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LFF Commentary | September 2018

 

It's '1984' All Over Again!
National Review | September 2018

Truth, due process, evidence, rights of the accused: All are swept aside in pursuit of the progressive agenda.

George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four is no longer fiction. We are living it right now.

In Orwell’s world of 1984 Oceania, there is no longer a sense of due process, free inquiry, rules of evidence and cross-examination, much less a presumption of innocence until proven guilty. Instead, regimented ideology — the supremacy of state power to control all aspects of one’s life to enforce a fossilized idea of mandated quality — warps everything from the use of language to private life.

Statue of limitations? It does not exist. An incident 36 years ago apparently is as fresh today as it was when Kavanaugh was 17 and Ford 15.

Presumption of Innocence? Not at all. Kavanaugh is accused and thereby guilty. The accuser faces no doubt. In Orwellian America, the accused must first present his defense, even though he does not quite know what he is being charged with. Then the accuser and her legal team pour over his testimony to prepare her accusation.

Evidence? That too is a fossilized concept. Ford could name neither the location of the alleged assault nor the date or time. She had no idea how she arrived or left the scene of the alleged crime. There is no physical evidence of an attack. And such lacunae in her memory mattered no longer at all.

Details? Again, such notions are counterrevolutionary. Ford said to her therapist 6 years ago (30 years after the alleged incident) that there were four would-be attackers, at least as recorded in the therapist’s notes.

Testimony? No longer relevant. Rights of the accused? They too do not exist.

Reality reminds us that we are no longer in America. We are already living well into the socialist totalitarian Hell that Orwell warned us about long ago.

 

Serving Up 2nd Chances!
Prison Fellowship | September 2018

A teenaged Brandon Chrostowski stood before a judge. He was facing a 10-year sentence on a drug-related felony charge. He couldn't believe what happened next: the judge let him off with probation.

Just like that, Brandon had a decade of his life back. The way he sees it, he's on borrowed time, so he had better make the most of it.

He has. Today, Brandon is the owner and founder of EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute. EDWINS is a fine-dining restaurant in the French tradition that has received recognition from The New York Times and has been called one of the best new restaurants in Cleveland by Scene magazine and Eater.com.

EDWINS is special. But not just because of its food, delicious as it may be. It's the people behind the food that make the French restaurant unique: The entire staff is made up of formerly incarcerated men and women.

Since 2004, Brandon has been going into Ohio prisons and teaching incarcerated men and women culinary and hospitality skills. These men and women needed somewhere to go after they were released, but few businesses will hire people with a criminal record.

Please join Prison Fellowship and LFF President Gene Mills for a light reception, followed by a screening of the dynamic Oscar-nominated film "Knife Skills" and panel discussion that explores themes of second chances. You won't want to miss it!

Friday, September 28, 2018 – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT

 

A Pediatrician Speaks on Trans-Suicide
Daily Signal | September 2018

A new study is out that examines the risk of suicide among transgender teens. The results confirm a long pattern of data: Transgender teens attempt suicide more frequently than adolescents generally.

Unfortunately, this data may be used to pressure parents to put their children through radical transition-affirming therapies.

This would be a serious mistake.

The new study assumes the unproven belief that all gender identities are equally healthy and fixed in all children and teens. This is an ideological premise touted by professional medical and psychiatric guilds, not scientific fact.

The study also offers no proof that these radical therapies—puberty-blocking drugs, double mastectomies for girls, and so on—will prevent adolescents from attempting suicide.

If anything, the findings of the survey reinforce the dire need for serious scientific research into the potential environmental causes of gender dysphoria and the risks—both physical and psychological—of medical transition.

 
 
"I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process."
– Judge Brett Kavanaugh
 

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