Saturday, October 30, 2010

Summing things up

NYT quoting Charles Homans: "
On his Twitter feed, Charles Homans of Foreign Policy writes: "I'm so far back in this crowd I can't even see Jon Stewart jump the shark."
Says it all.
Now everyone go out and vote on Tuesday. Be the Wave! Only two more years till we get to vote out Obama!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Freedom of Religion vs Freedom of Worship

Military Archbishop Timothy Broglio talks about the danger of repealing DADT.
"While the Armed Forces will never oblige a priest or minister to act in an official capacity contrary to his or her religious beliefs,” he noted, “there is the danger that teaching objective moral precepts or seeking to form youngsters in the faith could be misconstrued as intolerance. Then indeed, freedom of religion would be compromised.”
The archbishop also articulated the crucial difference between constitutionally guaranteed “free exercise of religion,” and the much more limited idea of a mere “freedom of worship.” If the military opts to silence many faiths' opposition to homosexuality, he said, their religious liberty would suffer.
“As Catholics,” he warned, “we must be attentive to the protection of our freedom of religion”-- neither subordinating it to the idea of tolerance, nor trading it for the mere “freedom of worship.” If members of the Church do not defend this freedom in the public square, he said, “we may well lose it.”
More here.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Eye for an Eye

More on the depersonalization front:
"The Koran gives Muslims the right to judge Christians and kill them with Jihad," he said. "It gives orders to impose religion with force, with the sword. For this reason, Muslims don't recognise the freedom of religion among themselves or others." Said, Antioch Archbishop Raboula Beylouni, addressing a Vatican meeting of Middle East bishops.
Hmmm, "don't recognize freedom of religion", don't recognize personhood.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Eyes Have It

Three different posts I read on the Internet today. You make the connection.
"I said, 'You mean I don't even get the chance to come in and we do this eyeball-to-eyeball, person-to-person, have a conversation? I've been there more than 10 years," Williams said. He said Weiss responded that "there's nothing you can say that would change my mind." Juan Williams discussing being fired from NPR
TT [Terry Teachout]: Almanac "Why is it that one can look at a lion or a planet or an owl or at someone's finger as long as one pleases, but looking into the eyes of another person is, if prolonged past a second, a perilous affair?" Walker Percy, Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book About Last Night blog
I’ll close with one little point made by my old friend, Dr. Herbert Ratner, (which I’ve never seen written anyplace else). Dr. Ratner said that humans are the only animals that mate face-to-face. Heterosexual sex is a “person-to-person” encounter. Lower animals are all rear-mounters." Musings at 87 blog
Hint: personalism.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Death of Multikulti

Auf wiedersehen! Goodbye Multikulti, hello Melting Pot.
"The so-called "multikulti" concept - where people would "live side-by-side" happily - did not work, and immigrants needed to do more to integrate - including learning German." More Merkel here.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Komen - Planned Parenthood Link

In case you missed this in the Daily Caller:
Karen Malec, president and co-founder of the Coalition on Abortion/ Breast Cancer, told TheDC that Planned Parenthood is complicit in the breast cancer epidemic for just that reason. According to Malec, it is well established that abortion can cause breast cancer. “Their gifts to Planned Parenthood are comparable to the American Lung Society giving funds to Brown and Williamson Company… screen for lung cancer,” she said.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Dream Deferred

Sad, but not overly surprised to hear, that Paladino is walking back his comments and is toeing the Agenda line after all. So we continue to dream our dream of a real Culture of Life candidate.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

NY City Council yet again attacking Pro-Lifers

"New Bill Would Set Strict Disclosure Requirements for Crisis-Pregnancy Centers" according to the WSJ.
Help Chris Slattery and EMC (Expectant Mother Care) fight the City Council by donating today.

Monday, October 11, 2010

No toeing the line for Toeivah!

Completely delighted to learn today that long-time, March for Life Pro-Lifer Rabbi Yehuda Levin is working on Carl Paladino's campaign for NY Governor. Carl, the Anti-Abomination Governor! Love it! reports:
"At a second stop in Brooklyn, K’hal Adas Kashau in Williamsburg, Paladino blasted his opponent, Democrat Andrew Cuomo, for marching in the annual toeivah pride parade, saying he would not do so, and attacked school curricula that teach tolerance of the toeivah lifestyle.
“I don’t want [children] brainwashed into thinking [toeivah] is an equal valid and successful option,” according to reports.
Stop the toeivah! Stop the brain-washing!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Buck up, sez Pope!

Only 28 days until Election Day!
No, actually, this is what he said in Palermo, Italy this weekend: "The temptation toward discouragement, to resignation, comes to those who are weak in faith, to those who confuse evil with good, to those who think that, faced with often profound evil, there is nothing to do."
"I am here to give you strong encouragement not to be afraid to clearly give witness to human and Christian values," the pope said.... He urged the to resist them "path to death" [[i.e. the come to think of it, he was talking about the elections and Dead Fish Emanuel running for King of Chicago].

Buck Up!

Only 28 days until Election Day in November! Okay, that was the good news. It's been a long hot summer and change is in the air. Too bad there are 764 days until the next Presidential Election.