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Thursday, 3 September 2015

3 September 2015. Why I HATE “Liberals”

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I HATE smarmy condescending oh-so-smug “liberals” and “progressives”. Not one has ever done me or any other person a real bit of good. Whoever came up with the above demot… good on you. There’s nothing worse than feeling the oppressive “love” of the Liberal or the phony “comradeship” of the Progressive. At least Conservatives don’t gussy up their greed and hatred (you still vote AGAINST them and their notions, but one has to note that they don’t sugarcoat their nasty-ass ideology and actions). Oh, the worst are “Religious Hobbyists”… spare me your caterwauling about Jayzuss®, “Pro-Life”, and “Family Values”… its clear that you don’t know squat about Jesus the Workman, Life-affirming Values, and Helping Real People. “We’re only speaking the truth in love”… such people NEVER speak the truth… it goes without saying that it isn’t said in love, either. That’s the pits (that’s why I have no use for konvertsy and all their blathering)…

BMD

Thursday, 6 August 2015

6 August 2015. Stephen Freeman is Wrong in His Approval of Deceptive False Anti-PP Videos on Facebook

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I want to make one thing clear before I make my main point. No, I’m NOT “Pro-Choice”… however, I AM “Pro-Truth” and all priests who propagate lies are cheats and poseurs, and I say such openly. Read this. Stephen Freeman is a konvert priest without a proper Orthodox formation. His initial formation was in heterodox seminary, which means that he thinks in heterodox, NOT Orthodox terms. Furthermore, he’s a former Anglican, with all that implies… branch theory, in particular. He’s running about telling all and sundry on Facebook that the demonstrably false anti-PP videos that are credible. I’ve seen this. If he said such in private conversation, well, that’s one thing. If he said such on his blog, to his limited audience of clueless konvertsy, I wouldn’t mind that either. That’s just par for the course. That’s what that sort does. Leave them be, I say.

However, Facebook is a larger audience. As a priest of the OCA, any statement made by a cleric in good standing endorsing these deceptive videos implies that the OCA (and other Orthodox bodies) endorses these false and lying videos. As a priest incardinated in a diocese of the OCA, Freeman has a duty to confine himself to official Church pronouncements in public mass media or in social networks with a wide distribution. That’s why Reardon’s stunt about marriage licences was wrong… he presumed to make Church policy by his action. In like manner, Freeman is committing the bishops by his inane statements in a mass circulation venue. He should retract his statements and apologise. He did wrong… no priest can make such statements without clearing it with his bishop and with explicit permission. I know for a fact that most bishops are very careful with what their priests say on online social media.

It’s one thing for a laywoman like myself to post this or that… it does NOT commit the Church. In any case, I state explicitly that nothing I write is official Church policy… it’s my POV. Again, as an obvious non-cleric, I don’t think that I confuse anyone. However, Freeman is a priest; thusly, his duty is to keep his mouth shut in social media unless he has his bishop’s EXPLICIT permission. No, that isn’t “fair”, but that’s life in a hierarchical Church.

NO ORTHODOX CHURCH ENDORSES THESE FALSE VIDEOS. That’s what you can put in the bank. As I stated at the outset, I’m “Pro-Truth”. If you endorse lying and deceptive means, it corrupts the desired end, twisting why might have good under other circumstances into evil. Think on that. Freeman didn’t think things through… he should discuss such matters with a bishop or two before posting… it might save him a lot o’ grief. Pass me the jug… the world’s being gnarly again…

BMD

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Planned Parenthood Confirms Hack Attack

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo. To Aid Mothers and Kids. 2012

Note well that the “Po-Life” poseurs are FOR the “War on Terror”, but AGAINST Single-Payer Healthcare and State-Funded Family Aid… fancy that… it’s like the hangsman calling himself a “Lifespan Modifier”… same thing… I’ve got to find a corner to be sick in… such hypocritical vacuity and self-indulgent fatuity is just too much of a muchness…

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On Monday, Planned Parenthood called on the FBI and the US Department of Justice for help managing cyber security after anti-abortion activists targeted the reproductive health care group’s website, the latest in a series of attacks by activists opposing women’s access to safe reproductive health care. On Monday, The Daily Dot online newspaper reported that a hacking group gained access to Planned Parenthood’s website databases with the names and email addresses of its employees. Planned Parenthood executive vice president Dawn Laguens confirmed that “extremists” attempted to hack the organisation’s systems but didn’t say whether they succeeded, saying, “Extremists have broken laws, harassed our doctors and patients, produced hack videos, and now are claiming to have committed a gross invasion of privacy… one that, if true, could potentially put our staff members at risk”.

The Daily Dot reported that the hackers said they plan to release the organisation’s internal emails soon. On their website, the hackers said they were “seeking to reclaim some sort of lulz* for the years and thousands of dollars that Planned Parenthood have wasted and made harvesting your babies”. The self-professed “social justice warriors” were referring to secretly recorded videos released earlier this month that purported to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing ways to perform abortions to preserve foetal tissue for research and the costs involved. The cyberattack follows weeks of debate among lawmakers in which Republicans have sought to investigate and defund the organisation after the release of the videos. Planned Parenthood receives nearly 500 million USD (29.95 billion Roubles. 3.11 billion Renminbi. 31.92 billion INR. 647 million CAD. 680 million AUD. 452 million Euros. 320 million UK Pounds) in federal funding each year.

  • lulz: internet slang, denotes the joy received when one upsets another’s emotional equilibrium, often used of or by internet trolls. Interestingly, it means that the anti-abortion activists admit that they’re nothing but vindictive trolls!

On Monday, US House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said the US Congress should immediately cut off funding for the group until investigations by two House committees are complete, saying at a news conference, “These are serious questions and regardless of where anybody stands on the issue, knowing the doubt of what’s going on here, is this a place that tax dollars should be spent?” Last week, Republican presidential candidate US Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) began fast-tracking legislation to eliminate the group’s federal funding, which could allow for a Senate vote as early as this week.

28 July 2015

al-Jazeera America

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/7/28/planned-parenthood-investigating-claims-of-website-hack.html

Editor:

Firstly, the referenced videos are frauds, and lawyer friends tell me that the activists may have made them under illegal conditions. The more that comes out on this, it makes it clear that the so-called “Pro-Life Movement” is fraudulent, amoral, violent, and without scruple… all of which means that no decent person can have ANY relationship with it. The Pro-Life Movement is NOT such… rather, it’s an “Anti-Abortion Movement”, which isn’t the same thing at all. Most “Pro-Lifers” support the Republican Anti-Life Agenda… perpetual warmongering in foreign parts, promiscuous use of the death penalty, draconian use of police violence, massive imprisonment of minority populations, torture of kidnapped “suspects” in secret overseas locales (Scalia gave it the thumbs-up and called it “legal”… he’s the American analogue of Wilhelm Frick), lavish giveaways to the Affluent Effluent, opposition to a proper Single-Payer Healthcare System, and slashing of the Social Safety Net. In short, they support the demonic goals of the present Republican Party. The Church can have NOTHING to do with this. If you see someone putting forth the submission that the US Pro-Life Movement and the Church agree, they’re not only wrong, they’re often consciously wrong. They KNOW that the Church doesn’t agree with the GOP Greedster agenda… but they don’t care!

Shall we have a REAL Church to hand on to our kids? Not if we let the “Pro-Lifers” hijack it, we won’t!

BMD

Saturday, 25 July 2015

25 July 2015. Why Orthodoxy has NOTHING in Common with the Sect Known as “Evangelicalism”

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Read this and this. Both of these stories point up the fact that the “Evangelicals” want to impose their “religion” on the rest of us. The second story points up the fact that they’re not very scrupulous in their methods, either. The Pro-Life Movement has swallowed the false videos completely, without a scrap of critical examination. Now, it’s clear that this movement has no scruples, no morals, no compunction… “Any stick to beat Planned Parenthood”… such amorality and contempt for the truth is not in line with what the Church has ALWAYS stood for. As for ramming one’s religion down another’s throat in the name of “Freedom of Religion”… well, I’m not the only one to find it hypocritical; besides that, it’s illegal in a secular republic. The state doesn’t care what religion or creed you profess… that’s the law of the land. To expect the state to give you preferential status due to your “sincerely-held religious beliefs” isn’t only against man’s law… it’s against God’s Law, too.

It’s time to shut up the loudmouth rightwing asshats amongst us. It doesn’t reflect what the Church teaches and it brings unnecessary shame upon us. We aren’t rightwing crazies. No, we don’t agree with EITHER conventional “Liberals” or “Conservatives” in the American sense. We should stop waving placards and start helping unwed mothers… if a gay person walks into our store, we have the obligation to treat them as Our Lord Christ would have done… with dignity and respect (and, certainly, with no condescension, either). After all, we can choose to follow Christ or Caiphas… the choice is yours… choose wisely…

BMD

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