Saturday, October 02, 2004

San Francisco Schools For Jihad

Yes, this place is truly an insane asylum.

The San Francisco Unified School District will host an event tomorrow (Saturday, October 2) in support of overseas terrorist groups given by the International Solidarity Movement and its affiliate, International ANSWER. Taking place at Horace Mann Middle School in San Francisco’s Mission District, the event is titled “The Struggle for Palestine: 4th Anniversary of the Intifada.” The Intifada means the violent insurrection started by the PLO in September, 2000 that has resulted in over 25,000 terror attacks and more than 1,000 innocent people deliberately murdered in cold blood.

For the radical Left, this event is especially timely, since it follows the beheadings of two American citizens in Iraq last week, a crime and tragedy that undoubtedly will not be condemned during the proceedings at the Horace Mann Middle School this weekend.
Not Everyone Should be Allowed to Vote II

Res Ipsa Loquitur
When You Mess With the Bull, You Get the Horns

A public school district is ordered to pay-up big time for its intolerance of traditional Catholic views about homosexuality. (link via Amy Welborn)

"Hopefully, this will deter Ann Arbor Public Schools from violating students' constitutional rights in the future," said Robert Muise of the Thomas More Law Center on Friday, after learning that U.S. District Judge Gerald Rosen had ordered the school district to reimburse the center for suing on behalf of Elizabeth (Betsy) Hansen.

"They could have avoided all of this by simply letting her express her views," Muise said. The center is an Ann Arbor-based public interest law firm that defends the religious liberties of Christians.

Friday, October 01, 2004

What They Said

Why no serious Catholic should even consider voting for Kerry. (link via Mark Shea)

Kerry has a proven record of hostility to judges who share the beliefs that form the core of the Church’s teachings on life, family, and social issues. With the full support of Senators Kerry and Edwards, Senate Democrats have used unprecedented filibusters to prevent the Senate from holding a vote on many of President Bush’s judicial nominees – not because they were unqualified but because of liberal concerns that their judicial philosophy would yield results that conform too closely to the core teachings of Catholic doctrine. In effect, to paraphrase one commentator, Senate Democrats have adopted a viewpoint test for judicial office that has the effect of screening out all nominees who are faithful to the Church’s teaching.
Putting Terri's Faith on Trial?

A Florida judge considers whether evidence of Terri Schiavo's commitment to her Catholic faith should be allowed in arguments against removing her feeding tubes.

In a hearing Thursday, attorneys for the parents of the 40-year-old brain-damaged woman argued that Schiavo was a practicing Catholic whose views would be affected by statements made by Pope John Paul II in March.

The pope said in a speech that someone in a persistent vegetative state still has the right to basic health care, including nutrition and hydration, and that to withhold it would be a sin.
From the Same Folks Who Said "The Passion" Would Cause Anti-Semitism

The Anti-Defamation League successfully henpecks Riverside County to cover up a Theodore Roosevelt quote (“The true Christian is the true citizen”) that was engraved on a courthouse wall about 70 years ago.

The ADL, which seeks to fight anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry, sent a letter to the court in July stating that the quote should be covered because it could be interpreted as a direct “endorsement of Christian faith.”

Alison Mayersohn, associate director of the group’s Pacific Southwest region, said that without the original context, the quote could easily be perceived by socially vulnerable groups, particularly minorities “as equating Christianity and good citizenship.”

In other words, the ADL thinks minorities are too stupid to figure out that the quote in no way implies that one must be a Christian in order to be a true citizen. Typical elitist left-wing goofs.

Thursday, September 30, 2004

LA County Sued for Voting to Remove Cross Off Seal

God bless the plaintiffs who filed the complaint, but practically speaking, I don't see them getting too far with this.

The suit alleges that the supervisors' action was hostile toward religion and a waste of taxpayers' money.

Supervisors earlier this month voted 3-2 to approve a new county seal to avoid a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California.

The ACLU claimed the cross symbol represented a government endorsement of Christianity in violation of the First Amendment.
Individuals Can't Be Required to Obtain Speech Permits

So rules the 6th Circuit Court of Appeal in a case involving a street preacher who had attempted to verbally express his religious beliefs on public property. What's real interesting about this case, though, is that no determination was made as to why it is acceptable for the State to require groups to obtain a speech permit, but not individuals.

In a dissent, Judge Deborah Cook said she thought the state's rules for use of the Statehouse grounds were appropriate because they regulated the time, place and manner of speech but not the content of the message.

Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro was considering whether to appeal the decision, spokeswoman Kim Norris said.

"We continue to maintain that there is no principal difference between individual speakers and groups on the grounds of the Statehouse," Norris said. The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board regulates use of the Statehouse grounds and approves permits.
Not Everyone Should be Allowed to Vote

Some words of something other than wisdom from Ms. Cameron Diaz (via Drudge):

"We have a voice now, and we're not using it, and women have so much to lose. I mean, we could lose the right to our bodies. We could lo--if you think that rape should be legal, then don't vote. But if you think that you have a right to your body, and you have a right to say what happens to you and fight off that danger of losing that, then you should vote, and those are the..."

Wednesday, September 29, 2004

More Catholics Supporting Prez. Bush

According to a poll conducted by former Catholic George Barna. A good sign, but probably still should be taken with a grain of salt.

Monday, September 27, 2004

Time to Come Clean Mr. President

Bobby Eberle at raises some serious questions on whether the President lied about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction. Interestingly, it isn't President Bush that needs to answer the hard questions.