Right to Life of Michigan has created “Who’s That Senator?” – Episode 1.
It’s not a game! Senator Stabenow’s votes put innocent lives in jeopardy!
Please share with friends and family members.
PLEASE TAKE TIME TO SEND A MESSAGE TO THE GOVERNOR TO STOP THIS INSANITY!
Flip-Flop on Church and State
East Central University, facing complaint, agrees to remove religious symbols from chapel. But after criticism, institution halts the removal.
By Scott Jaschik – July 3, 2017
“East Central University — a public institution in Ada, Okla. — has found itself immersed in a fight over separation of church and state. Last week, after receiving a complaint from Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the university agreed to remove various religious symbols on permanent display in a chapel on campus. But then the university faced strong criticism from politicians and religious leaders in Oklahoma and reversed course. The university has stopped plans to remove the religious symbols, pending a further review of the issues.
“While it is legal for a public university to have a space that can be used by students for religious worship so long as that space is not dedicated solely to that purpose, it is a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to display religious iconography on government property,” said the letter from Americans United for Separation of Church and State to the university. “Please remove or cover the religious displays and items.”
Specifically, the letter cites the display of a Latin Cross and other crosses that are on permanent display in a way that the letter said “communicate[s] religious endorsement to members of the public by displaying religious items or messages.” The letter cited numerous court decisions about such displays.
Initially, the university said it would respond by removing the crosses. But then religious leaders started to speak out, saying it was fine for a public university to display crosses.
Randall Christy, founder of the Gospel Station Network, told The Tulsa World, “It’s time for Christian people to take a stand for our history and heritage. The idea that the cross excludes people is not true — it’s the opposite. The cross represents that all are welcome, that people of all walks of life are loved by God.”
On Friday, the university announced it was reversing course. “We moved too quickly,” said a statement from Katricia Pierson, the university’s president. “We regret not taking time to pause and thoughtfully consider the request and the results of our actions on all of the students, faculty and community members who we serve … This requires a more thoughtful and deliberate approach to the request. That will be our next step.”
Via email, Ian Smith, a lawyer for Americans United, said, “The university has said that they will be taking a closer look and thinking about things. That’s fine — we gave them 30 days to respond, and the letter only went out on the 20th. Ultimately, though, we expect that they will make the same decision since the law is definitively on our side.“
A spokesman for the organization said many public colleges have chapels in which various student religious groups put up crosses and other religious objects during religious services or events. Americans United has no objections to such displays, the spokesman said.”
“It is time for patriots to mobilize and fight back. Appeasement is not the answer.
First, contact the university’s president and politely voice your opinion. Second, contact Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and urge him to fight back against this godless scourge. And finally, the university’s alumni should immediately halt all funding. If they remove the cross from the chapel – we should remove “In God we Trust” from their bank account.”
(Republished article from the Tawas Editorial page)
“This is getting nationwide attention. Where Is Tawas City , MI ?
Actually, it is on Lake Huron and has a population of Just over 2,000!! Go figure.
A Small MICHIGAN NEWSPAPER EDITORIAL…..Short and to the point…”
Kudos to Ken Huber for keeping it simple but speaking the truth!
The number of annual abortions they performed increased from 323,999 to 328,348. Over the years Planned Parenthood’s tax-funding has increased dramatically, along with their abortions. Their clients served and health services continue to decline. Planned Parenthood now performs more than a third of the nation’s 926,200 annual abortions. Learn more at www.RTL.org.
(Excerpt from Cornucopia)
Read Cornucopia’s letter to USDA Secretary Perdue.]
“Non-organic corn and soy, labeled as organic, are flooding U.S. ports, undercutting legitimate U.S. organic farmers, due to the USDA’s negligence. The organic industry’s most aggressive industry watchdog, The Cornucopia Institute, reinforced their call for USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to correct the chronic pattern of gross corruption at the National Organic Program (NOP) by replacing the incompetent management.
Cornucopia’s letter to Perdue follows the release of a new investigation by The Washington Post documenting massive shipments of fraudulent organic grains entering the U.S. from China and Eastern Europe. The May 13 article, The labels said ‘organic.’ But these massive imports of corn and soybeans weren’t, details how easy it has been for exporters to sell gross amounts of fraudulent “organic” commodities to U.S. markets.”
To read the entire article, please click on: https://www.cornucopia.org/2017/05/washington-post-investigative-report-uncovers-massive-fraud-organic-grain-imports/?utm_source=eNews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=7.1.17&utm_campaign=WAPost
Can a sincere Christian, or any person of integrity, participate in politics? And why do politics seem to turn up even in the office, the church, or the family? These and other questions of immediate concern will be discussed in an evening study of First and Second Samuel at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Taylor beginning Wednesday, July 19, from 7:00 p.m. To 8:30 p.m., and continuing for 12 weeks.
The class is unique and timely as it will be led by a statewide elected official, Dr. Richard Zeile (“Dr. Z”), who serves on the State Board of Education, currently as Co-President. The Old Testament books of Samuel chronicle Israel’s shift from a federation of tribes led by judges to a monarchy under Saul and David. David is the traditional exemplar of God’s man in the fields of war and government, and his conduct offers many suggestions as to how the Believer, the sincere adherent of the Christian faith, ought to approach the complexities of war and politics.
Beginning with a basic analysis of politics as any process dealing with conflicting agendas, Dr. Zeile will explore with the class the differing perspectives that give rise to conflicting agendas, the role of loyalties an individual may owe, the ethics of truth-telling and truth-concealing, the creative power of our words in determining relationships, what we praise and blame, integrity, the relation of the divine and the political, of church and state, ethics of war, violence and force, changing social conditions, institutions, and values. These will be illustrated by examples from ancient and American political history. Participant questions and comments are an important part of this class. Various perspectives will be noted and dealt with respectfully, but the class perspective is that of traditional Christianity which regards David as God’s approved exemplar of a political leader.
Attendance at all sessions will be valuable but not mandatory. Participants may register by calling 313.802.1146, but drop-ins are welcome. No one will be called upon to read or speak without volunteering beforehand. This class will meet at the St. John’s Lutheran Church School building, 13115 Telegraph (corner of Northline Road), Taylor. Enter the Northline-facing double doors. Parking is free and cost of the class is provided by St. John’s Lutheran Church, Taylor, a congregation of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.
Dr. Richard Zeile studied political theory at Valparaiso University, Indiana, earned a master’s degree from the Rackham School of the University of Michigan in education, and a master’s degree in church history from the Harvard Divinity School, before completing studies for Lutheran ordination at Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He earned certification as a Specialist in Educational Administration from Wayne State University, and a doctorate in ministry from Detroit’s Ecumenical Theological Seminary. He is the author of several articles in educational and religious journals, Sunday school curricula for Concordia Publishing House, and a study on Detroit school closings in the 1990’s entitled, When Lutheran Schools Close (Lambert Academic Publishing 2014). Dr. Zeile has served as Headmaster at several Lutheran schools, notably at St. John’s, Taylor (2001-214), and Pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Taylor. He was elected in 2010 to Michigan’s State Board of Education where he was elected by his colleagues as Co-President for the 2017-18 biennium. He has served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of State Boards of Education, and chaired their Study Group on Rural Education (2014). Dr. Zeile has taught adjunct courses at Concordia University Ann Arbor in education and theology.
Parental consent before an abortion is an important issue. Without parental consent laws young girls can go to an abortion clinic to have a life-changing procedure without a parent ever finding out.
An overwhelming majority of voters support laws preventing minor teens from having secret abortions. The most recent Gallup poll on the issue found that 71 percent of people favored parental consent laws.
While a member of the Michigan Legislature Debbie Stabenow voted against Michigan’s 1990 law requiring minors to have parental consent before abortion. Since 1990 minor children having abortions in Michigan dropped 79 percent.
In 2013 in the U.S. Senate Debbie Stabenow voted against the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA). CIANA prevents people from smuggling children across state lines to circumvent a state’s parental consent laws.
You can’t give an aspirin to a child at school without parental consent. A child can’t get a tattoo without parental consent. Why would Senator Debbie Stabenow let children have secret abortions or let other adults take someone’s child to another state to have a abortion?
(Source: Right to Life of Michigan)
Below is a list of offices to contact Sen. Stabenow:
221 W. Lake Lansing Road, Suite 100
East Lansing, MI 48823 (Map)
Phone: (517) 203-1760
West Michigan Office
3280 E. Beltline Court NE, Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 (Map)
Phone: (616) 975-0052
Flint/Saginaw Bay Office
432 N. Saginaw St, Suite 301
Flint, MI 48502 (Map)
Phone: (810) 720-4172
Northern Michigan Office
3335 S. Airport Road West, Suite 6B
Traverse City, MI 49684 (Map)
Phone: (231) 929-1031
Southeast Michigan Office
719 Griswold St., Suite 700
Detroit, MI 48226 (Map)
Phone: (313) 961-4330
Upper Peninsula Office
1901 W. Ridge
Marquette, MI 49855 (Map)
Phone: (906) 228-8756
731 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-2204 (Map)
Phone: (202) 224-4822
(e-mail from Hon. Marilyn Musgrave)
“This is a huge deal for the Pro-Life Movement, because this is the first pro-life bill that has been signed into law in 14 years. This law will protect unborn children by allowing states to fund health centers that provide high quality health care for women, not abortion.
SBA List worked closely with bill sponsors Representative Diane Black (TN-6) and Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) – both pro-life champions – to advance this bill through the House and the Senate.
For the first time in decades, Planned Parenthood has seen their stranglehold on taxpayer funding weaken. Title X accounts for more than $60 Million of Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding. States will now have the right to chip away at that funding.
I’m so thankful for you and the hundreds of thousands of other pro-life Americans who contacted their legislators to impress upon them the need to send this life-saving legislation to President Trump’s desk. Your voice makes a huge difference for the babies.
Our next blow to the abortion giant will be to defund them of nearly $400 Million of their Medicaid funding through reconciliation. More on that fight later, but for now we are celebrating a big win for unborn babies that YOU made possible.”
Hon. Marilyn Musgrave
Vice President of Government Affairs