Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Petition protesting slur against Down syndrome delivered to GQ editors

Jamie Lesley 


July 25, 2011

GQ: Issue Apology for Down Syndrome Discrimination

Over 600 Supporters Sign Growing Petition Asking GQ Magazine to Apologize for Publishing Diversity Intolerance About Individuals with Down Syndrome

A letter and petition was delivered to GQ editors and staff, in regards to a slur about people with Down syndrome, published in their magazine on July 15, 2011. Ten days has passed since GQ Magazine’s offensive and demeaning prejudicial view was available for the world to read, and marks the tenth day, GQ has not apologized for approving this major social injustice.

Discriminatory views, disapproving attitudes, and uninformed misconceptions, about Down syndrome, like the one GQ’s author wrote, is the type of prejudice advocates are fighting against, through the petition, GQ: Issue Apology for Down Syndrome DiscriminationThis effort is in place to help rid our culture of derogatory remarks about people with Down syndrome through public recognition from GQ about their mistake. Disability rights and oppression must be addressed, in order to accept the 400,000 people in our nation, with the naturally occurring genetic anomaly diagnosed as Down syndrome. 

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

What Obama won't tell you about the budget

There's a lot of fat which could be cut from the Federal Budget to be sure. Both sides of this contentious debate have pet projects which they want to stay in the budget,  but some of President Obama's reveal a lot of disturbing facts about his sense of priorities.
When a family is in financial crisis, they cut expenditures down to the bare essentials. Those things which are really necessary, and it often is very instructive to see what a particular family considers necessary.
The fact that the Pew Research Center said that the wealth of minorities has hit a 25 year low, thanks to the Great Recession (is that one step up from a Minor Depression?) the Obama Administration's spending continues to focus on obtaining abortions for the poor, not helping them maintain their families or keep their homes, oftentimes, their only source of investment.
From the first days of the Obama Administration, abortion has been the President's number one priority as revealed in this Life Site News article. 

President Obama struck down the Mexico City policy by Executive Order three days after his inauguration in January 2009. His administration also restored $50 million in annual aid to the UNFPA with no comment about the China allegations, and has ignored further investigations by the Population Research Institute (PRI) confirming the UNFPA’s continued complicity in the gross maltreatment of Chinese citizens.
Earlier in the month, the U.S. Catholics bishops’ committee dealing with social justice issues and Catholic Relief Services urged U.S. House lawmakers to reinstate the ban on UNFPA funding and the Mexico City Policy.

Despite USCCB's offer to work out a budget which respects the poor and human dignity, the President and his allies stubbornly refuse to defund the UNPFA or Planned Parenthood which received in taxpayer funds this year according to this article from the Pro-life Alliance, and operates 80% of its killing centers in minority neighborhoods.

Abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood continue to receive hundreds of millions of tax dollars every year under Title X, which subsidizes their overhead for promoting abortion as they divert more and more resources towards the killing of the unborn.   In 2010, Planned Parenthood revealed a total income of $1.1 billion. Taxpayers shelled out $363 million to pad the abortion provider's bottom line through federal and state grants and contracts (or 33% of its entire income).

This stunning expenditure for a for-profit agency which focuses on killing children reveals that Obama is using the budget debate to demonize Republicans as immoveable while protecting his supporter's interests. According to the Faith and Freedom Foundation, Planned Parenthood Director Cecile Richards has bragged on Twitter about her unprecedented access to the White House and attended an expensive fundraiser with the President last May for Texas abortionists. You are known by the company you keep, Mr Obama!

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Good News about Catholics; they like orthodoxy

In fact. some leave the Church in search of it, according to this news release from the Catholic League. Its not that the Church isn't orthodox enough on matters of faith and morals, its probably that they don't see it in their local parish.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on new survey data profiling Catholicism:
All we ever hear from the wild-eyed critics of the Catholic Church, including the dissidents within, is that the Church had better "get with it" and change its teachings on abortion, homosexuality and women's ordination. Yet it is precisely those religious institutions that are the most liberal on these issues—the mainline Protestant denominations—that are collapsing. Not so the Catholic Church. Indeed, its numbers are going north while the mainline denominations are going south.
The latest findings by the "Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership" project, a collaborative effort with Georgetown University's Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, are illuminating. In the last 40 years, the Catholic population has increased by 75 percent; it has grown by 50 percent since 1990. More important, Catholic attendance at Mass is up 15 percent since 2000. And in the last five years, contributions have increased by 14 percent. It is also important to note that there has been a 40 percent increase in Latinos in the Church over the past five years.
Shedding more light on the statistics is a study released a few months ago by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion. Its "Landscape Survey" found that of those Catholics who have left the Church, roughly half became unaffiliated while the other half became Protestant. Regarding the latter half, only 23 percent did so because of the Church's teachings on abortion and homosexuality; only 16 percent left because of the way women are treated. Importantly, two-thirds of these Catholics elected to join a Protestant evangelical church.
In other words, disaffected Catholics who left for another religion opted to join a more conservative church. That they did not run down the block in search of a mainline denomination—one that entertains the liberal agenda on issues governing sexuality and women—is telling.
It's time some people took a hard look at the data and made some hard choices. This is great news for the Catholic Church.
Contact our director of communications about Donohue’s remarks:
Jeff Field
Phone: 212-371-3191

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Useless Eaters

I was doing some research today for my interview on The SonRise Morning Show with Brian Patrick and came across this website called "Useless Eaters". Written by Dr Mark Mostert of Regent University it is a somber but crucial reminder of how an entire segment of German society was marked for elimination and how those who love people with special needs can look for these warning signs in society;
role of science
power of ideas
complicity of the medical profession
and more eerily, the role of propaganda
Over 70,000 people with disabilities and mental illnesses were exterminated by the Nazis. They were the first to die in the gas chambers because no one cared about them. Once the Nazis saw they got away with murder of these innocent people, then the death camps were opened for the rest of society. 
We don't stand up for those who are small and invisible (the unborn babies) we seldom stand up for those who are elderly and frail, will we stand up for the disabled before Kathleen Sibelius and the 15 appointed members of the death panels, now called Independent Patient Advisory Boards IPAB, make medical decisions in Washington for our families?
She testified before Congress last week and was questioned by Joe Pitts, Paul Ryan and Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council who said,
 “This Board, made up of 15 unelected members of the President’s choosing, will be the sole authority over what kind of care–if any–we receive,” he explained. “Starting in 2015, IPAB will be tasked with bringing down medical costs–and unless Congress can find a super-majority to oppose them, IPAB’s recommendations will carry the force of law.”
“The Board could deny payment for certain care or medications, change the service options doctors have, and drive expensive, life-saving treatments out. Instead of discussing the options with your doctor, IPAB will be sitting at the controls in Washington making health decisions for you,” Perkins explained.
“What should control health care isn’t IPAB. It isn’t even Congress. What should control health care is the relationship between doctors and patients. Injecting more government into the equation only punishes patients and squeezes out the cutting-edge science that could treat them. This is just one more reason to contact your congressmen and tell them to not rest until ObamaCare is laid to rest,” Perkins said.
This is the beginning of eugenics for the rest of America. We sat relatively quietly while 50 million of  our unborn babies were killed by abortion and countless frail elderly and sick were starved by having their food and water cut off. Now its our turn, soon we'll be fighting the bureaucracy for our lives, and there will be no one left to defend us.
We deserve it if we allow Obamacare survive this next election. 
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

GQ controversy: Down Syndrome comment

GQ controversy: Down Syndrome comment
Dr Brian Skotko from Children's Hospital in Boston takes umbrage at GQ magazine's comment that Bostonians have "style Down syndrome".
He said, wearing tacky preppy whale pants, "make fun of my pants, NOT my sister!"

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Thousands of babies with Down syndrome aborted in UK

I knew this. Not the numbers, but the percentage. If over 90% of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted in all western nations, of course it adds up to thousands. Of course they are being aborted way after viability which is 22 weeks.

Shocking new statistics have been produced in England after a pro-life organization won its bid to make some abortion numbers public that the government had failed to disclose concerning abortions on disabled babies.The numbers reveal, thousands of babies victimized by abortion merely because they were mentally or physically disabled — including 500 abortions done on unborn children who have Down syndrome. In total, 2,290 abortions were done on disabled babies with 147 done after 24 weeks of pregnancy.
  The saddest part if how few knew this despite my efforts for the last five years to make this known. God bless the Pro-life Alliance  in the UK who fought for five years to have these tragic stats see the light of day.

“The ProLife Alliance is opposed to all abortion at any stage in pregnancy, but terminating the lives of babies at gestational ages when they could survive is always particularly horrifying,” Millington told the newspaper. “We have always argued that if these abortions are permitted under law, there should be no attempt whatsoever to hide details of the numbers or justifications.”
Do what you can to spread  society's knowledge of this evil, its the beginning of reform. Just as William Wilberforce had to hammer away at the British public for two decades about the evils of slavery, so pro-lifers have to tell the tales of horror endlessly until they awaken the consciences of their countrymen.
All life is sacred or no life is safe.

Read the article here. 

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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Sister Teresita, 103 years old, world's longest serving recluse

Sexual perversion sold to New Jersey teachers by Planned Parenthood

If you want to know what is coming for your school age child in public school sex indoctrination, you need to read this article in "Celebrate Life" magazine. 
Among the most disturbing aspects of the conference held in Somerset, NJ, was the attention given to educating younger children, and the disabled child. My daughter does NOT need teachers giving her sex advice. She may never have the capacity to make such moral decisions, and I want her innocence to be respected not violated. Children like Christina are at increased risk for sexual exploitation, and need to be protected, not desensitized to sex talk as this conference recommends. 

Another disturbing trend is the promotion of sexual exploitation of minors by adults. Yes, you read that right, and it makes me wonder if the adults who want access to our children are not designing this program in order to ease the grooming of innocent children for sexual assault.
 Read this excerpt from a recent article from Celebrate Life. 

A resources ad includes the cover image for Unequal Partners: Teaching about Power and Consent in Adult-Teen and Other Relationships, which portrays a muscular man delivering a fist to the ribs of a scrawny child embracing him. PP of Greater Northern New Jersey’s web site says, “This breakthrough manual helps young people make healthy decisions about relationships, especially those involving the power imbalances that can occur when there are significant age differences. 29 interactive lessons to help young people ages 10–17 . . . [e]xamine legal issues, including ‘age of consent,’ in their own state; [k]now the particular risks and issues regarding adult-teen relationships.”

If your child lives in New Jersey, I think Governor Christie would be most responsive to complaints about this conference, he's already the subject of a smear campaign by the teacher's unions on another front,  a sick conference like this, which provided sex education teachers Continuing Education Credits, is one more reason that such unions need to be reigned in. They are corrupting our children, destroying their innocence and urging them to trust Planned Parenthood who makes money off exploiting their sexual promiscuity,  rather than their own parents,  using our tax dollars.  This insanity has gone on long enough, this is one more argument for de-funding this evil organization. 
Enough is enough!

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