Kennedy, Nanty Glo Home Page webmaster and owner,
is a former teen and campus minister. He began his journalism
career as teen columnist for the Nanty Glo Journal
and its sister weekly newspapers from 1957 to '62 and
became the Journal's third editor in 1962 at age
20. He has edited other newspapers and magazines, and
more recently, webzines, ever since. His articles have
appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Detroit Free
Press, Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Christianity Today,
and many other publications. His Jonals appear here on
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A celebration of life
Jonal entry 1161 | January 27 2011
In response to a speech from a high official
in Washington this week "celebrating" the murder of more
than 30 million babies through birth-control abortions since the Supreme
Court's Roe v. Wade ruling, I thought it appropriate to give a few
minutes to an opposing view and hope that whether you agree with abortion
or not, you will, in the spirit of fairness, do the same. The following,
via YouTube, is the testimony of abortion survivor Gianna Jessen.
Only about half of those viewing the first part, above,
on YouTube, go on to watch the conclusion, which is even more moving.
I hope you will give Gianna the courtesy of hearing her out.
Thanks to my friend Zan for sending me the links to
these, and to you for watching and, if so inclined, sending them to
Someday, we'll look back on this, laugh nervously
and change the subject.
Thought for today
To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything
and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken.
C.S. Lewis (1909
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