Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Falwell gone, evangelical movement alive and well



This commentary by Star Parker, who nails it head on!

Anyone tempted to buy the rhetoric of Democrats that yes, they too are the party of values, should look again at the recent Supreme Court decision on partial-birth abortion.

This is simply the murder of a living, partially birthed child. The Supremes weighed in rightly and banned it. Seven out of 10 Americans say the procedure should be illegal. The leading Republican presidential candidates endorsed the court's decision. The three leading Democratic candidates condemned it.

When we read that most Americans are unhappy about the direction of the country, that candidates of both parties express concern about a "coarsening" of our culture, that people are sick of foulmouthed shock jocks and the violent nihilism of rap, there's a message.

That message is that Falwell helped point this country in a direction of decency in which it needs, and wants, to go.

Jerry Falwell is gone now. The evangelical movement he helped launch is alive and well.

Star Parker is a regular commentator on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News as well as author of White Ghetto: How Middle Class America Reflects Inner City Decay.

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