9.12.11

US takes gay rights fight to international stage and Archbishop calls Obama out.

My Friend Sarah writes from Australia. She makes this observation...

Hillary Clinton now presumes to dictate to the world re 'homosexual 'rights' with missionary zeal, seeing such as her 'calling'; she has the audacity to claim that 'gay rights are human rights'; that support to the developing world is henceforth to be directly tied to their acceptance and enshrineing into law of the homosexual agenda. No acceptance of the homosexual agenda? No funding/development aid/humanitarian assistance!

This is more than a step too far; it is the US hurling itself over the cliff's edge to the jagged rocks and pounding sea below as it exports its loathsome culture of death as a non-negotiable to the rest of the world; forcing homosexuality down the throats of the God-fearing who haven't sold out their souls to the satanic lie that the US has become (with Australia not far behind it)!


Quickly now the end time struggle approaches,

Updated December 07, 2011 15:46:06

Photo: Ms Clinton received a standing ovation after the address in Geneva. (AFP: Sebastian Feval)

The United States has put the fight against gay and lesbian discrimination at the heart of its foreign policy, but stopped short of warning transgressor nations they could be stripped of US aid.

President Barack Obama has ordered all government agencies that play an active foreign policy role to take steps to encourage foreign nations to put a premium on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights.

"I am deeply concerned by the violence and discrimination targeting LGBT persons around the world," he said in a memorandum unveiling his directives.

The memo was released the same day as pop singer and gay rights advocate Lady Gaga visited the White House.

Secretary of state Hillary Clinton meanwhile, in an impassioned speech at the United Nations in Geneva, committed $US3 million to start a Global Equality Fund to support civil society organisations working for LGBT rights worldwide.

"Being gay is not a Western invention. It is a human reality," she said.

I am directing all agencies engaged abroad to ensure that US diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of LGBT persons.

US president Barack Obama
"Gay people are born into - and belong to - every society in the world. They are all ages, all races, all faiths. They are doctors, and teachers, farmers and bankers, soldiers and athletes."

The US action came amid rising international attention on discrimination against LGBT citizens and growing disquiet in Africa over Western policy on the issue.

Washington for example, has expressed concern over legislation in Nigeria that seeks to outlaw gay marriage and public displays of affection between homosexual couples.

Britain has meanwhile warned that it will consider withholding aid from nations which do not recognize gay rights.

Mr Obama condemned laws that criminalise LGBT citizens, beatings of people who join peaceful LGBT pride celebrations, or the killings of men, women, and children over their perceived sexual orientation.

"By this memorandum I am directing all agencies engaged abroad to ensure that US diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of LGBT persons," he said.

Mr Obama directed government agencies to fight against the criminalization of LGBT activity abroad and to combat discrimination, homophobia, and intolerance.

'Build respect'
He required the departments of State and Homeland Security to ensure LGBT asylum seekers are properly protected and noted the US government could resettle highly vulnerable people who need urgent protection.

The president directed agencies involved with foreign aid and development to engage governments and civil society groups abroad to "build respect for the human rights of LGBT persons."

He also directed swift action to respond to human rights abuses against LGBT people perpetrated by foreign governments and required all agencies to produce an annual report on progress towards all the initiatives.

But Mr Obama appeared to stop short of warning that nations that do not satisfy US requirements on aid could automatically see American assistance cut.

"The president's memo today puts forward a comprehensive strategy, of which one component is finding affirmative ways to support these efforts through our assistance," said Caitlin Hayden, a National Security Council spokeswoman.

"We are not talking about cutting aid or tying aid, but we are talking about using all of our tools, including assistance, to translate our principles into action."

Senator Clinton said the Global Equality Fund will help civil society organisations target advocacy, learn how to use the law as a tool and manage their budgets and staff.

We are not talking about cutting aid or tying aid, but we are talking about using all of our tools, including assistance, to translate our principles into action.

National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden
The chief US diplomat, who received a standing ovation at the end of her speech, said LGBT rights were universal human rights.

Joe Solmonese, of the Human Rights Campaign, which fights for the LGBT community, praised the administration's new strategy.

"Today's actions by president Obama make clear that the United States will not turn a blind eye when governments commit or allow abuses to the human rights of LGBT people," he said.

But Texas Governor Rick Perry, courting social conservatives as he seeks the Republican presidential nomination to take on Obama in next November's election, accused the president of waging a war on American values.

"This is just the most recent example of an administration at war with people of faith in this country. Investing tax dollars promoting a lifestyle many Americans of faith find so deeply objectionable is wrong," he said.



Archbishop Wenski Speaks Up for Catholic Conscience

'The president's promises are not being kept,' Miami archbishop says.
by KEVIN JONES (EWTN NEWS) 12/06/2011 Comments (11)

MIAMI (EWTN News)—President Barack Obama has not kept his promises about conscience protections for abortion opponents, and those who trusted him to exclude abortion from the health-care bill seem to “have been played,” Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami said.

“His administration is running roughshod over conscience-protection provisions’ long part of the law that find their justification in the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of religion, a foundational human right,” the archbishop wrote in a Dec. 2 essay in the Miami Herald.

“It is one thing for an administration to support and promote an agenda; it is quite another to force those who disagree with it to violate their moral and religious principles.”

The archbishop noted President Obama’s 2009 commencement address at the University of Notre Dame, where he promised to “honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion” and to provide “sensible” protections for those who do not want to be involved.

“Fast-forward to late 2011, and the record shows that the president’s promises are not being kept,” the archbishop said. He added that the president seems to have deceived pro-life Catholics like former Michigan Congressman Bart Stupak, Catholic Health Association head, Sister Carol Keehan, and Notre Dame’s leadership.

“The long line of evidence is disturbing,” he said.

Archbishop Wenski cited the administration’s 2009 reversal of previous regulations on federal conscience laws. He noted that the health-care bill of 2010 omitted traditional protections for conscience rights and included language that would “subjugate” conscience rights to federal and state “emergency” service laws.

“In other words, any abortion declared an ‘emergency’ (broadly defined) by a government requires a health-care provider’s full cooperation, regardless of his or her views on the matter,” Archbishop Wenski warned.

He also objected to the Department of Health and Human Services rule announced on Aug. 1 that requires almost all health plans, including those provided by Catholic organizations, to cover sterilization and contraception, including abortifacient drugs.

“HHS seemingly wants to regard fertility as a disease — and elective abortion subsidized by the taxpayer as health care.”

The archbishop lamented federal contracts’ and grants’ new requirements that grantees help provide all legally permissible family-planning and obstetric/gynecological services. Many U.S. State Department AIDS program grants now require integration with family planning and “reproductive health” services, which ignores conscience clauses in the congressional authorizing statute.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops had been receiving a grant to help human-trafficking victims, but this grant was discontinued after the conference said it could not meet the new requirements and pointed out that the requirement violates existing federal conscience laws.

“Catholic social and health-care providers — the largest private network in the nation — are at risk of being left out of all federal programs, despite their well-earned reputation for providing superlative service to the American public.”

“In effect, the Obama administration is telling these Catholic providers to surrender their conscience rights and their Catholic ethos or shut their doors,” Archbishop Wenski charged.

The archbishop urged Americans and elected officials from both parties to be concerned with these developments, warning that the violation of religious and conscience rights puts everyone’s rights in jeopardy.


Thank You Sarah.

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

7.12.11

How John Q Public heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor

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On a lazy Sunday morning at the Pearl Harbor naval base the day was just beginning. It was approaching 8:00 in the morning. Meanwhile, in New York City it was already afternoon. The east coast was listening to a football game between the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers which had an approximate 2:00 PM EST kickoff. At approximately, 2:26 WOR (possibly Mutual) broke into the game with this surprise bulletin about an attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor. The NBC Red network was broadcasting Sammy Kaye's Sunday Serenade with Sammy and his Orchestra, Tommy Ryan, Alan Foster, and the Three Kaydettes. The day's broadcast was just about finished and next up was the rather bland University of Chicago Round Table. The topic was "Canada: A Neighbor at War." Canada, part of the British Empire, had declared war on Germany soon after England. While we supplied material to the British, Canada was supplying an even more precious commodity - men.

Just as the NBC network program changeover was to take place, it upcut the start of the Round Table with its first bulletin * on the Pearl Harbor bombing at 2:29:50 pm read by NBC news writer Robert Eisenbach. At the same time, on the Blue Network, NBC interrupted its Great Plays broadcast of "The Inspector General" with the same bulletin.

Meanwhile, over at CBS where the only regularly scheduled news broadcast on Sundays was about to begin, things were in a disarray as the United Press wire news flash flowed in about the bombing. The 2:30 P.M. program was The World Today. Normally, this program would have gone on the air to report current world events. But this day, they began almost immediately with the bulletin by announcer John Daly of Pearl Harbor being bombed. CBS continued with additional commentary on the impact of this event. But NBC continued its regular programming. That CBS' regular program was news-related offered it a better opportunity to give broader coverage.

At 2:38:20 P.M. NBC Red offered another bulletin that Manila was being bombed (which later proved to be false). This was followed at 2:52 P.M. by the University of Chicago Round Table moderator mentioning that Burma was being bombed. At CBS at 2:33 P.M., Washington D.C.-based newsman Albert Warner speculated on what possible steps FDR would take given that the Japanese envoys were meeting with Secretary of State Cordell Hull as the bombing was taking place. At 2:39, Warner interrupts his own analysis with a bulletin that the Japanese are bombing Manila.

Probably surprising today, but not then, NBC went back to regularly scheduled broadcasting until the top of the hour at 3:00 P.M. Radio was driven mostly by commercial sponsors. To interrupt a sponsored program required the permission of the sponsor executives. While there were several interruptions during the University of Chicago Round Table on the Red Network, there was only one on the Blue Network during its regularly scheduled Great Plays. CBS on the other hand was in the midst of a news program and could continue without problems broadcasting breaking news.

In London, CBS broadcaster, Robert Trout, spoke briefly about what impact the news would probably have on Britain, which was not yet aware of the news. Due to the Austrian Crisis a couple of years before, all of the U.S. Radio news organizations began beefing up their overseas coverage especially CBS; they were ready to report from overseas. Then during an analysis by Elmer Davis, John Daly cut in with another bulletin that the attack was still going on. CBS was able to get a telephone line from New York through to Ford Wilkins, their stringer in Manila who began to report that the Phillipines were now under attack. But due to sudden censorship by the U.S. Government, he was cut off at 2:49 P.M.

At 3:00 P.M. CBS began broadcast of its regularly scheduled New York Philharmonic Orchestra program. NBC Red returned at 3:15 P.M. with comments from H. V. Kaltenborn. Except for bulletin interruptions, regular programming continued into the evening as the fact of a country soon to be at war began to dawn on America. As events developed, government control of the air waves began to unfold. On the NBC Red network at 4:06:40 P.M. a report from the roof of KGU in Honolulu was suddenly cut off by a telephone operator seizing the line for an "emergency" at 4:09:15 P.M.

Later in the evening, Hawaiian time, KGU broadcast this brief summary of events and eyewitness reports.

The coming of America's involvement in the second World War also brought the increasing development and rise of broadcast journalism. Much of that credit goes to Edward R. Murrow and the CBS News team, but there were equally innovators at NBC and the Mutual Broadcasting System. But on this day, we could only witness the first pangs of its birth.


Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

Borrowed from Oldtime Radio

Video: *This footage of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was shot by CWO4 Clyde Daughtry. The original footage has since been lost, and the poor quality of this footage is due to the fact that it is a copy, and believed to be the best remaining version of this film in existence. Among the many valuable portions of this footage are shots of USS Nevada (BB-36) underway and firing back at Japanese aircraft, USS Oglala (CM-4) rolling over and sinking, and USS St. Louis underway (CL-4). Naval History and Heritage Command, Photographic Section, UM-10.

** This bulletin ends and the program reverts to the actual program about Canada and it's war against Germany allied to Britain.

The 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl harbor

Today marks a tragic day in American History. On this day 70 years ago at approximately 1:00 PM EST the Japanese Empire thrust itself on the United States by attacking the United States Naval Army and Army Air Forces in Hawaii. This one act galvanized the America, as we found ourselves no longer an isolationist country but a country bent on finishing the Second World War. If the first World War marked the end of an era, then December 7th surly marked the beginining of a new one.

Here is an overview of the Pearl Harbor attack by the US Navy's Historical Branch.

Click here first.

The 7 December 1941 Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor was one of the great defining moments in history. A single carefully-planned and well-executed stroke removed the United States Navy's battleship force as a possible threat to the Japanese Empire's southward expansion. America, unprepared and now considerably weakened, was abruptly brought into the Second World War as a full combatant.

Eighteen months earlier, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had transferred the United States Fleet to Pearl Harbor as a presumed deterrent to Japanese agression. The Japanese military, deeply engaged in the seemingly endless war it had started against China in mid-1937, badly needed oil and other raw materials. Commercial access to these was gradually curtailed as the conquests continued. In July 1941 the Western powers effectively halted trade with Japan. From then on, as the desperate Japanese schemed to seize the oil and mineral-rich East Indies and Southeast Asia, a Pacific war was virtually inevitable.

By late November 1941, with peace negotiations clearly approaching an end, informed U.S. officials (and they were well-informed, they believed, through an ability to read Japan's diplomatic codes) fully expected a Japanese attack into the Indies, Malaya and probably the Philippines. Completely unanticipated was the prospect that Japan would attack east, as well.

The U.S. Fleet's Pearl Harbor base was reachable by an aircraft carrier force, and the Japanese Navy secretly sent one across the Pacific with greater aerial striking power than had ever been seen on the World's oceans. Its planes hit just before 8AM on 7 December. Within a short time five of eight battleships at Pearl Harbor were sunk or sinking, with the rest damaged. Several other ships and most Hawaii-based combat planes were also knocked out and over 2400 Americans were dead. Soon after, Japanese planes eliminated much of the American air force in the Philippines, and a Japanese Army was ashore in Malaya.

These great Japanese successes, achieved without prior diplomatic formalities, shocked and enraged the previously divided American people into a level of purposeful unity hardly seen before or since. For the next five months, until the Battle of the Coral Sea in early May, Japan's far-reaching offensives proceeded untroubled by fruitful opposition. American and Allied morale suffered accordingly. Under normal political circumstances, an accomodation might have been considered.

However, the memory of the "sneak attack" on Pearl Harbor fueled a determination to fight on. Once the Battle of Midway in early June 1942 had eliminated much of Japan's striking power, that same memory stoked a relentless war to reverse her conquests and remove her, and her German and Italian allies, as future threats to World peace.


Whereas the United States was slowly drawn into the Great War, the attack on Pearl Harbor shocked us into war.

Losses.

Not all wars are like the 1st Gulf War where the casualties for the US were disporportionate to the enemy. Battles are calculated be area gained, and objectives taken. The losses in killed and wounded are only calculated in the hearts of families.

The US Navy bore the burden of those killed at pearl harbor, many of these men remain aboard their ships to this day.

US Navy, Killed 2008 Wounded 710

US Army, Killed 218 Wounded 178

US Marines, Killed 109 Wounded 69

Civilians, Killed 68 Wounded 35

Summary of U.S. Ship Damage

Battleships

Arizona sunk, total loss, It is now the National Memorial to Pearl Harbor

California sunk, raised, repaired May 1944

Maryland damaged, repaired Feb. 1942

Nevada heavily damaged, repaired Dec. 1942

Oklahoma capsized, total loss

Tennessee damaged, repaired Mar. 1942

West Virginia sunk, raised, repaired July 1944

Pennsylvania slightly damaged, repaired Aug. 1942

Destroyers

Cassin heavily damaged, rebuilt Feb. 1944

Downes heavily damaged, rebuilt Nov. 1943

Helm damaged, repaired Jan. 1942

Cruisers

Helena heavily damaged, repaired June 1942

Honolulu damaged, repaired Jan. 1942

Raleigh heavily damaged, repaired July 1942

Minecraft

Oglala sunk, raised, repaired Feb. 1944

Auxiliaries

Curtis damaged, repaired Jan. 1942

Sotoyomo sunk, raised, repaired Aug.1942

Utah capsized, sunk, Now a memorial

Vestal heavily damaged, repaired Feb. 1942

YFD-2 sunk, raised, repaired May 1942

Some of these ships went on to serve at DDay 6 June 1944.

Of 22 Japanese ships which were in the attacking forces at Pearl harbor only one survived to be surrendered at the end of the war. All 4 of the Aircraft Carriers which launched aircraft against Pearl Harbor were sunk at Midway on June 4-5 1942less than 7 months later.

May in God they find rest.

6.12.11

This is ecuminism! Catholic youth indoctrinated in Vendee by Muslims.

A la mosquée de La Roche, des collégiens s'imprègnent de l’islam.

Des élèves de 5e au collège Saint-Pierre des Essarts ont visité aujourd'hui la mosquée de La Roche.

L’éveil aux religions, c’est aussi s’imprégner des lieux cultuels. Venus du collège Saint-Pierre aux Essarts, des élèves en 5e, curieux et ouverts, ont posé leur regard sur la mosquée. Un échange riche a suivi avec Ali Bensaada, aumônier auprès des maisons d'arrêt. Grâce à cette visite, les collégiens auront une image de l'endroit où l'islam se vit. Une bonne manière de comprendre au mieux leur programme scolaire, s'intéressant aux débuts de l'Islam. encore...

Où le decendants du Chouanerie est ? Il n'y a pas de vrais hommes dans le Vendée ? en France ? Où le Eglise?

Teaching Catholic girls to become good Muslims.

Sometime in October of this year, students of the Saint-Pierre School (a Catholic school in the Diocese of Luçon, located in the commune of Les Essarts in the Vendée) visited the mosque of La Roche-sur-Yon, accompanied by their teachers. The purpose: to "soak in" the spirit of Islam. It seems that they succeeded, judging from this picture:



Forbid this Almighty God. This is ecuminism.

Jhesu+Marie?
Brantigny

Would we ever find a Jewish school going to the mosque in the name of "soaking in" Islam?

"All I know about the Spanish Inquisition I learned from Monthy Python."

"No one expects the Spanish Inquisition! (1) " and it seems no one knows about the Inquisition either. The Catholic Investigation Agency explains what exactly what it was all about. It is unfortunate that many people know all they will ever know about the Inquisition comes from Monty Python.



Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

(1) Monty Python

5.12.11

The Real St Nicholas

St. Nicholas

The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young. Obeying Jesus' words to "sell what you own and give the money to the poor," Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick, and the suffering. He dedicated his life to serving God and was made Bishop of Myra while still a young man. Bishop Nicholas became known throughout the land for his generosity to the those in need, his love for children, and his concern for sailors and ships.

Under the Roman Emperor Diocletian, who ruthlessly persecuted Christians, Bishop Nicholas suffered for his faith, was exiled and imprisoned. The prisons were so full of bishops, priests, and deacons, there was no room for the real criminals—murderers, thieves and robbers. After his release, Nicholas attended the Council of Nicaea in AD 325. He died December 6, AD 343 in Myra and was buried in his cathedral church, where a unique relic, called manna, formed in his grave. This liquid substance, said to have healing powers, fostered the growth of devotion to Nicholas. The anniversary of his death became a day of celebration, St. Nicholas Day.

Through the centuries many stories and legends have been told of St. Nicholas' life and deeds. These accounts help us understand his extraordinary character and why he is so beloved and revered as protector and helper of those in need. more

Jhesu+Marie
Brantigny