Archive for March 16th, 2007

Psalm 119 – He

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Psalm 119:33-40 (New International Version)

ה He

33 Teach me, O LORD, to follow your decrees;
then I will keep them to the end.

34 Give me understanding, and I will keep your law
and obey it with all my heart.

35 Direct me in the path of your commands,
for there I find delight.

36 Turn my heart toward your statutes
and not toward selfish gain.

37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
preserve my life according to your word. [a]

38 Fulfill your promise to your servant,
so that you may be feared.

39 Take away the disgrace I dread,
for your laws are good.

40 How I long for your precepts!

Texas Bill Makes STD Vaccine “Voluntary”

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Finally, some sense in this story. If you will remember, the governor of Texas originally wanted to make the new STD vaccine mandatory for girls in his state. This is a decision that parents should make, not the government. I am not against the vaccine. I mean, what if a girl is raped? What I am against is the government sticking their nose in where it doesnt belong (again).

A Texas pro-family group is celebrating passage of a bill in the state house that would make voluntary the innoculation of preteen girls with a controversial vaccine for a sexually transmitted disease (STD).

The Texas House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to overturn Governor Rick Perry’s executive order requiring sixth-grade girls to receive pharmaceutical giant Merck’s Gardasil vaccine against the human papillomavirus, an STD which can cause cervical cancer.

The measure now heads to the state senate, where it’s also expected to pass easily.

Cathie Adams, president of Texas Eagle Forum, applauded the house vote because medical personnel have clearly stated the vaccine should not be mandated.

“It’s too new. It was only approved last June after a four-year study,” Adams says. “It just hasn’t had enough time to prove that it is going be even a preventive for cancer, and certainly, Merck, the manufacturer of the vaccine, does not make that claim either.”

Despite the victory for pro-family forces, which opposed making the STD vaccine mandatory, Adams says the fight is not over yet.

“Now we do have a little bit of a twist in the story, and that is that this vaccine could be added to the required list of vaccines before entering the 6th grade,” she says. “And that can be done by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Commissioner, and so we do have a new twist in the story.”

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Ford Pledges to Continue Homosexual Support

Friday, March 16th, 2007

I was wrong. A while back I posted that Ford may be moving away from their support of the homosexual agenda. Unfortunately, that was not true. It seems that they are not only going to support the homosexuals, they are going to do it on a greater level. The AFA will continue the boycott of Ford Motor Company. I think it is important to note that Fords stock and sales have decreased since this boycott started.

The Ford Motor Company will continue to be the target of a boycott by the American Family Association, after the automaker publicly announced its support for homosexual activism.

AFA chairman Don Wildmon says his organization gave Ford the benefit of the doubt, based on the company’s actions, that it had apparently decided to stop supporting homosexual causes and publications.

“We we’re wrong,” Wildmon admitted. “Ford simply, publicly reinforced the fact that they are still giving their support to the homosexual groups, which, incidentally, have as their top agenda item the legalization of marriage of two people of the same sex.”

AFA reported last week to its supporters, that Ford was no longer advertising in prominent homosexual magazines, and had dropped support of The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards.

But last week Ford was listed as a sponsor for the Detroit Motor City Pride Festival. And Wildmon says AFA’s conclusion to its supporters that Ford was silently trying to withdraw, was denied by a company spokesperson in a Detroit newspaper.

“They went public to the Detroit News and said, ‘No,’ they’re still supporting the homosexual festivals, ‘gay’ pride festivals, and they’re still supporting the homosexual publications,” Wildmon said.

Wildmon says Ford had not advertised in key homosexual publications for three months. But spokesperson Kristen Kinley said the dropping of the GLAAD awards, and all the automaker’s advertising and sponsorship decisions, are “strictly driven by business considerations,” and not pressure from AFA — according to the Detroit News.

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Reid’s Troop Withdrwal Plan Fails

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Republicans handed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a defeat on the Iraq issue Thursday, voting down a proposal that would withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq by March 31, 2008.

Democrats aggressively challenged President Bush’s Iraq policy at both ends of the Capitol building, gaining House committee approval for a troop withdrawal deadline of Sept. 1, 2008, but suffering defeat in the Senate.

The vote was 50-48 against the measure, 12 short of the 60 needed for passage.’

Anti-war Democrats prevailed on a near-party line vote of 36-28 in the House Appropriations Committee, brushing aside a week-old veto threat from the administration and overcoming unyielding opposition from Republicans.

“I want this war to end. I don’t want to go to any more funerals,” said New York Rep. Rep. Jose Serrano, one of several liberal Democrats who have pledged their support for the legislation despite preferring a faster end to the war.

“Nobody wants our troops out of Iraq more than I do, countered Rep. C.W. Bill Young of Florida, who sought unsuccessfully to scuttle the timeline for a troop withdrawal. “But we can’t afford to turn over Iraq to Al Qaeda.”

In the Senate, after weeks of skirmishing, Republicans easily turned back Democratic legislation requiring a troop withdrawal to begin within 120 days. The measure set no fixed deadline for completion of the redeployment, but set a goal of March 31, 2008. The vote was 50-48 against the measure, 12 short of the 60 needed for passage.

By coincidence, the developments coincided with the traditional St. Patrick’s Day luncheon in the Capitol, an annual social event hosted by the speaker of the House and attended by the president. For an hour or so, while lawmakers were debating the war, Bush and the leader of the political opposition, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, were seated near one another in an ornate hall not far from the Capitol Rotunda.

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