………claims to have another video showing sale of baby parts and probably admission of regular performance of illegal abortions/born-alive murders from within the state of Texas. If so, that could be very big trouble for Planned Barrenhood, the corrupt Joe Strauss aside, there is a very large majority of quite pro-life legislators right now, and hopes to bring in even more next term.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton confirmed in testimony before the Texas Senate that his office has launched an investigation into illegal activites at state Planned Barrenhoods, including their mills in Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, and Houston:
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton confirmed on Wednesday that a video obtained by his office as part of its investigation into Planned Parenthood’s practices is “consistent” with other undercover videos released by an anti-abortion group of the organization’s executives discussing fetal tissue donations.
Testifying before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, Paxton said his office had “gained possession” of “hours of recordings” involving a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas as part of its inquiry into Planned Parenthood’s practices regarding fetal tissue donation in Texas. Paxton declined to go into specifics about the recordings and how they were obtained.
Instead, Paxton detailed a recent visit by AG investigators to a Planned Parenthood facility in Houston where they witnessed how the abortion provider handles fetal remains before they are sent to a contractor who disposes them.
“The true abomination in all this is the institution of abortion,” Paxton told the committee. “Even the languages that they use — ‘product of conception’ — betrays a profound denial of humanity.”
The Belo-owned WFAA report above then becomes reliably left-wing, biasing towards poor persecuted Planned Butcherhood as much as they dare.
Better coverage below from Life News, noting Planned Barrenhood’s unusual refusal throughout the many investigations spurred by these videos to appear at any of them:
Legislators on the Texas Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday scolded Planned Parenthood for their absence. Republican Chairman Charles Schwertner said the organization needs to answer for how it operates in Texas.
Why did Planned Parenthood fail to appear? Possibly because top state officials may have been given access to yet another shocking undercover video exposing more sales of aborted babies beyond the three videos already released.
Schwertner said the committee would focus on determining whether Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas were selling fetal tissue and what steps could be “taken to put a swift and decisive stop to it.”
“I know many Texans are equally horrified by such a callous disregard for innocent human life,” Schwertner said.
“The existence of the CMP video of a clinic in Texas and the AG’s interest in it would at least tend to imply that there are legal issues that arise from it. Why wouldn’t Planned Parenthood want a representative there to push back, if those allegations are unfounded? It looks like an attempt to keep from having responses committed to the record, and avoid potential charges if they get proven to be false,” he writes. “The vise is tightening, but the debate focuses too narrowly on the legality of tissue transfers for compensation. Planned Parenthood wants that debate, because they can then argue that this benefits humanity through research — even though that ignores the fact that they could just donate the organs, rather than maximize their revenue stream by charging on the “per-item thing,” as yesterday’s video showed a Planned Parenthood official explaining.”
“No, the real problem for Planned Parenthood is that this organ trade has exposed the core lie at the heart of the abortion industry. [Which is that they murder babies all day long for money, including profit to the tune of $100 million last year!] In my column today for The Week, I advise people to remain focused on that fundamental hypocrisy demonstrated in these videos,” he adds. ”………
………A total of 10 states have already launched an investigation including Tennessee, Massachusetts,Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia,Texas and Louisiana and members of Congress have launched an investigation as well.
Nothing will happen at the federal level with this weak-willed Repubnik Congress and the most diabolically abortion-loving president in history in office.
But, at the state level…….look for Planned Butcherhood to be defunded in more states, and I imagine it possible that the legal pressure – and associated insurance costs – will become so high that PB will choose to leave a number of states. Texas is a very big one, they do a lot of business here, but if pro-lifers can hold legislator’s feet to the fire and make them press this matter, it is possible Planned Barrenhood could be run out of the state, or nearly so.
Let us make it too expensive for baby butchers to do business in Texas.
For the first time, the eXXXotica porn/perversion “convention” is coming to Dallas. Held a few times a year around the country, this panoply of hedonism features 150 porn “stars,” hundreds of booths hawking all manner of products dedicated towards personal gratification, and a general aura of debauchery. It will be held next week, Aug. 7-9 2015 at the city-owned Dallas Convention Center. Beyond near-occasion of sin billboards have popped up around the area, dismaying many. This expo of hedonism has been planned, apparently, for months.
Local feminists are not pleased. While feminism is a highly disordered ideology, especially in its extreme forms, some fair points are raised below by one local feminist. The question is, will they be the only ones to protest this event?
The EXXXotica Convention is headed to Dallas and our Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center next month “to bring over 150 adult industry stars as well as hundreds of exhibitors” promoting the sex trade.
New Friends New Life has a mission to restore and empower formerly trafficked teen girls and sexual exploited women and their children. We are among the nonprofits working to show the connection between the fight against human trafficking and the very vehicle that drives the demand for young, vulnerable children.
Why would the City of Dallas encourage conventions that propel and advertise the gateway and root cause of sex trafficking? [Indeed, this “expo” is sponsored by online escort services and porn companies. There is a close connection between prostitution and human trafficking.]
Every 26 seconds, a child is sold. Men who prostitute women and traffic children are twice as likely to view pornography. Every second, 28,258 pornographic images are viewed online, creating an insatiable appetite to purchase sex on sites such as backpage.com, and online escort services that are sponsoring this convention……..
……….Trafficking victims are groomed through pornography. They are trained and then trafficked. Ninety percent of exploited women have been sexually abused. Eighty-six percent of victims have been forced to watch and imitate pornographic images and were involved and taught the sex trade through porn. The Trafficking Victim Protection Actmakes it clear that the majority of those involved in pornography have been coerced, forced and defrauded, and many of them are children. That is not about free speech. This is about sex trafficking. This is about the buying and selling of children in our city.
Whether explicitly or implicitly, the City of Dallas by hosting this convention is facilitating the coercion of the vulnerable and, ultimately, the violence they will endure. We know that traffickers have been preparing for next weekend. They have been recruiting from the nearly 400 kids who are trafficked every night in Dallas. They have been getting “their girls” in line, and when the convention comes, these girls will be bought and sold. It will not be their choice. It will end up being their sentence.
So, boys, we have a prayer vigil scheduled next week, August 5, at 8 pm outside The Men’s Club. Who is up for joining me in praying outside the Dallas Convention Center on Friday or Saturday night? It seems this nightmare starts at 5pm. So maybe 8, again? Which night would work better for you, Friday or Saturday? Unbelievably, this exercise in self-will against God also takes place on Sunday, but I’m not going to impact my Sunday by praying outside there.
So………I’m not just real high on doing this. I think it would be good and valuable, but there are some substantial down-sides. For one thing, Dallas Convention Center is huge and the crowd is likely to be large. It would be difficult to make an impact. Parking may be a hassle, as would be meeting up with each other. I’d pretty much have to drive around there and ID a place where I think we could meet, unless one of you knows the area well and could make a suggestion. And, I would like to have pretty good assurance we’d have a sizable crowd, a dozen minimum, if this effort were to be worthwhile. Let me know your thoughts. Because I know some of you have concerns over commenting online, you can contact me directly if you want: firstname.lastname@example.org
If there is interest and the logistics can be worked out I think it would be a very good evil to stand against. Let’s see what we can come up with. It would be a great way to get that “smell of the sheep,” as well as opposing the human trafficking that was such a focal point of the recent papal encyclical. Why, it would almost atone for my neo-Pelagian Promethean bead counting!
A final thought: here we are in a city that has been, one might say, divinely warned through a series of unusual seismic events. And yet here they go, thumbing their nose at God again and saying “non serviam.” Ultimately, this will not end well, unless there be a great change of hearts. Dallas purports itself to be a conservative mecca (used to be but it ain’t, anymore) in a conservative state, but it is also known worldwide for the number and “quality” of its sexually oriented businesses. This is a dichotomy that should not stand.
And yet, I haven’t heard any denunciations from 3725 Blackburn St, have you?
And so yet another violation of federal law:
In the video, actors posing as representatives from a human biologics company meet with Ginde at the abortion-clinic headquarters of PPRM in Denver to discuss a potential partnership to harvest fetal organs. When the actors request intact fetal specimens, Ginde reveals that in PPRM’s abortion practice, “Sometimes, if we get, if someone delivers before we get to see them for a procedure, then we are intact.”
Since PPRM does not use digoxin or other feticide in its 2nd trimester procedures, any intact deliveries before an abortion are potentially born-alive infants under federal law (1 USC 8).
I will say Center for Medical Progress has set these up very well. They released more nebulous, potentially less damaging videos first, and when Planned Butcherhood responded by pretending they are never in this for the money, that this kind of thing is just done for the good of medical science, etc., later video releases could reveal them as the liars they are. Very well done.
From what I understand, the most damning videos are still to come. But will they have any effect? Will the demonrat party and their Repubnik co-religionists in Congress give even these atrocities a pass, and continue to ramp up PP’s funding? How is it that a “non-profit” can net over $100 million in 2014?
And now for the reaction: a judge in the People’s Republic of California has issued a temporary injunction against CMP from releasing at least some of their videos:
Yesterday, a judge in California issued a temporary injunction barring CMP from publishing videos that include footage from a May 2014 meeting between officials at StemExpress and CMP investigators posing as potential buyers of fetal organs. The StemExpress lawsuit alleges the covert recording of that meeting at a restaurant is the product of unlawful electronic eavesdropping.
California has unusually tough prohibitions on electronic recording. One of those restrictions is that all parties must consent to the recording of “confidential communications.” This isn’t my area of law, but a quick survey of the case law suggests that recordings in restaurants may sometimes be considered confidential communications and sometimes not, depending on the circumstances. It’s going to be a fact-specific determination, so CMP may ultimately be in a bit of trouble there depending on what the testimony and evidence turns up. On the other hand, the temporary injunction is a prior restraint, which typically isn’t the right solution to alleged newsworthy conduct that can be remedied post-litigation. The temporary injunction was ordered to last until a hearing can be convened on August 19. StemExpress also alleges theft, fraud, and interference with contract.
Other CMP videos can be released, so long as they don’t include the StemExpress meeting.
May God protect and defend the good souls at CMP. They are doing ground-breaking work.
Without Planned Barrenhood’s focus and resources, the baby-murderers in this country would be very hard pressed to respond to continued pro-life pressure. Planned Butcherhood has always been the focal point of the baby-butchery industry, its primary propagandist and most influential lobbyist. Should it go away, it would cripple the abortion industry.
Lord, may that day come.
This is one in depth investigation. In a new video entitled Human Capital – Episode 1: Planned Parenthood’s Black Market in Baby Parts, the Center for Medical Progress provides even more damning evidence that Planned Barrenhood routinely sells aborted baby parts for profit, something that certainly seems to be illegal under current federal law.
Most of the video below features the testimony of a woman who once worked at a business that purchased aborted baby parts for “research.” She details the profit motive to Planned Barrenhood and her own personal horror at having to handle and manipulate tiny legs, heads, etc. She claims both Planned Barrenhood and the company she worked for – just one of many that trade in human flesh – were profit-motivated and sought to maximize income.
The video closes with a chilling segment at a Planned Barrenhood facility where parts from little murdered babies are sorted through, analyzed for their economic value, and discussed like one were discussing cattle parts. I wonder how many left wing employees at Planned Barrenhood believe “meat is murder” and yet have no problem haggling over the price of the little parts remaining from murdered babies.
No wonder the democrats have totally freaked out and are trying to change the story by investigating the Center for Medical Progress, instead of Damned Barrenhood. There is absolutely no justification for this traffic in human parts and yet the left wing sexular pagan ethos more or less demands that this kind of thing occur. There is no horror to which they will not descend in pursuit of their sexular pagan “utopia.”
Really, how far of a step is it, from using aborted baby parts for medical research, from creating babies intentionally for that purpose? And then what follows after that?
Soylent Green, here we come.
Protest gov’t funding of Planned Barrenhood tomorrow July 27, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, Basics, contraception, disaster, General Catholic, horror, It's all about the $$$, paganism, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil, unbelievable BS.
Tomorrow, July 28 2015, a nationwide series of protests will occur to express dismay at continued government funding of the murderous organization Planned Parenthood. The DFW protest is at noon tomorrow at the Planned Barrenhood facility in Fort Worth. All details here. There are protest sites all around the country.
This protest is part of a broader effort by an organization calling itself “women betrayed.” Check the link to see if there is one near you. They are also encouraging all interested parties to contact demonrat congressmen to express outrage that these representatives would be the recipient of Planned Barrenhood blood money. They have a list of all Congressmen – democrats to a man save for Susan Collins of Maine – who have received donations from Planned Barrenhood, and thus gained from the illegal sale of murdered baby parts.
Meanwhile, in a clear sign of this nation having developed, collectively, a reprobate sense, Obama is sicking the Department of Justice not on Planned Barrenhood, but on the Center for Medical Progress, the group that brought the latest revolting revelations of Banned Parenthood immoralities and misdeeds to light. Demonrats are reacting in typical fashion, trying to project the evil they support onto actions of total innocents. In this case, it’s shoot the messenger for holding up to the American people the brutal reality of abortion. And that is one thing demonrats do not want discussed:
JUSTICE TO PROBE CENTER FOR MEDICAL PROGRESS — While congressional committees investigate Planned Parenthood’s practices, the Justice Department agreed to look into whether the group that released the sting videos obtained the footage legally. In response to a request by House Democrats, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday afternoon that Justice would “review all of the information and determine what the appropriate steps moving forward would be.”
Several state governments, including California, have also launched investigations of the Center for Medical Progress.
Which only gets back to Reilly’s brilliant thrust – it is the rationalization of sin that people have bought into. Those who do grave evil but who support the rationalization can be excused, but those who point up the evil of the rationalization itself (in this case, the infinite evil of pre-born infanticide) must be excoriated.
Just the kind of environment one would expect in a post-Christian, socialist nation where the government bureaucracy mostly pursues its own ideological and material interest. But most of us (or at least I) grew up believing America to not be that kind of place. Much of Europe, yes, Canada, yes, the Soviet Union, certainly, but not the good ol’ USA, the “most Christian country in the world!”
I kept telling myself that for far too long. But it is utterly untenable today.
The goal? “If enough children are sexualized young enough, ‘gayness’ will suddenly be ‘normal,’ and the old fashioned notions about fidelity and virtue will vanish” July 27, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, paganism, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
WARNING THIS POST IS EXTREMELY EXPLICIT AND DISTURBING. I AM POSTING IT, HOWEVER, FOR THE INSIGHT IT PROVIDES TO AT LEAST SOME OF THOSE DEDICATED TO THE DESTRUCTION OF THE FAMILY AND THE CHRISTIAN ETHOS.
So said a highly influential radically perverse couple who, though married, were primarily inclined to perversion. They also spent years sexually abusing many children, not least of which their own daughter, raped by her own father at age 5.
The daughter has written extensively on the subject of the torture she and many other children experienced at the hands of her sick parents, of their influence on the nascent sodo-rights activists of the late 60s/early 70s, and much else besides (my emphasis and comments):
What they did to me is a matter of unfortunate public record: suffice to say that both parents wanted me to be gay and were horrifed at my being female. My mother molested me from ages 3-12. The first time I remember my father doing anything especially violent to me I was five. Yes he raped me. I don’t like to think about it. If you want to know about his shenanigans with little girls, and you have a very strong stomach, you can google the Breendoggle, which was the scandal which ALMOST drummed him out of science fiction fandom. [Almost. I used to be a big fan of sci-fi when I was a kid. Then I found so many of the great luminaries were really screwed up people, and so many were militant atheists. I tend to suspect the charges levied against Arthur C. Clarke late in life were true.]
Middle school girls from Humboldt (pop.: 4,690) had the opportunity to learn “how to sew fake testicles into their underwear in order to pass themselves off as boys.”
One speaker wore a dress made out of condoms to which could be “used as needed.” . . .
The rest of the sessions involved issues such as “how to pleasure their gay partners.”
Nate Monson, executive director of Iowa Safe Schools, said parents who worry about middle school kids hearing about anal sex with strap-ons and analingus are “disgusting.”
“It’s incredibly frustrating that adults are being the problem and being the bully,” Monson told the Des Moines NBC affiliate. “
While very few today want to believe it, there is great evidence there is a plan being played out, and your children and mine feature heavily in those plans. We have seen major pro-sodomy activists proclaim that their “movement” cannot survive without the ability to indoctrinate children into their lifestyle.
Amazingly, all this used to be known. It was simply conventional wisdom. But after decades of sustained leftist efforts to destroy the usual means of transmission of moral knowledge, of cultural knowledge, suddenly it’s novel, even controversial, to say what pretty much everyone knew to be true 40 or 50 years ago. All those laws against sodomy and the entire lifestyle didn’t just fall from the sky, they were put in place due to the hard lessons of experience. That’s all been thrown away now, of course, and we are going to have to learn them all over again, to our dear, dear cost.
TV, instantaneous news transfer, abdication of duty and general moral turpitude are to blame, IMO.
Interesting data reported here that support for pseudo-sodo-marriage has mysteriously fallen by nearly 10% over the course of a few weeks. That would be an extremely fast fall from its previously reported high of 60%, achieved, surprise!, immediately prior to the diabolical Supreme Court Obergefell decision. We’ll see if this number sticks or even drops further. If so, my surmise would be that the numbers were cooked, probably in concert with the Obama administration, to create a perception of mass support and “inevitability” that probably has never quite existed (we’re in dire shape even if sodo-marriage “only” has 30% support, however):
First the headline you never read: “New poll shows sharp drop in support for gay marriage.” In May, Gallup reported a record 60 percent support for “allowing gays and lesbians to legally marry.” Reuters asked almost the same question in interviews taken mostly (but not completely) after Obergefell (June 26—July 8): “Do you support or oppose allowing same-sex couples to legally marry?” Just 51 percent of Americans said yes, a drop of 9 percentage points……..
……Just 37 percent agreed that “same-sex marriage laws should be made by the Supreme Court” (which might be partly an artifact of the fact that respondents were offered three other choices (state legislatures, voter referendum, and Congress).
51 percent said they favored the Court’s decision, mirroring the split over gay marriage itself (and suggesting procedural arguments about Constitutionalism don’t carry greater weight with voters than the issue itself). But just 46 percent said they would oppose a Constitutional Amendment, again suggesting a fundamental ambivalence and discomfort remains even among some titular gay marriage supporters……
………The “consensus” on gay marriage is painfully brittle and artificial, a product of the Left’s control of the narrative more than the power of their argument.
I agree. That’s why the sexular pagans are moving so fast to consolidate their gains. Which, speaking of, the Boy Scouts – soon to be America’s number one source for pederasty! – are also moving very fast to implement their new policy allowing perverse scout masters. This temporary measure will probably not last 5 years, before religious affiliation is thrown under the bus under threat of lawsuit and ALL scout groups, regardless of religious affiliation, will be forced to accept deliberately placed sodomite leaders:
The Boy Scouts of America is expected on Monday to end its blanket ban on gay leaders — a turning point for an organization that has been in turmoil over the issue.
But some scouting groups will still be able to limit leadership jobs to heterosexuals.
To gain the acquiescence of conservative religious groups that sponsor many dens and troops, like the Mormon and Roman Catholic Churches, the policy will allow church-run units to pick leaders who agree with their moral precepts.
“There are differences of opinion, and we need to be respectful of them,” said Michael Harrison, a businessman who led the Boy Scouts in Orange County, Calif., and is one of many leaders who lobbied internally for change. “It doesn’t mean the Mormons have to pick a gay scoutmaster, but please don’t tell the Unitarians they can’t.”
Already struggling to reverse a long-term decline in membership, the Boy Scouts have been increasingly consumed over the last two decades by battles over the exclusion of gay people, divisions that threatened to fracture the organization. Conservative partners saw the policy as a bulwark against unwanted social change, but the Boy Scouts’ anti-gay stance was costing it public support and cachet as well as corporate funders, and lately has brought on the threat of costly lawsuits……..
[Now keep that in mind, and read this:]……After the vote to permit gay youths in 2013, some evangelical Christian churches ended their sponsorships, and membership declined by 6 percent, compared with declines of 2 percent to 4 percent in previous years. Youth membership fell again in 2014, by 7 percent.
And with this latest change, look for that decline to explode upwards even more.
So the Scouts have traded 13% of their membership – they’ve accepted the flight of nearly 400,000 boys in less than 2 years (because the policy was changed mid-year) – for “public support and cachet,” meaning, Robert Gates and other high-flying leaders won’t have to apologize to their leftist friends anymore over their involvement in the Boy Scouts. That, and filthy lucre. These Scouts are as far from the ideal created by Baden-Powell as can be.
A final note: AmChurch once again covers itself in glory (not) by its stalwart adherence to principle and full-throated defense of the Faith:
But Mr. Gates appears to have persuaded major sponsors, including the Mormons and the Roman Catholics, to accept the new policy for adults so long as their own units are given latitude. In a recent statement, the Mormon Church reiterated its “right to select Scout leaders who adhere to moral and religious principles that are consistent with our doctrines and beliefs.”
In May, after Mr. Gates’s plea, Edward P. Martin, chairman of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting, said: “We agree with Mr. Gates that there is cause to act. We also agree with Mr. Gates that chartered organizations must be allowed ‘to establish leadership standards consistent with their faith.’”
Get that: Edward P. Martin, at least as quoted, proclaims that Gates was RIGHT to open up leadership positions to those publicly given over to the sin of sodomy, a sin which cries to Heaven for vengeance. Once again, individuals in leadership positions in the American Church go to great lengths to show themselves firmly part of the world and its fallen mores, rather than stand in clear opposition to continuing moral decline and apostasy from right faith. It is pathetic that Mormons and evangelicals advance Christian morality far better than bureaucrats in the Church Christ instituted for that very purpose. What happens to the salt when it loses its flavor?
As I said above, it will not be 5 years before this policy is changed, too, and sodo-masters are foisted upon religiously backed Scout groups, too. What will be the response of the USCCB, and individual bishops, then? Forgive me if I am sanguine at the prospects.
Further defections are likely, especially by Southern evangelical members, said Jay L. Lenrow, a lawyer and voluntary Scouts executive from Baltimore who, like Mr. Harrison, has long pushed for change from within.
“But I think we’ve lost far more people over the last 14 or 15 years because we were not inclusive,” said Mr. Lenrow, who served as chairman of the National Jewish Committee on Scouting, among other senior roles.
Manifestly wrong. Sexular paganists have no interest in Scouting, save for the symbolic victory to be gained by its subversion to perversion and the mass cultural rationalization. These are the same people who have always laughed to scorn those who do goofy things like pledge oaths to uphold the family and maintain decent living. This self-inflicted gun shot wound to the Boy Scouts is just one more step in their long march through the institutions. The fact that the Scouts haven’t lost anyone (statistically speaking) is borne out by the rapid collapse in membership after the first policy collapse in 2013, and as I said, this latest change will almost certainly cause the decrease to explode into the double digits at least for a few years.
Prediction: twenty to thirty years from now, the Boy Scouts, shrunken to well fewer than 1 million scouts, will cease to exist under a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits and near total abandonment by corporate sponsors. And that, dear readers, has been the goal all along.
Thanks to MFG for the link to the DMN article.
So, maybe we should pray and protest outside the Boy Scouts’ national headquarters in Irving? It’s only about 10 min from my house.
Robert Reilly’s talks on the destructive effects of the rationalization for sodomy now on Youtube July 24, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, catachesis, disaster, General Catholic, horror, paganism, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.
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A couple of weeks ago I linked to a couple of 1 1/2 hour talks Robert Reilly gave on the topic of his latest book: Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexuality is Changing Everything. At that time, the talks were not in a format I could embed in a post. Thanks to Sensus Fidelium, they now are. Both talks are below.
I know they seem long, but if you haven’t gotten the book, this is an efficient way to get the content therefrom for free. You’ll miss a lot of detail but I think pretty much every major topic in the book is covered pretty well in these talks. As I’ve said before, I believe Making Gay Okay is the most thorough destruction of pseudo-sodo-marriage I’ve ever read, and it is done with zero religious reference. It is all strictly from reason and natural law. Now, of course I’m not saying that there are not powerful religious arguments in opposition to sodomy – of course for me those are the most powerful – the problem being, more and more people in our culture today hear “religion,” or especially “Christianity,” and they instantly shut down and write you (me) off as a worthless fundamentalist. Which is funny, because in so doing, they are practicing a bigotry such folks typically assume themselves to be so far above.
Onwards to the vids:
I have, good readers, been blessed to read several good histories on the persecution of Catholics in Mexico. Blood Drenched Altars, Mexican Martyrdom, The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene, and the writings of Gary Potter all helped shape at least a basic knowledge of the course of the terrible persecution that afflicted the Catholic Church in Mexico over the period 1815 – 1940.
However, I must say, none of these books have established so clearly the near total involvement of highly anti-Catholic radical Masons at the top of the Mexican revolutionary leadership throughout this time period, and the deliberate
intervention of the United States government in favor of these Masons, as Father Michael Kenny SJ’s book No God Next Door. From Joel R. Poinsett’s initial formation of a joint Mexican-American Supreme Masonic Council in New Orleans in 1827 – which set the course for the Mexican revolution for the next century, and thoroughly inculcated its anti-Catholic character – to Woodrow Wilson’s constant intervention in favor of the most radical, Church-hating elements in the disastrous “Tampico Affair” and other acts, this American-influenced (and at times dominated) Masonic cabal was the vital instigator of the vicious persecution of the Church and the subsequent secularization of Mexican life, which largely persists to this day.
There is far too much vital history contained in this book to cover in one post. You really need to read the book. But I can give some excerpts that will help establish the reality of American Masonic (and racist, anti-Catholic US Southerner) involvement in the savage, century-long persecution of the Church. First, I’ll establish the personage of Joel R. Poinsett: Southerner, dedicated to establishing a great southern expansion of the United States (realized after the unjust war of 1846) for the purposes of preserving the relative power of the slave states against the increasingly abolitionist North, Poinsett was appointed the first representative of the federal government to recently independent Mexico in 1825. He immediately began gathering around himself all the radical, disaffected elements he could find, men dedicated both to turning Mexico into an American-type representative democracy, and, even more, dedicated to breaking the influence of the Catholic Church over Mexican life. Thus, an early example of “nation-building” American hubris, almost two centuries before our adventures in the Middle East, attempting to impose on an unwilling and, even more, indisposed population the same kind of government that required centuries of development (and protestant/endarkenment) errors to bring to fruition in the United States.
When Poinsett was informed that Mexico was not then (nor is not now?) a suitable land for American-type democracy by Mexican leaders, he began organizing plots to overthrow that leadership and instigate an American-backed progressive revolution. His plan was to install a liberal democracy so friendly and beholden to the US for its power that it would willingly trade away most of Mexico’s land so that they might rule the rump state that remained. His actions caused great scandals, and he was subsequently recalled to the US under a dark cloud of shame, and his co-conspirators were exiled with him.
But Poinsett was a determined man. He gathered around himself in New Orleans the revolutionary friends he had made in Mexico, and introduced them to the Lodge. The Lodge would become the meeting place, nexus of communications, and source of diabolical inspiration for the Revolution for the next 120 years. We take up this seminal secret meeting at the Grand Lodge La Luz in New Orleans held in 1827 under Poinsett’s direction:
Poinsett and the pro-American liberal party he had organized adopted in secret session of the Grand Lodge La Luz in New Orleans, 1827, the following preamble and platform:
“Convinced that the clergy, inasmuch as it opposes colonization (of Mexico, by Americans), is a permanent obstacle to reform; that it impedes the diffusion of light, [i.e., endarkenment ideals promoted by Masonry] provokes antagonism towards foreigners (i.e., Joel R. Poinsett)….the Mexican National Rite adopts in all its parts the political plan and program of reform proposed by progressive men (i.e., Joel R. Poinsett), which should be initiated in Congress as soon as possible by the Masons who hold seats there…….because being based on the principles taught by Masonry, the Rite should redouble its efforts to make it effective in accordance with the terms in which it is conceived, namely:
1. Absolute freedom of opinion and abrogation of all laws censoring the press
2. Abolition of special privilege for the clergy…..
3. Suppression of monastic institutions and all laws recognizing the intervention of the clergy in civil business, such as the marriage contract, etc.
4. Improvement of the moral condition of the people by depriving the clergy of its monopoly on public education by increasing educational facilities and inculcating social duties by means of the foundation of…….secular educational institutions for classic literature, science, and morals” [Education was in the hands of the Church because, to that time, no other entity could be bothered to provide it. Education was free or incredibly cheap, and had been a substantial expense for the Church which operated schools, seminaries, and colleges at her own expense for the good of the people. But since those schools naturally conveyed a Catholic viewpoint and the Doctrine of the Faith, along with all the other subjects, it had to be destroyed as an obstacle to “progress.”]
So what did this lead to? With the practically communist 1917 Constitution – never voted on or approved by the people, but rammed through an unelected Congress under threat of violence – all of these anti-Church provisions and more were put in place. And it was the United States government that assured the victory of the most radical elements in the long Mexican revolution:
“Article 3 of the 1917 Mexican Constitution is the main avenue that Calles [bastard child, never baptized, likely not even qualified to hold office as the son of a foreigner, he was also a brigand, murderer, insatiable thief, and manifest failure at all he tried before he became, for his enormous hatred of the Church, a powerful figure in the Revolution] has seized for the permanent uprooting of religion from the minds and hearts of Mexico. This article abrogates the parents right to provide for the education of their offspring; and on this quite justifying basis, Calles proclaimed, and by organic law has since executed, his purpose, “to enter into and take possession of the consciences of children, of the consciences of youth,” and compel all Mexico “to belong to the revolution.”
Thus, also was finally realized in its fullness the plan of action set by Joel R. Poinsett and adopted in 1827 by the joint Mexican and American Supreme Masonic Councils in New Orleans, namely, to abolish the privileges of the clergy and all laws recognizing intervention of the clergy, and “to deprive the clergy of its monopoly on public education.”
This meant, as the context obviously shows, that the Church must be kept out of the schools, and religion out of all education, so that the State shall mould the pupils to its will. This was precisely the purpose of the Farias decrees of 1833, of the Juarez code of 1857, of the Queretaro Constitution of 1817, as of the Calles amendments of 1934 and of the high Masonic Councils before and after 1827. And all were based on the same ground, that the child belongs to the state, and that the state alone has the right to educate him, the parent not at all. [Turning parents, in effect, into slaves of the state, slaves enjoined to provide offspring that the state will then take and mold according to its will. How similar to the rhetoric of leftists of our own time (it takes a village). There is nothing new under the sun, or Son.]
……..That the child belongs to the state, and that the state has the sole right to educate him, and that all religion must be excluded from his teaching, is a primary Masonic doctrine, not only in Mexico and Latin countries, but here in the US, as well. In Spain and France and other Latin lands the first sign of Masonic dominance is the exclusion of the crucifix from the school and its replacement with anti-Christian teachings. United States Scottish Rite Masonry has always been in union with the Grant Orient and in sympathy with this policy, and all American masonry is in formal union with it now.…….
…….The Supreme Council of the Thirty Third Degree in Washington and the Imperial Council of Oregon, having resolved in 1920 that education in religionless public schools must be made compulsory, on all, both started an agitation for a law in Oregon compelling public school attendance for all children from 8 to 16. They assumed credit for its adoption in 1922 and had similar bills ready for other states……..
No sooner had the Supreme Court [in 1934] ruled out the Masonic doctrine as the direct antithesis of our “fundamental theory of liberty,” that the Supreme Council of the Thirty Third Degree issued in Washington a counter pronouncement in defiance of the Supreme Court of the nation…………issuing a profession of principles which Calles and his Mexican Masons could not better:
“We are, therefore, justified in continuing to assert and maintain our belief in the value of the compulsory requirement of attendance of all children upon the public schools. We cannot at this time but insist upon the existence of the principle that the right of the child to avail himself of the educational opportunities of the public school is superior to the right of the parent or of any corporation, secular or religious, to shape in advance his intellectual allegiance and we should be alert to unite with every movement which tends to the maintenance of this right.” [It certainly seems that in this year of our Lord 2015 the Masons have essentially achieved their goal of “de-mythologizing” virtually all young people in this country and so many others – thus paving the way for our conquest by islam]
Sorry, this post is becoming longer than I planned, so I’ll cut it off there. Still later in the book, no less a personage than Theodore Roosevelt denounced the favoritism and direct aid given to the worst, most anti-Catholic revolutionaries by several American administrations, especially democrat ones. It is no accident that the Revolution in Mexico made its greatest gains, and consolidated its cruel anti-Church policies to the utmost, under the administrations of Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt. Father Kenny shows that it was Wilson’s repeated intervention on the side of the revolutionaries Carranza, et. al., that allowed them to triumph over the much more moderate government of Huerta, among others. Even the fruitless “punitive expedition” of Pershing against Pancho Villa could be seen as an effort to aid the by-then established radical government consolidate its power. It certainly could not be due to Villa’s attack on the US in Columbus, NM, since Wilson (and others) had looked the other way on numerous previous occasions when such depredations occurred (as in, when Calles ordered the murder of three men in Laredo, TX), and even more, allowed free passage to armed revolutionary columns through US soil, all the while seeing to it that they were well supplied in arms, ammunition, food, and money, while blockading all such vital materials to the more conservative elements.
US influence was so decisive that even the arrival of US warships in Mexican ports could instigate the fall of a government, depending on the vagaries of the political situation. Throughout Calles reign, US diplomats like the racist southerner Josephus Daniels (long-time friend of FDR since Wilson administration days and an ardent supporter of Jim Crow laws in the South) provided him with most vociferous, unequivocal support, while dismissing concerns that he was repressive or dictatorial in any way. They did this due to both a similarity of political outlook – progressives always reward and never criticize their “friends” – and because US industry with billion dollar concessions in Mexico demanded it.
Poor Mexico, so far from God, so close to the United States!
Final thought – could the current enormous influx of immigrants from Mexico, to the point where they will likely constitute a majority in most of the Southwest of the US within a few decades, be poetic justice for US treatment of Mexico for so many years? God works in mysterious ways, but never fails to punish those who attack His own.
Something to consider, anyway.
German Church implosion accelerates under Pope Francis July 22, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, episcopate, error, General Catholic, horror, Papa, scandals, secularism, self-serving, SOD, the return, the struggle for the Church.
I’ve been meaning to post on this for days, but never got around to it. Rorate has a post alluding to the rapidly accelerating decline in Church membership in Germany. But Eponymous Flower had even more details days before, and it is to that post that I will mostly refer:
The German Bishops’ Conference (DBK) are in the midst of silly season this Friday and the dioceses have reported the Church statistics in 2014 and again this is explosive, because the number of leaving the Church has risen significantly again. After 178,805 people left in 2013, 217,716 people have left the church in 2014. That’s an increase of about 20 percent. Church attendance has risen with an increase of 0.1 percent to 10.9 percent. The total number of priests is 12,219 (2013 12,336)……
……..The numbers leaving the Catholic Church are still comfortably topped by the Protestant church. There 410,000 people have left.
The numbers leaving the Church in Germany are at present the highest ever. The numbers on Mass attendance are misleading, raw numbers of attendees has dropped, even if the ratio of those who remain in the Church attending Mass increased very slightly.
Meanwhile, the German Church took in $6.3 billion from the Church tax and remains the largest employer in Germany after government at all levels with 1.3 million employees. Those who refuse to pay the Church tax are automatically excommunicated in Germany, while those professing rank heresy and even apostasy are given a pass, so long as they pay that almighty tax.
According to Rorate, Mass attendance in Germany in 1990 was 22%. It has fallen by over half in one quarter century.
Msgr. Ganswein, Prefect of the Papal Household and private secretary to Pope Benedict XVI gave reasons for why the German episcopate continues to promote radical, seemingly heretical “pastoral” approaches even as souls flee the Church in unprecedented numbers:
I do not know. Maybe they give in to the Zeitgeist, perhaps they can be led by the applause of the people, which is made by the media … to be critical of the mass media, is certainly less enjoyable. A shepherd must not decide on the basis of whether the media applauds or not. The benchmark is the Gospel, the Faith, sound doctrine, Tradition.
Meanwhile, in the US, Pope Francis’ favorability rating has dropped precipitously in the past year, especially among those who identify as conservative. Overall, his favorability dropped from 75% to 59% overall, but from 72% to 45% among self-described conservatives. One wonders what the numbers would say were the survey broken down by those who assist at Mass weekly – the bare minimum to count as a Catholic, no? 71% of self-described Catholics in the survey view the Pope favorably – a stupefyingly generic term – whereas 89% did so last year. For whatever that means.
No, the Church is not a popularity contest, and being unpopular is not a sign of being a bad shepherd of the faithful. To the contrary, a truly good and Catholic shepherd would probably have much lower approval ratings, as Pope Benedict did for most of his pontificate. But our Blessed Lord told us the world would hate and persecute us, and that we would be blessed when they did so, because it meant we would be living lives contrary to the world and its master. Nevertheless, I think the visibly leftward turn of this pontificate is dismaying a good number of people.
I think the broader point is this: contrary to expectations and what certainly seems to be a deliberate plan of action, positing a very progressive/modernist view of the Faith – whether this is Francis’ intent or not, that is certainly the mass perception – with seeming attempts to gravely undermine moral doctrine held since the Church’s inception, is, once again, not convincing great numbers of souls to enter the Church and is almost certainly precipitating even greater numbers of departures. Caving on doctrine – or appearing to – only convinces people that you had nothing worthwhile to say in the first place,and confirms them in their error. We have over 50 years of clear, concrete evidence of this
phenomenon fact. Doctrinal revolution under the cover of pastoral changes will scandalize millions out of the Church but won’t bring more than a handful of wild-eyed revolutionaries in. But maybe that’s the point, after all.