Archive for December, 2010
December 21, 2010
God is no longer with us under Roe v Wade
Pro-choice “clergy” are quick to claim that there is no biblical foundation for opposing abortion. Granted “Thou Shalt Not Abort” was not blazoned into Moses’ tablets, but most would think that “Thou Shalt Not Kill” should be clear enough.
Among the many deceptions preached from pro-abortion pulpits, such clergy claim that the Bible says nothing about conception, pregnancy, and birth. Really? Must be referencing the New Planned Parenthood Standard Edition.
As Christianity prepares to celebrate the birth of our Savior, the child Jesus, we ask our pro-choice brothers and sisters to put aside the machinations of politically motivated clergy. Read and truly reflect upon the passages describing Jesus’ arrival.
There is simply no reconciling celebrating the birth of Jesus with supporting the mercilessness of abortion, which rejects God’s gift of children. Those who support Roe v Wade can no longer honestly pray “O Come Emmanuel”.
December 14, 2010
The elderly and our “entitlements problem”
The most common question posed to republicans following the elections has been to the effect of “where, specifically, will you make spending cuts”? Translation: will you cut “entitlements, i.e., Social Security and Medicare.?
No republican, of course, fell for the bait. Social Security and Medicare used to be considered the untouchable “third rails” of politics. But with the nation $14 trillion dollars in debt, and Social Security and Medicare accounting for approximately one-third of the budget, the “entitlements problem” has apparently gotten some serious scrutiny by President Obama’s National Commission On Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
The “debt commission’s” final report was scheduled for December 1st, but that’s been postponed. Which hasn’t restrained co-chairman former senator Alan Simpson, well known for the flannel nature of his mouth, from making it clear that there aren’t any third rails he fears.
To pull the country out of the canyon the Bush and Obama administrations have dug us into, Simpson says America will need to reign in the “entitlements” provided to what he calls the “Greediest Generation”.
Category: Social Security & Medicare
December 3, 2010
Lest we forget
Today is Terri Schindler’s 47th birthday (we refuse to call her Schiavo). Terri and her family would have celebrated today but, lest we forget, Terri Schindler was the first person in America, who had not been convicted of a capital crime, to have been sentenced to death by our judicial system.
Unlike convicted serial killers, Terri did not die quickly and painlessly after the administration of an overdose of an anesthetic drug. A judge ordered that Terri Schindler be starved and dehydrated to death. And lest we forget, it took seven excruciating days of being denied food and water for Terri to die, during which time armed guards stood watch over Terri to prevent her family from even moistening her wretchedly cracked lips.
On the day she died, Terri Schindler became a “white martyr”, one who lived a sacrificial life. And on that day the culture of death in America ominously took on more of the power that Americans once left to God.
Category: Terri Schindler (Schiavo)