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A new conference set for early next year is shaping up to include some of the most high-profile conservatives from the worlds of politics and entertainment.

The two-day Western Conservative Conference will be held in Phoenix, Ariz. on Feb. 21 and 22 at the Phoneix Convention Center. In addition to various speakers, the event will boast a plethora of captivating and enlightening panels.

Whether interested in tax reform, media bias, security threats, immigration reform, or Barack Obama’s scandal-plagued presidency, the inaugural conference offers something for conservatives of all stripes.

Conservative congressmen including Matt Salmon, Paul Gosar, and David Schweikert will be on hand to address attendees, as will well-known entertainers such as Ted Nugent and Steven Segal. Additional speakers are being added regularly; and invited guests include senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Mike Lee, as well as Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, recognized nationwide for his tough stance on crime and dedication to exposing Obama’s fraud, will be a special guest speaker at the conference.

Those in the Western Center for Journalism audience will be among the first to learn of updates, additions, and special deals when they become available.

Tickets to the once-in-a-lifetime event are currently on sale at a discounted price for a limited time. Those interested in reserving a spot can do so for half price by registering online before Dec. 31.

Further discounts are available for the comprehensive package, which includes admission to each session of the conference as well as meal events. The $400 package is currently available for just $199.

Planned for the perfect time of year for those in cold climates to enjoy Arizona’s temperate winters, the conference is designed to offer attendees an unforgettable experience.

For more details or to reserve your seats, visit the official site.

Western Journalism staff writer

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A Royal Baby, A King, And The Fight Over Life In America

Baby SC A Royal Baby, A King, and the Fight over Life in America

As the world anticipated the birth of the royal baby last week, I couldn’t help but notice that during her pregnancy, the typically pro-abortion media didn’t refer to the baby in Kate Middleton’s womb as the “royal fetus.” That seemed to contradict their worldview that what grows in a mother’s womb is either a clump of cells, tissue, or it is not human yet.

Case in point; on her Sunday show on MSNBC, liberal Democrat Melissa Harris-Perry actually said this:

“When does life begin? I submit the answer depends an awful lot on the feeling of the parents…”

In her opinion, life doesn’t begin unless we want it to begin; and that depends on how we feel. It’s kind of like playing God, isn’t it? And that’s exactly the point. Notice, for example, that when a celebrity ‘chooses’ to have a baby, it’s rarely ever referred to as anything else throughout their pregnancy other than a baby.

By the way, Harris-Perry protested the new abortion law in Texas by wearing tampons for earrings

Planned Parenthood, the media, and other abortion activists practically threw a tantrum in Texas. They almost literally threw everything they could at pro-life representatives and onlookers at the state capitol. The Department of Public Safety was forced to do bag searches as protestors entered the capital; and what they found won’t surprise you if you understand the Saul Alinsky rules, leftist radicals, and liberal activists.

The DHS found multiple jars of feces, urine, paint, female hygiene products, glitter, and confetti; people weren’t allowed in the building unless the items were discarded.

This is how the Left rolls.

Governor Rick Perry and Texas representatives received death threats and survived political bullying and pressure from the progressive media, but they endured it all for the causes of life and women’s protection.

The Left tried stopping the Texas law, which states that after 20 weeks, abortion will be illegal. It goes into effect in October. The bill also requires abortion providers to have hospital-admitting privileges, which could save a life in botched abortion situations. Marla Cardamone and Tonya Reaves are just two who weren’t that fortunate. 

It has now been proven that a pre-born baby feels excruciating pain during an abortion. At twenty weeks, the baby’s gender can already be determined by ultrasound. She has fully developed hands and feet and unique fingerprints. At twenty-three weeks, she responds to sounds and distinguishes her mother’s voice from others.

In the last three years, at least twenty states have passed abortion restrictions. You may not hear this on the so-called news, but 83 percent of Americans do favor restrictions on most abortions (especially on late-term killings.)

Moreover, according the Huffington Post of all sources, 70% of people who consider themselves “pro-choice” favor laws like the one just passed in Texas. 

Wisconsin is another state that has recently enacted policies supporting life, such as the outlawing of web-cam abortions and the requirement for abortion clinics to provide an ultrasound. When pregnant women see their ultrasound images, they most often choose life. Ultrasounds result in more people getting informed and learning the truth instead of spewing liberal talking points.

As Christian conservatives, our greatest weapon is the truth.

One of the ignorant arguments that enabled Roe vs. Wade to be passed in 1973 was that they claimed that no one really knew when life began. However, with today’s technology making the case for life, most fair-minded people know that the Bible has been right all along.

You created my inward being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb… Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be. (Psalm 139:13, 16)

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. (Jeremiah 1:5)

God certainly knew you and I before we were born, and that means He knows and sees every single life in every mother’s womb.

The reason that media reports about Kate Middleton and Prince William’s preborn (future) child were significant is because of the words chosen to describe the developing baby. If the royal baby was given personhood while he was growing in the womb, shouldn’t we give this same recognition to every baby?

Does it matter if a baby is born into a wealthy or royal family rather than a poor family? Are certain babies less human than others?

There have been billions of babies born in the world – some of them very famous and born into royalty – but only one changed mankind forever. Our calendar is based on His birth.

He is called “the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End.” Some know Him as “Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.”

The wealthiest kings at the time brought precious, valuable gifts to this newborn and paid him homage; and one day, “every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.” (Phil. 2:10-11) He is the Author of life, Redeemer of mankind, and King of all kings. And yes, He is the authority even over royal babies.

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GOP Eyes Abbott As Gov. Perry’s Successor In Texas

Rick Perry SC GOP eyes Abbott as Gov. Perry’s successor in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Even as he announced he wasn’t running for governor again, Rick Perry implored Texans not to rock the political boat too much in choosing a successor.

Although he stopped short of endorsing his Republican heir apparent, state Attorney General Greg Abbott, there was little debate that’s who Perry was referring to when he repeated a famous quote from legendary University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal.

“You gotta dance with the one that brung ya,” Perry quipped, just before announcing that he wouldn’t seek to continue in the office.

Abbott is popular with both grassroots tea party activists and mainstream conservatives in the GOP-dominated state. He already has raised a whopping $18 million in campaign funds, even without officially announcing his candidacy.

Perry said for months that he and Abbott had an agreement not to run against each other for governor — a pact Abbott never confirmed. Still, Mark P. Jones, a political science professor at Rice University in Houston, said Abbott did a masterful job biding his time so he could carry on Perry’s conservative mantle without making it look like he pushed him aside.

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“Hail Satan!”: The New ‘Pro-Choice’ Mantra

satan Hail Satan!: The New ‘Pro Choice’ Mantra

In the war between life and death, all eyes are on Texas as the Lone Star State legislature is poised to pass a sweeping late-term abortion ban. Gov. Rick Perry has pledged to sign the bill into law. The lines have been clearly drawn surrounding this progress toward equality and civil rights for pre-born Americans. Not surprisingly, as the pro-abortion side loses legislative battle after legislative battle, its “true colors” are coming into focus. Those colors are darker than many might have imagined.

During all civil rights struggles, there occurs, it seems, some flashpoint in time that indelibly sears into the conscience of a culture, with clarity, the profound realization that one side represents good and the other side evil. Who can forget the images in the 1960s of law enforcement officials turning the hoses – and the dogs – on peaceful African-America demonstrators for merely petitioning their government for racial equality? Millions of fence-sitters across America witnessed this gross injustice on television, sat up in their chairs, and finally said: “This is wrong. I will not stand for it.”

Although our pro-abortion media will not likely give it much coverage, a similar such flashpoint of clarity occurred this past Tuesday in the Texas State House as pro-abortion activists, throughout the day, shouted “Hail Satan!” in an effort to drown out pro-life speeches and an impromptu rendering of “Amazing Grace.” CNN’s Josh Rubin confirmed this astonishing display by tweeting on site: “Crowd of anti-abortion activists giving speeches while a group of people chant hail Satan in the background.”

I would like to take a moment to pause and personally thank our Satan-hailing friends for their brutally wicked honesty. What may have seemed, at the time, a glib bid to mock the peaceful Christians in attendance has, instead, demonstrated to the world exactly from whom (or what) derives the revolting inhumanity that is all things “pro-choice.”

Understandably, many leftists now complain that this frank display of “pro-choice” allegiance to the prince of darkness has hurt the multi-billion dollar baby-killing biz. They’re right. It has. It’s blown away the smokescreen of euphemistic “pro-choice” rhetoric and propaganda to expose, naked beneath, that which lies at abortion’s inglorious core: Death, death, and more death.

Indeed, the very Satan they hail was the first “pro-choicer.” While Jesus is “the way, the truth, and the life,” Satan is the end, the lie, and death itself. While Christ is the “author of life,” Satan is the author of abortion. Our “pro-choice” friends in Texas have now revealed that they at least intuitively recognize this reality.

Matthew 12:34-37 admonishes, “For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Do you consider yourself “pro-choice”? Perhaps it’s time to reconsider. When “pro-choicers” find themselves shouting “hail Satan!” over a chorus of “Amazing Grace” at a gathering geared toward saving babies, maybe it’s time to dust off that ol’ worldview and give it a second look.

Scripture warns: “The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12)

If you answer to “pro-choice,” you’re only deceiving yourself, my friend. You’re “delighting in wickedness.” Pro-choice to do what? Pro-choice to dismember alive a baby girl in her mother’s womb. That’s wicked. That’s evil – objective, absolute evil – every time and without exception.

That’s abortion.

Abortion is death. If you’re “pro-choice,” you’re pro-abortion and, consequently, pro-death. As the babies you should be protecting perish, so, too, do you perish. You are perishing in the spirit, which is a fate worse than physical death. It’s forever.

The precious aborted babies you refuse to defend – the babies you condemn to death – will see God. Ultimately, they will have eternal life. But because you “refuse to love the truth” and “delight in wickedness,” Scripture warns that, unless you repent and are saved, you will not. If you believe that this is about “women’s reproductive rights,” then you’re laboring “under a powerful delusion.” You “serve the lie.”

Whether you know it or not, you serve Satan.

Open your eyes.

As goes the refrain, “I once was lost, but now I’m found, was blind, but now I see.” You can still be found. You can still see. A big step in the right direction is to first admit this painful truth: “Pro-choice” is pro-death.

Join the right side of history. Join the side of good over evil. Join the side of life over death.

Be pro-life.

Matt Barber (@jmattbarber on Twitter) is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. He serves as Vice President of Liberty Counsel Action.

Video: Texas Abortion Supporters Chant ‘Hail Satan!’

The abortion battle in Texas was still raging Tuesday as both abortion supporters and pro-life activists flooded the State Capitol to make their voices heard. The Texas House and Senate reconvened briefly for a special session called by Gov. Rick Perry. One of the more bizarre tactics used by pro-abortion activists involved chanting “Hail Satan!” to harass a pro-life crowd as they sang “Amazing Grace.”