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A Lying Spirit: A Primer on Holy Deception

The rash of sting videos released by the Center for Medical Progress not only exposed Planned Parenthood, but also reignited debate in Christian circles over the nature and moral legitimacy of deception.

A Primer on Holy DeceptionThe Hebrew midwives (Exodus 1:15-20) and Rahab (Joshua 2:1-5) have long been enough to convince me that there are cases where deception is not only excusable, but praiseworthy (dare I say, righteous?). Others have not been so persuaded.

In an effort to defend the legitimate use of deception, my friend Joshua Torrey – the mover and shaker behind Torrey Gazette – wrote a series of posts on the subject. These posts have recently been revised, expanded, and compiled into a single volume. It’s available for free right now in MOBI, EPUB, and PDF formats. For anyone with questions about the biblical case for ‘holy deception’, Torrey’s book is a sane and studied place to start.

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The Chase Continues

Sad that I can’t make it to a protest today, but the flood of #ProtestPP pics is the best thing to happen to my TL in ages. God be praised. I couldn’t possibly ask for a better ending to the week.

Go After Them

To paraphrase Douglas Wilson, the wicked flee when no one pursues, but they make better time when we go after them. David Daleiden, executive director of the Center for Medical Progress, is doing exactly that. He’s behind a series of videos aimed at the murder mill and self-styled champion of women’s health known as Planned Parenthood.

Four videos have been released so far, and nine more are scheduled to drop over the coming weeks. Nine. For a grand total of thirteen. According to Daleiden, that’s 300 hours of undercover footage, “gathered during a 30 month long in depth investigative journalism study of how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of the babies they abort.”

If you’re struggling to keep up, Justin Taylor has compiled a helpful list of updates here. See also this post by Mollie Hemingway at The Federalist. Then contact your representatives. Call, email, or if you’re feeling old-fashioned, write a letter. Use your voice, and use it loudly and often. If you’re on Twitter, recognize it for the powerful platform it can be, and help keep hashtags like #PPSellsBabyParts, #AnotherBoy, and #DefundPP alive and kicking.

This is war, people. Give chase.

More Tragic Even Than This


It is something of an irony that Sanctity of Human Life Sunday was immediately followed by a holiday commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. – a champion of the bloody abattoir known as Planned Parenthood.

From King’s acceptance speech for the Margaret Sanger Award:

The Negro constitutes half the poor of the nation. Like all poor, Negro and white, they have many unwanted children. This is a cruel evil they urgently need to control. There is scarcely anything more tragic in human life than a child who is not wanted. That which should be a blessing becomes a curse for parent and child. There is nothing inherent in the Negro mentality which creates this condition. Their poverty causes it. When Negroes have been able to ascend economically, statistics reveal they plan their families with even greater care than whites. Negroes of higher economic and educational status actually have fewer children than white families in the same circumstances.

You can read the entire thing here, if you like, on PP’s website.

“There is scarcely anything more tragic in human life than a child who is not wanted.” You’re right, Dr. King. But shall I tell you something? More tragic even than this is the man who speaks soaringly of justice and equality while casting a benevolent gaze upon the slaughter of innocents.

Like Paul, you held the coats of killers. Did you know it? Is there a Damascus road in your story? Would there have been, had you lived to see their legacy?

You had a dream, Dr. King, one in which your children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream, too. I and millions with me. One in which we will one day live in a nation where tearing children to pieces will be seen for the icy-veined butchery that it is.

“No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

Allow me to echo that, Dr. King. Believe me: justice is coming. And when it comes, it will be swift, and it will be mighty, and it will be unsparing. The tiny torn bodies in the trash heaps are crying out – and their Creator is no deaf deity.