The Great Debate

I had a great debate with a very good friend today. It is a shame that we are on opposite sides of so many issues, but at least, unlike most, we are civil in our aguments and we know when to shut up. The discussion today? Abortion.

I am totally against abortion for any reason. That doesn’t make me unsympathetic to those who become pregnant under extreme and horrifying conditions. To get pregnant because of rape is an unimaginable event. In my opinion, rape should be a capital offense. But that is my own view, one very likely to bring even more deriding commentary my way.

So immediately on discussing abortion, my friend jumped right to the “brutally raped”, “could not bring a child into this world by such an act..” , etc etc. Why do those who believe abortion is OK have to jump right to the worst case scenario? What about your typical girl who sleeps around and fails to take precautions? Is that not the most common way for this to happen? That and the couple who, for whatever reason, do not take precautions and wind up pregnant?

Every time. Bar none. Rape and incest jump right out there in your face, as if they believe you cannot truly believe it is right.

No. It isn’t right. But neither is killing an unborn child. It isn’t right that God allowed this to happen, but he gave man free will and the devil will take every advantage. It is not the least bit right. But I do not believe we should kill that child, who did nothing more than come into being by the Grace of God. Be that as it may, I bare no hatred toward a woman getting an abortion. It IS her body. But her soul will be judged by God, not me. Just PLEASE stop saying I am responsible for you. Stop telling me it is your RIGHT to have as much unprotected sex as you want, as long as I pay for your healthcare. Stop telling me that my religious (or personal) beliefs make me a bigotted hate-monger. I say, why do you hate children? Why do you hate God so much that you are willing to kill a blossoming life?

I did a little looking. There are more than 6,000,000 pregnancies in the USA annually. The average number of those caused by rape? Between 170-340.

Seriously? You want abortion to be paid for so we can cover .00005% of all pregnancies? I know, ‘we don’t want to burden the mother with a child’. Then don’t. Put your baby up for adoption. There are many, many, couples out there who would show the baby all of the love and attention you can’t.

This debate will rage forever, and nothing I say here will change anything. I don’t judge you, so don’t judge me.

-The revolution is at hand. Will you be a leader or a follower?



Pope Smacks Pelosi

Ok. Not physically, but read what was said.

Thanks to the Gateway Pundit for this. I like it. I think the words should not have been politicized. Tell her just what you think, pontiff, because there are a lot of ‘Catholics’ I know who look the other way on the aborting of children. (Else there would have been 0% Catholic support for Hope n Change.)

It should be at the top of our list (and I am not really a practicing Catholic, but hold the church’s beliefs close).

The revolution is at hand. Will you be a leader or a follower?

A Pending Grace Explosion

I got this from Michelle Malkin’s blog this morning. The video is enough to make one sick, but it NEEDS the widest dissemination.

I titled it as a pending Grace Explosion, because when Grace stops by to read it, the term ‘Hell hath no fury’ will be re-applied to a Christian Woman With Purpose.

Warning. This video is extremely disturbing with respect to the moral depravity vice the normal visual garbage found in much of today’s media.

Watch the video here.

An additional video can be seen here.

*Covers eyes and ears, similar to Indiana Jones during the climactic ending- no sense in ALL of us getting visited by the Angel of Death when Grace sees this..;)*

The revolution is at hand. Will you be a leader or a follower?

Catholic Views

I am pro-life. I do not agree with abortion. However, I am not so adamant that I do not think there should be provisions for such cases as rape and incest. Cases like that are extreme cases and should be decided by the woman (or her parents).

This is why abortion, of all of the issues, is so difficult for me personally. If something devastating were to happen to my daughter (she is 9) I would want the decision to be mine and my wife’s. This does not mean I am pro-choice. Only for extreme circumstances. Conflicted, I know, but there you have my view.

To that point, I disagree with Roe v. Wade. The woman in the case has stated publically that women have come to her thanking her for getting the case to the supreme court. Due to Roe v.Wade they have been able to have upwards of 15 abortions!

Abortion rights should be left at the state level. The argument that the country is too divisive and that we must have a national ruling is just not right. So every state has a different ruling. So? It is easier for folks in a state to effect change locally than to press it upon the rest of the country.

My sister sent me this video, produced by a Catholic organization. Thanks sis!

Beyond Obamanomic Plans

I have stated before (and will post shortlty) that beyond taxes and his desire to pass a bill removing any and all restrictions on abortion – and even says that it overrides any national, state or local statutes past, present or FUTURE – the biggest concern that I have with this election is that should Obama win, the extreme left would control both houses of congress as well as the white house.

This isn’t your grandfathers democratic party. I have liberal views on some issues, particularly when it comes to the environment, but the views held by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid scare the crap out of me. Their ultra-liberalism is not in line with the mainstream and with Obama in power, each and every bill put before him will be passed without question.

I have already argued his tax plan, and stated his desire to pass the Freedom of Choice Act (lock up your daughters!). Another worrisome issue is the Media Ownership Reform Act of 2005. It has failed to pass, being blocked by staunch Republicans as well as the threat of veto by the president (and presidents past). What does this act do? It restructures and re-enforces the
Fairness Doctrine imposed on the media by the FCC. The FCC stopped enforcing the rule long ago, despite the pressures of the politically left.

Under the rule, every institution falling under the FCC rule would be required to modify their programming to conform to what the FCC deems ‘fair’. Basically, if a station presents controversial opinions, they would be forced to present equal time for an opposing side. The FCC already has rules in place that ensures both sides are presented, but there is nothing that says
to what extent the other side must be presented. So, broadcast medias would be forced to expend as much time FOR their side as they do AGAINST the left. In other words, we will not be allowed to hold an opinion…. Because it wouldn’t be fair…

Some say that is what it should be. But having big brother tell me how vigorously I am required to express my opponents side just opens a Pandora’s box of potential issues. And, I might add, the ones who are pushing for the Fairness Doctrine are the very same leaders I mentioned above – Pelosi, Reid, Kerry, etc. Conservative Talk Radio beware… Big Brother Wants You!