Sunday, December 31, 2006
As we close out one year, 2006, and we begin a new, it might be helpful to review just a few of the things that God hates. Too often the Almighty, Eternal God is portrayed as a inept tottering old man living in some fantasy land in the sky, maybe in Santa Claus’ neighborhood.
IS THERE ANTHING WRONG WITH LYING?
Yes. God HATES lying. In Proverbs 6 in the Judeo-Christian Bible identifies lying among the things that God hates, “There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:
· A proud look,
· A LYING TONGUE,
· And hands that shed innocent blood,
· A heart that devises wicked plans,
· Feet that run rapidly to evil,
· A false witness who utters lies,
· And one who spreads strife among brothers.
Today under moral relativism and situation ethics, telling lies may be more than acceptable, it may be expected. However, truth and integrity are God’s sole standard.
It is interesting to note that LYING is the one thing that it is impossible for God to do, though He is capable of doing anything He desires. God cannot do anything contrary to his character, which includes His absolute Holiness and Perfection.
IS THERE ANYTHING WRONG WITH DIVORCE?
Yes, in the Old Testament Book of Malachi, it states, “Take heed then to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth. “For I hate divorce," says the LORD, the God of Israel, "and him who covers his garment with wrong," says the LORD of hosts.
In the New Testament in Matthew’s gospel the Bible states, “Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?" And He answered and said, "Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, and said, 'FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH'? "So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together let no man separate." They said to Him, "Why then did Moses command to GIVE HER A CERTIFICATE OF DIVORCE AND SEND her AWAY?" He said to them, "Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way. "And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery."
God has pretty high standards when it comes to the divine and sacred institution of marriage.
IS THERE ANYTHING WRONG WITH ABORTION?
Yes, God hates the “shedding of innocent blood” which was already mentioned in the list of seven things that God hates (Proverbs 6:17).
IS THERE ANYTHING WRONG WITH CONSULTING THE DEAD?
Yes, a necromancer, or one who consults the dead is an abomination to God. It is listed among another list of identified by God in the Scripture in Deuteronomy 18, "When you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations. "There shall not be found among you anyone,
· sacrifice your son or daughter,
· one who uses divination,
· one who practices witchcraft,
· or one who interprets omens,
· or a sorcerer,
· or one who casts a spell,
· or a medium,
· or a spiritist,
· OR ONE WHO CALLS UP THE DEAD.
"For whoever does these things is detestable to the LORD …” Many of these things mentioned are a part of the New Age movement that is sweeping liKe a storm of locusts across America today. We should be ever mindful that all of these practices are displeasing to God.
IS THERE ANYTHING WRONG WITH HOMOSEXUALITY?
Yes, it is an abomination to God. The Bible in Leviticus 18 says clearly, “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.” In Leviticus 20 we find, “' If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.”
GOD’S STANDARDS ARE ABSOLUTE
God is love. For love to be sincere it must hate sin. Otherwise, it is not love.
This seems to be pretty straightforward. If man chooses to violate God’s standard he is subject to God’s wrath, hatred and judgment. God will not tolerate sin of any kind forever. God’s standards are not subject to interpretation or debate. There are clear moral absolutes that are non-negotiable. When we violate His principles and precepts, we do so at our own peril.
Any society that practices homosexuality, abortion (the shedding of innocent blood and the sacrificing of one’s children), witchcraft or adultery will be cast out by land in which they live. The land is polluted by innocent blood through abortion.
By God’s sacrifice of His Son, Jesus through His grace and mercy, He willing forgives and forgets our willful affront to His standards. If we but acknowledge our sin and shortcomings and ask Jesus to come into our lives and hearts and we will then be saved from a life separated from God. May you do so in this New Year . . .
Have a happy, healthy peace filled New Year.
Note: gregjaye, fellow blogger on AGC weblog assisted in editing and offering ideas for this article.
Saturday, December 30, 2006
“Has anybody here
Seen my old friend ___________?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
He freed a lotta people
But it seems the good, they die young
You know, I just looked around
And he's gone …”
In the blank space you could put the names of each of the three fallen figures, these lyrics repeat three times making up the first three verses. Then the heart of the song is the fourth verse:
“Didn't you love the things
That they stood for?
Didn't they try to find some good
For you and me?
And we'll be free
And it's a-gonna be
No matter how much time we are given, the Bible says that each life is but a vapor. Scripture also says to ask God to help us to “number our days”. Most people will have 70 years or so to live.
We each have a purpose and mission in life and we should strive to fulfill it. Jesus is our example He was taken at the early age of 33, but He accomplished His purpose in life. The three men sung about in this song all died relatively young, and are in stark contrast to the three recent deaths of James Brown, President Ford and Saddam Hussein.
President Ford lived a full life. In fact he was the longest living President. He filled in for the only President to resign in disgrace. He pardoned President Nixon, which many speculate caused President Ford to lose the 1976 election to a person who has turned out to be the worst President in American history, Jimmy Carter. President Ford definitely will not be remembered as one of the legends of American history.
James Brown was a positive black role model. He was called the “Hardest working person in show business” as well as the “Godfather of soul”. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He helped many other artists with their careers. The lyrics that might apply to him are:
“Has anybody here
Seen my old friend James?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
He entertained a lotta people
I can still hear him sing “I feel good”, now his last song’ s sung
You know, I just looked around
And Aaaaaaah (scream)!!!! he's gone …”
What can you say about this despot? He was a cruel leader, who for over 30 years killed at will. One of his primary goals was to destroy Israel and he worked hard to accomplish this purpose. However, God used George Bush to cause the demise of Saddam Hussein. We could rewrite the words of the song this way for Saddam:
“Has anybody here
Seen America's old foe Saddam?
I can tell you where he's gone!
To hell - with Hitler, Stalin and Mao - for He killed a lotta people
But it seems the bad, they don’t always get hung
You know, I just looked around
And now thank God he’s gone …”
MERRILL S. KEISER, SR.
You know these three men, who recently died, actually cannot hold a candle to MSK, Sr., about whom fellow blogger Sam wrote an article. At 90 Merrill died just a few days before Christmas.
He was not well known, although he was an entertainer of sort, playing his accordion in ministering to nursing home residents. He never held elected office, but touched many lives. He served in the Medical Corp in World War 2.
But in God’s eyes I cannot help but think he (Merrill) was greater than either James, Gerald or Saddam. He knew God personally having invited Jesus into his life and having lived for Him day by day. God was real to him. Death is the great equalizer isn’t it? James’ gold records, Saddam’s fame and Gerald’s past political power and prestige amount to something for which they will have to account for as they will all stand before Jesus their Maker and their Judge . . .
This is something to think about at the brink of the New Year. The most important thing in life is what we do with the person of Jesus. Have we accepted God’s gift, Jesus, and have we honored God by accepting God's provision, Jesus, into our heart and life? By repenting from the sin and the evil in our lives and by inviting Jesus into our lives, that is all that really counts for the long run. Unfortunately most Americans will hold James, Gerald and even Saddam in greater esteem or recognition than Merrill, who did accept Jesus into his life and who did make a difference for God’s kingdom during his life here on earth . . .
Note: Fellow AGC blogger "Sam" provided sone editorial assistance and insights with this article.
Friday, December 29, 2006
I have watched/listened to PBS/NBR on and off for many years, up until I stopped watching TV altogether and up until my FM Jeep’s radio died recently. Whenever I watched or listened to almost anything that public broadcasting produced there seemed to be a real biased toward left wing ideology and positions. Listening to NPR there is a greater representation of homosexual issues or activist slant much greater than their 1-3% of the overall American population would logically would be call for. NPR seems to be one of the loud voices of the homosexual radical activists. There are many stories or points of view given to this radical minority, far beyond the demographics that they represent.
It seems to me that the feminist, women’s “rights” (meaning their right to kill their babies), and homosexuals and the NEA, all sort of pornography and other immorality etc are always shown in a positive light, rarely if ever is the dark side of homosexuality, evolution, feminism, pornography, or educational failures and education’s bloated bureaucracy ever shown. Never is there a story about a person who steps out of this immoral lifestyle and begins to live a normal heterosexual lifestyle. This is anathema to the radical liberal cause/agenda. What you will hear presented is the American Psychiatric Association position that homosexuality is no longer classified as a disorder and that it is misguided to counsel someone to come out of this immoral, unnatural lifestyle. We have the outworking of an amoral philosophy.
There are some good reports that come out of NPR and PBS, but there is too much that is anti-Christian and anti-American. One example is when referring to the Marriage Protection Amendment, NPR almost exclusively referred to the amendment as “Anti-“Gay” Marriage Amendment”. To me this portrayed a biased in favor of homosexual activism. You can almost see the sneering, disdain, and repulsion on the part of the reporters whenever Christians or moral issues such as traditional marriage, homosexuality or the war on terror are discussed or reported.
The thing that bothers me is that I am footing the bill for this radical rubbish. I have no problems with the free expression of opinions, but I would expect a publicly funded organization to be more unbiased and fair. Public broadcasting, for the most part, is not.
It is not me that is one-sided, emotional or prejudiced, it is Public Broadcasting. It should be de-funded. It should be privately supported by those who have likeminded political agendas. Perhaps radical leftist cause financier, George Soros and millionaire homosexual activist Tim Gill would like to invest in such a venture, because PBS/NPR is much more aligned to their positions than they are to mine, or the overwhelming majority of Americans for that matter.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Most churches, including my own, are incorporated by the government under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This allows our church to free from having to pay property taxes, sales tax, and allows donations to be tax deductible. There is a price to pay, however, for this incorporation. My church has a proposed amended constitution which would continue this status. It states:
“No substantial part of the activities of the Church shall be in the attempting to influence legislation, and the Church shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.”
It’s wrong to make a deal with the government that you will keep quiet about politics in exchange for tax breaks. The Church should not be run like a business. The IRS is right in saying that churches who have 501(c)(3) status do not have the right to speak to political issues. It’s the law. When a church that supports a particular political point of view is given tax breaks, this effectively forces taxpayers to support a point of view that they don’t necessarily agree with because they have to pay a greater share of the tax burden.
In an ideal world, no one would have to pay any income tax or property tax. These are tyrannical government intrusions. (In the case of property tax, police and fire department levies are reasonable exceptions.) Sales taxes, head taxes, and tariffs on imports are fairer. But it’s not right to make the system fairer for a church at the expense of the general taxpayer.
It is fair, however, for members of an unincorporated congregation to give money to the ministers, pastors, and other workers in the church without them (the ministers, etc.) having to pay income taxes on it. This is a step of faith, however, because the ministers, etc. are then not guaranteed a salary. They simply get whatever is put into the offering plate. Anyone can legally give up to $10,000 per year per individual without the recipient having to pay any income taxes. Beyond that, the giver would have to pay additional taxes. This giving is NOT tax deductible, but at least the recipient does not have to pay income taxes on it as they would if the church were incorporated.
Any properties controlled by the church are, believe it or not, owned by Jesus Christ under the law. Trustees of the church are responsible for overseeing such property, but no one but Jesus Christ owns it.
Incorporation causes all kinds of other legal entanglements. The 501(c)(3) status allows the government to interfere with the inner workings of the church which should be under Christ alone. You can read about one such case on the website of the Ecclesiastical Law Center. The process of disincorporation is a very difficult legal process. I would encourage all churches to consider this and to contact Dr. Ben Townsend at the ELC for help in doing this. See also this article.
The use of 501(c)(3) status by the government is an attempt by them to silence the Christian Church. It is just another example of a law that can be bent or broken by the powerful at the expense of weak, making this nation more of a lawless nation.
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
I came across the following poem in an email I received at work today , not sure of the source. It really says a lot as we close out ’06 and move into ’07.
This short and simple poem embodies some great principles of mental, spiritual and physical health. It is a nice reminder of some of the key and uncommon principles and values of life in constrast to what may be all too common and accepted attitudes of many people today.
I gave this untitled poem the title of:
Count to Ten
Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
PBS, provides television programming which it broadcasts on its television stations. Its radio relative, NPR, National Public Radio, produces programs which it airs (errs) over a network of public radio stations. However, neither of these entities are apolitical.
PBS does not only stand for the heavily federally funded Public Broadcasting System, it also stands for:
P – Politically
B – Biased
S – Socialists
And NPR, which are the initials representing National Public Radio, would be better representd by the following words attached to those initials:
N – Nuanced
P – Progressive
R – Revisionism
PBS, YOUR SLIP IS SHOWING
Neither PBS nor NPR can be expected to do an objective assessment of any issue or anyone right of center or even center of right. However, you can count on them to glorify any immoral or unsavory practice, cultural event, movie, philosophy or music, etc. You can count on them both to denigrate Conservative philosophy and true Judeo-Christian standards and values at every opportunity.
They both lean far to the left, promulgating an extreme leftist agenda. They would not know a lie from the truth, because it all depends on who is telling it and whatever leftist cause they want to promote at the time. They can not be objective assessors of anything.
WHAT AMERICA NEEDS NOW IS THE TRUTH
True conservatism and Judeo-Christian principles and values are needed in this country today. Right now we are getting neither a conservative nor a Judeo-Christian viewpoint consistently from either Bush's GOP or the Dean's Dems. This is also one of the main reasons why the GOP lost in the November election. Many conservative voters either sat on their hands or were mad at the DeWine “moderate/borderline liberal” misbranded conservatism.
WHAT IS NOW BEING SERVED UP TO THE PUBLIC, LIES
We do not need to continue to walk out onto the Clinton's gangplank to future oblivion. We must walk on our Founder solid bridge built on God's laws and principles. America and Americans need renewal and restoration of American traditional biblical values and principles. May the new year, 2007 mark a turning back to the future for us and for our great nation . . .
America and Americans need renewal and restoration of American traditional biblical values and principles. May 2007 mark a turning back to the future . . .
A CALL TO DEFUND PBS & NPR
Overall, the American people are not getting their money’s worth from PBS or NPR. The funding for these two entities should be eliminated or dramatically cut-back in a deficit spending reduction measure. The for-profit major networks, ABC, NBC and CBS are already sufficient biased in favor of the leftist agenda, why do I as a taxpayer have to pay for something as anti-American, much of which is pure socialist propaganda, not to mention supporting pro-abortion providers and promoting homosexual immoral behavior as well as promoting all sorts of purveyors of pornography?
Monday, December 25, 2006
This poem expresses the sentiments of many of the people in the era of the Founding Fathers of this nation.
On Christmas Day
Assist me, Muse divine to sing the morn,
On which the Saviour of mankind was born;
But oh! what numbers to the theme can rise?
Unless kind angels aid me from the skies?
Methinks I see the tunefull Host descend,
Hark, by their hymns directed on the road,
The gladsome Shepherds find the nascent God!
And view the infant conscious of His birth.
Smiling bespeak salvation to the earth!
For when the important era first drew near
In which the great Messiah should appear
And to accomplish His redeeming love.
Resign a while His glorious throne above.
Beneath our form every woe sustain
And by triumphant suffering fix His reign
Should for lost man in tortures yield His breath,
Dying to save us from eternal death!
Oh mystick Union! Salutary grace!
Incarnate God our nature should embrace!
That Deity should stoop to our disguise!
That man recovered should regain the skies!
Dejected Adam! From thy Grave ascend
And view the Serpent’s Deadly Malice end,
Adoring bless th’ Almighty’s boundless grace
That gave His Son a ransome for thy race!
Oh never let my soul this Day forget,
But pay in grateful praise her annual debt
To Him whom ‘tis my trust I shall [adore]
When time and sin and death [shall be no more.]
About Washington’s education, Lillback comments, “Clearly the youthful Washington learned to value our Judeo-Christian heritage …
Lillback further adds, “So while many are now dreaming of a white Christmas, I’m dreaming of a “Washington Christmas” for America’s future – an America where open expression of our Judeo-Christian heritage in the public square is not considered politically incorrect or inconsistent with the founding of our nation, but is embraced as a legitimate expression of our American heritage. . . .”
Have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas! May God bless you and may He continue to bless America. Drive carefully . . .
Sunday, December 24, 2006
O n Friday, December 22, 2006 I arrived at my 90 year-old dad’s home about 6:00 p.m. The house lights were off. The porch light was also off. This was highly unusual. I grabbed the mail and unlocked the door. Entering the front room the chair, in which my dad always sits, was vacant. That was strange, too. I wondered where dad was. After turning on the light I saw him lying on the floor motionless.
He used to say, “We know that all things work together for good to those that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.” Dad was baptized, but wasn’t saved at that time. A few years later as a teenager of around 14, he received Jesus into his heart and was born again. Everything was different thereafter. Even the colors seemed more vivid to dad then.
In grade school I could see God in dad’s life. There was knowledge of God and of His Scripture with an accurate understanding of the Bible that few people possess today. I imagine that many of the founders of America had this kind of familiarity with and working knowledge of the Bible that my dad had. Dad’s biblical knowledge inspired me at an early age. One day I had a question and went to dad. He went to the Bible and opened it and there was the answer clearly written in Scripture. After two more times of going to dad to find out what the Bible had to say about certain things, I stopped asking dad questions, believing that the Bible did have the answers to my questions, and searched the Scriptures for myself. This is how I learned God’s Word.
ON THE JOB
One day while driving to Tillotson Manufacturing in Toledo, where dad used to work, and he thought to himself, “Why don’t we see more miracles today?” He got to work, opened the door and walked in 30 minutes late. Everyone just starred at him. The door had been locked 30 minutes earlier!
Working in sanding carburetors the bosses would come into his room and harass him. So, he told Satan he had to stay out and dad marked a line in the doorway saying the bosses can come in but you devils have to stay out. After that the bosses walked into the room and walked back out and glared at him through the doorway. Dad had that kind of relationship with God.
This taught me to speak in tongues, to pray to God, and to take authority over Satan, and binding him in the name of Jesus and to order him away whenever I encounter a difficult or dangerous situation.
God worked in dad’s behalf. In World War II dad was assigned to the 97th Evacuation Hospital, which was made up mostly of Jews. By having a holy man in their midst God protected His people, the Jews, on Dad’s behalf. During the Battle of the Bulge, the Evacuation Hospital had to move and Maude Keiser (dad’s mother, my grandmother) had a dream where dad was laying down in dress uniform and a German tank drove up to where dad way laying and stopped. Grandma then knew all would be well in the Ardennes Forest. The German’s didn’t understand how dad’s was “Keiser” and he was on the American side.
In 1972 when I was in Vietnam in the infantry, dad was never concerned about me. He was confident God would protect me.
IMPORTANCE OF SPIRITUAL LIFE
In 1980 dad helped me overcome demonic spirits that were in me. He with Dan Ross put hands on me and prayed. Tongues began going through my mind and that began my deliverance from demon spirits. One day dad pointed his finger at me and spoke in tongues and the evil spirits shot out of me, but not all of them. Over a period of years the rest were cast out of me by Jesus.
Dad believed in divine healing and wanted God’s touch on him rather than to rely on man’s medicine so he stopped taking his medicines and refused any outside help, God could have healed dad but He took him home to heaven instead. Dad made it “home” just in time to celebrate Christmas with Jesus in person.
Saturday, December 23, 2006
The best thing about Christmastime is that it is an annual reminder of the real reason for the season, Jesus Christ and His incarnation, God becoming man, and His on-going profound influence and impact on the world. It is not the getting or the giving gifts, it is not the Christmas tree or Chrismas carols.
I received an email from Sara Ballenger who wrote, “This (following) poem reminds us of the One who truly has all power in His Hands . . . the One who was born in a tiny manger, in a city called Bethlehem, over 2000 years ago.
“Our prayer for you this Christmas is that you, too, would come to know the Power greater than ourselves -- our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ -- whose shed Blood cleanses us, delivers us, and sets us free from all sin. May He bless and keep each of you, now and always. Amen!”
Ditto from me.
One Solitary Life
He was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another village. He worked in a carpenter's shop until He was thirty, and then for three years He was an itinerant preacher.
He never wrote a book.
He never held an office.
He never owned a home.
He never had a family.
He never traveled more than two hundred miles from the place where He was born.
He never did any of the things that usually accompany greatness.
He had no credentials but Himself.
While He was still a young man, the tide of public opinion turned against Him. His friends ran away. He was turned over to His enemies and went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed to a cross between two thieves. While He was dying, His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth, and that was His coat. When He was dead, He was laid in a borrowed grave through the kindness of a friend.
Nearly twenty centuries have come and gone, and today, He is still the central figure of the human race and the leader of mankind's progress.
I am far within the mark when I say that:
all the armies that have ever marched,
all the navies that have ever sailed,
all the parliaments that have ever sat,
and all the kings that have ever reigned,
all put together, have not affected the life of man upon this earth as much as that
One Solitary Life
- Anonymous –
Friday, December 22, 2006
More good news is that there has been an apparent reversal of banning the showing of clips of the Nativity Story movie at the Christmas Fest in Chicago. WorldNet Daily reports that they have permitted the sponsor of the movie to participate. Imagine banning Christ from His own birthday party!
Speaking of movies, two other quality movies with a true Christian worldview are Queen Esther: One Night with the King and Facing the Giants. I hope to see One Night With the King this weekend. The Facing the Giants movie will be out in DVD next month. One way that the culture can be changed or positively impacted is for Christians to support quality movies and to boycott all Hollywood trash.
Another piece of good news regarding Christmas is that Christians are starting to fight back against the relentless attack on all things Christian in our schools and on our public squares. The Family Research Center, the American Center for Law and Justice and the American Family Assoicaion are leading efforts to inform schools and parents of their rights to sing Christmas carols and to say "Merry Christmas". There is also an effort underway to limit shopping at those stores which inssist on being politically correct and which even ban the word "Christmas' from all of their in-house and external advertisements. One such store is Best Buy. Happy solistice, happy sparkletime Best Buy.
Merry Christmas everyone else!
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Democratic New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine signed into law a bill which recognizes same sex unions. Legalizing civil unions for same sex couples is potentially just as destuctive to the institution of marriage as full blown gay marriage. There are already people from Vermont who have moved to other states who are trying to force the states to give them the same benefits as married couples. With this new law, we can expect these lawsuits to increase.
God hating liberal activists are at it again trying to get "In God We Trust" off of our currency as well as engaging in the usual seasonal Christmas Wars to rid America of all public manger scenes and all other public displays expressing the reason for the season.
I don't see any signs of getting out this rut of commercialism surrounding the Christmas Holiday. I'd rather be doing something lasting to glorify Christ than buying some gifts for people that will eaten or thrown away and forgotten by next year.
Well at least I can still say this:
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
PLANNED PARENTHOOD EXPOSED
It is important that the public be educated to the fact that this seemingly benign snake of an organization is really viciously poisonous.
• Women seeking abortions are not told by PPFA of the severe risks that are involved
* PPFA does not inform the women that their child will suffer pain during the abortion killing process . . .
• Most taxpayers are not aware that PPFA receives from the government over $250 million per year to carry out its murderous agenda. They also get a like amount from wealthy corporations and tax-free foundations. Planned Parenthood’s annual revenue is $1 billion dollars.
• Planned Parenthood was responsible to a large extent in defeating the abortion ban in South Dakota this past November. It poured millions into this state, to insure its defeat. S.D. is a state where an abortion ban had previously been passed by the legislature.
• There are cases in Kansas and here in Ohio which allege that Planned Parenthood is involved in cover-ups of child rape and illegal late term abortions.
• Many women who have abortions are emotionally and psychologically harmed and suffer the rest of their lives
• Abortions are not as “safe” as claimed by PPFA, some woman are physically harmed, even fatally, at the hands of abortionist-exterminators
• It is extremely rare that the life of the mother is in serious jeopardy through pregnancy. This is a lie and excuse used to justify this inhuman, ungodly practice.
• PPFA actively promotes rather than discourages pre-marital sex through its so-called sex-education (indoctrination) classes
• PPFA is actively campaigning to de-fund Crisis Pregnancy Centers throughout the U.S. because these centers are providing a true picture of what abortion is and does to women and their children and are perceived to be a treat to the abortionists business.
PPFA definitely is not what it seems.
ACTUAL CASES IN KANSAS & OHIO
AgapePress’s Rusty Pugh reported just yesterday that ...”A Kansas pro-life activist hopes a new district attorney in her home county will continue to investigate and prosecute the notorious abortionist George Tiller. Phill Kline is the outgoing State Attorney General in the Sunflower State, but he has recently been tapped for a new job as district attorney for Johnson County. It is unclear what impact this will have on Kline's investigation of Tiller and area Planned Parenthood facilities for the concealment of child rape and illegal late-term abortions. Pro-life advocate Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue says her group is hopeful that Kline's change of office will allow his pursuit of justice in this matter to proceed...”
I recently received a letter from the Life Legal Defense Foundation which talked about the child-rape/abortion-cover-up lawsuit involving Planned Parenthood, which is being sued for covering up a statutory rape in Ohio. The rape happened to an innocent little 13 year-old-girl who was seduced by her 21-year-old soccer coach, who got her pregnant. The rapist got caught and was convicted and is now serving a long prison sentence.
However, before he got caught for the saatutory rape, he forced the girl to have an abortion at a local Planned Parenthood mill to cover-up his crime.
Planned Parenthood, in direct violation of Ohio state laws, did not notify the girl’s parents that she was trying to obtain an abortion. Neither did Planned Parenthood inform authorities about this about this statutory rape.
I suspect that this is not an isolated incident.
Contributions are needed by the Life Legal Defense Foundation to fight this extremely important case. Contributions can be made on line to the Life Legal Defense Foundation at www.lldf.org or by sending a check to:
Life Legal Defense Foundation P.O. Box 2105 Napa, CA 94558 (707) 224-6675
DEFUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Organizations such as the American Center for Law and Justice (www.ACLJ.org) are working with legislators to try to stop taxpayer funding of this immoral organization. We, the taxpayers, are essentially funding the very lawsuit that PPFA’s filed against Congress itself over the partial-birth abortion ban. Isn’t that the cake? We provide funds to an organization that turns around and sues our representative to move their own agenda of death forward. Enough is enough, I’d say. Write your Senator and Representatives and ask them to stop all funding to Planned Parenthood.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
to see a good satire from www.YouTube.com which exposes the truth about the Iraq Study (Surrender) Group co-chairmen , James "Neville" Baker, as an ultimate appeaser. It would be funny if it weren't so terrifyingly true!
Monday, December 18, 2006
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America began the year with 872 clinics and, even though it opened several new clinics, ended the year with 859.
In the CNS article Jim Sedlak, executive director of Stop Planned Parenthood (STOPP) International claimed that "Americans are rejecting Planned Parenthood and its agenda as more and more of its clinics are closing across the United States." He had also said that 2006 was another year of struggle for this abortion provider.
The article continues to quote Sedlak, “He based his comments on a new study by STOPP, which shows that the number of Planned Parenthood's "health" clinics has dropped to 817, its lowest total in almost 20 years. That number has been dropping since 1995 when it stood at a total of 938. Sedlak noted this constituted an average reduction of 11 clinics a year.”
According to the December 13, 2006 Wednesday STOPP Report the following were the number of clinics in the United States, which have been declining since 1995:
Year - Number of “Health” Clinics
1987 - 816
1990 - 879
1995 – 938
2000 – 876
2005 – 825
2006 – 817
The number of clinics counted in Ohio and in states surrounding Ohio are:
· Ohio (37) Opened 2 express stops and closed 4 clinics in 2006
· Pennsylvania (43)
· West Virginia ((1)
· Kentucky (4)
· Indiana (38) Closed 1 clinic
· Michigan (31) Opened 1 clinic
It is interesting to note that California leads the nation with 98 clinics with New York at 79 followed by Texas at 77. Pennsylvania, Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan all finished in the top ten. The only state that does not have a Planned Parenthood clinic is North Dakota.
If there was but one abortion clinic, it would be too many, in my opinion. America is in desperate need for passage of the Life Begins at Conception Amendment to stop the wholesale slaughter of innocents.
It would behoove all Conservatives and all Christians to work toward the closure of all abortion clinics in this country, for the sake of the innocent children daily being “legally” exterminated.
Sunday, December 17, 2006
This is in stark contrast to evolution which teaches that life came as a chance happening in a spontaneous action. A chance happening, this is not observable in nature. No where do we observe life coming from non life. We do find a lot of pasteurization going on and food being preserved by it.
History has proved Pasteur to be correct and Darwin to be incorrect. Scripture shows that life came from life for God said, “Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may ly above the earth … God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fow after his kind and God saw that it was good. God blessed them, saying, be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the sea, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
And God said, let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle and creeping things, and the beast of the earth, and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and God saw that it was good.
When we observe nature everything begets after its own kind just as God said it should do. The affects of God’s word are observable. The Bible does not agree with evolution. In the beginning God created. In six days He worked, and on the seventh day He rested. The seven day week has been with us ever since. This is proof that God spoke everything into existence that this was done in seven 24 hour days. The evidence is with us today.
People in their desire to do evil and to do their own thing in rebellion to God, will adopt evolution as a belief system, because they do not want to recognize that they are responsible to a God, who will hold them accountable for all their actions. Are you one of them?
Sources: Collier’s Encyclopedia page 468, Vol. 15; Genesis 1:1, 20-25; Exodus 20:9-11, 31:17.
Saturday, December 16, 2006
True, historic Christianity is much maligned and its vestiges are actively, both subtlety and obviously, being attacked on many fronts. Among the Christian icons being attacked are public acknowledgement of God, the true meaning of Christmas, the free expression of religion, silencing the church in the public square, attempting to thwart public prayer in Jesus’ name, allowing children to read the bible in school even during free time or non-teaching time. All of this is under the guise of not wanting to “offend” the 10-15% of atheists or unbelievers or believers in anti-Christian philosophers …
I recently heard over the internet an interview on the Worldview Weekend website of author and speaker, Ron Carlson. The following is a transcribed excerpt of his recent comments.
NEW AGE MOVEMENT DISSECTED
“We have seen this major paradigm shift in Western culture . . . towards the acceptance of an Eastern and an Occultic worldview . . . in … (in His Word) … God says that all of these things spiritism, sorcery, witchcraft, Satanism, astrology all of these things are an abomination in the eyes of God, because they take focus away from the truth of who God is and His word. They claim that somehow your personal experience you can go within yourself and find your own divine light …
“…What we have in the whole New Age … movement … is literally becoming the dominate philosophy around the world. What it is doing it is that it’s bringing together three major philosophies that we see today to form what they say is a new holistic worldview, a new world religion for the 21st century.
“These three philosophies that make up the New Age include
1 --- Western Secular Evolutionary Humanism
“…the foundation is Western secular evolutionary humanism. The whole idea that there is no God, that man is simply an accident; man is a product of evolution … Ultimately man can become god himself …
2 --- Eastern Mysticism and Philosophy
“This Evolutionary humanism that came out of Western philosophy of the 19th century is now being mixed with Eastern … mysticism and philosophy … Since the 1970s this major paradigm shift in culture is the acceptance of Hinduism and Buddhism A recent article in Psychology Today over 35% of Americans now believe in reincarnation as the basis of afterlife. We see this incredible shift toward acceptance of Hinduism and Buddhism which says that we part of an impersonal universe. There is no personal Creator, we are simply one with nature, one with the universe. The earth is our mother and we have all evolved out of Mother Earth. This is why you see so many of the environmentalists and ecology movement heavily involved in the New Age Movement ...
3 --- The Occult
“… this evolutionary humanism, this Western philosophy is being is combined with Eastern philosophy and Hindu mysticism, is then being heavily mixed in the New Age Movement with the world of the occult … (The Bible says that) … in the last days many will follow after the doctrines of demons and deceitful spirits. This is why you see such a heavy emphasis in the New Age on spiritism, channeling, tapping into the spiritual world ... There is this belief in the New Age Movement that there is some cosmic force that we can tap into, and if I can only tap into the force through sorcery, through witchcraft through astrology. This is why the Harry Potter books, for example, which are so popular with children, are really opening people up to the whole world of the occult … This is being presented in our schools today as something good and something positive … Yet it is amazing to me that we won’t let them read the bible, but we won’t let them study the truth of God’s word but boy you can study the occult, you can read Harry Potter…”
The New Age Movement must do away with Christianity because it (the New Age Movement) is diametrically opposed to the existence of God. It logically must hate and resist and work to negate the influence of Christians and Christ in society in the world in order for the New Age Movement to thrive and reach its ultimate goals.
There is a battle raging for the hearts and minds of men, women and children. The mission of the A Good Choice weblog is to track, expose and resist this malignant pervasive false philosophy in America and the world today and to commend a conservative and Christ-centered biblically based alternative philosophy and worldview.
Friday, December 15, 2006
For me the starting point is this, God hates sin, He does not hate people. All men have as a basic nature, which is deeply depraved. It is only by the grace of God that we are not all Dahmers, Mansons, Hitlers, or Marxs. . .
I love the America that is based on Judeo Christian principles and values. The America of 1776, short of the slavery and the inhumanity of some toward women and the red man . . . I love the America based on truth not the liberalized “progressive” aberration or version... What does that aberration look like? A Godless, moral relativistic secular humanistic educational system, a culture of death where abortion, cloning, embryonic stem cell research and euthanasia are rampant, where human life is of no more value than a snail darter’s life, radical feminism, extreme environmentalism, acceptance and honor of immoral, unnatural homosexual behavior and other perverse relationships.
No way do I hate George Washington’s, Abraham Lincoln’s America! I do resent and am offended by Charles Darwin’s, Margaret Sanger’s, the ACLU’s, Barry Lynn’s, the NEA’s, NOW’s twisted view and values being thrust on America by extreme liberals seemingly on every front. This reshaped or misshaped “progressive” decadent version of American is flat out abhorrent.
The America up until the last 100 years or so was unequalled and unparalleled as nations go in all of history of man. We are slowly being degraded and destroyed by extreme socialism/liberalism and corporate global greed. That is what I dislike. .
There now is a clash, a battle blazing between two diametrically opposed worldviews. It is s conservative, Judeo-Christian values versus the New Age Movement, which is an amalgamation of Western secular humanism, Eastern mysticism and the occult “values” or better said, absence of values.. These two forces are vying for the control of the American spirit and America’s future. It seems like the New Agers are winning the day right now.
Tomorrow, God willing, we will continue a more in-depth discussion of the New Age Movement.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Your comments reminded me of a 1970 number 1 hit song by Edwin Starr called “War”. Here are just a few lyric excerpts.
. . .
War! Whoa, Lord
What is it good for
Listen to me…
Ohhh… War! I despise
Because it means destruction’
Of innocent lives
War means tears
to thousands of mothers’ eyes
When their sons go to fight
and lose their lives
. . .
War! It ain’t nothing but a heartbreaker
War! Friend only to the undertaker
War! It’s an enemy to all mankind
The thought of war blows my mind
. . .
Well, Matt, it seems as if Edwin Starr, who was apparently protesting the Vietnam War in these lyrics, would probably agree with you today, also. My position on the War on Terrorism in Iraq and elsewhere is we are in it, let’s win it. Right or wrong, and I believe that President Bush was right and made a decision and took action in response to what the Islamic terrorists did to the U.S. on 9/11. With the information he had he tried to work to the worthless, ineffective and corrupt U.N. with its endless meaningless resolutions, ineffective sanctions and fruitless diplomacy.
I am not God and am not privy to the actual intelligence with which President Bush had or the circumstances and all the facts surrounding the decision.
If we pull out of Iraq today, without a complete victory, we will be shooting ourselves in the foot, literally and figuratively. Islamic terrorists will have no buffer between us and LA or NY. I do not agree with much of what the now apparent pseudo Conservative pseudo Christian Bush has done in the last six years, but I believe with the commitment of resources and lives that have now been invested, we must do everything we can to establish an Iraq that is strong enough to stand on its own to resist the threat from Iran and Syria and other Islamic terrorist regimes or groups.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
MAINSTREAM MEDIA TREATMENT
Just compare how the main street media dealt with persons for their apparent past misconduct:
· Bob ‘Took favors from Bob Abramoff” Ney
· Jerry “Gets in trouble calling a sinner a sinner” Falwell
· Representative William “cold cash” Jefferson
· Reverend Jesse “a ‘saint’ even when he sins” Jackson
Of these two groups of apparent misbehaving malfeasants which group is held in high regard by the mainstream media, gets a free pass, and remains in office or continues to be respected today?
JERRY & JESSE
“Shortly after the contested election of 2000, it was revealed that Jackson (married since 1962) had an affair with a staffer Karin Sanford that resulted in the birth of their daughter, Ashley. According to CNN, in August of 1999.” (1)
“Falwell is a controversial subject for his theological, political and social beliefs. After the September 11, 2001 attacks Falwell said on the 700 Club, "I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People for the American Way, , all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say 'you helped this happen." (to which Robertson concurred). After heavy criticism, Falwell apologized. As for homosexuality, Falwell remarked, "AIDS is the wrath of a just God against homosexuals."” (1)
Result: Falwell –Ridicule; Jackson – Reverence
BOB & BILL
“In late 2005 and early 2006, allegations that Ney played a key role in the Abramoff scandal were widely reported. “(1)
“(William) Jefferson has been under investigation by the FBI for suspected corruption since March 2005. Since that time, he has been named in the guilty pleas of two associates. On 15 May 2006, Jefferson called a press conference at which he announced that he did not intend to resign, despite expecting to be indicted on corruption charges.” (1)
Results: Ney – Resignation; Jackson – Reelection
Clearly, the biased of the mainstream media – network TV, newspapers, and news magazines - is in favor of the leftists. Jesse Jackson. William Jefferson and Bob Ney are corrupt, sure enough. I do not see Jerry Falwell in the same category as these three, however. His only error as I can see it is speaking the truth. I didn’t like it that he apologized for telling the truth. Much like Pope Benedict apologized to Muslims for his assessment of early Islam.
It is also revealing that Conservative wrong doers resign (Ney, Foley) but Liberal wrong doers shamelessly seek and get reelected (Jackson, Bill Clinton, Ted Kennedy & Gerry Studds). Shame on the electorate who elect or continue to reelect such immoral cads.
(1) Each of these excerpts was taken from the Wikipedia entries of each of the four men. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
Monday, December 11, 2006
Michelle Makin writes on her blog commenting on Annan’s expected resignation speech, “Like Kofi Annan knows anything about remaining true to principles? He leaves behind a feckless, corrupted,global bureaucracy incapable of policing the predators in its ranks, unwilling to stand up to evil, and useless in the struggle against terrorism--or any other global threat. And it's all President Bush's and America's fault.”
I think Annan symbolizes everything that is wrong with the United Nations. It is corrupt, arrogant and anti-American. Why do we continue to fund this worthless organization? Why do we allow it to remain on U.S. soil? All it is soapbox for despots like President: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran or Hugo Chavez of Peru.
The United Nations is a overweight, toothless rabid pussy cat with a mean purr. It is time to put this poor sick creature down, for good.
When I think of the good man like John Bolton, who Republican Senator Voinovich and a flock of Democratic Senate vultures killed his nomination and kept him out or a longer period of time, and a corrupt and unprincipled individual like Annan was allowed to continue after significant corruption surfaced is sheer lunacy. John Bolton did more in his short tenure than Kofi Annan did in his decade of disservice.
What’s your next job Secretary General? Teaching at Harvard so you can continue to spew your hatred of America?
How about John Bolton for next Secretary General?
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Monday I listened to a late night radio talk show, Coast to Coast with Art Bell, which had as its guest a cosmologist. The cosmologist stated that the universe came from a singularity (from a single point); thus refraining from saying that it (the universe) came from nothing. He also stated that there is not enough mass observable in the stars to cause them to follow the course in the sky that they were currently in. Therefore, it is believed there is dark matter which cannot be seen acting on what is seen. Any notion of God is rejected.
Scripture says that the heavens declare the glory of God. While the scientists study the sky, stars and cosmos, it is declaring to them the glory of God. It says God created us (the sky, stars and cosmos) and set us in synchronous orbits. The evidence shows something came from nothing yet those in cosmology are loath (resistant and unwilling) to reveal it. Therefore, they lie to themselves and the public.
Scripture says that all things are upheld by the power of the word of Jesus Christ. It is very possible that there is no dark matter. What is being observed is the power of God’s word holding everything in place.
Daniel, the Old Testament prophet, writes that knowledge will increase in the last days, but men will not discern the truth. The psalmist writes “that the fool has said in his heart that there is no God.” It is sad to say, but this is the state of official science today. Many scientists are fools.
In the New Testament book of Hebrews we read that it is impossible to understand creation without faith. Many scientists lack faith making them incapable of correctly understanding creation. It was the correct understanding of theology that led man out of the Dark Ages. Today lack of theology is leading science back into the darkness of bygone Dark Ages.
Saturday, December 09, 2006
The Iraq Surrender Commission joins most Democratic Congress people who have been whining about President Bush’s War on Terror in Iraq for years. They are ably supported by the liberally bent media, as it so ingloriously contributed to the shameful end of the Vietnam War in a less than victorious manner.
Well, I concur with Mr. Wilson, who last month wrote in his November 16th Daily Jot article titled, “Iraq War About Containing Terror Not Building Democracy”, about the dangers of pulling out of Iraq prematurely as the Surrender Commission and most Democrats would have us do.
Wilson says, “Pulling out of Iraq will accomplish three things:
“1. Bring the war on terror to within the borders of America;
“2. Collapse Iraq into anarchy, and
“3. Help establish Iran as a Middle East superpower.”
He concludes his article saying, “The Democratic leadership is intent on its belief that if America pulls out of Iraq, the jihadist movement will end. It will only be the beginning of a yet another phase of terrorism unimpeded from Tehran to the shores of the United States. . . “
Wilson is so very right. I do not like war anymore than anyone else; however, at some point you have to draw the line in the sand and fight for what is right. President Bush felt that Iraq was the line, being one of the three axis of evil rouge nations - Iraq, Iran and North Korea – each hell-bent and determined to wreak havoc on a peaceful and freedom loving people in their own dictatorships and in the world as a whole.
President Bush, keep fighting Islamic Terrorists there and the traitorous promoters of outright surrender here.
Friday, December 08, 2006
I have been reading a great deal about the negative nature of the Planned Parenthood organization, which much like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), has since its inception been bound and determined to destroy foundational principles and values upon which this nation was founded.
THE BAD GUYS
One of the most horrific “legitimate” organizations in all of America or anywhere in the world for that matter is the Planned (really preventing) Parenthood Federation of America. In a recent AgapePress news item John Pischiotta, the director of Pro-Life Waco (Texas), outlines Planned Parenthood’s real agenda which is “to promote sexual promiscuity and abortion for profit . . . the more they can promote promiscuity and a culture of death, the better their cash flow will be.” He made his comment during a Planned Parenthood of Central Texas’ annual “holiday wine and cheese” celebration, which occurred yesterday. At that same event this wicked organization even is reported to be providing free samples of the “morning after pill”.
I also learned recently that Planned Parenthood affiliates team up with likeminded people in various foreign countries to export its brand of murder disguised as family “planning” assistance, which is a euphemism for murder. For example Planned Parenthood of Stark County (Ohio) has teamed up with the SAHAS Project (India). It is not enough that Planned Parenthood practices its terrorist activities of killing babies here in America, it is also exporting its tainted philosophy worldwide.
THE GOOD GUYS
There are several excellent organizations which are focused primarily on stopping Planned Parenthood. One is the American Life League (ALL) which can be found at http://www.ALL.org. They have a great weekly electronic newsletter called the Wednesday STOPP Report (WSR), which is a free electronic newsletter. STOPP stands for Stop Planned Parenthood.
Life Decisions International (LDI), whose website is: http://www.FightPP.org/ brings together many of North America's leading experts for its primary mission of challenging the agenda of Planned Parenthood worldwide. LDI professionally represents the pro-life position by op-posing the radical agenda of Planned Parenthood and other pro-death organizations. Life Decisions International (LDI) has long been a leader in defending pregnancy help centers against the unfounded attacks from Planned Parenthood and its ilk. Right now Pregnancy Help Centers are under attack by liberals who support the murderous agenda of Planned Parenthood and want to stop all public funding of Crisis Pregnancy Centers, which offer a pro-life alternative to the pro-death Planned Parenthood abortion chambers. The Pregnancy Help Centers or Crisis Pregnancy Centers are beginning to hurt the business of the baby exterminators.
Instead of stopping funding to the pro-life true Pregnancy Help Centers let’s de-fund Planned Parenthood.
Care Net ( http://www.Care-Net.org ) is a growing affiliation network of more than 1,000 pregnancy centers throughout the United States and Canada. For over twenty-five years, we have been promoting, equipping, and developing our centers to better serve men and women in their communities. Care Net is the antithesis of Planned Parenthood. As much as Planned Parenthood wants to kill babies, is as much as Care Net wants to assist mothers in birthing and bringing babies into this world. It is a matter of Life versus Death, literally.
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has a petition which you can sign if you believe that taxpayer funding of abortion via funding of Planned Parenthood should be ended. Click here to sign the petition.
The American Life League (ALL) also has a petition, which you could sign.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
VA Launches "Faces Behind the File" Program
WASHINGTON – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony J. Principi kicked off "The Faces Behind the File" project when four Pearl Harbor survivors shared their personal experiences of December 7, 1941 with an audience that included VA employees, senior VA officials and national VSO representatives.
"It is important for VA employees to have a sense of connection and rapport with the veterans they serve," said Secretary Principi. "By listening to these stories, VA employees will gain a better understanding of the sacrifices experienced by each veteran."
The commemorative program, "Pearl Harbor – I Was There," is the first of a series of events called "The Face Behind the File" project. The Secretary created the series after an employee suggested programs to familiarize VA employees with the experiences of veterans.
Four veterans who were at Pearl Harbor recounted their experiences with VA employees nationwide on the VA Knowledge Network’s Communication Channel. Broadcasts will be shown throughout December on VA’s cable network.
"This program is an opportunity to hear from survivors about events that changed the history of the world, as they describe what happened and the effect that tragic day had on their lives," said Secretary Principi. "Future programs will focus on other events shaped by our nation’s veterans."
Introductory remarks were given by Secretary Principi and closing remarks by VA Deputy Secretary Leo S. Mackay, Jr., Ph.D. The four Pearl Harbor survivors were Captain Frank Costagliola, USN (Ret.), Major Kathryn M. Doody, USA (Ret.), Senior Chief Petty Officer Clarence Davis, USN (Ret.), and Mr. Roger Thomas, Navy veteran.
Captain Costagliola graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1941 and served in the Navy until 1968. He began his career in the engineering department on the light cruiser USS Phoenix during World War II and was promoted to the main battery officer for the ship’s six-inch guns. After Pearl Harbor, the Phoenix served with the 7th Fleet and became the flagship for Task Force 75 under Rear Admiral Russell Berkey. The crew of the Phoenix participated in the battle of Surigao Strait, and the landings on Mindoro, Lingayen Gulf and Borneo. Only two men were lost throughout the cruiser’s distinguished Pacific tour of duty.
Major Doody started her military career as a Navy nurse and later transferred to the Army Nurse Corps. Sworn-in August 1941, she arrived in Pearl Harbor that September. She was assigned as a surgical nurse to Tripler Army Hospital and treated those wounded during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Afterward, Doody volunteered for an assignment in a field hospital in Germany, where she earned a Bronze Star Medal. She also served a tour in South Korea.
Senior Chief Davis joined the Navy in January 1941 and retired in 1960. His ship, the USS Medusa, was moored at Pearl City during the Pearl Harbor attack. Getting the ship underway and braving the heat of the attack, the crew of the Medusa helped bring down two Japanese aircraft. After Pearl Harbor, the Medusa continued its repair duties to the ships of the 7th Fleet throughout the Pacific and earned a battle star by war’s end. Davis was present for the signing of the peace treaty in Tokyo Bay. He has held numerous positions for the Maryland Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivor’s Association, including state chairman, president and vice president.
Mr. Thomas served in the Navy from September 1940 to December 1946. He was the radioman on watch for his squadron at the Naval Air Station at Kaneohe Bay, located five miles from Pearl Harbor, when the attack began. Thomas is the current state chairman and president for the Maryland Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.
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Wednesday, December 06, 2006
I even advanced the idea of a possible H. Clinton – B. Obama ’08 Democratic Presidential ticket in the article I wrote yesterday, “How Revoltin’, the Bolton Resignation.” It would be dual firsts, first female presidential candidate and first black vice presidential candidate. Personally because of the view of the two on abortion and same sex marriage I think that anyone voting for the two would be making a first class mistake.
Chad Groening wrote the following for AgapePress today, “...A conservative spokesman and former presidential candidate says it is ridiculous that Illinois Democrat Senator Barack Obama would be considered a serious contender for the White House in 2008. Obama attracted national attention when he addressed the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Recently, his fellow Illinois senator, Dick Durbin, encouraged supporters to sign a "Run, Barack, Run" petition. But Gary Bauer of American Values says he doubts there is even "one American in a thousand that would be able to tell you anything about what Senator Obama believes." Virtually on every major issue, Obama is a doctrinaire liberal, Bauer contends, and "the idea that this is somebody that has already got major support among the American people is ... totally unrealistic and absurd; but it is evidence of, at least on a short-term basis, what big media can do when they get their teeth into a cause." Ideology, the American Values spokesman asserts, is the reason why he does not think Obama could become the nation's first black vice president, any more than he believes Hillary Clinton could become the first woman president. "I believe the first woman elected [president] is likely to be a conservative," he says, "and I think the American people are perfectly willing to elect a black American as vice president; but I believe the first black American elected as vice president or president will end up being a conservative."”
I concur with Gary Bauer. Obama is all hype and no substance. Between now and the 2008 election will be a very interesting time in our history. We will see the true character of President Bush and we will see the rise, hopefully of a strong conservative who will pick up the baton Ronald Reagan left when he completed his presidency. Obviously neither the Bushes nor Clinton has run with it.