Lawyer for Catholic Health Intitiatives Tosses out Church Directives in Lawsuit Defense.

In malpractice case, Catholic hospital argues fetuses aren’t people | The Colorado Independent.

This legal maneuver doesn’t  enhance the public image of Catholic Health Initiatives, and you can bet that Obama’s vultures are circling.  It appears from reports that Lori Stodghill lost her life at Thomas More Hospital in Canon City due to a pulmonary embolism which led to a massive heart attack.  Her two unborn babies also died, and  the current lawsuit argues that this need not have happened.  Dr. Pelham Staples, the  hospital’s obstetrician on call did not answer his pager, for reasons unspecified in the reports.

The surprise inside this case is the lawyer, proffering a defense that the babies are not legal persons, and therefore are not protected by Colorado malpractice statutes.  Lawyer Jason Langley argued that the court “should not overturn the long-standing rule in Colorado that the term ‘person,’ as is used in the Wrongful Death Act, encompasses only individuals born alive. Colorado state courts define ‘person’ under the Act to include only those born alive. Therefore Plaintiffs cannot maintain wrongful death claims based on two unborn fetuses.”

This kind of defense is not a good idea for Catholic Health Initiatives for a number of ethical reasons.   It could also cost their member institutions  more in philanthropic contributions than the cost of losing the Stodghill lawsuit.

It also undermines any Catholic objections to the HHS mandate.  Obama’s team must be laughing themselves silly to see such a bad maneuver by this significant group of  ideological opponents.

Is this battle worth losing the war?



The Atheists will Force the IRS’s Hand Against Other Churches

FFRF Sues the IRS Over Churches’ Alleged Political Endorsements |

Atheism is an act of faith.  Its default belief,  without evidence, is  that the universes are self generating and self maintaining – in the absence of the Creator which they deny.

The IRS has been running away from dealing with free speech challenges by over a thousand pastors, on Pulpit Freedom Sunday, probably because they know they’ll lose.

It’s difficult for the IRS  to tell churches that they can’t keep non-profit status if they convey political preferences, with Cecile Richards of the NON- non-profit, Planned Unparenthood, so vigorously supporting and campaigning for the Abortionist in Chief, Obama.

Atheists are getting frustrated at the slow process of compelling complete fealty to the state.  Their Freedom From Religion Foundation, FFRC, is suing to compel the IRS to move against the churches and compel enforcement of the Johnson tax regulation from the 1950s, limiting the free speech of non-profits.

Forcing the hand of the IRS might bring about the early defeat and nullification of these IRS regulations.  It’s what the Pulpit Freedom Sunday Pastors have been hoping for: a chance to win back 1st amendment rights, and beat the tax-man once and for all.


Some Leftists are Unteachable, They Must be Defeated Politically

Gingrich Slams Media on Limbaugh Focus.

With Extreme, brainwashed Leftists such as David Gregory, of Meet the Depressed, there is no compromise. This man has demonstrated that he cannot take in a new idea that deviates from his narrow template of memorized dogma.

Rush Limbaugh has provided a good deal of live air time for conservatives to express the real issue behind the HHS mandate, which has nothing to do with access to birth control, and everything to do with attacking religious freedom of pro-life people.

Click above and read Newt repeatedly explaining that women have easy access to birth control now, and that the HHS mandate is for the sole purpose of forcing religious people to violate the ethical tenets of their faith. Witness the unresponsivness of Dick Gregory, and evaluate whether he could be trusted to present any issues reliably.

This is an issue for people of any faith, since your religion could be next, at such time when it is found to be inconvenient to the aims of the state.

No viewing of Meet the Depressed was required for this article. You can monitor the media on the internet without wasting the time viewing it, and the accompanying ads.

Update: It’s always fun to see different takes on the media personalities and their modes of operation. The Anchoress has an idea that Gregory might be our man on the inside because he gave Newt his minutes of uninterrupted air time.

One of Pharmer’s more interesting radio interviews involved a host who asked the whole line of left-style questions on the pharmacist conscience issue, which is very much the same vein as this whole HHS mandate business. Pharmer did a similar thing as Newt did, and not for the first time. What added the interest is the call back from this man after the interview. His feelings were hurt by the way he had been addressed by yours truly. He said he was really on our side but was playing devil’s advocate. He had been addressed as the actual opposition.
This man seemed to feel that he had to interview as a leftie in order to have media credibility. Your Pharmer told him that he had been addressed in his assumed role, and he should view it as such.
Maybe these are our people on the “inside”. They do what it takes to stay in position. But maybe if they were not so desperate to be getting along on the inside, that “inside”, which carries so much garbage news, would no longer exist.

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O’Donnell: Where is it in the Constitution?

Just do a Search, and find out that Google is not much help on factual news.

Christine O’Donnell debated Chris Coons in Delaware today, and her question about separation of church and state has been mocked by everyone who hasn’t read the U.S. Constitution and the First Amendment.

There is nothing about Separation of church and state in the constitution. The premise of her question is absolutely correct. Go look for yourself.
There is a prohibition against establishing a state church, or a theocracy. And there is protection of freedom of religion. But there is no separation. One does not separate the religion of a person from his activities, since the religion governs the activities.

The lefties are hell-bent to strip us of our free expression of religion, and the little students have been dutifully indoctrinated by their instructors. Widener University Law Students exposed their utter ignorance of the Constitution and the First Amendment, by their laughing response to O’Donnell’s question.

Read the First Amendment for yourself:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

No separation in there.

That idea came from a letter that Thomas Jefferson wrote, Danbury Baptist Association in 1802 and which the lefties have interpreted for the purpose of expunging the free expression of religion. Interestingly, the letter was an assurance that the churches would continue to be protected from encroachment by the government.

Regarding the presentation of Creationism in the public schools: nothing is wrong with presenting that as a theory concerning how we came to be. Evolution is a theory. Intelligent design is also a theory. Pharmer posits them as equivalent theories, because no one has observed either event occurring, and both are studied and pondered as possibilities by both scientists and theologians. Creationism is a subset idea under the Intelligent design concept, which comes from a rather literal interpretation of the Judeo-Christian religious texts. It does not violate the Constitution to present the various theories of how humans came to be. It is, however a violation of the Constitution to give only one theory as educational dogma, as is done by presenting only Evolution (a theory first brought forth by Charles Darwin, who also acknowledged the Creator in his book).

Those of us read Darwin’s book and who are functional in the field of science, understand that a Theory is not Dogma, and is not to be taught as such, or it will not be questioned, refined and improved.

O’Donnell’s religion is Catholicism. It does not propound a literal interpretation of the Biblical Creation Story as dogma. It does, however teach that there is the Creator who made the universe(s) and designed humans in His own image.

Pharmer, a functional scientist who does not fear freedom of religion, recommends this for a holistic public education curriculum:
The Evolution theory should be presented along with the Creation theories of many different cultures. Let’s have some diversity.

It’s very sad that the students at Widener University, and almost all of the mainstream media in the United States are so completely uneducated about our Constitution.

Pharmer of Indiana is donating to the Delaware campaign of O’Donnell, to honor the spirit of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, as soon as they give a mechanism without requiring employer info. Found one!  Sent $ for both O’Donnell and  Angle.

There is a Dire need for the TEA Party and it must continue.

Anti Obama Billboard Removed After Leftie Terrorists Threaten Sign Owner

After violent threats at his business, and then more such calls to his wife from leftie terrorists,  a billboard sign owner removed an anti Obama ad which had displayed in Grand Junction Colorado.

The billboard showed Obama as characters of  issues which his administration has mishandled,  a terrorist, gangster, a mexican bandito, and a homosexual.

The identity of the person who actually created and ran the billboard ad is not given.

Historically leftists hold at least  four top world records for killing those who oppose their views.

Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Hitler………

Supremes Undo McCain Feingold Restrictions

In a five to four decision,  the Supreme Court opened up free political speech to everyone, once again giving special interest groups, and corporations, (and pro-lifers) equal footing with the media and unions.

This naturally has the side most favored by media and unions up in arms, wanting to hold congressional hearings to review the Supreme Court decision, and planning new legislation to put themselves back in the position of advantage.

It will be interesting to see how this opens up the political expression in churches, which was heretofore limited to Jeremiah Wright and the renegade Fr.  Michael Pfleger.  This has been suppressed since the Johnson administration, when the IRS took it upon itself to adopt a new regulatory condition for non-profits.

See the entire  court decision posted at Breitbart’s Big Journalism .