Friday, June 7, 2013


A number of sources are reporting that there is sizable opposition to Governor Cuomo's plan to expand late term abortion availability and making just about anyone able to perform them legally and unrestricted.
Note the determination of Cuomo to ram this into law, whether you like it or not, in total disregard for moral law and the Bible, and despite his nominal Catholicism. Political expediency trumps all:
New York City's Abortion Ratios by Neighborhood:

Cuomo proposes to expand legalization of late-term abortions:

Culture News: Quote from this article:
“If Cuomo’s legislation succeeds, New York will be sanctioning unrestricted, virtually unregulated, and taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand, making it the most radically pro-abortion state in the nation.”
-- Dr. Charmaine Yoest, Americans United for Life
World Mag: Quote from this article:
"Despite the horrors revealed during the Gosnell trial, Gov. Andrew Cuomo seeks to expand access to late-term abortions in New York. Cuomo hasn’t introduced his promised legislation yet, but in his January State of the State address he named the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) as one point in the Women’s Equality Act agenda."
Archdiocese of New York: Text in full below from the Catholic bishops:

Statement of the Bishops of New York State on Abortion Bill

Today I joined my brother bishops of New York State in releasing a statement to the press regarding the New York State abortion bill.
Here is the press release:
The following is a statement of Timothy Cardinal Dolan and the Bishops of New York State:
We are profoundly distressed by the introduction of a bill in New York State today that would ease restrictions in state law on late-term abortion and runs the serious risk of broadly expanding abortion access at all stages of gestation. This legislation would add a broad and undefined “health” exception for late-term abortion and would repeal the portion of the penal law that governs abortion policy, opening the door for non-doctors to perform abortions and potentially decriminalizing even forced or coerced abortions. In addition, we find the conscience protection in the bill to be vague and insufficient, and we are concerned about the religious liberty of our health facilities. While the bill’s proponents say it will simply “codify” federal law, it is selective in its codification. Nowhere does it address the portions of federal laws that limit abortion, such as the ban on taxpayer funding, the ban on partial birth abortion or protections for unborn victims of violence.
As the pastors of more than 7.2 million Catholic New Yorkers, we fully oppose this measure, and urge all our faithful people to do the same, vigorously and unapologetically. We invite all women and men of good will to join in this effort and defeat this serious attempt to expand abortion availability in our state and to codify the most radical abortion proposals of any state in the nation.
We support the first nine points in the Governor’s agenda that enhance the true dignity of women. We commit ourselves to examining those proposals and working with the legislature on any and all efforts that help guarantee real equity for all women and men.  Our position on these issues will be consistent with all the efforts of the Catholic Church throughout the world to enhance the dignity of women. The direct taking of the life of a child in the womb in no way enhances a woman’s dignity.
Instead of expanding abortion and making abortions even more prevalent, we would like to protect both the woman and the child in the womb. In New York, where one in every three pregnancies ends in abortion (and upwards of 6 in 10 in certain communities), it is clear that we as a state have lost sight of that child’s dignity. We pledge all our efforts to defeat this proposal. We call on all pro-life New Yorkers to stand together with us and with all the leadership in Albany who share our conviction that we have no need for such a bill to become law. We need instead to enhance and promote the life and dignity of all human beings from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death.

Cuomo Introduces Controversial New Abortion Bill: 

"Women's 'Equality' Act":

Cuomo: "Her Body, Her Choice":

New Yorkers for Life:,

Can't We Love Them Both?:

Oppose non-doctors performing abortions and protect our daughters!:


From Americans for Truth About Homosexuality:
These are the three YouTube videos that accompany the event below them (full story):

Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, stands in front of the swank D.C. headquarters of the powerful homosexual lobby group Human Rights Campaign -- which put out a  "Welcome Peter" sign in anticipation of AFTAH's press conference against "Gay Pride." Much as homosexual groups make a pretense of civility, they cynically have sought to smear AFTAH and other pro-family groups as "hate groups" analogous to the KKK -- to discredit them before the media. AFTAH fights this and other LGBT lies and the pro-"gay" media bias that enables them. Of course, we also reject the premise that homosexualism is "equal" to normal and natural sexuality and real, man-woman marriage.

Pro-Family Leaders Slam ‘Gay Pride,’ Human Rights Campaign’s Role in IRS-Gate, at AFTAH Press Confernce

Linda Harvey of Mission America speaks out against pro-homosexual school programs, outside the homosexual lobby group Human Rights Campaign's D.C. headquarters. Harvey was the target of vulgar hate-emails after she was mentioned in press release days before the event.
Linda Harvey of Mission America speaks out against pro-homosexual school programs, outside the homosexual lobby group Human Rights Campaign’s D.C. headquarters. Harvey was the target of vulgar hate-emails after she was mentioned days before in an AFTAH press release announcing the event. Click on photos to view enlarged on web.
Folks, this is a good account of our Tuesday press conference against “Gay Pride Month” in front of Human Rights Campaign’s D.C. headquarters – by Cliff Kincaid of America’s Future, which also provided full video coverage of the event [see YouTube videos Part OnePart Twoand Part Three]. This article is reprinted from the Renew America website (which we highly recommend), and published June 5, 2013. Our press conference was a success even though few "mainstream" media attended. At AFTAH, we are trying to find ways to stop playing DEFENSE and get on the OFFENSE against the aggressive homosexual-bisexual-transgender movement. Thanks for standing with us! -- Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH

Backlash to Obama’s Gay Rights Agenda

An Obama-allied group that is at the center of the scandal over IRS harassment of conservative organizations was the target of a protest outside its own headquarters.
“The escalation of homosexual activist power is bad for America, and American liberty,” declared Peter LaBarbera of the group Americans for Truth outside the headquarters of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in Washington, D.C. He said Christians and conservatives in favor of traditional values are being subjected to “intimidation, bullying, violence, [and] dirty tricks,” such as the HRC’s acquisition of the National Organization for Marriage’s IRS donor filings, for the purpose of harassing opponents of the gay agenda.
The Huffington Post had also received and publicized the confidential information, a violation of federal law.
A banner, “Homosexuality Is Nothing to Be Proud of, but overcoming it is,” was displayed in reference to President Obama’s proclamation of June as “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.”
Obama previously celebrated the 1969 homosexual riots at a seedy Mafia-run bar known as the Stonewall Inn.
HRC sign welcomes AFTAH's Peter LaBarbera. A few hours later, they were denoucing pro-family advocates as the "fringe."
HRC sign “welcomes” AFTAH’s Peter LaBarbera. A few hours later, an HRC spokesman was maligning him and other pro-family advocates as the “fringe.”
Aware of the planned press conference, the HRC put a “Welcome Peter” sign on its headquarters.
But LaBarbera didn’t return the welcome, saying that “The deviant sexual revolution represented by the Human Rights Campaign headquarters behind us is built on a foundation of lies.”
He called the homosexual revolution “one of the most amazing marketing stories of all time: a sexual sin once defined by Noah Webster as the ‘Crime Against Nature,’ condemned by God for millennia, was repackaged as the supposed basis for ‘civil rights.’”
Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel Action, one of several participants in the news conference, denounced the Human Rights Campaign for its role in receiving and u  sing confidential financial records from the IRS to attack donors to the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).
HRC President Joe Solmonese was a co-chair of President Obama’s re-election committee, and Obama spoke at an HRC dinner in 2011.
Mr. John Eastman, the NOM Chairman, was on Capitol Hill at about the same time, describing the criminal conduct involving the HRC. He testified that NOM’s 2008 Form 990 Schedule B information was obtained illegally by the HRC and The Huffington Post and that such actions constitute “a serious felony punishable by a $5,000 fine and up to five years in federal prison…”
Yet, he went on, NOM has been stonewalled in its attempts to discover on its own the source of the felonious conduct, and the organization has “received no satisfaction from the law enforcement authorities of the United States, whose duty it is to prosecute felonious disclosure of confidential tax returns.”
Barack Obama is the most radically pro-homosexual president in U.S. history, and a key ally of Human Rights Campaign.
Giant banner on side of HRC building reproduces Barack Obama’s unbiblical words at his 2013 Inaugural Address. It reads: “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law — FOR IF WE ARE TRULY CREATED EQUAL, THEN SURELY THE LOVE WE COMMIT TO ONE ANOTHE MUST BE EQUAL AS WELL.” Obama is a key ally of the Human Rights Campaign. Click to view enlarged online.
The Washington, D.C., protest outside the headquarters of the HRC also included Eric Holmberg, producer of the documentary “Is Gay the New Black? Homosexuality and the Civil Rights Movement.” He released a YouTube clip of his film titled “From Selma to Stonewall” and said the homosexual movement has used the comparison with blacks to “propagandize” for their cause and to try to “normalize” homosexuality.
During the question-and-answer period, a reporter for BuzzFeed, a financial backer of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, said he had just spoken to a former top adviser to Mitt Romney’s campaign who said it was impossible to reverse the trend for homosexual rights in America.
LaBarbera rejected that view, noting that a homosexual “marriage” bill just failed in Illinois, Obama’s home state, in part because of opposition from blacks and Latinos. LaBarbera, who is based in Illinois, pointed out that Baptist Minister James Meeks, a former member of the Illinois State Senate, recorded robocalls against the bill. Meeks is the Senior Pastor and Founder of Salem Baptist Church of Chicago – the largest African American church in Illinois, with over 15,000 members.
Matt Barber commented on the fact that in secular France, where a socialist government just legalized homosexual marriage, hundreds of thousands of people have turned out in the streets in protest. Many are calling for the resignation of Socialist President Fran├žois Hollande.
“Same-sex marriage has provoked the most prolonged and powerful right-wing demonstrations in France for three decades,” a British paper noted.
Asked about how the U.S. Supreme Court would rule on homosexual marriage this month, Barber said he was not sure, but that it would be surprising and absurd if it found there was a constitutional right “for Patrick Henry to marry Henry Patrick.”
Using facts and figures from the federal Centers for Disease ControlDiane Gramley, President of theAmerican Family Association of Pennsylvania, addressed the ongoing homosexual health crisis:
“It is unbelievable that in an era of escalating STD [sexually transmitted disease] rates, especially for homosexual men…that the Human Rights Campaign is talking about ending the homosexual blood ban.”
Other speakers included Linda Harvey, founder of Mission America and host of Mission America Radio, and Patrick Mangan, Executive Director of Citizens for Community Values of Indiana.
Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel Action calls for an investigation into HRC's role in the IRS-gate scandal.
Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel Action calls for an investigation into HRC’s role in the IRS-gate scandal.
LaBarbera noted that one of the founding fathers of the homosexual movement, communist Harry Hay, supported the participation of NAMBLA (the North American Man/Boy Love Association)in “Gay Pride” parades, and that “a new PRO-pedophile movement is making its case, copycatting ‘gay’ activist tactics of victim-mongering and distorting the meaning of words.”
This new phase of the homosexual movement refers to pedophiles as just “Minor Attracted Persons” or MAPs.


The Guardian News of the UK has released a top secret order of a federal judge serving for the "Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court" at the behest of the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) to require Verizon to turn over the phone records of millions of Americans to the NSA (National Security Agency). The order dates from April 25, 2013 to July 19, 2013.
The copy of the court order can be seen here:
See the New American article:

In other words, millions of innocent Americans have had their call records shared with a federal spy agency in open and hostile defiance of the Fourth Amendment’s guarantee of “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.”

Published on Jun 6, 2013-YouTube video:
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), one of the authors of the Patriot Act, said in a Thursday letter to Attorney General Eric Holder that he is "extremely troubled" by the National Security Agency's seizure of the phone records of millions of Verizon customers through a secret court ruling.
"I do not believe the released FISA order is consistent with the requirements of the Patriot Act," Sensenbrenner wrote. "How could the phone records of so many innocent Americans be relevant to an authorized investigation as required by the Act?"
"Seizing phone records of millions of innocent people is excessive and un-American," he added in a press release that accompanied the letter.

Bluffdale, Utah: $1.5 billion spy center built for the NSA:

National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade, Md.:


The New American reports:
ELCA News Service announces:
Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries proudly announces:

Erwin is a member of Proclaim, a professional association of 130 Lutheran pastors, rostered lay leaders and seminarians who publicly identify as LGBTQ.  Proclaim is a program of Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries, a social ministry organization that supports LGBTQ pastors and their ministries. Bishop-elect Erwin also currently serves on the Extraordinary Lutheran Ministries Board of Directors. 
See: was officially launched April 2, 2011 at a gathering of nearly 60 LGBTQ Lutheran rostered leaders, seminarians and spouses.
ELM’s vision is the full inclusion of all people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in the life of the Lutheran Church. See: