Thursday, May 24, 2012


I have tended to avoid the same-sex marriage issue in my blogs, as my primary focus has been the abortion issue.  But, I guess I have to finally "Come Out" to borrow the expression from those of same-sex attraction, on this issue, because I'm getting a little fed up with the doubled standard of those who cry "Hate", while they themselves are saturated with vitriol.     

First of all, I personally, am not a HATER!  And I am getting sick and tired of being labeled as such by homosexual activists, simply because of my belief that marriage is an estate between one man and one woman!  

President Obama used the full weight of his office, to express his personal and political "belief" , that same-sex couples should have the "right" to get married.

Now, homosexual activists, in protest against a statement posted on a Catholic Church's Marquee, which read:  "Two men are friends, not spouses", have posted such signs outside the church as, "Holy Mother Virgin Whore" and "Jesus freaks pray for death".  Harassing phone calls of the most vile nature, were also made to the parish.  

WOW! I ask you - who is a HATER? 

There is definitely a double-standard here. No one should hate anyone. But why is it, that those of same-sex attraction can belly-ache about every wrong (perceived or actual) perpetrated against them, while they seem to feel perfectly within their rights to be as vitriolic as they choose against anyone who opposes their agenda?   

Religious faiths are "Belief Systems".  If you don't believe what they espouse, you don't join that religion etc.  I have never joined the Jehovah's Witnesses or the Mormons, because I cannot assent to how they interpret the Bible.    

It is our First Amendment which guarantees our Freedom of Religion. Therefore, even though I do not agree with the Jehovah's Witnesses or Mormons, I do not have the right to insult, harass or intimidate them in any way, so as to deny them their right to believe as they so choose.

Am I a HATER because I do not hold with the same religious opinions and beliefs as the Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormons?

We have seen such a deluge of linguistic gymnastics in the past decades, that I don't know how anyone can keep up with it.  How does anyone know, from one day to the next, where they stand - when it comes to such terms as "Hate Crimes" - which now have been stretched farther than the cartoon character, Baby Plaz.

So today, apparently, I, as a devout Roman Catholic, who believes the Catholic Churches interpretation of marriage, as being between one man and one woman, qualifies me as a "Hater - or that I am ascribing to hateful beliefs, at the very least. 

So I ask myself - do I hate homosexuals?  I can personally and honestly answer NO - I do not hate anyone!  If I did hate anyone, I would be breaking the 5th commandment, "Thou Shalt Not Kill" , which as a Catholic child, I was taught covered even "Hating my brother, sister neighbor".

I can also honestly say, that I hold no negative feelings whatsoever against anyone of the same-sex attraction.  I can even say, that I can understand their human need to love and be loved, and how faith beliefs which forbid homosexual "acts" can cause them a major problem in this area.

There were many times in my own life, when following my Catholic Faith, presented huge challenges for me.  It has never been easy, especially in this modern era, to remain faithful to my Christian, particularly Catholic beliefs. There were even times when I felt barred from certain of life's natural pleasures and benefits due to those beliefs. It was not always easy for me to say, "Thy will be done".  In fact, God forgive me, there were even times when I said to God, "Ok God, I will do it - but I just want you to know that I'm doing it under protest."    

In the long run, though this filly yanked at the bit quite often, I eventually began to see more clearly where it was that my master was leading me. My attitude changed from that of feeling repressed by my Catholic Faith, to one of fully realizing that I was being called to something higher than my own human fallen nature was leading me.

Now, President Obama has, in my eyes, placed himself above that of my Christian faith, and positioned himself as the new Head of my religious beliefs, just as King Henry XVIII did in 16th century England.
Any churches who attempt to profess beliefs, such as marriage being between one man and one woman, will be portrayed as being hateful and bigoted, and even guilty of taking away people's civil rights.   

Totalitarian regimes, down through time, have employed similar tactics to destroy churches, religious belief, and any dissenting opinion on issues that the "tolerance" crowd of the time did not tolerate.

Now, those homosexuals who do not like the teachings of the Christian Faith, to which I ascribe, will be able to "Hate" me - with impunity. 

To be cont ....

Monday, May 21, 2012

Update on the proposed School Based Health Center District 116

This is the letter that was sent to all the village Mayors and Trustees of Round Lake, Round Lake Heights, Round Lake Beach and Round Lake Park.

District 116 is taking the School Based Health Center show on the road looking for support from the villages that feed the school.

Dear  Trustee,

The Truth in Healthcare Coalition is writing to you today because we are aware that, proponents of the School Based Health Center in Round Lake School District 116, will present their case for village support.  The Truth in Healthcare Coalition would like to share some information with you, to give you a better grasp on this important issue.  A representative of The Truth in Healthcare Coalition was in the audience on Monday evening, May, 14th and reported that the presentation raised several issues that we would like you to research.

In the presentation, the issue of potential taxpayer funding arose.  The presenter was very clear that no tax dollars would be used for the School Based Health Center (SBHC).  Note the change in name from School Based Clinics to School Based Health Centers.  The SBHC accepts Medicaid funding and is also a recipient of Title X funding; both entities are totally taxpayer funded.  Title X, created in 1970, specifically allocated for lower income families, is the only Federal grant program dedicated solely to providing individuals with comprehensive family planning and related health services.  By law, priority is given to persons in low income families and uninsured people, including those not eligible for Medicaid.  By law, Title X funds may not be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.  However, we know that one fourth of Title X funds are allocated to Planned Parenthood.  Planned Parenthood is the number one abortion provider in America. 

On November 28th, 2011, the Round Lake School District held an open meeting to present the plans for the SBHC.  Brenda Bannor was the presenter at this meeting and also at the May 14th, 2012 meeting.  There were a few vital discrepancies.   At the November 28th, meeting she made it clear that once a consent form was signed by a parent, he or she would not be notified when a child came to the clinic for mental health or reproductive issues.  Of course this is true, because confidentiality is protected federally protected by law, regardless of age. On top of which, Illinois has no parental consent law for abortion. 

There was also a discrepancy in the two talks on the sliding pay scale.  Why are we even considering placing a clinic in the school?  This is a duplication of services already provided by the County Health Departments and Emergency Rooms.  Federal law mandates that, anyone coming into an emergency room, regardless of insurance or legality, must be treated.  Everyone seeking medical care today, has a wait time, including those with insurance and those without insurance.  The Coalition feels that school space should be utilized for academic programs.     

At the beginning of Brenda's presentation, she mentions the ethnic makeup of the high school, identifying a largely Hispanic population.  She then goes on to say that, while teen birthrates are going down nationwide, they are on the rise in District 116.  After Brenda identified this increasing teen birthrate, she contradicted herself by saying that mental health issues are the number reason for visits to the SBHC.  The mental health umbrella is large, as many young girls discovering an unplanned pregnancy, will say, "my parents will kill me if I tell them,” creating a mental health issue in the minds of SBHC proponents.      
The typical strategy for implementing nationwide School Based Health Centers:
  • Creating an impression of need
  • Making connections only with public officials and groups who already support the clinic
  • Creating a blue ribbon committee packed with clinic supporters
  • Making sure that only parents who back the clinic are included in focus groups
  • If opposition surfaces against birth control and abortions, installing the clinic without them and then adding them after the clinic is established and the controversy dies down.
Round Lake's feasibility study claims that interviews and focus groups revealed widespread support for the SBBC, saying, "There is a will in the community" and that there is "unanimous agreement of need." If this is true, why does the study note that Reproductive health services and education are needed, but they are not sure of the community’s support?

Most SBBC advocates use materials from two organizations: Advocates for Youth (formerly the Center for Populations Options) and SIECUS (The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States). Both Advocates for Youth and SIECUS are in the forefront of the movement against allowing abstinence programs to be a choice for those who want them.

Enclosed is the original November 28, 2011 short video of Brenda's presentation along with poignant questions from parents in the audience.

Bonnie Quirke, R.N.

Right Choice

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Coat Hanger Pendants & A New Study From Chile On Maternal Deaths Associated With Illegal Abortion

For those of us who are pro-life, we are all very familiar with the very touching and charming Precious Baby Feet pins sold by Heritage House for $1.95 each.  Depicting an unborn child's precious little feet at approximately 10 weeks, it is a statement of the unborn child's humanity.

Recently, pro-abortion advocates came up with a similar idea in jewelry, meant to make their own statement. It was a (are you ready for this?) a Coat Hanger Pendent! A young abortion clinic escort tweeted about her charming coat hanger pendent, which she purchased from DCAbortionFund for the bargain price of $34.95. She then gave the link and encouraged others to treat themselves to the stylish jewelry with a message.  Yes, it was a little coat hanger on a necklace, promoting one of pro-abortion's favorite propaganda tools; the asserted numbers of women who died from illegal coat hanger abortions. 

So, let's take a look at this assertion by pro-abortion advocates, which we have been being propagandized with for decades.

Dr. Bernard Nathanson, one of the world's leading abortionists (who actually aborted his own child) wrote an article "Confession of an Ex-Abortionist" in which he outlined three chief tactics which he and his cohorts used to sell the idea of legal abortion in the U.S.  1.) "We persuaded the media that the cause of permissive abortion was a liberal, enlightened, sophisticated one. Knowing that if a true poll were taken, we would be soundly defeated, we simply fabricated the results of fictional polls. We announced to the media that we had taken polls and that 60% of Americans were in favor of permissive abortion. This is the tactic of the self-fulfilling lie."    2.)  "We systematically vilified the Catholic Church and its 'socially backward ideas' and picked on the Catholic hierarchy as the villain in opposing abortion. This theme was played endlessly. We fed the media such lies as 'we all know that opposition to abortion comes from the hierarchy and not from most Catholics' and 'Polls prove time and again that most Catholics want abortion law reform'.  The media drum-fired all this into the American people, persuading them that anyone opposing permissive abortion must be under the influence of the Catholic hierarchy and that Catholics in favor of abortion are enlightened and forward-looking. An inference of this tactic was that there were no non-Catholic groups opposing abortion. The fact that other Christian as well as non-Christian religions were  (and still are) monolithically opposed to abortion was constantly suppressed, along with pro-life atheists' opinions."     NOTE: My personal apologies to all non-Catholics for believing all these years that you were not behind us Catholics in our fight against abortion.  Tactic Number 3.)  This was the denigration and suppression of all scientific evidence that life begins at conception. "A favorite pro-abortion tactic is to insist that the definition of when life begins is impossible; that the question is a theological or moral or philosophical one, anything but a scientific one." 

FINALLY    Dr. Nathanson went on to say, that a truthful poll of opinion then, in the 1960's, would have actually revealed that most Americans were against permissive abortion!  Yet, within five years of founding NARAL in 1968, we had convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to issue the decision which legalized abortion throughout America in 1973 and produced virtual abortion on demand up to birth.  Dr. Nathanson went on to explain how they aroused enough sympathy to sell permissive abortion by ratcheting up the actual number  of illegal abortions done annually in the U.S, from 100,00 to 1,000,000!

Now of all the propaganda lies we've been hearing from the abortion crowd, the one we've heard the most is the familiar coat hanger assertion; that if abortion were outlawed, women would be forced once again, into "back-alley abortions" where presumably they would be aborted with a dirty coat-hanger.  This has been a very visual and visceral tool, which has struck fear into women, as well as their partners and family for decades - thus the lovely and terrifying coat-hanger pendent was designed and marketed in order to keep this fear in the public eye.

Now a new ground-breaking abortion study from Chile, published in the scientific journal "PLosOne", has found that illegal abortion is NOT associated with maternal mortality.  Before 1989 abortion was legal in Chile; after 1989 it became illegal. The author of the controversial new study explains what happened to women's health.

Dr. Elard S. Koch, an epidemiologist from the Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Chile, and the lead author of the study said:  "The Chilean study is the first in-depth analysis of a large time series, year by year, of maternal deaths and their determinants, including years of education, per capita income, total fertility rate, birth order, clean water supply, sanitation, and childbirth delivery by skilled attendants, including simultaneously different historical policies."

Finally, Dr. Koch went on to say, that the study confirmed "abortion prohibition is not related to overall rates of maternal mortality. In other words, making abortion illegal does not increase maternal deaths: it is a matter of scientific fact in our study" 

Gee!  I guess Chileans will not be purchasing any coat-hanger pendents to hang around their necks, any time soon. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Do you now anyone who could use some remedial leg breaking?

Jesus Will Break Your Leg If He Has To

Posted by Ann Barnhardt - April 30, AD 2012 5:59 PM MST
Oh, how fortuitous. After our discussions about how Marxist-homosexualists have attempted to drain all of the masculinity out of the Church, and also out of Christ Himself, today I find the most wonderful thing via Fr. Z. at Fr. Ray Blake's blog.
The context of Fr. Blake's original piece is about heresy in the Church, but it applies not only to full-blown heretics, but really everyone, because every sin is, in a sense, a heresy.

Long story short: When a shepherd would go out and search for a lost sheep that had wandered off, when he found the lost lamb, he would BREAK OR DISLOCATE ITS LEG, and then carry it back to the flock on his shoulders. This husbandry technique is called "hobbling." We have all seen that image. Yeah. He wasn't carrying it because it was fun. He was carrying the lamb because he had intentionally crippled it.

Why? Why break the animal's leg? First, to keep it from wandering off again. Second, in order to train it to stay with the flock. While the leg was mending, the lamb would NOT wander off and learned to stay with the fold. This was done not just to protect the straying lamb, but also to protect the rest of the flock. Sheep are very gregarious. If one is heady and heads off on some tangent, the rest of the flock might go after it instead of staying with the shepherd.

In terms of the actual breaking of the leg, you might be thinking that a broken leg would kill an animal or be massively cruel. You would be wrong. The folks who taught me the cattle business used to herd and drive wild animals like elk and reindeer up on the tundras of Canada. One time they came across a large herd of elk and one of the animals had a totally fractured hind leg. The bone was totally severed and the leg was flopping completely free as the animal ran with the herd on three legs. When they came back to that herd a few weeks later, they spotted the animal, and its leg was almost fully healed. It had a slight deformity, but it was running on the broken leg. The point is that animals have a massive pain tolerance such that their perception of pain is fundamentally different than that of human pain. Additionally, they have a capacity for physical healing that humans likewise do not have. A untreated compound fracture in a human leg would kill the human. But animals are different, so the shepherding technique of breaking or dislocating the leg of a straying lamb would have been standard operating procedure.

I looked this up, and sure enough, up until just within the last century, people understood the symbolism of the Good Shepherd fairly widely, as many people were still involved in animal agriculture on roughly the same technological level as that of 2000 years ago. The Church, and thus the people understood that if God gently guides you back to the fold, but you keep persistently wandering off and being disobedient to God's perfect will, endangering not only yourself but the rest of the flock as well, JESUS WILL PROVERBIALLY BREAK YOUR LEG, hoist you on His shoulders and haul you back to the flock. The alternative would be to let you get eaten by the wolves, and entice the wolves to attack the rest of the flock.
When Jesus says, "I am the Good Shepherd," He MEANS IT. CRACK!
Finally, this also illuminates the prophecy in Numbers 9:12 that the Passover Lamb shall not have any of its bones broken:

They shall not leave any thing thereof until morning, a nor break a bone thereof, they shall observe all the ceremonies of the phase. --Numbers 9:12
This was specifically emphasized by John in his Gospel:

For these things were done, that the scripture might be fulfilled: You shall not break a bone of Him. --John 19:36
Jesus is the Lamb of God (Agnus Dei), slain for the sins of the world (Qui tollis peccata mundi). He was slain without any of His bones being broken because He is the prefect Lamb, in perfect union with the Will of the Father, Who never, ever strayed, and thus His bones, in particular His legs, were not broken. If you remember the narrative from Calvary, when Jesus had died on the Cross, the Romans, spurred by an earthquake and the desire to get the three crucified Jews off of Golgotha before the beginning of the Passover (also prophesied in Numbers 9:12 - "They shall not leave any thing thereof until morning"), were ordered to break the legs of the three men in order to hasten death. If their legs were broken, they couldn't hold themselves up on their crosses to breathe, and would thus asphyxiate in a matter of minutes. The two thieves had their legs broken with a cudgel by the Romans. When the Roman came to Christ, he saw that Our Lord was already dead. In order to make sure that Jesus was dead, the Roman, Longinus, took a spear and stabbed Jesus in His side, through to His Heart. This pierced the pericardial sac of water that had formed around His Heart as He went into shock and asphyxiated. Out of Jesus' side poured first water (Baptism) followed by Blood (The Eucharist). So, while the good thief and the bad thief both had their legs broken, Jesus' legs were NOT broken at the last second because He is the perfectly submissive Lamb to the Will of the Father.

Again, this symbolism would have been obvious to previous generations. It is only today that it has been lost. Beware of any clergy today who try to paint Jesus as utterly benign, effette and passive. He is anything but. Jesus will BREAK OUR LEG if that is what is required to get us safely to heaven and save us from the wolves. Priests and bishops would do very, very well to heed this example. The fact that there have been no excommunications in the wake of the pro-abort culture in government, especially now among such "c"atholics as Kathleen Sebilius, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, Joe Biden and every member of the Kennedy clan is a testimony to the utterly piss-poor job of shepherding that today's episcopacy is doing. UTTERLY. PISS. POOR.
For the love of God, and in the name of Christ the Good Shepherd, BREAK SOME LEGS! CRACK!

(Isn't this image incredibly moving now that we know the full story and context?)

What's The Difference Between A Real Hero And a Fake One?

I recently viewed a video on someone's wall, in which Meryl Streep gives an academy award accolade to Hillary Clinton. Meryl glorified the U.S. Secretary of State, saying that, she, Meryl, merely played great women as an actress, but Hillary was a real great woman. Meryl gushed with a litany of heroine Clinton's humanitarian pursuits, and all those whose human rights she had defended.

So where is heroine Clinton in the case of Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese dissident, who has suffered years of torture and imprisonment because he objects to the forced abortions and sterilizations being imposed on women in his country. Chen recently escaped with the help of a very brave young woman, He Peirong, who has now disappeared herself, after helping Chen, who is totally blind, make it to the U.S. Embassy, where he hoped to find sanctuary and friendship - even believing that heroine Hillary would take him back to the U.S. on her own airplane.

Quoting from LifeSiteNews: "Chen's presence in the embassy during the past week was little more than a dangerous irritant for Hillary Clinton's State Department. The main goal of that agency has long been the promotion and protection of American commercial interests abroad, and "human rights" often provide useful cover for criticizing regimes that are recalcitrant in the face of American economic pressure. The Chen affair, however, only threatens an amicable and highly profitable relationship between the U.S. and China, and presents no "upside" for the American bottom line." 

Moreover - the greatest embarrassment for humanitarian heroine Clinton and the Obama administration, is Chen's opposition to China's population control agenda, a policy which the radical pro-abortion Obama administration supports and finances!

Poor Chen's hopes of having his human rights defended by the U.S. and heroine Hillary, sadly discovered he had taken sanctuary in the wrong church, saying that, his American hosts were sounding more like fellow-members of the international population-control mafia that is killing his own country, than the idealistic defenders of human rights that Americans supposedly are.

Saying that he felt pressured to leave the embassy, Chen finally decided to do so when American officials informed him that if he didn't, his wife would be beaten by vengeful Chinese officials.

So they gave Chen many hugs, promising to take him to a nice Chinese hospital, where they would stay with him. Instead, he and his wife were abandoned there, and his desperate calls to the embassy have gone unanswered.

Following on the heels of Chen's plight, He Peirong, the young Chinese heroine who helped Chen flee to the U.S. Embassy, has disappeared.  Advocates say she has likely been kidnapped by Chinese officials, who are infamous for their brutal torture methods against those who defy the Communist regime.

Reggie Littlejohn of Women's Right Without Frontiers, a U.S. based advocacy group against forced abortions in China, with deep connections to Chen's community, said that Peirong has already suffered torture and jailing for her efforts several times. But her success this time, in helping Chen Guangcheng escape to the U.S. Embassy, is probably the final nail in her coffin, as she has disappeared without a trace, immediately following Chen's escape.

Women's Rights Without Frontiers, is quoted as saying:  "Chen Guangcheng is the Gandhi of our time.  He is a man of inconceivable bravery.  Poor, blind, beaten and jailed, he nevertheless possesses the surpassing backbone to stand alone against the crushing brutality of the Communist Regime."  And it's for sure he stands alone without the help of Meryl's heroine Hillary.

He is the "Tank Man" (for those of you who remember the young Chinese student who stood before an armored tank, during the short-lived student rebellion in China). Chen stands alone against China's One-Child policy - he stands without humanitarian Hillary at his side, or the American Embassy.

Now, He Peirong, the beautiful, petite Chinese woman who aided Chen in his quest for sanctuary from the Americans, has probably paid a terrible price for her bravery, and the treacherous betrayal of Secretary of State Hillary and the Obama administration, which at present, is the regime, which oppresses our nation, and abandons all those who seek our help.

Meryl, with all due respect, though I appreciate your art, I must say you are far off the beam with this one.  Your judgment of what constitutes a real heroine,  is deeply flawed.  You've been play-acting for so long, you can't tell the difference between a fake heroine, and the true heroes and heroines of this world.    

Chen Guangcheng and He Peirong, are true heroes, who, on Judgment Day, will receive the true Awards, from the Academy of the Most High.  God bless Chen Guangcheng and He Peirong, and let us keep them and their families in our prayers.

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