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  • just a conservative girl 3:56 PM on 05/10/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Quote of the Day – Nancy Pelosi Edition Part 4 

     “My religion has, compels me–and I love it for it–to be against discrimination of any kind in our country, and I consider this a form of discrimination. I think it’s unconstitutional on top of that. “

    Nanny Pelosi on being asked how she can be for gay marriage and Catholic.

    • SignPainterGuy 9:56 PM on 05/10/2012 Permalink | Reply

      She is proof that liberalism is a mental disorder and in her case, proof that botox causes dain brammage !

    • Don 2:06 AM on 05/11/2012 Permalink | Reply

      So then why is she discriminatory against Republicans and Conservatives, and come to think of it, 99% of the American people?

      • SignPainterGuy 12:08 PM on 05/11/2012 Permalink | Reply

        I told ya, Don; Dain Brammage ! It explains a lot and you get a snicker as a bonus !

  • just a conservative girl 10:40 PM on 03/30/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bishop mcmanus, catholic church, vicki kennedy   

    Finally, The Catholic Church Stands on Principle. Uncle Teddy’s Widow Invite to Speak at Graduation Rescinded 

    Vicki Kennedy, widow of Senator “Uncle Teddy” Kennedy, has had her invitation to give a graduation speech rescinded by Bishop Robert McManus of the Boston Area.

    “Bishop McManus is acting, he feels, consistently with what all of the U.S. bishops asked colleges or higher institutions to do going back to 2004, that they not honor … Catholics who take a public stance or position on issues contrary to things that the Church is trying to teach,”

    Mrs. Kennedy feels slighted by the rebuke:

    “I am a lifelong Catholic and my faith is very important to me.  I have not met Bishop McManus nor has he been willing to meet with me to discuss his objections.”

    Gee, lets see Mrs. Teddy,  You are publicly pro-choice.  Your late husband is symbolic of Obamacare.  Remember the calls: “Do it for Uncle Teddy”?  I do.  You remember Obamacare Mrs. Teddy don’t you?  The law that is part and parcel of the federal government trying to force its views on the Catholic Church.  The faith that you find so important that believes that life begins at conception.  That birth control and abortions go against God’s will.  That both you and your late husband have worked all your adult lives to not only make legal, but to ever expand it.

    Mrs. Kennedy you wrote the preface of the book “The Catholic Case for Obama”.  This book talks about the social justice that Obama has fought so hard for.  No such justice for the unborn.  No such justice for the 1st amendment and religious conscience.

    It goes to say this:

    But perhaps most of all, he or she is a heroic figure and moral example for our children and for the life of the country

    You acknowledge that president is an example of morality to the country and the youth of the country while making the case that the most pro-abortion president in history is the one to lead our nation.  I seem to remember that Uncle Teddy’s endorsement of President Obama was helped him to become viewed as a serious candidate.  Yeah, you and your husband had a great deal to do with getting President Obama elected.

    You then have the audacity to question why you wouldn’t be invited to speak at a Catholic college graduation?

    You are a very intelligent women.  I think you should be able to figure it out.

    Kudos to Bishop McManus for standing his ground.  It is time that the Catholic Church start walking the walk when it comes to the people who have done everything possible to undermine the life lessons that the church is trying to promote.  Now, you need onto move to Sen. Kerry and Nanny Pelosi next.

    • Teresa Rice 10:46 PM on 03/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Amen! Spot on JACG!

    • Adrienne 10:47 PM on 03/30/2012 Permalink | Reply


      • just a conservative girl 10:50 PM on 03/30/2012 Permalink | Reply

        I know. It is like I can be knocked over with a feather. But I think the dems have seriously underestimated how the church would react to their mandates.

    • Agnes B. Bullock 7:46 AM on 03/31/2012 Permalink | Reply

      took long enough!

  • just a conservative girl 4:18 PM on 02/14/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: catholic church, , faith based charities, , , ,   

    A World Without Catholic Charities 

    I think it will come as no surprise to anyone that I have strong opinions about a myriad of topics.  The Catholic Church among them.  I am strongly anti-Catholic church, but not Catholic people.  I have no issue with someone who chooses to follow the faith, it just isn’t for me.  One of the reasons that I feel so strongly about it is the hypocrisy of allowing people like Nanny Pelosi to meet with the pope and to receive communion, especially in his presence.  My church wouldn’t allow someone like the strongly pro-abortion politician to receive communion.  You want to espouse those ideas so publicly and pass the laws that undermine church teaching you shouldn’t be allowed to partake in receiving the holy sacraments. 

    But my opinion doesn’t cloud my judgement when it comes to the autonomy that they should receive when it comes to the right to worship.  Catholic Charities does works around the entire world for the betterment of society.  They help the forgotten children get into the homes of the childless among many other things.  I know several people who adopted through Catholic Charities. 

    More than 90% of the homeless shelters and soup kitchens in this country alone are run by faith-based groups.  They never ask what faith, if any, you are.  They will give you shelter and food.  They will give one time loans to the people who may be on the verge of homelessness.  They help people with young children keep the electricity and heat on in their homes.  They clothe the needy. 

    In the aftermath of Katrina the faith-based groups worked tirelessly to help the victims get back on their feet.  They are still there in some cases.  The same is true of Haiti.  Our world is a better place because of faith-based charities. 

    Over the weekend at CPAC I was having dinner with a friend who ran into a friend who is a liberal and she joined us for dinner.  She told me that she didn’t see it as an attack on the church.  She reminded me that many catholic women use birth control.  Ok, I suppose that is true.  But it doesn’t matter if many Catholic women use birth control or not.  The church doesn’t run by polls.  It runs by a doctrine based upon the belief system set out in the bible.  Just because many of the “faithful” choose not to follow the doctrine doesn’t mean that the doctrine doesn’t exist.  It doesn’t mean that the doctrine should be changed.  It doesn’t mean that the doctrine is misguided.  Nor does it mean that the church should have to pay for it.  All human beings fall short of the will of God.  Every last one of us.  Sadly, far too many Christians fall into the cafeteria style religion that has become all to common in modern-day society.  We pick and choose what we take from the faith and leave the things that we find hard or go against what modern-day society tells us is acceptable in the world. This being the case makes it even more imperative that the church stands its ground.  The moral guidance that faith gives our society should not be watered down. 

    The exemption for faith-based groups exist.  They are so stringent that they are hard to achieve, but not impossible.  I once worked for a charity called the prison fellowship ministries.  I only worked there on a contract basis, but the full-time employees have to sign something saying that they accept Jesus Christ as their savior.  If you are unwilling to sign it, you can’t be an employee there.  It is that simple.  But most faith-based charities don’t require that.  You can be of any faith to work there and they will help anyone of any faith, or lack thereof. 

    I asked this woman if she would be alright if Catholic charities and other faith-based groups stopped helping people of different faiths.  She told me she would fine with that.  Really?  You are willing to forgo the good these organizations do just to prove a point about birth control?  I was stunned to say the least.  I would like to think she doesn’t have a firm idea of what faith-based groups do around the world. 

    But I got to thinking, maybe that is the point.  Maybe this is the whole reason that they are pushing this.  Stay with me now.  Say that many faith-based groups do decide to change the way they run their organizations.  They will only administer help to people within their own faith in order to stay in compliance with the exemption.  What happens to all the others who will no longer be getting the help that they give?  They have to turn to the state.  Especially if they are not people of faith. 

    It would be virtually impossible for the faith-based groups to know if the people they are helping are truly people of that faith.  I wouldn’t put it past atheist activists to try to get services from a faith-based group and then publicize the fact that they were not truly just administering to the “faithful”.  Many good people would lose jobs at Catholic University’s and hospitals.  Many people in need of service would be turned away. 

    Many government grants go to Catholic charity groups all over the country.  They are much better at administering to the needs of the poor and underprivileged.  This will all have to stop.  The programs again would fall back to the pervue of the federal and state governments.  The entire reason that they were given to the faith-based groups in the first place was that they helped more people for less money.  They understand the needs of an individual community much better because they live there.  They dont’ fall into the one size fits all mentality that is the norm with government based programs. 

    So the next time that President Obama talks about helping the poor we need to remind ourselves of the damage he will cause by pushing this mandate to its logical conclusion.  The poor will become even more underserved, unless of course they happen to be of the same faith of the organization down the street that could and would help. 

    I don’t think this was the hope and change that people voted for.

    • nicedeb 4:57 PM on 02/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Linking from Nice Deb…

      Where were you at CPAC? How did we miss each other?

      • just a conservative girl 4:59 PM on 02/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

        I spent most of my time helping the Newt campaign. My friend is the volunteer coordinator for the campaign. I was in the hallways giving out Newt stickers and signs to help him out.

    • nicedeb 5:53 PM on 02/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Ahhhh. Dang. We were supposed to meet up. Oh well, there’s always next year.

      • just a conservative girl 1:04 AM on 02/15/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Oh, but I did get the chance to sign up for shooting lessons for the gun I got for my birthday. I am very excited about that.

    • Quite Rightly 5:55 PM on 02/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Excellent post, Girl. I would point out that there is one religion that exclusively provides charity only for its members: Islam. So restricting Christian faiths from ministering to all, according to the Christian view of charity, would not violate the Islamic view of charity.

    • SignPainterGuy 9:19 PM on 02/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Excellent post and reasoning, jacg ! You are spot on ! Remove all other choices for help in times of need and the only source left will be the government. Then the government can decide the needy`s outcome. Frightening indeed !

      Power, control and $Trillions !!

      • Sherry 11:25 AM on 02/16/2012 Permalink | Reply

        We’re going to have to be willing to give anyway, to work anyway, to ignore these immoral fiats and grabs for power designed to demand that all religion be reduced to nothing but warm fuzzy meaninglessness, we’re going to have to decide that we will hold tight to the cross and tell the government, it’s rules are taking it to a much worse place than jail, a much less forgiving place than even the government can create.

  • just a conservative girl 2:29 AM on 12/03/2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Quote of the Day – Nancy Pelosi Edition Part 2 

    “I don’t know if I agree with your characterization of what the HHS put forth, but as a mother of five children in six years, as a devout Catholic, I have great respect for our bishops when they are my pastor. As lobbyists in Washington D.C., we have some areas of disagreement.”

    Nancy Pelosi on the mandate that all insurance policies carry coverage for FDA approved contraceptives, including the morning after pill which the Catholic Church views as an abortion.

    The exception policy for this is written so narrowly that very few Catholic entities across the country will qualify.

    To qualify as a “religious employer” that will get an exemption an organization must meet all of four criteria: their purpose must be the “inculcation of religious values,” they must “primarily employ persons who share the same religious tenets,” they must “primarily serve persons who share its religious tenets,” and they must be organized under the specific section of the Internal Revenue Code used by churches per se.

    Why this woman has not been excommunicated from the Catholic Church is just beyond my comprehension.  Bishops talking about life issues is lobbying?  Unreal.

    • ant 10:48 AM on 12/03/2011 Permalink | Reply

      Actually, why the woman hasn’t been straightjacketed and put in an institution is beyond me.

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