Progressives: Pregnant Women Can Drink Alcohol and Murder their Baby?

Pregnant Drinking

Many on the Progressive Left Stand Behind a the Lifting of the Prohibition on Pregnant Women Drinking Alcohol.

And, Thinks is it Perfectly All Right for that Same Woman to Walk out of the Bar and to Planned Parenthood and Kill her baby, No Matter How Far Along She Is! 

NY City has dictated that bar tenders and wait staff cannot refuse to serve a pregnant women an alcoholic beverage.  The city is basing this decree on their opinion that “doing so would represent discrimination under the city’s Human Rights Law.”  NYC is being somewhat consistent.  They are encouraging the drinking of alcohol by pregnant women, which is deemed to be harmful to the unborn child, and also encourage and promote the killing of the unborn children via abortion, especially minority children!

How about smoking pot, doing drugs?  The left will do anything to condone behavior that may lead to increasing abortion but stands silent when pregnant women, children, and others are gunned down in the major progressive inner-cities of this nation. 

Yet, Progressives Feign Shock if you Accused Them of Promoting a Culture of Death! 

Planned Parenthood and the United Nations’ WHO continue to press for mandatory abortions for women infected with the Zika virus but will do nothing to lift the ban of using safe pesticides, that have been proven to work in eradicating mosquitos and controlling other diseases such as malaria.  Their agenda is death of the unborn rather than the overall safety of their citizens.

Who is speaking up for the unborn?  Not very many who are in power in the US. 

How about Protecting the Human Rights or Civil Rights of the Unborn! 

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

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Trump-Pro Life & the Illegal Abortion Hypothetical

Trump and baby

IF Abortion Was Illegal,

What Should be the Penalty for the Parent(s)?

From Save-R-Nation

Note:  This article is written from the perspective of one who has been involved with the Pro-Life movement for years on the ground, in front of Planned Parenthood, marching for Life in the Streets, helping to create effective side-walk counseling, working to provide shelter and support for women who decided to keep their babies rather than abort them but needed help in the process, and helping to create recuperative counseling for post-abortive mothers and fathers who often suffer from suicidal tendencies, substance abuse and depression.

Consequences for Abortion:  There are zero politicians on the face of the US map that would ever say that Abortion should be made illegal with criminal penalties for the mother, father.

OOPS, except Donald Trump who is arguably not a US politician. 

But, those same politicians have no problem charging a murderer with a DOUBLE HOMICIDE  when a pregnant mother and her unborn child are murdered!  As a matter of fact, this is Federal Law in addition to most States having the same statute, even CALIFORNIA.

So, when Trump was goaded into answering the gotcha, hypothetical question, by a “CATHOLIC”, PRO ABORTION CHRIS MATTHEWS, that IF abortion was ILLEGAL, whether there should be penalties for the mother (and presumably the father if he was involved) who aborted and killed their baby.  Trump answered that he thought that IF There WAS a LAW Making Abortion ILLEGAL, that there should be penalties for all involved, including the mother and father.  He did not specify what the penalties may be even though Matthews threw out prison terms.

Before you knee-jerk into saying that Trump was wrong, consider what a thoughtful society, one that valued life, may devise as a “Penalty“. 

All Abortion Decisions are Not the Same:  When you are on a sidewalk in front of a Planned Parenthood or other abortion provider; or counseling post abortive parents; or manning a pro-life booth at a county fair; you run into all sorts of circumstances.  (Below are a few examples)

  • There is the 14-year-old girl who is being pressured by her parents to have an abortion. 

  • You have the 18-24 year old girl being pressured by her boy friend to have an abortion as he does not want to be saddled with a baby to care for. 

  • You have a married couple with several children and are pressured by their economic situation to seek an abortion. 

  • You have girls who have been raped or the victim of incest by a family member. 

  • And, you have women and men who are back for their 6th or 7th abortion who are suffering from addiction or even a mental defect. 

In all cases, a child (children) have been killed but the circumstances dictate totally different “penalties” or consequences for the consenting parent.

If Abortion was Illegal, not necessarily criminalized, what “penalties” may be imposed.  For the parents (s) of the child, there could be graduated penalties/consequences resulting from the abortion:

Consider these circumstances and the possible consequences (penalties) of making a decision to terminate a pregnancy:  (Parents and/or Family Members)

  1. Minor Children and Abortion:  A minor (mother and father) who obtained an abortion would be referred to post abortive counseling to deal with the residual mental impacts of the abortion decision on one or both of the parents.  If their parents were involved in the decision, they would also be required to attend post abortive counseling sessions.
  2. Inconvenient Abortions:  Young married or unmarried parents who decided to terminate a pregnancy would also be required to attend post-abortive counseling to mitigate the impacts of their decision.  If their decision was motivated by adverse economic conditions, perhaps additional economic counseling could be provided to help alleviate their financial problems.
  3. Rape or Incest:  If the abortion was prompted by rape or incest, then there are two levels of “penalties” that should be provided.  One, counseling to deal with the impacts of the rape or incest.  Two, post-abortive counseling to mitigate the impacts of the abortion decision.  Many who are victims of rape and incest and who have abortions suffer from a double trauma.  Feeling guilty that they were raped or the target of incest, and then the guilt over terminating their pregnancy.  These situations are the most difficult to treat.
  4. Repetitive Abortions & Substance Abuse:  Often times these are women, or wives, or couples who suffer from substance abuse and terminate 1-6 pregnancies during their addiction cycles.  This would require a dual level of “penalty”.  One would include substance abuse counseling and intervention.  Two, would be to provide post-abortive counseling to help the mother, and the father if present, with the psychological impacts from the abortion.  Often, the abortion guilt cycles into deeper drug or alcohol addiction issues so it is imperative to break the addiction cycle to eliminate the next abortion. 

Penalties for Abortion Providers

If the provider was a licensed health care professional, the penalty would include the loss of their license which is the same for any illegal medical procedure that is performed.  Worse case would probably be a manslaughter charge of some severity.  Beyond that is pure conjecture and probably a flight of fantasy. 

The real irony of this article is that

All VICTIMS of Abortion Today Should Be “Penalized” as Stated above

And Given Counseling For Their Own Well Being

The Suicide, Substance Addiction, and Mental Illness

Is Over 30% Higher for Post-Abortive Parents

Than for the Average Person!

So, Trump Was Correct. 

There Should Be “Penalties”/Consequences for Parents who would have Illegal Abortions. 

But, these “Penalties”/Consequences Could be More Humane than with the LEGAL ABORTIONS we allow today! 

The Left refuses to even consider that there are negative consequences to abortion.  They ignore the 30%+ of the Post-Abortive parents who are suffering or who have ended their own lives.

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IF Abortions were to become Illegal, the First Step Would Be to Help our Youth with Their Decision Making Regarding their Sexual Activities.

We can Eliminate 99% of Abortions Today By practicing Birth Control!

Less than 1% of Abortions are performed Due to Rape or Incest (1)

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So, I am personally glad that Trump was asked the question regarding abortion.  The Republican Establishment, pundits, and the other candidates are going bonkers saying the Trump does not understand the Pro Life movement.  I think I do, and I do not see any issues with his position.  No one knows what Trump would have come up with as far as penalties.  Hopefully he would concur with those in this article.  But, I do believe that the consequences outlined here would be considered if abortion was illegal.   I firmly believe that post-abortion counseling is vital to the health and well being of the mother and father going forward.  It can help make them better parents to their other children and help to make abortion less of an option for the next generation. 

Trump will continue to catch flack over his interview but once again, Trump has brought an issue to the forefront of this election that would have been ignored if he had not been in the 2016 Republican Primary Race!  The establishment hates this issue and will duck it at all costs!

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24 Gender Designations? God Created 2

sex survey at school

UK, Blatchington Mill school sex survey for 14 years olds

 

Genesis 5:2:  “He created them male and female and blessed them…”

The UK government, Office of the Children’s Commissioner, is asking for pupils aged 13-18 to fill out the questionnaire shown above!  The students are asked to choose their “gender” from 24 different designations.  What is the point?

Obviously confusion is one of the purposes.  Younger children are entering puberty and are dealing with physical changes that will surpass any that they will ever experience. The questionnaire is poised to raised questions in the minds of the children without supervision, control or input from their parents. 

This is state sponsored gender confusion with the intent to suggest to young adults that there are alternatives to merely male and female and place “sexual preference” in the minds of these youth. 

Brace yourself as this same type of gender confusion will come to the US shortly.  The LGBT lobby is continuously trying to force their minority agenda onto the rest of the nation. 

The left’s goal is to start early with children and young adults and force choices onto these unsuspecting pawns.  Parents need to be vigilant to combat this onslaught of their children so they can guide them through their formative years.  Bad decisions at this stage of their lives can have long term negative impacts on the rest of their lives.

RD Pierini

Twitter:  @RDPierini

 

 

 

Hat Tips:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12127280/Government-asks-schoolchildren-to-define-their-gender-and-gives-them-24-options-to-choose-from.html

 

Planned Parenthood-Stalking Brazilian Zika Babies to Kill-Pope Francis?

From Save-R-Nation

Pope Francis:  This is Your Continent and Homeland

Are You Going to Help Fight Against Planned Infanticide in Central and South America?

Planned Parenthood Hunting for More Babies to Slaughter

You may have heard of this Mosquito transmitted disease that causes microcephaly referred to as the Zika Virus.  This virus can cause babies to be born with an abnormally small head and a shortening of the infant’s life expectancy.  Brazil is now experiencing an infection t0tal of 3,718 cases where 68 babies have died.  Planned Parenthood’s goal is to kill as many of the 3,718 babies as possible! 

Planned Parenthood is using this tragedy to attempt to change the anti-abortion laws in many of the South American countries who MAY, or may not, see a rise of this disease in their countries.  El Salvador amended its constitution in 1999 to recognize the right to life from the moment of conception.  Several other South American countries have laws prohibiting any form of abortion.  Planned Parenthood International is promoting the legalizing of abortions through statements such as “Governments cannot, on the one hand, discourage pregnancy, while at the same time limiting their commitments to and funding for family planning and access to safe and legal abortion,” by Dee Redwine, Latin America regional director of Planned Parenthood Global. 

Planned Parenthood will not be Satisfied Until They have a License to Kill Babies Throughout the World.  Since 1970, Abortions have killed Enough Babies To Equal the Entire Population of China!

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Need for Christian Outcry

Pope Francis Needs to Defend the Babies of His Homeland

This incursion by PP is happening in South America now.  The entire Christian World, and especially Pope Francis, needs to step up and support the Pro-Life laws that are being enforced in South America now.  PP is putting a lot of resources into this region to spread their Culture of Death.  Their infanticide scheme is support by none other than our United Nations! 

The United Nations agreement called the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development urges states where abortion is illegal “to consider amending their laws, regulations, strategies and public policies relating to the voluntary termination of pregnancy in order to protect the lives and health of women and adolescent girls, to improve their quality of life and to reduce the number of abortions.”

You read the last 6 words of the last paragraph correctly.  By making abortions legal, you will reduce the number of abortions.  Only PP and the UN could have the gall to make this asinine statement.

Please support stopping the spreading of the PP culture of death into all of South America.  PP has been Trying to Make In-Roads into South America for a Long Time.  Time to Draw a Line in the Sand.

Watch the PP Video here (sounds pretty innocuous):  https://youtu.be/fgt3N18C5TU

Hat Tip

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/29/planned-parenthood-capitalizes-on-zika-tragedy

Part 2: Nostra Aetate-Catholic Commission Tells Catholics Not to Convert Followers of Judaism to Catholicism/Christianity

 

Cross and MnorahIn the first article discussing “Nostra Aetate”, we put forth the basic points of discussion regarding the newly released Catholic Church talking points on why Christians should not convert followers of Judaism to Christianity.  Since publishing this article, I reached out to a friend I admire greatly who happens to be a Messianic Jew.  I asked his opinion regarding the Catholic Church’s discussion regarding the lack of the need to evangelize the followers of Judaism to convert them to Christianity.  His insights served to confirm lingering questions on my part regarding this latest missive regarding Nostra Aetate. 

The Short Answer:

The Jewish people are indeed God’s chosen people and their salvation is covered in the Old Testament promises from God to Abraham:  Genesis 15: 18-21, “On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your offspring I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates,  the land of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites,  the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim,  the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites and the Jebusites.”

But, since the Old Testament, and the Torah, all predict the coming of the Messiah from the House of David, then the Jews must accept the fact that Jesus Christ was the Son of God and their Messiah, or the New Testament must be a false document to them.  Without Jesus being the Messiah, the concept of His Death on the cross that paid our sin debt in full, and established a new Covenant with the Gentiles. must be false.  In order for the Old Testament, the Torah, and the New Testament to be true, followers of Judaism must accept Jesus Christ as their Messiah.

We will have to wait and see if the Catholic Church eventually agrees with this thought process and joins with Messianic Jews in this belief.  The second “Nostra Aetate” commission missives are correct that followers of Judaism do not have to be converted to Christianity.  But, in order for the followers of Judaism to confirm that the New Testament and the New Covenant are valid, they would have to acknowledge that Jesus Christ was and is the Messiah that was prophesied in the Old Testament/Torah.  Convincing the followers of Judaism that Christ was the Messiah should be done in a loving and caring manner.

Below is a link to an article by Dr. Michael Brown entitled. “The Vatican is wrong:  Jews do need Jesus”.  It is a short read but will serve to substantiate the points made above.

RD Pierini

 

Hat Tips:

http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/in-the-line-of-fire/53999-the-vatican-is-wrong-jews-do-need-jesus

http://www.religionnews.com/2015/12/10/splainer-nostra-aetate-catholic-church-makes-nice-jews/

 

The Perfect Prayer Gift for Christmas

Holiday Prayer

We have all learned how Christ instructed us to pray to our Father by saying the “Lord’s Prayer” as given to us in Matthew 6:9-14 and in Luke 11:2-4.

  • This is a perfect prayer that recognizes God’s place in heaven;
  • Recognizes the sanctity of God’s name;
  • Acknowledges his sovereignty over heaven and earth;
  • Our petition to God to provide for our needs;
  • Our asking for His forgiveness for our sins;
  • An acknowledgement that we will forgive anyone who harms us;
  • Our petition that He helps us to reject temptations to sin against Him;
  • Our petition for Him to protect us from all evil.

Often, we want to pray for others that we know who need God’s help in some way in their life.  The Apostle Paul gave us the perfect petition on behalf of others in Colossians 1:9-14.  If you are not familiar with this passage of scripture, take a moment to read and ponder its meanings:

“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you.  We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way:  bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.  For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”

  • This prayer petitions that God give those you are praying for the knowledge of his will for them;
  • Give them the wisdom and understanding of the Holy Spirit so they can grow in their faith and please God with their actions that bear fruit that is pleasing to God;
  • Asks God to increase their knowledge of Him and receive his power so they have the endurance and patience waiting on God’s time;
  • Asks that those you are praying for give thanks to the Father who has provided their spiritual inheritance;
  • An acknowledgement that God has saved all of us from the darkness and brought us into the kingdom of Jesus Christ, who paid for our sins and redeemed our souls.

If you have someone dealing with sickness, loss of a loved one, experiencing financing difficulties, or difficulties with their children or others, this prayer is perfect.  It is a simple prayer that you can put on a 3×5 card until you have it committed to memory.  Obviously, since this prayer is in the scriptures, you can use whatever Bible translation that your prefer. 

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Blessed and Merry Christmas

Hat Tip:

The Prayer for Everyone was taught by Dr. Charles Stanley on December 20, 2015.  To access the sermon notes, go the link below and click on the topic: The Prayer for Everyone

http://www.intouch.org/Search/?search=A+Prayer+for+Everyone&search-submit=submit

 

Nostra Aetate-Catholic Commission Tells Catholics Not to Convert Followers of Judaism to Catholicism/Christianity

Note:  The “Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews” stresses that this document is not a magisterial document or doctrinal teachings of the Catholic Church but is a reflection prepared by the Commission.  In short, it is food for thought.  The entire text can be found at:  COMMISSION FOR RELIGIOUS RELATIONS WITH THE JEWS

Cross and Mnorah

Yesterday, to mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Nostra Aetate, where the Church asserted that Jews were not responsible for the death of Jesus Christ, the Vatican released a document entitled “The Gifts and Calling of God are Irrevocable”.  In the document, the Vatican stated:

“In concrete terms this means that the Catholic Church neither conducts nor supports any specific institutional mission work directed towards Jews”

The Vatican advised Catholics not to attempt to evangelize followers of Judaism whereas the evangelization/conversion of all other religions should continue.   

Behind this pronouncement is “… the unique status of this relationship within the wider ambit of interreligious dialogue, theological questions are further discussed, such as the relevance of revelation, the relationship between the Old and the New Covenant, the relationship between the universality of salvation in Jesus Christ and the affirmation that the covenant of God with Israel has never been revoked, and the Church’s mandate to evangelize in relation to Judaism.”

This can be summarized as:

  • There is a co-equal belief and relationship between the Old and New Testament.
  • The Old Testament Covenant between God and Israel has never been revoked or superseded in the New Testament.
  • The New Testament confirms Salvation only through Jesus Christ.

So, are the last two point contradictory? 

The Old Testament Covenant between God and Israel

This Covenant was developed over time and Abraham was instrumental in this role.  In Genesis 12: 1-3, God created the nation of Israel through his promise to Abraham, “Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.

Then in Genesis 15, God and Abraham explored how the nation of Israel would be formed and developed through Abraham and Sarah’s own son and not through Ismael, Abraham’s first son with his servant.  In Genesis 15:5, God said to Abraham, “And he brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”  In Genesis 15: 18-21, “On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, “To your offspring I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates,  the land of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites,  the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim,  the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites and the Jebusites.”

In Romans 11: 1-6, God reaffirmed his continued covenant with Israel: “I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don’t you know what Scripture says in the passage about Elijah—how he appealed to God against Israel: “Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars; I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me ?  And what was God’s answer to him?   “I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.  So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.”  In John 4:22, Christ Himself said, “You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.”  Then in Romans 11:29, Paul wrote, “for God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable“.  This was in answer to his own question as to whether God could reject his own people and thus break his covenant with them.

The conclusion of the Commission then was that the Covenant between God and Israel, as Israel being his chosen people and who were sealed, survived the new salvific teaching of the New Testament.

The New Testament Based On Salvation Through Jesus Christ:

Christians believe that it is only through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ that we are saved.  There are several passages that relate to the need to accept and believe in salvation through the blood of Christ:

  • John 3:3:  “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.
  • John 3:5:  “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.”
  • Romans 10:9:  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
  • John 3:16:  “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
  • John 4:16:  “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
  • Acts 4:12:  “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
There are countless other passages that point to our path to Salvation is only through Christ.  Is there two separate paths to salvation, one through God’s covenant with the Jews and one for gentiles through the Blood of Christ?  This is really the crux of the Commission’s study which led them to posture that it is not necessary for the Catholic Church to try to evangelize those followers of Judaism and the Torah.

Relationship between Jews and Christians:

In “Nostra Aetate”, Jews and Gentiles are analogous to a  “well-cultivated olive tree onto which have been grafted the wild shoots, the Gentiles.”  The Jews and Christian sharing the same belief in the One True God and the Torah and the Old Testament having shared belief systems.

On 13 April 1986 Saint Pope John Paul II expressed this situation in these words: “The Jewish religion is not ‘extrinsic’ to us but in a certain way is ‘intrinsic’ to our own religion. With Judaism therefore we have a relationship which we do not have with any other religion. You are our dearly beloved brothers and, in a certain way, it could be said that you are our elder brothers.”

Pope Francis has made several overtures towards mending the fences between the Catholic Church and the Jewish community.  His recognition of the State of Palestine was not viewed as an act of a friend by Israel.  Whether Pop Francis can walk a fine line between the international politics of the Israeli-Palestinian issues and the spiritual issues regarding God’s Covenant with Israel and the salvific belief in Salvation through the Blood of Christ remains to be seen.   My sense is that both issues will require a lot of prayer and reflection.

 

Hat Tips:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/11/world/europe/vatican-says-catholics-should-not-try-to-convert-jews.html?_r=0

http://www.religionnews.com/2015/12/10/splainer-nostra-aetate-catholic-church-makes-nice-jews/

http://thevillagessuntimes.com/2015/12/11/catholics-should-not-try-to-convert-jews-vatican-says/

http://www.inquisitr.com/2623847/vatican-catholics-shouldnt-try-to-convert-jews/

http://www.religionnews.com/2015/12/10/vatican-catholic-jews-jewish-anti-semitism/

http://biblehub.com/

Help Put Parental Notification on the 2016 Ballot-Stop Underage Abortion without Parental Consent

Parent Note

California-Join 39 other States and Support Parental Notification

Save your own Grandchildren!

 

Help gather as many signatures as possible before December 15th

The Problem:

Did you know? In California, a girl under 18 years can’t get a flu shot, a cavity filled, or an aspirin dispensed by the school nurse without a parent knowing. BUT a surgical or medical abortion can be performed on a minor girl (under 18) without even informing one parent.

The Solution: Parental Notification

Parental Notification will require that a parent be notified at least 48 hours before an abortion is performed on his or her daughter under the age of 18 (with a judicial bypass for cases of parental abuse).

 

 

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Time is Running Out.  Find a petition signing location near you today. 

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Robert Lewis Dear-Planned Parenthood Shooter

Robert Dear

Pro Life advocates of all faiths categorically condemn this and any attack against anyone or any organization including abortion providers.

“…Kill the babies, that’s what Planned Parenthood does.”

Robert Dear’s appearance today in a Colorado court was colored with this outburst by the defendant.  Dear’s other outburst included that he acknowledged that he was guilty and he was “warrior for the babies”.  His attorney addressed the court by saying “I think the problem is obvious.”

The court appearance was not intended as a plea hearing but to discuss motions and the continued sealing of evidence taken from the home of the shooter.

Motivation and Capacity

The court has sealed all of the evidence seized at the home of Robert Dear so one would have to assume for now that Dear became agitated at the abortion provider due to his disdain for abortions.  Eventually we will find out whether Mr. Dear is mentally capable of standing trial.  His attorney point to Dear’s court outbursts today as evidence that Dear is not competent to stand trial.  If he is incapable of being tried, this will be yet another case of a mentally ill person not receiving the care he needed and the lack of protection of the public against his actions. 

Pro Life Position

Dear’s attack on Planned Parenthood in no way reflect the feelings of those in the pro life community.  Do we oppose abortion?  Absolutely.  But, to take the lives of others in support of a pro life position is senseless and contradictory on its face.  Many pro life supporters define pro life as the sanctity of life from conception to grave and include those executed by lawful death penalty procedures.

The Exploitation of a Tragedy By the Left

The left has attempted to silence the pro life movement as being responsible for this shooting due to their opposition to abortion clinics such as PP.  Specifically for the airing of videos of executives and managers of PP clinics discussing the sale of harvested baby parts as part of the abortion practice.  Even the head of PP has made a statement that PP would no longer PROFIT from the sale of baby parts.  She did not say they would stop harvesting the baby parts nor REFINE their procedures in order to preserve as many body parts as possible.

Those of us who believe in the sanctity of life will continue to lawfully oppose and lobby against abortion.  There have been 58, 500,000 abortions since the Roe v Wade decision in 1973.  Of those, 7,000,000 or 12% were performed by Planned Parenthood.  By the end of today, another 2,300 babies would have been killed by abortion.

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Pope Francis – Defending Christianity

     As the current leader of the largest Christian Church in the world, Pope Francis is in the enviable position of having to stand at the forefront of a spiritual battle against Islam.  Pope Francis will need to heed, embrace and act on Paul’s teachings in Ephesians 6;

11Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

This is not only the duty of Pope Francis, but indeed the leaders of all Christian Churches throughout the world.  As a group, they need to teach against the aggression of Islamic Terrorism and the annihilation of Christian populations throughout the Middle East and elsewhere in the world.  They need to press their congregations to join in constant prayer to defeat the evils of this anti-Christian abomination.  In verse 13 of Ephesians 6, Paul further exalts us to;  13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

The last part of this verse, “…and after you have done everything, to stand”, is a message to the entire Christian world.  The message is one of action to combat the destruction of Christianity.  Coupled with the threat from Islamic Terrorist, is the threat from secular humanism that is infecting every institution, including the Church, and softening the underbelly of Christianity.

Christians, especially in the West, are constantly cowering down to the assaults by the Political Correctness crowds that are designed to silence our commitment to evangelization, true charity, and most importantly, our devotion to God.  Today, the Christians are being told that true Christians would act a certain way.  They would allow refugees into their countries without restrictions; they would turn the other cheek against the onslaught of criticisms of their very faith; they should not fight to keep Christmas and Easter about the Birth and Death of Jesus Christ; and that they should accept that the false invocation of the “separation of church and state” means that prayer cannot be conducted in public.

Pope Francis and Christian leaders need to stand up and lead us all in daily prayer to overcome constant physical and spiritual attacks from Islamic Terrorism and Secular Humanism.  We need to understand the commitments God requires of us to stand up for our beliefs and not shrink from criticism or outright physical attacks.  The Pope and other Christian leaders need to lead us by their example as called for by God in Revelations 3:15-16:  15‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. 16‘So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth

Being a Christian is not an excuse to be weak.  Focus on Christ’s agony in the garden just prior to his crucifixion and compare that to our trials and tribulations.  Not much of a comparison. 

Remain strong in prayer every day.