GAP at Radford U GAP (Day 2) and Liberty U GAP (Day 4)
On Thursday, we wrapped up our trip to Radford University in Radford, Virginia. CBR Virginia Project Director Nicole Cooley spoke with many students who asked questions and concluded by saying that we had changed their minds. She said she told her story of rape, abortion, and healing more often than ever before.
WDBJ-TV, which had reported earlier in the week on our visit to Liberty U, did a very slanted hit piece on our visit to Radford. Although one-sided reporting is SOP for the national media, local media are usually much more even-handed in their reporting. In all our years of being covered by local media, this was only the second story that could easily have been written by Planned Parenthood. The other was in Des Moines, Iowa, in 2004, where a TV station covering our Key States Initiative referred to us as “anti-choice extremists.”
Perhaps we are naive at FAB, but we give you the benefit of the doubt. You have to be really bad for us to notice. This time, we noticed. Not one of our people were interviewed for the WDBJ-TV story about our visit to Radford; only the pro-aborts were interviewed. We offered to speak with them; they weren’t interested. They also didn’t take note of our poll table, in which the results were fairly evenly divided between pro-life and pro-abortion. Not good reporting … good comedy, though.
Meanwhile, back at Liberty U, we continued to reach students. WSET-TV covered our continuing presence. We placed several of our Scripture signs along a pedestrian route from dorms to the main part of campus. More to come!
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