In a polity as left-wing as the US is today, a neutral position on contraceptives can be risky. In theory neutrality should appease all sides, but Antifa views the world as “with us or against us”.
Whole Foods, whose higher prices exclude many with families and thus the more conservative customers, has bravely chosen to continue selling pro-life Eden Foods, which have been banned at similar health food stores for opposing the funding of contraceptives in Obamacare, for its employees. Forbes reports:
Whole Foods has no plans to discontinue Eden Foods products, telling Forbes: “When reviewing products for our shelves, our primary consideration is whether a product’s ingredients meet our Quality Standards.”
“We recognize and respect that customers have their own personal criteria for buying or not buying a product, and it’s every shoppers’ right to vote with their dollars on that basis,” said spokesperson Michael Silverman. “We hope that if people have feedback for Eden Foods, they share it with them directly.”
The war on Eden Foods is reminiscent of the Maurice’s BBQ sauce war that saw Maurice’s empire of BBQ sauce crushed, and his Piggy Parks nearly so. Maurice insisted on including a Confederate Battle flag on his sauce jars. For those few descended from historic Southerners, the flag is not a symbol of hate but rather of the South. And it’s a reminder of the persecution and hardship we ourselves have suffered as well as of a brave past attempt at taking a stand. Because we’re the only ones who still honestly study the history, still read primary sources, our view of the war is different from the myth-makers in the rest of the country, who view the war as serving an ideological function, not as true history.
Time and again Antifa crushes all opposition. Perhaps finally that trend is changing. I personally shop at Whole Foods frequently, though I only buy certain well-priced items, for the most part. Whole Foods’s brave stance of true tolerance makes me look on it more favourably.
This video has been making the rounds. I’m not sure that I agree that graphic pictures of aborted babies is really the best way to win hearts and minds and make political headway. But that said, just how out of touch and ensconced inside a leftist Cultural Marxist bubble do you have to be to think that calling a pro-life activists a misogynist and accusing him of privilege is actually a persuasive arguing technique? Her Burger King uniform suggests she is a working woman, but surely she is attending college somewhere, because only a clueless mush brain routinely bathed in such Cultural Marxist PC nonsense could actually think that a normal guy is going to care if you accuse him of privilege. What did she expect? “Oh my! I didn’t realize I was guilty of privilege. Thanks for informing me. I’ll go on and take these pictures down now.”
This is a little late, but I had meant to post it earlier. A jury has awarded a couple (I refuse to call them a family) $50 million in a “wrongful birth” suit because a test failed to detect a defect that had the couple known about they would have aborted the kid. This is just sick. I am sometimes tempted to view couples or women who abort their handicapped children because they are handicapped more harshly than I do those who abort simply for convenience.
Israel will now be state funding even more abortions. This is from Dr. Joel McDurmon at American Vision:
What will the dispensational, pro-Israel-no-matter-what Christian-Right say now? According to Israeli mainstream news, Haaretz, God’s allegedly chosen-forever-people have just returned wholly unto passing their children through the fires of Moloch—and state-funded at that.
Below is an e-mail from Ricardo Davis:
Atlanta, GA – Former U.S. Congressman Virgil Goode, the Constitution Party’s presidential candidate, signed Georgia Right to Life’s “Personhood Pledge” – the gold standard of a candidate’s commitment to defend the sanctity of life. In doing so he is the only certified presidential candidate in Georgia to do so, giving Georgians who value the unalienable right to life an opportunity to vote for a candidate that supports their convictions.
Unlike any other presidential candidate, Virgil Goode has a history of standing on principle to defend the sanctity of life at the federal level. In signing the GRTL Personhood Pledge, Goode affirms his support of legislation that would ensure that the civil rights of the elderly, the mentally and physically handicapped, and all children before birth at any stage are protected by law.
In 2007 Congressman Goode was a co-sponsor of the Right to Life Act (HR 618) that “would implement equal protection under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.” The Act declared that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each and every human being, and defines “human being” to encompass all stages of life.
In the previous year National Right to Life gave Congressman Goode a 100% pro-life rating. During his tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives Goode was a pro-life champion voting to outlaw human cloning, transport of minors across state lines to obtain elective abortions, embryonic stem cell research, partial birth abortion, and federal funding to organizations that provide abortion services, counseling or advocacy.
State Party Chairman Ricardo Davis noted, “As a long-time pro-life activist who is now working to build a 100% pro-life political party in Georgia, I realize that to be successful the party has to build from the ground up. Because of Georgia’s election laws Virgil is a certified write-in candidate, so all votes for him will be counted and reported. This is the ground-floor opportunity – and the goal is to get two percent of the vote statewide. This realistic goal lays the foundation for statewide ballot access and fosters support for like-minded state and local candidates in the next two years. Politically savvy Democrat and Republican voters here in Georgia understand that two percent of the vote will not impact the presidential vote in our state, so Virgil’s candidacy is the prime opportunity for voters who highly value the sanctity of life and the defense of marriage to vote for a candidate whose election results can lay the foundation for greater gains for these issues in Georgia.”
Cross posted at IPR.
I ran across an ad for this website, Republicans Against Romney, on Facebook.
It’s criticism of Romney is heavily focused on the pro-life issue. The group is sponsored by American Right to Life which describes itself as “on the personhood wing of the pro-life movement.”
DENVER, Aug. 28, 2012 — “Mitt Romney is the architect of Obamacare,” said Jefferson George, the president of American Right To Life Action, a conservative 527 group. “Romney has already implemented what Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton only dream of: homosexual marriage, tax-funded abortion on demand by health care reform with the individual mandate, robbing religious freedom from pro-life hospitals. The list is long. If anyone believed the ‘lesser of two evils’ con, they’d have to vote for Obama.”
Crossposted at IPR.
Everyone here should know that I think Obama may be hiding something about his background, but there is one thing I don’t get. I keep seeing people suggesting (such as some of my friends on Facebook) that Obama is secretly a Muslim. I know Obama was a Muslim when he was a child because of his step dad, but if he were still a Muslim then wouldn’t he be against abortion and gay marriage? Heck, I think we would be better off if he was a Muslim. Then he would oppose abortion and gay marriage and withdraw us from the Middle East. Obama is a liberal “Christian.” He attended the Trinity United Church of Christ. This is not a mystery. (I put Christian in quotes because I don’t think Obama actually subscribes to the traditional creeds of the Faith based on some things I’ve read.)
The bill to ban sex selection abortions failed yesterday. It had more than majority support, but the method by which it was brought up required a two-thirds vote. (This alone should tell you that Republican aren’t serious about passing pro-life legislation.) I bring this up because Ron Paul voted no which is sure to be demogogued by the Paul haters. (Check out the comments already at the first link.)
First of all, If I was in Congress I would have voted for this bill based on the belief that a lower procedural principle (federalism) should not trump a higher transcendent principle (life). Also, the ammo a no vote gives to anti-Paul demagogues who are not going to fairly present his rationale is not worth the upholding of the lower procedural principle in this one case.
That said, Ron Paul did not vote to “murder female babies” and the demagogues know it. Ron Paul’s vote was based on jurisdiction issues and was technically correct if perhaps foolishly consistent.
And how many of these people who say they support life also support wars of choice against Muslim that don’t meet Christian Just War standards?
Randall Terry, of Operation Rescue fame, is going to challenge Obama in the Democrat primary. I have already encouraged a primary challenge to Obama from the left. Who knew he would get one from the right?
I have mixed feelings about this. I am generally sympathetic to the idea of hopelessly quixotic candidates challenging incumbents in primaries, but Randall Terry is a very flawed individual and candidate. Whatever one may think of Operation Rescue and it’s tactics, Terry’s personal life, including a highly public and messy divorce, does not exemplify Christian behavior to say the least. Terry clearly intends this campaign as a way to force commercials depicting aborted fetuses onto the airwaves. He even plans to run a commercial during the 2012 Super Bowl. One side of me thinks that if aborted fetuses are so disturbing to look at then why are we allowing it, but the other side of me says these adds do more harm than good and violate the basic rules of decorum. (The graphic adds don’t change pro-aborts minds and they alienate a lot of people on the fence.)
At any rate, here is Mr. Terry’s campaign website.
In ruling against the will of the people when he struck down California’s Prop 8, Judge Walker based his decision on liberals’ favorite part of the Constitution:
Because Proposition 8 disadvantages gays and lesbians without any rational justification, Proposition 8 violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
The 14th amendment is the Swiss Army knife for Alinskyite and Gramscian social revolutionaries. Here are some other significant decisions based on that amendment:
Murray vs. Curlett, 1963, banned prayer in schools
Roe v. Wade, 1973, created the right to abortion
Stone v. Graham, 1980, banned 10 Commandments displays
Plyler v. Doe, 1982, made anchor babies US citizens
Lawrence v. Texas, 2003, struck down anti-sodomy laws
Notice that every one of these Supreme Court decisions assaulted traditional society while gutting States’ Rights. The radicals who intend to reconstruct society know they need a powerful weapon to impose their agenda, and there’s no better weapon for that than a centralized government with no limits to its power.
From the BBC:
Spain’s existing law, dating from 1985, allows abortion in cases of rape and when there are signs of foetal abnormality.
Currently, Spanish women can also end a pregnancy if their physical or psychological health is at risk. In practice, the last category has been used to justify the vast majority of abortions – of which there were 112,000 in 2007.
I know “pro-life” Americans who hold a similar stance on abortion to what’s already in Spain, and yet it looks like a psychological health loophole is abused there. With the loophole’s closing, I’d like to believe the number of abortions would be greatly reduced.
“Sen.-elect Scott Brown, R-Mass., told Barbara Walters he supports Roe v. Wade and believes that states should decide the issue of gay marriage, not the federal government, during an interview that aired today on ABC’s This Week.” ~ On Politics
Contrary to popular belief, overturning Roe v. Wade would not outlaw abortion but only return the issue to the states. Why does Brown think that states should decide the issue of gay marriage but not abortion? Are Brown’s positions at all consistent? I’m sure it’s just a matter of political expediency, but it illustrates how lopsided popular appeals to states’ rights are.
Betcha’ didn’t know that, but that is what the liberal hierarchy of the United Methodist Church would like you to believe.
The language of this proclamation is really quite disgusting. As I wrote below the linked article:
“Our Christian faith and our Wesleyan heritage compels us to stand…”
First, the Christian faith part? Are they really suggesting that Christ thinks killing babies is OK and should be legal and paid for at public expense? How dare they?!
Second, Wesleyan heritage? Poor John Wesley, who was a righteous man of God, is rolling over in his grave at all the things being done in his name. If these liberal charlatans were intellectually honest they would admit that if John Wesley were alive today he would be vilified by the UMC as a Bible thumping fundamentalist.
Yesterday, a rather large number of ecclesiastical leaders officially announced the Manhattan Declaration. Many of these leaders came out to the National Press Club in order to make the announcement. Thus far, there’s been a decent amount of media coverage. This document was a collaborate effort from leaders of various faiths, churches, and denominations: Anglicans, Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists, Roman Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, etc.
Basically, this statement addresses three main issues:
1. the sanctity of human life
2. the dignity of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife
3. the rights of conscience and religious liberty Continue reading
Many pro-life students at Notre Dame boycotted the commencement address by Baby-Killer-in-Chief Obama and attended an alternative commencement presided over by Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life. Of course every Priest is a Priest for life. Congressman Bob Dornan was fond of pointing out how all Priests, even the most loony left-wing liberation theology types, are united on the issue of life. The travesty of inviting Obama and giving him an honorary degree can not just be wiped away, but next year if Notre Dame’s administration has any remaining decency at all they will invite an ardent pro-lifer to give the address. I suggest Father Pavone.
So the Episcopal Church, not happy with just ordaining homosexuals has now appointed an abortion supporter (No this is not hyperbole. She actually SUPPORTS abortion.) to head one of its divinity schools. Funny, I thought they taught the Bible at divinity schools. Apparently not this one.
We should be getting used to this by now I guess. The Episcopal Church seems to be in some sort of race with the Unitarian Universalists for the designation of most mind-numbingly irrelevant religious liberals. They long ago sped past apostasy. (Of course the Unitarian Universalists were founded on apostasy as their name implies, but sadly the Episcopal Church used to claim creedal orthodoxy.)
Good riddance to “Justice” Souter who has the blood of millions of babies on his hands. And don’t fool yourself for one minute that Bush the Elder didn’t know that about him when he appointed the constitutionally illiterate charlatan. Maybe Sandra Day O’Conner and he can discuss penumbras when they are sharing that special piece of real estate set aside for them in the deepest darkest reaches of Hell.
Anyway, I have a suggestion to replace him: Kevin R. C. Gutzman, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution and Who Killed the Constitution. Can anyone think of a better originalist?
Wow. It didn’t take long for Obama to pay off the baby killing and science lobbies.
Of course all federal funding of medical research (at least what can not be justified in the name of defense) is unconstitutional.
The following is akin to an academic debate over abstractions (e.g. how many angels can dance on the point of a very fine needle?), except that it really happened.
A 9-years-old Brazilian girl was raped and consequently impregnated with twins by her stepfather. Doctors deemed the would be mother unfit to carry one child, let alone two, and so aborted the two children. Continue reading
The Constitution Party has the story here.
Before the week of his inauguration is over, Obama is expected to issue an executive order repealing the Mexico City Policy, a Reagan-era policy that restricts overseas funding to groups that offer or aggressively promote abortion.
Yeah, that Obama the “Christian” and the uniter is off to a great start.