This photo was snapped today, June 7, 2010 by Marcia Behr of St. Louis.
While it’s understandable that a Christian church would treat Muslims as children of God, we are obliged to do so in the context of their prayerful conversion to Christ. Tolerance does not require submission. Yet.
As Ms. Behr points out, there are three options for conversion to Islam: 1. Conversion 2. Subjugation (be a slave to "the faithful") 3. Execution
Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats could be headed toward a final showdown over abortion and the right of men and women to choose their moral direction.
Obama has promised in bold and belligerent words to make the Freedom of Choice Act his first, most important act as President. Consistent with his lifelong passion for encouraging abortion, even encouraging his daughters to have abortions, Obama’s first act as President will be to drive a permanent wedge between the United States and the Catholic church.
The Battle Will Cost Lives
US Catholic Bishops have promised to close every Catholic hospital in the United States should FOCA become law. The Church operates about 1/3 of the hospitals in the US and a disproportionately high number in poor rural and urban areas.
The Church must close the hospitals–it cannot sell them or turn them over to a third party–because any action by the Church to continue the hospitals’ operations would be tantamount to murder.
Even the prospect of selling the institutions to other providers wouldn’t be an option, the bishops have said, because that would constitute “material cooperation with an intrinsic evil.” (The Corner via Ed Morrissey)
FOCA Would Unleash a Two-Front War
Obama’s signature on a law that denies medical practitioners the right to refuse to participate in abortion or infanticide would ignite a two-front social war in the United States.
Up to half of the poor would have no access to medical care of any kind, including emergency care. This situation would create a firestorm of frustration and anger. If conservatives properly frame the situation, the anger will be aimed at Barack Obama for risking or taking people’s lives in pursuit of his corrupt and immoral social aims.
The second front would be the battle with the Catholic church. Closing the hospitals would undoubtedly draw retaliation from Obama and Congress. As I predicted on election night, the Justice Department would order the Church to ordain women, which the church would refuse. At this point, the government have little choice but incarcerate Catholics, particularly bishops and priests.
How the War Might Unfold
This moral war might take several paths or combination of two or more:
Catholics could abandon the church in large numbers. Many Catholics in America are such in name only. They do not believe in the Church’s Magisterium on abortion, divorce, birth control, and myriad other issues. Most American Catholics are malformed. For that matter, a large percentage of Catholic priests and nuns have little or no knowledge of actual church teaching. Catholics who remain faithful to the Church would likely withdraw from public life, leaving America to its own devices.
The closure of hospitals might cause a rapid, bailout-style seizure of the entire medical industry in America. In short, Hillarycare by fiat. This scenario is also likely and would signal the end of Constitutional government in America.
Anti-abortion Christians could band together as refuseniks. A series of general strikes could cripple American economy, forcing the government to a negotiation. This is unlikely. Americans just aren’t very strong people anymore.
Finally, having already abandon most of his economic campaign promises, Obama could simply choose to avoid the confrontation by reneging on his repeated promise to make FOCA his first act as president. This is the likeliest scenario.
Their moral weakness, combined with viral corruption of character, has created a majority coalition of indecisive morons known as independents, children who want government to make their decisions and butter their bread, and neo-Marxists, like Obama. We fought the Cold War for nothing.
Over the next two years, we will see the most complete change in a nation seen since the Bolshevik Revolution nearly 100 years ago in Russia:
Obama’s minions in Congress will purge the Democrat party of moderates. Charges of "corruption" will lead to abandonment by the White House and Democrat party leaders. Joe Lieberman will high on this hit list
The government will take over the auto industry in the US in order to "save it." Auto workers will be come government employees
Obama will announce that, due to continued economic and financial problems, the US government will permanently maintain ownership of banks
Electricity rates will be based on income and usage, allowing those above Obama’s arbitrary line of wealth to pay the electric bill those below the line
Iran and Iraq will fight a short, brutal war which Iran will win after the US withdraws in 6 months
In March 2009, the US Congress will pass a sweeping "reform" of the military, cutting military spending 25 percent, eliminating most new weapons systems in development, and forcing the retirement of most flag officers so Obama can appoint friendlier faces
Either by replacing retiring Justices or by expanding the Court to 15 Justices, Obama will turn the Supreme Court in his personal rubber stamp
The US will sign non-aggression pacts with Venezuela, Cuba, and Iran obligating the US to refrain from action against those countries
Unemployment will rise in fits and starts, eventually reaching 12 percent late in 2009
Congress will overhaul the unemployment system, granting permanent benefits
Congress will reinstate numerous entitle programs eliminated by the Contract with America and Bill Clinton
Late in 2009, Congress will create the National Civilian Security Force (NCSF), part of the Department of Homeland Security and authorized to investigate, arrest, and prosecute anyone suspected of crimes against the people
Congress will pass legislation requiring federal registration of all privately owned fire arms and authorizing the NCSF to perform unannounced inspections of the homes of fire arms owners and those suspected of owning unregistered weapons
Congress will re-enact the "Fairness" Doctrine, making it far more onerous than the last one; Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage will retire in the face of mounting legal bills and NCSF prosecutions
Iran will conquer Israel after a blitzkrieg of missile and heavy artillery. Israel’s cries for help will go unanswered as Obama cites the non-aggression pact signed with Iran
In 2010, the NCSF will arrest George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld, charging them with crimes against humanity. A war crimes court will be established at the Hague. In July 2010, Rumsfeld and Bush will be handed over to the court for incarceration.
The worsening economic depression will make internet access unaffordable for most people, driving the government to nationalize the internet, regulating content and bandwidth
The Supreme Court will refuse to hear an appeal from a ruling that declares the Catholic church in violation of sex discrimination laws. The church will have 180 days to ordain and recognize a woman "priest." After the church refused to comply, all church property was seized and priests ordered into service as chaplains for the NCSF.
Please print this. If I’m right, even half-right, this site won’t be here when you come looking for it.
If McCain, by some miracle, wins, let this serve as a warning of would might have been and what might yet come.
Among the most important titles we have in the Catholic Church for the Blessed Virgin Mary are Our Lady of Victory and Our Lady of the Rosary. These titles can be traced back to one of the most decisive times in the history of the world and Christendom. The Battle of Lepanto took place on October 7 (date of feast of Our Lady of Rosary), 1571. This proved to be the most crucial battle for the Christian forces against the radical Muslim navy of Turkey. Pope Pius V led a procession around St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City praying the Rosary. He showed true pastoral leadership in recognizing the danger posed to Christendom by the radical Muslim forces, and in using the means necessary to defeat it. Spiritual battles require spiritual weapons, and this more than anything was a battle that had its origins in the spiritual order—a true battle between good and evil.
Today we have a similar spiritual battle in progress—a battle between the forces of good and evil, light and darkness, truth and lies, life and death. If we do not soon stop the genocide of abortion in the United States, we shall run the course of all those that prove by their actions that they are enemies of God—total collapse, economic, social, and national. The moral demise of a nation results in the ultimate demise of a nation. God is not a disinterested spectator to the affairs of man. Life begins at conception.
This is an unalterable formal teaching of the Catholic Church. If you do not accept this you are a heretic in plain English. A single abortion is homicide. The more than 48,000,000 abortions since Roe v. Wade in the United States constitute genocide by definition. The group singled out for death—unwanted, unborn children.
No other issue, not all other issues taken together, can constitute a proportionate reason for voting for candidates that intend to preserve and defend this holocaust of innocent human life that is abortion.
I strongly urge every one of you to make a Novena and pray the Rosary to Our Lady of Victory between October 27th and Election Day, November 4th. Pray that God’s will be done and the most innocent and utterly vulnerable of our brothers and sisters will be protected from this barbaric and grossly sinful blight on society that is abortion. No woman, and no man, has the right to choose to murder an innocent human being.
May God grant us the wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and counsel to form our conscience in accordance with authentic Catholic teaching, and then vote that well‐formed Catholic conscience.
Please copy, email, link and distribute this article freely. God Bless You Fr. John Corapi www.fathercorapi.com
so this will be my only post–a series of thoughts on the day.
In case you were too busy with your normal life and missed it, the financial armageddon promised/threatened by President Bush, Nancy Pelosi, Hank Paulson, and every other power freak on the planet failed to materialize. The Dow ended up 485 points, erasing well over half of yesterday’s losses.
Before Congress does something stupid, let’s just see what happens if we, the people, are left to our own devices–the way the founders planned it and the way it worked for 150 years before do-gooder morons fucked everything up.
Obama and Franklin Raines
I can’t believe the punk has balls to strut around blaming Republicans for the bribes he took to help Fannie Mae bring us to the bring of the financial crisis that I don’t trust politicians to rescue us from. But he has them, swinging in the wind like bull preparing to enter the ring.