Ken Burns Commencement Address at LMU, May 5, 2012
The relentless pursuit of the truth - cinops be gone - Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns was the Commencement Speaker. Here is an excerpt from that outstanding speech and 2 examples of what is going in America today.
“… Alas, today, we find ourselves in the midst of a subtler and perhaps more dangerous crisis than Abraham Lincoln faced, where the rules have changed and they don’t always favor the truthful an the virtuous.
The reaction, for example, to September 11, which sponsored so much unity and renewal of that national purpose in its immediate aftermath has now ironically metastasized into an angrier, more divided posture where we emphasize what differentiates us from the other rather, than what we share in common, where suspicion rather than trust is inculcated in us all, where we retreat behind false ramparts of mindless consumerism to ward off a stultifying loneliness brought on by very same retreat from each other.”
From a message from Tim Wildmon, AFA President, ACTION, May 2012 - www.afa.net
“Just a few weeks ago the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) announced the formation of what is calls the Commentator Accountability Project. Its purpose is simple.
To identify, call out, stigmatize and censor everyone who dares to profess opposition to the radical homosexual agenda. I’m not making this up. Here’s how GLAAD’s website promotes the project:
“The Commentator Accountability Project launches with a comprehensive set of online resources detailing the anti-LGBT, racist, and anti-woman sentiments of nearly three dozen anti-LGBT commentators who have appeared in local and national news. As more commentators engage in anti-LGBT rhetoric, new profiles will be added. It is important to expose the questionable and often hostile rhetoric that passes as punditry when so-called ‘experts’ speak out against the lives of LGBT people on the air or in print.”
It concludes with this chilling statement.
“WE WILL UTILIZE THE RESOURCES OF COMMENTATOR ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT IN FUTURE MEETINGS WITH EDITORS, WRITERS, NETWORK EXECUTIVES, PRODUCERS AND GUEST BOOKERS - PROVIDING THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA WITH A TOOL BY WHICH TO HOLD COMMENTATORS ACCOUNTABLE.”
In other words, GLAAD is warning news outlets: Don’t you dare give these people a microphone or you’ll have us to deal with! And just who are the men and women … For starters, me… and Dad, too. AFA’s Bryan Fischer is also on the list. He host our daily Focal Point program on AFRTalk radio network. Others on the list include:
Gary Bauer, David Barton, Chuck Colson, Tony Perkins, Albert Mohler, Bill Donohue (President of Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights) and 27 other courageous individuals who are not afraid to uphold biblical values in spite of GLAAD’s threats.
Dispatch from Tim Winter - Parents Television Council: June 20, 2012
I wish TV executives didn’t despise Christians so much. But sadly, many of them do. And ABC’s new Sunday night show GCB takes Hollywood’s hatred of Christians to levels never seen before…
I hate to hit you with such language, but I’ve got to tell you that GCB stands for “Good Christian Bitches” --- which tells you right away the utter loathing Disney-owned network has for those of the Christian faith…
George H. Kubeck -