It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ! For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.


—Patrick Henry

January 31, 2009

NBC Puts The Ax To Pro-Life Super Bowl Ad

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From CitizenLink.com:

Take Action: NBC Refuses to Air Pro-Life Ad during Super Bowl

NBC will not air a pro-life ad during the Super Bowl, even though it considered a sexual ad from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

The pro-life ad, created by CatholicVote.org, portrays President Barack Obama as a pre-born baby. It features images of a child in uterous set to music and reads:
"The child's future is a broken home. He will be abandoned by his father. His single mother will struggle to raise him.

"Despite the hardships he will endure, this child will become the first African-American president."
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said: "In reality, these 41 seconds do more to inspire than the hundreds of other Super Bowl ads that use sex and alcohol to wow viewers. It's ironic that producers pull out the rule book when they want to police traditional values."

While the life ad was rejected because it is political, PETA simply was told to make a few edits to its ad.

!TAKE ACTION!
Please ask NBC to welcome life-affirming advertising. To contact NBC Click Here.

or

Send your complaints about the rejection of the ad to:
Victoria Morgan, Vice President, Advertising Standards,
NBC Universal,
30 Rockefeller Plaza,
1825 E.
New York, NY 10112.

T (212) 664-4267 • F (212) 664-6366 or
e-mail victoria.morgan@nbc.com


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January 30, 2009

Choosing To Be Politically “In-Correct”

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Prior to the birth of my daughter in 1999, I had had four miscarriages. I not only mourned my losses, I also named each child: Timothy, Luke, Isabel and Gabriel.

To this day, I not only think about them but also rejoice for their safety in Paradise. I know they reside among the living and are loved.

Years before, I had also conceived through a violent rape but miscarried that child as well. His name was Jesse, and, like the others, I think about him often.

For me, I have never questioned when life begins; it’s always been a gift to be respected and cherished regardless of circumstances. I don’t believe that Christianity is a requirement for being pro-life since this issue is fundamentally about the decency and dignity of all human life. I do, however, personally believe it is only God’s job alone to give and take life.

At the very moment I am writing this, I think of the division within our country as well as our new administration. Certainly being “pro-life” immediately alienates me from this new administration, and while I can’t condone our president’s policies on abortion, I know I am called to pray for him and those who share his beliefs.

Will this new administration be an asset for our nation? I really don’t know… I hope so, but don’t know....

I do know, however, that our president had made it known that, upon taking office, he would remove all federal restrictions on funding embryonic stem-cell research. While Obama has already reversed the Mexican City Order, he also intends to sign the Freedom of Choice Act. Seldom has our nation ever been confronted with such an extreme measure.

The Freedom of Choice Act will invalidate for the entire country all restrictions on abortion before viability, including parental notification, waiting periods and partial-birth abortion bans. President Obama has no problem supporting legislation that would even kill a child who survived a botched abortion.

For Christians, if at this stage our anger is directed at President Obama then our anger is misdirected. Obama is not the enemy. He needs and deserves our prayers, not our condemnation.

As Christians, it is important to know that we are not without guilt. In our Supreme Court and Congress there are many professed Christians who have compromised the fundamental truths of Christianity. This past November, over 50 percent of our electorate voted for a president who is one of the most liberal pro-choice candidates run for the highest office of the land.

In order to bring about a transformation in our nation from “a culture of death to a culture of life,” we must first restore our own personal Christian identities and bravely live our lives in such a way that will bear true witness to what we profess to believe in and live by.

We must be conscious that the moral framework of our beliefs hardly ever fit the ideologies of any political party. Our values are often not "politically correct" but, as true believers, it is not only our right, but our responsibility to speak out on moral issues that go against our God’s teachings.

How many of us really believe what we say we believe in? At the risk of being unpopular, and if we really believe, then we must choose to be “politically in-correct” in order make a difference.

Within this cultural war we are living in, are we truly willing to take “the road less traveled?”

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Following is a prayer, chosen by Priest for Life (http://www.priestsforlife.org/) to help end abortion.

Prayer To End Abortion
Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life,
And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.
I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion,
Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death
by the Resurrection of Your Son.
I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
Today I commit myself
Never to be silent,
Never to be passive,
Never to be forgetful of the unborn.
I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,
And never to stop defending life
Until all my brothers and sisters are protected,
And our nation once again becomes
A nation with liberty and justice
Not just for some, but for all,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen!

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The following video, Homily at Funeral of Three Aborted Babies, courtesy of You Tube.




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January 29, 2009

Everybody Knows The Captain Lied

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President Barack Obama got the $825 (or $1.2 trillion over a decade) stimulus package through the House of Representatives but the 244 to 188 vote is a hollow victory indeed. Without a single Republican voting for the bill, his high-profile visit to Capitol Hill on Tuesday came to exactly naught - at least on the House side.

Obama vowed to change Washington and usher in a new post-partisan era. The the mood music and optics were pitch perfect as he trekked up to the Hill. Republicans praised his gesture, welcomed his sincere demeanour and appreciated his willingness to listen.


Problem was, he wanted only to listen and did not want to act on what Republicans said. When he was asked if he would re-structure the package to include more tax cuts, he reportedly responded: "Feel free to whack me over the head because I probably will not compromise on that part."


He apparently added: "I understand that and I will watch you on Fox News and feel bad about myself." (Read Toby Harnden's full story here)


***

In his song, Everybody Knows, poet/singer/songwriter, Leonard Cohen, captures the present mood for America.
Everybody knows that the dice are loaded

Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed


Everybody knows that the war is over


Everybody knows the good guys lost



Everybody knows the fight was fixed

The poor stay poor, the rich get rich


That’s how it goes

Everybody knows



Everybody knows that the boat is leaking

Everybody knows that the captain lied


Everybody got this broken feeling


Like their father or their dog just died
The dice are loaded and the fight is fixed. Those who played by the rules will pay for those who lied and cheated. This is how the American Dream has turned into the American Nightmare.

And so, as I post this blog, my heart is sad for our children and their future. Where is their American Dream? Where is their hope? How can we honestly say we have unselfishly taken care of our children?

We haven't. Not one bit and Washington could care less.

What America needs, America doesn't want.
We have placed our hope in all the wrong places therefore are living out the consequences of trusting in man and not God.

The only hope for our America is God.

How much further must we fall before we "get it?"

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Judi Lynn Lake has kept up with leading edge business trends throughout her varied and successful career. She had already had her "15 minutes of fame" over and over again before starting her family. Judi and her family now reside in South Carolina, but, having been born and raised on Long Island, NY, it is clearly evident that she will always be a "New Yorker." Today, she successfully runs her own advertising agency which handles everything from logos, branding and package design while she continues to work closely with self-published authors from design to promotion. For more information, visit judilake.com

January 28, 2009

Stimulus is a Stimu-“LIE”

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The 647-page, $825 billion House legislation is being sold as an economic "stimulus". This is a political wonder that manages to spend money on just about every pent-up Democratic proposal of the last 40 years. (To read entire stimulus bill click here.)

According to the Wall Street Journal, there's $1 billion for Amtrak, the federal railroad that hasn't turned a profit in 40 years; $2 billion for child-care subsidies; $50 million for that great engine of job creation, the National Endowment for the Arts; $400 million for global-warming research and another $2.4 billion for carbon-capture demonstration projects. There's even $650 million on top of the billions already doled out to pay for digital TV conversion coupons.


In selling the plan, President Obama has said this bill will make "dramatic investments to revive our flagging economy." (To entire story, click here.)


Well, you be the judge
.


And, according to the Drudge Report:
$335,000,000 FOR STD PREVENTION IN ECONOMIC STIMULUS BILL
Wed Jan 28 2009 09:58:30 ET
...Democrats may have eliminated provisions on birth control and sod for the National Mall in the "job stimulus" -- but buried on page 147 of the bill is stimulation for prevention of sexually transmitted diseases! (To read more, click here.)
So, amidst all the pork flub, how does this bill help create jobs in a dying economy?

Mmmm… while they’re still mulling over this “stimu-lie” I’m going to put in a call to Washington and see if they can work out a few billion my way for my family – Anyone have the number?


BREAKING NEWS ALERT:
The New York Times
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 -- 6:16 PM ET
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House, in 244-188 Vote, Approves President's Stimulus Plan

The House voted, 244-188, on Wednesday evening for President
Obama's package of federal tax cuts and spending worth $819
billion and meant to jump-start the economy out of its worst
crisis in decades. Read More

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Obama Says “No” to Planned Parenthood Stimulus Funds

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Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- After a national pro-life outcry following news that Congressional Democrats placed a bailout for the Planned Parenthood abortion business in the economic stimulus bill, President Barack Obama urged party leaders to remove it...

…"While [Obama] agrees that greater access to family planning is good policy, the president believes that the funding for it does not belong in the economic recovery and reinvestment plan," he said. (Read entire story here.)


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Just because the “family planning” section of the stimulus was removed, there’s still work to do.

Due to the success of close to 600,000 signatures against FOCA, Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, and others are saying that they aren't going to try to pass the "Freedom of Choice Act" (FOCA).


'Ya think?


Don't believe it for a second
!


As Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., president of Americans United for Life, states in her recent newsletter:
“ If your opponent gives up the frontal attack . . . you better start watching your flank.

We are now seeing the abortion forces waging an incremental battle -- working to pass what we have termed "FOCA-by-Stealth.


They think that if they take FOCA and repackage it and pass it in pieces and under different names . . . that we won't notice.”

We'll notice...

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Mr. President, Until Abortion Is Completely Abolished, WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED
.


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The following video, Going The Distance, courtesy of You Tube.




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January 27, 2009

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

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Above: President Obama dispatched special envoy George J. Mitchell, right, to the Middle East yesterday evening. Photo Credit: By Manuel Balce Ceneta -- Associated Press Photo

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"All too often the United States starts by dictating -- in the past on some of these issues -- and we don't always know all the factors that are involved," Obama told al-Arabiya.

"So let's listen. He's going to be speaking to all the major parties involved. And he will then report back to me. From there we will formulate a specific response."


Obama's comments came during his first formal television interview as president, with a correspondent from al-Arabiya, the Dubai-based satellite network that is one of the largest English-language TV outlets aimed at Arab audiences.


View interview excerpts (courtesy of You Tube):




(full text interview click here)

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Why did our President initiate his first presidential interview with the Arabic media and not to the American people?


What’s wrong with this picture, and…


…what message does this give to the American people?


In respect to his country, his first priority should have been to those who voted for him as well as, and especially to, the American’s who did not vote for him.


Now, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with him speaking with Al-Arabiy, but to choose this route for his first presidential interview was either naïve or a poor public relations decision from the Obama team.

Will the mainstream media cover this? Maybe yes; maybe no.
But…

who is this man who is leading our America?

His countrymen need his leadership and he chooses his first formal interview to be on foreign soil.
Again, I ask you...

...what’s wrong with this picture?


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Publisher's Note: President Barack Obama has promised Planned Parenthood that one of his top priorities as President will be to sign the “Freedom of Choice Act” (FOCA) into law.
FOCA would eliminate every restriction on abortion nationwide.

FOCA will do away with state laws on parental involvement, on partial-birth abortion, and on all other protections.

FOCA will compel taxpayer funding of abortions.

FOCA will force faith-based hospitals and health-care facilities to perform abortions.






Barack Obama believes this legislation will “end the culture wars.” To him, “ending the culture wars” means eradicating every state and federal law on abortion—laws the majority of Americans support.

Together, we can help stop FOCA. Visit www.FightFOCA.com and join the almost 600,000 people who have signed the online Fight FOCA petition so far. It’s up to us to save our babies!

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Judi Lynn Lake has kept up with leading edge business trends throughout her varied and successful career. She had already had her "15 minutes of fame" over and over again before starting her family. Judi and her family now reside in South Carolina, but, having been born and raised on Long Island, NY, it is clearly evident that she will always be a "New Yorker." Today, she successfully runs her own advertising agency which handles everything from logos, branding and package design while she continues to work closely with self-published authors from design to promotion. For more information, visit judilake.com

January 26, 2009

Pelosi Looses Her Mind… Again

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Okay, folks, straight from the Drudge Report (http://www.drudgereport.com/flashpbc.htm):
PELOSI SAYS BIRTH CONTROL WILL HELP ECONOMY
Sun Jan 25 2009 22:13:43

ET
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi boldly defended a move to add birth control funding to the new economic "stimulus" package, claiming "contraception will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government."

Pelosi, the mother of 5 children and 6 grandchildren, who once said, "Nothing in my life will ever, ever compare to being a mom," seemed to imply babies are somehow a burden on the treasury. The revelation came during an exchange Sunday morning on ABC’s This Week.

STEPHANOPOULOS
: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?


PELOSI
: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children's health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those - one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So no apologies for that?

PELOSI
: No apologies. No. we have to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy.
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Following is Madam Speaker’s own words regarding this brilliance (video courtesy of You Tube):



Madam Speaker, with all due respect, have you lost your mind?

Firstly, as a fellow Catholic, I am surprised that you would suggest something that is against our Church teachings… but, then again, Nanc, excuse me, I mean, Madam Speaker, this isn’t the first time you’ve openly rebelled against the church…


But, apart from your basic arrogance, Madam Speaker, where have your basic maternal skills gone? Are we to really take you seriously?

C’mon, somebody help me out here… is this really our America?


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Publisher's Not
e: President Barack Obama has promised Planned Parenthood that one of his top priorities as President will be to sign the “Freedom of Choice Act” (FOCA) into law.
FOCA would eliminate every restriction on abortion nationwide.

FOCA will do away with state laws on parental involvement, on partial-birth abortion, and on all other protections.

FOCA will compel taxpayer funding of abortions.

FOCA will force faith-based hospitals and health-care facilities to perform abortions.






Barack Obama believes this legislation will “end the culture wars.” To him, “ending the culture wars” means eradicating every state and federal law on abortion—laws the majority of Americans support.

Together, we can help stop FOCA. Visit www.FightFOCA.com and join the almost 600,000 people who have signed the online Fight FOCA petition so far. It’s up to us to save our babies!

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Judi Lynn Lake has kept up with leading edge business trends throughout her varied and successful career. She had already had her "15 minutes of fame" over and over again before starting her family. Judi and her family now reside in South Carolina, but, having been born and raised on Long Island, NY, it is clearly evident that she will always be a "New Yorker." Today, she successfully runs her own advertising agency which handles everything from logos, branding and package design while she continues to work closely with self-published authors from design to promotion. For more information, visit judilake.com

January 24, 2009

The Dark Side of Porn: Choosing Darkness

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“There comes a moment in everyone’s life when a choice must be made between right and wrong, between good and evil, between light and darkness. These decisions are made in an instant, but with repercussions that last a lifetime. My troubles began the day I chose the darkness – the day I chose Jack….

…At age sixteen…suddenly I transformed from a homely wallflower to a full-bodied woman who turned heads. It was every father’s nightmare…”

How to Make Love Like a Porn Star:
A Cautionary Tale,
by Jenna Jameson (Harper Collins, 2004)


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In case the name doesn’t ring a bell, Jenna Marie Massoli, aka Jenna Jameson, is the most powerful woman in the adult hardcore porn industry. Recently retired from adult movies, this savvy businesswoman boldly started her own mega production company, Club Jenna, Inc., and has rivaled the best players in the porn industry.

Once considered taboo and a “low life” industry, Jenna somehow managed to successfully cross over from her hardcore background into mainstream media. Her popularity soared and her acceptance into the mainstream continues unabated.

Though warning prospective actresses about the perils of the adult industry, Jameson has debated the merits of porn on society, most notably on “The “O’Reilly Factor” (Fox News, 1996- ) with host Bill O’Reilly.

Following is Jenna’s 2008 interview with Bill O’Reilly (courtesy of You Tube):



It’s interesting, and sad, how numb society has become. Not too long ago, burlesque was considered risqué yet, today, hard-core pornography is considered to be a form of empowerment that has a positive influence on society.

And so it goes when a society looses its morals and turns into “an anything goes” society – there is really no such thing as right and wrong anymore.

Or is there?

During his last interview with Dr. James Dobson, in 1989, hours before his execution, serial-killer, Ted Bundy describes the horrific, dark influence porn had on his life (video courtesy of You Tube):



Regardless of where society is going (or has gone) there still must be standards of what is right and what is wrong. If not adhered, we stand for nothing and have nothing to pass onto our children.

For me, that’s not good enough.

I think Jenna’s beginning excerpt sums things up perfectly:
There comes a moment in everyone’s life when a choice must be made between right and wrong, between good and evil, between light and darkness…
Yes, Jenna, thank you. I do believe it all has to do with choice.

And so we have before us the fruits of a God-less society.

©2008 Judi Lynn Lake. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.

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January 23, 2009

Obama Ignores ‘09 March For Life

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Although, President Obama was sent a personal invitation from “March for Life’s” President and Founder, Nellie Gray, to attend this year’s event, he was a no show.

Surprised? Well, we shouldn’t be… not really…

This administration has promised “change” and “change” is what we’re gonna get. For the first time in years, the annual pro-life march went on without any support or encouragement from a President residing in our White House.

There’s one “change” right there, right?

His message is revealing but, all the same, it would be nice to have our Chief Executive support all life…

Flashback: October 2008
In front of a sea of chanting, sign-waving delegates at the Democratic National Convention, Michelle Obama urged Americans to cast their votes for her husband, Sen. Barack Obama, as she cast her family as guided by bedrock American values with a desire to improve the world…

"We want our children -- and all children in this nation -- to know that the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them," she said.

"You work hard for what you want in life," she said. "Your word is your bond and you do what you say you're going to do ... you treat people with dignity and respect, even if you don't know them, and even if you don't agree with them."

"I come here as a mom whose girls are the heart of my heart and the center of my world," she added. "They're the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning, and the last thing I think about when I go to bed at night.

Their future -- and all our children's future -- is my stake in this election."

Yes, but what about the kids who don’t make it? What about the innocent babies whose dreams are stolen by others before they are born?

What about all of our babies who are intentionally murdered?

Is that dignity and respect?

Flashback: July 2007




With all due respect, Mr. President, until abortion is stopped, and the dignity of all life is protected, we, who truly respect and value all life, will not yield nor be silenced.

©2009 Judi Lynn Lake.

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UPDATE ON KRISPY KREME "CHOICE" DOUGHNUT GIVE-A-WAY

MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
18 January 2009
CONTACT: Katie Walker
540.659.4942| kwalker@all.org

KRISPY KREME CORRECTS 'FREEDOM OF CHOICE' FAUX PAS

Washington, D.C. (18 January 2009) – In light of a nationwide marketing trend to capitalize on the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, American Life League challenged Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. Thursday on the propriety of using the phrase "freedom of choice" in their corporate announcement regarding a free doughnut giveaway on Jan. 20 - Inauguration Day. Subsequently on Friday, Krispy Kreme updated the announcement. The following is a statement from Judie Brown, President of American Life League:

"We are grateful to Krispy Kreme executives who realized the inappropriate use of the phrase "freedom of choice" and have changed their announcement, available on their web site....

To read full coverage, click here.
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January 21, 2009

Celebrate The Sanctity of Life

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Today, the thirty-sixth anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s landmark decision, Roe v Wade, thousands of people will be marching in Washington, D.C., and throughout the country, voicing their opposition to abortion.

To all who are marching today, know that many more are with you in spirit. May the Lord grant you peace and courage, prudence, and patience as you speak out for the unborn. May your voices blend with the saints and angels, who are praying in a special way today that life be protected and honored and that the tide will turn in favor of a culture of life.


To all who have been affected by abortion, please know that you, also, are in our prayers. The Father of mercies and the God of all consolation has not abandoned any of his children. No sin is too great for him to forgive. No wound is too great for him to heal. May you come to know the warmth of his touch and the light of his smile as He looks upon you in unconditional love and compassion!

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Prayer for the Unborn
Heavenly Father,
in Your love for us,

protect against the wickedness of the devil,

those helpless little ones
to whom You have given the gift of life.


Touch with pity the hearts
of those women
pregnant in our world today
who are not thinking of motherhood.


Help them to see
that the child they carry

is made in Your image –

as well as theirs -
made for eternal life.


Dispel their fear and selfishness

and give them true womanly hearts

to love their babies
and give them birth
and all the needed care
that a mother can give.


We ask this through Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord,
Who lives and reigns with You and Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.
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The following video, Phil Keaggy 'Little Ones', courtesy of You Tube.


Krispy Kreme Celebrates Freedom of Choice

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The following commentary was found on LifeSiteNews.com:

Krispy Kreme Celebrates Obama
with Free “Freedom of Choice” Donuts


Commentary by Judie Brown


Washington, DC, January 15 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The next time you stare down a conveyor belt of slow-moving, hot, sugary glazed donuts at your local Krispy Kreme you just might be supporting President-elect Barack Obama's radical support for abortion on demand – including his sweeping promise to sign the Freedom of Choice Act as soon as he steps in the Oval Office, Jan. 20.

The doughnut giant released the following statement yesterday:
“Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) is honoring American's sense of pride and freedom of choice on Inauguration Day, by offering a free doughnut of choice to every customer on this historic day, Jan. 20. By doing so, participating Krispy Kreme stores nationwide are making an oath to tasty goodies -- just another reminder of how oh-so-sweet ‘free’ can be.”
Just an unfortunate choice of words? For the sake of our Wednesday morning doughnut runs, we hope so. The unfortunate reality of a post Roe v. Wade America is that "choice" is synonymous with abortion access and celebration of 'freedom of choice' is a tacit endorsement of abortion rights on demand.

President-elect Barack Obama promises to be the most virulently pro-abortion president in history. Millions more children will be endangered by his radical abortion agenda.

Celebrating his inauguration with "Freedom of Choice" doughnuts – only two days before the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to decriminalize abortion – is not only extremely tacky, it's disrespectful and insensitive and makes a mockery of a national tragedy.

A misconstrued concept of "choice" has killed over 50 million preborn children since Jan. 22, 1973. Does Krispy Kreme really want their free doughnuts to celebrate this "freedom"?

As of Thursday morning, Krispy Kreme Communications Director Brian Little could not be reached for comment. We challenge Krispy Kreme doughnuts to reaffirm their commitment to true freedom – to the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – and to separate themselves and their doughnuts from our great American shame.

To express concern to Krisy Kreme:
http://www.krispykreme.com/contact.asp

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The following video, Death Wish Part I, courtesy of You Tube.


January 20, 2009

Reflective Thoughts From Fr. John Corapi

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Today, while preparing to post, I was touched by the words from Fr. John Corapi and decided to post his thoughts. For further information on Fr. Corapi, visit: http://www.fathercorapi.com/

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EQUALITY
By Fr. J
ohn Corapi

We have passed the threshold into one of the most important weeks in American history, and a convergence of three very important celebrations reminds us of it. Yesterday we celebrated the remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, who worked so heroically and tirelessly to insure that all men and women might share in the American dream equally. Today we celebrate the inauguration of the first African American president, Barack Obama. That an African American can be so elected is indeed a cause to celebrate. However, Thursday we pray and do penance on the anniversary of the most infamous court decision in United States history, Roe v. Wade. All three are related.

Dr. King fought long and hard and suffered many things that all men and women in the United States of America might enjoy those truths that we hold to be self evident: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. He was an American hero for so doing. This week we should rightly celebrate the fact that an African American can be and has been elected President of the United States. This is surely progress, both political and moral.


This all being said, it has to plague the conscience of any thinking person that in this country there is yet the most immoral and deadly form of prejudice and persecution imaginable against the most innocent and vulnerable class of human beings—the unwanted unborn. No matter what advances this country makes, moral, economic, social, or technological, so long as that blight on our national identity remains, all else will ultimately pale into relative insignificance.


God is not a disinterested spectator in the affairs of man. He knows every child by name from all eternity. He loves each one with His infinite love. God’s holy Catholic Church teaches that abortion in a single case is homicide. I assert that if this is the case, and it is, then the 50,000,000 homicides through abortion that have taken place in the United States since Roe v. Wade constitute genocide. God will not favor such a country, regardless of any other progress. Unless this outrage against God and humanity is stopped very soon, the United States of America, and in turn all of the Western world, will realize the death wish that it has manifest for several decades.


Every Catholic, Christian, Jew, and all people of good will and right reason must pray and do penance rigorously and daily from now on for the defeat of this heinous evil we call abortion. If we fail, then Western society as we know it will soon collide with a disaster it will not survive.


May God have mercy on us
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©2008 Fr. John Corapi. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.

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About Fr. John Corapi

Father is a perpetually professed priest member of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity.

The pillars of father's preaching are basically three:
Love for and a relationship with the Blessed Virgin Mary which leads us into a vibrant and loving relationship with Jesus Christ.


Great love and reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist--from Holy Mass to adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.


An uncompromising love for and obedience to the Holy Father and the teaching of the Magisterium of the Church.


Father Corapi's audio and video series on the Catechism of the Catholic Church entitled The Teaching of Jesus Christ has been widely acclaimed and is used throughout the world as a course in religious education and catechesis.

The essence of Father's message is the essential message of Jesus Christ. It is Good News: a message of truth and goodness, love and mercy. It is above all else a message of hope. Father is available to preach retreats, missions, and conferences:
Rev. John Corapi, SOLT

P.O. Box 9440

Kalispell, MT 59901

Telephone: (406) 751-1900 

Fax: (406) 751-1912
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Publisher's Note: President-elect Barack Obama has promised Planned Parenthood that one of his top priorities as President will be to sign the “Freedom of Choice Act” (FOCA) into law.
FOCA would eliminate every restriction on abortion nationwide.

FOCA will do away with state laws on parental involvement, on partial-birth abortion, and on all other protections.

FOCA will compel taxpayer funding of abortions.

FOCA will force faith-based hospitals and health-care facilities to perform abortions.






Barack Obama believes this legislation will “end the culture wars.” To him, “ending the culture wars” means eradicating every state and federal law on abortion—laws the majority of Americans support.

Together, we can help stop FOCA. Visit www.FightFOCA.com and join the almost 400,000 people who have signed the online Fight FOCA petition so far. It’s up to us to save our babies!

January 19, 2009

Obama’s Call To America

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In less than 24 hours, President-elect, Barack Obama will become the 44th President of our United States of America.

Although I disagree with Obama on many key issues, I believe we are called to pray for him and support him to the best of our ability.

Following, is a prayer for President Obama and Our Government:
God of power and might, wisdom and justice,
through you authority is rightly administered,
laws are enacted, and judgment is decreed.

Assist with your spirit of counsel and fortitude

the President and other government leaders of these United States.

May they always seek the ways of righteousness, justice and mercy.


Grant that they may be enabled by your powerful protection

to lead our country with honesty and integrity.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen
I pray also, Father God, that Obama's fight for equality extends to the fundamental right to life especially for the protection of our unborn babies. May the Holy Spirit gently guide and convict our new President so that America is guided by the same God of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

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Past Inauguration Speeches (all videos courtesy of You Tube):

Franklin Roosevelt's first Inaugural Address (1 of 2)




Inauguration of John F. Kennedy, 1961




Ronald Reagan: First Inaugural Address (1 of 3)





President George W. Bush 2001 Inaugural Address




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January 17, 2009

January: Pro-Life Month

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Let’s go back a few years to 2004:
Peterson guilty of murder Jury faces life-or-death decision

Tuesday, December 14, 2004 Posted: 3:51 AM EST (0851 GMT)

REDWOOD CITY, California (CNN) -- Attention turned Saturday to the life-or-death choice facing jurors who convicted Scott Pe
terson of killing his pregnant wife and their unborn son.

Their verdict in the high-profile
case leaves the jurors to decide whether to sentence Peterson to death, or to life in prison without parole. The sentencing phase of the trial is set to begin November 22….
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I have one question:
If the unborn are not considered "human" then why was Scott Peterson found guilty of two murders: his wife, Stacy's, and their unborn child's, Connor?

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JANUARY IS PRO-LIFE MONTH

CHOOSE LIFE!




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Note: President-elect Barack Obama has promised Planned Parenthood that one of his top priorities as President will be to sign the “Freedom of Choice Act” (FOCA) into law.
FOCA would eliminate every restriction on abortion nationwide.

FOCA will do away with state laws on parental involvement, on partial-birth abortion, and on all other protections.

FOCA will compel taxpayer funding of abortions.

FOCA will force faith-based hospitals and health-care facilities to perform abortions.






Bar
ack Obama believes this legislation will “end the culture wars.” To him, “ending the culture wars” means eradicating every state and federal law on abortion—laws the majority of Americans support.

Together, we can
help stop FOCA. Visit www.FightFOCA.com and join the almost 400,000 people who have signed the online Fight FOCA petition so far. It’s up to us to save our babies!


©2009 Judi Lynn Lake. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.

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Judi Lynn Lake has kept up with leading edge business trends throughout her varied and successful career. She had already had her "15 minutes of fame" over and over again before starting her family. Judi and her family now reside in South Carolina, but, having been born and raised on Long Island, NY, it is clearly evident that she will always be a "New Yorker." Today, she successfully runs her own advertising agency which handles everything from logos, branding and package design while she continues to work closely with self-published authors from design to promotion. For more information, visit judilake.com

 

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