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News You May Have Missed
Written By Laurie Higgins   |   06.08.19

Snatching Body Parts

Barbarous body snatchers calling themselves “doctors” don’t harvest just the parts of recently killed tiny humans. They also harvest them even while tiny humans yet live. One such “doctor” is Jörg C. Gerlach about whose work in harvesting livers from babies between 18-22 weeks gestation David Daleiden wrote in an essay published by the Washington Examiner on June 7 and excerpted here:

The abortions… were performed by routine medical induction; the labor was induced by local prostaglandin administration…. To a medical certainty, a 5-month-old fetus aborted intact by labor induction is alive at the time of delivery. Feticides such as digoxin cannot be used in a harvesting case, and the whole point of the Gerlach protocol is to obtain fresh, live, clean liver cells for transplantation minimizing time without circulation. In other words, these babies either died when they were “submerged” in bags for transport, or after their bodies were cut open to harvest their livers.

Do all those “nasty” shouting women in pink hats have anything to say about the bodily autonomy and integrity of those humans whose livers were snatched while they yet lived?

Thankfully, the Trump Administration is prohibiting scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from “obtaining new tissue samples from elective abortions.” It is a limited prohibition that still allows for the acquisition of new tissue from elective abortions for research projects that are conducted outside the NIH but use NIH grants, but it’s movement in the right direction.

Target

Target is going for broke in its quest to promote sexual perversion and offend conservative families, many of whom stopped shopping at Target when Target made women’s restrooms available to men who pretend to be women (and, therefore, available to predators who pretend to be men who pretend to be women). Now families can’t go because Target has made homoeroticism-as-identity and cross-dressing-as-identity its central, eye-popping focus. While the co-ed restroom policy was easy to conceal from young children, the pro-“LGBT” propaganda is unavoidable.

Target description: “Whether it’s Pride or a night out with friends, stay covered in celebratory style with this Gender-Inclusive Striped Jumpsuit.” This short-sleeve Pride jumpsuit is made from lightweight iridescent fabric decorated with allover horizontal stripes in the colors of the rainbow…. Simply throw it on with a rainbow-striped baseball hat and your go-to sneaks — the waist tie will help you get a secure fit, making this jumpsuit a great go-to for celebrating your pride.”

Target description: “Whether you’re hitting the beach or throwing a Pride pool party, you’ll do it in comfortable, colorful style with these Rainbow Check Pride Swim Trunks from Evolve Products. These gender-inclusive swim trunks feature a white background decorated with an allover checkered rainbow print — providing you with a vibrant look that helps you showcase your pride in style. These rainbow check trunks are finished off with an elastic waistband and drawstring closure; simply throw them on with a solid tee or a rainbow tank for a fun look that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community.”

Let’s hope and pray Target goes broke.

Bishop Paprocki

On June 6, Catholic canon lawyer Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield, citing canon law, issued a public decree that says,

Due to their leadership roles in promoting the evil of abortion by facilitating the passage of Senate Bill 25 this legislative session and House Bill 40 in 2017, House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton have been barred from receiving Holy Communion in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois…. In addition, Illinois Catholic lawmakers who voted for either of these abortion bills are not to present themselves to receive Holy Communion.

Catholic bishops in every diocese in the country should do likewise regarding any purportedly Catholic lawmakers who support abortion.

Bishop Tobin

On June 1, Bishop Thomas Tobin tweeted this truthful tweet:

A reminder that Catholics should not support or attend LGBTQ “Pride Month” events held in June. They promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals. They are especially harmful for children.

A tweet like this should be both unremarkable and ubiquitous. Every Christian leader, whether Catholic or Protestant, should be posting such an exhortation/admonition annually on their social media platforms, on their church websites and in their church bulletins.

Tobin caught such flak that he issued a wholly unnecessary and partially regrettable explanation of his tweet. Here are the regrettable parts:

I regret that my comments yesterday about Pride Month have turned out to be so… offensive to some, especially the gay community….  Individuals with same-sex attraction are… our brothers and sisters. I will be praying for a rebirth of… respect in our very diverse community.

Christians should not regret that biblical truth offends. The Bible teaches that “for those who do not believe, ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,’ and ‘A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense.’”

It is, of course, true that many who experience same-sex attraction are our brothers and sisters in Christ, but those who act on those feelings and affirm them as righteousness are not, because being a brother and sister in Christ requires that “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”

Bishop Tobin prays for a rebirth of respect. The word “respect” means to hold something in esteem. Christians must hold persons in esteem because all persons are created in the image and likeness of God. But Christians must not respect all the feelings, beliefs, and actions of all persons. I wish Bishop Tobin had made clear exactly what he hopes Christians should hold in esteem.

I also wish Bishop Tobin and all other Christians would refrain from using terminology created or redefined by Leftists to embody untruthful ideas and advance an ideology that harms individuals and society. In other words, don’t use, for example, “gay,” “transgender,” “transwoman,” or incorrect pronouns. Language matters. That why “progressives” demand we use the terms they invent or redefine. As George Orwell wrote, “… if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”

Final thoughts

If every theologically orthodox pastor, priest, and lay person would speak up boldly in defense of right sexual, Leftists would be unable to oppress Christians in the ways they seek to do. In a fascistic effort to silence the expression of beliefs sexual anarchists don’t like, they now seek to render Christians unable to speak freely, exercise their religion freely, associate freely, or to be employed.

What happens if those men and women who form the tip of the spear in battling the single greatest threat to the First Amendment have no forces backing them up? They are destroyed and then too are those they sought to protect.

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Laurie Higgins
Laurie Higgins became the Illinois Family Institute’s Cultural Affairs Writer in the fall of 2008. Prior to working for the IFI, Laurie worked full-time for eight years in Deerfield High School’s writing center in Deerfield, Illinois. Her cultural commentaries have been carried on a number of pro-family websites nationally and internationally, and Laurie has appeared on numerous radio programs across the country. In addition, Laurie has spoken at the Council for National Policy and educational conferences sponsored by the Constitutional Coalition. She has been married to her husband for forty-four years, and they have four grown children and nine grandchildren....
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