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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made it clear that pro-life, anti-gay marriage, pro-assault weapons voters aren’t welcome in “his” state: “They have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.” (“Cuomo retreats after slamming pro-lifers,” by Lauren Ashburn, Published January 22, 2014,

FoxNews.com) Then, after being “Tweeted” into a corner, his Attorney tried to get the egg off of his face by stating: “The Governor was making the point that he makes often: New York is a politically moderate state and an extremist agenda is not politically viable statewide.”

Really?

1. Define “extremist.” According to the dictionary, it means “belief in and support for ideas that are very far from what most people consider correct or reasonable,” or “radicalism.” Since the media uses the term “radical” to describe “Muslim terrorists,” then is the Governor telling “Muslim terrorists” they “have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are?” If not, then why not? Also, isn’t the governor’s place to represent all of his constituents, not some? It seems a governor is “extremist” who would run out of “his” state those who disagree with his political views, thus unbalancing “his” citizenry “very far from what most people consider correct or reasonable!” If “his” state now is “politically moderate,” how would it remain such by eliminating “correct or reasonable” views?

2. If the Governor and his Attorney would get their minds out of their “ivory tower” they would learn that “most people consider correct or reasonable” the Bible teaching that, individually, all humans are: made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27), not evolved animals (Genesis 1:28-31), formed by the plan of God (Psalm 139:13-16), given “the spirit of man within him” (Zechariah 12:1), and are the same human before and after birth (the word for an unborn “babe” is the same as for the born one, Luke 1:41,44; 2:16). According to the latest Fox News poll of voters (1/22/14), 48% are pro-life (against abortion), 45% are pro-choice (for abortion). A savvy politician who needs a majority vote, would acknowledge that his constituents are not “extremists,” but mainstream!

3. Define “gay marriage.” Since the concept of “marriage” was begun and defined by God, He must approve any “marriage” or else it is disapproved, “For not he who commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends” (2 Corinthians 10:18). God (Who is the only adequate explanation for the world’s existence, Hebrews 3:4) made humans “male and female” (Genesis 1:27), and brought the woman made from the man’s rib back to his side to form the closest, most intimate relationship known to mankind (Genesis 2:21-25). Jesus Christ added His endorsement to what God did “from the beginning” (Matthew 19:4-6), which means one male for one female is the only marriage formula God approves! “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge” (Hebrews 13:4). Everyone who varies God’s plan, falls under the terms “fornicators and adulterers.” Because so many people sin, God “now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead” (Acts 17:30-31). Homosexuals are invited to leave their decision and be converted to Christ (1 Corinthians 6:9-11). Homosexual “marriage” has never been sanctioned by God!

4. The U.S. Bill of Rights, as adopted on December 15, 1791, contains this Second Amendment: “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” This is not an “extremist” policy, but the standard by which all other views on the subject should be compared! Governor Cuomo’s characterization of supporters of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America as advocating “pro-assault weapons” is prejudicial, inflammatory, and disingenuous! If everyone who believes in the Second Amendment left the state, then government would be the only ones who possessed weapons, and that would make it a socialist dictatorship! Is that what he’s advocating?

5. The Governor’s outburst was not a “Freudian slip” but a true statement of his belief. Jesus Christ said, “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment” (Matthew 12:34-36). The Governor either spoke the evil desire he had in his heart, or else, according to his Attorney, he used “idle words” without meaning what he said. Either way, he is accountable to Jesus Christ on the day of Judgment if he doesn’t repent! In the meantime, he should be held accountable by his constituents.

 

#2nd-amendment, #bible, #extremist, #faith, #homosexual, #idle-words, #male-and-female, #marriage, #pro-life, #salvation, #sin, #truth, #words

Abortion Attitudes are Changing

The Gallup Organization is reporting that the attitudes of Americans on abortion are changing dramatically.

The 41% of Americans who now identify themselves as “pro-choice” is down from 47% last July and is one percentage point below the previous record low in Gallup trends, recorded in May 2009. Fifty percent now call themselves “pro-life,” one point shy of the record high, also from May 2009.

Among independent voters, they report that pro-lifers outnumber those who espouse the pro-choice position.

Technologies such as advanced ultrasound machines are a significant factor in changing attitudes. It is more difficult to see the fetus as a “viable tissue mass” when it is on the screen so clearly alive. We pray that Americans will continue to move towards life on this most important issue.

 

#abortion, #pro-choice, #pro-life

Confused Priorities on Value of Babies

From time to time, some product on the market, like a child’s car seat, will bring an outcry from the public because it has injured dozens of people. In time, the government will step in and ban the product.That is wise, so everyone will be safe.

Yet, when we cry out about the millions of babies killed by Planned Parenthood, the government ignores us and gives millions more in funding to Planned Parenthood. We live in inexplicably bizarre times when an injury to a baby in a car seat is considered far more serious than another baby being torn to pieces and thrown in a garbage can. We want ALL babies to be safe and alive!

#abortion, #pro-life

Abortion Threatens Black Community

Abortion is described as the “Black Holocaust,” by some experts. Georgia is considering a bill to ban abortions on the basis of race, gender.  That is  a step in the right direction; even though a complete ban on all abortions would be far better. In Georgia, the Black community is hit very hard by abortion. “In 2008, blacks made up 30 percent of the population in Georgia but more than 57 percent of the abortions.”

What a terrible tragedy! We pray that all men and women [and children] will make better choices so there will be fewer babies killed.  Precious lives are at stake!!

#abortion, #black, #pro-choice, #pro-life

Spain Continues to Destroy the Family

The Ruth Institute reports that Spain has increased the rights of women to have abortions and to be careless in their sexuality.

The story says

“Last week the Senate approved a sweeping new law that, in the name of women’s rights, allows abortion without restrictions up to 14 weeks and gives 16- and 17-year-olds the right to have abortions without parental consent, AP reports. Abortions are also allowed in the first 22 weeks of pregnancy if the fetus has a serious or incurable disease.”

There are many differences between God and man, in this respect. First, God promotes responsibility and purity. Man pushes irresponsibility and promiscuity. Second, God lifts us to become better and brighter. Man pushes us to be more degrading.

So much evil is done in the name of women. Why more aren’t offended is beyond me.

#abortion, #pro-choice, #pro-life

More False Information

It is not surprising that there has been an assault on abstinence education in our society. So many have an agenda to allow complete sexual freedom for everyone. A condom in every pocket, if you will. Yet, they fail to realize that their view of abstinence is polluted.

This example is in the news today:

The US teen pregnancy rate rose in 2006 for the first time in 16 years, an report showed Tuesday, as experts speculated that the increase was due to abstinence-only sex education in schools.

People will read headlines and the first paragraph of this story and walk away thinking that abstinence is evil. Yet, the discerning reader will know something about the issue. They will read on and determine that this study comes from the Guttmacher Institute, which is the research wing of Planned Parenthood, which has a very decided financial  interest in sexual promiscuity.

Abstinence education is successful and will work whenever used properly. Many young people are raised in a situation where abstinence is not allowed to prosper. We cannot misuse something and then declare it useless. A product or program only works if used as designed.

Abstinence education does not happen in a vacuum. It is part of a larger picture of positive parenting and a proper moral environment. Separated from this worldview, young people often do not possess the right decision-making tools for moral virtue to thrive.

Let us be wise when we read the news and help our young people develop the same level of skepticism and discernment.

The bottom line is that sexual activity increases among teens because they are saturated by sex by their media influences and they are given so much opportunity by uninvolved parents.

#abortion, #abstinence, #planned-parenthood, #por-choice, #pro-life, #sex

Staggering Numbers

I know this is discouraging reading, but the realities of what is happening is too painful to overlook.

Read any commentary on the contentious abortion debate and you’ll likely find a wide variety of numbers attempting to estimate the number of abortions that have taken place since the Supreme Court’s infamous Roe v. Wade abortion decision since 1973. Now, a new analysis from the National Right to Life Committee based on hard data and estimates for the most recent years finds 52 million unborn children have been killed in abortion since the Roe decision.

However, we have the power of prayer and we have begun to have some success.

“Abortion has taken a terrible toll on America. We’ve now lost more than 52 million of our sons, daughters, friends, and neighbors and we are a much poorer nation for it,” he said. “Over the past twenty years, however, we have seen that pro-life efforts can make a difference, as the number of abortions performed in the U.S. has declined from 1.6 million to 1.2 million a year. We’ve still a long way to go, obviously, but we see that pro-life legislation, education, and outreach can save and has saved hundreds of thousands of lives,” O’Bannon added. “Our task is great, but our cause is just.”

#abortion, #murder, #pro-choice, #pro-life

In the last three days in many of the em…

In the last three days in many of the emails I have received regarding the Massachusetts Senate race and why we must support pro-choice GOP candidate Scott Brown, I’ve never seen such stinkin’ thinkin’!

I’ve been told Scott Brown is more pro-life than Martha Coakley. If I am to understand this way of thinking then there are different levels of being pro-life. I hope someone will explain that one to me because I thought being pro-life was like being pregnant; you either are or you are not. It might just be me. But apparently you can be pro-life and still support killing babies with government funding if it is not elective surgery. If a doctor recommends an abortion because the mother’s life is in danger or because the father is a criminal, that mother has no choice but to chose an abortion.

I’ve asked many a Christian who has emailed me this weekend how are they going to explain their support for a pro-choice candidate to Jesus before the [judgment] Seat. Those emails were more disconcerting than the reasons for supporting Brown.

http://www.saltandlightblog.com/5081/if-weve-ever-needed-you/

#abortion, #pro-choice, #pro-life

Silly Abortion Comment

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is running for the Senate seat left open after the death of Senator Ted Kennedy. She is a Democrat. The race is garnering nationwide attention and has been very hostile. She was asked about being a Catholic and how that corresponded with her pro-choice position. [Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi recently faced the same question] Coakley stammered and came up with an astounding answer. She said that pro-life people should not work in the emergency room.

Why not extend that to anywhere in the hospital, for that matter? Or, any branch of health care. Would that be her position as a Senator?

It is always amazing when people back themselves into a corner with indefensible positions.

On a lesser note, offending Catholics while trying to win a Senate seat in Massachusetts is exceedingly unwise.

#abortion, #kennedy, #massacusetts, #pro-choice, #pro-life, #senate

Abortion and Free Will

National Review’s blog, The Corner reports: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, recently explained that her Catholic faith does not preclude her from being an advocate for a woman’s right to an abortion. She characterized it as an exercise of free will, which is endowed by the creator.

Her Catholic Bishop disagrees and published an article repudiating her claim. He said, in part:

It is entirely incompatible with Catholic teaching to conclude that our freedom of will justifies choices that are radically contrary to the Gospel—racism, infidelity, abortion, theft. Freedom of will is the capacity to act with moral responsibility; it is not the ability to determine arbitrarily what constitutes moral right.

Just because we can do something doesn’t mean we should. The absolute truth of Scripture negates any efforts on our part to supersede God’s will.  God knew all of the complications and situations that can arise in our lives when He provided Scripture. Therefore, we cannot use situations to obviate the will of God. God does not believe in situation ethics.

It requires great courage to be obedient to God in the face of an overwhelming flood of criticism from the world. But, God provides all the strength we need to accomplish this task (Philippians 4:13; Ephesians 3:16).

#abortion, #free-will, #pro-choice, #pro-life, #truth

End a Life, Save a Dollar

This is sickening. However, it is not surprising. When evolution tells us that we are worth no more than a slug, life becomes cheaper as time progresses. We see what this new reality has produced.

LifeSiteNews reports:

A local Planned Parenthood official has bluntly admitted why health insurance companies are increasingly comfortable with covering abortions: because the choice to kill an unborn child is cheaper than giving birth.

“A first trimester abortion is $300 to $450,” Baltimore Planned Parenthood CEO John Nugent told the national business magazine Forbes Thursday. “But if the gestational age is higher you’re paying for a surgical suite. That’s why the insurance companies think they should be offering it. It’s cheaper to terminate an unwanted pregnancy rather than taking it to term.”

The Forbes article points out the cost estimates offered by the Health Care Blue Book: it lists a typical abortion in a physician’s office costing $397, while a vaginal delivery costs $5,992, and a caeserean section is $8,558.

Do we place on their death certificates: Cause of Death: To save money?

#abortion, #clinic, #pro-choice, #pro-life

It Isn’t A Baby Until it’s Born?

More lies from Planned Parenthood. An undercover video exposes more lies of abortionists.

#abortion, #murder, #planned-parenthood, #pro-life

The Abortion Theme Continues

Abortion supporters have developed a new tactic, as has been reported here . We have been told that not only is abortion sacred and God-given, now it is a moral right. Hear Senator Feinstein echoing of the latest talking points in this short video clip.

They certainly have no fear of God (Proverbs 14:27).

#abortion, #pro-choice, #pro-life

Abortion Update

The United States Senate rejected an abortion amendment, thus putting the entire bill in jeopardy.

The Washington Post reports:

The measure, which failed 54-45, addressed the scope of restrictions on coverage of abortion services for people who receive subsidies to buy insurance.

Pro-life supporters say that this is “an accounting scheme to hide government-funded abortions.”

Pro-choice Senators are jockeying for position so they can get their name on an amendment or to be credited with getting the final bill passed.  Lining up to get blood on their hands is a rather strange thing in which to be proud. We can only hope that the abortion funding will be removed from the health care bill that ultimately is accepted into law.

#abortion, #pro-choice, #pro-life

More Abortion Insanity

Abortion supporters are simply losing their minds. Recently, an abortion clinic claimed that abortion was a God-given right and sacred work. Now, Senator Barbara Boxer has offered further evidence of their madness.

“Why are women being singled out here? It’s so unfair,” Boxer said on the Senate floor Tuesday. “We don’t tell men that if they want to … buy insurance coverage through their pharmaceutical plan for Viagra that they can’t do it.”

Do we really need to explain to the Senator the difference between Viagra and abortion??? This is crazy!

She ranted:

“This amendment would be the biggest rollback to a woman’s right to choose in decades,” Boxer declared Monday. “What have women done to deserve this?”

We could ask a more pointed question, “What have babies done to deserve being pulled apart and burned with acid and tossed into garbage cans?”

Their beliefs and action are astounding and are becoming more desperate as the days pass. Let’s keep praying that America sees them for what they really are.  The majority of Americans are pro-life for the first time. Accordingly, pro-choice supporters are terrified. Let’s keep the political pressure on them and never relent.

#abortion, #morder, #pro-choice, #pro-life