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The last couple of days I have been breaking out of the typical mold as to how I post entries on this blog. I usually do not delve too deeply into issues that tie to politics, that is not really the purpose of my writings. However, my personal belief system, and consequently this blog, is solidly pro-life. So, I feel like I cannot help but share the following information with you.

Be an informed voter. Please know that if you vote for Barack Obama in the rapidly approaching election for the Presidency, that you are voting for the unrestricted and unregulated murder of innocent children. Obama’s desire should he succeed in being elected President of the United States, is to sign the Freedom of Choice Act. This would destroy every single state law limiting or regulating abortion.

I pray that any voters out there who object to the continued willfull decimation of our country’s innocent unborn babies, will stand up against this evil agenda. We have a long way to go towards fighting the culture of death we currently face, and allowing this man to take office will push our culture into an even more terrible age that COMPLETELY devalues life.

You can read more about this matter below. Please join me in prayer and deed. Fight against those who wish to destroy the blessings sent to us as children.

You can find this news story at the following location:

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/jun/08061010.html

The article follows:

Obama’s Abortion Bombshell: Unrestricted Abortion Over Wishes of Individual States a Priority for Presidency

By Peter J. Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 10, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Barack Obama, the presumptive pro-abortion nominee of the Democratic Party, has plans to reward the allies that helped him topple Hillary Clinton from her throne by making total unrestricted abortion in the United States his number one priority as president.

In light of Obama’s recently achieved status as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Focus on the Family’s CitizenLink has decided to remind its supporters that almost one year has passed since Obama made his vows to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund that abortion would be the first priority of his administration.

“The first thing I’d do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act,” Obama said in his July speech to abortion advocates worried about the increase of pro-life legislation at the state level.

The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) is legislation Obama has co-sponsored along with 18 other senators that would annihilate every single state law limiting or regulating abortion, including the federal ban on partial birth abortion.

The 2007 version of FOCA proposed: “It is the policy of the United States that every woman has the fundamental right to choose to bear a child, to terminate a pregnancy prior to fetal viability, or to terminate a pregnancy after fetal viability when necessary to protect the life or health of the woman.”

Obama made his remarks in a question-and-answer session after delivering a speech crystallizing for abortion advocates his deep-seated abortion philosophy and his belief that federal legislation will break pro-life resistance and end the national debate on abortion.

“I am absolutely convinced that culture wars are so nineties; their days are growing dark, it is time to turn the page,” Obama said in July. “We want a new day here in America. We’re tired about arguing about the same ole’ stuff. And I am convinced we can win that argument.”

Besides making abortion on demand a “fundamental right” throughout the United States, FOCA would effectively nullify informed consent laws, waiting periods, health safety regulations for abortion clinics, etc.

Furthermore, medical professionals and institutions that refused abortions also would lose legal protections. FOCA would expose individuals, organizations, and governments – including federal, state, and local government agencies – to costly civil actions for purported violations of the act.

“Thirty-five years after Roe, abortion supporters, like Senator Obama, are dismayed that abortion remains a divisive issue and that their radical agenda has not been submissively accepted by the American public,” states Denise M. Burke, vice president of Americans United for Life.

“Rather than confronting legitimate issues concerning the availability and safety of abortion, they choose to blatantly ignore the concerns and interests of everyday Americans, as well as the growing evidence that abortion hurts women.”

Hillary Clinton, once the longtime Democratic front-runner and anticipated abortion president, conceded defeat last Saturday to Obama, who captured the nomination from her after a long and bitter campaign.

Obama has won the crucial endorsement of abortion activist Frances Kissling, who broke from the ranks of other radical feminist leaders earlier this year to endorse Obama, saying Obama, not Clinton, would better use the bully pulpit of the presidency to accomplish their aims and end the culture wars over abortion.

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We have heard it all before, right? We cannot have religious beliefs supported in the public schools. The supposed separation of “Church and State”. Can we pray in school? No, sorry, that is not allowed. Can we wear shirts with images of the Cross on them, or that say John 3:16?  No, no…that might offend someone’s sensibilities. We even have some who would like to have the line “One nation under God” , removed from the Pledge of Allegience to the American Flag.

How many times have we been told, to receive government funding, we cannot allow religious practices or displays on public school campuses. Really? I think maybe what they mean is, no CHRISTIAN religious displays or practices. Nothing done in the name of our one true Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. If you read the article below, you will see that the exclusion of religion in public schools is not what you may think it is. Do you want to continue sending your children to a broken establishment that lies? I for one am glad that I have my children at home to learn in a safe and honest environment under the leadership of God, my husband, and myself. Not the government and whatever officials cycle in and out over time, each with their own drive and motives.

This news story can be found here:

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=61129

The article follows:

Teacher spills beans about Islamic classes
‘The kids were corralled by adults and required to go to assembly for prayer’

Posted: April 09, 2008
3:28 pm Eastern

© 2008 WorldNetDaily

A Minnesota teacher who substituted for two fifth-grade classes at a publicly funded school located in the same building as an Islamic mosque says religion appears to be a significant focus of the education.

 Amanda Getz of Bloomington, Minn., told a columnist for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune her duties at Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy in Inver Grove Heights included taking students to the bathroom, four at a time, to perform “their ritual washing.”

Then, the teacher told columnist Katherine Kersten, “teachers led the kids into the gym, where a man dressed in white with a white cap, who had been at the school all day,” was preparing to lead prayer.

Beside him, another man “was prostrating himself in prayer on a carpet as the students entered,” the teacher said.

The Star-Tribune previously documented that the charter high school for kindergarten through eighth-grade students is named after a Muslim warlord, shares the address of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, is led by two imams, is composed almost exclusively (99 percent) of blacks and has as its top goal to preserve “our values.”

And it’s all funded by the taxpayers of Minnesota.

Kersten wrote she had asked for permission to visit the school and was denied. The school also declined to return a WND telephone request for an interview.

The institution has drawn objections from a number of people, including Robert Spencer, the expert who monitors such developments at Jihad Watch.

“Can you imagine a public school founded by two Christian ministers, and housed in the same building as a church? Add to that – in the same building – a prominent chapel. And let’s say the students are required to fast during Lent, and attend Bible studies right after school. All with your tax dollars,” he wrote. “Inconceivable? Sure.”

If such a place existed, Spencer said, “the ACLU lawyers would descend on it like locusts. It would be shut down before you could say ‘separation of church and state,’ to the accompaniment of New York Times and Washington Post editorials full of indignant foreboding, warning darkly about the growing influence of the Religious Right in America.”

Kersten’s latest report documents the teacher’s observations at the school.

Getz told Kersten that the orders when she arrived were to prepare for the “assembly” at the school by having the children do their ritual washing and take them to the gymnasium.

“The prayer I saw was not voluntary,” Getz told the columnist. “The kids were corralled by adults and required to go to the assembly where prayer occurred.”

She said, “When I arrived, I was told ‘after school we have Islamic Studies,’ and I might have to stay for hall duty. The teachers had written assignments on the blackboard for classes like math and social studies. Islamic Studies was the last one – the board said the kids were studying the Quran. The students were told to copy it into their planner, along with everything else. That gave me the impression that Islamic Studies was a subject like any other.”

She also reported the fifth-graders stayed in the classroom after the end of the school day, and the “man in white” who led prayers during the assembly came in to teach Islam.

“TIZA has, in effect, extended the school day – buses leave only after Islamic Studies are over,” noted the columnist. “Getz did not see evidence of other extra-curricular activity, except for a group of small children playing outside.”

Kersten continued, “Significantly, 77 percent of TIZA parents say their ‘main reason for choosing TIZA … was because of after-school programs conducted by various non-profit organizations at the end of the school period in the school building,’ according to a TIZA report.”

Kersten noted earlier that the school shares the same building as the headquarters of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, whose mission is “establishing Islam in Minnesota.” There also is a mosque in the building, and TIZA’s executive director, Asad Zaman, is a Muslim imam, and its sponsor is a group called Islamic Relief.

“Why does the Minnesota Department of Education allow this sort of religious activity at a public school?” Kersten questioned.

She noted the ACLU of Minnesota is looking into the situation, and “the Minnesota Department of Education has also begun a review” now.

“TIZA’s operation as a public, taxpayer-funded school is troubling on several fronts. TIZA is skirting the law by operating what is essentially an Islamic school at taxpayer expense,” Kersten wrote. “The Department of Education has failed to provide the oversight necessary to catch these illegalities, and appears to lack the tools to do so. In addition, there’s a double standard at work here – if TIZA were a Christian school, it would likely be gone in a heartbeat.”

Kersten previously revealed other links between the school and Islam, including a carpeted space for prayer, halal food in the cafeteria and fasting for students during Ramadan.

Just last year, the program for the 2007 MAS-Minnesota convention, under the motto “Establishing Islam in Minnesota” asked the question, “Did you know that MAS-MN … houses a full-time elementary school?”

On the adjacent page was an ad for Tarek ibn Ziyad.

The Minnesota Department of Education confirmed the academy pocketed more than $65,000 in state money for the 2006-2007 year under one program alone.

WND previously reported in Idaho the five pillars of Islam were taught under the guise of history, “religion guidelines’ used in public schools were assembled with help from a terror suspect and U.S. courts upheld mandatory Islamic training in schools.

The Minnesota school’s own website explains it tries to provide students a “learning environment that recognizes and appreciates the traditions, histories, civilizations and accomplishments of Africa, Asia and the Middle East.”

It boasts of a “rigorous Arabic language program” as well as “an environment that fosters your cultural values and heritage.”

The school says it is named after Tarek ibn Ziyad, the “Ummayad administrator of medieval Spain. Thirteen hundred years ago, serving in the multifaceted roles of activist, leader, explorer, teacher, administrator and peacemaker, he inspired his fellow citizens to the same striving for human greatness that we hope to instill in our students today.”

Even Islamic websites, however, explain that Tarek ibn Ziyad invaded Spain from Africa in a bloody battle after ordering the boats that had carried his soldiers burned so they could not retreat.

“This marked the beginning of the Muslim conquest of Spain. Muslims ruled the country for hundreds of years so gloriously and well that Spain became afterwards the fountain-head of culture and civilization for the whole continent of Europe,” the Islamists boast.

 

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Here are some thought provoking images.  ALL children are blessings from the Lord, regardless of the circumstance. We need to speak up for the unborn who do not have a voice of their own. When a baby is born they have already been living for 9 months. Please join me in prayer to end abortion and to preserve the sanctity of life.

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you. Before you were born I set you apart.

-Jeremiah 1:5

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Sorry for the delay…

Well, it has been more than a week since I posted anything here. I am sorry.  My entire family and I are recovering from what we are not-so-affectionately calling the “Bubonic Flu”. It has been a struggle and we are not all of the way out of the woods yet, but we are getting there slowly but surely. Any prayers you may have to offer for us would be greatly appreciated. I hope to be back on top of my blogging game soon.

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