Thursday, May 31, 2012

Congress Fails Ban on Sex-Selective Abortion

House Fails to Pass Sex-Selective Abortion Ban

Planned Parenthood endorses Barack Obama

Planned Parenthood is under fire for a string of undercover videos being released that show the organization clearly has no problem aiding pregnant women in their quest to abort babies if it’s not the preferred gender they desire. Planned Parenthood says they opposed abortion based on sex-selection... what’s Barack Obama say? (hint: he wouldn’t support a partial birth abortion ban and doesn’t want his kids ‘punished with a baby’). ~Glenn Beck

What is it New Yorkers love about Mayor Bloomberg? He tells them where they can and cannot smoke, what they can and cannot eat, and now how much soda they’re allowed to drink. They’re totally fine with all that -- but if someone tells them they can’t kill a baby inside the womb, well then, it’s a woman’s body & her choice! ~Glenn Beck

House Fails to Pass Sex-Selective Abortion Ban
Thursday, 31 May 2012 04:32 PM
By Todd Beamon
Despite contentious debate in the U.S. House on Thursday, legislation to ban sex-selective abortions could not muster the two-thirds support necessary to pass, according to Fox News.

The final vote was 246-168 — 30 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to pass the Republican-backed proposal, sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz.

"There has never been a more pro-abortion president in the White House,” Franks said. “I'm astonished the leader of the free world would fail to protect the unborn from being aborted on the basis of sex."

Under the bill, carrying out an abortion based on the gender of the fetus would have been a federal crime. The measure targeted the aborting of female fetuses. The practice is more common to such countries as India and China, where sons are strongly preferred, but is thought to take place in the U.S.

The White House and Democratic lawmakers objected to the bill out of concern that it could end up subjecting doctors to strict punishment, suggesting the law would be difficult to follow.

"The administration opposes gender discrimination in all forms, but the end result of this legislation would be to subject doctors to criminal prosecution if they fail to determine the motivations behind a very personal and private decision," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said.

Still, GOP lawmakers cited the opposition as further proof of the administration's abortion advocacy.

"It is inconceivable to me how our Nobel Prize-winning president can refuse to protect little girls from the violence of sex-selection abortion," Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., said on Thursday.

Supporters characterized the vote as a sex-discrimination issue just as Democrats are accusing Republicans of waging a war on women. A day before the vote, Planned Parenthood attacked GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney as planning to "deny women the right to make their own medical decisions."

The legislation would have made it a federal offense, subject to up to five years in prison, to perform, solicit money to perform, or coerce a woman into a sex-selection abortion. Bringing a woman into the country for such a procedure also would be punishable by up to five years in prison.

Franks and others say evidence of sex-selection abortions exist in the United States among certain ethnic groups from countries with a traditional preference for sons. The bill notes that countries like India and China, where the practice has contributed to lopsided boy-girl ratios, have banned the practice.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Atheist Defends Christianity against Islam Religion

Christianity compared to Islam

Kudos … to Newsweek
by Tim Wildmon
President, American Family Association

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

If there ever was a contrast in worldviews, it is with Christianity and Islam.

Yes. Kudos to Newsweek magazine for giving a cover story to a subject mostly under-reported by the mainstream media: the worldwide persecution of those who practice the Christian faith.
The cover for the February 13 issue reads: "The War on Christians." Inside, the article by Ayaan Hirsi Ali is headlined this way: "The rise of Christophobia: from one end of the Muslim world to the other, Christians are being murdered for their faith."

Ali goes into great detail with one horror story after another from around the world. Despite the promotion of political correctness in the United States, it is becoming clear to most Americans - at least those who are paying attention - that Islam in not a religion of peace.

It is, in fact, a religion of war, violence, intolerance and physical persecution of non-Muslims. These atrocities are being committed against Christians because they are considered infidels, and therefore it is a Muslim's duty to defeat the infidel - in any way necessary.

"We hear so often about Muslims as victims of abuse in the West and combatants in the Arab Spring's fight against tyranny," writes Ali. "But, in fact, a wholly different kind of war is under way - an unrecognized battle costing thousands of lives. Christians are being killed in the Islamic world because of their religion. It is a rising genocide that ought to provoke global alarm."
It is interesting to note that Ali is a professed atheist and international spokesperson for women's rights.

If there ever was a contrast in worldviews, it is with Christianity and Islam. One of the most striking differences is that Christianity teaches, practices and encourages charity. Islam does not. It is Christians from the U.S. who are doing the majority of the private charity and humanitarian work around the world. Just these past couple of weeks alone, I was reminded of several examples of this.

The first example is two young ladies from Saltillo, Mississippi - twin sisters Haleigh and Heather Moore - who are currently running across the country from Louisiana to California to raise money to dig water wells in Third World countries through World Vision. They are motivated by their belief that God wants them to care about other people in need.

The second example is my colleague Buddy Smith, who along with wife Carol, just returned from a week-long trip to Ecuador where they participated with Operation Christmas Child in distributing thousands of shoe boxes of supplies to children who have little or nothing and who are dependent on Christian missions organizations.

Since 1993, Samaritan's Purse (headed by Franklin Graham) has distributed in excess of 94 million shoe box gifts around the world … all in the name of Jesus Christ.

As an aside, you may remember that Franklin Graham, having seen firsthand the persecution of Christians by Muslims in the countries where he works, called Islam "evil" and "wicked."

A third example came to mind while I was at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville in February, when the president of Gospel for Asia came up to me to thank me for the $153,314 that our radio network, American Family Radio, helped raise for them last fall—monies that were applied to buy all kinds of basic human needs for the "untouchables" in India.

American Family Association/American Family Radio has been participating in this project with Gospel for Asia for several years. Why do we care about the outcast people of India? Because in the Bible, Jesus instructs us to do so.

As far as I know, there is no such comparable work being done around the world by Islamic groups or organizations.

Religion, more than anything else, affects the values and morals of a culture, a society, a country.

Monday, May 28, 2012

American Culture of Liberty or Muslim Culture?

Another Reason to Home School ...

Dinner Topics for Tuesday

NYC public school teaching mandatory Arabic..what do you think?

Fox News Blog
A public school in Manhattan will be the first in the city to require students to study Arabic. Students at PS-368 will be required to take 2 classes a week for 45 minutes each. The principal states that Arabic is "a critical-need language" and also believes that it will help the school obtain a prestigious International Baccalaureate standing.

So we want to know..what do you think? Is this a great idea and would you sign the permission slip? OR would you have a problem if your child's school started teaching mandatory Arabic lessons?

NYC Public School Mandates Arabic Language Studies for All 2nd Through 5th Graders

From The Blaze
PS 368, a public elementary school in Manhattan, New York, has implemented a school-wide mandate that is capturing headlines. Principal Nicky Kram Rosen is requiring all 200 students in grades second through fifth to spend two 45-minute sessions each week learning Arabic.

The requirement, which will begin next semester, is intended to help bolster the school’s standing. Rather than focusing on more common (some would argue even more useful) languages like French or Spanish, Rosen has chosen Arabic in an effort to achieve an International Baccalaureate, which would apparently be a wonderful sentiment for the school’s reputation.

“She proposed this to the parent association. They were very supportive,” explained Angela Jackson, the CEO of the Global Language Project, a group backing the initiative. “Arabic has been identified as a critical-need language. It means they can spin the globe and decide where they want to work and live.”
The program was created as a partnership between the Global Language Project and the Qatar Foundation International. Currently, children are participating in a pilot version of the class during their free afternoon periods. As far as potential objections to the program go, the school will need to focus on those incidents, should they become a problem, on an individualized basis.

The Arabic requirement becomes mandatory in September. But PS 368 is a so-called “choice’’ school and no kids, even those living nearby, are forced to attend it. If the school ever enrolls a student who objects to learning Arabic, administrators will deal with that on a case-by-case basis, Jackson said.

Mohamed Mamdouh, who teaches the pilot program, said, “Soon, Arabic will be a global language like French and Spanish. These kids are like sponges. It’s amazing to see their progress.’’

Mamdouh yesterday played a version of duck, duck, goose with the kids using the Arabic words for mother and father — mama and baba — for ducks and geese.

NY1 is reporting that teachers at the school also hope that, in addition to language skills, students gain a better understanding of the Middle East and Arab culture. So far, no opposition to the program has been reported. 

Would YOU express opposition if it were your child?

Don’t you think it would be good for the little darlings to learn English language, rules and structures FIRST!!!!! Good grief, they can’t speak, read or write basic English…..(KAYDEEBEAU)

What’s really sad is that each of those little kids in the picture know more about their ethnic heritage than they know what it even means to be a good American. I’m this, your that! Be an American first! Learn English first! All cultures are not equal, all nations are not equal!
“When Race becomes lifted up over accomplishment, we have then lost what it means to be an exceptional nation among nations”. JMS.