i had a great talk with a good friend (we've been friends since grade 6!) the other day. She called to wish me a happy birthday... (& can i believe we're 30??!!).
As our conversations usually do (even tho conversations are rare, they're always edifying) ~ the talk turned to our passions. Today she sent me a link to a unicef website ~ actually, here's a cut and paste from her email:
"Today I watched a documentary on child pornography and was motivated to look up Canada's laws. In the process I came across the Unicef site with a downloadable version of the UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). I thought it might make a good resource for your site."
So, unicef is totally about the rights of exploited & underpriviledged children, right? So, why does even the name give me the heebie jeebies? i did a little looking ~ i knew what i was looking for ~ the planned parenthood link, but it's even more than that. i found a website (here, i'll quote)
"LifeSiteNews.com - Widely circulated daily news reports on important developments in Canada, the United States and around the world, with a special focus on United Nations matters. Its purpose is to provide balance and more accurate coverage on culture, life and family matters than is usually given by other media. Available by free daily email subscription and on LifeSite."
Anyway, there's a link on my website... i signed up for their daily newsletter. i hope it's good. Ted Gerk's newsletter Pro-Life E-News [firstname.lastname@example.org] is *also* really good. It makes it so much easier to be informed & thus easier to be vocal & have an impact.
K, now here's me... feeling bad that it seems like all i'm doing is saying: don't support the 46 health care charities that support stem cell research... don't support unicef, don't immunize... etc... & this is NOT what i'm trying to be about... it just seems that the enemy wants us to call what's evil good, & what's good evil. There are so many good organizations out there who are not tainted ~ i would just encourage people (including me) to dig a little deeper & try to find ways of helping the poor & opressed without supporting agencies that are entangled in a culture of death. i find that i'm constantly having to rethink my priorities & i'm constantly feeling challenged to ~ as my mom would say ~ "think things through to their logical conclusion"... *sigh*
Jesus, help me to see clearer. Help me to keep my compassion without sacrificing truth. amen.