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Friday, May 3, 2013



May 3, 2013, VOLUME 14, ISSUE 18

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PRESIDENT OBAMA PRAISES PLANNED PARENTHOOD (Friday Church News Notes, May 3, 2013,, 866-295-4143) - On April 26, President Barack Obama praised Planned Parenthood in a 12 minute speech. CNSNews observed that this was “enough time for 7.6 abortions to take place at Planned Parenthood clinics,” since they perform an average of one abortion every 94 seconds. The first sitting president to address Planned Parenthood, Obama said the organization is necessary so that a woman can have “a choice” and can maintain control over her own body, but in reality the choice a woman makes at Planned Parenthood clinics typically involves not her “own body,” but that of a separate person: the innocent baby in her womb.
Obama failed to mention the fact that no woman is forced to conceive a baby. America has never had a more pro-abortion president. When he was a senator in Illinois, Obama staunchly and repeatedly opposed the “Born Alive Infant Protection Act” which would have ensured that if a baby was born during a botched abortion, the baby would be saved. He has also supports “partial birth abortion,” a procedure whereby a living baby’s head is pulled out of the womb and its brain suctioned out before the dead body is birthed (“Why Is Obama’s Evil in Rick Warren’s Pulpit?” WorldNetDaily, Nov. 17, 2006).
Obama mentioned Planned Parenthood’s beginning in New York City, but he failed to say that it originated with Margaret Sangar’s eugenics program to stem the growth of undesirables such as blacks and poor European immigrants. Her slogan was “more children from the fit; less from the unfit--that is the chief issue of birth control” (Diane Paul, Controlling Human Heredity, 1995, p. 20). “She repeatedly referred to the lower classes and the unfit as ‘human waste’ not worthy of assistance, and proudly quoted the extreme eugenic view that human ‘weeds’ should be ‘exterminated.’ ... In her 1922 book, Pivot of Civilization, Sanger ... included an introduction by famous British novelist and eugenicist H. G. Wells, who said, ‘... we cannot make the social life and the world-peace we are determined to make, with the ill-bred, ill-trained swarms of inferior citizens that you inflict upon us’” (Edwin Black, War Against the Weak, pp. 127, 129, 130).
In addition to birth control and abortion, Sanger advocated infanticide and euthanasia. Calling large families “immoral,” she said, “The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it” (Sanger, Woman and the New Race, chapter 5). (For more on this see “Eugenics and Darwin” at
ABORTION RIGHTS INSANITY (Friday Church News Notes, May 3, 2013,,, 866-295-4143) - There is a deep spiritual blindness surrounding the abortion-rights movement. Consider, for example, the move to have anti-abortion laws equated with the torture of women. The United Nations has published a report claiming that nations that fail to allow legalized abortion are allowing the “torture and ill treatment” of women (“UN Report,” Life News, March 8, 2013).
The UN report is based on a 2010 report by the Center for Reproductive Rights, which stated: “In recent years, the Center for Reproductive Rights and other civil society organizations have extensively documented the ways in which abuses of women’s sexual and reproductive rights rise to the level of torture or CIDT [Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Punishment] and have advocated for recognition of the severity of these violations.” In reality, it is the unborn baby that is being tortured and treated with extreme cruelty and inhumanity. God’s Word says, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).
POPE FOR A NEW WORLD (Friday Church News Notes, May 3, 2013,, 866-295-4143) - “Pope for a New World” is the title of a special 2013 edition of Time magazine. The focus is on Pope Francis and whether or not he will be a dramatic change agent in the Catholic Church. The authors of the report call for “profound structural reform,” such as restructuring the Roman Curia, opening the priesthood and other leadership positions to women, abolishing mandatory “celibacy” of priests, allowing divorced and remarried people to take the consecrated wafer of the mass, and relaxing the institution’s position against homosexual “love.”
Since the 1960s and the Second Vatican Council, the Roman Catholic Church has become more “evangelical” while evangelicals have become more Romanized or as least more sympathetic to Rome. It is not difficult to see how this fits into the formation of a “one world church.” Some of the most powerful elements of ecumenism are the charismatic movement, contemporary worship music, and contemplative prayer.
A MAGAZINE THAT IS NOT OUTSPOKEN IS A LITERARY NUISANCE (Friday Church News Notes, May 3, 2013,, 866-295-4143) -The following words by Charles Spurgeon are from The Sword & Trowel, 1870: “This Magazine has not been conducted in a timid, crouching spirit, neither have we pandered to popular tastes. Some of our articles have brought down upon us upbraidings which we have borne without regret. Our reviews, when we have felt conscientiously bound to censure, have cost us many a postal lecture. We are not, however, penitent; we have nothing to retract, but doubt not that we shall sin again; we would not needlessly irritate, but we will not be silent in the presence of error, neither will we bespatter with flattery where honesty demands denunciation.
A magazine which is not outspoken, and is destitute of principle, is a literary nuisance. We use the trowel wherever we can to aid every good cause, but we have a sword also and mean to use it. We expect to receive blows, and therefore when we do we are not overwhelmed with dismay. Christ’s truth is too dear to us for us to flinch from its defense. In the widespread defection which is now so sadly apparent in certain quarters, we see not only signs of coming struggles, but calls to duty, stern and arduous, from which only cowards will desire to be excused. The ancient faith, assailed by foes on all hands, must not lack for champions.” 
NEW LANGUAGE FOR FOR A NEW AGE (Friday Church News Notes, May 3, 2013,, 866-295-4143) - The movement to promote “gender-neutral” language and thinking has entered a new stage in Washington state with the final piece of a six-year effort to re-write state laws. Thousands of pages of legislation have been modified to reflect gender-neutrality. “fisherman” is now “fisher”; “freshman” is now “first-year student”; “journeyman plumber” is now “journey-level plumber”; “penmanship” is now “handwriting”; “signalman” is now “signal operator” (“Washington state removes gender bias,” Reuters, Apr. 23, 2013).
Reuters reports that 10 other states have passed “gender-neutral” legislation and at least 9 others are considering it. Brietbart calls this a “war on the English language,” but it is much more than that. Liz Watson, a senior adviser of the National Women’s Law Center, says, “Words matter. This is important for changing hearts and minds.” Indeed, this is a dramatic feat of social engineering to prepare “global citizens” for the New Age. By the way, we wonder why nothing has been done about those dastardly words “woMAN” and “feMALE.”
CALIFORNIA’S BATHROOM BILL MOVING AHEAD (Friday Church News Notes, May 3, 2013,, 866-295-4143) - In April 2013 the California Assembly Education Committee approved a bill that would mandate schools to allow boys to use girls’ restrooms and vice versa if they identify with the opposite gender (“California ‘Bathroom Bill’ Mandating Schools to Allow Boys in Girls’ Restrooms,” Christian News, Apr. 18, 2013). “AB 1266, also known as the ‘Bathroom Bill,’ would serve as an amendment to the Education Code and would require all schools in the state to comply with its mandates.
‘A pupil shall be permitted to participate in [sexual] segregated school programs, activities, and facilities, including athletic teams and competitions, consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s records,’ the legislation reads. It was approved to move forward in the legislature by a vote of 5-2 on Wednesday. It will likely now advance to the full Assembly, House and Senate for consideration. ‘We were heavily outnumbered by transgender folk, transgender activists, the ACLU and teacher’s unions,’ Matthew McReynolds, staff attorney with the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), told Christian News Network of the hearing that took place prior to the vote.”
CLINTON OMITS “CREATOR” IN CITING DECLARATION (Friday Church News Notes, May 3, 2013,, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “Bill Clinton Omits,”, Apr. 22, 2013: “In accepting the “Advocate of Change” award at the GLAAD Media Awards on Sunday, former Democratic President Bill Clinton invoked the Declaration of Independence as confirming support for homosexuals as being ‘endowed with certain rights’ but omitted the words ‘their Creator’ as the source of those rights.
The Declaration of Independence says, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.’ (GLAAD was formerly known as Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.) In his remarks, Clinton said he felt GLAAD staff, board, and supporters should have received the award ‘because they are the real agents of change.’ ... Clinton said his daughter Chelsea ‘and her gay friends and her wonderful husband have modeled to me the way we all ought to treat each other without regard to our sexual orientation.’ ... Drew Barrymore hosted the event, with Hollywood celebrities as presenters, including Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, Betty White and Leonardo DiCaprio.”
WHERE DO JEWS LIVE? (Friday Church News Notes, May 3, 2013,, 866-295-4143) - Though Jews are still scattered all over the world, they are congregated largely in two countries now. Eighty percent of the Jews live either in America or Israel, divided roughly equally between the two countries. Eleven other nations have a Jewish population of 50,000 or more. Tel Aviv, with 2.5 million Jews, is the world’s largest Jewish city, followed by New York, with 1.9 million. 
AN AMAZING FROG (Friday Church News Notes, May 3, 2013,, 866-295-4143) - The following is from Creation Moments, April 18, 2013: “A rare Australian aquatic frog has one of the most amazing systems for rearing its young to be found in the animal kingdom. If any other creature tried the same method, the result would be fatal to its young. The frog is a species of Australian frog so rare that it only has a Latin name. Once the eggs are laid and fertilized, the female swallows the eggs. Sometimes she waits until they begin to develop. However, once the young are in her stomach, she forgoes eating for eight weeks. After eight weeks, the young, developed frogs emerge from her mouth. Why aren’t the young frogs digested in the mother’s stomach?
Once the offspring are in her stomach, they begin to release fine threads of chemicals from their mouths. Among these chemicals is one that causes the mother’s stomach to stop manufacturing acid. In other words, the tiny young frogs change the mother’s stomach from an organ for digestion into a comfortable, protected nursery. Scientists were amazed at the frog’s system since no other creature in nature is able to do this.”
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