A Reply to Bill Mefford

Last year I wrote a post criticizing Bill Mefford, then the “Director of Civil and Human Rights” for the United Methodist Church, for mocking anti-abortion marchers. This morning, he sent me the following message on Twitter: Hi Matthew, I wanted to see if you would be willing to take down the . . . . Continue Reading »

CPAC’s Pro-Life Panel

On Friday afternoon, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) hosted a panel on pro-life issues. It was moderated by Julie Hocker of the American Conservative Union Foundation. Panelists included Congressional candidate Lenny McAllister, abortion survivor and pro-life activist Gianna . . . . Continue Reading »

The Right Side of History

One generation's progress may fall victim to the next generation's very different agenda. If there is a lesson to be taken from this, it is that history is not, after all, a singular progressive movement along some grand Hegelian trajectory. Continue Reading »

Olivia Pope and the Virgin Mary

It is Christmas Eve, and Olivia Pope, star of the ABC melodrama Scandal is about to get an abortion. In an episode that aired Thursday night, she lays in the operating bed while the music of “Silent Night” plays. We watch her face run through the emotions of anxiety, uncertainty, and pain while . . . . Continue Reading »