In the month of February alone, six public school employees have been arrested for sexually abusing a minor. And this is just in New York City! Common decency, as well as common sense, dictates that new laws designed to curb this problem should begin by targeting the public schools. Instead, Markey wants to give them a pass.
There is a bill that does not discriminate between private and public institutions. Assemblyman Michael Cusick and State Senator Andrew Lanza do not care where a child may have been molested, and that is why their bill covers students in all schools. Assemblywoman Markey thinks that equal coverage is wrong; she believes in selective justice, which is the highest expression of injustice.
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Now let’s discuss the abuse situation: Yes, the homosexual movement has infiltrated the Church and the result is the sex abuse scandal. This is a terrible thing, but if you will do some research you will find that this problem has been addressed and rectified greatly. Many of the charges of abuse have been brought against priests who are now dead and cannot defend themselves; many of the victims are bringing false charges to get as much money as they can. Some of the organizations that are supposedly helping the victims are doing so to try to bring down the Church and for no other reason. Those who have been abused deserve recompense and the offender deserves just punishment. And by the way, that goes for the other religions who have abusive clergy as well. The Catholic Church is not alone in this situation. The sexual abuse of children by school teachers, however, continues to this day, even locally. The abuse by teachers is an ongoing problem and many of the abusive teachers are transferred or protected by their unions; very little is written about them. Michael Goodwin, a columnist for the New York Post, recently cited documents showing that 7,300 teachers in New York City have been found deficient to teach but are protected by unions, at a cost of well over $100,000 each in salary and benefits. Moreover, there are some 500 teachers who have been convicted of criminal offenses, including assault, sex crimes, kidnapping, burglary, prostitution and lewdness. This is NYC alone-what must the nationwide figures be?
As far as the Church being out of step with the faithful I think it’s more of a case of the faithful being out of step with the Church! If a person, man or woman, does not agree with the teachings of the Church, they are free to leave and join another church of their choice; they are not held against their will. If someone is unhappy with the teachings of the Church why would they want to stay? Why would they want to change the Church when all they need to do is walk away and find a church that is in tune with their beliefs? Let me ask a question-if I were to join a fraternal organization would I need to adhere to their by-laws? Would I need to agree with their objectives? Or would I join and then try to change them to suit my thoughts? I hardly think I would be tolerated as many of the dissidents in the Catholic Church have been tolerated. And are any of those fraternal organizations barring women from joining? Many of them have within their organization a group which is formed especially for women. Good. But women are not allowed to join the original group; its men only. Why is no one upset about this discrimination?
And finally, the HHS mandate which is causing such a stir at this time is primarily an attack against the 1st Amendment rights of freedom of religion. If this is allowed to continue then many other rights and freedoms will be at risk for everyone, not just Catholics and Christians. The WH and administration, along with the willing media, are making this out to be a matter of contraception, which is merely a smokescreen. Now I must ask another question- if the left is so intent on the phrase get out of my bedroom when it comes to abortion, why should the rest of us be forced to pay for them? Why should we be forced to pay for birth control if we have religious tenets that oppose it? Oh, and by the way, the Catholic Church approves and highly recommends Natural Family Planning, not the rhythm method. Times have changed and much has been discovered medically since the 60s. We can now see into the womb and watch the baby within developing, waiting to be born. If more people regarded a baby as a gift and not a disease, the world would be a much better place in which to live.
Our freedoms are being attacked one by one and we need, as a nation, to say NO to this attack. We must protect our liberty, which according to our early founders, cannot exist without faith and morality.
We protest the Mandate forcing all businesses — not just religious institutions — to provide coverage of contraception, sterilizations, and abortion-inducing drugs, if even doing so violates their own moral convictions on these matters.
Rockford, Il – (ProLifeCorner.com) – 2-28-2012 – by James – Christians from throughout the Rockford area gathered at the People Of Praise building for a dinner and prayer celebrating the closing of Rockford’s abortion mill.
This celebration of life also raised money to help a local pro-life college student deal with the expenses from his courageous battle against leukemia.
A spirit of joy filled the room as pro-lifers were led in prayer by Fr. Kevin Butler and Fr. Steve Sabo. Eric Scheidler from the Pro-Life Action League spoke with passion about the faithful Rockford pro-life community that worked so long and hard to end the killing of children in this city. Eric also invited Rockford pro-lifers to bring their faith and love to the sidewalks outside the Aurora abortion mill that is only an hour from Rockford.
The heroic Christian witness of people such as Marie Gestrich, Danny McCarty, Vicki Johnson, and Mary Jane Stephan was celebrated at this dinner.
Each of these pro-life Christians spent over 25 years each praying and offering love and help to mothers in need at Rockford’s abortion mill.
The Brady family was also honored for their decades of opposition to abortion and for providing pro-lifers a safe and warm place in the Labor News building to rest while picketing. Using the Rockford Labor News, the Brady family ran an illegal abortionist out of Rockford in the 1940’s and played a major part in exposing to the public the evils of the Northern Illinois Women’s Center.
This was a celebration of the love of God and an evening of heartfelt thanksgiving that the killing of innocent children has ended in Rockford.
The following video is the first of two to be presented here at the Pro Life Corner. Please check back soon for part two.
This is good news. It means that the IRS harness on the clergy is officially off. Priests can now appoint “congregation captains” who will inform the faithful about attempts by the Obama administration to deny Catholics their First Amendment rights. By formally appealing to their parishioners to mobilize against the Obamacare legislation, priests will be faithfully implementing the president’s new initiative.
Bishops, of course, will be able to seize on this ground-breaking proposal by asking priests, nuns, brothers, school teachers—lay leaders of every cause—to get the word out about the draconian Health and Human Services edict.
In other words, by undoing the IRS muzzle on black ministers, Obama has also made it possible for bishops and priests to organize against his war on Catholics with impunity. The timing is auspicious
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