formerly, Abortion is Murder, and, before that, skyp
(stop killing young people)
May, 2017, Vol. 15 No. 1
PO Box 7424, Reading, PA 19603
Editor, John Dunkle
“Contraception” is Murder, a weak, pathetic response to legal murder, is sent out at least once a month. If the gestapo hasn’t jailed you yet for defending the innocent realistically, you either have to tell me you want it or go to the website. Emails are free but snail-mail is free only for PFCs. Five grand for others.
Because I believe we should examine every legitimate means, including force, in our attempt to protect innocent people from being tortured to death, I want to hear from folks who’ve been forceful and from those who defend them. I’d also like to hear from those who oppose the prolife use of force and call it violence.
Prisoners For Christ:
1. Dear, Robert Lewis, CMHIP, 1600 W. 24th St., Pueblo, CO 81003
2. Griffin, Michael 310249, BRCF, 5914 Jeff Atles Rd., Milton, FL 32583-00000
3. Holt, Gregory 129616 Varner Supermax, PO Box 600, Grady, AR 71644-0600
4. Klundt, Zachary Inmate, Flathead County Detention Center, 920 South Main St., Kalispell MT 59901
5. Kopp, James 11761-055, F.C.I. Beckley, PO Box 350, 1600 Industrial Rd., Beaver, WV 25813
6. Lang, Ralph 00605356, Wisconsin Resource Center,
P.O. Box 233, Black River Falls, WI 54615-0233
7. Roeder, Scott 65192, ECF, PO Box 107, Ellsworth, KS 67439 (new)
8. Rogers, Bobby Joe 21292-017, USP Tucson, PO Box 24550, Tucson, AZ 85734
9. Rudolph, Eric 18282-058, US Pen. Max, Box 8500, Florence CO 81226-8500
10 Shannon, Rachelle 59755-065, FCI Waseca, Unit A, P.O. Box 1731, Waseca, MN 56093
11. Stout, Jedidiah 2891752, Greene County Justice Center, 1000 N Boonville, Springfield, MO 65802
12. Waagner, Clayton Lee 17258-039, USP, P.O. Box 1000, Lewisburg PA 17837
Here’s the last issue of year 14:
Heart-lifting email from Africa:
Hello Mr John, I hope this note finds you well. Thanks for the great work you are doing to stand up for unborn and also the Gospel of the Kingdom of God .
I received your News letter and i saw "Prisoners for Christ " are those people in prison? if so i would love to send letters to them and also praying for them, i know it will mean a lot when they receive a letter from Africa praying for them. thanks
E- Director -Africa Life Youth Foundation
p.o box 10489 Kampala Uganda
Terry Hughes writes to his bishop:
Dear Bishop Gruss: Please read the next three paragraphs. If you want more than this summary of my commentary, please read my letter to Irma Lefaive that follows.
Irma Lefaive is the wife of Tom Lefaive, who managed Ted Turner's buffalo ranch in Bad River Valley in South Dakota. They are staunch Catholics. As you know, a materialist atheistic mindset in America now dominates the Democrat Party and the Rockefeller wing of the Republican Party. The Roman Catholic Church in America has been infected by this anti-Catholic anti-life mindset and is in deep crisis as a result. There should be 150 million Catholics in America by now. Instead there are 60 million, which will shrink to 30 million in the next generation and only 10 million attending Mass regularly. Why? Because most Catholics have less than two children and the children they have are not adequately instructed in the Catholic Faith, so they leave in droves when they become adults. As Bishop of Rapid City in South Dakota, your book is intended to address this crisis. I have read your book and my e-mail letter to Irma is my reaction. Here it is for your contemplation.
In a few words, what happened was buildings--bricks and mortar--took precedence over bodies and souls in the Catholic Church. As a result most Catholics lost the Faith and the buildings are now in the hands of "Catholics" who embrace Charles Darwin's account of human origins and destiny and have rejected the Biblical account. Darwin's account is the dominant heresy within Christendom today. Darwinism has been taught to generations of Catholic youth, beginning with Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in the last century.
The Biblical account, focused on Jesus Christ as God Incarnate, is now mostly being taught in brand new Catholic colleges, notably Franciscan College at Steubenville in Ohio, Christendom College in Virginia, and Ave Maria College in Florida. All began with only a handful of students but are growing, while the historic Catholic colleges and universities have become "whitened sepulchers beautiful to behold on the outside but full of dead men's bones and all manner of corruption on the inside" ( Matthew 23:27). So much for bricks and mortar. All were built at great sacrifice by poor immigrant Catholics and their children, and all are now run by Darwinian atheists masquerading as Catholics. Darwinists built nothing for the Church but are now on the payroll with generous salaries and benefits. And from these citadels they corrupt the Church and our children.
This is the context within which my commentary on your book is based. At the end, I recommend spiritual ways to restore the Church that do not depend on material resources. Much of this will already be familiar to you.
Dear Irma: From 4 am to 7:30 am on Sunday morning I read Bishop Gruss' book, Through Him, With Him, and in Him. Around noon on Sunday I phoned Father Garry and asked if he would like to discuss it with me. He would and suggested 5 pm. We conversed for about an hour after he heard my Confession. He told me you were among the laypeople who contributed to the final version of the book, so I should share my concerns with you as well. So here they are.
The thirteen chapters lay out the situation in our diocese as it is and what needs to be done. Each chapter begins with a Biblical reading pertinent to the chapter. This is good. Also the priorities are good, and are promoted to support the core values listed in Chapter 5: Prayer, Stewardship, Solidarity, Mercy, Charity, and Family. All of the behaviors to strengthen our prayer life are indeed necessary. Ditto for all the others.
What is missing are concrete examples. Here I will cite one concrete example that was missing in all six of these core values: Protecting innocent human life from abortion. This year in America, the number of known (many millions are not counted) murdered--yes, murdered--by abortion will top 60 million. That's ten times the number of Jews murdered by Hitler's Third Reich. Planned Parenthood alone has murdered over 7 million, with obscene financial assistance of well over a half-billion dollars every year from federal and state governments, the total boosted every year, financial assistance so great Planned Parenthood is driving out all competition for abortions so now it does over one-third of the killing. Let’s take these “core values” one-by-one.
1. Prayer to end abortion was not among the five behaviors exemplifying prayer. Can you imagine? Praying to end murdering the next generation of Americans by the scores of millions didn’t qualify as needing prayer?
2. Nor was fighting to end abortion mentioned in the six behaviors under Stewardship. It could have been, under "We will be responsible stewards of God's creation." It wasn't.
3. Ending abortion wasn't listed in the six behaviors listed to exemplify Solidarity. First listed is "We will create an attitude of openness toward all people: Catholics, other Christians, people of other faiths and those with no faith." The unborn didn't make the cut.
4. Among the five behaviors to exemplify Mercy, the parable of the Good Samaritan was noted. The man who went down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell among thieves who stole all he had, beat him, and left him to die was saved by a Samaritan, despised by Jews (the "Samaritan" was Our Lord). Here was where babies being ripped to pieces by abortion by the scores of millions could have been cited as those most in need of mercy in our own time. They weren't. No mercy for them.
5. Among the three behaviors to exemplify Charity was "We will protect and defend the dignity of human life in all its stages" (the last behavior listed). That could apply to anyone, from migrant farm workers to men on Death's Row. All good examples, but taken together they don't begin to match the charity denied to the millions being slain every year--ripped to pieces alive--in America's Abortion Auschwitzes (let's call these charnel houses what they are).
6. The nine behaviors to exemplify Family ignores the entire next generation of Americans being murdered without limit by abortionists, with active assistance from federal and state governments, and from all citadels of power: the media, academia, entertainment, the churches, big business, organized labor, "charitable" foundations, and yes, The Roman Catholic Church. That's a pretty big "family" targeting the unborn for death.
May I elaborate on this last point? The Roman Catholic Church in America is the major institution enabling rampant unlimited murder of the next generation of Americans by abortion. How, you ask? Let me count the ways.
In the next issue, May 2, Terry will count the ways the Catholic Church is the #1 reason we continue to murder more than a million young people annually here in the USA.
I often forget to include the source of an article I post, and then I can’t find it.
Recently, anti-abortion extremist, Ralph Lang, 63 years old, was arrested in Wisconsin for planning to kill abortion providers and abortion facility workers at an abortion facility in Wisconsin. Lang was candid saying he wished he “could line them up all in a row, get a machine gun, and mow them all down.”
Rightly, anyone who plans a violent act such as this should be arrested and put safely away in prison. Pro-life advocates do not support this kind of violent activity and do not share the sentiments of individuals who plan or perpetrate them. The pro-life movement is and remains a peaceful human rights movement.
My reaction to Ralph Lang’s arrest is one of great relief. A criminal trial in a court of law will now determine his future. Nearly two years ago to the day, late term abortionist George Tiller was murdered in a Kansas church by Scott Roeder, an action unequivocally condemned by every consequential pro-life proponent and organization.
There are some individuals and organizations who would portray the pro-life movement as being of the same mind as people like Scott Roeder and Ralph Lang. As a result of this recent arrest, some abortion advocates are busy with their same-as-usual ideological finger painting. Below are a few examples of their recent work.
One article on the activist ThinkProgress.org site states that men like Lang “are getting considerable help from their friends in politics.” The idea that a man who takes the law into his own hands has any respect for rule of law or the democratic process is highly implausible if not outright laughable. It’s precisely the detachment from these mentioned peaceful democratic processes of our republic that creates such potentially violent individuals.
On the website OpposingViews.com we find the headline “Right Wing Terror: Ralph Lang Planned to Kill Abortion Providers”. Such accusations are made easily as though killing abortion providers is common practice and a logical extension of Obama’s bitter clinger theory. I remind you of the sensational accusations of right-wing extremism that appeared and were proved false after the violent shooting rampage of Jared Loughner in Arizona.
Lisa Subeck of NARAL noted “It’s clearly shocking anytime you hear anything like this. It’s outrageous that abortion providers constantly have to live with harassment and threats of violence, and when one hits so close to home, I think it’s quite shocking.” Sadly, many prominent pro-life advocates and organizations deal with similar threats every day. The abortion lobby has yet to concede this unfortunate reality as being true.
Teri Huyck, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin says, “Anti-abortion proponents and legislators who vilify the health care that Planned Parenthood provides truly embolden people who think it’s OK to take the law into their own hands.” Such a statement is again, obviously self contradictory. An authentic respect for law does not create lawlessness. No credible pro-life advocate has incited violence of any kind.
Americans who allow the democratic process to unfold peacefully and place their faith in that process with patience, who uphold the idea of the rule of law, are not the kind of individuals, rare as they are, who would take the law into their own hands. Still, some in the mainstream abortion lobby would suggest as much to what they believe is, and what might be, a largely unsuspecting and uninformed public.
Another drive-by headline appeared on The Daily Kos in their “This Week in the War on Women” segment as though violence connected with the pro-life movement was a commonplace every day event. This is a very typical mainstream pro-choice oriented media headline, that presumes much, provides little factual detail or context and is designed to reinforce what they believe is an already commonly held perception.
Everyone supports abortion. Right? Wrong.
Actual reports indicate that Ralph Lang was arrested after his .38 caliber handgun accidentally discharged in a hotel. Police were called after he had expressed concern that someone might have been injured by the weapon. When questioned by the police about the gun, he openly admitted that he had driven more than 100 miles to shoot and kill abortion providers. Fortunately, the entire incident more likely qualifies Lang for being among America’s dumbest criminals, than for being part of any larger pro-life conspiracy.
None of this is to minimize or trivialize the danger posed by isolated and potentially violent criminals. Causes and public issues as such sometimes attract violent extremists who should be dealt with swiftly. While born humans thankfully have legal protection from their attackers unborn children are defenseless. What of the countless acts of violence carried out against them simply for being conceived at the wrong time in the seemingly wrong circumstances?
These regular acts of abortive violence are not likely to be mentioned by any of the above mentioned pro-abortion individuals, websites or organizations any time soon.
Strange article, isn’t it. Sounds as if it’s written by one of those Catholics Terry Hughes will talk about in the next issue.
Jim’s autobiography continues from April:
Looking back i think Mom must have been proud to see her twins up there, in public, dressed up nice, and appearing to be good boys. But come to think about it, all of us boys at Trinity Lutheran were good boys. It was unthinkable to be anything else. Even in school i only remember one or two boys who made the trip down to the principal's office, and they were never expelled, and whatever he told them made them smarten up. Back then, the biggest fear was not the principal, but our dads. We wouldn't dream of doing anything that would make the principal call up Dad with a bad report. I never heard the expression "boys will be boys." Frequently, i heard, "bad boys will be punished" with a quickness. If only modern women would realize how much suffering they have brought upon themselves and their daughters by rolling along with this tiny but crucial difference, eh? What do you think?
We sang in the choir when we got a little bit older. I can still remember Mrs. Mees making a very important point about how the sentence “Breathe on me, breath of God.. .” has a comma in it, a comma which the parishioners should clearly be able to hear.
At Christmas there was as crèche under the pulpit, humble compared to most, but still marvelous. Actually, the Christmas season announced itself before we even got to church. South Pas. was four or five miles away and we passed through the tiny shopping district of San Marino en route to San Gabriel, along Huntington Drive and hanging a right at the Northwood's Tavern onto San Gabriel Boulevard. The San Marino city fathers hung holly wreaths and candles over the street and on the light poles in December, which i always associated with rain, good things, and "the most wonderful time of the year."
At home my mom made felt cut-outs of the three wise men with camels approaching the Bethlehem Star, and put them over the fireplace. I love Christmas and to the present day no matter how tacky the commercial aspect. As long as there is a tree somewhere and music and pictures of snow or Victorian scenes, it’s all i need. We even sang Christmas carols and "We Gather Together" at my grade school.
When i was about twelve we took Catechism class in preparation for Confirmation. The class was taught by Pastor Mees based on Luther's Short Catechism, a small red book. I remember Pastor Mees' discussion of marriage and don't fool around. Catholics are all headed straight to hell on a guided rail. I took this in like i took in algebra and the capitals of the states. What did i know about Catholics?
The catechism class was in a room just inside the back of the church where the sweet alyssum was planted. You could just barely smell it in class, a subtle smell to begin with. We had some of it at home in the side yard where Walt and i dug little canals all the time and flooded them, our own little suburban Venice. I always thought, in both places, that the smell of the alyssum was the smell of the earth itself. It wasn't until years later i discovered sweet alyssum is only where you plant it and the world was pleasant back then because my Mom and Mrs. Mees were two people who went out of their way to make the world beautiful. The world today is not beautiful because people today don't. Know what i mean? Their generation is gone, quite obviously as we look around now.
Of all the spiritual books I've read since then, it’s interesting to reflect that at the time, everything i needed to know about life could be found within the covers of Father Martin Luther's little red book. Without Pastor Mees' living example, his personal faith to go with it, of course, it would have only been a dead letter. When he took your hand or your shoulder and looked you in the eye and said, “Don't worry, Jesus will take care of you,” you knew for a certainly that Jesus would by golly take care of you, like He sat around waiting to hear from Pastor Mees. You had the inside dope.
Pastor was the real deal. (tbc)
And Eric’s White Lies continues from March:
The Negro Project wasn’t Sanger’s first initiative targeted at black people. She had opened a clinic in Harlem back in 1930, with a $5,000 grant from Jewish progressive Julius Rosenwald. In addition to believing that birth control allowed women to escape patriarchy, birth controllers like Sanger were convinced that larger families were the primary cause of chronic poverty in the black community. Smaller families would offer black women the opportunity to enter the work force, increasing family income. Since birth control was already available to middle class white women, the idea was to bring the panacea of contraceptives to poor black women as well.
Harlem’s black liberal establishment had shared Sanger’s sentiments. The Amsterdam News, the nation’s foremost black daily and the oldest black newspaper in the country, had endorsed the Harlem clinic. Sanger was invited to address the congregation of Abyssinian Baptist Church, Harlem’s most influential church. NAACP founder W.E.B. Du Bois wrote an editorial in The Crisis condemning the “fallacy of numbers,” calling the “quality” of the black race more important to its advancement in American society than a high birth rate.108
Du Bois’ editorial was aimed at one particular segment of Harlem, for not everyone supported the Harlem clinic. The so-called Garveyites vociferously condemned the clinic. These were the followers of Marcus Garvey, the black racist who preached that white people were evil and America was fundamentally a racist society. Garvey called on black people to separate themselves completely from whites and eventually repatriate back to Africa. The Garveyites spread rumors in Harlem that the white liberals who sponsored the clinic came to exterminate the black race. Rather than taking the white man’s poison, black women should have as many children as possible, for sheer numbers are the only way to ensure the black race’s survival in America, the Garveyites contended.109
Even though a black physician and a black social worker ran the clinic’s day-to-day operations, the Garveyite rumors persisted. The clinic attracted few black women. After a few years, the Harlem clinic was handed over to the Urban League. It lasted a few more years but eventually closed down in 1937. Altogether, the clinic dispensed birth control to over 4,000 patients, half of whom were white.110
Sanger wanted to avoid the same type of situation with the Negro Project. The experience with the Garveyites in Harlem convinced her that the project had to be staffed from the beginning with black doctors and ministers to quash any potential rumors about the motivation of the clinic organizers. This is the contextual origin of the quote that pro-life activists use most extensively. In a letter to Dr. Clarence J. Gamble, a Negro Project organizer, Sanger expressed her concerns about staffing:
“It seems to me from experience … that while the colored Negroes have great respect for white doctors, they can get closer to their own members and more or less lay their cards on the table, which means their ignorance, superstitions, and doubts. They do not do this with the white people, and if we can train the Negro doctor at the Clinic, he can go among them with enthusiasm and with knowledge, which I believe will have far-reaching results among the colored people. … The minister’s work is also important and also he should be trained, perhaps by the Federation, as to our ideals and goals that we hope to reach. We do not want word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.” [Underlining added]
The underlined portion of the previous quote usually appears alone (sometimes with ellipses), taken completely out of context to make it sound more ominous. (tbc)
Quote of the Day: “I'm prepared to die in jail, if necessary. I can no longer cope with the hypocrisy of praying for life ... and paying for death."
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And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. John 17:3