The following piece, “The War Prayer” by Mark Twain, sums up pretty well how I felt on Independence Day as I reflected on the gung-ho, John Wayne, cowboy diplomacy attitude espoused by so many of my fellow American Christians.
When I attended the United for Peace and Justice anti-war rally in Pittsburgh at the beginning of ’03, I was annoyed and frustrated by the horrendous mission creep there. I was there to stop what I felt was an unjust war (we can argue that point later) and intrusive laws that threatened liberty in the name of patriotism and national security, not support abortion on demand. One minute I was cheering an anti-war speaker and the next I was listening to a feminazi rail on about a woman’s right to
end a life choose.
It seems that Catholic Peace Fellowship has had similar experiences with UFPJ and wants no more. They’ve severed ties over UFPJ’s participation in the "March for Women’s Lives" and I can’t blame them.
"United for Peace and Justice is a coalition of more than 800 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to oppose our government’s policy of permanent warfare and empire-building."
And that has what to do with abortion?!? I like what CPF said about this.
"No one has the right to choose life or death for another; to assume such power has always been recognized as the ultimate form of oppression"
"Nowhere in [UFPJ’s statement of purpose, the Unity Statement] is there mention of ‘reproductive rights’ or the ‘freedom’ to choose to kill."
By the way, these are the same yahoos who demand no barriers/pens, free water, free transportation, and monetary compensation for their march at the GOP convention.
You’d think people would realize that drugs are bad by now. Sheesh.
“GHENT, Belgium (Reuters) – A Belgian actor is sharing a cage with a pig for three days in the hope that the animal will reveal why there is so much conflict in the world.”
“‘I am not pro-America at all,’ Verdonck said. ‘But I don’t want to make a statement in a real political way like we should do this or we should do that…It is too confusing for me to do it that way.’ “
Riiiight. This makes SO much more sense.