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Disturbing: United Church of Christ Advancing Islam?

This is disturbing.  A St. Louis area “Christian” church, Parkway United Church of Christ, on N. Ballas is promoting Islam on its sign. 

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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

Have the people of Parkway UCC chosen number two?

Most likely this is another example of liberal mania and not a call to conversion to Islam.  As Chesterton said, some people are so open-minded that all their brains fall out.

Let’s hope that the Koran quote represents a temporary lapse of judgment.  We look forward to reporting that the congregation has replaced the Koran verse with holy scripture.  

Abortion Wars

Proud doctor shows off late-term abortion victim 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.

We’re All Communists Now *************

Ignorance is no defense.

Americans, faced with the choice of Marxist-socialism or republican-capitalism, a plurality chose communism.

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 names Bill Ayers Secretary of Education
  • Carbon-taxes based on the pseudo-science of anthopogenic global warming will bankrupt the coal industry
  • Electricity rates will skyrocket, forcing the federal government to nationalize the electrical power generation and distribution industry
  • 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.

By the, Obama’s communist code name is "Delgado."

UPDATE:  I accidentally posted this last night, so I’m moving it to the top.  Allahpundit concedes. 

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A Call for a Rosary Novena

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

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And Obama will make you suffer for your faith.  Be prepared.  The path to martyrdom begins with resisting evil.

It’s Late and I’m Bored

so this will be my only post–a series of thoughts on the day.

Financial Armageddon

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. 

He’ll get his.

Michael Savage Grows On You

You have to listen to this.  Michael Savage on the financial crisis.  Great wisdom hear.  Listen and thank me later.  (the spiritual site of the downturn)

Nite nite.

Ignorant Professor Wendy Doniger

The Washington Post wasted ink and tree on the ignorant scribblings of tortured and angry woman named Wendy Doniger.  Doniger is an infanticidal maniac–one of those NAGs who believes that every possible abortion should happen.  (H/T Allahpundit)

I emailed her this reaction directly.  I hope she prints it off and chokes on it.

 

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Dear Prof. Doniger:

You committed an egregious moral error in the last paragraph of your inhumane and profane attack on Sarah Palin. Moreover, your line of attack on Sarah Palin is hypocritical. You, after all, received degrees from universities solely because you have a womb and, specially, the ability to bear (many) children. 

First, for your edification, the terms “abortion,” “termination of pregnancy,” and “trimester” appear nowhere in the US Constitution. Copies are available in any library if you don’t believe me. Second, you should think before you publish words that demonstrate either (a) your severe moral corrosion or (b) your extreme intellectual weakness.

To say this:   “Joe Biden’s views are most relevant to the question at hand, since, as a Catholic, he shares much of Palin’s embryological theology: he believes life begins at conception. But he has gone out of his way to insist that he would not impose his personal views on others”

Is to say this: “Joe believes Jews are human beings, but Joe is too good a German to impose his views on others.”

Reduced to my formula, you said: “Biden believes life begins at conception, but Biden is too good an American to impose that view on others.”

Why, under your corrupt theory, should society impose views that killing anyone for any reason is wrong? If a life is fair game for the blender simply because it is small enough to fit in the blender, then the Jew is fair game for the gas chamber simply because he fits in the gas chamber.

Sincerely,

William T. Hennessy

www.hennessysview.com

To take the point further, what if Joe said, “I would never forcibly rape a woman, but I wouldn’t impose that view on others.”  By what moral authority are we, as a society, permitted to impose our view of rape on others?  Because we can hear the victim scream?  

In Obama’s view, even if the aborted child emerges screaming and kicking, we should slit its throat to spare the mother the punishment of a child.  

The abortionist’s logic must finally come down to this:  society may not place limits on personal behavior, and government must stop anyone from attempting to limit anyone’s behavior. 

Stated another way, liberalism is a developmental disorder that renders its victims paralyzed between the mutually exclusive political poles of anarchy and totalitarianism.  Therefore, liberalism is both unsustanable and repulsive.

Biden: “Life Begins At Conception”

Senator and VP candidate Joe Biden today broke from the DNC and from Barack Obama declaring his belief that life begins at conception, according to the New York Times.

Biden must have a very difficult time reconciling that belief with his public support of abortion rights.  If he truly believes that life begins at conception, supporting abortion under and circumstances is tantamount to advocating murder.

Biden admits that he cannot fully reconcile the two opposing views:

In the interview Sunday, Mr. Biden tried to walk the line between the staunch abortion-rights advocates in his party and his own religious beliefs. While he said he did not often talk about his faith, he said of those who disagree with him: “They believe in their faith and they believe in human life, and they have differing views as to when life — I’m prepared as a matter of faith to accept that life begins at the moment of conception.”

Biden’s revelation could make abortion a major topic in the campaign. Clearly, his moral views are in line with those of McCain and Palin and miles apart from Obama’s belief that even a child who survives a botched abortion should be killed on the spot. 

At least this issue isn’t above Biden’s pay grade. 

This could be the last straw. Pro-abortion zealots will demand Obama drop Biden from the ticket.  Combined with the polls, Obama might listen.

This story will grow legs.

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Media Hit Rock Bottom Over Palin

Michelle Malkin calls is “Palin Derangement Syndrome.”  William F. Buckley called it “liberal mania.”  I call it “angry cynicism.”  Call it what you will, the leftist media’s treatment of Sarah Palin and her family is an embarrassment to the country and felony indictment of the journalism industry in America.

Only Hurricane Gustav’s untimely arrival spared us from 24 hours of Bristol Palin’s sex life on CNN.  Every political/talk host on the network devoted the majority of his show to the subject.  Democrat talking heads each lined up to give his or her opinion of what’s wrong with the Palin family–a family more sound than any I’ve ever met.  

Most frightening, hate-inspiring, despicable, and incurably stupid are the women.  Better still, the half-women.  Half-witted, hair-brained babbling morons like Campbell Brown, Maureen Dowd, and other weak, women display their deep jealousy of Palin with every monosyllabic word they shriek.

Oddly, Dowd and Brown don’t really have a problem with Palin; they have a problem with feminism.  They lack the tools to achieve feminism’s ultimate prize:  excellent career +  excellent family + self-fulfillment.  In modern times, only Sarah Palin has achieved this triathlon of feminist idealism, and she ain’t a feminist.

Dowd and Brown have achieved a certain amount of professional stature at the expense of dissatisfying personal lives.  A family of five would have stopped them way down on the journalistic/writing ladder.  But free and easy infanticide spared them a life of career mediocrity.  “Kill the little bastards,” is their motto.

Palin, on the other hand, is closing in on the pinnacle of political achievements while raising five children, one with Down Syndrome.  She juggles the impossible and makes it look easy.  Dowd merely writes a column and usually looks like she got too close to Hurricane Gustav.  Campbell Brown isn’t even a household name.

Their jealous mania drives them to denegrade Palin, the uber-woman, and her daughter, Bristol.   Dowd and Brown openly encourage the young girl to defy her parents and have an abortion.  They want another child to die.  They ache for the whir of the baby blender.  They can taste the blood, and it excites them.

Millions, though, pray to a more familiar God, the One who spared Abraham’s son Isaac.  The liberals’ god knows no such mercy.  In the liberal church, the high sacrament of abortion, the offering of an unborn child to the feminist mysto-god, is a required duty of every woman who hopes to break the glass ceiling.  Climbing above it without an abortion challenges their faith.  And they guard their faith with dangerous weapons. 

These images seem so obvious.  How tainted and selfish is our society that it cannot see them, too? 

Perhaps, now that that the media have hit rock bottom, we will leave them as the addict’s family abandons him to his needles.  Perhaps this will be the great end of the MSM so needed and so overdue. 

Or perhaps Brown and Dowd will win major awards for their efforts to kill a child.

The Absolution Candidate

Rush Limbaugh came close, today, to a telling insight into the left’s love of Obama.  He finished short. Let me complete Rush’s thought:  The left worship Obama hoping for absolution and salvation.

Absolution is a big thing to a Catholic.  It’s the difference between Heaven and Hell.  Absolution comes only from God through His son Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection.  The Messiah paved the way.

The left’s deification of Obama stands on its own.  They worship him, they give him thanks, they praise him for his glory.  They view his election as the resurrection, the toil of the campaign as his passion, the hard-fought primaries as the agony in the garden. 

Assuaged with a bizarre guilt that afflicts liberalism, the guilt of being born white in America with great privilege and great prosperity, the left cries out for absolution from that original sin–the sin of Americanism.

In this trek toward secular salvation, the left’s history is even more moving than the Jews.  Israel has I Am who promised a Messiah and delivered Him to those with eyes to see and ears to hear.  The Jews were chosen — called by God to share the bounty of His heavenly feast.

Liberals, on the other hand, were called only by each other.  Their sins are self-invented, their guilt self-inflicted.  They’ve sought a god among dying things:  Franklin Roosevelt, the Supreme Court, George McGovern, and even the earth itself.  None sent a messiah, and from the struck rock flowed only sand.

messiah In their desperation, they have created their own messiah, whose name is Obama.  They have made him in their own image and likeness and declared that he is good.  Believing his election a moral responsibility, they have forsaken all past vows and broken all encumbering oaths to help him win.  They will ignore his opponent if they can, lie about him if they must.  It is the command of their god to elect Obama, and neither man’s law nor journalistic ethics will keep them from their duties.

In exchange, Obama promises to forgive them their sins–the sin of slavery, of racism, of prosperity, happiness, peace, and even of life.  Obama, in their minds, will drive the money changers like Exxon-Mobil from the temple of good and universal government.  Obama will grant them salvation and admission to their earthly heaven.  So they believe.

William F. Buckley’s 1965 campaign for mayor of New York popularized the phrase, “Don’t immanentize the eschaton,” meaning, don’t try to draw the end time near, or don’t expect heaven on earth.  Well, if heaven is earth, as it is to liberals, then there’s nothing wrong with taking such actions as necessary to enjoy that gift–before we die.

Alas, Barack Obama is simply their latest attempt at immanentizing the eschaton.  Like all their other false gods, this one, too, will die.  Not literally, perhaps, but figuratively.  Either Obama will win and disappoint, or he will lose and crush the liberals.  So it goes when you seek on earth what is only in heaven.  Why do they look for the living among the dead?

Looked at this way, it’s difficult to feel for liberals anything but the pity we feel for the ignorance of animals (Buckley, ~1968):  both look at men as gods guaranteeing futility and disappointment.

Benedict’s Benediction

Pope Benedict XVI will receive the highest honor the United States can bestow upon on a visiting head of state: the President will meet him at the airport.  Afterwards, the White House will host the largest gathering of Bush’s presidency, as over 12,000 guests will receive His Holiness.  Quite an honor. 

Sadly, Catholic hate mobs will be out in force, too.  Excommunicates who believe they know God’s designs for the church better than the Pope will travel from St. Louis to embarrass themselves and the church they refuse to obey.

Why would a Methodist president show more respect for the Pope than cradle Catholics? 

Pride.  Donna Quinn, a former nun excommunicated recently by St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke, wants to be a priest.  Her pride drove her to separate from her church.  Presidents are proud men at some level, but this one is not so proud as to blind him.

Benedict continues a rejuvenation of the church that John Paul II began.  In this reform, the excesses of the 1960s and 1970s begin receding.  The old prayers are returning as the church remembers that ancient admonition:  lex orandi, lex credendi.  

Fr. John Corapi, a preacher every Catholic should know well, tells of a meeting late in the Second Vatican Council.  The Cardinals took turns extolling the virtues of "fresh air."  The idea was to renew the church by opening the windows, metaphorically. 

As Corapi tells it, an old French Cardinal sat and listened for hours.  As the proceedings neared a close, he rose to speak.  He said, "Openness is good, and we could all use some fresh air.  But be careful.  When you throw open the windows, you might let in fresh air.  You might let in every stench from the gutter, too."

Donna Quinn’s perverted, disordered views, her self-importance, her pride, result from those gutter stenches that wafted into our churches when we threw open the windows.  The poor woman never received the education, the formation that the church knows to give.  Like so many modern Catholics, she learned a disordered catechism penned by men, not by God.  The spirit that moved the church’s leaders were not of Heaven, but of profanity.

Thank God that our president will give Pope Benedict his due.  May the world, and particularly Catholics, see his visit as the chance to return to the church Christ ordained, following the shepherd He left to tend His flock.  And may Donna Quinn and I be in that number.