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US President Wannabe Kerry Hates Military.

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Sheesh, it’s tough when I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing and Kerry steps into merde again and I can’t blog in a timely manner.

And it couldn’t come at a more opportune time. It’s the perfect example of why Democrats in power is a bad idea.

Flip-flopper Kerry lost the last presidential election all by himself and amazingly, he may do it again this election and he isn’t even running. He helps show the American voters how close they came to electing a Democrat president who hates the military. How can anyone vote for a party that doesn’t believe in fighting the enemy on their turf, preventing them from coming into our country, believes that the enemy, a non-military combatant, should be given Geneva convention rights, and that every effort to use psychological and/or emotional rigors, wiretapping, and undercover surveillance should be banned?

Michelle Malkin is all over this one, thank goodness.

What’s sad is that most liberals and democrats feel this way about our military. How else can you explain why they won’t let them do their job voting against every military bill that comes before the Senate and Congress?

Voting for a Democrat means that we will have poorer economy, less security, more taxes, and more illegal immigrants.

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October 31, 2006 at 9:43 pm

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Bishops Draft Common Sense Approach To Homosexuality

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In a effort to set some guidelines on ministering to homosexuals and lesbians, the Catholic Church is sounding remarkably common sensical and tolerant.

The guidelines recommend baptizing the adopted children of same-sex couples, as long as the children will be raised as Catholics. It says that gay people may benefit from revealing their “tendencies” to friends, family and their priest, but should not make “general public announcements” about it in the parish.

Nobody, hetero or homosexual, should make general public announcements about their sexual lifestyles in the parish, thank you very much.

Guidelines also say that gay men and lesbians have “no moral obligation to attempt” therapy, an apparent reference to therapy programs that claim to change gay people’s sexual orientation. It says that while “some have found therapy helpful,” there is “no scientific consensus” either on therapy or the causes of homosexuality.

Again, a breath of fresh air. Maybe, just maybe…homosexuality is something that can be genetic. Not all therapy is cathartic or necessary and doesn’t necessarily result in “cures”.

Nobody should be denied a loving relationship if the love is reciprocal and monogamous.

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October 31, 2006 at 9:20 pm

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Canadian Catholic Priest Runs For Political Office

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Free speech is guaranteed in this country and the right to voice your political opinion as well but is it right in the capacity as a priest? The Church is asking for trouble when it allows priests to combine politics with religion.

Speaking from the pulpit on life issues in the context of the ten commandments is what religion should do every week, but to tell parishoners who to vote for, what laws to vote for, and priests running for office is legally outside the Catholic Church’s perimeters of separation of church and state.

Mind you, I’m for it myself, priests should be allowed to have secular lives, marry, and run for political office – if they can handle it – but then again I feel that the Church should be taxed to the fullest extent of the law.

Canon lawyer, Edward Peters discusses Canadian priest Raymond Gravel’s decision to run for office with the permission of his bishop. It will be a situation worth watching. Peters’ claim that the bishop’s approval goes against “sound canon law” should be taken seriously.

Under the 1983 Code, Catholic priests are flatly prohibited from holding governmental office: Canon 285.3 plainly states “Clerics are forbidden to assume public offices which entail a participation in the exercise of civil power.” The legislative history of this norm makes obvious the Legislator’s intent to eliminiate any exceptions to this rule. See Peters, Incrementa in Progressu at 234.

The double speak of why Gravel is being allowed to run for office is ultimately at the root cause of why so many Catholics are floating on a sea of cafeteria confusion. It seems the only ones who don’t have to obey the laws are the clergy.

American priest Fr. Drinan in the public political eye. How sinful.

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October 31, 2006 at 9:00 pm

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Maine Halloween

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October 31, 2006 at 8:56 pm

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Halloween: Catholic Holiday

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Today is Halloween. A holy day, or holiday.

Ignorance prevails about this Catholic holiday. Yes, I said Catholic holiday because Halloween, also known as All Hallow’s Eve is the celebrated day before November 1st, All Saint’s Day, and All Soul’s Day, November 2nd. (Thanks, Molly!)

It is not a festival for Satan, witchcraft, or Hell. It was the Celtic celebration of the New Year. It was a time for the country folk to reflect on the year past and the loved ones who had died.

In the seventh century, Pope Boniface IV designated November 1 All Saints’ Day, a time to honor saints and martyrs. It is widely believed today that the pope was attempting to replace the Celtic festival of the dead with a related, but church-sanctioned holiday. The celebration was also called All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints’ Day) and the night before it, the night of Samhain, began to be called All-Hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween. Even later, in A.D. 1000, the church would make November 2 All Souls’ Day, a day to honor the dead. It was celebrated similarly to Samhain, with big bonfires, parades, and dressing up in costumes as saints, angels, and devils. Together, the three celebrations, the eve of All Saints’, All Saints’, and All Souls’, were called Hallowmas.

Dressing up in costumes, bobbing for apples, carving pumpkins is part of our folklore and tradition. As with commercializing Christmas and the hard feelings people have about losing the Christ out of the holiday, it is up to you to educate your children on the history and traditions of Halloween and bring Christ back into the holy day of Halloween. It’s nothing to be afraid of. Celebrating Christ in all that you do is how God would want you to live.

Go on ~ trick and treat.

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October 31, 2006 at 9:05 am

Male Contraceptive Pill

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I can see the men trying to hold this pill between their knees and not letting it drop.

Will real men take birth control pills? I think they would. Think of all the situations that taking a pill every day would keep them from being involved in? Not leaving it up to women to protect themselves (and are they really taking birth control pills?) and not having to wear a condom that desensitizes their pleasure, I think would be right up a man’s alley.

The only downside is this birth control method doesn’t protect either sexual partner from STD’s. This is a method that should only be used by married couples or committed partners.

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October 30, 2006 at 9:21 pm

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Iraq Success Stories

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We’re days from a national election and the liberal loony pissants are losing it thinking they may win. They tout the war in Iraq as a failure. The war in Iraq was a success. We went to war to change the regime and we did. In a few weeks if not less, Saddam will be found guilty and sentenced for his crimes.

Iraq now has women involved in political cabinet positions. This is the highest percentage in the world.

Want to see the rest of the good we have brought to Iraq? Click here.

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October 30, 2006 at 8:12 pm

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