Vote pro-America and pro-life Nov. 2

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Religion and politics are inseparable. Some conveniently misunderstand or deliberately misrepresent the true intent of the First Amendment, which is to protect religion(s) from the government, not to separate our government and culture from religion and morality.

With wishful thinking and deceitful malice, President Obama has declared that America is no longer a Christian nation. Hollywood, and media puppets wage vicious, unrelenting war against Christianity to establish their preferred religion of secularism.

This assault on Christianity, especially against the Catholic Church, has been aided and abetted by CINOs (Catholics in name only) in Obama's administration and by hypocritical clergy and laity who voted for abortionist-in-chief Obama and others who have shamefully supported and expanded abortion and other intrinsic evils attacking marriage and paganizing our culture.

They have no regard for citizens and their right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." They apparently want to destroy our Constitution, private-sector jobs and health care, and limit those they deem fit to live in owning private property and having the liberty to pursue happiness.

This quote from October's Magnificat magazine describes those CINOs and the 54 percent of Catholics who voted for Obama: "The hypocrite is one so obsessed with self-made preconceptions that he becomes desensitized to sincerity, to tenderness, to genuine self-sacrifice. His hardened heart prevents him from judging what is right."

Those who proclaim that unborn children are worth protecting should eschew political partisanship and "walk the pro-life walk" by voting pro-life and heeding Mother Teresa's wisdom: "What is taking place in America is a war against the child. And if we accept that the mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another."

Restore hope -- vote pro-America and pro-life Nov. 2!

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soldout
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soldout 10/31/10 - 10:59 pm
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Excellent letter; the

Excellent letter; the opposite of pro-life is pro-death.

GGpap
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GGpap 11/01/10 - 03:34 am
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In reference to the

In reference to the separation between church and state Mr. Rosenthal writes "Some conveniently misunderstand or deliberately misrepresent the true intent of the First Amendment..."

I personally do not care whether the "separation" is clearly written in the 1st Amendment. I do care that intelligent justices have concluded that the intent of our founding fathers supported, more often than not, the principle of the separation between church and state.

Mr. Rosenthal and/or other misguided religious zealots may wish to continue their argument against the concept of a separation between church and state...but...they are facing an uphill battle in the face of the many victories the ACLU has registered as they continue to win the cases they bring before the courts in defense of a separation between the church and the state.

Beyond the above, Mr. Rosenthal's diatribe against President Obama and the Catholic church is not worthy of response.

GGpap

MajorPaul
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MajorPaul 11/01/10 - 05:21 am
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The government is only

The government is only against any "church" being in the state when it suites them. And they have time and time again gotten involved in the matters of the church. So it is clear that the "separation of church and state" concept is just a tool they use to get to their ends, and was never intended to protect Americans from the church, and certainly not protect the church from the state.
To allow abortion takes a fundamental right away from a whole segment of our society, simply because a law makes a baby not human -- but only in the case of abortion. Doctors have been sued and prosecuted for making mistakes that caused harm to a fetus, and people have been charged for homicide when something they did caused a fetus to die. The law cited to charge both doctors and those who killed a fetus was under the 14th amendment.
But the law says they are not people in the case of abortion, therefore have no rights.
Sounds like another set of people in our history who at one time had no rights. Well, if you take that to its logical conclusion, if you believe a woman has a right to abortion, you have to believe slavery was a moral thing. I mean, after all, the law did say they were not human anyway.

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johnston.cliff 11/01/10 - 07:22 am
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Well stated Major Paul. Those

Well stated Major Paul. Those who worship at the alter of secularism represent the collapse of morallity in our nation and the only sacrafice they make is the American culture.

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Jon Lester 11/01/10 - 08:00 am
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So, if you think America

So, if you think America should take a more statist approach to reproductive rights, would you get behind publicly funding contraception for lower-income people? Abortion would be much less of an issue if people were any better at choosing their partners, and you know it. Besides, wouldn't you like to have some influence on the quality of the future tax base?

By the way, you might want to consider something Thomas Jefferson pointed out once, that the roots of English common law precede the introduction of Christianity to the British Isles. You may well believe the idea that the United States was supposedly founded as a "Christian nation," but it's not really true.

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Techfan 11/01/10 - 08:13 am
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If our founding fathers had

If our founding fathers had only implemented a theocracy.

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faithson 11/01/10 - 08:29 am
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All should review the PBS

All should review the PBS series 'God in America' to see where the honorable Mr. Rosenthal comes from. The cycles of intermingling church moral codes with government have been around for a long time.(especially when the politicians got involved) Thank goodness cooler heads have prevailed. Nothing inherently wrong with a minority's theology attack upon the evolution of culture. Criticism is healthy. As to Mr. Rosenthal's attack upon the many good Catholics I know and go to Mass with, shame on you for such a 'humanist view' of our universal catholic church. Small 'c', not 'C'.

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sconservative 11/01/10 - 09:00 am
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The 1947, Everson v. Board of

The 1947, Everson v. Board of Education decision was made by an anti-Catholic Justice. The decision was based more on hatred than "intelligence."

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sconservative 11/01/10 - 09:13 am
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Anyone who does not accept

Anyone who does not accept the fact that America was founded as a
nation particularly blessed by God is ignorant of our history and the writings of our founders. With exceptions like Franklin and Jefferson who were Deists, the vast majority of the founders were Christians.

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impossible 11/01/10 - 09:44 am
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Faithson: "As to Mr.
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Faithson: "As to Mr. Rosenthal's attack upon the many good Catholics I know and go to Mass with, shame on you for such a 'humanist view' of our universal catholic church. Small 'c', not 'C'."
As a large “C” Catholic myself, I think I see where Rosenthal is coming from. The Catholic Church, with capital "C," teaches faith and morals that come to us from the Apostles, rather than making it up as we go along to adapt to the ever-changing mores of the culture - the times. Going into a Catholic church for Mass no more makes a person a Catholic than walking into a garage makes one a “car.” A Catholic is one who accepts, believes and practices all that the Holy Catholic Church believes, teaches and practices.
Rosenthal is correct when he intimates that voting for pro-abortion politicians, for example, is totally inconsistent with being Catholic. Too many Catholics are "cafeteria Catholics" who pick and choose what they and society deem to be the "in thing" to do so as to "fit in" to our pro-death culture.
All Christians are to pray and work for a moral society, and a moral society does not kill its young, old and disabled. Too many Christians prefer to be swept along with the murky waters of an amoral culture.

We are not a nation founded on the principle of separating morality from state in spite of what the ACLU has wrought with the help of jurists who find mysterious emanations in the constitution, making it up as they go along.

dani
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dani 11/01/10 - 10:39 am
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jon lester...FREE

jon lester...FREE Contraceptive devices have been handed out by Planned Parenthood for years. They are readily available for all.

ruudvonbaron
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ruudvonbaron 11/01/10 - 02:31 pm
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America wasn't founded as a

America wasn't founded as a Christian nation, has never been a Christian nation, is currently not a Christian nation, and will never be a Christian nation. Just because in the past the majority Christians and their tax dodging institutions have been able to strong-arm and bribe the government into passing legislation that supports their beliefs with no respect to the rights of other American does not mean these types of injustices were proper or will continue. Quite the contrary, people for decades now have stood up to a government that wants to legislate morality and behavior that has no consequences on others. Personal choices are just that personal. Believe whatever you want to believe and do whatever you want to do as long as you aren't violating the rights of another American. If you don't support abortions, then don't get one but stop trying to legislate your personal beliefs onto all Americans.

Kapa18
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Kapa18 11/01/10 - 02:54 pm
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Let me help you!! The

Let me help you!! The majority of the nation (men and women) are Pro Life!!, therefore the laws no represent the majority and guess what, they will stay that WAY in this area.
- "In short, abortion is legal for two reasons: Because women have the right to make decisions about their own reproductive systems, and because they have the power to exercise that right regardless of government policy."
- In Roe v. Wade (1973), the U.S. Supreme Court stated that abortion bans were unconstitutional in every state, legalizing abortion throughout the United States.
As you can see by the date, this had nothing to do with President Obama. Nixon, a republican, was president at that time. Find something esle to rant and rave about. I don't care if another democrat is not elected for 20 years, you and your vote couldn't get the power to strike this law down, so stop confusing issues and get to facts. This isn't a political issue it as a moral and matter of choice issue, the law just backs it up. And guess what, a woman who considers or has an abortion is not thinking about a politican, unless he is the one who knocked her up.

dani
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dani 11/01/10 - 03:12 pm
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LOL

LOL

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 11/01/10 - 05:06 pm
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In '73 the supreme court was

In '73 the supreme court was controled by extreme secularists who were anti Christian in most of their decisions. It has something to do with proving their liberal point of view. The ruling on Roe vs Wade created a law by judicial fiat. The explaination, because nobody could stop it, was that it was a matter of privacy. Killing babies on demand has been a shame on this country ever since.
If it comes up in front of the current supreme court, it's not likely to survive.
The way to handle the current situation is to neuter every subsidy patient for a government abortion. In one generation, the subsidy subculture and the abortions would be dramatically reduced...as would the crime rate.

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DaveMustaineRules 11/01/10 - 05:26 pm
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Though the overwhelming

Though the overwhelming majority of people who follow the Catholic faith are honest, hardworking, and moral individuals, the letter writer makes the mistake of believing the same can be said about the Catholic Church.

The official stance of the Catholic Church regarding illegal immigration in the United States places the organization at odds with this nation's self-interests and security. Priests throughout the nation have openly stated they intend to harbor illegal immigrants and assist them in openly defying the laws of the United States.

In addition to being aggressively anti-American, the Catholic Church has participated in the willful cover-up of terrible crimes against children, and the Pope's condemnation of birth control has contributed greatly to the AIDs epidemic in Africa.

Throughout history, the Catholic Church has a history of abuse and deception which cannot be tolerated in a free and democratic society. Certainly, our laws on religious freedom should allow someone to practice the Catholic faith, but steps must be taken to teach the operating apparatus of the Catholic Church that it shall have no dominion upon the functioning and shaping of our nation.

I encourage the letter writer to study the history of the Catholic Church to gain a better understanding of how its upper hierarchy is as radical and cruel as the fundamentalist Muslim extremists who currently wage a war on terror against the United States.

dani
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dani 11/01/10 - 05:29 pm
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DMR. Did you miss this:The

DMR. Did you miss this:The hypocrite is one so obsessed with self-made preconceptions that he becomes desensitized to sincerity, to tenderness, to genuine self-sacrifice. His hardened heart prevents him from judging what is right."

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soldout 11/01/10 - 07:09 pm
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To say we weren't founded on

To say we weren't founded on Christians principles is really strange when the declararion of independence has many parts that were taken from sermons that had been preached ahead of the writing. The founding of this country and all involved in it was more Christian and Christian influenced than most churches are today. Those folks talked and wrote more about God than they did anything else and all you have to do is look at the letters they wrote which are still around today. Without God and His influence out society and government will fall apart like a two dollar suitcase and that is what you see happening today. How can you trust anyone who doesn't believe they are accounable to God. If they just do what they think is right your trust is a risky thing. The same holds true for marriage and all relationships.

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rmwhitley 11/01/10 - 07:38 pm
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A vote for abortion is a vote
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A vote for abortion is a vote for genocide.

Kapa18
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Kapa18 11/01/10 - 07:46 pm
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johnston.cliff, no the shame

johnston.cliff, no the shame on this country is when we take a private matter and try to turn it into politics. It's a private matter. Killing you say, we have no problem killing. We are one of the few if not the only economy in the world with a + who participate in the death penalty. A ife is a life, if you are against killing, then repeal the death penalty!! No, you continue to talk out of both sides of your mouth. Cry, weap, twist the facts, do what you want...abortion is legal in this country, and private. There are no records on who (race, age, religious belief, political affiliation) on who has it. Why because it's private, therefore you are talking to the air, those women who choose to privacy and rights are protected against your rants and raves. You are not in control of anybody's body but yours, and it should remain that way.

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Kapa18 11/01/10 - 07:47 pm
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soldout, read a history book

soldout, read a history book and take notes!!

dani
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dani 11/01/10 - 09:50 pm
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Who is in control for the

Who is in control for the helpless child? Only those of us who care. Good going soldout....

Kapa18
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Kapa18 11/01/10 - 10:51 pm
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dani, who is in control? I

dani, who is in control? I am so glad you asked!! God is in control. How can you or anybody else expect to be qualified to have control over anothers life. Can you prevent yourself from getting cancer or having a heart attack. Can you keep your loved ones from being killed in a car accident or keep rain from falling on your picnic. Can you calm the ocean or cool the sun. Of course not!! You like the rest of us, live only be a God whom asks no one for permission and is able to do anything but fail. Sit down, mind your own business and get on your knees once and a while and you will find Peace without with your limited abilities and thoughts of superiority. Babies don't need you (born or unborn), because you face death everyday, therefore you are just a baby yourself, waiting to return to the dirt you were made of.

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GGpap 11/01/10 - 11:18 pm
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Kapa18, I find your comment

Kapa18, I find your comment (10:51 PM) quite interesting, and while I am not a believer, I believe you have stated an obvious truth that all believers must accept without question...IF they are indeed...TRUE believers.

Well said, sir!

GGpap

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