H/t FOTM’s Dale C. and josephbc69
Fox News: Providing food and shelter to illegal immigrants isn’t enough for federally-funded Catholic organizations, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which is suing the federal government to help ensure the religious organizations provide abortion and contraception to them as well.
The suit aims to obtain government records related to reproductive healthcare policy for unaccompanied immigrant children in the care of federally funded Catholic agencies, which do not believe in abortion.
“We have heard reports that Catholic bishops are prohibiting Catholic charities from allowing teens in their care to access critical services like contraception and abortion– even if the teenager has been raped on her journey to the United States or in a detention facility,” said ACLU staff attorney Brigitte Amiri.
Almost 60,000 unaccompanied minors illegally crossed over from Mexico border last year. Nearly a third were young girls, and Amiri claims up to 80 percent were victims of sexual assault.
The government contracts with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to care for those children until they can either reunite with a relative or face an immigration hearing. The organization has received $73 million overall from the government- with $10 million coming in to care for unaccompanied minors in 2013 alone.
A letter from the USCCB shows the organization strongly objecting to a regulation proposed by the Obama administration requiring contractors provide abortions to immigrants who have been raped.
“The Catholic Bishops are taking millions of dollars in federal grants- and then imposing their beliefs on this vulnerable population who they are supposed to serve… and that raises serious concerns under the separation of church and state provision in our Constitution,” said Amiri.
But the bishops are hitting back at the ACLU- maintaining they are well within their rights to exercise religious freedom while taking care of the minors.
“For decades, we have provided exemplary services to this vulnerable population without facilitating abortions, and despite ACLU’s extreme assertions to the contrary, the law not only permits our doing so, but protects it,” said Kevin Appleby, Director of the USCCB’s Office of Migration Policy and Public Affairs.
Appleby says instances in which a client under his organization’s care asks for a service contrary to the beliefs of the Church are rare. He insists the USCCB informs the government of a girl’s desire to access reproductive healthcare if the government has legal custody of that child.
“Let’s be clear about the ACLU’s purpose here: ending the productive and successful partnership between the Catholic Church and the federal government on the care and shelter of vulnerable populations. Denying us the freedom to serve betrays the very children the ACLU is purportedly attempting to help,” he told Fox News.
The ACLU is only suing for federal documents on the USCCB’s policies at the moment, but will consider further legal actions depending on what those documents indicate. The government has not yet officially responded to the ACLU’s request.
Just send the illegals to Planned Parenthood; they’d be more than happy to do abortions.
Jesus Was Not A Wimp
The Left loves to rewrite reinvent history, and one of their favorite targets is the historical life of Jesus.
Talk to most anyone on the Left, whether a priest, a pastor, or a civilian, and you’ll come away with the impression that Jesus was a tree-hugging, diversity-loving, promoter of tolerance for all. Nothing could be further than the truth.
“And he found in the temple them that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting.
“And when he had made, as it were, a scourge of little cords, he drove them all out of the temple, the sheep also and the oxen: and the money of the changers he poured out, and the tables he overthrew.
“And to them that sold doves he said: Take these things hence, and make not the house of my Father a house of traffic.” John 2:13
Does that sound like the kind of Jesus we get from today’s watered-down Church?
Jesus was not afraid to call sin for what it is and he wasn’t above a little name-calling to make a point. Indeed, he often referred to the Leftists of his day as vipers, serpents, and hypocrites.
Jesus loved everyone, and he still does, but he also knew that to engage in homosexual acts is an abomination before God: “And whosever shall not receive you, nor hear your words: going forth out of that house or city shake off the dust from your feet. Amen I say to you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgement than for that city.” Matthew 10:14
Jesus loved children, and he was adamantly pro-life. “And whosoever shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me: it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and he were cast into the sea.” Mark 9:41
Does that leave any doubt as to the fate of eternal damnation that awaits those who support or practice abortion?
Jesus was not a vegetarian or a member of PETA. He frequently ate fish, as did all the Apostles.
Jesus was physically strong, as evidenced by his carrying of the cross. I doubt if even 5% of today’s bodybuilders and professional athletes could manage that feat.
Jesus was not a tree-hugging environmentalist. He understood that the earth is here to serve man, not the other way around. “And in the morning, returning into the city, he was hungry. And seeing a certain fig tree by the way side, he came to it and found nothing on it but leaves only. And he saith to it: May no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And immediately the fig tree withered away.” Matthew 21:18
With all the evil occurring in the world today, Jesus would take one look at the Church’s preoccupation with the environment and “Global Warming” and call it for what it is: an insult to God.
In short, Jesus stood for everything that’s in stark contrast to the dictates of the Left (and the dictates of the Left just happen to be the platform of the Democratic Party).
The message we get from today’s Christian and Catholic leaders appears to be “go along to get along,” but that attitude is the exact opposite of everything that Jesus taught. If we wish to emulate Jesus, it’s necessary for us to follow the true example of his life, not the fairy tale version the Left would have us believe.
Bryan Fisher, the host of Focal Point, put it best: God has not called us to be nice. He called us to be good.
I know this has been dealt with on FOTM, but I wanted to think about the subject again. These commands are not burdensome. In fact, they have been used for ages to build stable societies with beneficial laws. They even figure in to many psychological remedies for people who need counseling and therapy. And yet, our darkened culture is at risk of removing them from the public square.
What would we replace them with?
“Do your own thing?”
We all know that leads to self destruction like Ferguson.
Did you know there is no law against murder in Sharia?
We have benefited for a long time by the guiding mechanisms of these laws, and not even been aware of it. When a natural disaster strikes, most of us never cast a thought to the break down of society. But in a corrupt society, disaster becomes an opportunity to rob, rape and murder, like in the Rodney King riots and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
“Capitalism is so fucked up. People literally die because medicine costs too much. Money isn’t real. It stands for some arbitrary number and people literally DIE because of that number. Because they don’t have that number so they die. That should freak us all out. We should be overthrowing the government.”
“Here’s the thing about being pro choice that people don’t get…You don’t have to morally agree with abortion to be pro choice. That’s why it’s not called pro abortion. It’s an understanding that you can’t make that choice for someone else and they have full control over that not you. It’s pro I’m not the boss of everyone else. That is important.”
NARAL: Putting a new spin on the non-existence of pro abortion…
“While it is very true that Hitler killed alot of people, it is also true that he was a fan of animals. He was not a bad guy when it came to his dogs, was even a vegetarian (which I personally agree with), and before he killed himself he killed his dogs too so they wouldn’t get tortured. This shows that Hitler was not always as bad as they make him out to be.”
“What has happened due to the ideology of capitalism and the fact that it has no religious basis is that modernity has taken capitalism and has made our current society its bitch.”
“The reason for this is because I’ve done some online research and people have been given the right to freedom.”
“Not to be fake deep but the pressure of a competition-based economy is killing my gentle spirit.”
“The crazy Republicans wanted to teach the Southern Confederates a lesson and were mean to them. This harsh treatment caused the Southerners to mistreat the African Americans.”
And lastly, “womyn”!!!!!!
A person that is so ugly, that when waking up next to that person with one’s arm underneath them, one would rather chew one’s own arm off than risk waking them by pulling one’s arm out.
This woman and her husband of convenience have already received massive amounts of bribe money from China’s bellicose military leaders and a variety of oil-rich, Christian-hating muslims, including the muslim brotherhood. That money is fueling her campaign and making she and Bill extremely wealthy.
Q. So what are Hillary and Bill selling that our enemies are buying at such high rates?
A. You, me and everyone we hold dear.
WE… have been sold.
Thank you Vic Bailey.
Let’s bring on the ugly jokes!
Funny, I thought an unborn baby was just “goo“.
This womyn is Jemima Kirke, an actress and friend of Lena Dunham. Fine company she keeps.