The magnitude of Pope Francis’s offensive statement (about Marxists) cannot be measured.

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Francis and Marxism

Allow me to present you with three questions, and you decide if any of the answers are morally acceptable:
1. What does it feel like to be called a “Marxist”?:

“The Marxist ideology is wrong. But I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people, so I don’t feel offended.”

2. What does it feel like to be called a “Nazi”?:

“The Nazi ideology is wrong. But I have met many Nazis in my life who are good people, so I don’t feel offended.”

3. What does it feel like to be called a “supporter of Apartheid?” (racial segregation in South Africa):

“The Apartheid ideology is wrong. But I have met many racial segregationists in my life who are good people, so I don’t feel offended.”Any person with a modicum of intelligence and humanity in them would detest all three answers – and denounce the person who would make such statements.

Well, I have news for you…

The first statement, “The Marxist ideology is wrong. But I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people, so I don’t feel offended.” was made by Francis during an exclusive interview in La Stampa’s Vatican Insider. Francis’s statement is camouflaged inside an article titled “Never be afraid of tenderness.”

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These ads are not fake. Not satire. They are real!

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Wrong! World-wide abortion is indeed a holocaust – with a scope and consequences much greater than any other, in history.

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Abortion Holocaust – Man’s inhumanity to man – WWII Holocaust

Seen at JewishJournal.com

Michelle Duggar, along with her husband Jim Bob, are the stars of the TLC reality show 19 Kids & Counting, which has been on television for eleven seasons.  She is the mother of 19, does not believe in abortion, is openly pro-life, and not shy about sharing her opinion and religious beliefs.  I do not know her, but am sure she is a perfectly lovely woman.

However, to compare abortion to Hitler’s attempt to eradicate the Jewish people is offensive to me as a woman, as a Jew, and as an intelligent human being.  I didn’t really have an opinion on Mrs. Duggar until now, but will share that I think she is unaware and uneducated on the subject of the Holocaust. Shame on her for making such a hurtful statement.

The Holocaust was the systematic mass murder of six million Jews during World War ll.  Not only were Jews persecuted, but also Jehovah’s Witnesses, Roma Gypsies, blacks, homosexuals, Priests and Pastors who would not accept the Nazi ideology, the disabled and handicapped. Eleven million people were murdered during the Holocaust.

It was heartbreaking to hear what Mrs. Duggar said.  How is it possible that people are so uneducated about this time in history?  How is possible that a seemingly lovely woman would say such an idiotic thing in order to push her own personal agenda? How is it possible that those who lost their lives during the Holocaust are disrespected in this way?

Editor’s note: I am offended at the way s person who claims to have experienced the horrors of the historical WWII holocaust and who also claims to be a woman, a Jew, and an intelligent human being – can possibly fail to acknowledge other, similar events – clear and blatant examples of man’s inhumanity to man – on a massive scale – occurring in today’s world – right before her eyes.

This constitutes the height of political/cultural hubris and elitism – and a new low, for the human race.

With already 50 million plus world-wide deaths from abortion – and counting – there is no excuse.

Shame on you, Ms. Angel!

Why we’re standing up for religious freedom

…the federal government is still telling religious institutions to provide products and services they find objectionable, and this affront to religious liberty is unconstitutional.

According to this compromise, religious institutions still have to pay for something against their conscience — the health insurance that covers free contraceptives, abortifacients, and sterilization.

Adding one more step between the dealer and the goods doesn’t change the ultimate transaction that’s going on here.

This sleight-of-hand maneuver didn’t fool all of us. And for the many rallying around the nation today, it offends us.

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HHS Mandate Fact Sheet (PDF)

Kane County Cougars (sadly) have gone “Disney”

Dear Kane County (IL) Cougar Management,

Just got home from the game and we wanted to voice our concern and disappointment.

For about 19 years we have been huge fans of the Cougars. We loved the purity of the Cougar Games, the wholesome music, and thrills; the games and the general respect for ‘The Family’. We appreciated the affordable ticket prices and the all-round, good clean fun!

Today, our first game of the year, was another story. Apparently, the Cougars teamed up with a company whose morals, or lack there of, do not reflect that of our family. The Disney Company is the most anti-family company that we know due to their pro-homosexual, pro-abortion agenda, we feel, they are systematically destroying this country. We find the Disney advertising in both billboards, film clips, and music totally offensive. Advertising Disney on the screen, plus all of the banners, revealed to us, that the Cougars no longer share our family values.

Today, we were getting literally sick during the game when we saw the ‘Pepsi’/Disney advertising, but at the end of the game when you replaced Ronald Reagan saying ‘God Bless America’, with the man who stands for everything that Ronald Reagan fought against, communism, it is just too much.

Maybe you are not aware that Obama was one a only a few who voted to keep partial birth abortion and voted to deny live infants any medical care for fear that America would lose it’s abortion rites. For one thing, God is Pro-life. He will not bless a country that kills it’s own children, WITH TAXPAYER money. Perhaps, if America had not aborted $50 million people since legalized abortion, 36 years ago, we’d have a more stable economy and more baseball fans. But, it’s not about those 50 million, it’s their descendants that America will never know that will cause the death of this once great country.

In short, by replacing Ronald Reagan with Barry Obama, the country’s most PRO-ABORTION, ANTI-FAMILY President, means they you’ve chosen to replace your clientele. I am truly, very sorry that we can no longer return to the Cougar Games, which were once an oasis of fun, but now, a host to a perverted company and ‘lifestyle’.

I only wonder how much longer before the Kane County Cougars will offer ‘GAY – DAY’?

Submitted by Nancy W.

The List of Things That (Allegedly) Offend Muslims

Two Categories (Out of Many)

Christians

The Trinity, Pope Benedict XVI. Pope John Paul II, Coptic Pope Shenouda III, Robert Spencer, The name “Crusaders” , The Cross, Christmas presents, Santa ClausBibles, selling Bibles, Lip synching videos, Craig Winn, Prayer, Valentine’s Day, Christians who accidently touch the Koran, Street Evangelists, The Letter X, Muslim converts to Christianity, the Knights of Malta, The Bishop of Rochester, Use of the word Allah by Catholics, Christians proselytizing to Muslims, Church Bells, a picture of Jesus hung on a staffroom wall, Father Zakariah, Jerry Falwell, a coin with John 3:16 printed on it, Eli Soriano, dating a Polish Catholic Girl, UK Radio Minister Rev MasihZion Baptist Church in Rochdale, UK, Rotary and Lions Clubs, Hector Aleem, the color red near Valentine’s Day, Christians who use the word “Allah” to describe God, Fr Daniil Sysoyev.

Jews

The existence of Israel, The reality of the holocaust, Holocaust Day (UK), Teaching of the Holocaust, Annapolis Peace Talks, A Rabbi speaking at an Islamic University, An Israeli Vodka Bottle with a Picture of Jerusalem, Paper cups that were made in Israel, luggage from Israel, an Israeli soccer team, The Torah scrolls at Hebron, Tennis Star Shahar Peer, the Israeli Taekwondo team.

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Catechists offended by photo of President Barack Obama in Catholic classroom

Precisely where does education stop and partisan politicking begin?

Is it appropriate to have a photo of President Barack Obama, the most anti-life, pro abortion, and (arguably) anti-Catholic president of all time, prominently displayed in an individual classroom of a Catholic school, without some sort of qualification or disclaimer?

What does such a display say about the teacher, the principle, the school, the pastor and the parish?

What message does it send to the students?

I can lend a bit of insight into this issue, since I had the opportunity to substitute-teach in that classroom, not too long ago.

I did my best to simply ignore the display, which I personally found to be offensive, but what really shocked me was the response I got when I asked the kids to name some people they considered to be heroically Christ-like.

A little hand went up, and of course, the first candidate for sainthood turned out to be Barack Obama, the abortion president! Stifling the urge to throw up, I bravely carried on. Next!

I know that complaints about the picture have been made to the teacher, the school principal, the diocese, the provincial of the religious order, and even the bishop … but so far, nothing  at all has been done.

Maybe we need a week or two of picketing out in front of the school, just to make sure that the kids get a fair and balanced view of things. Leafleting the parking lot and/or financial sanctions might work, too.

If we can’t get that Obama picture to come down, the least we can do is demand a disclaimer of some sort … perhaps written in the blood of aborted babies. Alternatively, we might simply “throw in the towel” and give all the kids Notre Dame scholarships.

Paraphrasing the words of President Ronald Reagan (who wasn’t very pro-life either, but who was as ideologically different from Barack Obama  as anyone ever could be, “Mrs. W … tear down that picture!”

Until then, we pray. (Send me an email if you want more information.)