Saturday, December 27, 2008

Founding Fathers Quote

Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

Thomas Paine

Israel Forced To Defend Itself Again

Israel Launched defensive air strikes against the Gaza Strip after continued rocket attacks against Israeli civilians. I have no doubt that the world will condemn Israel and claim that they targeted civilians. The Israeli military, in a professional operation, is reported to have dropped over 100 tons of ordinance with just over 200 reported killed.

In other words they hit their targets and limited collateral damage. We know this because Gaza has a population of over 1.5 million. If Israel wanted to cause a genocide they could, however they continue to show more restraint than the US would if our places were reversed.

We can only pray that the President elect will strongly support Israel's actions today. Israel is fighting for its survival and needs our support and prayers.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Fred Thompson's Talk Radio Show

You read it right; Fred Thompson was just signed by Westwood One to host a two hour radio show that will replace Bill O'Reilly's. Thompson's new show will begin on March 2, 2009.

This will be a great boost for conservative talk radio and I can't wait to catch his first show. This is a great opportunity for the conservative movement to replace a RINO like Bill O'Reilly with a Federalist like Thompson who can help spread the conservative message America needs to hear.

American Life League Press Release

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
22 December 2008
CONTACT: Katie Walker
540.659.4942
kwalker@all.org

PLANNED PARENTHOOD OUT OF TEXAS PANHANDLE
STOPP PLAN OUSTS NATION'S LARGEST ABORTION CHAIN FROM AMARILLO

Washington, D.C. (22 December 2008) – American Life League and the Diocese of Amarillo scored a major victory this week as Planned Parenthood prepares to completely withdraw from the Texas Panhandle.

Using American Life League's STOPP project to defeat Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion chain has been completely eradicated from the diocese of Amarillo, Texas.

"Once again we see that the STOP Planned Parenthood plan works – even on a grand scale," said Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League and director of the STOPP project. "We have been honored to work closely with Bishop John Yanta, Respect Life Coordinator Rita Diller, and all those in the Amarillo Diocese who, since 1997, have worked towards the day when Planned Parenthood would no longer exist in the Texas Panhandle. Through the grace of God, that day will come next week."

In 1997, Planned Parenthood operated 19 clinics in the Texas Panhandle. As of Jan. 1, 2009, the local affiliate with its two remaining clinics will change names and sever ties with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Diller and Bishop Yanta made defeating Planned Parenthood the focal point of their efforts at the diocesan Respect Life offices. They worked with Sedlak and American Life League in implementing the STOPP plan to shut down the organization.

"As the result of our 23 years of directly confronting Planned Parenthood, STOPP has developed a plan of action that is closing Planned Parenthoods across the nation," Sedlak said. "Our plan needs local activists to do the hard work of implementing it in a consistent and persistent manner until victory is won. The dedicated people of the Texas Panhandle did just that and God has granted this victory."

"The stunning success is an inspiration to all who fight against Planned Parenthood across the nation," Sedlak concluded. "It is a wonderful Christmas present for all who have been so faithful for so long."

Those interested in stopping Planned Parenthood in their own communities can read the STOPP plan at
www.stopp.org and can contact Jim Sedlak at stopp@all.org to get help.

American Life League was co-founded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to natural death. For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Amarillo Globe News: Amarillo Office Plans Split from Planned Parenthood (19 December 2008)
http://www.amarillo.com/stories/121908/new_12069693.shtml

STOPP: Defeat Planned Parenthood:
http://www.stopp.org/planopen.htm

Diocese of Amarillo
http://www.amarillodiocese.org/

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Katie Walker
Director of Communication
American Life League
1179 Courthouse Road
Stafford, Virginia 22554
540.659.4942
kwalker@all.org
http://www.all.org/

Catholic League News Release

NATIVITY SCENES VANDALIZED NATIONWIDE

Every year we are flooded with reports from across the nation about nativity scenes being vandalized. This year was no different.

Here is a list of some of the incidents that came to our attention:

· In Sandusky, Ohio a 50-year old figure of the Baby Jesus was stolen from a downtown park; it was found a few days later hanging from a ceiling fan in the apartment of the thief who stole it
· A Christian pastor in Loma Linda, California was beaten and left in critical condition while decorating his church
· In Orange County, Florida a Christian church’s drive-through nativity scene was completely demolished by vandals
· The Blessed Virgin figure was stolen from a nativity scene in front of a home in Colorado Springs, Colorado
· Twice within a couple of weeks, the crèche in Norwood, Massachusetts was vandalized
· A drive-through nativity built by a Christian church in Stone Mountain, Georgia was destroyed
· In Waggaman, Louisiana, a 38-year old man, accompanied by two boys, trashed Christmas decorations at five homes
· A 50-year old statue of a shepherd was beheaded in a nativity scene in downtown Kingsport, Tennessee
· The Holy Family was stolen from a crèche outside of a home in New Albany, Indiana
· The nativity scene in front of a Christian church in Christoval, Texas was splattered with red paint
· Figures of the Baby Jesus were stolen from homes or churches in Memphis, Tennessee; Littlestown, Pennsylvania; Valrico, California; Akron, Ohio; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Andover, New York; Sumter, South Carolina; St. Charles, Illinois; Moberly, Missouri; Lehighton, Pennsylvania; Bismarck, North Dakota; Omaha, Nebraska; Paw Paw, Michigan; North Richland Hills, Texas; Eureka Springs, Arkansas; and Independence Mall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1536

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