Saturday, June 22, 2013


Back in 2008, "ardent, practicing Catholic" Pelosi 
said that the Catholic Church has never been clear 
about when life begins:
Pelosi on the Word of God: 
"Fill it in with whatever you want":

As you will hear, Nancy Pelosi condemns abortionist Kermit Gosnell of Philadelphia, but defends a woman's right to choose in her dismissal of a reporter's question about the "moral difference":

Nancy Pelosi: Late Term Abortions Are Sacred Ground:

American Family Association Radio critique:
Outrage from Catholics expressed by 
priest Frank Pavone:
Letter to Nancy Pelosi by Frank Pavone:

Full Text:

Open Letter to Nancy Pelosi

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Dear Mrs. Pelosi,
Last Thursday, June 13, you were asked a question in a press
briefing that you declined to answer. The question was, "What is the 
moral difference between what Dr. Gosnell did to a baby born alive at 
23 weeks and aborting her moments before birth?"
Given the fact that the Gosnell case has been national news for months
now, and that Congress, where you serve as House Democratic Leader, 
was about to have a vote on banning abortion after 20 weeks fetal age, this 
was a legitimate question.
Instead of even attempting to answer the question, you resorted to
judgmental ad hominem attacks on the reporter who asked it, saying, 
"You obviously have an agenda. You're not interested in having an answer." 
Mrs. Pelosi, the problem is that you're not interested in giving an answer.
Your refusal to answer this question is consistent with your failure to provide
an answer to a similar question from me and the members of my Priests for 
Life staff. Several years ago, we visited your office with the diagrams of 
dismemberment abortion at 23 weeks, and asked the simple question, 
"When you say the word 'abortion,' is this what you mean?" In response, 
nothing but silence has emanated from your office.
In what way is this refusal to address an issue of such national importance
consistent with the leadership role you are supposed to be exercising?
Public servants are supposed to be able to tell the difference between 
serving the public and killing the public. Apparently, you can't. Otherwise, you 
would have been able to explain the difference between a legal medical procedure 
that kills a baby inside the womb and an act of murder -- for which Dr. Gosnell 
is now serving life sentences -- for killing the same baby outside the womb.
Moreover, you stated at the press briefing on June 13, "As a practicing and 
respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me when we talk about this. 
I don't think it should have anything to do with politics."
With this statement, you make a mockery of the Catholic faith and of the
tens of millions of Americans who consider themselves "practicing and 
respectful Catholics" and who find the killing of children -- whether inside or 
outside the womb -- reprehensible.
You speak here of Catholic faith as if it is supposed to hide us from reality
instead of lead us to face reality, as if it is supposed to confuse basic moral 
truths instead of clarify them, and as if it is supposed to help us escape the hard 
moral questions of life rather than help us confront them.
Whatever Catholic faith you claim to respect and practice, it is not the faith
that the Catholic Church teaches. And I speak for countless Catholics when I 
say that it's time for you to stop speaking as if it were.
Abortion is not sacred ground; it is sacrilegious ground. To imagine God
giving the slightest approval to an act that dismembers a child he created is 
offensive to both faith and reason.
And to say that a question about the difference between a legal medical
procedure and murder should not "have anything to do with politics" reveals
profound failure to understand your own political responsibilities, which start 
with the duty to secure the God-given right to life of every citizen.
Mrs. Pelosi, for decades you have gotten away with betraying and
misrepresenting the Catholic faith as well as the responsibilities of public
office. We have had enough of it. Either exercise your duties as a public servant 
and a Catholic, or have the honesty to formally renounce them.
Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life


From American Family Association, a request for prayer:

A Personal Note from Tim Wildmon

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Pray for the Supreme Court and the Nation

June 20, 2013

This weekend America is poised at the edge of a moral cliff. On Monday the United States Supreme Court will decide two cases that ask it to redefine marriage to include homosexual couples. We do not know whether the Court will declare homosexual marriage to be a constitutionally guaranteed right or will leave the definition of marriage to be decided state by state. Neither of those options are a clear victory for the institution of marriage as God created it.
The cases:
Hollingsworth v. Perry - Proposition 8
U.S. v Windsor - Defense of Marriage Act
The question is: Does a law that defines marriage to be only between a man and a woman deny homosexual couples the Fourteenth Amendment guarantee of "Equal Protection of the Law?"
We are at a crisis point similar to the weekend before the Roe v Wade decision was announced, which declared abortion a constitutional right. It is a horrible time to face, but a good time to pray.
AFA asks you to pray this weekend for our country and especially for the Supreme Court. A sample prayer is printed below. Please forward this call to prayer request to your praying friends and family.
Prayer for the Supreme Court and the Nation
Heavenly Father, we praise You for Your unchanging truth, holiness, righteousness, mercy and grace. You have given us a nation founded upon the principles of Your word. You have blessed us, but we have squandered Your grace and turned away from Your principles. So we come to You to plead for our nation.
Specifically, we pray for the pending Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage. We pray that next week the Court would not impose a false definition of marriage on our nation. Father, we confess that we in the Church have already sinned against You and have not been good stewards of the gift of marriage through our own issues with unfaithfulness, selfishness, pornography, homosexuality and divorce. Forgive us, Lord. Now our nation is following our imperfect example and seeks to redefine and corrupt the gift of marriage in order to satisfy its own lusts.
We acknowledge that through Jesus Christ we can repent and turn to You. So help the people of this nation to turn to You with repentant hearts, that we all may be covered in Your grace. Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, let Your purity and truth shine in this situation. Help us to proclaim to those enslaved by homosexuality, and any other sin, that liberty and identity is available in Jesus Christ. Help us to lovingly embrace the repentant.
Fill us with Your Spirit so that our thoughts, words and actions reflect Your love and not our judgment. Help us to trust in Your plan, and to act justly throughout it. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Your Son and our Savior. Amen.
God is faithful to His Word and shall accomplish that which He has spoken.
(Isaiah 55:11)
Please forward this to others who will also pray.


Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association


About a year ago, Mark Driscoll of Seattle, Washington's Mars Hill Church, a "Reformed Charismatic", delivered was has been described as an offensive sermon because of its pornographic descriptions. At least Phillip Johnson of Team Pyro called it 
"Pornographic Divination"., with transcript:

Todd Friel of Wretched Radio reveals that Driscoll believes that cessationism is like atheism. Driscoll believes in continued revelation to him personally in dreams and visions:

The Christian Post reports that Driscoll believes that cessationism is wrong:
More recently, Mark Driscoll on

"Common questions about the gift of tongues":

There is a parallel here with Wayne Grudem's continuationism. See our previous posts:
Ex Catholics For Christ, recommends 
John MacArthur's book, "Charismatic Chaos":

Also see their full article: "Are Tongues And Healings For Today?":

Are Healing and Tongues for Today? (1 Corinthians 12) John MacArthur:

Published on Apr 23, 2013
A thorough examination will yield the truth that spiritual gifts fill two major purposes: the permanent gifts edify the church and the temporary gifts are signs to confirm the Word of God. God will continue to give the permanent gifts to believers for the duration of the church age, and those gifts are to be ministered by His people at all times in the life of the church. Those gifts include first the speaking or verbal gifts—prophecy, knowledge, wisdom, teaching, and exhortation, and, second, the serving or nonverbal gifts—leadership, helps, giving, mercy, faith, and discernment. The temporary sign gifts were limited to the apostolic age and therefore ceased after that time. Those gifts included miracles, healing, languages, and the interpretation of languages. The purpose of temporary sign gifts was to authenticate the apostolic message as the Word of God, until the time when the Scriptures, His written Word, were completed and became self--authenticating...

John MacArthur on the charismatic movement. 

"The reason the Church is in the mess it's in today":

The Modern Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit - John MacArthur:

Why Confront the Charismatic Movement - John MacArthur:

John Piper: 

Have You Ever Seen a Vision or Spoken In Tongues?

What Is Speaking in Tongues By John Piper: A Middle of the Road: