Tiller: I read an interesting article in the Brit press about the murder of Dr. Tiller. One interesting thing was that he expected his fee--$6000--before he began to work. Another was the accusation that Fox News was really to blame for inciting the murder.
BTW--Tiller was excommunicated from the Missouri Synod of the Lutheran Church for his activities.
I would like to know how many people approve of his demise, and how many think the action was morally wrong.
San Francisco's ongoing persecution of the Catholic Church: Aside from passing a resolution categorizing the Church as a hate group, what else has this benighted city done? How about repeated attempts to tax Church property? They lose in court, but it costs the Church a lot of money to fight the City. It is nothing but a blatant attempt to injure the Church, and in contravention of State and Federal Law.
Noooooo----there are no bigots in SF.
How Rude! On Monday, June 1st, two US soldiers were killed by a Jihadist. In Arkansas.
So at one of the memorial rallies what goes down? Some Islamic Chick in a Hijab shows up, starts screaming about how Muslims are victims, and Jesus was a Muslim, Jews, etc.
Lets see--We pro-lifers are a menace because of the actions of a pill popping mad man, and Muslims are always the victims and peace loving.
Another Example of Universities trying to silence religious speech: A woman graduating from UCLA had her graduation statement "edited" because she thank the Lord and mentioned that dreaded name, Jesus. These statements are written by the graduating students and are intended to be their thoughts and words about the experience. She was silenced.
Christine Popa was told she had to remove the reference. In fact, the "advisor" from the Biology dept. who spoke with her said she could simply not read any of Ms. Popa's statement. Ms. Popa mad it clear that she was not happy--not because her faith was involved, but because her right to freedom of speech was involved.
The resolution came when this went public, and it became clear that UCLA, a government supported school, was attempting to violate the separation of Church and State by silencing religious speech. They have changed their policy and Ms. Popa's statement will be read.
The important dynamic isn't that she was allowed to make her statement, it's that the attempt was made to suppress it, and the attempt was not abandoned until there was public knowledge of the attempt. Face it, if UCLA thought it was legally in the right, they would have stuck to their guns.
Yet again, we see an ongoing pattern of people in Academia trying to silence religious speech. And, no matter how much this is denied, it keeps happening!
Excommunicating the SSPX: The Diocese of Regensburg, Germany, has said that it's considering excommunicating men who are to be ordained priests by the Society, and the Bishop who ordains them.
We are trying to heal the breach between the SSPX and the main body of the Church. Regensburg is trying to widen it.
Obviously, this has nothing to do with Church discipline: No move was made to discipline those poncho ladies and their fake bishop who were ordained. No move was made to correct any number of Modernists. No move was made against liturgical abuses so egregious as to constitute sacrilege.
Here's an idea--depose the bishop of Regensburg.