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Salivating at the Gates of Hell
November 21, 2014

 

Hearkening back a couple of days to my horror at the news that sex educators are now using kids as young as 11 to collaborate in demonstrations of birth control objects like the condom, I have to wonder where our world is headed.

SelfieNot long after Stop Planned Parenthood International’s Rita Diller brought the sordid news mentioned above to my attention, I read a commentary by Michelle Malkin entitled “One Nation under Godlessness.” She told the story of an exemplary high school student who put his faith into action at a public high school and prayed with others during a free period. After three years of peacefully praying, with no complaints, this boy suddenly felt the wrath of the administration who called him to task for his actions. This truly sent chills down my spine. It is, as Malkin points out, “quite clear that the problem is not that there’s too much God in students’ lives. The problem is that there isn’t nearly enough of Him.”

And that is, in the proverbial nutshell, where we are at this moment in the history of our society. The grounding in faith in God that everyone presumed was being instilled in children at a very young age is, in fact, no longer even a thought in the heads of most modern parents. 

Selfies have replaced scoldings.

Paychecks have replaced unquantifiable closeness between parent and child.

Possessions have become such an obsession for many that even a child or two are viewed as trophies instead of human beings who require constant nurturing.

As parents have departed their traditional roles as caregivers and role models, teachers are expected to take their place in the classroom. And that doesn’t rankle the feathers of folks like Obama devotee Roland Martin who opine, “How in the world do we say it’s OK for schools to teach our children about math, science, history, and numerous other subjects, yet then get high and mighty with righteous indignation when biology is taken a step further to focus on sex? Too many parents live in denial about their children having sex, and somehow saying you’ll handle the tough stuff is living in fantasy land.”

Really? Well, truth be told, that fantasy land is a jungle where the strong not only eat the weak, but devour their souls in the process.

If you think I am exaggerating, read these profound examples offered by Planned Parenthood analyst, Rita Diller:

1) Abstinence programs are being hijacked and used as traps by Planned Parenthood and other sex industry stakeholders. Programs that are not abstinence programs are pushed through as abstinence programs. Programs that started out as abstinence programs get hijacked and become, even if gradually, birth control and sex programs. 

2) In Houston, Texas, where middle schoolers are being targeted with Planned Parenthood’s “It’s Your Game; Keep it Real” repugnant sex education curriculum, a middle school teacher has done the unthinkable. She kept a middle school boy after class and forced a lap dance upon him. This really should not come as a great surprise to those of us who realize what a sick culture of sex surrounds these children where Planned Parenthood sex programs are implemented.

3) In reference to Planned Parenthood’s Sex(Ed): The Movie, Diller says, “Since Planned Parenthood regularly promotes itself with lies and obfuscation, it comes as no surprise that it continues to fabricate over-the-top claims. The latest whopper tied to Planned Parenthood regarding so-called comprehensive sex education is one that shatters the Pinocchio meter.”

Getting the picture?

It is true that the emperor of hell, Satan himself, has many minions, but the sad reality is that, for the most part, our fellow citizens cannot recognize his evil when they see it, when they hear about it, or even when they are in the midst of experiencing it. 

Do people even know they are salivating at the gates of hell? Do they care? 

How many souls are at risk today?

What will you do about it?

You can start by helping us stop Planned Parenthood. You can pray for America’s children and their parents.

For the love of God, do something!

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'Triple X' Oregon Sex Instruction Exposed!
November 18, 2014

 

“A conference intended to teach kids as young as eleven about safe sex, but you won’t believe what they’re learning.” After years of free reign, the Oregon Department of Education will be called to account for the licentious materials and presentations it has been forcing upon children. KOIN Channel 6, the CBS affiliate in Portland, airs its special investigative report “Triple X Education” today (Tuesday) at 11 p.m. Pacific time. The time slot was chosen because of the unavoidably explicit nature of the materials—materials that were given to children as young as middle school age. The report will also be available on the station’s website after airing.

A local watchdog group, Parents’ Rights in Education, has had its eye on the Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference and the XXX-rated presentations and materials being peddled to and by schoolchildren there for several years. In 2013, the group asked American Life League’s Rita Diller to attend the conference and see for herself what was being foisted upon children. Diller says she came away scarred. “I monitor Planned Parenthood sex education on a regular basis and I have seen some unbelievably horrifying situations that young people are put in because of the abortion giant’s fixation with sexualizing children, but never have I seen so many adults work so hard to defile young people than at this conference,” she said. Planned Parenthood is on the steering committee of the annual Oregon ASC. 

Diller wrote a series of reports about the conference revealing the repugnant materials and off-the-wall behaviors she witnessed there. Her initial report from the conference reveals her shock: 

As I reflect on the Oregon Adolescent Sexuality Conference (ASC) recently held in beautiful Seaside, Oregon, only two blocks from Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, I feel overwhelming grief and pain.

I grieve for the students who spent two long days with adults who relentlessly threw the most vile, deceptive, sexually soaked garbage in their faces in an apparently successful attempt to numb them to sin, to turn them against Christianity, and to tempt them with the embrace of debauchery in some of its most vile apparitions.

Because of Diller’s reports, many people came to know about the atrocities perpetrated at the conference and to have a clearer understanding of the agenda of Oregon’s WISE initiative—Working to Institutionalize Sex Education—led by Brad Victor, a “sexuality education expert” with the Oregon Department of Education. School districts across Oregon that are on board with the WISE initiative are required to attend the annual ASC in Seaside, Oregon, where they transport children for what Diller described as a “field trip to hell.” Diller’s reports from the 2013 ASC are available on the STOPP website, using the keyword “Oregon.”

One of the most encouraging results of increased media reporting on these events is that more concerned citizens joined in the investigative efforts of Parents’ Rights in Education, resulting in more than 100 parents and concerned individuals demonstrating outside the 2014 ASC conference. Meanwhile, inside, the dirty work of the conference continued. Several parents attended on behalf of the investigative effort and brought out materials that matched and expanded on the cache that Diller brought out in 2013. Those materials are now up on the website of Parents’ Rights in Education

Also on the website are some videos from the 2014 conference. One of them shows a presentation where a teen boy blows up a condom, lubricates it, and performs a simulated sex act with it while adult sponsors and teens laugh. 

American Life League applauds the work of Parents’ Rights in Education and others who have worked so hard to bring the truth about the ASC to light. The KOIN investigative report will turn the floodlights on the atrocities that have been perpetrated behind closed doors. 

But this is only the first step that must be taken to protect our children and grandchildren. It is increasingly clear to us that what is happening in Oregon is not unique. All across the nation Planned Parenthood and its cohorts are networking with state education departments and others who are in a position to foist its repugnant, abusive sex education on children. 

American Life League and its Stop Planned Parenthood International (STOPP) project are working overtime to put a halt to the sexualization of children. But we need you to get involved. The STOPP website contains a wealth of information on eliminating Planned Parenthood from schools. ALL’s Jim Sedlak has written Parent Power!!—the definitive book on how parents can take back control of their children’s schools. It is available free of charge for download at http://www.stopp.org/pdfs/ParentPower.pdf. And if you would like to receive information on a regular basis regarding what STOPP does to rid towns of Planned Parenthood, sign up to receive the Wednesday STOPP Report

Taking action is imperative. Sitting back and watching these things happen cannot be an option. Inaction will only lead to the destruction and loss of souls. 

 

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Abortion, Honesty, and Amnesty
November 14, 2014

 

The aftermath of the election was made very real to me when I watched a 45-second video enumerating the many political failures of Planned Parenthood. The video brought to mind the question of whether or not average American voters were beginning to see through the deceptions propagated by the culture of death. 

I was struck, not only with the video, but with an earlier headline in an online publication that went virtually unreported. The headline reads: “Obama Administration Allows Fertility Clinics to Sell U. S. Citizenship.”

What?

Yes. Think about this: “Conservative media are accusing the Obama administration of attempting to ‘sell U.S. citizenship’ to foreign children following the announcement from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that it will expand the definition of ‘mother’ and ‘parent’ to allow women who use assisted reproductive technology (ART) like egg donors to confer their U.S. citizenship on their children. The policy corrects a ‘glaring inequity’ in the law due to outdated terminology that has required some women to adopt the very children they've birthed.”

Then consider this insightful observation by Fox News contributor Harris Faulkner: “This could allow American surrogates to demand more money for carrying the child of a couple in another country, since the baby would then have U.S. citizenship.”

The question is simply this: If these preborn babies, who are carried by surrogate mothers because the “natural” mother cannot get pregnant, are deserving of U.S. citizenship because of the circumstances of their creation, why aren’t all preborn babies recognized as citizens? How can it be that some babies are actual persons before they are born but the vast majority of those created and growing prior to birth are NOT human beings?

This makes no sense any more than the statements quoted in the video by Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards or the deliberate lies pronounced by a Planned Parenthood operative counseling a 15-year-old girl that “anything within the sexual world is normal as long as it’s consensual.”

Really? So babies are only babies when the Obama administration says so, and sexual relations are only a good idea when Planned Parenthood tells a lie to a teenage girl? What sort of topsy-turvy society are we living in? 

When the president of the United States aligns himself with organizations like Planned Parenthood there is no doubt in my mind that common sense has for too long given more than a lenient bow to insanity. Let’s get real about all this, shall we?

I agree with Kurt Kondrich whose daughter Chloe is a Down syndrome super-girl. Kurt says: “Once the decision is made to deny amnesty to unborn citizens, they do not have the ability to return to their previous home, and they are quickly destroyed. Isn’t it time we do some real comprehensive reform and grant amnesty to the millions of unborn citizens who are in search of a better life? Hasn’t the time finally arrived for our nation to ‘embrace and not erase’ the greatest, most priceless gift our country has ever been blessed with—human life?”

If the United States can bestow citizenship on babies born on foreign soil before they are born and at the same time contribute millions of dollars to organizations like Planned Parenthood whose business is to kill babies before they are born, then we better work as hard as we have ever worked to restore protection for all innocent people, to defund the pawns of Satan like Planned Parenthood, and to press newly elected politicians to oppose duplicitous government policy relating to the preborn.

Amnesty for all babies—born and preborn without exception—is the only government mandate we need. America cannot live without it.

 

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Cardinal Burke Prey to Office Politics
November 11, 2014

 

Getting our head around the latest Vatican action involving the removal of Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke from his high-ranking position as prefect of the Vatican’s Apostolic Signatura—the highest court of the Catholic Church—is challenging but not impossible to understand. After all, only months after Pope Francis was elected he made the move to take Cardinal Burke off of the Congregation of Bishops and replace him with the liberal Cardinal Donald Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC.

Cardinal Wuerl is one of the prelates who refused to obey Canon 915 requiring that pro-abortion public figures be refused the Eucharist until they repent of their sins.

So Wuerl’s move as the replacement for Burke should have been a warning signal to all of us. 

But lest we forget, Cardinal Burke is no stranger to controversy when it comes to defending the Church against those who would diminish it into nothing more than a human institution.

In 2007, the cardinal denounced the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation because of its decision to invite pro-abortion singer Sheryl Crowe to sing at an event it was hosting. At the time then-Archbishop Burke said, “A Catholic institution featuring a performer who promotes moral evil gives the impression that the Church is somehow inconsistent in its teaching.” Cardinal Burke then resigned from the board of the foundation, making his comments and his action fodder for the jibes of Bob Costas and Billy Crystal as they mocked the cardinal for standing for truth.

In the secular world such actions are really not that surprising, but when they start coming from inside the Church itself, that’s another story. 

Fast forward to a steamy controversy in 2012 involving Cardinal Wuerl’s refusal to support the actions of a Catholic priest in his archdiocese. This priest, who denied the Eucharist to a lesbian Buddhist, prompted commentator George Neumayr to publicly proclaim, “If Cardinal Wuerl doesn’t have the guts to deny Communion to an agitprop lesbian Buddhist, he should just close up shop and hand the keys to his chancery over to Obama.”

And Wuerl is just one of Cardinal Burke’s colleagues who not only does not agree with the cardinal’s defense of the truth about Canon 915, but who would go to any length to get him silenced. 

I do not make that statement lightly, for I know firsthand—from conversations I have had with folks in the Vatican—that trouble has been brewing inside Vatican politics for some time. 

Cardinal Burke is not the favorite among those who allegedly have had the pope’s ear—including German cardinal Walter Kasper. In fact, prior to the synod Cardinal Burke took issue publicly with Kasper’s proposal regarding giving Communion to divorced and remarried Catholics. When Kasper claimed to be speaking for Pope Francis, whom he stated agreed with him, Cardinal Burke remarked during an interview: 

I find it amazing that the cardinal claims to speak for the pope. . . . The pope doesn’t have laryngitis. The pope is not mute. He can speak for himself. If this is what he wants, he will say so.

And so we arrive at the current point in time. We witness the transfer of Cardinal Burke from the curial office he has held for the past six years to an honorary post where he will no longer be part of the Roman Curia at all. In my mind, this latest Vatican move is not really that surprising. After all, the curia is steeped in political intrigue that rivals the halls of the United States Congress. But what we have to remember during these times of conjecture, hyperbole, and mudslinging is that the curia is composed of human beings, not gods. There are perhaps as many political agendas at work within the Vatican as one has fingers to count, but not a single one of them can ever change infallible doctrine.

Cardinal Burke deserves our appreciation, our prayers, and our continuing respect for his courageous defense of truth. You can share in that expression by signing the LifeSiteNews petition thanking him for all he’s done. 

Pope Francis deserves our prayers during this difficult time. 

And finally, we can be thankful that Christ promised long ago, when He proclaimed to the Church’s first pope, St. Peter: “Thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

God bless you and keep you strong, Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke. 

 

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Post-Election Thoughts
November 7, 2014

Congratulations are in order and are extended to everyone involved in the political segment of our movement. It is clear that today pro-life Americans now have a much better chance of exposing Planned Parenthood’s evil ways, attaining better political traction for cutting off its funding spout, and hopefully ridding the nation of its evil.

We must also rejoice and be thankful that Planned Parenthood pawns Sandra Fluke, Wendy Davis, and others like them lost their races in utterly embarrassing ways. The truth has won the day in so many political races this week. 

I congratulate Personhood USA and its outstanding analysis of the results that came pouring into our living rooms this past Tuesday night. As Josh Craddock said, “The raw increase in votes for personhood in Colorado indicates that Planned Parenthood’s lies are losing their effect. . . . The bottom line is that people’s minds have been changed on the issue of abortion because of Amendment 67.” 

Yet we also have a great deal of work to do in exposing the grisly underbelly of an industry that is up to no good in any number of ways. The reports of its handiwork are stunning examples of all that we have left to accomplish on our road to the ultimate victory. And it needs to be said that the election results to which I just referred have not deterred a single one of these efforts.

The marketing of Brittany Maynard’s sad but tragic end continues to inspire the proponents of assisted suicide to press forward. Adam MacLeod explained it well when he wrote that suicide never looked “more vivacious.” Today, in the wake of Brittany’s death, the proponents of euthanasia (assisted suicide) press on, elections notwithstanding. 

In addition, the surrogate motherhood industry continues to offer big bucks to gullible young women like Nancy, a vulnerable Mexican girl who received seven thousand British pounds ($11,140) for carrying the child of a homosexual couple. Unfortunately, Nancy’s story is not a rarity, especially among the poor and needy who will do anything to bring money home to their poverty stricken families. 

The global trade in reproduction has not been deterred in any way by the politics that are consuming pro-lifers with euphoria this week. For more than 10 years the industry has conducted business as usual: “Gay couples want to have families, and single women want to become mothers but often need egg donations, in addition to sperm, to get pregnant. The desire of individuals and couples who want children and can’t have them without medical assistance translates into a right to parenthood.” But the fact is that there is no such thing as a right to parenthood, nor is there a right to a child. It is the child who has the right to be brought into the world as a result of the conjugal love of his parents. Yet who is listening? Who cares?

Finally we come to the undeniable connection between contraception and abortion—a subject many of us shy away from for fear of being rejected as zealots. Yet if we are truly concerned about saving lives and souls we must make the connection. It is our duty. Why? Well not only does contraception lead to abortion, but sadly many of the contraceptive devices and chemicals CAUSE abortion. So we have every reason to focus attention on them as an integral part of our struggle to end practices that dehumanize human beings from creation to death. 

We have a lot to do. Basking in the light of a new political day will, at its end, mean only as much as we demand that it mean. Let’s get moving.

And let’s be clever, understanding as we must that cultural hedonism is not corrected by an election but rather by a conversion to the teachings of Almighty God.

We must never stop taking action. We must show others by these actions that each and every life is precious. Let us pray for our nation. Let us contact Stop Planned Parenthood and sign the DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD petition. And let us learn how to effectively argue against the advancing culture of death. These tools and more are available at www.all.org