Sunday, October 28, 2012

Minor Medical Setback... Here are Dolphin Videos

Minor medical setback. Last night started hurting real bad, felt nothing like endometriosis pain. My percocet only helped a little bit and not for very long. Called doc this morning, then went to ER. They did some tests and said I probably stretched or tore scar tissue. I knew that I still have endo but didn't know that I had endo on/around my appendix. Real nice folks at West Penn Emergency Room.  Right now I am not feeling very well so I will visit your blogs as soon as I feel better. Plus hopefully I will do my links post real soon. 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Beck Deconstructs Benghazi E-mails Timeline Which Reveals White House ...

The e-mails reveal that the White House knew about the Al-Qaeda linked attacks on our embassy no more than 2 hours after the attacks had started.


New e-mails reveal that the White House and the State Department knew that radical jihadists led the attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya two hours after the attack began. The news contrasts with claims by President ObamaVice President Joe Biden , and other senior officials that the attacks were a result of a spontaneous anti-American protests spurned by an anti-Islamic YouTube video.
“What is happening with Benghazi is so far beyond lying, it is staggering,” Glenn said this morning on radio.
“Now, it is important for you to understand why you can’t accept the little lies, even though this isn’t a little lie. In every single case in my memory, if someone was caught on something that was that wrong, and he’s wrong on so many things from the debate, you immediately just get off it. You may not apologize, but you get off it. Because people will hold your feet to the fire. But no one is holding his feet to the fire.”
“But now we have beginning of the truth on Benghazi. Five days into the Benghazi scandal when no one was saying anything, I presented a theory. It was a Monday. It was the Monday after. It was six days, the Monday after the attack. And I got on the air and I told you exactly what was happening. I told you that this ambassador was involved in running guns, and he was running guns to Al‑Qaeda in Libya. And he was running guns through Turkey into Syria. And whether it was a deal that went bad, I don’t know. But that’s what happened. And the White House knew. That was six days into it.”  CONTINUED 

Here are the emails from Benghazi that were sent to the White House the same day that the attack happened.

Where is the mainstream media - Left Stream Media - truth squad on this appalling and outrageous cover up of who and why the Benghazi attack occurred?  Silent as a church mouse.  This is truly the cover up media, a media consisting of Obama suck ups.  The hypocritical double standard by the lame stream media is staggering and unconscionable. If this was a Republican president the media would be all over this story. Heck the media made mountains out of molehills when George W. Bush was president. The media has so much vested in Obama, is blindly supporting him no matter what and is in essence committing journalistic malpractice just to obfuscate the truth to ensure Obama is re-elected. The media is doing a great disservice to the American people by covering up for the Obama administration. The media has what credibility now? Little to none.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ships, Horses, and Bayonets Oh My!

Romney was asserting that Obama was gutting the military.  The number of ships in the Navy has decreased under Obama.  Bayonets and horses were replaced with better technology, better weaponry, but there has been no talk from the Obama administration of replacing the lost ships with better ones.  Instead Obama responded with one of the most arrogantly condescending asshattery answers.  Obama acted like a small, petty man while Romney acted presidential and mature. Chris Wallace did some fact-checking and in the video below he reveals who was right and wrong on a few of the issues that were touched on in the debate.
During the debate Obama tried to paint Romney as a warmonger.  Romney deflected the paint balls extremely well. He didn't take Obama's fishy bait. Obama's a fishy kinda guy.  The Obama administration failed to get a Status of Forces Agreement.  Mitt Romney was right, Obama was wrong.  Obama's utter incompetence and lying gives people a glimpse into what a shady character he really is.

From Red State: Speaking of Bayonets...

Well, well... what do we have here? A bayonet.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Catholic Priest: "One Mosque in Europe is Worse (More Dangerous) than a Nuclear Plant"

Catholic Priest Issues Stark Warning Against Islam:

His name is Charles ClĂ©ment Boniface (Father Samuel) and was actually born in Turkey as Samuel Ozdemir but rejects that name because he says it was forced upon him by the Turks. In the 1970′s he fled to Belgium because Christians were suffering increased persecution. In 2006, Father Samuel was prosecuted by the Belgian government for words critical of Islam. The trial lasted six years but he was ultimately acquitted. 
Here he is in Belgium earlier this summer, speaking out against Islam at the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA). Notice his qualifications. He says he’s been studying Islam for forty years.

The dhimmis in our own country are forcing us upon a similar path.  I hope citizens will wake up to the threat that political Islam poses to the U.S. and the rest of the world.  Islamofascists do not want to coexist with people of other faiths. They want people of other faiths (or no faith at all) to be treated as second-class citizens. They don't believe in freedom. They want to rule over us and the whole world and they will use violence to achieve their goal. Tolerance must be reciprocal and many who believe in Islam do not reciprocate with tolerance. 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Andrew Napolitano asks What If There Was Tyranny?

Has the United States come face-to-face with tyranny? Do you think that we as a nation have just touched the surface of tyranny - at the beginning of dealing with tyranny - or are we knee deep in it now? In this election it is the citizens time to decide whether they want freedom or tyranny of the government? If Americans do choose a tyrannical government - big government - this election would it be possible for citizens in the future to bring back a return to freedom, small government freedom-loving policies?  Or would are constitution be so torn apart that it would be irreparable?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The President Said " Acts of Terror" in a Lawyerly Weasel Kind of Way

I waited a day for the dust to settle so to speak before I decided to write on the Libya debate question kerfuffle.  

This is the statement that President Obama said in the Rose Garden the day after the Benghazi attack: 

"No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for."

At the beginning of his speech the President condemns the attack calling it "outrageous" and "shocking".  Then a few lines later he goes on to call the attack "senseless" and "brutal".  Then later on his speech Obama talks about the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.  It is after this part of the speech when he states "acts of terror".  Nowhere in his speech did he specifically label the attack on Benghazi as an act of terror.  It is not far off that one make an inference and conclude that when he stated "acts of terror" he was including the attack on Benghazi in that generalized statement since in his speech he was talking about the attack on Benghazi.  But Obama did not specifically call out the Benghazi attack as "terrorism" or "an act of terror".  Obama used the words "acts of terror" in a lawyerly weasel kind of way giving himself wiggle room so later on he could either claim yes I did call the Benghazi attack an act of terror if it did turn out to be a terrorist attack or deny it if the attack didn't turn out to be an act of terrorism.  I would call this political CYA. 

Here are some other opinions on the tenuously heated exchange: 

Politico's Dylan Byers: "After the debate, even Crowley seemed to acknowledge that she had erred."
Even Politico's Mike Allen is questioning Crowley's call.
 Even Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler says Crowley got it wrong: Obama "did not say terrorism."

Candy Crowley did admit both during the debate and in an interview with Anderson Cooper afterward that Mitt Romney 's main point was correct.  The Obama administration went around for almost two weeks claiming that the attacks happened because of some obscure movie trailer on Islam which was posted on YouTube when it was in fact a planned attack which happened on the anniversary of 9/11.  Obama and the rest of his team consistently blamed the YouTube video for causing a spontanious uprising and it wasn't until about two weeks after the attack on Benghazi that the Obama administration admitted that the killing of our U.S. ambassador in Libya along with three other Americans was in fact an act of terrorism. 

In the context of a debate a moderator's job is to monitor the minutes a candidate speaks, tell them time's up, keep the debate moving, to ask the questions, and could be to try and make sure the candidates actually answer the question that was asked.  But it is not in the moderator's purview to make declarative statements as to what is true or false during the debate. She is not supposed to be a "fact checker".  But after listening to her explanation yesterday as to why she reacted the way she did I can sympathize with her feeling like she was dealing with two children who demanded to know who was right. But I still think the correct response would have been to say we will look up the transcript to see who is right and post it on our website later on. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Eagle Freedom Links -- Interview With Thomas Woods on His Book How The Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

I am temporarily changing the format of my Eagle Freedom Links.  While I am doing much better with regards to my health I still get tired more easily than prior to having surgery and am still am in a bit of pain on and off depending on what I do so instead of posting many links I have decided to highlight 5 blogs and post at least two links of each of their posts.

From Catholic Bandita:  What Vatican II Did and Did Not Say about Muslims, Christians, and Jews

In response to my recent article Why Catholics Should Oppose the Building of a Mosque at Ground Zero, some Catholics on the Left took issue with what they call “intolerance” on my part. The Second Vatican Council is frequently cited as proof of my “intolerance“, so it’s important to take a look at what Vatican II said — and what it did not say — in regard to Catholicism’s relationship to non-Christian religions, but specifically Islam and Judaism, in order to shed some light.
Islam Mentioned Only Once, and In a Negative Tone
While Islam makes war on a global level against the non-Muslim world, there are unfortunately many who keep their heads comfortably (for now) buried in the sand or, worse, become apologists for Islam by maintaining that Vatican II recognized it as a legitimate religion. It may come as a surprise to the Left that within all of the documents promulgated in Vatican II, including Nostra Aetate, the word “Judaism” is never mentioned and the word “Islam” is mentioned only once,
…[Muslims] take pains to submit wholeheartedly to even His inscrutable decrees, just as Abraham, with whom the faith of Islam takes pleasure in linking itself, submitted to God.


Catholic Bandita:  Lisa Graas Conversion Story 

From Sentry Journal:  The Big Picture: Joe Biden's Debate Performance accomplished Team Obama's goal

Sentry Journal: Apparently The Buck Stops With Hillary Clinton and Not The President: 

CNN reports that Hillary Clinton has taken responsibility for the assault in Benghazi.on September 11 that left a U.S. Ambassador and three Americans dead.  Check out the below video of the report.

The President, Vice President, and Eric Holder need to see this as a teachable moment in regards to leadership.  Leaders take responsibility for the actions of those under them.  They don’t blame others for failures and they don’t rush in to take credit of the successes of their people.  Although I believe Hillary is doing the right thing, I also believe the buck doesn’t stop with her in regards to this terrible event.  The buck stops with the President and if President Obama had an ounce of integrity he would have stepped up and taken responsibility for the actions of those he has delegated authority to.

From American Perspective:

Malala Yousafazai blogged for BBC at age 11, shot by Taliban age 14 

American Perspective: CA Dem candidate fears Tea Party Congress: 

I attended a bipartisan candidate forum on Sunday at my place of worship, with 2 local candidates discussing national issues. The Republican worked overtime to assure the Californians present that he was really quite liberal, despite being a "fiscal conservative".

The interesting part to me was when those present asked the Dem candidate how she feels about Paul Ryan. How much conservative influence did she think he would wield over the executive branch?

From Conservative Hideout 2.0: Democrat Propaganda Translated: 

You have to love Democrat propaganda, they really try hard to make us all think that they really aren’t race baiting, dependency creating, and class warfare oriented leftists.
Also, as most readers know, I go over my Facebook page daily, and when my friends post an interesting pic, I use it for the Sunday Link post.  But sometimes, I find a piece of Democratic/Communist propaganda that is so asinine, that I cannot resist translating it into reality.  So, here is the image, and the translation follows…  Continued 

From Western Hero: 

Now that the Vice Presidential debate is over and Obama's locked Grandpa Munster back in the White House basement, the focus swings back to the top of the tickets...

Barring a big gaffe, I predict nothing earth-shattering out of this evening's debate. 

Obama's winged monkeys in the press echoed the campaign propaganda blaming The Messiah's dismal performance in the last debate on Romney's myriad lies. 

That's right.  Mitt Romney is not satisfied with firing men and killing their wives, this evil millionaire performed a nefarious denial of service attack on the President's brain, causing the Smartest President Ever to literally lock up.  But not to worry, he had some snappy comebacks... The next day!

I hope the supposed lying comes up this evening, because El Presidente has some problems of his own in that department...  Continued 

Western Hero: Catholicism in the Hands of the People 

Here are a few articles from the net:

Caller says "please move those deer crossing signs"

This is funny but it also should give us pause to question "how could anyone think that way? Be that dumb?"

H/T Augustine1blog 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Thomas Peterffy, a Hungarian-Born Billionaire, Makes Case Against Socialism in Ad

Peter Peterffly's ad is called Freedom To Succeed. This is great news! A person who has experienced the hardships of socialism, came to America to fulfill the American Dream, and is now a billionaire. Now he is promoting freedom and fighting back against socialism in an ad blitz during the few weeks before this vitally important election. God Bless him. 

From Fox News: 

Peterffy -- though not as prominent as perhaps the most famous Hungarian-born billionaire, George Soros -- is the founder of Interactive Brokers and one of the richest people in this country. Forbes lists his net worth at $4.6 billion. He's contributed freely over the years to mostly Republican candidates, including to Romney in his last two presidential campaigns. And he gave more than $60,000 to the Republican National Committee last year.  
Born in Hungary in 1944, Peterffy left for the United States in 1965. In America, he learned English and eventually launched Interactive Brokers in 1993. He lives in Greenwich, Conn.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

From The Other McCain: Lincoln Laughing or Rolling Over in His Grave?

Smitty at The Other McCain has posted a new current version of Lincoln's Gettysburg's Address called Four Score And Five Interruptions Ago...    After reading you decide whether Lincoln would be laughing or cringing and rolling over in his grave.

Four score and five interruptions ago our zany uncle brought forth on this continent a new indignation, conceived in contempt for liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created to serve the state.
Now we are engaged in a soft civil war, testing whether that indignation, or any indignation, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great debate-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a blog post for he who here gave 90 minutes of his life that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should blog this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave man, living not dead, who struggled here, has consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what he did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which he who fought that gasbag has thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from this honored candidate we take increased devotion to that cause for which he gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that this candidate shall not have felt like he died, devoured by a vast, shark-like maw,  in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Swim With a Tiger Cub?

From ABC: 

If swimming with dolphins is not exciting enough for you, how about a tiger cub? A private zoo in Dade City, Fla., is now giving patrons the chance to swim with a Siberian tiger cub.
While it might sound dangerous, it’s a roaring success with customers from as far away as Iceland lining up and paying $200 for just 30 minutes to cuddle, bottle feed and swim with Tony the tiger – a 6-week old cub.
“It’s kind of a limited time that we can do it in Florida. You can only interact with the tiger until they’re 40 pounds,” said Randy Stearns, head animal trainer and president of Wild Things.
When full grown, Tony could tip the scales at more than 1,000 pounds. But for now, Tony can be yours to play with at Wild Things.

Would you allow your kids to swim in the pool with the tiger cub?  Would you swim with one? Do you think it is safe to swim with tiger cubs?  It does sound neato.  I think given the chance that I would swim with a tiger cub.  

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Media Cries Fowl Over Big Bird

The MSM has been going bonkers ever since Mitt Romney said that he would cut funding for everything that we shouldn't be borrowing from China, and specifically mentioned PBS, Big Bird, and Jim Lehrer as a source that would feel those cuts. Brian Williams defended PBS's subsidy on Friday misleading the public by saying that an end to the subsidy would mean an end to children's programming. CNN went into hysterical hype mode on Friday morning making a Big Bird out of a small egg pretending that this was a key debate issue.

Does stopping federal funding of PBS automatically mean no more Big Bird? Seems to be what the MSM - Left Stream Media - thinks. The MSM is acting if PBS loses funding we will see the end of the world as we know it.  Do liberals fear that PBS will meet the same fate as Air America? So in essence progressives are admitting that PBS is unable to hack it in the real world - unable to fund their progressive propaganda on their own.  Private investors wouldn't support Big Bird?  Oh no! The world might see armageddon if Big Bird isn't on TV anymore.  Liberals want us to continue to go further in debt to China over Big Bird.  Why should taxpayers be forced to fund PBS, the Progressive Broadcasting of Sewage? Big Bird is apart of the 1% so he needs to give some of his profits over to PBS for funding so we can start the process of stopping borrowing unnecessary money from China.

This is the problem. If we can't even have a meaningful or serious conversation over such a minor budget issue without having people acting like hysterical loons how the heck are we going to tackle the big stuff?  PBS funding may makeup a pittance amount of money compared to some things but the question should be does PBS really need the funding? Is it possible for them to make up the loss of subsidy with private donations or private investing?  Should they be able to make it on their own or should they be reliant on taxpayers to fund their programming? And if PBS isn't able to fund their own programming don't you think there should be much better oversight on what we fund - no freaking progressive propaganda - only do kids programs which are like the type of programming of learning before the liberal propagandizing days started and simply report the news in a neutral manner without any spin.  Otherwise look to Ted Turner, Al Gore, or George Soros if your going to use PBS to promote a Marxist agenda instead of simply informing the public of news and showing good, wholesome learning shows to children.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Paul Ryan with hard-hitting religious freedom message to 'fellow Catholics'

Religious liberty is a fundamental right of all Americans. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan support every individuals right to believe according to their faith's principles as well as each person's right to live out their faith both in public and in private as outlined in our Constitution, which recognizes this is granted by our Creator.

H/T LifeSiteNews 

Black Americans New Ad Supporting Mitt Romney

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Life's Detour -- A Poem By Teresa Rice

I had a bit of an emotional morning. In the midst of looking for something else I came upon some information on adoption and tears started running down my cheeks.  After I had calmed down and collected myself words just started flowing in a way unexplainable. Here is one of the poems I created. 

Life’s Detour 

A long road I have been on
One that now has taken a bit of a curve
Not the end but a new beginning with truth beside us and light ahead
We know God is with us on our new journey 
We are called to be strong people of faith in both good times and bad times
We follow God’s will as hard as it might be as we forge ahead on our new journey 
We know that with God all things are possible

© 2012 Teresa Rice  This work is copyrighted, as is everything published under my name in this blog and elsewhere.  All rights reserved. Use without permission is prohibited.

Crossposted @ Catholibertarian 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Women Who Have Worked With Romney Set The Record Straight

Some women have some things they want to tell the nation about their old boss Mitt Romney. This same group of women are going across the country talking to women about Mitt Romney.  

Frankly, we were completely, totally, absolutely fed up.  That’s what we told a reporter from the Milwaukee Sentinel today who asked us why a group of female executives are traveling the country telling women about our former boss Mitt Romney.  We were frustrated that so many women were getting a picture of Mitt from the media and negative ads that just doesn't match up with the man we all know and worked with in Salt Lake and Massachusetts.  We’re smart women; we know it’s a big country; and we know we’re only a few voices. But we also know we have insights and stories that women voters want to hear before they make up their minds – so we decided to hit the road and tell as many women as we can what Mitt Romney is really like from the perspective of the women who worked with him every day.
Image Credit: Zumapress

Amazingly, most women don’t know that Mitt had women at his side helping him turn around the Olympics in Salt Lake and fix the economy in Massachusetts.  It doesn’t surprise me because I know how Mitt puts together his team.  He hires the strongest talent he can find, so naturally he ends up with a lot of women.  Mitt says he hires people who will “go through walls” to get the job done; the women who have worked with him over the years definitely fit that description.   I worked with him for nine years and can tell you that my colleagues in Salt Lake and Massachusetts are as talented and incredible as any group of women in America.  

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

ActsFive29, A Group of Pro-Life Defenders, Were Arrested While Praying Outside White House

Okay.... WTH?!? These pro-lifers were outside of the White House on their knees praying in protest against the HHS mandate. According to the Constitution as citizens we have a right to peacefully assemble. I guess not under this despot of a president. Because he treats the Constitution as if it were a piece of trash. His actions have shown that he has utterly no respect for the Constitution. In fact Obama treats our Constitution with disdain and with every action he's shown he wants to undo all our Founders fought for.  So yes, I will call anyone who wants to "transform" America to undo our Founders' vision an anti-American jacktard. And that includes our Liar-in-Chief, the King of all Anti-American jacktards. He and his ilk believe government should have all autonomy over our lives. Obama and his minions are not for either the individual or for groups since you cannot be for one and not the other. They are inextricably linked. They are for having power and control over our lives. And stupid progressive ordinary Joes are handing it to them on a silver platter. They would rather be told what they can and can't do by the government instead of choosing for themselves. Progressives are against choice.

Our Founders fought against a persecutorial King in Great Britain to make sure every individual would not be tread on, recognizing that individuals are granted certain rights by our Creator. With the HHS mandate in place Obama should be known as the new persecutorial King, one who doesn't give a crap about peoples' rights or consciences especially if they disagree with him. He says to hell with your conscience. He doesn't respect differences of opinion. The Left only wants those on the Right to respect their opinions which differ with ours but disrespect us with unfounded accusations, accusing us of being racists, hating women, not caring about the poor, when in fact they fabricate a war on women, the race hustlers take advantage of minorities all for political and personal advancement. The truth is liberals are the ones who promote the abject killing of innocents, both females and males babies in the womb.  Progressives have started the war on our constitutional rights, more recently specifically have waged a war on our right to religious liberty, our right to follow our consciences at our jobs, schools, et al. They can shove their immoral crap all over the place propagandizing kids and whoever else with hurtful stuff encouraging kids to challenge their parents to go behind their parents backs to disobey their teachings on various issues, advocating the undermining of the parental duty as mothers and fathers and that's considered A-Okay. Hell NO!!!  We need to take a stand for the children.  Stop corrupting our children!!! Stop violating our constitutional rights!! No more Mr. or Mrs. Nice Guy.  We need to take a stand for the future of our country. We are called to be civilly disobedient when injustices are involved. Progressives and in particular the Obama administration have perpetrated multiple grievous injustices upon this nation and our citizens and we are called to stand up and say hell no we won't take this anymore and even go to jail for our beliefs. We need to fill the jails across the nation and let these corrupt tyrants across the U.S. know that we mean business and we aren't going to let the Obamanation of America to continue.  Well, that was my rant... here's the story on what happened.

Dozens of people have already been arrested over the weekend for kneeling and praying in front of the White House.
ActsFive29, a group of like-minded, pro-life defenders launched the D.C. prayer rally knowing their members could indeed be arrested, but asserting it’s worth it, because, “The future of religious freedom in America is at risk.”
The group claims Acts 5:29 – “But Peter and the Apostles answered, ‘We must obey God rather than men’” – as their basis for protesting the Obama administration’s Health and Human Services mandate requiring employer-provided health insurance cover birth control measures.
“Obamacare will force institutions, churches and individuals to purchase abortion-inducing drugs and pay for sterilization and abortion in direct opposition to their beliefs, conscience and historic teachings of the Church,” says the group. “With the recent Supreme Court ruling affirming Obamacare, the future of religious freedom in America is at risk and in grave danger of being entirely wiped out.”
On Saturday afternoon, 22 members of the group knelt on the sidewalk in prayer and were arrested by Capitol Police, with the prayer rally (and possible arrests) planned to continue through Oct. 2.
The group says that the only basis for their arrest is that the sidewalk in front of the White House is a “restricted zone” for free speech.
Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life told WND, “We have stood up for life and religious freedom in hundreds of cities. Today we do so at the president’s house. I am delighted to be here.”
The group says that the president is “dictating to Christians how they should live their faith” and that they are taking a stand, while risking arrest for doing so.
Bryan Kemper, director of youth outreach at Priests for Life, told WND that he was arrested on Saturday afternoon for kneeling on the sidewalk near the White House while holding a sign that said, “Stand Up for Religious Freedom.”
“I am here today as a father of seven children who is willing to lose my freedom to protect my children’s future freedom,” he told WND. “I was arrested yesterday when I knelt and prayed holding a sign for religious freedom, and I will kneel and pray again today, risking arrest again.”
He told WND that this issue is vital for all American’s to understand.
“We must take this stand now, or we will have no freedom to do so tomorrow,” he said. “I will obey God rather than man.”
He finished, “The HHS mandate violates God’s law and forces us to sin, and I will not comply.”
Brandi Swindell, National Director of Generation Life, a pro-life group dedicated to mobilizing activists, students, artists, musicians and young professionals to end abortion and spread the message of sexual integrity, told WND that she had a “divine appointment” in Washington today.
“Three of us chose to attend church at St. John’s this morning,” Swindell said, “and at the last minute found out that Kathleen Sebelius, the architect of the HHS Mandate was holding an adult forum between services.”
Swindell told WND that she got the secretary’s attention, and in front of a packed auditorium asked her, “Why are you forcing the American people to pay for abortion-inducing drugs that harm women? It’s a severe violation of religious freedom.”
The secretary ignored the question and left the stage.
Video of the exchange, and the critical reaction of other church attendees, can be seen below:
Swindell told WND that just four years ago she was arrested and deported from communist China for standing up for religious freedom there.
“I stood in Tiananmen Square holding a banner that said, ‘Jesus Christ is King’ and was arrested,” Swindell said. “I never imagined that just four years later I’d be standing in front of the White House risking the very same thing.”
She told WND that she intended to hold the same banner declaring “Jesus Christ is King” in front of the White House Sunday afternoon, and fully expected to be arrested for it.
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, says of the Stand Up for Religious Freedom rally, being held across the street from the White House, “For the faith community, we can never be silent or indifferent when it comes to matters of justice, human rights and religious freedom.”