Wednesday, November 19, 2008

News Updates, 11/19

Commentary: If a hate crime takes place in a forest, and nobody hears it,...
In San Francisco's Castro district, a handful of homosexual activists were peacefully chanting slogans when they were set upon by a mob of angry fundamentalist Christians, who surrounded and hounded them, shouting obscenities and threatening to kill them. One woman was thrown to the ground and kicked. Police intervened in time to prevent further violence, and escorted the small group...

Catholics Who Vote for Freedom of Choice Act Could Face Automatic Excommunication
When asked last week whether a Catholic politician voting for the Freedom of Choice Act would incur automatic excommunication from the Catholic Church, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago said the question would need to be discussed once the actual language of the bill was known. FOCA would impose nationwide abortion on demand and government funding of abortion.

When it comes to Church teachings, “I pick and choose“
California’s First Lady says she’s ‘a Cafeteria Catholic’

ABC Special Touts Sex Changes as Normal
Barbara Walters promised she would “raise the whole question” of what is a man and what is a woman. She never answered the question, she just preached 'tolerance'.

Religious Groups Want Obama to OK Tax-Funded Abortion, Zap Pro-Life Laws
A coalition of pro-abortion religious groups and denominations has sent incoming president Barack Obama a letter asking him to promote abortion. The groups want Obama to okay forcing taxpayers to fund abortions and urge him to sign a bill overturning pro-life laws nationwide. The letter is signed by the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice and several Jewish and mainline Protestant bodies.

Sparks fly as gay activist mob swarms Christians
'We're going to kill you. We know who you are'

Poland denies Barack Obama cannibal 'joke'
Episode could strain relations between Warsaw, Washington

"Homophobic" Speech Ruling Overturned in France
Deputy Christian Vanneste was convicted in 2006 of "homophobic" speech after stating that "homosexuality is inferior to heterosexuality. If it were universalized it would be dangerous for humanity."

Muslims converting to Christianity in Balkans
Albanians increasingly returning to the Church

Keyes sues to prove Obama's citizenship
President-elect says he was born in Hawaii in 1961
[Paternal granny says he was born in Kenya, Obama website admits 'dual citizenship']

Bishop: Educated Catholics have sown dissent [and Heresy, Schism]
Graduates spreading skepticism and confusion in Church?

Italian nuns refuse to carry out court order in 'right-to-die' case
Despite an Italian court's order, the religious who administer a hospice in Milan have refused to discontinue the feeding and hydration of Eluana Englaro, a severely disabled woman whose father won legal permission to end her life.

Fargo bishop prays for Obama's conversion
... to recognize dignity of human life from conception
[Others pray he converts from Mohammedanism to Christianity]

Convicted Arizona priest arrested in San Francisco
Violated probation in 2005, manhunt comes to an end

And with another view of this story we have:
“Roaming the streets targeting hitchhikers and runaways”
Fugitive ex-priest arrested outside San Francisco’s Most Holy Redeemer parish
[MHR seems to really have an attractive draw for the weirdos and the bizarre - well, it is in San Fransicko (as some say)]

Some abortion foes shifting focus to 'reduction'
...frustrated by failure to overturn Roe v. Wade

New Obama Advisor Backs Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Despite Failures
During the presidential campaign, there was little question that Barack Obama would reverse President Bush's limits on making taxpayers fund embryonic stem cell research. The person Obama named to manage transition activities related to bioethics issues appears to guarantee Obama's direction.

Charles plans to be 'Defender of Faith'
Dropping 'the' to appeal to multi-faith Britain

German Homeschooling Family Applies for Asylum in US
PURCELLVILLE, Virginia, Nov. 18, 2008 ( - A homeschooling family who recently fled Germany has filed for political asylum in the United States.

Cow Tax Proposal Would Threaten Agriculture Viability
“With the economy in bad shape and the possibility of a deep recession looming, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to levy new taxes—on cows and pigs,” American Farm Bureau Federation Director of Regulatory Relations Rick Krause told Wyoming Farm Bureau members at their annual meeting. Krause spoke in Sheridan on Nov. 7.
[Doesn't oppressive taxation brings about "Revolution"?]

Al-Qaida No. 2 insults Obama with racial epithet
CAIRO, Egypt – Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader used a racial epithet to insult Barack Obama in a message posted Wednesday, describing the president-elect in demeaning terms that imply he does the bidding of whites...In al-Qaida's first response to Obama's victory, al-Zawahri also called the president-elect — along with secretaries of state Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice — "house negroes."

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