Tuesday, January 25, 2005
The Spanish Inquisition?
From the eagle-eyed posters of Democratic Underground...
I used to get annoyed about these things but then I realised that these treasonous opponents of the Republic are counting on my annoyance.
PRO-CHOICE CATHOLIC POLITICIANS TO BE SUED FOR HERESY
DATE: 24 JANUARY 2005
EVENT TYPE: News Conference
TIME: 09:00 A.M.
SPONSORED BY: DE FIDE
EVENT LOCATION: National Press Club, Washington D.C., Lisagor Room
Marc Balestrieri, JCL is the canon lawyer and director of the non-profit organization DE FIDE based in Los Angeles. In an unprecedented class-action ecclesiastical lawsuit filed last summer, he filed a Dual-Denunciation for Heresy and Complaint for Reparation of Harm against Senator John F. Kerry for his support of the civil right to choose abortion. Under Roman Catholic Church law, support of abortion rights constitutes the "Right-to-Murder" Heresy condemned by Pope John Paul II in the Encyclical Evangelium Vitae of 1995. Automatic Excommunication is the penalty incurred for this offense.
Within 11 days of submitting a query with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome, Balestrieri received a personal reply confirming the doctrinal merits of the case written by an expert theologian at the request of a Vatican official.
On Monday DE FIDE will 1) update the Press on the ongoing efforts to stop Kerry’s continuing propagation of the Right-to-Murder Heresy, Sacrilege, and Scandal; 2) detail the new denunciations for Heresy, Sacrilege, and Scandal to be filed against Senators Edward Kennedy, Tom Harkin, Susan Collins, and former New York Governor Mario Cuomo; 3) release to the Press for the first time ever the first set of pending canonical briefs and documents pertaining to the Heresy cases; and 4) additionally release canonical forms inviting Christians and non-Christians alike to join in the class-action ecclesiastical lawsuit against all of the above-named parties.
Balestrieri will be available to answer questions. He will explain in layman's terms the complexities of the unprecedented and extremely rare Heresy cases in Canon law. Finally, he will offer journalists the opportunity for one-on-one interviews.*
*Breakfast will be served. Journalists on deadline can schedule private interviews with Mr. Balestrieri for the period following his formal presentation and Q&A.
CONTACT: Marc Balestrieri : (310) 927-5414; firstname.lastname@example.org
Now, this particular piece of religious tomfollery is no doubt a hand me down from last years general election: A spiritual hit squad meant to go hand in hand with the secular, but no less mendacious, Swift Boat Liars.. Now, no doubt, having just finished reading their press release you may have noticed that their expanded lists of “heretics”, apart from Susan Collins, are all Democrats. I suppose that piece of sophistry just makes it harder to accuse them of partisan hackery. Unfortunately for us these fanatics are not stupid.
How do we put these people on the back foot?
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Quote of the Day
“I always laugh when people say that George W. Bush is saying this or that to appease the religious right,” his first cousin John Ellis told the Schweizers. “He is the religious right.”
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I orginally saw this quote over at Kos ( it was somebody's sig line). However, the quote comes from this article published in the New Yorker.
Friday, January 21, 2005
Newspaper shouldn't print Liberal voices
How can a country get to the point that this, clearly insane gentelman, sound so reasonable.
Thank Goodness for such literate and intelligent men as Julius Wolfson, Derek Cooper, Ron Scott and May Shaw.
I just can't understand why more good conservatives haven't spoken out against the dangerous opinions of rabble-rousers such as Phyllis Lilly, Linda Robin and that R C Johnson person. Why does The Daily Independent print the degenerate views of poisonous Liberals who hate freedom?
As Mr. Scott points out, the glorious Constitution is there to protect the rights of Christians to profess their faith. This country was founded by good Christians and the Constitution guarantees our right to express our religion.
It just is completely beyond me how we have allowed Liberals to deny us this guaranteed right.
Oh, they raise ridiculous arguments like other (false) religions would be "upset" if they were forced to pray alongside the righteous in schools or council meetings.
Surely those others would appreciate the opportunity to be saved. As God's chosen people, we Christians have the right to express our religion and praise tolerant, patient and merciful God, and I don't want to read any more letters from Liberals suggesting non-believers should be allowed to express their superstitions just because we Christians can express ours.
The Founding Fathers were God-fearing men and never intended the first Amendment to promote other superstitious beliefs.
Ridgecrest used to be filled with right-minded, polite and decent people.
I can't believe the vicious slander of some people who have the nerve to portray or suggest Jesus behaved as a Liberal.
Jesus makes his position very clear. The wisdom of an "eye for an eye" would never occur to a Liberal.
Liberals are always talking about peace at any price, when Jesus said: Do not think I have come to bring peace, but a sword.
Liberals hate people who have managed to raise their station in life, and instead insist on giving money away to the irresponsible: Store yourselves treasures for Heaven for where your treasure is, there your heart is also.
No one can serve two masters, either your are a good conservative with God or you are not with God. Remember: A bad tree cannot bear good fruit.
How many people think what he says is entirely reasonable. How many people are nodding along say, "Praise the Lord! That needed saying." How many people?
I have often heard it said that we should just ignore these people; that these people are just harmless fruit-loops and even if they are not harmless they are irrelevant. I am not so sure.
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