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  • just a conservative girl 7:34 PM on 04/08/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: catholics, , military training, , ,   

    Catholics as Terrorists – An Observation 

    So apparently according to new military training manuals, Catholics are now potential terrorists.  If this is truly the case, why in heavens name are we not having impeachment hearings on Vice President Joe Biden or Minority Leader Nanny Pelosi?

    “as an ardent, practicing Catholic,”  Nanny Pelosi

    ‘I get comfort from carrying my rosary, going to mass every Sunday. It’s my time alone,’ VP Biden

     

     
  • just a conservative girl 4:18 PM on 02/14/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , catholics, 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.

  • backyardconservative 11:22 PM on 11/17/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , catholics, , millennials, religion   

    Pro-Life Millennials Come of Age 

    More abortion clinics are closing.

    It’s been coming on for a while–you could say a generation. An increasing number of Americans describe themselves as pro-life:

    Steve Phelan, communications manager for Human Life International, has hope for the future of America and its growing supporters for life. Based in Front Royal, Va., HLI is currently working in 105 countries around the world.

    “This is something we see internationally,” he says. “Once abortion and other elements of the culture of death really take root in a culture, there is always this advance in the culture of death. Then at a certain point people realize — and it’s always from the bottom — what is going on and they try and reverse it.”

    He considers that part of the recent spike in pro-life support is a response to aggressively pro-abortion action by the Obama administration and Congress.

    “A lot of times when you see a spike it is united opposition to something,” he explains.

    Thankfully the Catholic Bishops voted wisely for their new leader. After ObamaCare, who could be taken in again.

    More questions on the abortion industry.

    Kathy Ireland on Abortion.

    Who could fail to see the light on life if they chose to look.

    More. Deo Gratias. …without respect for life, freedom is in jeopardy

    –crossposted at BackyardConservative

     
  • backyardconservative 9:25 AM on 04/13/2010 Permalink | Reply
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    2 + 2 = 4. Another PC problem 

    Newt talked about this at the SRLC. Here’s another example of free-speech stifling PC, which damaged innocent lives. The lie goes on with the left, besmirching the Catholic church. Daniel Oliver, The American Spectator: The Curious Incident at the New York Times.

     
    • rubyslipperblog 5:13 PM on 04/13/2010 Permalink | Reply

      The Spectator article is really well done. At a certain point I would expect even those paying minimal attention to the details to suspect the Times focus is nothing but a Crusade. Still, it helps massively to have someone like Oliver call attention to details curiously absent from the Times reporting.

      • backyardconservative 5:52 PM on 04/13/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Reading the Times is always an exercise. It’s like interpreting liberal code.

        • rubyslipperblog 10:42 PM on 04/13/2010 Permalink | Reply

          There is a book idea for anyone looking for one. Thaddeus McCotter had the interpreting liberal speak video, the next logical step is a book. It will require spending lots of time putting yourself under one of their tin foil hats or – hey maybe Bill Ayers would ghost write it.

          • backyardconservative 8:49 AM on 04/14/2010 Permalink | Reply

            :)

          • fuzislippers 2:16 PM on 04/16/2010 Permalink | Reply

            I have a huge crush on Thad McCotter, there’s just something about taciturn men with dry wit that does it for me (think Charles Krauthammer). As to the book, yep, there’s a market for that one, I’m sure.

    • backyardconservative 2:50 PM on 04/16/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Thad McCotter. Michigander:)

  • backyardconservative 4:51 PM on 04/01/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: catholics, , sexual abuse,   

    Beating up on the pope 

    This kind of thing seems to happen around Easter with great regularity. It’s not a God is Dead cover story on Time or Newsweek this time, the left has taken up a different cudgel. While every institution needs to clean their own house, and the church should be above reproach, what about this broader societal scandal? Some food for thought: The Scandal Driving the Church Sex Scandal

     
    • Mike 8:51 PM on 04/01/2010 Permalink | Reply

      From the article: “Why has the Vatican been placed in the unenviable position of having to defend itself with the “Look, others have the same problems” argument?”

      Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that, unlike secular institutions, the church claims to represent an absolute and infallible moral authority. Just something to think about.

      • backyardconservative 10:03 AM on 04/02/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Yes, of course. It is scandalous. We had this in the U.S. and now in Europe. Unfortunately some priests have human failings and criminality that should be rooted out. I just think we should take this as an opportunity to expose this abhorrent behavior overall.

        And the NY Times in particular betrays a double standard once again. I’d like to see them put ACORN’s complicity in sexual abuse on the front page.

    • psychonauticalmindbloom 1:51 AM on 04/03/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I understand that the church is not the only place this sort of thing happens, but the church is always preaching about how righteous it is & how everyone should share the same beliefs. Its painfully obvious that these men within the church made a mistake, but if you ask me this mistake was provoked by the sexually suppressed lifestyles they chose.. The church should stop trying to claim moral superiority over anyone when their members are proving day in and day out that its barely humanly possible to go through life without sex. Its just so funny when you think about the hypocracy of these church members/ conservative politicians, these are people who are completely against homosexuality, yet the highest members of their ranks are engaging in it. You know what that says to me, it says live your life the way you want & you won’t end up perverted & evil like these men.

      • rubyslipperblog 4:30 PM on 04/03/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Is the real message of the Church one of moral superiority or is it a path to redemption for all who suffer from human failings? It stuns me how often people use the failings of mortal men as a reason to excuse themselves for their own imperfections and subsequent failure to address them..

    • backyardconservative 8:57 AM on 04/03/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Live your life the way you want–now there’s a surefire force for good. Really? And to hell with everyone else. How admirable.

    • psychonauticalmindbloom 10:37 PM on 04/03/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m not using the failings of men for anything… I just think its quite a coincidence that this perverted activity seems to happen alot within the religious community, especially the catholics. As for the last comment by backyard conservative… lol I do more for my world and many of the creatures in it than any destructive christian I know.. Yes maybe the hell with everyone else because most human beings are scum.. You all complain that people like me demean the church for things its followers do, well first of all what you worship has been retranslated and rewritten to fit your current lifestyles.. It is far from identicle to the original texts. Not too mention you have to trust too many people along the way… The only reason I posted a comment here is because I noticed the comment about ACORN.. The fact is many independent investigators have looked at the tape made by the so called pimp & determined that it was heavily edited… & in one case the ACORN officials actually called the police about him, but that never gets into your FOXfed heads… You all wish so badly that you could delegitimize todays left. I understand the religious right is going extinct and all, but at least go down with some honor.. I mean really though… you say its wrong to make the connection, but what does it say about your following when the leaders of it, the people who fight for your views in congress, and the church officials themselves are engaging in the lifestyle choices they tell you not to…. These days its nothing but a tool used to keep the masses obedient…

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