Stealthing: A New Way for Men to Assault Women

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by John Ellis

If I weren’t a Christian and didn’t believe that God is in control of history, I would run the risk of being overcome with despair. The world is a broken place; humans are trapped in sin, and that rebellion against God causes the entire creation to groan. Thankfully, by God’s grace, I am repenting of my sins and placing my faith in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as my only hope in life and death. Because I have been adopted into God’s family and been given new life in Christ, I rest in the knowledge that King Jesus is going to return. When he does, those who have remained in their sin and rebellion by refusing to bow the knee in repentance and faith to Jesus will be righteously judged and condemned to eternal death. Sin will finally and fully be defeated. Many of the Psalms rest in this same knowledge (Psalm 1, 2, 7, 34, and 110, to list a few). My comfort in the coming return of King Jesus doesn’t keep me from mourning the sin around me, though (and the sin that still remains in my own hear, too).

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Abortionist – “The heads that get stuck that we can’t get out.”

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by John Ellis

Did you know that the baby-murdering industry (colloquially called “abortion”) has an annual trade show? If you’re like me, and you weren’t aware of that, then, like me, you’re probably also not surprised that they do. You’re also probably not surprised that the baby-murdering industry tries to keep it a secret. From their perspective, they do so for good reason.

Even while facing persecution for seeking to save the lives of babies, David Daleiden and his brave, honorable laborers at The Center for Medical Progress went undercover at the National Abortion Federation’s trade show this past April. The preview to the upcoming videos they’ve produced needs very little comment. I will say three things, though.

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The Crunchy Con

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by John Ellis

Several days ago, I bought two bags of organic carrots. While picking up two bags of normal carrots, the Giant grocer[1] advised, “The organic carrots are on sale for ninety-nine cents a bag.” And that’s the story of how I ended up with two bags of organic carrots.

For many, my organic carrots story is a boring story, and a strange way to begin an article. However, for those who hang out with me on at least a semi-regular basis, the revelation that John Ellis bought organic anything is enough to raise at least one eyebrow. John Ellis doesn’t buy organic food. Unless, of course, and speaking for John Ellis, the organic food is on sale and cheaper than the normal food.

I don’t buy organic food for two reasons, one of which I’ve basically already stated: 1. I’m personally opposed to spending more money on something for no good reason. Like many others, I’ve read the research, and I remain highly skeptical of the claims made by organic missionaries that organic food is healthier and/or tastier. However, if you want to exercise your choice as a consumer and buy organic food, I’m happy for you that you have that consumer option. 2. I don’t generally buy organic food because of the religiosity about organic food that exists among many of those who consume organic food.

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Pro-Life Group Condemns Christian School for Punishing Pregnant Teen

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by John Ellis

Christians need to stop apologizing for the Biblical doctrine of sin. Of course, and sadly, many professing followers of King Jesus don’t really hold to a doctrine of sin as defined by God in the Bible. For them, instead of a violation of God’s holy and unchanging law, sin is a moving target that shifts and becomes redefined based on the opinions and/or feelings of those around them. Many professing Christians appear to be more concerned about appeasing unbelievers than they are in having any sort of consistency in reference to sin. This problem frequently raises its ugly head, but a current situation involving a pregnant teenager who was punished by her Christian school is the most current example causing professing Christians to apologize for other Christians faithfully adhering to the Biblical doctrine of sin (the most current example at the time of this writing, at least).

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Male Rompers Are the Enemy of the Sexual Revolution

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by John Ellis

Male rompers are ridiculous; let’s get that out of the way up front. However, ridiculous is not a synonym with offensive. If I find out that any of my guy friends sport a male romper, I will good-naturedly-ish mock them, but I will remain friends with them and acknowledge that wearing a male romper is not necessarily a sinful choice. A ridiculous choice, yes. Sinful choice, nope, depending on the reason, but that’s currently neither here nor there.

Apparently, I’m more “open-minded” (in whatever ways that nonsensical tag is defined in your mind) than are the evangelists for the sexual revolution. You see, according to the thought police identity-politics police who are popularly called social justice warriors, the male romper is offensive, demonstrates male fragility, and propagates an identity that needs to be erased from our culture. Unlike social justice warriors, and while admitting that I find the outfit dumb looking, I will defend the rights of my misguided and aesthetically-challenged friends who make the mistake of wearing a male romper.[1]

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Christians Need to Repudiate Racism and Call Racists to Repentance

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by John Ellis

Whenever I write an article for PJ Media about the horrific racism that characterizes the alt-right movement, I get cussed out, called a liberal purveyor of fake news, and told that I’m race-baiting, whatever that means, with the occasional death threat tossed in for good measure. While I do not enjoy being baptized with vitriol, I strive to write what I believe to be true, regardless of the possible consequences.[1] Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, I was very vocal in my opposition to Donald Trump. And one of my stated reasons is that I believed (still do, for the record) that President Trump taps into the some of the worst, most sinful, self-serving impulses in our fallen (sinful) bodies and souls.

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Slavery, Class Privilege, and the Denial of Moral Absolutes

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by John Ellis

This past week, The Atlantic published a fascinating story titled, “My Family’s Slave.” In his piece, Filipino-American writer Alex Tizon recounts the tale of Eudocia Tomas Pulido (called “Lola”), his family’s live-in “maid” who was never paid, wasn’t allowed to see her family, worked from before sun-up to past sun-down, and who didn’t have her own bedroom most of the time. In the article, Tizon remembers seeing Lola sleeping against piles of laundry.

I had already planned on sharing The Atlantic cover-story in my next “Weekend Reading” article, and I encourage you to take the time the read “My Family’s Slave.” Alex Tizon, who died this past spring, writing what amounts to a horrific confession, of sorts, managed to be interesting, appalling, amusing, frustrating, heartwarming, and chilling all in the same story. On the strength of his writing skills and the nature of the story, “My Family’s Slave” has gone viral, and has prompted much outrage. It’s some of that outrage that I’m currently interested in commenting on, though.

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