Archive for August 29th, 2007

Planned Parenthood Conceals Site Ownership

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

In an all too common “modus-operandi”, the infanticide providers at Planned Parenthood have turned to lying to city officials in order to get their clinics put in place. Recently in the Chicago suburb of Aurora, Planned Parenthood concealed its ownership of a huge new abortion facility, but only identified itself as the “Gemini Office Development” with no mention of Planned Parenthood or what the building was to be used for.

Planned Parenthood concealed its ownership of a huge new abortion facility scheduled to open soon in a Chicago suburb, and pro-life advocates – and at least one city official – are questioning whether the abortion provider can mislead officials without repercussions.

“There’s always legal ramifications,” Aurora, Ill., Alderman Richard Irvin told the Chicago Tribune while standing with some of the estimated 1,200 pro-life protesters who assembled over the weekend to protest the existence of the structure that had been depicted by owners as an office building.

He was not on the board when the project, proposed by a company identifying itself as “Gemini Office Development,” was approved. But he said he has concerns the building was brought into his city under false pretenses, and said the city could sue Planned Parenthood for being deceptive.

There was no acknowledgement during the permit application and construction processes that the project actually was scheduled to be an abortion business. However, as WND columnist Jill Stanek reported, a pro-life construction worker on the 22,000-square foot site became suspicious of the bulletproof glass and surgical suites, components not routine in an office building.

“At a minimum, the city of Aurora should launch an official and legal investigation, questioning the applicant and tenant under oath about statements on applications and in meetings,” she said. “If the city does not, is something more going on, a cover-up? Did some officials know that the public documents filed and statements made by the applicant were false? Did some officials know the tenant was to be an abortion provider, but then conspired with Gemini to keep it quiet to avoid politically unfavorable publicity?”

Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue, said the deception probably was the result of two issues: the fact that a Planned Parenthood clinic’s construction in Austin, Texas, earlier was delayed for months when local contractors refused to work on the project, and the general atmosphere that accompanies abortion businesses.

“What do you get when you get an abortion facility? Not only do you get dead children, the blight and underworld that comes along with that, but you also get thousands upon thousands of pro-lifers who adorn the streets with pictures of aborted children,” he told WND. “I don’t think either is good for a community.”

The tactic, however, is not isolated to the Illinois location. Newman said the same scenario developed with Denver, where Planned Parenthood recently purchased a building without announcing its presence.

“The bottom line is nobody wants an abortion facility in their community. It’s kind of like a toxic waste dump,” he said.

Cheryl Sullenger, also of Operation Rescue, said community residents have legitimate concerns when a Planned Parenthood facility announces it is moving in.

“They’re concerned about their children, what their children are going to be taught as far as sex education. They don’t want their daughters getting abortions without their knowledge, and in some states Planned Parenthood is famous for promoting that. When Planned Parenthood comes to town, the community is going to have something to say about it,” she said.

Unless, of course, the community doesn’t know.

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NJ Law Enforcement Ordered to Report Illegal Status of Suspected Criminals

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

This is something that should have been happening anyway. It should be prevalent in all cities and states and should not have to be “ordered”.

An immigration reform organization is not surprised that law enforcement officers in New Jersey are being ordered to notify federal immigration authorities whenever they arrest suspects who are determined to be illegal aliens.
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The mandate, issued by the state attorney general, follows a review prompted by the brutal slayings of three Newark college students. Two of the suspects in the case are illegal aliens. One of them, Jose Carranza from Peru, had been granted bail for child rape and aggravated assault charges without immigration officials being alerted about his existence.

John Keeley, a spokesman for the Center for Immigration Studies, says Newark is suffering from unwise decisions made by its civic leaders. “Once again a criminal alien was let go for political reasons — and now that Newark is the spotlight, their political leadership is paying a price for their political correctness … and it’s had tragic results there and [is] now a national story,” he says.

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“Mary Seated On The Throne…Again” by Michael Micky

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

I try not to air “doctrinal” differences between denominations too often on this blog, since I believe that in most cases, Christians should stick together and not allow these differences to tear us apart and detract us from our mission of spreading the Good News of Salvation Through Jesus Christ.
Sometimes though, when a high profile member of a fellowship says or does something which is in complete contention to what is written in the Bible, I find it necessary to draw attention to this.
With that said, I would like to re-publish a post from Michael Micky’s Rapture Alert Blog.

Mary Seated On The Throne…Again

by Michael G. Mickey
(8-26-07)

On August 15th, Pope Benedict XVI, in celebrating Catholicism’s Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, quoted Pope Pius XII, particularly the following (emphasis added mine):

“Hence, the revered Mother of God, from all eternity joined in a hidden way with Jesus Christ in one and the same decree of predestination, immaculate in her conception, a most perfect virgin in her divine motherhood, the noble associate of the divine Redeemer who has won a complete triumph over sin and its consequences, finally obtained, as the supreme culmination of her privileges, that she should be preserved free from the corruption of the tomb and that, like her own Son, having overcome death, she might be taken up body and soul to the glory of Heaven where, as Queen, she sits in splendour at the right hand of her Son, the immortal King of the Ages.”

Pope Benedict XVI added, in his own words, the following: “May the example and prayers of Mary, Queen of Heaven, inspire and sustain us on our pilgrimage of faith, that we too may attain the glory of the Resurrection and the fulfilment of our hope in her Son’s promises.”

A Wikipedia article demonstrates that both Pope Pius XII (in 1935) and Pope John Paul II (in 1985) referred to Mary as a “co-redeemer” of mankind with Christ, our Savior. As a result, many today incorrectly believe that praying to Mary is beneficial as she, acting in her alleged role as the “Queen of Heaven”, provides intercession between mankind and Christ on behalf of those who pray to her. This, as those closest to me will immediately recognize, is what I like to refer to as “a bunch of hooey!”

Mary was a fine woman, yes! Is Mary seated at the right hand of the Father and Son? Decidedly not!

If Mary was to be a co-redeemer of mankind, wouldn’t Christ have acknowledged her future role during His ministry? Of course He would’ve, but let’s be certain that He didn’t!

Jesus is preaching in the synagogue when we see, as recorded in Mark 3:31-35, the following occur:

31. There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.

32. And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.

33. And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren?

34. And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

35. For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

If Mary, whom I’m certain was and is yet greatly loved by Christ, was to serve in a capacity that it would somehow be beneficial for mankind to call out her name in prayer, He would’ve exalted her greatly and directed us to do the same! Because He didn’t, we shouldn’t!

1st Timothy 2:5: For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

Clear enough? I think so.

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“A New Kind of Boston Tea Party” by Dr. Phyllis Chesler

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

It has been said–and I agree–that it is the better part of wisdom to both understand views with which one strongly disagrees and to support the right of one’s political opponents to speak freely. However, these noble sentiments are not exactly useful when one’s opponent is a gargantuan liar and engages in evil.

Still, I mourn the loss of civilized dialogue among presumably civilized people who no longer exchange views but only insults masquerading as views for which they are applauded, lauded and often well-paid.Everyone’s mind remains firmly closed. Dialogue is increasingly impossible among people who will only talk to those who agree with them 100% on each and every issue.

In the West, Talking Heads are meant to destroy their opponents, not to communicate with them. Civilized audiences consider this entertainment much as our ancestors once experienced public hangings or lynchings–indeed, as many non-Western Islamist mobs still do today.

However, I do not favor denial and naiveté. Those are dangerous virtues today. Thus, anyone who continues to read the mainstream media (which I do) or to watch CNN (which I also do) because they believe it will inform them in an unbiased way is choosing to be misinformed and electing to have their most vulgar prejudices confirmed. CNN dropped all pretense to objectivity, accuracy, and fairness when they aired (and kept airing) the Gospels According to Christiane.

CNN is a Nazi-like channel, which glamorizes fascism. CNN truly stands for Central Nazi Network just as NPR stands for National Palestinian Radio. I have been saying this for a long while and sometimes it evokes laughter, but it often provokes great anger among True Believers who feel these networks deliver naught but the Gospel truth.

Now is the time for investors and visionaries to fund at least one new major channel dedicated to the principal that…Saudi funding is unacceptable.

Dump that money into the Boston Harbor.

We in the West are paying for our own destruction when we buy Saudi oil and when we fund Saudi Arabia militarily. (I know, I know, the matter is very complex). But here is something that is not complex. We are also paving the way for the Islamification of America when we allow Islamist capitalists to buy up our airwaves for the purpose of indoctrinating us.

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Dr. Phyllis Chesler is the well known author of classic works, including the bestseller Women and Madness (1972) and The New Anti-Semitism (2003). She has just published The Death of Feminism: What’s Next in the Struggle for Women’s Freedom (Palgrave Macmillan), as well as an updated and revised edition of Women and Madness. She is an Emerita Professor of psychology and women’s studies, the co-founder of the Association for Women in Psychology (1969) and the National Women’s Health Network (1974). She is currently on the Board of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and lives in New York City. Her website is www.phyllis-chesler.com.
We are delighted to have Dr. Chesler as a new contributor to the Jesus is Lord, A Worshipping Christian’s Blog.

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