Catholic League president Bill Donohue discussed the league’s reaction to the upcoming movie, “The Golden Compass”:
“New Line Cinema and Scholastic Entertainment have paired to produce ‘The Golden Compass,’ a children’s fantasy that is based on the first book of a trilogy by militant English atheist Philip Pullman. The trilogy, His Dark Materials, was written to promote atheism and denigrate Christianity, especially Roman Catholicism. The target audience is children and adolescents. Each book becomes progressively more aggressive in its denigration of Christianity and promotion of atheism: The Subtle Knife is more provocative than The Golden Compass and The Amber Spyglass is the most in-your-face assault on Christian sensibilities of the three volumes.
“Atheism for kids. That is what Philip Pullman sells. It is his hope that ‘The Golden Compass,’ which stars Nicole Kidman and opens December 7, will entice parents to buy his trilogy as a Christmas gift. It is our hope that the film fails to meet box office expectations and that his books attract few buyers. We are doing much more than hoping—we are conducting a nationwide two-month protest of Pullman’s work and the film. To that end, we have prepared a booklet, ‘The Golden Compass: Agenda Unmasked,’ that tears the mask off the movie.
“It is not our position that the movie will strike Christian parents as troubling. Then why the protest? Even though the film is based on the least offensive of the three books, and even though it is clear that the producers are watering down the most despicable elements—so as to make money and not anger Christians—the fact remains that the movie is bait for the books. To be specific, if unsuspecting Christian parents take their children to see the movie, they may very well find it engaging and then buy Pullman’s books for Christmas. That’s the problem.
“We are fighting a deceitful stealth campaign on the part of the film’s producers. Our goal is to educate Christians so that they know exactly what the film’s pernicious agenda really is.”
A real man is someone who brings integrity to everything that he does
A real man is NOT someone who lies and cheats to get to the top
A real man works hard for the betterment of himself, his culture, his family and his friends
A real man is NOT someone who works hard only for money, power, success and recognition
A real man sees a woman and treats a woman as a gift from God
A real man is NOT someone who sees a woman as an object of desire
A real man loves his family, his friends, his neighbor, his country and his God
A real man is NOT someone who puts all things after himself
A real man will put himself – his time, his success, his image, and even his life – at risk in order to do the right thing
A real man is NOT someone who always asks “If I help you, how will it benefit me”?
A real man with stand up against unlikely odds and fight for success in the face of evil
A real man is NOT someone who gives up before the struggle has even begun
I see a real man in an American soldier, a priest, a brother, a minister, a worker fighting to support his family
A real man is public servant that takes an unpopular stand in order to do what is right
A real man is a volunteer, a firefighter, a police man
A real man is a winner who has worked hard for success and uses it to help others
A real man is a man who has failed but gets up and tries again
I see a real man in every man – the only question is who will win…
Who will find it within himself to be his full-self and be the full man that he can be?
Rasmussen recently reported Mitt Romney had support from 25 percent of likely Iowa caucus-goers, compared to 19 percent for Fred Thompson, 18 percent for Mike Huckabee, 13 percent for Rudy Giuliani, and 6 percent for John McCain. Statistially, Mike Huckabee is now tied for 2nd place in Iowa. If a presidential candidate can win the Iowa caucuses, it can often catapult them into the Presidency. In addition, Mike Huckabee is ranked nationally at 8%, which is only 5% behind Mitt Romney.
The reason that I am writing about this in my blog as that it says something about money and American politics. What is surprising about these poll numbers is that Mike Huckabee has only spent 1.6 million dollars on his presidential campaign thus far and Mitt Romney has spent $52.8 million dollars on his campaign.
Governor Huckabee has developed a reputation for being hard honest, hardworking, eloquent and likeable. He is running a campaign built on security, faith, family and prosperity. Money can corrupt public life and often causes elected officials to fail in their calling to serve the American people. Mike is building a campaign that could win without huge amounts of money. I haven’t seen something like that hold true in American politics in a long time. Hopefully we can see something like this happen more often - from both sides of the isle.
King Middle School in Portland, Maine will give students access to birth control pills and patches without parental consent after a local school board approved the plan Wednesday, 10-18-07. So now girls as young as 11 years of age can get on “The Pill” without their parents ever knowing.
I was talking with my wife about this yesterday and we were quite bothered by this. With this new plan, a girl could be on the pill which can have some very serious side-effects when it is mixed with certain medications. The school girl would then never have to tell her parents that she is on the pill. Realistically, when the mom or dad of one of these girls takes their child to a doctor’s office or the emergency room, a doctor will ask the parent if the child is on any medication and the parent will say “no”. The doctor may then prescribe a medication that will interact with the birth control pill in such a manner that it could cause serious harm to the girl. The parent will then be stuck with the stress and anxiety of having a ill or even a seriously ill child and the medical bills that come with that sickness. This risk also includes side-effects as depression, weight gain, vaginal infections, etc. that are linked to the pill.
I ask you, where is the common sense of the school board at King Middle School? Apparently the school board of Kind Middle School has decided that the government can do a better job raising children than parents. Plus, the school board has decided that an 11 year old girl is responsible enough to make major medical decisions - but not responsible enough to go to the bathroom without a teacher’s permission.
Please call the King Middle School at 207-874-8140 and let them know how you feel.
Please read the following article to understand more about an event called “The Folsom Street Fair”, which Miller Beer sponsored. This article contains graphic descriptions of the Folsom Street Fair, an annual sexually-charged and perverse event in San Francisco with approximately 400,000 participants. This article was published by Baptist Press.
ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)–An estimated 400,000 people congregated in San Francisco on Sept. 30. Crowds flooded the neighborhood known as “South of Market” to take part in the 24th annual Folsom Street Fair. People from all over the nation — even the world -– flocked to the Golden Gate city to celebrate and call attention to an aspect of their lives of which they are very proud.
Conspicuously absent from the huge gathering in northern California were reporters from any major news outlet. The Associated Press, United Press International and Reuters News Service apparently were all no shows. Even though the event took place in the Golden State, there were no reporters from the Los Angeles Times.
It would seem the mere fact that 400,000 people gathered in one place would be news, regardless of the reason they came together. The big three television networks didn’t seem to think so since they also were missing in action.
If it were not for a few niche and alternative news publications, no one outside of San Francisco would have an inkling of what took place at the Folsom Street Fair. So what is the event and what exactly takes place? Be forewarned, the following descriptions are not for the faint of heart, even though they have been edited to mute the content.
The Folsom Street Fair is one of San Francisco’s premier celebrations of alternate lifestyle — specifically “leather pride.” The “leather community” is a euphemism for those that indulge in sadomasochism, also known as S&M. These are individuals that enjoy bondage, whipping, spanking and other unmentionable perversions.
While the Folsom Street Fair does draw a few heterosexual sadomasochists to the event, it is clear from reports that the overwhelming number celebrating were homosexuals –- mostly male.
The most detailed report of the event came from Pink News, an organization that describes itself as “Europe’s largest gay news service.”
“American police adopted a distinctly relaxed approach to this year’s Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco,” Pink News observed, “taking little notice of the hundreds of men baring their genitals on every street corner.”
According to Pink News, there were orgies in the street, drawing “laughs and photographs from curious onlookers but no police action.” Homosexual men and women walked down the street, completely naked, performing sex acts, the website reported. (Keep in mind the website provided far more detailed descriptions.)
Sounds like a wonderful event, doesn’t it?
So why did the news media ignore a gathering of 400,000 people? What would cause them to collectively look the other way? Because the Folsom Street Fair is as much a celebration of unbridled homosexual behavior as it is a fetish festival.
If the truth of what took place in the streets of San Francisco on Sept. 30 were broadcast from sea to shining sea, the “homosexual rights” movement would suffer a significant setback. If grassroots Americans saw homosexuals blatantly flaunting their sexuality in public, they would be appalled.
Make no mistake about it: America’s major news organizations are complicit in promoting homosexuality. Hence, they chose to act as if the Folsom Street Fair did not even happen.
Even a bit of controversy did not cause the major news groups — apart from a few conservative talk show hosts — to give the event any attention. This year’s Folsom Street Fair official promotional poster featured a parody of Da Vinci’s Last Supper with Jesus and his disciples replaced by costumed sadomasochists with sex toys on the table.
Two conservative organizations — Concerned Women for America and the Catholic League — both called attention to the poster. That led to an additional controversy over Miller Brewing Company, one of the fair’s major sponsors. While Miller did not pull its money from the event, it did instruct the fair’s organizers to remove its logo from the poster.
Even with two major public policy groups calling attention to the event and its promotion, no major news organization, with the exception of Fox News, made any reference to the controversy.
According to Texas Media Watch, a non-partisan and independent media monitoring project, the most prevalent evidence of news bias can be found in the stories a news organization chooses to cover and the ones it chooses to ignore.
Kelly Boggs, whose column appears each week in Baptist Press, is editor of the Baptist Message, the newspaper of the Louisiana Baptist Convention.
NewsMax.com recently reported the following story:
Roman Catholic Archbishop Raymond L. Burke is threatening to deny Holy Communion to presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani due to his support for abortion rights.
In 2004, the St. Louis archbishop said he would deny Communion to Democrat John Kerry.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported: “Asked if he would deny Communion to Giuliani if the former New York mayor approached him for the sacrament at the Cathedral Basilica, Burke said: ‘If the question is about a Catholic who is publicly espousing positions contrary to the moral law and I know that person knows it, yes I would.’”…
I received the following email in my inbox this morning. I ask you to sign-on to the Miller Beer Boycott and enjoy a nice cold Budweiser or Bud Light instead.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue announced a national boycott of Miller Beer on “Fox and Friends.” He explains why today:
“Never have we experienced greater corporate arrogance than in this dispute with the Miller Brewing Company. Miller is sponsoring an incredibly outrageous and palpably anti-Christian event in San Francisco: the Folsom Street Fair (see its website at folsomstreetfair.com and be prepared to see the shocking photos of what goes on). Be sure to access our website at catholicleague.org to see the pictures not only of the fair, but of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, an anti-Catholic group that is holding a mock Last Supper dinner tonight in San Francisco. The Sisters is one of the organizations that is receiving funding from this Miller-sponsored event.
“This all started when we learned that Miller was sponsoring an event that featured an obscene ad thrashing the Last Supper. After being pressured, Miller offered a lame statement of regret and said it was pulling its logo from the ad. Not only has it not done so—it is still posted on the website of the street fair—Miller refuses to withdraw its sponsorship. To top it off, when we informed them that some of the money being raised at this festival was being funneled to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, they were unimpressed.
Accordingly, Miller leaves us with no options: we are calling on more than 200 Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu organizations to join with us in a nationwide boycott of Miller beer. We feel confident that once our religious allies kick in, and once the public sees the photos of an event Miller is proudly supporting, the Milwaukee brewery will come to its senses and pull its sponsorship altogether. If it doesn’t, the only winners will be Anheuser Busch and Coors.
Contact: Miller spokesman Julian Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.