Thursday, February 25, 2016

A More Perfect Union: Apple Blossom Bakery

The first business to be highlighted in this new series is the brand new Apple Blossom Bakery located at 839 Main St. in Buffalo. The bakery is owned by a mother-daughter team of Carla and Rebekah Champion, who expanded their love of baking into a delicious business.

In addition to offering great cupcakes with flavors like banana pudding, key lime pie, and banana split, Apple Blossom also serves meals. If you are looking for a place to have a Sunday dinner after church, then check out Apple Blossom.

But here is what really sets this business apart: the Hershey’s ice cream. Beginning this Saturday, Apple Blossom will be serving 16 flavors of ice cream (including sugar free). Union has great places to get milkshakes, but this will be the only ice cream parlor in the County.

To kick off the unveiling of the ice cream, Apple Blossom is throwing a party. This Saturday from 10:00 AM-8:00 PM you can come by the restaurant for hotdogs, chicken salad, pimento cheese, and of course, ice cream. There will be free face painting and balloon art as well, so bring your family to Apple Blossom Bakery this Saturday as we continue to build a more perfect Union.   

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A More Perfect Union

I'm starting a new blog series I'm calling "A More Perfect Union." Despite having lived in places like Orlando, Florida and Fort Worth, Texas, Union County is where I'm proud to call home. There is so much to love about living here, and it bothers me when people are critical of our town.

I want to encourage the people of Union to love where they live, and to invest in our home. I hear people say things like, "that's good for Union standards." I reject that. Let's expect more, even demand more.

Whenever we go to Spartanburg or Rock Hill for a night out, we are investing in other counties. I realize that there are some things that we can't do in Union, but I want to do my best keep my business here.

In this series I am going to highlight some of the people, businesses, and organizations that are raising the bar and doing exceptional work in Union. I hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Doritos Super Bowl Commercial

During Super Bowl 50 Frito Lay ran an ad for their Doritos chips which had abortion rights groups instantly outraged. If you haven’t seen the commercial, it features a mom and dad watching their child’s ultrasound, and the dad is eating a bag of nacho cheese Doritos. Every time the dad lifts a chip to his mouth, the baby reacts by reaching for the chip.

NARAL, the National Abortion Rights Action League, sent out this tweet following the airing of the commercial: “‪#NotBuyingIt‪ - that @Doritos ad using #antichoice tactic of humanizing fetuses…”

You read that right. Apparently its an “antichoice tactic” to humanize a fetus. In other words, it is a dirty trick to make baby humans look like baby humans.

Here’s what I’m not buying: Doritos didn’t humanize the baby, God did. He creates each life, giving children unique human DNA from the second of conception.

I realize that unborn children will not grab for a potato chip, but ultrasounds commonly show them wave, kick, hiccup, blink, sing, dance, and other human things.

This anger over a funny commercial only exposes NARAL’s fear that people will find out that an unborn baby is actually a living person, and therefor reject their barbaric business. That is why they fight tooth and toenail to prevent laws like the one in Texas which requires women to have an ultrasound prior to aborting their babies. They don’t want women looking at ultrasound machines that might humanize the fetus.

Conversely, the people at NARAL, Planned Parenthood, and other abortion-defending groups know the truth, but they suppress the truth. Knowing full well that these “fetuses” have beating hearts, working organs, and unique fingerprints, they use terms like, “product of conception,” “clump of tissue,” and “blob of cells.” This suppressing of facts helps deceive millions of young ladies into ending a life.

Maybe if we did more humanizing and less suppressing, Americans would reject this legal murder of the unborn once and for all.