Hello, my name is Levi Bethune; I am one of the people (no matter how small) that Bound4LIFE has asked to contribute to their blog. Over the course of the next several moments you will be reading about what you may be expecting from me over the course of the next several months.
In no particular order, I am a visual media specialist, husband and father of two, Internet junkie, and I make a pretty mean bacon shrimp omelet (the key is using the right spices, and always pre-sauté the vegetables). I want to share my perspective on the tools of communication in this ‘digital age’ as it pertains to certain social justice issues, none of which overshadows the genocide of abortion.
First, you should know that way back in the late 1900’s, I was one of the founding members, and art director, of a youth-driven pro-life “activism & education” group called Saving Arrows. After years of protesting, counseling, canvassing, and writing, I got involved with Bound4LIFE in October of 2004, on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington DC when they were debuting the Life Bands. Although I’ve gone through several red wristbands, and hundreds of prayers, I’ve always had one view on life: it is precious, at any stage.
For the sake of me being able to set up this next paragraph, go ahead and ask yourself, “What could I possibly do? I’m just one person.” Well, I’m glad you asked.
In this blogging series entitled “Social Networking for Social Justice” I will profile several different social networking tools and how they can be properly used to promote the pro-life message, as well as how they are currently being used to… um, not promote the pro-life message.
The Internet is a powerful communication tool, and as with any tool, in the right hands it can be used for great things. As, Yoda once said, “With great power, comes great responsibility”. Or maybe that was Spock.