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The Great Divorce: The ECUSA

Posted by Mark on June 9, 2005

The split is coming quickly:

Twenty Episcopal bishops at odds over homosexual clergy will attempt to reconcile their differences next month, but church conservatives say the meeting’s real business is to start discussions on how to divide their assets in the event of a split.
If differences between Episcopal liberals and conservatives are quickly determined to be “irreconcilable,” says retired Diocese of Florida Bishop Stephen Jecko, the discussion will switch to engineering a breakup without running up millions of dollars in lawsuits.

Further:

The Los Angeles gathering would be the first admission of schism by the 2.2-million-member denomination.
“It’ll be who gets the money and who gets the kids,” Bishop Jecko said. “I hope it will be an amicable divorce. … Those of us on the [theologically] orthodox side have no interest in going to court.”

Speaking as one of those kids, the divorce can’t come quickly enough. The fear for the left is that they will be the ones left out of the wider Anglican Communion in the end. They may also lose some of the prime real estate, and therefore funding, to a new conservative Anglican communion. We’ll see.

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Koran Abuse at Gitmo Confirmed!

Posted by Mark on June 9, 2005

Before you folks on the left sigh in relief that you were right, that American soldiers really are evil, sadistic murderers, working for the “fascist” Bush Administration, you might want to read Max Boot’s column. What the heck this is doing in the LA Times is beyond me. Must’ve got past the censors…or else the LA Times has finally decided they would like to make some money instead of just printing propaganda sheets.

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Embryonic Stem Cells: A Way Out of the Darkness?

Posted by Mark on June 9, 2005

This has the potential of ending the stem cell debate. Funding should be made available to support this effort.

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Howard and Hillary: From Peggy Noonan

Posted by Mark on June 9, 2005

Some columns are simply so important that nothing else needs to be said. This column from Peggy Noonan is one of those:

Close your eyes and imagine this.

President Bush is introduced at a great gathering in Topeka, Kan. It is the evening of June 9, 2005. Ruffles and flourishes, “Hail to the Chief,” hearty applause from a packed ballroom. Mr. Bush walks to the podium and delivers the following address.

Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. I want to speak this evening about how I see the political landscape. Let me jump right in. The struggle between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party is a struggle between good and evil–and we’re the good. I hate Democrats. Let’s face it, they have never made an honest living in their lives. Who are they, really, but people who are intent on abusing power, destroying the United States Senate and undermining our Constitution? They have no shame.

But why would they? They have never been acquainted with the truth. You ever been to a Democratic fundraiser? They all look the same. They all behave the same. They have a dictatorship, and suffer from zeal so extreme they think they have a direct line to heaven. But what would you expect when you have a far left extremist base? We cannot afford more of their leadership. I call on you to help me defeat them!”

Imagine Mr. Bush saying those things, and the crowd roaring with lusty delight. Imagine John McCain saying them for that matter, or any other likely Republican candidate for president, or Ken Mehlman, the head of the Republican National Committee.

Can you imagine them talking this way? Me neither. Because they wouldn’t.

Read the whole thing. It’s an important commentary on Democrat politics.

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The Great Divorce: The ECUSA

Posted by Mark on June 9, 2005

The split is coming quickly:

Twenty Episcopal bishops at odds over homosexual clergy will attempt to reconcile their differences next month, but church conservatives say the meeting’s real business is to start discussions on how to divide their assets in the event of a split.
If differences between Episcopal liberals and conservatives are quickly determined to be “irreconcilable,” says retired Diocese of Florida Bishop Stephen Jecko, the discussion will switch to engineering a breakup without running up millions of dollars in lawsuits.

Further:

The Los Angeles gathering would be the first admission of schism by the 2.2-million-member denomination.
“It’ll be who gets the money and who gets the kids,” Bishop Jecko said. “I hope it will be an amicable divorce. … Those of us on the [theologically] orthodox side have no interest in going to court.”

Speaking as one of those kids, the divorce can’t come quickly enough. The fear for the left is that they will be the ones left out of the wider Anglican Communion in the end. They may also lose some of the prime real estate, and therefore funding, to a new conservative Anglican communion. We’ll see.

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Koran Abuse at Gitmo Confirmed!

Posted by Mark on June 9, 2005

Before you folks on the left sigh in relief that you were right, that American soldiers really are evil, sadistic murderers, working for the “fascist” Bush Administration, you might want to read Max Boot’s column. What the heck this is doing in the LA Times is beyond me. Must’ve got past the censors…or else the LA Times has finally decided they would like to make some money instead of just printing propaganda sheets.

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Embryonic Stem Cells: A Way Out of the Darkness?

Posted by Mark on June 9, 2005

This has the potential of ending the stem cell debate. Funding should be made available to support this effort.

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Howard and Hillary: From Peggy Noonan

Posted by Mark on June 9, 2005

Some columns are simply so important that nothing else needs to be said. This column from Peggy Noonan is one of those:

Close your eyes and imagine this.

President Bush is introduced at a great gathering in Topeka, Kan. It is the evening of June 9, 2005. Ruffles and flourishes, “Hail to the Chief,” hearty applause from a packed ballroom. Mr. Bush walks to the podium and delivers the following address.

Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. I want to speak this evening about how I see the political landscape. Let me jump right in. The struggle between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party is a struggle between good and evil–and we’re the good. I hate Democrats. Let’s face it, they have never made an honest living in their lives. Who are they, really, but people who are intent on abusing power, destroying the United States Senate and undermining our Constitution? They have no shame.

But why would they? They have never been acquainted with the truth. You ever been to a Democratic fundraiser? They all look the same. They all behave the same. They have a dictatorship, and suffer from zeal so extreme they think they have a direct line to heaven. But what would you expect when you have a far left extremist base? We cannot afford more of their leadership. I call on you to help me defeat them!”

Imagine Mr. Bush saying those things, and the crowd roaring with lusty delight. Imagine John McCain saying them for that matter, or any other likely Republican candidate for president, or Ken Mehlman, the head of the Republican National Committee.

Can you imagine them talking this way? Me neither. Because they wouldn’t.

Read the whole thing. It’s an important commentary on Democrat politics.

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Posted by Mark on June 9, 2005

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Thanks to Zaph, this will be the avatar for Liberty Just in Case over at Balance of Power. It really does represent what Liberty Just in Case is about.

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Stop the ACLU Blogburst – PERA2005

Posted by zaphriel on June 9, 2005

Hey, so now there is a proposed law, (one that should never be necessary), that will protect religious entities from the threat of potential litigants seeking damages and attorney’s fees. It is called the Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005 (HR 2679). It protects all of us.

Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005 (Introduced in House)

HR 2679 IH

109th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2679
To amend the Revised Statutes of the United States to eliminate the chilling effect on the constitutionally protected expression of religion by State and local officials that results from the threat that potential litigants may seek damages and attorney’s fees.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 26, 2005
Mr. HOSTETTLER (for himself, Mr. WAMP, Mr. NORWOOD, Mr. JENKINS, Mr. PAUL, Mr. DOOLITTLE, Mr. SODREL, Mr. WELDON of Florida, Mr. ALEXANDER, Mr. BACHUS, Mr. PITTS, Mr. INGLIS of South Carolina, Mr. OTTER, Mr. DUNCAN, Mr. JONES of North Carolina, Mr. KINGSTON, Mr. SMITH of Texas, Mr. BARTLETT of Maryland, Mr. POE, and Mr. BARRETT of South Carolina) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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A BILL
To amend the Revised Statutes of the United States to eliminate the chilling effect on the constitutionally protected expression of religion by State and local officials that results from the threat that potential litigants may seek damages and attorney’s fees.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005′.

SEC. 2. LIMITATIONS ON CERTAIN LAWSUITS AGAINST STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS.

(a) Civil Action for Deprivation of Rights- Section 1979 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (42 U.S.C. 1983) is amended–

(1) by inserting `(a)’ before the first sentence; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

`(b) The remedies with respect to a claim under this section where the deprivation consists of a violation of a prohibition in the Constitution against the establishment of religion shall be limited to injunctive relief.’.

(b) Attorneys Fees- Section 722(b) of the Revised Statutes of the United States (42 U.S.C. 1988(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following: `However, no fees shall be awarded under this subsection with respect to a claim described in subsection (b) of section nineteen hundred and seventy nine.’Source

Remember this protects all religious institutions from unnecessary litigation simply because they expressed their religion. It causes pro bono cases to truly be pro bono, and not contingency when dealing with these type of cases, it does not take away the right to sue, nor does it let wrongful deeds go unpunished (So don’t worry the child molester priests will still be prosecuted, as they should.)

So please show your support. This is a great proposed law and really needs all of us to contact our representatives in support of it.

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