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Divorce a Wife or Leave the Country

Being offered asylum in Denmark does not grant you the right or the privilege of keeping two wives…

An Iraqi man living in Denmark has been told that if he doesn’t divorce one of his two wives, he will have to leave the country. The unnamed interpreter worked with Danish forces in Iraq before going to Denmark to escape the horrors of war.

Russia Today: Features “Two -wife Muslim may have to quit Denmark.”

And, I’m just not going to say anything else I’m just gonna quit, but I bet his wives would like to boil his head in a pot – ya think?

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Reproductive Rights – How Much Do You Know?

(since the post ‘John McCain’s War on Women ‘ I’ve received quite a few personal e-mails thanking me, many women were not aware of the issues/stances McCain not only stood on, but has voted – I felt this post was only befitting and very much appropriate.)

Every day, at the state, local and federal levels, decisions are made that impact women’s reproductive health.

Do you know the status of reproductive rights in America?

Test your knowledge to find out » Test Your Knowledge of Women’s Health Policy

Decisions are made daily by the courts system, our legislators and even the FDA that have major implications for women’s rights and health — from contraception, to sex education, to breast and gynecological cancers and more.

But it can be a scramble to try and keep up-to-date via newspapers, magazines, television and the web when trying to get current information on women’s health and reproductive rights today. Does that translate into feeling confident in what you know about these critical issues?

Take a quick poll to find out how much you know about reproductive rights policy in the U.S. »

Take The Poll, Answer The Questions, Educate Yourself and Others.

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US Marines are forcing Christianity onto the Iraqis

Sad to say, but this is a part of having America come into your home…. they are going to tell you that Christianity is right and your religion and faith is all wrong, but the real plight is about your conversion.

Our, U.S. Marines are handing out this coin, imprinted with a Gospel verse, to Fallujah residents.

Anad said, a Marine slipped a coin out of his pocket and put it in his hand.

Out of fear, he accepted it, Anad said. When he was inside the city, the college student said, he looked at one side of the coin. “Where will you spend eternity?” it asked.

He flipped it over, and on the other side it read, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16.”

You can read the full article at McClatchy Washington Bureau.

Here’s a comment that one of the readers left in regards to the “shiny fake coin”.

Hi there! We’ve bombed your country, crippled your infrastructure, killed thousands of your citizens, and pretty much ruined any chance for you or your remaining loved ones to have any semblance of a normal life in your homeland. But we’re hoping this shiny fake coin that says you’re going to hell unless you accept Jesus as Lord will somehow comfort you.

Sincerely,
Handful of Well-Intentioned but not-so-bright US Marines

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Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius Should Be Banned From Communion over Abortion Vote

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, of the Archdiocese of Kansas City of Kansas has asked and met with the Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius requesting that she no longer partake in the sacred act of communion. The eating of a wafer and the drinking of grape wine [representative of Jesus’ Blood].

You see only the pure absent of sin living their lives in holiness as of the Bible, should ever participate in communion – the holiest of all acts. In that case, not the Archbishop or anyone else for that fact, should raise their hands nor rise to their feet – just don’t get in line.

But whatever holiness and goodness that Governor Sebelius was living it was pretty much cast aside after her April 21st Veto of the Comprehensive Abortion Reform Act passed by the Kansas legislature.

The Archbishop wrote

Since becoming archbishop, I have met with Governor Sebelius several times over many months to discuss with her the grave spiritual and moral consequences of her public actions by which she has cooperated in the procurement of abortions performed in Kansas…. I wrote the governor last August requesting that she refrain from presenting herself for reception of the Eucharist until she had acknowledged the error of her past positions, made a worthy sacramental confession and taken the necessary steps for amendment of her life which would include a public repudiation of her previous efforts and actions in support of laws and policies sanctioning abortion.

Recently, it came to my attention that the governor had received holy Communion at one of our parishes. I have written to her again, asking her to respect my previous request and not require from me any additional pastoral actions.

I must be honest the only thing I can think are these 2 words — Vomit and Regurgitate.

Oh where Oh where is my Separation between Church and State?!

Read all you want at KansasCity.com or at The Leaven.com and here’s a message from the Governor.

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It’s Official Religion Has Driven The Mayor of Alabama Crazy


(mayor on far left)

I’d say it’s official that the Mayor of Alabama has lost his mind and he needs to retrace his steps in hopes of finding it.

Mayor Larry Langford of Alabama held a ‘Sack cloth and Ashes’ prayer and vigil in response to his city’s high homicide rate. His words, “This city needs to humble itself.” Mayor Langford is a professing Christian, that is leading his citizens the exact way the people in the book of Jonah were led. And, that was for the residents of the ancient city of Ninevah to wear rough fabric and ashes as a sign of turning away from sin.

First, the Mayor is in violation of separation of church and state.

Second and real important, this man is treading on some very dangerous waters. So, he’s a professing Christian? Did he speak in a universal language of religion for everyone in his city – I doubt it & I’d bet my last dime.

There’s arguments between the Baptists and the Methodists or should I say a disparaging belief system. Then the differences between the Catholics and the nondenominational and/or what about the Jehovah Witness? I could keep going, but you see where I’m headed with this right?

When the prayer rally is over and the crime rate has shot up even higher, it could be and do you know why?

Because he prayed the prayers of a Christian Baptist man not a Jewish or Catholic one. The Mayor prayed wrong, he wasn’t in the right closet. He even had his flock praying wrong, which brought on curses from The Masterful obviously unforgiving God. (You know it’s the truth).

I’m just curious?? Is it still wrong and a reason for God to send you to Hell if you’re a Methodist and you sit in a visiting Baptist Church and take communion? No disrespect intended. I was cursed from the lips of a Pastor because I had the audacity to do this. Told if I ever did it again, they’d have to ask me to leave the church. And, this was a nondenominational pastor and so was the church that we were visiting. Yet, he could not lead us and save us appropriately with the drinking of that symbolic grape drink (blood) and wafer cracker. His prayers may not have been clean like a righteous man – my participation could have brought on destruction to the world and sin for me.

So I hope the Mayor is very careful! One thousand followers/prayers/citizens was in attendance. He had purchased 2,000 sack cloths. He told his people in a wonderful spirit of unity, that if they were too cute to put a sack cloth on – stay home. And if they were too cute to adorn themselves symbolically with ashes – stay home. He’s such a wonderful Christian, who by the way sits on the board part time at Birmingham Budweiser Distributing Co. as “director public relations.”

Maybe when the repentance rally was over he invited the 1,000 to come have a beer on him – food for thought?

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Liberty Of Conscience In Defense of America’s Tradition Of Religious Equality

Martha Nussbaum and I agree whole heartily on this “People who don’t want a lot of religious observance in public life are not our enemies, are not mocking us, or denigrating us, but they are worried about something that is a real issue.  Namely how can we be a Nation of Equals?”

“Martha Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at University of Chicago, about church and state, and her newest book, LIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE: IN DEFENSE OF AMERICA’S TRADITION OF RELIGIOUS EQUALITY”.

Martha is a leading philosopher I wonder if that makes me one, too?  Seeing as this is her quote and I agree with her.  Plus, she feels that our country should not not be defined by one religious belief.  Haven’t I said this all along?  Yet, she and I part ways when it comes to this — she is of the belief that no one person truly believes there should be an absolute separation of church and state.  But, I do.  

It’s really very simple an I’ll explain – 

It’s this little thing called the First Amendment (read it).  You won’t see it as I and the next man won’t see it like you.  It’s like the telephone game.  By the time it gets to the very last person the message has been so misconstrued, bent and twisted right out of shape.  Everyone has thrown in their own nuts and screws.  The nuts and bolts of how they deciphered the message that was told to them.  It’s the same exact thing when it comes to the reading of the First Amendment.

Real quickly, last example.  I read a Bible scripture and come away with my interpretation.  You’ll read the very same one – Viola!  You walk away with a different meaning of interpretation.  Therefore, until ‘We’ speak a universal language of religion faith belief – then yes I believe in absolute separation of church and state.

Now I’m not sure how far off the mark me and Dear Martha are on this point that she made, “If you look into the religions they all have this deep idea of human dignity,” (and it basically translates through our conscience).  That’s interesting.  My introduction to religion (Christianity) was that I was only a wretch, you me and the rest of us, forever & for always.  There’s no human dignity in that. 

Martha was once a Christian, she’s now Jewish.  Her ancestors came over on the Mayflower, whereby she explains they stole the Indians land.  Why?  They felt their Christianity gave them their right to have it – (lovely).  Religion – Human Dignity – Conscience – Translates – To What?

I found Martha Nussbaum a very likable person in the short 30 minutes of her interview with Bill Moyers.  She said some most profound things that I won’t forget, that people who stand up and holler God Bless America makes them no more protected by God or (patriotic) than the next man.  I tossed patriotic in.  This includes if you wear a flag lapel pin, too.  Which by the way John McCain has not worn since he’s been running for president.  Yet, he throws fiery darts at Senator Barack Obama, just like Hillary Clinton – throwing darts – not a lapel pin in sight!  Folks are ignorant.  And you think we’re going to get a universal language of religion for a public square and format – dream on.

And, this was really deep to me,

“The imprisonment of the soul and the rape of the soul,” is when you try to force someone to believe in a religion not of their choice.” 

Our founding fathers declared, that this was not a christian nation. 

And, even if they had no one can tell you what faith or religion to embrace practice nor believe in.

You can read the full transcript or watch the interview at Moyers/Nussbaum and come out with your own interpretation and meaning of everything that was said.

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No Religious Test Shall Ever Be Required in Order To Take Office

What is the religious role in government?   

What did Thomas Jefferson Thomas Paine or James Madison say?  Do you know? 

Presumably they built this country in the legal sense —

Here’s an excerpt from the First Amendment Article VI Section Three: 

‘but No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or any public trust under the United States’.

That’s funny because we can rarely turn on a program without one of the presidential hopefuls being grilled on their religious beliefs and if you happen to be Senator Barack Obama, well you’re even held accountable for what your pastor thinks or preaches.

Then we have the men and women holding other public offices throwing in their two cents.  Questioning the integrity of the past and present candidates, due to their religion.  It’s sad they can’t uphold the Constitution – it really is called breaking the law.  You can call what you want.  I see it like a form of treason, so-to-speak.  I put it in the same category.  

And, here is some information that I will share with you that I wasn’t aware of until today —

Mississippi Alabama and Texas within the laws of their individual State Constitution (always struck down though) had it written, that you didn’t have to profess the belief as a Christian, but you had to profess a belief in a supreme being or higher power.

So are they really trying to make me believe let alone try to convince me, that if one of their citizens (candidates) professed their belief in ‘Allah’ that they were ‘Muslim’ and they read from the ‘Koran’ it would be okay?  I’m not buying it.

This takes me back several decades ago when a girlfriend of mine was wanting to become an Ohio State Trooper.  However the guideline set, which was written in our state Constitution was that you had to be registered as a Republican.  Now how democratic was this?  Such a fair process and I say this sarcastically speaking.  Not sure how it is today?  Yet I don’t see the difference in the two, you know what I mean?

You can find more at The Enlightenment Show/Separation of Church and State {watch the show}.

Have a Free Speech First Amendment Right – Kind of Day!

 

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