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

Friday, January 6, 2017

Scientologists: Devoted or Downtrodden?




Although firmly committed to my Catholic faith, I have always been interested in understanding other belief systems.  I had heard about an off-beat religion called Scientology some time ago and picked up a few books about it.  I do not mean to be disrespectful towards any religion but the more I read, the more it appeared to be a cult, not a religion at all.  The past few years there have been several people coming out, claiming the abuses, etc., they experienced or witnessed within the church.  Their disclosures were horrifying.   Now comes the recent A&E series, “Scientology and the Aftermath.” 



In episode five, viewers are taken into the propaganda side of the so-called church along with another claim that brought me to tears.  Not only do followers have every aspect of their lives monitored and controlled, members of certain factions are forbidden to have children, and if a woman gets pregnant, she is coerced into getting an abortion or suffer dire consequences, i.e. segregation from other members, separation from her spouse and even forced into performing manual labor. After some further research, others have made the same claim.

What is wrong with this picture?  According to the Scientology website, “Scientology not only seeks to improve society through instilling a moral and ethical compass into people but also by getting them to do something positive to help others in society as a practical expression of their religious beliefs.” They also claim to be “the largest non-governmental Human Rights public information campaign on Earth, broadly promoting all 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to educate the public on everyone’s fundamental rights…”

Since when is forbidding procreation and forcing abortion moral or ethical? I wonder if the manual labor punishment used for those resisting abortion is their way to induce miscarriage? How can a religion educate the public on everyone’s fundamental rights (which includes LIFE) and refuse those rights to its followers and potential offspring?

Although the "church" disputes all claims against them, an in-depth investigation for potential human rights violations is called for ... don't you think?







Wednesday, January 4, 2017

WHO IS PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN? NOT THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA!


I have been under the weather and needed to take a little break from my rants.  Fear not, I am back.  Happy New Year to all, or is it?

“I never thought I’d see the day.”  A term used quite often, and one that sadly applies to my recent outrage. 

On January 1, 2017, a new law passed in California that bans police officers from charging minors with prostitution.   Law enforcement will have the option of taking them into temporary custody, under limited circumstances, i.e., if they are in immediate danger or need medical attention.     

So, if a minor is on the street, promoting themselves and appear healthy, they are left alone.  Doesn’t being a minor on the streets for the purpose of prostitution qualify as immediate danger?  Evidently just exposing themselves to beatings, drugs, and disease isn’t enough...     

According to California liberal legislators, the minors are victims and should not be treated as criminals.  Yes, they are victims,  but if they are not arrested and sent to juvenile hall how can they get the help they need to get off the streets?  

Thanks to liberal convoluted thinking, the pimps will be enjoying a bigger pay day, and we will see an increase in underage sex trafficking.  I am hoping there is enough outrage out there to have this law repealed.