BP This Week: Eliminating Down Syndrome…or Down Syndrome Babies?

This week, CBS announced excitedly that Iceland has nearly eradicated Down syndrome. In reality, that country, along with many others, is simply killing babies diagnosed with Down syndrome. It’s a horrible practice that John Stonestreet and Ed Stetzer call out as a return of the eugenics mindset behind so many of the last century’s moral horrors.

Meanwhile, CNN published the a map of “hate groups” in the United States, which includes such mainstream religious organizations as Alliance Defending Freedom. ADF isn’t a hate group, and it doesn’t belong on a list beside the KKK simply because it holds to the traditional Christian understanding of marriage. CNN’s map, produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is an updated version of a map a shooter consulted in 2012 before attacking the Family Research Council, another Christian ministry.

Finally, our hosts tackle the tough story of a California charter school where a teacher facilitated a “transition” celebration for one student in a class of kindergarteners. It’s renewed calls from Ross Douthat and other commentators for Christians to find a viable alternative to public education, and fast.

Resources

BreakPoint: Iceland ‘Close to Eradicating Down Syndrome Births’
  • John Stonestreet
  • BreakPoint
  • August 23, 2017
People with Down syndrome are happy. Why are we trying to eliminate them?
  • By Jeanne Mancini
  • The Morning Sun
  • August 24, 2017
The Sexual Revolution and Its Victims
  • Jennifer Roback Morse
  • The Ruth Institute
A Falling Out for Christians and Public Schools
  • Samuel James
  • Mere Orthodoxy
  • August 24, 2017
Gender Ideology’s Kindergarten Commissars
  • Rod Dreher
  • The American Conservative
  • August 4, 2017
The Point: Fake and Dangerous News
  • John Stonestreet
  • BreakPoint
  • August 23, 2017
How the Mainstream Media Gets Hate Wrong
  • Ryan T. Anderson
  • The Daily Signal
  • August 17, 2017

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