Wednesday, March 29, 2017

LIBERALISM IN THE CHURCH REARS ITS UGLY HEAD (AGAIN)



I first received a bulletin announcement from a parish in the San Diego Diocese that in part said about an upcoming event … "Faith Not Fear"  The Vision of this Event: To form a united, mobilized, inspired group of leaders from our local faith communities that will work in partnership to protect each other and secure justice for everyone. The Purpose of this Event: The main purpose of the event is to obtain commitments from people to encourage them to join in efforts of forming solidarity teams that will respond to ICE raids; stand against instances of hate; and to resist moves to return to “tough on crime” and “stop and frisk” policing policies.  Attendees will be commissioned to form teams and receive follow-up training.”  Then I read following seminar information that was sent to me from the Diocese of San Diego, and my anger grew:

"We will commit to work together and take action to build power and harness our faith to:
• Save our healthcare  • Support families affected by mass deportation and build a rapid response system
• Reform systemic injustices of mass incarceration   • Embrace all people by opposing the Muslim ban and religious intolerance

On April 19, put your faith in action with Bishop Robert McElroy and local faith leaders, including:  • Bishop George Dallas McKinney • Bishop Terrell Fletcher • Bishop Mathes • Imam Taha Hassane  • Rev. Kathleen Owens • Rabbi Devorah Marcus"




With all due respect to church leaders, especially Bishop McElroy, when will they get their liberal
heads out of the sand and realize what they are doing to the law-abiding, taxpaying parishioners who support law and order and protecting our families and country?  We are having liberal beliefs rammed down our throats, even when those beliefs are without merit and serve only as a way to undermine the safety and security of the United States, bankrupt our social services and turn our country into a Socialist, lawless nation.   

How can religious leaders advertise an event that misleads the public?    “Mass deportations”, “mass incarcerations” and “Muslim ban”?  There have not been any mass deportations and none have been called for - nor have there been any mass incarcerations.  And, then the Muslim ban.  Give me a break, the countries that are on the ban list are those who have terrorist ties.  Obama had the same list during his administration and never once was there a “Faith Not Fear” seminar. 

How can religious leaders, in good conscience, comfort the thousands of families who have lost loved ones killed by illegal immigrants or by the drugs they bring across the border while supporting sanctuary cities that protect those same criminals?   

How can religious leaders comfort citizen parishioners who cannot support their families because they can’t find even low wage jobs – those taken by illegal immigrants who are willing to defraud the government and work under the table. 

How can religious leaders expect citizen parishioners to follow the law of the land yet expect our tax dollars to support those who do not?   Illegal immigrants fraudulently acquire social services such as food stamps, welfare and free medical … all while some continue disrespecting our flag and refusing to assimilate.  Think about it – if citizens are caught defrauding social programs they are fined and/or jailed for fraud.  If citizens don’t pay taxes or get caught working under the table, they are fined and/or jailed. 

How can religious leaders say thoroughly vetting immigrants/refugees before entry into our country is wrong?  Does that mean parents shouldn’t be allowed to vet babysitters and daycare centers or employers potential employees?  Even churches vet those who work with children.  What’s the difference?  It’s all for protection, correct? 

How can religious leaders refuse law enforcement being tough on crime?  Isn’t that what they are sworn to do? I guess it shouldn't surprise me - they are no longer tough on sin.  Illegal immigration is stealing and lying - fraudulently receiving services meant for others, yet they condone it.

To those involved:  Before holding that meeting, you might want to consider the consequences.  The more you promote lawlessness and liberalism the more you will lose faithful, law-abiding citizens in the pews.  We do not hate immigrants, refugees or even illegal immigrants … we just want to make sure those who enter our country are not a threat, those who are here and a threat removed, and those who are fraudulently receiving benefits caught and penalized. 

One more question:  Is the money churches receive for refugee resettlement more important than the security of our nation and its citizens?



Some Interesting and Eye Opening Statistics


                                                                   Most recent study:


                                                          

 



There are currently approximately 2.1 million legal or illegal immigrants with criminal convictions living free or behind bars in the U.S., according to ICE's Secure Communities office. Each year, about 900,000 legal and illegal immigrants are arrested, and 700,000 are released from jail, prison, or probation. ICE estimates that there are more than 1.2 million criminal aliens at large in the U.S.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Are Liberals Disrupting Christianity?

Liberalism is infecting the Catholic Church leadership at an alarming rate which further proves the goal of the Democratic party of inciting a “Catholic Spring.”  At a recent conference, Bishop Robert McElroy of the San Diego Diocese, stated, “President Trump was the candidate of disruption. He was the disrupter, he said. Well now, we must all become disrupters. We must disrupt those who would seek to send troops into our streets to deport the undocumented, to rip mothers and fathers from their families. We must disrupt those who portray refugees as enemies rather than our brothers and sisters in terrible need. We must disrupt those who train us to see Muslim men and women and children as sources of fear rather than as children of God. We must disrupt those who seek to rob our medical care, especially from the poor. We must disrupt those who would take even food stamps and nutrition assistance from the mouths of children.”
 
Bishop McElroy’s statements reflect liberalism at its core; inciting unnecessary and unwarranted fear, labeling conservatives (including faithful Catholics) as uncaring racists, calling for disruption of the current administration, encouraging lawlessness and ignoring national security.  His statement is not only inflammatory but also further attempts to delegitimize the Presidency and voice of the people. 
 
As Christians, we are called to care for those less fortunate, but not at the expense of the hardworking American taxpayers who are supporting a system of handouts rather than hand-ups.  Welfare and food stamps are temporary aides to citizens in need, not a way of life – which it has become.  The incentive to find work, even when jobs are available has diminished.  The welfare and food stamp programs were not designed to support millions of illegal immigrants that work under the table and fraudulently receive assistance at the same time. 
 
As Christians, we are called to help the oppressed, but not at the expense of National Security and the security of our families.  Contrary to liberalist arguments, President Trump is doing what he swore to do…. protect the citizens of the United States.  It has nothing to do with “Muslim Hating,” but rather the country from which refugees are coming  - the countries identified by this and the prior administration of having terrorist ties -  the countries that tout hatred of Americans and our way of life. 
 
Contrary to what Bishop McElroy claims (as do other liberals), President Trump is not out to destroy families.  He has publicly stated his concern, consideration, and compassion for the children, but of course, those comments were not reported by the liberal media. He is rounding up illegal immigrants and deporting those who have criminal records and considered a threat. He is not taking food away from the mouths of the hungry. Instead, he is creating jobs so people can feed their families rather than rely on public assistance, and at the same time identifying the fraud and abuse that is rampant.  He is not taking away medical care, but revamping the travesty called Obamacare that failed in all its promises.  It’s not affordable, many lost their trusted physicians, and those who can’t afford the increasingly rising premiums are penalized by the IRS for not buying it. 
 
What Bishop McElroy should be disrupting is the lack of common sense within the Democratic party as it pertains to immigration.  We are a nation of immigrants that came here to for a better, secure life – willing to work and defend our Country and its flag – not take advantage of overwhelmed social programs, disrespect our laws and refuse to learn our language and assimilate.  He should be disrupting the public acceptance of moral decline.  If he is concerned about families being torn apart, he should be disrupting babies being torn from the womb, piece by piece.  Abortion is the greatest disrupter of families.  He should be disrupting those who are suing and forcing Catholics and other Christians to abandon their beliefs by accepting and performing actions or services contrary to their faith.  He should be disrupting substandard care for United States Veterans, the unlivable salaries of the military, and lack of concern for the elderly barely able to survive on Social Security. 
 
As stated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church:

2238 Those subject to authority should regard those in authority as representatives of God, who has made them stewards of his gifts: "Be subject for the Lord's sake to every human institution. . . . Live as free men, yet without using your freedom as a pretext for evil; but live as servants of God. Their loyal collaboration includes the right, and at times the duty, to voice their just criticisms of that which seems harmful to the dignity of persons and to the good of the community.
2239 It is the duty of citizens to contribute along with the civil authorities to the good of society in a spirit of truth, justice, solidarity, and freedom. The love and service of one's country follow from the duty of gratitude and belong to the order of charity. Submission to legitimate authorities and service of the common good require citizens to fulfill their roles in the life of the political community.
2240 Submission to authority and co-responsibility for the common good make it morally obligatory to pay taxes, to exercise the right to vote, and to defend one's country:
2245 The Church, because of her commission and competence, is not to be confused in any way with the political community. She is both the sign and the safeguard of the transcendent character of the human person. "The Church respects and encourages the political freedom and responsibility of the citizen."
2246 It is a part of the Church's mission "to pass moral judgments even in matters related to politics, whenever the fundamental rights of man or the salvation of souls requires it. The means, the only means, she may use are those which are in accord with the Gospel and the welfare of all men according to the diversity of times and circumstances."
2241 The more prosperous nations are obliged, to the extent they are able, to welcome the foreigner in search of the security and the means of livelihood which he cannot find in his country of origin. Public authorities should see to it that the natural right is respected that places a guest under the protection of those who receive him.
 
Political authorities, for the sake of the common good for which they are responsible, may make the exercise of the right to immigrate subject to various juridical conditions, especially with regard to the immigrants’ duties toward their country of adoption. Immigrants are obliged to respect with gratitude the material and spiritual heritage of the country that receives them, to obey its laws and to assist in carrying civic burdens. 


To Bishop McElroy and other left-leaning church leaders:  Your words are alienating the faithful ...  Those who love God and country – those who want to keep our families and country safe - those who want to mend the tattered moral fabric of our nation - those who fight for the rights of the unborn, disabled and elderly - those who want America to be strong and prosperous. 
Don’t be the pawns in the call for a “Catholic Spring” or demise of Christianity as a whole.   

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Sin of Security?



President Trump’s executive order banning entry into the United States from citizens of several countries that have established ties to terrorism has unleashed undue hysteria by the left.  It's difficult to understand why, because those countries in question were originally identified by the Obama administration.  The ban is not unconstitutional by any means, and the judge in Seattle had no right to interfere with the executive order, especially with an opinion based on liberal ideals, not the U.S. Constitution.  The same applies to the Ninth "Circus" Court more liberalism and no constitutionalism.   

However, the topic of this post is not the constitutionality of the ban or subsequent leftist court cases.  Let's discuss the moral side of this issue from the Catholic standpoint. 

There have been several Church leaders blasting the Trump administration over the ban, stating it does not follow Christian beliefs.  Now, when these opinions came out, those of us who are devout Catholics and agree with the ban found ourselves questioning whether we are living in a state of sin.  It’s not that we don’t care about refugees, we do, but we also care about our families and national security.     

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church: 

2241 The more prosperous nations are obliged, to the extent they are able, to welcome the foreigner in search of the security and the means of livelihood which he cannot find in his country of origin. Public authorities should see to it that the natural right is respected that places a guest under the protection of those who receive him.

Political authorities, for the sake of the common good for which they are responsible, may make the exercise of the right to immigrate subject to various juridical conditions, especially with regard to the immigrants’ duties toward their country of adoption. Immigrants are obliged to respect with gratitude the material and spiritual heritage of the country that receives them, to obey its laws and to assist in carrying civic burdens. 

According to Section 2241 – Paragraph 1:  If our nation is prosperous and if we are able to assist, we should, but are we prosperous and is the ability available?  Look at our deficit - that is not a sign of prosperity ... And one would think that since our social programs are already financially burdened by record numbers of recipients, including illegal immigrants, allowing refugees into our country would put them into those same social programs until (or if) employment is found. The only way to increase funds in social programs would be to increase taxes, which puts the burden on us the taxpayers and it is a known fact non-citizens have taken many jobs away from citizens because they are willing to accept lower pay (or get paid under the table).        

The same applies to Section 2241 – Paragraph 2:  One would think President Trump is acting for the sake of the common good for which he is responsible.  If we cannot properly vet the refugees coming in from the countries in question, we cannot be assured they would respect the material and spiritual heritage of the country that receives them, obey its laws, etc. 

We mean no disrespect, but it appears the Catechism is quite clear and should be interpreted with a literal, NOT liberal spin.  We understand the compassion and concern of Church leaders behind the criticism of the executive order, but that compassion and concern needs to be first afforded those of us living in the United States.  Our faith, compassion and concern should not be questioned, nor should wanting to protect our families considered a sin. We care about the refugees and appreciate the position they are in; however, we’ve also seen and experienced the devastation from terrorist attacks inside our borders.  We know the chances of more attacks are likely due to the lack of due diligence by the former administration.  In fact, both sides of the aisle have agreed the current vetting process is lacking.  Until a more thorough vetting process can be implemented, we expect this President to protect us and he swore to God he would do so.  Let him do his job.   

And, let us not forget: 

1 Timothy 5:8 – “But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
 
Ezekiel 33 - …”But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman’s hand.”   


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Slime is Obstructing Confirmations




With the election of President Trump, our country is heading in a positive direction.  His election also provides a plethora of blog post topics thanks to the childish and divisive behavior of the Democrats.   

The complete cabinet should have been sworn in by now.  Obama’s cabinet picks sailed through but thanks to the likes of Elizabeth Warren, Chuck Schumer, and Maxine Waters,  confirmations are dragging.  These delays are unprofessional, unpatriotic, attention-seeking tirades from crybabies who still cannot believe their beloved Hillary lost.  They refuse to “man-up,” respect the election results and support the newly elected President by confirming his team along with his Supreme Court nomination.   

Of course, their followers … the leftist, zombie, mostly non-voting, unemployed koolaid drinkers are just as childish and dispicible.  Along with engaging in riots (or for the faint of heart snowflakes -  cowering in corners with sippy cups of hot chocolate), they recently attacked black Senator Tim Scott for supporting Senator Sessions as Attorney General by tweeting racial epithets.  This is tolerance?  Which party is racist?   

Delaying confirmations hurts our country.  It impedes the progress President Trump promised for all Americans.  Elizabeth Warren and her cronies aren’t doing any of this for the benefit of citizens, it’s out of spite and to boost their political bankrolls for the next election cycle.  Their lack of respect for the President and the American political process is contemptable.   They are the slime in the swamp that will hopefully be removed come reelection time. 



Thursday, February 2, 2017

Liberal Democrats: A Platform of Tolerance or Terrorism?


Enough is enough.  While leftist politicos do their best to disrupt a peaceful transition of power, Kool-aid drinking followers continue their tantrums protesting at UC Berkeley because of a scheduled appearance by conservative activist and journalist Milo Yiannopoulos.  Protest?  No, it was a riot plain and simple property damage, threats to the life of the President of the United States and physical attacks on conservatives wanting to exercise their freedom and educate themselves.    

This is not free speech, folks.  This is not civil disobedience.  This is domestic terrorism.  All who participated in the riot should be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  Prosecuted not for misdemeanor property damage or assault, but for felony hate crimes.  

What is more reprehensible is the lack of public outrage from the progressive side of the Democratic party.  Outrage?  Of course not, they are not only ignoring these crimes but also encouraging them.  For crying out loud, even a former member of Obama’s administration called for a coup.  We can thank Obama and his leftist cronies for pampering and coddling rather than promoting responsibility and accountability. We can thank them for dividing our country by fear-mongering and flat out lies.   We can thank them for redefining tolerance.  Robert Green Ingersoll once said, “Tolerance is giving every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.”  Not any more, tolerance is now blessed only upon those who agree with liberal ideology. 

When Obama was elected, those not happy with the results didn’t riot.  Colleges did not cancel classes and offer safe areas, hot chocolate and play dough.  There wasn’t a despicable woman’s march that had no real “theme,” but preached tolerance while featuring celebrities spewing nothing but expletive laced hate towards our President and anyone believing differently than them.

Political correctness be damned.  If you don’t love our country enough to respect the voice of the people and be a messenger of hope, healing and true tolerance, then you don’t deserve the freedoms and benefits she provides.  Pack your bags and get out.  That goes for the cry-baby liberal members of the House and Senate as well.  You are all a disgrace and embarrassment deserving of nothing but removal from office.

Monday, January 30, 2017

BREAKING!!! The Most Vulnerable Already Banned Entry



Liberals are protesting President Trump’s recent executive order postponing entry into the United States of people from seven countries identified by the Obama administration as risks to national security.  The countries currently included in the ban do have Muslims, but other countries have a higher population and are not on the list. The ban is based on areas with known terror ties, not religion. 
 
“We the People” are once again being erroneously branded with descriptors such as heartless, un-Christian, cruel, etc., and once again Hollyweird is getting on the bandwagon, even though no one has seen them open the doors to their mansions.  (Let us not forget, Mr. George Clooney was upset a refugee camp was just outside his villa in Italy.  He should have been thrilled and allowed them to camp on his lawn, don’t you think?) 
 
President Trump is doing what he swore an oath to do – protect the citizens of this country, just as previous Presidents have done – Democrat and Republican.  The anger is coming not because of a Muslim ban reported in fictional lamestream media stories, but from the same snowflakes that are continuing their temper tantrum over President Trump’s election.  What comes next will be more hot chocolate, play dough and college students missing classes due to trauma. 
 
Do you know where the anger should be focused?  Planned Parenthood’s ban on babies - the most marginalized citizens within our own borders.  3,000 babies are ripped from the womb and callously dismembered each and every day.

Hey, libs ... you cry out BIGOTRY?  Nothing cries out bigotry more than the 14,500,000 black babies aborted since 1973.  Minority women constitute only about 13% of the female population (age 15-44) and account for approximately 36% of the abortions because Planned Parenthood strategically locates their clinics in minority neighborhoods. 
 
Instead of ranting and raving over President Trump’s temporary ban on people entering our country, remember that CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME.  It’s time to hold Planned Parenthood and all abortion mills accountable for the permanent ban they instituted on the unborn and end it's mission of death and dismemberment. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

SCIENTOLOGY: PROMOTING THE CULTURE OF DEATH





In the A&E series, “Scientology- and the Aftermath,” Claire Headley, a former member, revealed she was forced into having an abortion because she was in a division of Scientology that forbade children.  “If a woman got pregnant, she would instantly be scheduled to get an abortion.”  She explained that this was because getting pregnant while a member of the Sea Organization was tantamount to wanting to leave.  She also revealed she knew women who had “up to six” abortions.   Through her tears, she spoke of regret for acquiescing to their demands, and I can relate in some respects.


I had two abortions in my younger years.  The first one was my decision - out of fear my parents would find out, and concern my upward mobility in the federal government would stall.   A few years later I got pregnant again.  Settled into my career, I felt I could handle being a single parent and that my parents would understand.  They advised me to abort, worrying my being an unwed mother would tarnish the family’s reputation.  Fearing the loss of their love and support, I complied.  In retrospect, I know my parents would never have abandoned me if I had held my ground.  I was probably not as ready as I thought and used them to justify my actions. 
 
At the time, I didn't believe I was aborting a child, neither did my parents.  We bought in to the pro-choice rhetoric of it not being a real baby so early on – that it was just “tissue.”  Consciously, my buying into that rhetoric worked, but subconsciously the guilt and regret grew, suppressed for over two decades by promiscuity and the abuse of alcohol with devastating results: becoming suicidal and institutionalized.  My parents suffered as well, and it took until they were in their 80’s to talk about it and share their remorse, realizing the "tissue" they encouraged me to abort was not only a child, but their grandchild. 
 
The difference between my story and Claire’s is that my fears, however real they felt, were unfounded.  She faced isolation from her spouse, other family members and the group as a whole, along with forced manual labor had she not followed their demands.  She had seen it happen to other women.  During the interview, she said,  “Inside, I’m dying. It’s like, my worst fear come true.  I have three beautiful children (born after she and her husband escaped) who are my life, but it doesn’t make it any easier to deal with it.”  The other difference is that I, along with my parents, mistakenly justified the abortions by the pro-choice rhetoric … Scientology doesn’t provide any justification whatsoever.  It’s all about manipulation and control of emotionally vulnerable, frightened women. 
 
I am grateful Claire was able to escape and now able to hopefully heal from her experience. I understand the predicament she was in and can only imagine the helplessness she felt.  Scientology pushed her into a corner… she had no choice.  My heart breaks for her and for all who have been and are still being victimized.
 
AND, what about the women still behind the razor-wired confines at the Gold Base in Hemet, CA -- those who have had abortions that are suffering in silence?   If they express regret to their fellow members, they will be considered blasphemers, questioning the church leadership, thus relegated to God knows what type of punishment.  What about those who are pregnant, experiencing the consequences Claire faced? 
 
Scientology is not a church but a cult of control.  It has no concern for the emotional well-being of its followers whatsoever.  You follow the rules or else. It not only doesn’t want to save mankind as it advertises but further promotes the culture of death. 
 
For those who have left the “church,” struggling with the emotional, spiritual and physical devastation of forced abortion (women and men) – there are healing programs that provide hope and healing.  Go to www.silentnomore.com , www.priestsforlife.org or www.rachelsvineyard.org for resources or a program near you.
 
For all others reading this post, watch “Scientology – and the Aftermath,” and see for yourself.  I’m sure you will be shocked and appalled.  Then you have a choice.  You can remain silent or share the outrage.  Contact your legislators and ask for an investigation into Scientology and their reported human rights violations as well as their IRS tax-exempt status as a "church".   


Note:  The Church of Scientology disputes the claims against them and their letters to A&E are available here