The Chesterton conference was outstanding. Among the speakers was James O'Keefe, the young videographer who uncovered ACORN's moral turpitude when he showed they were willing to help a hooker and a pimp set up a brothel using underage girls from the third world. Don't look for this kind of story in the New York Times or The Washington Post. They are too busy shilling for liberalism and moral relativism. O'Keefe, on the other hand, is a first rate investigative reporter doing the job the drive-by media won't. He was the hit of the conference giving the young folks there a great role model of zeal and courage and giving the oldies like me great hope for the future.
To those who say that dressing up and telling a story is "lying" think about this. All story-telling is an opportunity to reflect on moral realities. Jesus told stories to illustrate moral truths and make his audience think and react. That's what O'Keefe and his crew do as well. They role play and photograph the reactions of the "audience." They don't entrap them (like government agents did to Randy Weaver). They may even be hoping for a moral reaction from their audience. Unfortunately, when you are dealing with liberalism that's unlikely. Of all the ACORN offices they visited only one refused to "help" the hooker and the pimp. What their role playing did was to expose truth. And that's the purpose of all good fiction. We're in the story together. So make sure when you respond to the story of life it's according to virtue, not vice!
N.B.: Funny how nobody talked about "lying" when the liberal crowd was "exposing" the crisis pregnancy centers for "lying to women" by withholding up front information to which they did not have a right.
O'Keefe also gave us a lot of great laughs, especially his story of getting Lucky Charms banned from the Rutgers cafeteria for discriminating against the Irish! It just showed that the ridiculousness, not to mention stupidity, of the politically correct diversity crowd.
So enjoy your Lucky Charms and think of young Irishman James O'Keefe while you admire the stereotyped little leprechaun on the front. Pray for this young man and all the "new media" young people like Lila Rose who exposed Planned Parenthood and the students assaulted by Congressman Bob Etheridge. May their numbers grow!