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Posted in abortion, Biology, Christian, Christians, Constitution, Culture War, faith, Morality, tagged abortion, belief, believe, conscience rights, contraception, faith, First Amendment, Freedom, Green Family, HHS mandate, Hobby Lobby, practice, religious freedom on February 7, 2014| 9 Comments »
Posted in Catholic, Catholic Church Doctrine, Christian, Christianity, Culture War, Ethics, faith, homosexuality, Jewish, Morality, Religion, tagged Bishop David Zubik, faith, homosexual "marriage", individual equality, marriage, Pittsburgh, Rabbi Bisno, same-sex marriage, Traditional marriage on October 3, 2013| 5 Comments »
Bishop Zubik’s friend who is a rabbi supports same-sex marriage on the basis of individual equality so he penned a great article in response to his friend, explaining the importance of marriage being between a man and woman, and how his friend is wrongly applying individual equality to marriage. Here is the article:
For a long time, three decades plus, I have been a fan of the ABC network morning TV show “Good Morning America.” Starting back in the early 1980s, from co-hosts Charlie Gibson and Joan Lunden, to current co-hosts Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos, the show has been the background voice to help me get ready for my day. In the 1990s, through the kindness of our local news anchor and friend, Mike Clark, I had the grand opportunity to be in the studio and on the set of “Good Morning America” in Times Square.
Of all the features I enjoyed about “Good Morning America,” my favorite was a duet interview every Friday morning back in the ’80s that was affectionately dubbed “The God Squad.” A rabbi and a priest each week would address some news item or contemporary issue. It was so interesting to hear Rabbi Marc Gellman and Msgr. Thomas Hartman from the New York area bring religion to “Good Morning America.”
What prompts me to share this slant with you is that, over the past few years, a number of Pittsburghers have commented on our own “God Squad” in southwestern Pennsylvania: once again a rabbi and a priest — Rabbi Aaron Bisno of Rodef Shalom Congregation in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood and yours truly. I must admit I blush at the comparison, but like it as well.
It’s no secret that Rabbi Bisno, his wife, Michelle, and I are friends — in fact, very good friends. We have traveled to Rome and the Holy Land together. Each year, Rabbi Bisno comes to the Christmas Eve Mass at St. Paul Cathedral. Each year, I go to Rodef Shalom to commemorate the Jewish high holy day, Yom Kippur. We have shared everything from good meals to even better conversation. We trust each other with our struggles and our joys.
We both realize that, while our friendship is personal, it also means more than that. Publicly representing the Jewish and Catholic communities, our friendship is within a much larger context. We have been able to use our friendship to further enhance Jewish and Catholic relations in Pittsburgh, while working together, we hope, for the good of the whole community of southwestern Pennsylvania.
More than two individuals
Which is my whole point in responding to Rabbi Bisno’s Forum commentary Sept. 8 in the Post-Gazette. My friend, Aaron, argues support for same-sex marriage based on the concept of individual rights. “Judaism teaches that all human beings are equal, unique and of infinite worth,” Rabbi Bisno wrote, and that by refusing to accept same-sex marriage, he argues, society fails to “honor every person’s divine likeness.”
No one, I hope and pray, would argue against the infinite worth of the individual. And central to Catholic understanding is that each of us is created in the image and likeness of God. Without exception!
But the inherent disagreement I have with my friend’s argument is that he defines marriage in the context of the individual. Marriage has never been understood in faith or society as based on an individual’s self-definition. Marriage has always been defined and understood as two becoming one to create life, to create family, to create society, to create goodness through the generations. CONTINUED
Posted in abortion, Christianity, Constitution, Culture War, Ethics, First Amendment, God, human rights, Morality, U.S. government, tagged abortion, abortion is murder, abuse, fraud, government, government funding, money, Planned Parenthood, taxpayer funds on August 10, 2013| Leave a Comment »
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has verified that they are going to be investigating Planned Parenthood’s use of taxpayer funds. GAO agreed to this after getting a petition requesting an audit of Planned Parenthood. signed by 72 members of Congress.
In 2010, the GAO released a report that indicated significant discrepancies in Planned Parenthood’s reported spending and funding.
In the Republican-sponsored letter to the GAO, the lawmakers called on the agency to provide an update on how federal funds are being spent by organizations that provide abortion services.
“Planned Parenthood and other organizations who provide abortions are dependent on Uncle Sam, but there is no accounting with what they are actually using the money for,” said Louisiana GOP Sen. David Vitter, who along with Tennessee GOP Rep. Diane Black, is leading the push of an audit.
Last year, clinics affiliated with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America performed a record 333,964 abortions and reported a record $1.2 billion in revenue generated, according to a report by Life Decisions International.
Taxpayer funding of the organization reached $538.5 million last year and accounted for 45.2 percent of Planned Parenthood’s total annual budget in 2011-2012.
Meanwhile, the organization is under renewed scrutiny after its Texas affiliate was forced to pay a $4.3 million at the end of July to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging that the organization fraudulently billed Medicaid over $30 million, according to the Houston Chronicle.
“Federal and state auditors and investigators have specifically tabbed Planned Parenthood affiliates with at least $12.5 million in waste, abuse and ‘fraudulent overbilling’ of taxpayers. Former Planned Parenthood employees and others allege many millions more,” Casey Mattox, a lawyer for Alliance Defending Freedom, said after the settlement.
The alliance group has filed lawsuits against Planned Parenthood and has produced a report that it claims tracks the organization’s waste.
It’s about time. This investigation is way past due. Citizens should not be funding an abortion provider via taxes. If persons want to commit murder and support that immoral cesspool then they should do that on their own dime. Not using taxpayer’s money. And certainly not misusing taxpayer’s funds. Planned Parenthood needs to be held accountable for fraud or the misuse of taxpayer’s funds.
Posted in Catholic Church, Catholics, Christian, Christianity, Culture War, homosexuality, Morality, tagged Catholic Church, Catholics, chastity, gays, homosexual relations, homosexuality, love the sinner, sin on August 1, 2013| 1 Comment »
Posted in Conservatism, Culture War, Freedom, history, Islam, Islamofascism, tagged banned, dhimmitude, Freedom, Islamic supremacy, Islamofascism, Jihad, Muslim, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, U.K. on June 27, 2013| 2 Comments »
So the U.K. is tolerant of Jihadists and Muslims who spew Jihadist hate but two outspoken people who stand up for freedom and speak out against Jihadist violence and Sharia are banned. The U.K. has become a nation of dhimmitude. I pledge to NEVER be tolerant of evil. It’s too bad that the U.K. and other nations didn’t learn from the history of WWII. Are the U.K. and other nations across the globe doomed to repeat history and land us into WWIII? Everyone should be proud to be against Muslim Jihadists like the people who were against the Nazis during WWII.
‘[T]he nation that gave the world the Magna Carta is dead’.
—Pam Geller and Robert Spencer
If the patient is not dead, it certainly is Stage IV terminal.
Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer co-founded anti-Muslim group Stop Islamization of America.
They were due to speak at an English Defence League march in Woolwich, where Drummer Lee Rigby was killed.
A government spokesman said individuals whose presence "is not conducive to the public good" could be excluded by the home secretary.
He added: "We condemn all those whose behaviours and views run counter to our shared values and will not stand for extremism in any form."
Sounds like the Home Secretary, The Right Dis-Honorable Theresa May, MP, is afraid to allow-in views that challenge her pathetic Dhimmitude, or the wretched Dhimmitude of the Cameron Government.
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