We all tend to live with certain preconceived notions. Some of our notions have few consequences, while others impact our eternal well-being. You don't want to be wrong about heaven and hell, trust me. There are no "do-overs" once your soul departs your earthly body at the moment of your death.
Much like the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and the massacre of school children in Newtown, Conn., the horrific accounts of beheadings of hundreds of newborn babies described during the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell could have political implications beyond the trial itself. Here are three issues that may become part of the public debate because of the events at Gosnell's abortion clinic.
As the federal and local investigation unfolds, evidence suggests that the Boston Marathon was allegedly planned and carried out by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Some counterterror analysts have speculated that the Tsarnaev brothers may have planned a bigger operation than the marathon in the future. Were they inspired by al Qaeda-like, anti-American ideology that paints the United States as the root of all evil? It's too soon to tell what their motivation was, but it does appear that radical Islam influenced their alleged actions on April 15, 2013.
Shortly after midnight on Friday, April 19, Stephen and Emily McAlpin were in their bedroom about to fall asleep when they heard a loud "pop, pop, pop." The young couple looked out their window and saw orange flashing in the dark night sky. Stephen called 911 and learned that there was a car chase, and the noise they heard was gunfire outside their home in Watertown, Mass., a quiet suburb outside of Boston.