Social Conservative Review: An Insider's Guide to Pro-Family News August 3, 2015

August 3, 2015

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Planned Parenthood’s assault on the unborn outrages our sense of justice, a sense engraved on the hearts upon which the “works of the law” have been “written” (Romans 2:15). Our hearts.

A lot of the articles in this edition of the Social Conservative Review pertain to the sustained and graphic portrayals of human evil depicted in the Planned Parenthood videos. Yet we take comfort in knowing those precious little lives are now in the arms of a loving Savior, their creator and eternal comforter.

It's up to us, and those we've elected, to seize this moment to further focus the national conscience and end these atrocities. Christians are picketing PPFA "clinics," urging Congress to defund this unseemly behemoth of the culture of death, and calling its justifiers to public account. Don't let upand keep checking for the latest updates.  And pray for those within PPFA and for their advocates, whose blindness is so clear and whose need of Christ is so great.

On a different note, one of the challenges we at FRC face in producing the Social Conservative Review is trying to sift-through the growing volume of outstanding conservative writing and speaking pouring-forth on-line. A whole new crop of Christian writers and thinkers are emerging to articulate anew the reasons for “a culture in which human life is valued, families flourish and religious liberty thrives.”

Many of those voices are featured in this edition. Read them – and contact them, as many are readily accessible and can always use encouragement. The same encouragement they give us through their bold, thoughtful, promise-bearing young voices.

Ultimately, of course, Christians take encouragement in reflecting on the One of Whom Isaiah said, “He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might, He increases power” (Isaiah 40:29). That strength and power are always there for those “who for refuge to Jesus have fled.”


Rob Schwarzwalder
Senior Vice-President
Family Research Council

P.S. The Social Conservative Review will be on hiatus until the end of August. In the interim, be sure to listen to FRC President Tony Perkins’ daily “Washington Watch” radio program for interviews with leading conservatives from across the country. And don’t miss FRC’s August 4 panel on international religious liberty – “Radical Islam and Christian Persecution: What's Happening in the Middle East and Africa.”

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