245 new robberies, 54,604 new assaults, and 13,854 other new violent crimes. Sadly, there may have been more victims had armed citizens not deterred those criminals.
Legally-armed citizens have PROVEN to deter crime. A 1982 survey of male felons in 11 state prisons dispersed across the U.S. found that:
• 34% had been “scared off, shot at, wounded, or captured by an armed victim”
• 40% had decided not to commit a crime because they “knew or believed that the victim was carrying a gun”
• 69% personally knew other criminals who had been “scared off, shot at, wounded, or captured by an armed victim”
Yet, the gun-control fanatics don’t care about these statistics. They forge on with their agenda despite clear evidence to the contrary. In some of the most crime-ridden cities in the U.S., strict gun control laws have been implemented with devastating results. (more…)