Monday, October 31, 2011

"Irreconciliable Differences"? Sounds like a cop-out...

The celebrity gossip tabloids are now a-fire that Kim Kardashian (who's only famous for making a pornographic tape with her boyfriend, speaking volumes about our "culture") is ending her marriage after just 72 days due to "irreconciliable differences".

Where have I heard that term before?  Oh right, it came about as a result of the sudden allowance of no-fault divorce in our country.  It's an easy excuse to end a marriage when you decide you don't want to be married anymore.

I won't suggest that that's the reason Kim is ending her marriage, but isn't it just a little too convenient?  Just say "irreconcilable differences lol" and end your marriage in a cheap and easy way.  It speaks volumes about how we've come to view the institution of marriage now.  It's fast becoming seen as just a piece of paper, rather than a promise and a commitment, and it's making it easy for those wanting to change it's definition to ramble on and turn us away from God's true marriage.

It's an attitude it's incumbent upon Christians and all people of good faith in this country to fight and turn back.  It will go a long way toward saving our culture from those who seek to debase it.

Pax Christi.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Chutzpah: Trial lawyer wants crosses removed from CUA rooms because they violate the "human rights" of Muslims

This latest assault on the religious rights and freedoms of Catholics comes to us from John Banzhaf, a George Washington University law professor perhaps best known for his idiotic advocacy of litigation against food companies for causing childhood obesity.  Now, the man has filed a 60-page complaint against the Catholic University of America (CUA) with the Washington, D.C. Human Rights Office.  The reason?  As he says, crosses, crucifixes and other Catholic symbols display "malice" toward Muslims students wishing to perform their prayers.

Malice?  A CATHOLIC university displaying it's CATHOLIC identity is now malicious?  Displaying the crucifix is now a human rights violation?  I must have missed that lesson when I was in school.

If my knowledge of Muslim prayers is correct, one does not need to even be in a room to say them.  I've heard of Muslims performing their prayers in the middle of airports, for crying out loud.  You cannot tell me that Muslim students at CUA can't, say, go outside to pray.  The whole thing stinks to high heaven.  It sounds to me to be an irreligious lawyer going on a crusade against a religious school to strip it of its religious identity.

And likewise, given the way Islamic religious texts speak of non-Muslims, if any Muslim students are involved in this, I can't help but wonder if religious hatred of Christians and a desire to remove anything relating to the  infidel play a role here.

Duly, the government is now investigating this frivolous and frankly frightening complaint.  Given the cavalier attitude that has been displayed by our government in the area of religious freedom in recent times gives me pause as to the outcome of this.  If the government rules against CUA, it will be another massive blow to the religious freedoms of Catholics in America, and will have a chilling effect on the rights of Christians across the board.

I pray to our Almighty Father that cooler heads prevail and this horrid lawsuit is thrown out of court as the baseless piece of trash that it is.

Pax Christi.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Life News: Pepsi Shareholders Demand It Stop Using Aborted Fetal Cells

A truly disturbing article.

Pepsi shareholders have filed a shareholder resolution with the Securities and Exchange Commission and PepsiCo demanding that the company has been contracting with a research firm that uses fetal cells from babies victimized by abortions to test and produce artificial flavor enhancers.
As recently as May, Pepsi ignored concerns and criticism from dozens of pro-life groups and tens of thousands of pro-life people who voiced their opposition to PepsiCo contracting with biotech company Senomyx even after it was found to be testing their food additives using fetal cells from abortions.

Might as well rename the company Soylent Green... er, Cola.  Boycott Pepsi.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Liberal Dictionary: Racism

Racism (n.) - Any and all criticism directed at someone who happens to be of a "minority" race by a non-minority; it could be a criticism of the policies, ideas, conduct, or anything, but it all means that the person doing the criticizing is a closet Klansman who forgot his hood and sheet at home.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Liberal Dictionary: "Extreme Right"

Extreme Right (n.) - Anyone even a smidgin to the right-of-center; could be a Republican who donates a substantial amount of money to a candidate he supports, or a ordinary citizen who either sympathizes with or participates with the Tea Party, or a conservative politician who voices support for a policy that liberals do not like; either way, such a person is to be immediately marginalized, attacked, and made out to hate the poor, hate the middle class, hate homosexuals, hate women, be racist, accused of being in the pocket of big corporations (the Koch brothers especially), compared to Adolf Hitler, and in general be made to look as bad as possible so people won't pay attention to anything he has to say.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Cardinal Newman Society: Atheist Club Denied Status at Notre Dame, Tries Again

A group of students attempting to create an “Atheist, Agnostic and Questioning Students Club” on the campus of Notre Dame University was denied official status by the Student Activities Office last year but is now attempting once again to be recognized by the university, according to the ND Observer.And they may be making headway.
For a club to become recognized it requires approval from the department that the club falls under. Last year, the group failed to receive approval from the department of Campus Ministry but this year the group has received approval from the Philosophy Department and is currently awaiting SAO review.
Last year, the SAO rejected the club’s request saying, “A club’s purpose ‘must be consistent with the University’s mission…No organization, or member of any organization on behalf of the organization, may encourage or participate in any activity which contravenes the mission of the University or the moral teaching of the Catholic Church.”
About time ND did something right.  Good show!