A Star joins the Opinion Constellation

I have added conservative columnist (a shocking development) Star Parker to the Opinion section of the links. Enjoyed her columns have I in the past, and upon reading her bio I had no choice but to add her to the list.

This is her story:

The story of Star Parker is a stunning chronicle of how she left the seductive life of drugs, crime, abortions and welfare abuse through the power of the Gospel to become a leading advocate for the family. She is at the forefront of the conservative movement to motivate and lead others away from the lies of the culture to a life full of grace and truth.

Star Parker is the founder and president of CURE, the Coalition on Urban Renewal & Education, a 501c3 non-profit think thank that provides a national voice of reason on issues of race and poverty in the media, inner city neighborhoods, and public policy. (Check out CURE at http://www.urbancure.org).

Prior to her involvement in social activism, Star Parker was a single welfare mother in Los Angeles, California. After receiving Christ, Star returned to college, received a BS degree in marketing and launched an urban Christian magazine. The 1992 Los Angeles riots destroyed her business, yet served as a springboard for her focus on faith and market-based alternatives to empower the lives of the poor.

As a social policy consultant, Star Parker gives regular testimony before the United States Congress, and is a national expert on major television and radio shows across the country. Currently, Star is a regular commentator on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News. She has debated Jesse Jackson on BET; fought for school choice on Larry King Live; and defended welfare reform on the Oprah Winfrey show.

Star Parker’s personal transformation from welfare fraud to conservative crusader has been chronicled by ABC’s 20/20, Rush Limbaugh, Reader’s Digest, Dr. James Dobson, The 700 Club, Dr. George Grant, the Washington Times, Christianity Today, Charisma, and World Magazine. Articles and quotes by Star have appeared in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and The New York Times.

 

One of the things which struck me as funny in her impressive bio was her debate with Jesse Jackson. Yes, that Jesse Jackson, the same demagogue who has made a living of making people think they’re victims. What can he possibly say to this outstanding woman who CHOSE not to see herself as another ‘victim’?

Her story just goes to show, Si se puede!!!

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